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Watchung Cooperative Preschool

If you haven’t brought in your contributions yet since the new year, we are asking all families to contribute a roll of paper towels, a package of baby wipes, a package of Clorox wipes and a box of tissues. 

SUMMER CAMP – Summer Camp sign-ups will take place beginning March 12th. Information and Registration Forms will be available on our website, as well as handed out in your child’s cubby. Reserve your spot for our fantastic summer camp program which runs June 18th -July 27th. Limited space available.

If anyone would like experience a short-term pet over a weekend (the kids LOVE it!!), consider taking our beloved class pet Pearl. Please speak to Mary Szubiak (Family Jobs coordinator and Ben’s mom in DPK) regarding this opportunity. Her email address is listed below in the communications section.

Upcoming Events

  • March 2nd 9am—Schoolwide Green Eggs & Ham Celebration
  • March 9th 7:30-10:30pm—Spring Social and Silent Auction (LAST CHANCE to buy your tickets now. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS/ATTIRE). Also don’t forget to contribute a bottle of wine to our wine wall. There is a box in the office! We ask for wine around $20. At the event visit the wine wall to buy a chance to several NICE bottles mixed in with our donated bottles.
  • March 21st 6:45pm—Full Board Meeting
  • March 21st 7:30pm—Local Kindergarten Parent’s Meeting (Coop Alumni from different area elementary schools will be present to answer questions)
  • April 11th 6pm—Bedtime Story Hour
  • April 25th 7:30-9:30pm—Parenting Workshop (Details coming soon!! Date may change and an additional date may be added. A lot of parents requested a parenting workshop so be on the lookout for further details!)
  • May 7-11th—Teacher Appreciation Week activities (more details to come)
  • May 14th 9am—Mother’s Day Tea
  • May 18th 12pm—Gruffalo Play Field Trip (SOPAC); Details to follow
  • June 1st 9am—Father’s Day (Breakfast for Creative; Donuts for Dads for DPK)
  • June 7th—DPK Celebration
  • June 8th—School-wide End of Year Picnic


School Closures

  • March 29—April 6th—School closed (Teacher In-service, Good Friday, Spring Break; school reopens April 9th)
  • May 28—School closed (Memorial Day)


Thank you to the Ahmed and Branitz-Lenhart family for planning, organizing and executing a great pizza party. The kids had a blast!


As always, if you have questions, concerns or (most appreciated!) compliments regarding what is happening in the classrooms, please reach out to your children’s teachers or the school director. They will be able to answer all your questions or point you in the right direction. The director/teachers should be your most helpful information source regarding your child’s development. Remember to let the teachers know if there are any changes at home or if you will be going on vacation or planned absence.

Christi Porter (DPK Teacher and Director):
Anneliese Scherfen (DPK Teacher):
Marianne Robertson (Creative Teacher): 

If you are interested in or have questions about enrolling for the 2018-19 school year (it is filling up VERY quickly), first please check our website (CLICK HERE). This a great resource with a lot answers you may be looking for, including registration forms and tuition rates. If you have further questions, please contact our VPs of Enrollment:
Jade Newkirk & Jocelyn Gottlieb:

If you have questions about tuition, please reach out to the Treasurer (Accounts Receivable):
Allyssa Tzavlakis: