Applefest is Coming!


Applefest is quickly approaching.  If you haven’t already had a chance to sign-up for a time to volunteer at our Pre-Kindergarten fishing booth, please do.  The sign-up sheet is outside our room.  The following times are still available:

10:30-11:00 (set-up)





3:00-3:30 (clean-up)

If you would like to sign up for a time, but are unable to stop by our class to sign-up, please email me with the preference for your time.


Also, our room parents are still collecting donations (either monetary or purchased items) to fill up our class raffle basket.  Each grade is in charge of collecting items for the baskets which will be on view and raffled off during Applefest.  Our annual theme is “Cooking with Kids.”

Clipped from the North News

Here are a few tidbits I pulled from the North News sent out to all parents by Jill Fetzer, Lower School North Campus Director:

Summer Reading Celebration, September 7
Please dress your [Pre-K] child in his or her new WT Spirit t-shirt.


WT After 3: After School Enrichment Programs,
Begin the week of September 10
 Dionne Brelsford, 412-578-7533

The fall 2012 catalog for the City and North Hills Campuses feature more than 40 programs (including 19 new topics and themes!) for students in PK through grade 5. Please take a few minutes to explore the possibilities for after school fun and enrichment with your children! Registration deadline: September 4, 2012. Register early as classes will fill quickly:

Lunch Menu and Order Form
Reminder: all lunch orders are due by 8:00 a.m. on Monday mornings.

Upcoming Events:

September 3
No School — Labor Day

September 6
Parents Night at 6:30 p.m.
[Note: This night is for parents only.]

September 7

Applefest Planning Meeting
at 8:30 a.m.

Dear Pre-K Parents

Just a reminder that Applefest will be held on Saturday October 9th at the North Hills Campus from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  There is still time to bring in your ‘COOKING WITH KIDS’ raffle basket items.  Please drop them off at the school. 

There are still spots available to volunteer at the Pre-K / Kindergarten booth.  Please see sign-up sheet on the door of the Kindergarten room if interested.

Other dates to keep in mind:

  • Saturday October 23rd – All Parent Social Halloween Costume Party 7 PM – 10PM.
  • Friday October 29th – WTN Halloween Parade and Parties 2 PM – 3:15 PM.
    (Note inserted by Mrs. Forst: The PK party will be from 1:00 to 2:00, followed by parade.)
  • Thursday November 4th – WTN Speaker Series ‘Easeful and Joyful Parenting’ 6:30 – 8 PM.

Any questions, comments, concerns, criticisms, self doubts or other related stressors or anxieties, please feel free to contact one of your room parents.  Hope to see yinz at Applefest!!!

Steve Cooper (Zoë’s Dad)

Applefest 2010

September 20, 2010

Dear Pre-K Parents,

Applefest 2010 will be held on Saturday, October 9th, at the North Hills Campus of Winchester Thurston School from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It will be filled with a fun day of games, crafts, music, rides, prizes, and of course, raffle baskets bursting with treasures!

Help us collect items for the WT Applefest Raffle Baskets. Last year’s baskets were a huge success thanks to the outstanding help from WT parents. The Pre-K class theme will be “Cooking With Kids”. Parents are asked to donate related items for the “Cooking With Kids” basket. Please deliver your donations for the basket to the classroom where the teacher will have a spot for collecting the items.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation for a Pre-K room parent to purchase items for you, please send a check payable to Stephen Cooper or Melissa Awais so that it will arrive by Oct 6th.

There is no obligation to participate or a set amount to give. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the phone numbers and or e-mail addresses below.

This year’s Pre-K booth is ‘Fishing for Apples’ that will be shared with the Kindergarten class. Please sign up for a shift on the sheet located on the Kindergarten door. The assignments are in 30-minute intervals and parents are encouraged to have kids work with them! Look for the sign-up sheet for the booth if you did not have a chance to sign-up on Parent’s Night.

Thank you!

Kind regards

Melissa Awais &

Steve Cooper – 724-290-9442 or

WT Pre-K Room Parents Extrodinaires