NEWS AND NOTES

December 6, 2020

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A Note from the Principal

-You can catch our Advent Prayer Service tomorrow morning at 8:05 on our Parent Facebook Page.

-All students will attend Mass on Tuesday, December 8th for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Our Kindergarten and 1st grade will attend daily Mass at 8:15 and the rest of the school will attend at 10:00 in the Church with overflow in both Fletcher Hall and the Vision Gym. In order to practice social distancing, we will not be allowing any visitors to the 10:00 Mass.

-This Friday we will have our Annual Tacky Sweater Day to support our Christmas Jars program. See details in the messages below.

Covid Update

COVID-19 Update:

  • Total Confirmed Campus Cases: 11

  • Total Active Cases: 1

  • Students Actively Quarantined: 16 (59 last week)

  • Faculty/Staff Actively Quarantined: 0

  • Total Recovered and Released: 10

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Christmas Jars

Whether you are new parents to the building or have been at Marquette for years, you have probably heard of the Marquette Christmas Jars Project. This wonderful “miracle” came about from a book that Mrs. Baker taught and Mrs. Price continues to teach to the seventh grade students. As many of you know, this project is more than just a class project and has become a school wide tradition of service.

The book itself is called Christmas Jars. It has an outstanding message of sacrifice, love, and care for others. The book is based upon a family that makes an anonymous donation of dollars and coins to someone in need. This particular family would place a jar in their home year round and place spare change and bills in it, knowing that each time they did this the money was going to someone who may need it during the Christmas holidays.

The beauty of the actual project is the reminder that each time we, as a community, place any amount of money in that Christmas Jar, we are doing it with a whole heart and the satisfaction for that brief moment we are thinking of someone else. We distribute the money both within and outside of our community to families that we know could use some help at Christmas time. The money is a wonderful thing, but the real beauty of the project is the fact that we are demonstrating our love and concern for another human being. If you have the opportunity to read this short story, you should. You may have also seen the movie that was released last year.

Thank you for your support with this project, and I hope you will have your child make his/her Christmas Jar in their classroom “jingle.” When we do this we are not only giving someone some much needed monetary support, but the bigger and better thing is we are giving them “hope” that someone truly cares about them. The students will have the jars in the classrooms when we return from Thanksgiving Break.

Another element that was added to the project a few years back was “Match the Magic.”

Once again we are reaching out to our families with "MATCH THE MAGIC." The hope is that people and/or companies will be willing to match contributions made by the jars in given homerooms. However, we understand that this year has been unlike any other for everyone in our community. We understand that giving in this way may be more difficult due to the economic impact of the pandemic, so there is no pressure to donate or Match the Magic.

Here are a few ideas:

1. Match the amount of ONE classroom jar (Roughly $100)

2. Match the amount of FOUR classroom jars (Roughly $400)

3. Match the total amount made by the school (Usually $2,000 to $3,000)

4. Give a flat amount

If you would like to participate in Match the Magic, or you can get a small business or company to contribute, please let Mrs. Robinson know as soon as possible. Last year, every classroom had a match. I am hoping this year we can accomplish the same goal. It would be wonderful. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated more than you will ever know.

Wishing you many blessings this holiday season,

Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mrs. Robinson, and Mrs. Price

Lunchroom Volunteers

Thank you for everyone’s help with lunchroom duty. Below is the updated link with dates through December– we are always in need of volunteers!




https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054daea62da3fa7-marquette




We ask that if you can't make the day you signed up for, reach out to Julia Nguyen for help or please find a replacement from this list.

Also, if it is your first time to volunteer, please make sure you are VIRTUS certified (please check with Sarah Bergner (Sarah.Bergner@marquetteschool.org) and please take a minute to review the attached file.

Junior Comets Lacrosse

Registration for Junior Comets/Tulsa Alliance Lacrosse is now open! Please use the following link to register. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jo Kimbro at emmittmj@outlook.com

https://cometslax.sportngin.com/register/form/111550158

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Marquette Holiday Gift Cards

If you plan to buy gift cards as Christmas presents, you can order them through Scrip and Marquette will earn money! An order form is below and one also came home in your child's folder this week. Simply fill it out, attach your payment, and return it to the ECDC. Questions? Contact Chrissie Gipson, cmgipson@yahoo.com, 314-369-5304.
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Week at a Glance

Monday

-8:05 Advent Prayer Service on the Marquette Facebook Page

Tuesday

-Feast of the Immaculate Conception

-8:15 Mass for Kindergarten and 1st grade

-10:00 2nd-8th Grade Mass (Students and faculty only)

-SAC Meeting at 6:00 (Cafeteria)

Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

-Tacky Sweater Day

-Happy Birthday Mrs. Robinson

Saturday

-Happy Birthday Mrs. Christian!

-Happy Birthday Mrs. Pickard!

-Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe

Teacher Positions

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 jay.luetkemeyer@marquetteschool.org and include a resume.

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