The Preschool Press

January 21, 2022

A Note From the Director

It was wonderful having everyone back at school, healthy and happy! This week we enjoyed all things winter...snowball fights, freezing and melting water, ice sculpting, and snow painting.

Our shining saint on display this month is St. Thomas Aquinas. He was born in the 13th century in Italy and is the patron of students, Catholic schools, theologians, scholars and against storms and lightning. He was a teacher and wrote one of the most influential theology books of all time, the "Summa Theologiae."

Next Week at a Glance


MHSA Meeting 8am



Frog Bear Breakfast



Owl and Otter Bear Breakfast

Covid-19 Update

Thank you again for your support and understanding last week during the school closure. Our goal is to avoid any future closings. To help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 it is important to follow the quarantine guidelines as directed. Below is a graphic for your reference. If anyone in the household is positive for Covid-19, parents must contact the office. We will gather information in order to determine your child's quarantine period.
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You're invited to Boots N' BBQ! Grab your partner and round up your friends for food, libations, live music, casino tables, dancing and more all in support of our amazing RISE program.

Reserve your table today:

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ECDC Re-Enrollment

The time to re-enroll for the 22-23 school year is here. Below is a timeline for families returning to ECDC in the 22-23 school year.

January 10th

  • Parents of Bee and Raccoon students will receive an email invitation to complete the online re-enrollment. If you have questions about your child's readiness for next year, please contact your child's teacher.
  • Parents will also receive an email with instructions to request a change of days for 22-23. Students attending PK4 may attend 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days and students attending TK may attend 3, 4, or 5 days.

February 4th

  • Re-enrollment and registration fees are due for students returning to ECDC. Families who do not re-enroll by this day will not be guaranteed a spot in 22-23.

  • Requests to make a change in your child’s days/week attendance for 22-23 are due this day. If no request is made, your child will be assigned the same days he currently attends.

February 7th

  • Open enrollment begins for prospective students on the waiting list.

Transitional Kindergarten

If you are interested in our transitional kindergarten (Frog class), please notify Mrs. McGough or your child's teacher. If you have questions about your child's readiness for kindergarten, please contact your child's teacher. The deadline to enroll in TK is Friday, February 4th.

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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Catholic Schools Week-January 30th-February 4th

Catholic Schools Week is a special week each year when we focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. Marquette and ECDC will celebrate CSW in two weeks, JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 4. Below are highlights of events and special dress up days. More information will go home next week.
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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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