The Preschool Press

February 17, 2022

A Note From the Director

It was a short week but a good one! We enjoyed sharing our love with classmates for Valentine's Day.

You may notice some extra activity in the building when you attend conferences this week. The Owl classroom flooring is being installed. We are excited the wait is finally over! Over the last several months, modifications to the landscape and drainage system have been done along the west side of ECDC. Our hope is these modifications will prevent any future flooding to the building. Thank you to the Owl teachers and parents for their patience during the project.

Please note there is no school Friday or next Monday.

Summer Play Days registration will begin March 1st. We will hold two, three week sessions on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 9am to 2pm.

Session One: June 6-June 24

Session Two: July 6-July 22

The cost is $50 per day. Children enrolling in PK3 next year may attend as long as they are potty trained. Questions? Contact Mrs. Bergner or Mrs. McGough.

Marquette will be in session on April 18th (Easter Monday), as a make-up day for the snow day.

Next Week at a Glance


No School-President's Day

Happy Birthday Father Elkin!


Donuts for Father Elkin's Birthday




Father Elkin's Birthday!

February 21st is Father Elkin's birthday. In celebration MHSA is providing donuts from Hurts Donut for all Marquette and ECDC students on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND.
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Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is just around the corner! I invite all of you to celebrate with us on Fat Tuesday, March 1st, at 8:30am. If you have a wagon/stroller/cart/bicycle/etc., you may decorate it as a "float" and bring it to school (please take the floats home immediately following the parade). Children may wear costumes, crowns, masks, or free dress. We will parade around the gym and throw beads to our spectators. Afterward we will enjoy king cake in the classrooms. Remember the three colors of Mardi Gras: purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.
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Lenten Project

During Lent, ECDC will collect baby items to donate to Catholic Charities. See the flyer below for more information.
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After School Art Class

Mrs. Bergner has a limited number of spots remaining as one time drop ins. See below for details.
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22-23 School Calendar

Please note our school calendar for the next school year! More details will follow later, but please see the highlights thus far.

Red Highlight-Day off School

Blue Highlight-Day in school

August 18 First Day of School

September 29-30 Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 13 Diocesan Teacher In-Service

October 14 Fall Break

February 15-16 Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 17 Diocesan Teacher In-Service

February 20 President’s Day-No School
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19-20 Memory Books

The 19-20 ECDC Memory Book is now complete. Click HERE to purchase a book.
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Volunteering and VIRTUS

Each year, we rely on volunteers to help support classroom and school activities, field trips, fundraising activities, athletics and much more. Volunteers play a critical role at Marquette, and we appreciate your dedication, time and talent.

What you need to do:

  • First, VIRTUS Child & Youth Protection Requirements have three components: 1.) the background check submission 2.) adherence to policies, procedures, and ethical standards, and 3.) the child & youth protection education training. Each component needs to be renewed every five years.

  • Registration for First-time Users:
    • Visit
    • Select “First-Time Registrant” to create an online VIRTUS account.
    • Follow the onscreen step-by-step instructions for completing the process. We require all volunteers to start this process no later than two week before the date of volunteering.


  • Update Existing Account:
    • Registered volunteers are encouraged to login at the beginning of every school year to ensure that all personal information is correct. Upon login, your account will prompt you to complete any necessary requirements. Automated emails are sent through VIRTUS approximately one week before they expire. Please ensure that the registered email address is correct.
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2021-2022 Marquette School Theme

“Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter.”


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Marquette Saint of the Year-St. Joseph

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