The Preschool Press

September 16, 2019

From the Director's Desk

Scheduling for parent/teacher conferences are open. Please follow the directions below to schedule a conference with your child's teacher. Conferences are set up for 10 minutes. If you would like more time with the teacher, please schedule a separate time to meet so that we can stay on time during conference days. We look forward to meeting with you!

This Friday, September 20th, the Mary K. Chapman Speech and Hearing Clinic will visit ECDC to perform hearing screenings. All children in PK4 and TK will be screened. Results will be sent home in parent mailboxes.

This week we also welcome several special guests to the school! The firefighters will bring their truck on Monday and discuss fire safety with the preschoolers. On Tuesday, Officer West will talk to the children about being a police officer and let them look inside his police cruiser. On Thursday, Dr. Keller will visit to tell us all about her career as a pediatrician. These visitors come during our studies of "Our Community." Ask your children what they learn from our special guests!

I hope to see you all at Trivia Night Friday! Have a blessed week. -Mrs. McGough

Conference Scheduling

Parent Teacher Conferences are September 26th and 27th . School will dismiss at 2:15 on September 26 and there will be no school on September 27. Thursday conferences are 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday conferences are 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Once again we will be utilizing the Pick a Time on-line scheduling system. The website is:

Be sure to choose 2019 Fall Conferences

Register (new users)

1. Enter your email address and push "Login/Create Account".

2. Fill in the required fields and register.

Sign In (returning users)

If you've previously registered, all you need to do is enter your email and password. The system will know about your appointments and the children you have added to your account.


1. Each colored square represents an available meeting time. The legend shows you which teacher corresponds to which color, and the times increase as you go down the page. (Note: you may not see all of the teachers at your school, just the set of teachers that your children have classes with.) Click on a square to book that time.

2. You will optionally have the choice of setting a time when you would like a reminder email delivered.

3. Click "Create Appointment".

Repeat until you have a time with each teacher you'd like to visit with.

At any time you can click on "printable schedule" and print the resulting webpage to get a hard copy of your schedule. You will also have the option to email your schedule to yourself. If you want to make changes to your schedule, you can log in at any time with the email address and password you used to create your account.

Click on "Your Schedule" to display and hide your appointments. There will be links to change the time, or cancel the appointment.

Volunteering for Activities

The Diocese of Tulsa sets the policies and procedures for individuals volunteering in our schools. Because these policies are required by the diocese, it is important that we abide by all regulations and requirements.

At Marquette we are fortunate to have a local administrator on staff who maintains these volunteer records and monitors when paperwork, background checks, or signatures need updating. All of this information is housed in the VIRTUS database.

Since the process for obtaining and reviewing the requirements takes time, it is imperative that field trip permission slips or any other volunteer paperwork be returned on time. If the information is not returned by the date required, the volunteer will not be allowed to participate. If we do not have enough cleared volunteers, this can also lead to cancellation of activities.

Occasionally during the school year, your child's teacher may plan field trips or activities that require volunteers. Please know that our first priority is your children's safety. The process in place for clearing volunteers is such that we can insure each child will be kept safe during the activity. Directions for registering as a volunteer were sent home at the beginning of the school year. Copies of these directions are also available in our office. If you have questions about our volunteer policies, please feel free to contact Mrs. McGough directly.

Fall Pictures at ECDC

Picture days are September 23rd and 24th. Photos will be taken outside. No orders are necessary prior to picture day. Proofs will be sent home in a few weeks for you to make your choices. Individual and class photos will be taken. Your child will be assigned a day to take his/her photo. Mrs. Bergner will send out the assignments this week. All children may wear free dress on both the 23rd and 24th.

Women's Evening This Thursday!

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Upcoming Events Hosted by Alcuin Institute of the Tulsa Diocese

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Upcoming Events

September 16 Permission slips and driver forms due for PK/TK field trip

September 16 Fire Truck visits ECDC

September 17 Officer West visits ECDC

September 19 Dr. Keller visits ECDC

September 17 Tornado Drill

September 19/20 Wear your RISE Trivia shirt

September 19 Women's Spirituality Dinner

September 20 Hearing screenings

September 20 RISE Trivia Night

September 23-24 Fall Picture Days

September 25 Dr. Brandt

September 26 Early Dismissal (2:15)-Parent Teacher Conferences

September 27 No school-Parent Teacher Conferences

September 30 No school-Teacher curriculum planning day