April The Fours classes had a lesson about opera with an opera singer! Kim LeDone taught the children about different languages that opera is sung in, high and low notes, and different emotions portrayed through opera. It was a real treat to hear her sing some pieces from Figaro.
April The four year olds have become such great friends this year! Below, the children brought in pictures of themselves as babies and now. They have all been trying to guess the right pictures to match! They also drew pictures of what they want to be in the “Past, Present and Future” unit.
April Critter Caravan visited our school this week. Who knew chinchillas love to jump, even off off Mrs. Spitz’s head!
April The Fives finished their project theme “The Human Body” just in time for spring break. They toured the Fours and Threes classes to show them the body suits they created, complete with inflatable lungs (plastic bags with straws attached)!
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.