St. Patrick's Pre-K (ELP) page

Pre-K (ELP)

Image of Mrs. UtkeHello and welcome to SPT.

For those of you who don't know me my name is Mrs. Utke and I am the program leader. I am so excited to meet you and your child, and I am truly grateful that you have chosen SPT for your child's first years of education.

For those of you who do know me, let me take this opportunity to tell you how blessed I feel that you will be returning to our program next year! We are a play based program and I understand the importance of embedding play throughout our day! Our program is set to start on September 13 of 2021, but please know this date is subject to change depending on possible restrictions from the health or education ministries.

I reside here in Taber with my husband Tyler and we have two grown boys Hunter, 21 and Carter, 19. I have worked at SPT for 10 years with the majority of my time being in early learning. I am truly honored to be the program leader here and I am looking forward to next year.

Early Learning Program (3 & 4 Years Old)



Our morning program runs from 8:30 – 11:30 AM

Our afternoon program runs from 12:15 – 3:15 PM

Our program is a mixed program of 3 and 4 year old students.

Please speak to the program leader, Mrs. Shawna Utke, if you have any questions.


Drop off time for the morning class begins at 8:25 AM

Drop off time for the afternoon class begins at 12:10 PM


Please pack two or three small snacks and a beverage for your child each day.


Our classroom regularly engages in messy play so please dress for mess, and leave a spare set of clothing in a Ziploc bag in your child’s backpack.


Each month we will send home a Scholastic book order. Every book order placed by families will help us buy new toys and books for our classroom. Scholastic has some amazing books at amazing prices.

If you are wanting to donate to our classroom, here is a supply list of items that our classroom could use:Play, Learn, and Grow Together

  • 1 box of Kleenex

  • Glitter

  • 1 page of stickers

  • Lysol wipes

  • Buttons

  • Sequins

  • Felt markers

  • 1 bottle of glue

  • Food coloring

Optional: Due to Covid-19, If you are more comfortable with your child having their own pencil box of personal supplies, feel free to send a labelled pencil box with crayons, a scissor, a bottle of white glue, a paint brush, and some colored markers for your child to use. Mrs. Utke can keep your child’s pencil box in her classroom for your child’s exclusive use.

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