Fall 2018 Please note important dates in November:
November 5 Last soccer class for Threes
November 6 No School Election Day/ Teacher PD
November 10 Daddy and Me Day at 9:30am
November 13 Last soccer class Fours
November 19 Last cooking class for Threes
November 20 No Lunch Bunch or cooking
November 21-23 No School Thanksgiving
Fall 2018 Please refer to the calendar for December events.
Fall 2018 We celebrated our first holiday in Morrill Hall with the newly completed Noah’s Park! It was such fun to see it decorated and the children dressed up for their big day! Thank you to Christine Gorman and Jessica Knowles for organizing and all the wonderful volunteers who put this event together!
Fall 2018 On November 1, the Fours and Pre-K classes were introduced to Frances, the Pastoral Pup for St. Mark’s church. While she won’t begin her official duties until April, Frances will be on site while she continues her training. We plan to visit her in the Church Office in small groups as children express interest.
Fall 2018 After all the excitement of this week’s festivities, the children enjoyed some restorative yoga. They grew from seeds into trees as the teacher led them in a story through yoga sequences.
We had our annual visit from the New Canaan Fire Department to talk about fire safety. The children especially loved seeing a firefighter go up the ladder!
Friday June 3, 2016
It is with great excitement that we announce the appointment of Prisca Spitz as the next Director of St. Mark’s Preschool, effective June 15, 2016.
Mrs Spitz has superior credentials, and we believe she will be a great leader of our school. She has worked in administrative and teaching capacities with preschool, elementary, and middle school students for twenty-three years. Mrs Spitz's educational philosophy aligns fully with the warm, nurturing, play-based environment at SMP, where we raise up the whole child–mind, body, and soul. She believes that children thrive in an environment with trusting and caring relationships between school and home. Gentle boundaries, thoughtful routines, and caring adults all create a nurturing program for young learners.
Mrs Spitz graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from the University of Connecticut. In addition, she has an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College at Simons Rock and holds both a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and a Master of Science degree in Business Leadership from Manhattanville College.