St. Mark’s School parents include interesting people from varied backgrounds. Some walk their children to school from the surrounding neighborhood, some drive from miles away. Some are members of a church and some are not. Some parents desire a part-time morning classroom for their child while others rely on our full-day program.
Our Parents Make the Difference
While our parents (and staff) are all different, the one factor that binds us is our desire and support of quality education and care of our young children. We have a special song that describes our work at St. Mark’s School. It’s called “Together Hand in Hand.” The words include this line:
“Oh, by ourselves we’re good - but together we are better.
Together we are better hand in hand.”
Together We're Better
We believe this to be true in everything we do. We work hard, have fun and form lasting partnerships with our families.
- We support each other in following policies to keep all of our children safe and healthy.
- We work together to bring interesting ideas and materials to our classrooms.
- We welcome parents to join us whenever possible to assist in a classroom or share an occupation or hobby.
- We require each child to have a parent with them on field trips.
- We rely on parents for our annual Spring Carnival, raising funds to make improvements to our facility.
- And we have fun together sharing the joy of early childhood and adventures in learning through good communication and mutual support.
We are, in fact, a training ground where parents of young children learn firsthand that schools and education cannot and should not exist without parent involvement and support.
Many lifelong friendships are formed between families who meet when their children are in nursery school. Strong bonds exist when families in proximity discover they have similar interests, values, and goals.