Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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CHOICES Chapter – Lord of the Rings Discussion Group

The MCGT CHOICES Chapter is pleased to announce another virtual opportunity to connect with others in our community!  

Calling all Lord of the Rings Fans!  Have you ever wished you had like-minded friends who love The Lord of the Rings books as much as you do?  If so, this group is for you!  We will have a monthly ongoing discussion about all things LOTR related!   

This discussion group will be led by David O’Neill, a volunteer parent from our chapter – thank you David!  This class is free for members of the MCGT CHOICES Chapter (please see how to join below).  

Dates and Time:  The fourth Monday of February, March, April, and May starting on Monday, February 22nd at 7pm 

Ages:  Students may be 8-14 years-old. Parents may attend with their child if they desire.

Instructor Bio:  David O’Neill was the kid in school who kept getting in trouble for reading during class. He is now a father of 5, who enjoys telecommuting to his computer programming job since it allows him to be more involved in homeschooling. He is excited to share his love of books with the next generation.


1) To register your child, please verify that you are a current member of the CHOICES chapter of MCGT. You may join MCGT and the CHOICES chapter for $40/year at https://mcgt.net/joinIf you are a member of MCGT but belong to another chapter, you may add the CHOICES chapter for $18/year by contacting Jennifer Farner at info @ mcgt.net (without added spaces).

2) Please verify that your child meets the age minimum in February. All of the students registering are gifted and will be working 1-3 years ahead in their curriculum.

3) Email Chrissy Wirtz (CHOICES Technology Chair) at chrissy.wirtz @ gmail.com(without added spaces) with your selected class or classes, child’s name, age, and the name listed on your CHOICES membership.

4) Once registered, Zoom login information will be sent to the associated email address.