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The Office of Academic Challenge and Enrichment and CALA offer monthly meetings and workshops around issues of advanced learning.  All CPS parents and educators are welcome to attend. If you’d like to suggest a topic or recommend a speaker, please contact Paula Feynman, CPS’s Academic Challenge Program Manager - your ideas are greatly appreciated!

Here are upcoming events:

Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:30pm-8pm
Parent Advisory Group on Advanced Learning (PAG-AL)
The Parent Advisory Group on Advanced Learning is a parent-led group dedicated to having a positive impact on programs in our district, provide valuable activities for parents, and add an important voice to our school district’s dialogue and decision making. All are invited to: Meet with other parents to share experiences and offer mutual support; Learn from free workshops on topics requested by parents; Understand the mechanisms CPS has in place to support students with advanced learning needs; Join our parents-only email support list, to ask questions and share resources; Voice your concerns about issues affecting children with advanced learning needs in CPS.
The November 10th meeting will focus on parents’ reporting on what worked for students last year, and what their needs are for the coming year.
1st Floor Conference Room, Cambridge Rindge and Latin HS, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30-8pm
CPS Math Initiatives
Learn about our new K-8 curriculum. Presented in conjunction with the STEM department.
Free and open to the public. Childcare is provided.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin HS, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, signs will direct you to the workshop

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:30-8pm
CALA Board Game Night to Get Families Together
Social and emotional connectedness and skills can be a challenge for some children with advanced learning needs.  Bring the kids and their favorite board game (not screen-based!) for a friend-making opportunity.
Free and open to the public. Childcare is available.
Location TBA, light refreshments will be provided

Wednesday, February 11, 2014, 6:30-8pm
Free Enrichment Resources
What organizations are offering fantastic programs free of charge? Come find out!
Free and open to the public. Childcare is provided.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin HS, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, signs will direct you to the workshop

Wednesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30-8pm
Social/Emotional Needs of Advanced Learners
What are the needs and how do we work together to support our students?
Free and open to the public. Childcare is provided.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin HS, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, signs will direct you to the workshop

Wednesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30-8pm
Year End Transitions Information on Acceleration and Assessment
If you need a transition plan for your child, for moving into the next school year, bring your folder of notes, and get guidance in what to write up, and how to communicate with your child’s new teachers.
Free and open to the public. Childcare is provided.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin HS, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, signs will direct you to the workshop

Meeting and Workshops are 6:30–8:00pm At the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway In the Media Café – signs will direct you