The Preschool Press

September 11, 2020

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

This week the children enjoyed visiting the specialty teachers for Art, Music, and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Next week they will be introduced to Spanish and Gymnastics. It was wonderful to see their excitement for exploring new activities and learning new things.


Students who were recommended by their teachers for speech screenings were screened over the last two weeks. Results and information will come home in your child's folder. Next week we will begin free OT screenings for children recommended by their teacher. If you have questions about any screenings or results, please reach out to me or to the therapist conducting the screenings.


PK/TK children usually participate in hearing screenings conducted by TU, however, due to COVID, the onsite screenings are limited this year. I am waiting to find out if ECDC will be on the schedule. In the meantime, if you have any concerns about your child's hearing, please talk with your pediatrician for recommendations.


Below is a graphic to help parents better understand the quarantine guidelines used at Marquette and ECDC. These guidelines are derived from the recommendations from the CDC and the Tulsa Health Department. A copy is also being sent home in your child's folder.
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COVID UPDATE

Total Confirmed ECDC Cases To Date: 1

Total Active ECDC Cases: 0

Students Actively Quarantined: 9

Teachers Actively Quarantined: 2

UPDATES AND HELPFUL INFO

  • Information about An Evening with Bishop Konderla and RISE Virtual Trivia is below.

  • Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up in a few weeks. An email will be sent to all parents with directions for scheduling online. Due to COVID regulations, ECDC will not be offering childcare during conferences this year.

  • Please continue practicing safe measures at home to minimize the spread of illness. With your help, we can keep our exposures and quarantines low throughout the year. It is important to also encourage healthy behaviors with your children. The CDC recommends the following:

Wash your hands often

Avoid close contact

Wear a mask when around others

Cover coughs and sneezes

Clean and disinfect frequently

Monitor your health daily

God Knows Who We Are- An Evening with Bishop Konderla

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Mark your calendars--our first "big" (but socially-distanced!) event is coming up! Join us as Bishop Konderla discusses the importance of a Christian understanding of the 'Mystery of the Human Person' for Catholics and Catholic educators!

Date: September 18

Time: 6:15

Place: St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish

In-person seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP early by visiting our website- www.alcuininstitute.org

RISE VIRTUAL TRIVIA

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Registration is NOW OPEN for Marquette's annual RISE* Trivia Night on Friday, Sept. 25! This year's event will be conducted virtually allowing all participants to test their trivia knowledge from the comforts and safety of home while supporting this great program. Hosted by Tim Edwards, participants will use Zoom and online trivia forms to play. Additionally, the team leader (person who registers and pays for the team) will receive all night-of links and trivia forms on the 25th. Trivia will last from 7 to 9 p.m.


Act soon as registration is only open until midnight on September 21. Round up your friends and/or family, register and support the RISE Program: https://bit.ly/3bPm36X.


*Founded in 2007, the RISE Program helps approximately 60 students with learning differences find success in the classroom through varying levels of support.

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 our safety protocols for COVID-19