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Welcome to St. Mark’s Preschool

St. Mark’s Catholic Preschool

1602 Thousand Oaks
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 494-9282

Melanie Rutkoski, Director
(210) 494-9282
Email: mrutkoski@stmarkevangelist.com

PHILOSOPHY

St. Mark’s Catholic Preschool provides a nurturing environment in a caring and positive atmosphere to create a warm and happy place for children to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self-image while building social skills in a school setting. St. Mark’s fosters an “open door” policy and welcomes parents to visit the classroom and the office. Visitors must pick up a pass in the office prior to visiting classrooms.

ELIGIBILITY

Children who are 18 months to 4 years old, as of September 1st, are eligible for enrollment in St. Mark’s Catholic Preschool. Children who are 18-35 months DO NOT NEED TO BE POTTY TRAINED. Children three years old and older must be potty trained.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES HANDBOOK

Click HERE to download the 2018-2019 St. Mark's Policies & Procedures Handbook.

REGISTRATION

OPEN REGISTRATION is currently underway for the 2018-2019 school year.

Click HERE to download and print the 2018-2019 St. Mark's Catholic Preschool registration packet.

Support documentation is required for prescription and emergency action regarding Food Allergies, Epi Pen, and Inhalers. These documents are to be completed by the child’s doctor and on file in the St. Mark Catholic Preschool office prior to the first day of care. To down load the required form, please click on the appropriate packet found below.

Required Documentation (click on each item to download form):

Health: Food Allergy
Health: Epi Pen
Health: Asthma

For additional program information and to schedule a tour, contact: Melanie Rutkoski, Director (210) 494-9282 Email: mrutkoski@stmarkevangelist.com.

Now you may be thinking, “What does my child need for school?

Children will need to bring the following:
  • Regular-sized backpacks are requested for preschool children. Your child’s regular-sized backpack needs to be large enough to hold a class folder, refillable water cup, and change of clothes. The lunch box maybe attached or placed inside the backpack.

  • Well balanced lunch that is prepared and ready to eat

  • Healthy snack

  • Refillable water cup is leak-proof and labeled with child’s name

  • An extra set of weather appropriate, change of clothes in their backpack. Clothes are best contained in a gallon size zip bag labeled with your child’s name. It is always best to be prepared for the unexpected accident or spill.

  • Children who are 1-2 years old will need to bring a crib sheet and small blanket for quiet time. Disposable diapers are required for children not yet potty trained. For the sake of manageability, we prefer no pull-up style diapers.

  • It is expected that children 3 years old and older will be potty trained before Sept. 4.

    Children will need to wear appropriate shoes and comfortable clothes appropriate for diapering, potty training, or personal independence.
  • Shoes must provide protection for the entire foot. Children need to wear rubber sole tennis shoes/sneakers. For your child’s safety, flip-flops, shoes that are open on the sides, cowboy boots, and slip-on shoes are not allowed.

  • Washable, comfortable, and weather appropriate dress is best. Independence is supported when the fasteners on shoes are child-friendly.

  • All items brought to school must be clearly marked with the child’s name.

    A complete record for enrollment includes the 2018-2019 Admissions Packet, paid registration fee, and supporting health related documents.
  • The registration requirements are satisfied once the pages of the admissions packet, beginning with the 2018-2019 ENROLLMENT FORM and ending with CHILD’S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, have been completed in its entirety and returned to the St. Mark's Catholic Preschool Office with the payment of the registration fee.

  • The supply fee may be paid at the time of registration or within three months of registering.

  • The last two pages of the admissions packet, beginning with the HEALTH STATEMENT and ending with PARENT and DIRECTOR SIGNATURES, must be completed in its entirety, as applicable, including supporting documents (shot record/hearing/vision/food allergy/epi pen/etc.) and returned to the St. Mark's Catholic Preschool before your child’s first day of enrollment.

  • The teachers and I are excited about the upcoming 2018-2019 school year and look forward to seeing you on Aug. 31! You are welcome to stop by the preschool office to receive an admissions packet, submit required forms, and to make payments necessary for the start of another successful school year. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you for sharing your children with us!
    Melanie Rutkoski, Director
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