Welcome to

St. Anne Preschool!

Hello and Welcome to St. Anne Preschool! My name is Mrs. Sarah Amidon. My husband, four children and I have been a part of the St. Anne School family since 2004 when our oldest two children started second grade and kindergarten. We were new to the area and had no idea St. Anne School even existed until a college classmate told me about it. The moment I stepped into the school I felt like I was walking into my own home. We never looked back! Our younger two children had the privilege of being a part of this preschool program with Cheryl Cicioni as the teacher. I feel like I have come full circle now as the teacher of the very same preschool following in Cheryl Cicioni's footsteps. It is a dream come true for me. The dream started when I entered Immaculata College back in 1984. I graduated in 1988 with a BA in psychology and a teaching certification in Early Childhood Education. I taught briefly in a diagnostic preschool for children with disabilities then moved onto a small Catholic school in Norristown PA. After getting married and starting a family I stayed home to raise our children. When my youngest daughter started Kindergarten here at St. Anne School I went back to work as a substitute teacher hoping to eventually get my own classroom. My dream has always been to teach preschool in a Catholic School. It's been a long and winding road getting here but I am finally here and couldn't be happier! It's going to be a great year!

Early Childhood Philosophy



Welcome to St. Anne School's Pre-K page! I am so glad you are here and wanting to know more about our classroom. We are a play based classroom. In our preschool room we understand that Preschool is not boot camp for kindergarten. We are here to pair your child's first school experience with the understanding that school is a fun, safe, happy place to be. We are learning how to make friends, be a friend, share, participate in group activities big and small, work together and know that learning is fun!

Please feel free to call or contact me with any questions or concerns. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our program.

Mrs. Sarah Amidon teacher and

Marcie McCarthy assistant teacher

amidonsa@stannelancasterpa. org


Pre School Wish List

  • HP 22 inkjet replacement color cartridges
  • HP 21 inkjet black and white cartridges
  • ziploc bags gallon and sandwich size
  • wax paper and aluminum foil
  • large roll of clear contact paper
  • dollar store gift cards
  • AC Moore gift cards
  • velcro dots
  • dry erase markers
  • glitter, confetti, tissue paper and wrapping paper cut into small squares, circles, triangles
  • glue bottles
  • glue sticks

Preschool: a day in the life of our students