The Preschool Press

September 4, 2020

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Even though we faced some challenges this week, our families and staff were amazing and showed great flexibility. Before school began, our faculty reflected on this year's theme: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. While we cannot change the reality of COVID, we can choose to have grace with each other through it. Your response to our first quarantine event was more than gracious and I appreciate your support. Unfortunately in the current climate, we will most likely encounter exposures in, as well as out of school. We will continue doing our best to limit these exposures at school and we appreciate your efforts at home as well.


Many of you have asked about purchasing ECDC apparel. Click on the button below for the order form. Please return your order and payment (cash or check made out to Marquette ECDC) by September 11th. All shirts and sweatshirts may be worn as regular uniform and on spirit dress days.


Monday is Labor Day and school is closed. We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday. Have a joyful, restful weekend!

UPDATES AND HELPFUL INFO

  • Our photographer has canceled our original fall picture dates. We will look at rescheduling for later this semester, or postponing to the spring.
  • Many children are carrying hand sanitizer attached to backpacks. As stated in our handbook, hand sanitizer may not be sent with children to school. We have sanitizer in each classroom and many places around the building. It is always used under the supervision of a teacher. In order to keep our students safe, we ask that you NOT send sanitizer with your child.
  • Please use your RenWeb account to update your Approved Pick Up List. Add any people to your list who are allowed to pick up your child. Remind friends and family they may be asked for their ID when picking up your child.
  • We look forward to meeting individually with each parent at our Parent/Teacher Conferences on September 24th and 25th. More information about scheduling conferences will go out mid-September.
  • Next week we begin specialty classes. The children will travel to Spanish and Gymnastics on Monday, Music on Tuesday and Wednesday, Art on Thursday and Friday. Each child will also visit the atrium in small groups once a week (either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Click on the video below to meet our specialty teachers!

ECDC CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER

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

OCTOBER

15 Inservice at BK-No School

16 Fall Break-No School

25 Trunk or Treat

29/30 Halloween Parties

NOVEMBER

13 Auction

19/20 Deliver Blizzard Bags to Meals On Wheels

23/24 Thanksgiving Feasts

25-27 Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

3-4 ECDC Christmas Program

7-8 Pajama Days

14/15 Decorate Gingerbread Houses

17/18 Santa Visits ECDC and Christmas Parties

19 Christmas Break Begins

COVID-19

View the latest ECDC information and updates.