The Preschool Press

January 28, 2022

A Note From the Director

This week was all about bears, penguins, and snowmen! PK and TK enjoyed their bear breakfasts. Their bears were quite naughty and made a huge mess! We ice skated to The Ice Skaters Waltz in music, learned the Parable of the Precious Pearl in catechesis, and finished part two of printmaking bugs in art.

Next week we are celebrating Catholic Schools Week! Please see the notes below for dress up days and events. Thank you for supporting our Catholic School!

Next Week at a Glance


Wear your uniform to Mass!


Spirit Dress

Coffee Truck


Crazy Sock Day


Crayon Day-dress as one color head to toe


PJ Day

Feast of St. Blaise


Free Dress

Re-enrollment Due

Covid-19 Update

Although cases of Covid-19 were reduced this week, it is still important to keep children home if they are ill or if you are awaiting a test. Hopefully the peak has passed and we are on the road to better health!
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Catholic Schools Week-January 30th-February 4th

Catholic Schools Week is a special week each year when we focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. Marquette and ECDC will celebrate CSW next week, JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 4. Below are highlights of events and special dress up days.
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, February 16th, and Thursday, February 17th. School will dismiss at 2:15 on Wednesday, February 16th. There will be no school on Thursday, February 17th, Friday, February 18th (Diocesan Inservice) or Monday, February 21st (Presidents Day). Wednesday conferences are 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Thursday conferences are 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Child care is not provided during conferences other than for those enrolled in aftercare which ends at 5:30pm Wednesday. There is no aftercare on the 17th, 18th, or 21st since school is not in session.

How To Schedule a Conference

Once again we will be utilizing the Pick a Time on-line scheduling system. Conference scheduling will open on 01/30/22 at 7:00 PM and will close on 02/15/22 at 3:00 PM. You will not be able to schedule before this time on Sunday, January 30, 2022. The website is: Be sure to choose February 22 Parent-Teacher 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.


You're invited to Boots N' BBQ! Grab your partner and round up your friends for food, libations, live music, casino tables, dancing and more all in support of our amazing RISE program.

Reserve your table today:

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ECDC Re-Enrollment

The time to re-enroll for the 22-23 school year is here. Below is a timeline for families returning to ECDC in the 22-23 school year.

January 10th

  • Parents of Bee and Raccoon students will receive an email invitation to complete the online re-enrollment. If you have questions about your child's readiness for next year, please contact your child's teacher.
  • Parents will also receive an email with instructions to request a change of days for 22-23. Students attending PK4 may attend 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days and students attending TK may attend 3, 4, or 5 days.

February 4th

  • Re-enrollment and registration fees are due for students returning to ECDC. Families who do not re-enroll by this day will not be guaranteed a spot in 22-23.

  • Requests to make a change in your child’s days/week attendance for 22-23 are due this day. If no request is made, your child will be assigned the same days he currently attends.

February 7th

  • Open enrollment begins for prospective students on the waiting list.

Transitional Kindergarten

If you are interested in our transitional kindergarten (Frog class), please notify Mrs. McGough or your child's teacher. If you have questions about your child's readiness for kindergarten, please contact your child's teacher. The deadline to enroll in TK is Friday, February 4th.

After School Art Class

Mrs. Bergner has a limited number of spots remaining as one time drop ins. See below for details.
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Instructions to Print Your FACTS Annual Payment Summary

1. Log into Family Portal

Reminder: the Marquette District Code is MS-OK

2. Click on “Financial” in the lower left hand corner (located in the red menu box)

3. Click on “Financial Home” located in the Financial Links menu box on the right

4. Click on “View Details” in the Payment Plan and Billing Menu

5. Click on the blue “View Payment Summary” button

6. The Payment Summary that appears lists all payments you have made to Marquette/ ECDC for the previous calendar year.

22-23 School Calendar

Please note our school calendar for the next school year! More details will follow later, but please see the highlights thus far.

Red Highlight-Day off School

Blue Highlight-Day in school

August 18 First Day of School

September 29-30 Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 13 Diocesan Teacher In-Service

October 14 Fall Break

February 15-16 Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 17 Diocesan Teacher In-Service

February 20 President’s Day-No School
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19-20 Memory Books

The 19-20 ECDC Memory Book is now complete. Click HERE to purchase a book.
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Volunteering and VIRTUS

Each year, we rely on volunteers to help support classroom and school activities, field trips, fundraising activities, athletics and much more. Volunteers play a critical role at Marquette, and we appreciate your dedication, time and talent.

What you need to do:

  • First, VIRTUS Child & Youth Protection Requirements have three components: 1.) the background check submission 2.) adherence to policies, procedures, and ethical standards, and 3.) the child & youth protection education training. Each component needs to be renewed every five years.

  • Registration for First-time Users:
    • Visit
    • Select “First-Time Registrant” to create an online VIRTUS account.
    • Follow the onscreen step-by-step instructions for completing the process. We require all volunteers to start this process no later than two week before the date of volunteering.


  • Update Existing Account:
    • Registered volunteers are encouraged to login at the beginning of every school year to ensure that all personal information is correct. Upon login, your account will prompt you to complete any necessary requirements. Automated emails are sent through VIRTUS approximately one week before they expire. Please ensure that the registered email address is correct.
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2021-2022 Marquette School Theme

“Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter.”


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Marquette Saint of the Year-St. Joseph

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