12006St. Mary School Preschool Program 3K-4K


Mrs. Kelly Kostka

K and 4K Teacher

For 21 years, the St. Mary Pre-School Program has fostered the development and learning of children in seven crucial areas:

Preschool Hand book:

PRESCHOOL Handbook 18-19

St. Mary Preschool is open to children ages three through five.  The child must be 3 years of age by September 1 to enroll in the 3/4 year old program.  The child must be 4 years of age by September 1 to enroll in the 4/5 year old program.  We ask that your child be toilet trained to attend St. Mary Preschool.

St. Mary Preschool-3 sessions are held Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 11:00.
The Kindergarten-4 half day program is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 11:00.                                                     - full day program is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 – 2:55.


2018-2019 Preschool- 3 /K-4 fees are as follows:

  • Two sessions weekly – $575* per child per year
  • Four half day sessions weekly – $1100* per child per year plus $35 Technology fee
  • Four full day sessions weekly – $1500* per child per year plus $35 Technology fee

*NEW for 2019-2020  Preschool – 4K

  • 4K Week long full day sessions  – $1700* per child per year plus $35 Technology fee

2018-2019 Preschool – 3K & 4K are as follows:

  • 3K – $575 / Year  ( Wednesday & Thursday)
  • 4K – $1100/ Year (Monday – Thursday) Half Day
  • 4K – $1500/Year (Monday-Thursday) Full Day

*NEW for 2019-2020 Preschool – 4K

  • 4K – $1700/Year (Monday-Friday) Full Day


A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 per student MUST accompany registration to ensure your child’s placement into the program. We ask that your Preschool fee payments be made monthly beginning September 1 and continuing through June 1 of the current school year.  Statements will be issued monthly for your convenience.  Registration is held in spring and throughout the summer as needed.  Tours of the school can be arranged in June or August by contacting the school principal at 487-5004.

Daily Admission and Dismissal
Children should be escorted to the classroom by the parent or caregiver.  Any special instructions should be given to the teacher at that time.

Children will be discharged only to authorized persons at the classroom door.  If someone other than the ordinary person is picking up a child, the teacher must be informed by a note or phone call from the parent.  Children will not be released to an unauthorized person.

First Days
Some children find it difficult to be separated from their parents.  Be patient and understanding.  Offer help if needed by showing your child you are confident that he/she will soon stay by him/herself.  We have experienced, patient, and understanding staff that will help you and your child with difficult leave taking during those first sessions.

Parent Participation
Parent participation, along with the provision of a healthy snack, is required on a regular basis.  A schedule of parent volunteers will be developed and distributed by the teacher.  If you are unable to attend on your scheduled day, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find your own replacement.

All persons acting as parent volunteers MUST complete the following before participating in the classroom:

1.    On-line eApps application through the Green Bay Diocesan website
2.    VIRTUS adult awareness training session (please check here for training schedule)
3.    Acknowledge receipt of and agree to adhere to the Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct

Since you are a part of our school family, we also encourage you to attend the Home and School meetings scheduled each year.

Practical, durable, and very washable clothing is best suited for preschool. We will spend a great deal of time on the floor.  Outerwear, such as jackets, sweaters, boots, and mittens should be labeled with the child’s name. Shoes should be practical for play.  We will engage in daily physical activities.  Tennis or other rubber-soled shoes are most suitable. Please send an extra set of clothing with your child.  Enclose the set of clothing in a large Ziploc bag.  If your child would have an accident, we could return the soiled clothes in this bag.  Please label all items with your child’s first and last name.

We wish to protect the health of the children.  We rely on you not to send a sick child to school.  Please call to inform the school of your child’s absence and the reason for the absence.  Also notify the school if your child becomes exposed to any contagious diseases.

No medication of any type will be given to a child without the written consent of the parents.  Please inform your child’s teacher if your child is using medication that might affect his/her behavior in class.

The school does not provide transportation for Preschool-3.  Car pools may be arranged by the parents.

Limited transportation available for the Kindergarten-4 program.

St. Mary Preschool will be cancelled whenever classes at St. Mary School are cancelled due to inclement weather.  Parents should listen to WBDK or WDOR radio stations, watch the Green Bay Television stations, or check the home page of this web site for cancellation notices.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
St. Mary Preschool parent-teacher conferences will be held in conjunction with St. Mary School conferences that are usually scheduled in November.   Special conferences will be arranged at any time the parents or the teacher feels the need.

Field Trips
Special field trips will be arranged from time to time as they correlate with the educational experience of the child.  Permission forms will be provided and must be signed by a parent before a child can participate.  Parents will always be notified in advance when a trip is being planned.  We depend on parents to drive for the trips.  All children must be buckled up.

Recycling and Donations
St. Mary Preschool has been designed to be self-supporting.  We would ask that you help us to stay operationally self-sufficient.  Many of the materials we use are what people throw away; styrofoam meat trays, popsicle sticks, old hats, old magazines, useable board games, etc.

You may also be asked at times for donations of other items that are consumed by the children and periodically need to be replaced.  You will be informed of what items might be needed at a particular time.  If you have materials that you think might be useful, please talk to the teacher before bringing them or throwing them away.

Our Preschool
As stated in our Philosophy & Mission Statement, we wish to develop Christian social behaviors.  We will share with the children Christ and His love for us, and we will help to make children aware that our words and actions are a means of showing our love for Christ.

Preschool is not a requirement for entry into kindergarten, but it has been shown to be beneficial for the children and their parents.  A Catholic Christian preschool education provides kindergarten readiness, aids in early detection of academic, social, and emotional immaturities, nurtures and strengthens the faith of each child and supports Christian parenthood and home life.

St. Mary’s does not require you to send your child to St. Mary School after preschool.  We are here to serve those who want a Catholic Christian education for their child.  With the Lord’s help, we will serve you to the best of our abilities.

Preschool Supply List

  • School Bag/Backpack
  • Crayons (8 regular or jumbo)
  • Pencils – primary (fat size)
  • School glue  (4 oz.)
  • Watercolors
  • Colored pencils

Please send an extra set of clothing with your child.  Enclose the extra set of clothing in a large Ziploc bag.  If your child would have an accident, we could return the soiled clothes in this bag.

Please label all items with your child’s first and last name.