Sunshine Room - 2.5 and 3-year-old Class (M-F)


Hello, Everyone! We offer classes five days a week although parents may choose the days of attendance for their 2.5 and 3-year-olds.

Our classroom doors open at 8:00 am and school starts at 8:15 and ends at 11:15. We are always looking for classroom helpers as well as chaperones for our field trips. However, you do need to meet the requirements of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. You can register for the Safe Environment training online. Please ask if you have any questions. Thank You.

Classroom Schedule:

8:15 - 8:30 Greetings & Freeplay
8:30 - 8:45 Circle Time
8:45 - 9:45 Projects & Freeplay
9:45 - 10:15 Clean Up & Snack
10:15 - 10:45 Large Motor
10:45 - 11:15 Story, Music, Closing Circle

Mrs. Blase

Welcome to St. Mary Preschool and a brand new year!  We are truly honored to be a part of your child's life this school year.

I would like to introduce myself.  I am Mrs. Carole Blase and I am the lead teacher in "The Sunshine Room".  This will be my 16th year as a pre-school teacher.  I have a wonderful family and have been married for 29 years this September.  My oldest son Josh is married and I am the proud Grandmother of his 61/2-year-old son Liam and 14-month-old baby brother Kellen.  My youngest son, Zach is an Iowa State graduate and is working in Forth Worth, Texas.

I feel very blessed to be a part of the St. Mary Staff!

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Mrs. Jennifer Sondej

Hello! My name is Jenny Sondej and I'll be working with Mrs. Blase in the Sunshine Room on Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's.  Prior to working at St. Mary, I taught kindergarten for 11 years at Woodland Primary in Gurnee, Illinois before going on maternity leave.  I've been married to my husband, Matt, for almost 13 years and we have 4 children.  My stepdaughter is a junior at Loyola University Chicago and my stepson is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  Both of my stepchildren attended St. Mary Grade School.  My 4-year-old twins attend St. Mary Preschool and will be in the Ocean Room with Mrs. Delimat.  We also have a loving black lab, Hunter.  In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, and cheering on my Chicago sports teams, especially the Bears.  I am happy to be a part of the St. Mary Preschool family and am looking forward to a great school year!

Mrs. Sarah Tomczyk

Hi! My name is Sarah Tomczyk.  I worked as a civil engineer in the consulting world for about 15 years.  After my husband and I got married and had 4 babies, I decided to stay home with our kids.  I have 4 boys, a 2nd grader, a 4th grader, and 7th grader who all attend Burlington Catholic School.  My oldest was in the last graduating class of St. Mary School and is now a freshman at Burlington High School.  I am a lifelong member of St. Mary Parish.  My husband and I love to be involved with the school and our kids' activities and we coach our kids' many sports.  I am so happy to be a part of St. Mary Preschool as a teachers aide.