The Preschool Press

September 18, 2020


Officer West visited ECDC this week to teach the children about his job as a policeman and the many ways officers help our community. We are so grateful to Mr. West for visiting the ECDC each year.

Congratulations to Ronda Dee for being chosen as the Marquette teacher being honored by this year's St. Francis of Assisi Tuition Assistance Trust! Mrs. Dee has been a loving member of the ECDC faculty for twelve years and we are so proud of her!

If a family member or friend will be picking up your child from school who does not usually pick up, please advise them to bring their ID so we can release your child. It takes us a little while to get to know all the grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and babysitters. With masks, identification is even more challenging! Letting the office know when someone other than a parent will be picking up is always helpful and appreciated.

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

Next Thursday and Friday are parent/teacher conferences. Teachers are looking forward to visiting with you individually. Don't forget to sign up for a conference online using this link:

Thursday, September 24th, we dismiss early (2:15pm) but still have aftercare for those registered. There is NO SCHOOL Friday, September 25th. Due to COVID restrictions, there is no childcare offered during conferences.


Total Confirmed ECDC Cases To Date: 1

Total Active ECDC Cases: 0

Students Actively Quarantined: 0

Teachers Actively Quarantined: 0

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

  • The Southwest Dairy Farmers will visit the ECDC on October 9th with their mobile dairy classroom! We will listen to a presentation on the dairy industry and see the traveling milk parlor with a live cow!

  • Our teachers are planning some fun activities to celebrate Halloween on October 29th and 30th. Since we cannot take a field trip to the pumpkin patch, the pumpkins are coming to us! We will fill our playground with pumpkins, games, and hay bales. Look for more information from teachers to come home soon.

  • We are placing an order for adult ECDC apparel. If you would like to purchase shirts/sweatshirts with the ECDC logo, please complete the order form below and return to school by September 30th.

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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-


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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:

Questions? Contact us at

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



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


9 Mobile Dairy Classroom

15 Teacher In-service-No School

16 Fall Break-No School

25 Trunk or Treat

29/30 Halloween Parties


13 Auction

19/20 Deliver Blizzard Bags to Meals On Wheels

23/24 Thanksgiving Feasts

25-27 Thanksgiving Break


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


View our safety protocols for COVID-19