News and Notes August 29th

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A Note from the Principal

We hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!

  • Lunch and Pizza orders are due by August 30th at 1:00!
  • Please remember that anyone entering the K-8 Marquette parking lot at morning drop off or pick up should enter by making a right turn only by heading North on Quincy. Additionally, when leaving the K-8 parking lot you should only exit by making a right turn (even if you need to go to the ECDC). Failure to do this not only goes against our policies and procedures but has also resulted in more than one fender bender over the last few years. I strongly encourage everyone to watch the drop off/pick-up video.
Marquette Catholic School- Guide to Parking

Week at a Glance


-No School-Labor Day


-Happy Birthday to Miss Ginny




-Happy Birthday to Mrs. Dowdell

-8th Grade takes class visit to Cascia Hall


-Spirit Dress Day

-Rosary/Adoration at 8:15 in Church (Parents welcome but must sign in to office)

RISE Trivia Night Registration Is Now Open

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019




Unfamiliar with RISE? RISE stands for Religious Inclusive Student Education. Its mission is to provide children with special needs the opportunity for a Catholic education in their home parish school. Marquette was the first, and remains the only, parish school in the Tulsa Diocese to implement a program for children with special needs. With Marquette RISE as its model, Bishop Kelley High School started its own inclusion program during the 2018-19 school year! Our RISE program has its own budget, and students in the RISE program pay the same tuition rates as other parishioners. This is made possible by fundraisers such as RISE Trivia Night. The RISE program is something of which all Marquette parents and Christ the King parishioners should be proud, and we would love your support of this much-anticipated annual event!

Please join us for a fun team trivia competition emceed by Jeopardy! contestant, local pub trivia host, and Marquette parent Tim Edwards. Form a table of ten, or purchase an individual ticket and you will be placed on a team. Trivia doors open in the Marquette Vision Gym at 6:30 with competition beginning at 7:15.

Up for a drink and need some food for thought before Trivia? Back by popular demand, the pre-Trivia cocktail party "Cram Session" will kick off at 5:30 under the porte cochere. Enjoy live music from the Ben Neikirk Trio, delicious cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by Ludger's, and the opportunity to hobnob with Fr. Elkin, Fr. Webb, Mr. Luetkemeyer, and Mrs. McGough. Have a conflict and can't make Trivia? Stopping by the Cram Session for a post-work drink and bite to eat is a great way to support RISE!

Register for the event here.

Shirts are for sale at the link above. RISE shirts may be worn in the big school on 9/20 and in the ECDC on 9/19 and/or 9/20.

September Lunch Menu

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Coffee Talk with Principal Luetkemeyer

A goal I have set for myself this year is to be more available to families. In an effort to better communicate what we are doing as a school and, perhaps more importantly, listen to what families have to say, I will be hosting multiple “Coffee Talk with Principal Luetkemeyer” sessions throughout the year. I invite you to come by the school library, grab a cup of coffee, and hear about the latest school developments as well as share your thoughts. As partners in education, we all have a vested interest in developing strong relationships of mutual trust to meet our shared goal of educating our children. All dates have 8:00 and 12:30 time slots. Dates include...

September 13th October 11 November 8 December 6 January 17 February 21 March 27 April 17 May 11

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Bushido Karate is Back!

Ages: Kindergarten through adult
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:15
$40 enrollment fee for year. This includes the uniform.
$50 a month
1st semester paid in full in September will be $190+ $40=$230
2nd semester paid in full in January will be $240
Full year paid in full in September $35 + $420=$460

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Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Christi Teis

St. Cecilia Children’s Choir 2019-20 Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!

The St. Cecilia Children’s Choir is for boys and girls in kindergarten through 4th grade. The Choir learns Catholic music as co-directed by Christ the King Gallery Choir member Donna Reneau and Marquette’s 5th-8th grade music teacher and Christ the King’s Minister of Music, Tom Starnes. The Choir sings at the 9:15 Mass approximately once a month (dates will be provided), and the Choir also performs in the pageant preceding Mass on Christmas Eve.

The Choir meets after school each Tuesday, beginning September 10, 2019. Upon dismissal from school, the kids will be directed to the foyer in front of Fletcher Hall to check in for practice. They sign in, have a few minutes to play, eat a snack, and then rehearse until 4 p.m. Parents pick up the kids in the Fletcher Hall foyer (or the kids can be taken to after school care, as applicable).

We hope you’ll consider joining the fun!

Questions? Contact Tom Starnes ( or Jennifer Blankenship (

VIRTUS Update!

The Diocese of Tulsa and VIRTUS provide a web-based online training program in English and Spanish that specializes in helping churches and religious organizations create safe environments for children and youth. VIRTUS training is mandatory for all Employees and for Covered Volunteers who have access to children. Without VIRTUS Training, you cannot volunteer. If you have never completed Virtus, you must do so to volunteer and even come to class parties. If you have completed Virtus in the past, we still need to make sure you are current on all Virtus background checks or necessary signed documents. Next Friday, any parent who has completed Virtus in the past but needs a new background check, new training, or updated/signed documents will receive an email alerting them to sign back into their account to update. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Mr. Luetkemeyer.


  1. Go to

  2. Click the first time registrant button under the login for existing accounts box

  3. Choose begin the registration process

  4. Find the diocese of Tulsa and click select

  5. Create your user ID (case sensitive; email is okay) and password (case sensitive; at least 8 characters)

  6. Fill in the information to create your account and click continue

  7. Please scroll to Marquette School (Tulsa) as your primary location (not CTK) and click continue

  8. If you want to do volunteer work at another location, you will be able to do that later after you have finished the registration process so please choose no to add another location

  9. Please choose VOLUNTEER, then type volunteer as your function

  10. Answer questions accordingly

  11. Open & download the Policies & Procedures by clicking on the PDF document, read it, check the box then enter your full name and date acknowledging that you have done the listed steps

  12. Open & download the Code of Ethics Agreement by clicking on the PDF document, read it, check the box then enter your full name and date acknowledging that you have done the listed steps

  13. Choose I need to apply for a background check and access the VIRTUS online training

  14. Answer the 6 questions and then click Acknowledge and proceed to background check

  15. You will now be prompted to complete a background check through a 3rd party (Trak-1), click the link to do so

  16. Read the disclosure and click continue

  17. Sign the document and click the little box regarding being an applicant in the state of OK if you want to receive a copy of the report and click continue

  18. Fill in any information that was not pulled over from VIRTUS and click continue

  19. Verify that everything is correct and click continue

  20. Enter the information to pay the $XX.xx to pay for your background check and click pay and submit

  21. A screen will pop up that says thank you and you are done with the background check. You can print this for your records if you would like.

  22. You will now need to go back to and complete your training. Please sign in with the user ID and password that you created

  23. Click on the words “Protecting God’s Children Online Awareness Session 3.0”

  24. In the next window click begin and you will be taken to a series of questions and videos. Please answer to the best of your ability and watch the videos. If you need to stop and return later, the VIRTUS training should start where you left off in the session.

  25. THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT MARQUETTE! You may now put your name on the volunteer duties and all information will be checked for compliance.

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That Man is You

We have a very exciting new men’s ministry that is coming to our parish. That Man is You! (TMIY) is a once a week program that will address the pressures and temptationsthat men face in our modern culture. The program is designed to harmonize current social and medical science with the teachings of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints to help develop the vision of a man that is fully alive! This completely FREE program will launch on Thursday morning, September 5th from 6:00-7:30 am. We will have breakfast and meet at this time every Thursday for the 13 weeks to follow. We encourage everyone with any interest to checkout the TMIY website here.

Christ the King Men's Ministry Team

Register for TMIY here

Scouts and Girl Scout Leaders

If you lead a Boy or Girl Scout troop at Marquette and hold grade level meetings, please contact Mr. Luetkemeyer at

Calendar of Events

2019-2020 Parent Calendar

*All times and dates are subject to change.

1st Semester

September 2 No School-Labor Day

September 6 Kindergarten Grandparents Day

October 21-22 Vision Screening

September 3 Early Childhood Parent Education Session (7:55-8:15)

September 20 RISE Trivia Night

Sep. 25-Oct. 4 Book Fair

September 26 2:15 Dismissal for Conferences (Conferences from 3:00-6:00)

September 27 No School-Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30-12:00

September 30 No School-Teacher Curriculum Planning Day (Fletcher Hall)

October 1 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

October 3 St. Francis Gala

October 17 Diocesan Professional Day -No School-Fall Break

October 18 No School- Fall Break

October 25 5th Grade Vocation Day at Marquette

October 27 Trunk or Treat

October 31 Halloween Parties

October 31 All Saints Parade 8:30 and Presentation at 9:00 for Kindergarten

November 1 All Saints Day

November 5 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

November 15 Auction

November 26 Kindergarten Feast at 11:30; Prayer Service at 2:15

November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

December 2 Advent Prayer Service: 8:05 (gym)

December 3 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

December 5 School Penance Service

December 6 School Penance Service

December 9 Advent Prayer Service: 8:05 (gym)

December 12 &13 ECDC Christmas program

December 2 Jingle Bell Shootout

Dec. 17-19 Middle School Finals

December 16 Advent Prayer Service: 8:05 (gym)

Dec. 20 Last Day/Christmas Parties/Middle School Retreat/Prayer Service

December 21 Christmas Break Starts

January 6 Last Day of Christmas Break

2nd Semester

January 6 Teacher Curriculum Planning Day

January 7 Class Resume

January 7 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

January 10 Kindergarten Open House 11:30

January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School

January 25 Boots N BBQ

January 25-31 Catholic Schools Week

February 4 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

February 6 2:15 Dismissal for Conferences (Conferences from 3:00-6:00)

February 7 NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30-12:00

February 13 Valentine Parties-2:15 (Kindergarten Friendship Breakfast)

February 14 Diocesan Professional Day-No School

February 17 Presidents Day-No School

February 26 Ash Wednesday

March 3 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

March 12 Q&U Wedding

March 15 Last Day of 3rd Quarter

March 14-22 Spring Break

March 27-April 3 Spring Book Fair

April 9 Living Stations of the Cross-2:00

April 7 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

April 10 Good Friday-No School

April 13 Easter Monday-No School

April 23 NJHS Inductions

April 25-26 2nd Grade Treasure Box Weekend

May 5 Early Childhood Parent Education Session

May 6 K-8 May Crowning 10:00

May 13 Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Day @8:30

May 1 1st Communion Luncheon--2nd Grade

May 2 & 3 1st Communion Weekend

May 8 Field Day

May 15 Field Day Make Up

May 14 8th Grade Luncheon and 8th Grade Graduation

May 21 Last Day of School/Kindergarten Graduation 10:30/Noon Dismissal

2019-2020 Marquette School Theme

2019-2020 Marquette School Theme

Prayer Request

Please join us in praying together as a community this school year. If you have a prayer request and would like the school to join you in prayer, simply email a brief intention and will post it here. If you would like the intention to remain private, simply say so and we will post it as a private intention without indicating the person who requested the prayer. We ask for Blessed Stanley Rother's intercession and pray that he will become a Saint. Let us begin with the following intentions.

Heavenly Father as we begin this new school year I pray that you would give us an understanding and discerning heart in our thoughts, words, and actions with our children, with their teachers, and with our fellow parents. Help us to be slow to anger but quick to respond to the needs, disappointment, and problems that others are facing.

Keep me Lord from developing a judgmental spirit that can so often jump to the wrong conclusions and prevent me for speaking too hastily, which can so often cause sadness and pain to those that are in need and trouble.

Lord as a community we want to be used by You as a channel of blessing and of loving compassion. Teach us, Lord, how to be the models for our children and we pray that You would change us from the inside out to be the person that You would have me to be. Lord, bless this school as we celebrate 100 years of Catholic education and may we do all things pleasing to You. Amen.

  • For our students, parents, and teachers that we will experience a year of faith-filled development.
  • For an increase in vocations within our Christ the King/Marquette community.
  • For our Priests and for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and religious life.
  • For those separated from their families due to military deployment.