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MIPA is migrating from our BigTent platform to Membership Toolkit this fall. All current members and new members will need to create a new account on Membership Toolkit. We apologize for the inconvenience but Membership Toolkit will be a improvement to our previous platform as it can house all of our group news, calendar of events, and member database, and registration all in one central location.

 

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Why Join MIPA?

ENHANCING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH KINDERGARTEN

Benefits of membership include:

  • Playgroups:  MIPA playgroups form every year based on interest. Playdates are held at members’ homes and at parks in good weather.
  • Family Socials: Organized meet-ups of families and kids at various parks, locales and homes 
  • Adult Socials:  Join us for fun and educational adult social events throughout the year – MIPA Speaker Series, Book Club, Moms’ Night Out, Parents’ Night Out, and Holiday Party!
  • PTA Legislative Updates:  Keep up-to-date via member meetings and newsletter updates on what is happening in the legislature regarding our children’s education.
  • Discounts:  With your MIPA membership card, you can receive discounts on products and services from many local businesses. 

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Please join us as continue our intergenerational partnership with Aljoya! The Aljoya residents are excited to host our children for a harvest festival-themed morning including stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and games.  Depending on weather, the event may be held indoors or in Aljoya's beautiful garden area. Note that there is limited guest parking in the Aljoya garage- please build in some extra time to find nearby street parking.

 

Date: Saturday, October 6th

Time: 10 to 11:30am

Location: Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island

 

 Who: Children birth through preschool and their parent(s). The activities will be more age-appropriate for preschoolers, but younger children are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 


PlayGROUPS ARE FORMING!

We are looking forward to forming our playgroups for the new school year! As many of you know, playgroups are one of the most rewarding parts of being a MIPA member – a great way to form friendships for your children and yourself! 

If you did not already sign up at the meeting last week, please send me the information below at sarahsmithsiler@gmail.com by SEPTEMBER 26, and we’ll work to get the groups going as soon as possible. We are also looking for leaders, which is a fun and easy way to get involved in MIPA. The role is simply managing the hosting schedule. 

-Your name
-Child’s name
-Your email
-Child’s DOB
-Days you can play (M,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa,Sun)
-AM or PM
-Interested in leading?

Let me know if you have any questions at all and we’re looking forward to another great year of playgroups! 

 

 


 

 

 

Bring A Friend to Barrels Wine Bar for a Moms' Night Out

 

Tuesday, October 9

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Barrels Wine Bar

7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107, Mercer Island, Washington

 

Gather at Mercer Island’s newest hot spot, Barrels Wine Bar, for a special moms’ night out with the Mercer Island Preschool Association. Barrels will have a selection of wines to purchase by the glass and a variety of delicious appetizers will be provided.

 

We’d love to see MIPA members and also new friends! This event is open to all so please share and bring somebody new to join the fun.

 

Barrels has also given us another reason to sample their delicious wines: they will donate a portion of the proceeds back to MIPA. Thank you, Barrels!

 


MIPA Book Club

 

Book Club is an informal social gathering welcome to all members whether or not you've finished or even started the book! Meetings typically take place the 3rd Thursday of the month in a member's home.

 

Please contact Sarah Siler to be added to the Book Club email list and for the address where this Book Club will be held. 

 


 

Toy SWAP is coming soon!

 

Buy, Sell, Shop, Volunteer! 

Clean out your playroom and donate to MIPA's biggest fundraiser. 

See our  website for more info on drop-off dates/rules and to volunteer. 

 


 

Sponsors

MIPA is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:

MVP Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

 

Stroum Jewish Community Center


Bronze Sponsors

Dr. Carrie York, DDS

Mercer Island Eyeworks

Lewis & Gibson Dentistry