NEWS AND NOTES

September 25, 2020

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A Note from the Principal

-Our Annual RISE Trivia is tonight. Whether you are participating or not, you can take part in the Virtual Auction portion.


  1. Visit: https://www.32auctions.com/risetrivia2020
  2. Click "View All Items" (green button centered in the page towards the bottom)
  3. Create an account (It will tell you that you need to be logged in to participate. It will then ask you to "login now" or "create an account.")
  4. Verify the confirmation email
  5. Place your bids (bidding closes at noon on Sunday)
  6. Support RISE!

-October lunches are now available to order! The closing date for lunch will be Monday, September 28th at 1 pm. PLEASE keep in mind that we are in the Hybrid Model through October 9th. Please be sure to only order for your child on days they are in attendance.

-Mark your calendars for Fall Picture Day on October 29th and a make up day on November 19th.

-Are you interested in helping volunteer to help teachers? We are looking to bring back a volunteer position(s) where individuals come to school on specified days and make copies or put together packets for teachers. Volunteers must wear a mask and be Virtus certified prior to volunteering. Interested individuals can contact Mr. Luetkemeyer or Mrs. Robinson.

-We have had a volunteer to help with the Yearbook, but could still use other individuals who would like to serve on a yearbook committee to help. Please contact Mr. Luetkemeyer if interested.


COVID-19 Update:


  • Total Confirmed Campus Cases: 1
  • Total Active Cases: 1
  • Students Actively Quarantined: 23
  • Faculty/Staff Actively Quarantined: 0


Policies & Procedures Update:


  • I’m pleased to share that students will return to campus full time beginning Monday, Oct. 12. This decision was not made lightly, but is one we are confident is best for our students, faculty and staff. In July, we stated that our goal was to make a full return to campus as quickly, but more importantly, as safely as possible. We feel that time is now.

    By starting on October 12, extending our hybrid model one additional week, our teachers will be able to prepare their class structure for this shift. Each group of students will have received the same number of days with on-campus instruction upon their return. Additionally, starting the week of Fall Break will mimic a traditional first week of school where our teachers and students can successfully blend both the “A” group and “B” group together. Please see the schedule below.

    With this change, compliance to our processes and procedures will be paramount. We each play a role in the health of the larger Marquette community, and it will take every one of us to keep our campus safe. The proper use of masks, personal hygiene and attentiveness to personal health will continue to be requirements, and our quarantine guidelines, as recommended by the Tulsa Health Department, will remain. Additionally, should the safety of our students become compromised, we are now well versed in the hybrid model should we have to revert back. Please understand it is my sincere hope that this is not necessary, but know it will remain viable should circumstances warrant it.

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Volunteers Needed

Many have asked about ways to help the school successfully return to full-time classes. We have two opportunities available at this time. We have purchased desk dividers for each of our students and it requires assembly with packaging tape (it is a very simple process). These dividers can be constructed any time throughout the school day between 8:00-10:30 and 1:30-3:00, Monday-Friday. If any parent wants to come and help, we will have the materials provided. Due to social distancing, we only are able to accommodate 4-8 volunteers at a time.


Another opportunity is to move student desks from our ECDC basement to the big school classrooms on Friday, October 2nd beginning at 1:30. Anyone who can bring a truck or trailer could help expedite the process (although it is not required to participate). We will meet at the main school and then begin to retrieve desks from the ECDC basement. At 3:00, we will begin to move the desks into specific classrooms. Our ending time will be dependent on the number of volunteers.


In order to plan properly, please let us know any time you plan to participate. Please direct any questions to Mr. Luetkemeyer.


Scrip and RaiseRight

Hello Marquette families!


For years, Marquette has participated in a fundraiser called Scrip. It is a simple fundraiser that has the potential to earn a lot of money for our school. We have had very little support in the past, but with the new app, I'm hoping to change that! All you have to do is download the app, RaiseRight, and start earning. Purchase gift cards for everyday items (groceries, gas, home improvement, clothing, restaurants) through the app and a percentage of each sale will go directly back to Marquette. For instance, my 11 year old just hit a growth spurt and will need new uniform shirts and shorts. If I open my app, find Land's End and purchase a $50 gift card, 15% of that will go back to Marquette! Or if I'm about to check out at Sam's Club or Target, I can open my app, purchase my gift cards and scan the codes directly at check out! Marquette get's 2.5% back at both Sam's and Target.


I am notified every time a new family joins through the app. If you download the app between now and October 20th, your child(ren) will earn a SPIRIT DRESS day on October 23rd!!


If you ever have questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

Thank you,

Chrissie Gipson

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America’s Battle of the Books – Tulsa Chapter


We are very excited to start our second year of America’s Battle of the Books!

The program is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Students compete in teams on the content and comprehension of selected books. Battles will be outside of class time, physically outside, or on Zoom. We are planning fun extras in our version of the program, including book club events, outdoor movie night, and ART awards.



Click here to Register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQxp_70FUF-g938-BPpHpdP5Z58RVXKbJXQPxtKoRtqrUtgg/viewform


Please send questions or comments to:

Alyson D’Andrea: alysonbrn@aol.com or


Melissa Davis: melissa@haven-design.com

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The Pete Theban Coin Drive!

The Pete Theban Coin Drive is an annual collection to benefit the Saint Francis of Assisi Tuition Assistance Trust. Each school collects coins to contribute to the SFOA Trust in honor of the late Pete Theban. Mr. Theban was a long-time Catholic administrator who died in 2016 after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. He had been our principal at Marquette Catholic School for 10 years at the time of his passing. He was previously the middle school principal at Monte Cassino School from 1986 to 2006. He had a great love for his students and made every child feel loved and valued. He was a strong proponent of projects, drives and fundraisers to help needy Catholic families in the community.

Students are encouraged to bring coins or donations to the school next week and all donations will go towards the St. Francis of Assissi Tuition Assitance Fund.

Week at a Glance

Monday

-"A" Day

Tuesday

-"A" Day

-Happy Birthday Mrs. Mayfield!

-8:15 Mass for 3rd-5th Grade

-10:00 K-2 Mass

Wednesday

-"B" Day

-8:15 Mass for 3rd-5th Grade

-8th Grade Bishop Kelley Virtual Meeting at 6:00. Google Meet link here.

Thursday

-"B" Day

-8:15 Mass K-2nd Grade

Friday

"B" Day

-8:15 Middle School Mass

Piano Lessons Available

The Midtown School of Performing Arts has piano lessons available at Marquette. If interested, please contact Kelly Hawkins.


Office Manager

Midtown School of Performing Arts

3315 S Harvard Ave

Tulsa, OK 74135

Office: (918) 743-5439

www.mspatulsa.com

khawkins@mspatulsa.com

Cell: (918) 261-4336

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