Springfield Day - April 29, 2009
Sponsored by the Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Mark your calendars and plan to join hundreds of gifted and talented children, their parents, and their teachers from across Illinois for Springfield Day 2009 in Springfield, our state capitol. Last year over 1,000 parents, students, and teachers participated and the state funded $2 million for gifted education.

This is the first time in five years that any amount was funded for gifted education. Our collective voices were heard! We will be going to Springfield again to make sure we continue to receive funding and to increase the funding level to help more teachers and students.

Meet with your legislators to share with them the need for funding for gifted education. Also see law-making in action, meet other families of gifted children from across the state, visit historic sites, and more. Please register and join us!

Read an urgent message from Dr. Sally Walker, Executive Director of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, asking for your participation.

Contact Jill Ko, state Springfield Day organizer at (630) 978-2327 to register or to receive more information. Click here for an Organizing Packet that contains information to help you organize your trip.

Download and print this year's program or get the Spanish version here.
Information for PACE Oswego 308 School District Families
PACE 308 families can register online here. After you register, Tom Griffin, PACE Springfield Day organizer, will contact you with more information.

If you have questions about PACE's trip to Springfield, send Tom an e-mail.

Check out photos from the 2008 PACE Springfield trip here.