St. Mark Preschool


Welcome to St. Mark Preschool

We are happy that you are sharing your child with us and we hope that his or her preschool experience will be an enjoyable and meaningful one.  Working together we can help your child develop his or her full potential.


St. Mark has a long history of preschool education for young children dating back to the late 1940s.  It started as a Kindergarten, then a nursery school, and now a preschool.  We renewed our commitment with a new beginning in September 2003 with the opening of a preschool for three and four year olds.


St. Mark Preschool admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Our purpose is to introduce your child to a friendly, safe, and non-competitive learning environment where each child can become self-confident and enjoy learning. We also stress the nurture of beginning relationships away from the family structure. While providing a learning experience, we plan to give your child opportunities to associate socially with other children and to learn to relate to adults other than his or her parents.


We offer classes for both 3-4 Year Olds and 4-5 Year Olds.

Our Location

St. Mark Lutheran Church

129 Charles Street

Hanover, Pa 17331

Contacting Our Preschool

Preschool Email:  stmarkpreschoolhanoverpa@aol.com


Registration News

If you are interested in our preschool or learning any other information, check us out here online or email Idonia Klunk at stmarkpreschoolhanoverpa@aol.com


Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Began January 1st for Families Who Have Previously Enrolled In Our School.


Registration for New Families Begins on February 1st.


Registration is on a first come first served basis. 


Currently we have openings ONLY in:

3 year old Monday and Wednesday morning class.

& 4 year old Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon class. 

​​​​​​​All other classes are fully registered for next year. 


    

   


Curriculum

Each preschool program has separate and specific units of study appropriate to that age group. During the year, the units of study include the following:

1. Daily organized lessons on the units planned
2. Crafts and art work
3. Free play
4. Organized play
5. Story time
6. Musical activities and finger plays
7. Educational games
8. Activities for small and large motor skills
9. Parties and special programs for the various holidays 

Click on the links to learn more.


Scholarships

A limited amount of money to aid tuition costs is available on a first come, first served basis according to need. An application may be picked up in the church office after May 1st, and must be returned to the church office Attn: Idonia Klunk by July 15th. The amount awarded will be based on need and the amount of money available. You can download an appliction by clicking on the link below.

Registration and Parent Handbook

Registration  Information for the
2021-2022 School Year


Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year begins January 1st for families who have previously attended our school and February 1st for new families. 


Please download a registration form to register your child.  


Also, You can download a copy of our Parent Handbook by clicking on the appropriate button below.




Preschoolers in Action


Policy Information

Snow Days

For information about St. Mark Preschool closings or postponements, listen to WSBA 910 (AM)/WARM 103.3 (FM) or WHVR 1280 (AM)/WYCR 98.5 (FM) or WGAL TV 8.  Listen for Hanover Public School District as we follow their school calendar.

 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FOR 3-4 YEAR OLDS - SNOW POLICY

 

If the Hanover School District has a 1-hour delay, the 3-year old class will start at 9:30 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

 

If the Hanover School District has a 2-hour delay, the 3-year old class will start at 10:30 a.m. and last until 12:15 p.m.

 

There will be no class if Hanover School District is closed.

 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FOR 4-5 YEAR OLDS - SNOW POLICY

 

If the Hanover School District has a 1-hour delay, the 4-year old class will start at 9:30 a.m. and last until 12:00 p.m.

 

There will be no class if Hanover School District is closed.

 

Days missed due to weather cancellation will be made up, if possible, on “Snow Make-up Days” designated on the calendar of events handed out at orientation.

Illnesses

If a child is sick with a fever, they must stay home. Children must be kept home for a minimum of 48 hours fever free without fever reducing medication before they may return to class.


If a child has thrown up or has diarrhea within 24 hours of a class session, the child must stay home.


Should a child become ill while in school, parents will be required to pick up the child immediately. The child will be isolated from the other children until the parent arrives.


In case of an emergency where no one can be reached, the child will be taken to the Hanover UPMC Hospital, with all expenses the responsibility of the parents. A completed Emergency Authorization form with two signatures is required before the beginning of the school year and can be returned no later than the Orientation Session. 



The following is a list of specific diseases and the time the child must remain out of school:


COVID-19 – If your child or anyone in your household develops COVID-19 symptoms, and a COVID test is given, the child must remain home until the diagnosis is confirmed.


       - Parents must immediately notify St. Mark Preschool if their child or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19.  Please call or text your child’s teacher immediately using the number provided at orientation. 


       -  If a child or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must provide written documentation from a doctor clearing them to return to school. 


        -If a child tests positive for COVID-19, families will be notified via text. The affected classroom will be shut down and all parents will be asked to pick up their child immediately.  St. Mark Preschool/St. Mark Lutheran Church will contact the PA Department of Health immediately and follow the procedures they recommend for reopening.


       - If your child is required to be out due to sickness or for quarantine purposes, tuition will still be due as normal.


        - If St. Mark Preschool must close the preschool due to a confirmed Covid-19 Case or due to a government shutdown, you will not be required to pay tuition for those missed days.  St. Mark Staff will direct you as to whether the tuition will be reimbursed, or if a future tuition payment will be adjusted.


Chicken Pox – 6 days after the appearance of the last crop of vesicles (6 days from the last pox occurring).


Strep Infection and/or Tonsillitis – You must provide written documentation from a doctor clearing them to return to school. 


Head Lice – You must provide written documentation from a doctor clearing them to return to school. 


Pink Eye – 24 hours after institution of appropriate therapy. You must provide written documentation from a doctor clearing them to return to school. 


Skin Infections – Impetigo (crusty sores), Scabies (itch), Ringworm – You must provide written documentation from a doctor clearing them to return to school. 


Whooping Cough – 4 weeks from onset or 7 days from the institution of appropriate therapy. You must provide written documentation from a doctor clearing them to return to school.