The Preschool Press

October 9, 2020


This week at ECDC we welcomed the fall season by enjoying a farm breakfast, visits from Farmer Jo's chicken and the dairy cow, baking apple pies, and shucking corn!

ECDC apparel orders were sent home this week. If you did not pre-order shirts/sweatshirts we have a few extra for purchase.

Plans are underway for the Halloween festival on October 29th and 30th. Children will have free dress on both days and enjoy picking out their own pumpkin, playing games, and cookie decorating.

We have chosen to move ahead with our Christmas program, however, adjustments for distancing will be in place. The schedule is below so you can mark your calendars now.

Wednesday, December 2nd

9:00 Bees

10:00 Raccoons

11:00 Frogs

Thursday, December 3rd

9:00 Otters

10:00 Owls

If your child received immunizations since enrollment time in February, please send an updated copy to

Next Week at a Glance


MHSA Meeting




Fall Break-No School


Fall Break-No School


Total Confirmed ECDC Cases To Date: 1

Total Active ECDC Cases: 0

Students Actively Quarantined: 0

Teachers Actively Quarantined: 0

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Auction Update

Thank you to everyone who took advantage of our donation drop-off days this week! If you have not donated yet, there are 3 more opportunities this month. You can donate items, gift cards, or bottles of wine. Be sure to check out the Auction FB page for updates See below for more information on supporting Marquette and ECDC through our annual auction.
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Volunteer Opportunity

The Parish gardening ministry's Fall 2020 planting date is set for Oct. 17 at 10am. The group will meet near Fletcher Hall and have 60 flats of pansies to plant. You will need to bring your own planting tools (garden trowels, shovels, gloves). A sign up can be found here.

Employment Opportunities

Middle School Math

Marquette Catholic School is taking applications for a full-time Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Math Teacher. The position is available immediately, however, we are also accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Marquette’s Middle School math program offers class sizes that average fifteen students or less and employs two full-time math teachers. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree with certification for high school algebra. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please submit all information to the principal at and include a resume.

K-4 Music

Marquette Catholic School is taking applications for a part-time Kindergarten through 4th grade Music Teacher. The position is available beginning in January of 2021 and averages fifteen hours a week. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please submit all information to the principal at and include a resume.

Accounting Manager

The Parish of Christ the King is currently seeking an Accounting Manager to join the parish staff. This position is charged with responsibility for the accounting of all financial transactions pertaining to the operations of the various activities. Duties will include but are not limited to preparing financials comparing actuals to budget, developing analytics to assess finances, manage critical aspects of the Parish businesses, cash flow, budgeting and financial reporting, prepare annual budgets and manage the assigned staff. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please submit all information to View full job description.

Earn Money for Marquette!

For years, Marquette has participated in a fundraiser called Scrip. It is a simple fundraiser that has the potential to earn a lot of money for our school. We have had very little support in the past, but with the new app, I'm hoping to change that! All you have to do is download the app, RaiseRight, and start earning. Purchase gift cards for everyday items (groceries, gas, home improvement, clothing, restaurants) through the app, and a percentage of each sale will go directly back to Marquette. For instance, my 11-year-old just hit a growth spurt and will need new uniform shirts and shorts. If I open my app, find Land's End, and purchase a $50 gift card, 15% of that will go back to Marquette! Or if I'm about to check out at Sam's Club or Target, I can open my app, purchase my gift cards, and scan the codes directly at check out! Marquette gets 2.5% back at both Sam's and Target.

If you download the app between now and Oct. 20th, your child(ren) will earn a SPIRIT DRESS day on Oct. 22nd/23rd!!

If you ever have questions, please reach out to Chrissie Gipson,

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Parent Facebook Page

Did you know we have an official Marquette and ECDC parent page? Created for parents of current Marquette and ECDC students, the group provides a space for parents to share information/resources, ask questions, and foster community. Click on the link below and then on the "join group" button. Be sure to answer all three questions before submitting your join request. If you have any trouble, let us know.



7 Labor Day-No School

24 Early Dismissal 2:15 pm

24 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3-6pm

25 No School

25 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30-12pm


1/2 Spirit dress days

5/6 Picture days-free dress

9 Mobile Dairy Classroom

15 Teacher In-service-No School

16 Fall Break-No School

25 Trunk or Treat

29/30 Halloween Festival


5/6 Spirit dress days

13-19 "No Show" Online Auction

19/20 Deliver Blizzard Bags to Meals On Wheels

23/24 Thanksgiving Feasts

25-27 Thanksgiving Break


2 Christmas Programs (Bees 9am, Raccoons 10am, Frogs 11am)

3 Christmas Programs (Otters 9am and Owls 10am)

7-8 Pajama Days

17/18 Christmas Parties

19 Christmas Break Begins


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