NEWS AND NOTES
November 13, 2020
A Note from the Principal
-Our Annual Auction is coming up, please see details below about our No Show Auction. Any family that bids on an item can automatically earn a Spirit Dress Day the following school day between November 16th-November 20th! Everyone who wishes to bid on/purchase auction items must go to bidpal.net/marquetteauction2020 and register a credit card.
-Mark your calendars for Make-up Picture Day on November 19th. Please tell your child's teacher that you would like them to participate. Students should wear their school uniforms.
-If you are interested in being a substitute teacher for the RISE program please contact Tara Pickard at firstname.lastname@example.org
-A big thank you to the individuals and businesses that have donated to our plexiglass shields and classroom air purifiers. We would like to recognize Osage Casino and Hotel for providing several of our lunchroom plexiglass dividers.
-Our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is next week and concludes on Thursday! We are accepting food donations as well as monetary donations for Thanksgiving turkeys to be handed out by the Minister's Alliance. Please see the details in the sections below.
-Upon returning from Thanksgiving each year, we always enjoy a Monday morning Advent prayer led by students. Due to social distancing constraints, we are adjusting our approach but still committing ourselves to coming together in prayer. Individual classes will continue to lead an Advent prayer in the gym each Monday but we will have all other classes take part virtually from their own respective classrooms. We will also offer a stream of the Advent prayer service on Facebook Live for families to participate. Although it is a different approach, we are happy we can still join together in prayer.
- Total Confirmed Campus Cases: 5
- Total Active Cases: 0
- Students Actively Quarantined: 2
- Faculty/Staff Actively Quarantined: 1
- Total Recovered and Released: 5
What You Need to Know: Marquette Home and School No-Show Auction
- This year's annual auction will be conducted virtually. It begins on Friday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. and will conclude on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m.
- The auction is the school's single largest fundraising event.
- The funds raised from this year's auction will be combined with last year's fundraising efforts to renovate the Marquette playground and classrooms.
- In the coming weeks, a master plan will be shared outlining the projects, estimated costs and timeline. Our goal is to begin the renovation of the playground by the end of May 2021.
- Your support of the auction is critical to our success. It is because of you that this school and community continues to thrive.
- How to participate:
- All bids or purchases will be conducted online through BidPal.
- You must register a credit card with BidPal to participate in the online auction. To register, please visit bidpal.net/marquetteauction2020.
- Auction items may be previewed beginning on Monday, Nov. 9.
- Rather than having a live auction, several items will be auctioned off "Dutch style." This means the bidding for the particular item will start at a premium price, then the price will drop once daily for a week until that item sells. The first person who bids on the item wins.
Marquette’s No-Show Auction will begin on Friday, November 13th at 6 pm and conclude on Friday, November 20th at 6 pm.
The only way to bid on or purchase auction items is online through BidPal.
You must register a credit card with BidPal to participate in the online auction.
To register online please go to bidpal.net/marquetteauction2020.
Auction items may be previewed beginning on Monday, November 9th.
This year rather than having a live auction, a few of our items will be auctioned off Dutch style. This means the bidding for a particular item will start at a premium price, then that price will drop once daily for a week until that item sells. The first person who bids on the item wins!
This year’s Dutch auction items include:
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment from Carter & Higgins Orthodontics
An Evening with Bishop Konderla
The ECDC Art Project
Guardian Angel Kindergarten Quilt
Around Tulsa Kindergarten Quilt
A Week Stay at a Beachside Condominium in Santa Rosa, Florida
ECDC Parking Spot
Marquette Parking Spot
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment from Griffin Orthodontics
Chris Mantle Artwork
Your child(ren) may have spirit dress each day you place a bid online!!
Virtual Book Fair!
The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:
Marquette’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points, just in time for Christmas!
A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)
Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:
Fair Dates: November 16th-29th
Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/marquettecatholicschool
We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!
Marquette Catholic School’s Book Fair Chair
GOvember is here! We are pleased to share that this year's GO for Chatholic Schools Challenge will take place this November. Contributing through the Tax Credit Scholarship Fund creates a low-cost way for donors to help fund tuition assistance by offering a 75% tax credit for contributions up to $2,000 for a married couple and up to $100,000 for business entities. In addition, qualified businesses are eligible for the federal tax deduction. For every new $1,000 contributor during November, an additional $250 will be added to the Marquette School scholarship funds for the following academic year.
Attend one of the zoom sessions with Principal Luetkemeyer and other Marquette/CTK community members on Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to learn more. Thanks to contributions last year, we received $58,000 to help 57 students with demonstrated need cover the cost of tuition, plus two RISE program scholarships for nearly $40,000 for this year alone!
To attend one of the Marquette GO sessions, email Stephanie (email@example.com) or Lacy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate which time you prefer.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
For over 10 years, Marquette has helped with the Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored by the Christian Ministers Alliance. Our community has generously provided a huge percentage of the food for the drive for years. We also have been one of the biggest contributors of monetary donations which help to purchases turkeys, hams, chickens, etc.
Additionally, Marquette has proudly provided many of the volunteers to sort and handout the food. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 concerns we will not be able to participate in handing out or organizing the food this year. We will continue to collect food and financial donations, however.
We will have boxes in the school foyer where food items can be dropped from November 16-November 19. The Tulsa Minister's Alliance will pick up all items on November 20th.
Items needed: Sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, onions, celery, dinner rolls, cereal, bread, and bags of potatoes. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can drop it by the school office. Thank you in advance to all of those who are willing to help make Thanksgiving a little brighter.
Contact Mr. Luetkemeyer or Mrs. Robinson with any questions.
Marquette Holiday Gift Cards
Week at a Glance
-Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Starts
-MHSA Meeting at 8:00
-8:15 Mass for Kindergarten and 1st grade
-8:15 Mass for 4th and 5th Grade
-Superintendent David Dean visits for a school tour
-2nd and 3rd Grade Mass at 8:15
-Fall Picture Day Retake
-Thanksgiving Food Drive items due
-Middle School Mass at 8:15
-Happy Birthday Mrs. Allred!
-Happy Birthday to Mrs. Maples on Sunday!
Middle School Math
Marquette Catholic School is taking applications for a full-time Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Math Teacher. The position is available immediately, however, we are also accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Marquette’s Middle School math program offers class sizes that average fifteen students or less and employs two full-time math teachers. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree with certification for high school algebra. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please submit all information to the principal at email@example.com and include a resume.