Welcome to Mrs. Sondej's

Learning Through Play

Mrs. Sondej proudly adheres to the highest standards of education and caregiving. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 23 years.  Her curriculum was featured at the 2019 National Catholic Educational Association Conference in Chicago and was presented in Denver.  At St. Mary of Gostyn, our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe. Our unique classroom offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, children reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.

This website is currently being switched from St. Dominic to serve the Pre-K families of St. Mary of Gostyn.  Mrs. Sondej taught at St. Dominic for 20 years and the school closed in 2022. SMG will be marked on the website as it is updated.


SMG Pre-Kindergarten Calendar


5-9 Star of the Week Milliana

5-Playdough Club Caden

6-Super Scientist Ben, St. Nick's Day

7-Sacred Heart Lombard Open House until 4:30

8-Ms. Erin (Downers Grove Public Library)

9-Royal Reader Will H., 

SMG Grinch Movie Night 4:30-6:30 pm

12-16 Star of the Week Lucia

12-Christmas Cookies with 4th Grade Buddies

13-Royal Reader Lucia

14-Declan's Birthday, Madeline's Birthday, Practice for Concert in Church

15-Royal Reader Carson

16-Royal Reader Micala, Polar Express Pajama Morning, Scholastic Due

19-Pre-K Christmas Party

20-Wear Christmas Colors, Christmas Concert 10:15, Dismissal Immediately Following Performance

Scholastic Book Orders

Due: December 16

Book Orders
Please click on the Scholastic Link below to order books online.  Orders benefit our classroom by giving us many books, games, and other educational items.  Thank you for your order!!!!

To order online:
On the parent page, click the "Don't have a User Name and Password?" link then register for your own username and password.  When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code GKV86 

Connect to Our Class Page:
Shop the flyers with your child: 


Scholastic My Big World Online Magazine


Please click on the link below and 
-Log In 
-I am a Student
-Classroom Password: sondej123

Enjoy the topics that we are learning about with our online magazine!  There are games, hands on activities and videos.


Our Mission

What We’re All About

The St. Mary of Gostyn Early Childhood Program is founded on a basic belief in the dignity of each child as a unique person created by God.
Parents as primary educators form the basis of a child’s earliest learning experiences.
In partnership with parents, the program builds upon this foundation, and provides developmentally appropriate experiences designed to meet the needs of the individual child


Pre-Kindergarten Information

Encouraging Curiosity and Fun


Classroom Activities

Learning Through Play

The mission of St. Mary of Gostyn Pre-K is to prepare our students for the future by providing a quality education rooted in the Catholic faith experience through the development of each individual student's potential.


School Specials

Pre-Kindergarten will be attending enriching specials throughout the week.  We are blessed to have amazing teachers that help us work on our social, physical, academic, and fine arts growth.

Classroom Gallery

Learning through play, socialization, and enriching activities.


Family Involvement

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