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Nov. 12 Seattle Mini-Ms Playdate

We’ve just sent out the Evite with details about our next Seattle Mini-Ms playdate, which will be at the Burke Museum. (It’s “Meet the Mammals” Day at the Burke and mammal costumes are encouraged – grrrowl!) If you’d like to join us, please email mensawwgyc@gmail.com to be placed on the Evite for this event. Hope to see you there!

Program on Hold

Hi to all who have been attending our program, and to those who are interested.

It was a hard decision, but I have decided to leave my volunteer officer position as Gifted Youth Coordinator in order to focus my time on my family, so the program is on hold until a new coordinator can be found.

The November 12th Mini-M’s playdate will continue as planned.

The November 19th playdate and the December 10th Family Games night party are cancelled.

If you are a Mensan, please consider the possibility of becoming the next coordinator.  We made great progress this year with our start-up program, and I think there are so
many great things that this position can do for gifted youth.  More information will be coming-out in our local December newsletter, so watch your e-mail and/or mail boxes.

I have really enjoyed meeting you and your families and having a great time learning and playing and wish you all the best in the future.

Amanda Humann

Pumpkin Patch/ Fall Farm Visit 2011 E-vite Sent Today

The e-vite with details on where we are meeting went out today for the next Mini-M’s playdate this weekend.  If you would like to be included, please e-mail your interest to gifted@mensaww.org to be placed on the e-vite for this event.

Summer Camp Already?

One of the local resources for summer programs for gifted kids is ready for registration for 2012.  Summer Institute for the Gifted offers a day camp option, and recently added programming for kids as young as four years old.  Check it out at http://www.giftedstudy.org/day/overlake/admissions.asp .


Puget Sound Private Gifted School Admission Info

Thinking about the 2012–2013 school year? Wondering if one of the private gifted schools is right for your child? Fall is the time to attend an open house or schedule a tour of schools you’re curious about. A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Tours are by reservation only and often fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long to sign up. Tours are usually for parents only.
  • Applications are usually due in mid-January.
  • Keep in mind that many of the application forms for these schools are quite lengthy, and letters of recommendation and test scores are often required. Get an early start so you’re not left scrambling at the last minute!

Here’s a rundown of the basics. Do let us know if there’s anything we’ve overlooked.

Bellevue, WA
Grades: PS–3
Open house: Does not have an open house.
Tours: Tours are scheduled by appointment. Call (425) 747-4775 to schedule a tour.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Evergreen School
Shoreline, WA
Grades: PS–8
Open houses: Upper Division (grades 4–8): November 1, 7:00–8:30 p.m.; Primary Division (grades PS–3): December 10, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Tours: Parent-only tours are scheduled on specific schooldays November to mid-January. Call (206) 364-0801 to reserve a space.
Application deadline: January 12, 2012

Open Window School
Bellevue, WA
Grades: K–8
Open House: Saturday, November 19, 1:00–3:00 (parents only)
Tours: Parent-only tours are scheduled on schooldays November to mid-January. Call the school office to reserve a space: (425) 747-2911
Application deadline: January 19, 2012

Seabury School
Tacoma, WA
Grades: PK–8
Open house: Usually January or February.  Check their website for updates.
Tours: Lower School (PK–5): Tuesdays, 9:30–11:00 a.m.; Middle School (6–8): Thursdays, 9:30–11:00 a.m. Call the Lower School office at (253) 952-3111 or the Middle School office at (253) 604-0042 to reserve a space.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Seattle Country Day School
Seattle, WA
Grades: K–8
Open house: November 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Tours: Parent-only tours are scheduled on specific schooldays October to mid-January. To reserve a space, complete a tour-request form, available at http://www.seattlecountryday.org/admissions_visit.html.
Application deadline: January 12, 2012

University Child Development School (UCDS)
Seattle, WA
Grades: PS–5
Open house: None scheduled at this time
Tours: Parent-only tours are scheduled on specific schooldays October to mid-January. Call the Admission Office at (206) 547-8237 to reserve a space.
Application deadline: January 12, 2012
Note: UCDS only considers the first 300 applications they receive. While UCDS is not a school for gifted students per se, they do use IQ scores in their admission evaluations, and some parents have found the school to be a good fit for gifted children.

Planning is Underway for Family Game Night

Save the Date! We are working on creating a family winter game gathering for all ages in the early evening on December 10th, 2011. We are currently searching for a free (keep in mind we are volunteers and have $0 budget) indoor location to have our party which could become very large in size and will require multiple tables. If you have any ideas for locations, please let us know at gifted@mensaww.org.

Come to October 2011 Mini-M’s Events

Spotted on a bumper sticker:

“The best thing to spend on your child is time.”

Come spend some time on your child with Mensa- we’re putting together our e-vites for our October Mini-M’s playdates.

Scheduled events are in Seattle on October 8th, 2011 for a visit to see the puppet show production of Jack and the Beanstalk via Thistle Theater, and on the Eastside to enjoy a visit to a pumpkin patch (to be named in the e-vite) on October 22, 2011.

Please send e-mail to gifted@mensaww.org to express interest and be put on the e-vite.