Association for Bright Children
Winter is a Wonderful Time to Connect!
Many creatures hibernate during these winter months, but not us! We've been planning ways you and your children can connect with families who share your questions, interests, and goals. Here's what we're planning so far:
First Lego League Junior teams meet every Saturday @ 10 am
[SUN-31] Games Day at the Cardboard Cafe @ 1 pm (see details below)
[TUES-23] Exploring the Stars Event at the Cronyn Observatory @ 6 pm (see details below)
[SAT-27] First of three parent seminars and kid social @ 2 pm
First Lego League Junior meets Feb 20 & 27 @ 10 am
First Lego League Junior meets March 5 @ 10 am
[SAT-9] Second of three parent seminars and kid social @ 2 pm
[SAT-9] Parent meeting to explore FLL teams for kids 9-13 for 2016 @ 3 pm
[SAT-7] Third of three parents seminars and kid social @ 2 pm
Parent Education Seminars - Registration Open!
- hesitate to speak-up or struggle to find the right words to address your child’s needs?
- feel conflicted about if and how you should talk to your child about their giftedness?
- sometimes feel like you’re bragging or making excuses when talking about your child?
- find others cannot relate to your parenting experiences or even belittle your struggles?
- long to talk about your parenting challenges, but fear no one will understand?
If this sounds like you, then you will enjoy this education series intended to help you understand giftedness, what it is, what it isn't, and what you can do to help yourself and your child.
Full details about each of the seminars offered and registration for the sessions where you can learn more about your child(ren) and they can have some fun with ABC friends is available here.
Sunday, Jan. 31st, 1pm
114 Dundas Street
For a listing of just some of the games on site, click here.
To register, please email your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it using Paypal at paypal.me/bethmai. Be sure to choose "send to a friend" so that I don't get charged a fee for receiving the payment.
Exploring the Stars: The Big Bang
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 6pm
Cronyn Observatory, London, ON, Canada
How did the universe start? Where did it come from? Scientists agree that the Big Bang Theory is the best explanation we have so far! We will first put the size of the universe into perspective, and then discuss where the Big Bang Theory came from and what evidence we have for it. What about the end of the universe? We talk about these possibilities too!
After the presentation, participants will have the chance to participate in a tour of the observatory, including the telescopes. To learn even more about telescopes they can build one from a small, reusable kit, that are the same size that Galileo used to find the Moon's of Jupiter and view Saturn's rings! Participants will learn about optics and how each lens does it's job to create a sharp, magnified image. Find out what's really important when looking for your own telescope.
Exploring the Stars is a public outreach program run as a partnership between the Department of Physics and Astronomy & The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
There is no cost to participate in this event. Public parking is available for a fee in the lot adjacent to the Cronyn Observatory. Details can be found at this link: http://physics.uwo.ca/community/cronyn/cronyn_parking.html
Events in the Community
Discovery Western also runs summer camps for boys and girls grades 2-8.
Go CODE Girl for grades 7-11. Event at Western on February 27: Registration opens in January: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/dw/clubs.html
Kangaroo Math Challenge is March 10, 2016. Registration opens in January.
Spelling Bee of Canada registration is now open.
Western Engineering Summer Academy (WESA) is for students in grades 9-12 looking for a challenge. Registration opens late January: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/academy/index.html
Special Education Advisory Committees
SEAC meetings are open to the public. Click here for a list of SEAC meeting dates for 2015-2016 in TVDSB and here for LCDSB. If you want to be informed of opportunities arise to give input about special education, click here to subscribe to TVDSB's mailing list. If you would like to connect with the SEAC representatives for the Association for Bright Children in London, please email us at email@example.com.