Thursday, October 5, 2017
Pastor Martha blessed our new Sensory Garden with the Threes and Fours classes during our first Chapel of the year.
Tuesday, October 10 Both of the Threes classes went on their annual field trip to the New Canaan Nature Center for apple cider making. The children enjoyed picking apples and seeing how they are made into cider. Of course, tasting was the best part!
Monday, October 30 The SMP community gathered together for the annual halloween Parade and Party. This wonderful event was hosted by parent volunteers and organized by Christine Gorman and Domenica Monaghan. Morrill Hall was decorated with spooky spiders, made cute by an individual picture of each and every child in our program. Many thanks to the participants who made this a special day!
Fall 2017 We harvested our pumpkins from the Gospel Garden with Brian Hollstein to get ready for fall.
Fall 2017 Our annual visit from the New Canaan Fire Department was postponed due to the department needing to attend to a real fire! Luckily, we still got to see two firefighters on their way to another location and a visit from Apollo, the rescue K-9. We hope to reschedule with the fire department when things settled down a bit!
The Pre-K class focused their projects this fall on homes. They learned about different types of homes, drew their own homes and then created a three dimensional neighborhood (pictured here).
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.