Another school year has come to an end for the preschool here at St. Mark. It was a great year. We did lose Sandy Bowman, one of our Teacher Assistants, in the middle of the year, but we were able to find an excellent replacement in Stef Reid. Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to Jean Grader, one of our 4’s Teachers, as she has retired to spend more time with her family. She will be missed. Miss Idonia Klunk will now be the 4’s Teacher along with being one of the 3’s Teacher Assistants. I know she will do an outstanding job leading the 4’s class.
As a result of the retirement of Miss Jean, we needed to find a Teacher’s Aide for the 4’s classroom. We are excited to announce that we have partnered up with Hanover High School’s Senior Work release program to fill this position. Senior, Destiny McKinsey will be our 4’s Teacher Aide this coming school year. This will be an excellent opportunity to mentor someone who wants to work with children, and it will give us a different perspective in the classroom. We are looking forward to a great year.
Presently, both of our classes are full for next year. It is wonderful that we will have full classes.
The entire Preschool staff would like to thank everyone in the congregation for all their support this past school year. With your help we were able to raise $533.26 for our scholarship fund through the Giant A+ program, and $729.60 (including a $30 donation) with our Joe Corbi Sale. We raised $359.97 with our GoFundMe fundraiser and $469.90 with our Santa Letter Fundraiser. With the help of that money, we were able to purchase some much-needed items for the preschool including a portable backpack/coat rack, a mailbox organizer for the 4’s class, an I-pad, a basketball hoop, carpet for the 4’s class, 2 sandboxes, a tricycle, and 2 shelving units for our storage room.
In July the Preschool will be collecting donations for various supplies for the upcoming school year. A list will be provided. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for all of your support,
Allison Wentz, Director/3-Year-Old Teacher