The Preschool Press

January 29, 2021

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

  • REMINDER: THE LAST DAY TO REQUEST A CHANGE OF DAYS FOR 21-22 IS TODAY! SEND MRS. MCGOUGH AN EMAIL WITH THE SUBJECT LINE: CHANGE REQUEST.


  • Mr. Luetkemeyer made the difficult decision to close Marquette School this week due to the rising COVID numbers. They hope to resume classes on February 8th. ECDC sent the Owl class into quarantine yesterday, but we continue to have minimal positive cases. Next week we will follow the Catholic Schools Week plan in the flyer below and proceed with parent/teacher conferences as scheduled. If you have not scheduled a conference, please follow the directions below. Also please note there is early dismissal on Thursday at 2:15 and no school Friday.


  • As a reminder, please check your child for symptoms each morning before coming to school. Symptoms of COVID in young children can mimic those of the common cold. While we are not required to quarantine a student who is a secondary exposure, we appreciate parents who are extra cautious. If someone in your family has been exposed to COVID or is ill and you suspect COVID, please be prudent in your decision to send your ECDC child to school. It is better to sacrifice a day or two of school/work to prevent the quarantine of an entire class. Our goal has always been to remain open, but we need healthy staff in order to achieve that goal. Thank you for your help in keeping our children and teachers healthy and safe.

NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sunday

Catholic Schools Week Begins

Wear School Uniform to Mass


Monday

Spirit Dress


Tuesday

Crayon Day


Wednesday

Feast of Saint Blaise

Pajama Day


Thursday

Crazy Sock Day

Early Dismissal 2:15

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3pm-6pm


Friday

No School-Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30am-12:00pm

COVID UPDATE

Total Confirmed ECDC Cases To Date: 3

Total Active ECDC Cases: 1

Students Actively Quarantined: 24 (22 from the Owl class)

Teachers Actively Quarantined: 2

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ALCUIN INSTITUTE

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Dear friends of the Alcuin Institute,

Have you ever been interested in learning Latin? Well now is your chance!

Latin is the language of Western Civilization (Greek is a close second) and the Catholic Church. To know Latin is to know and understand Western Civilization from within and to better understand the mind, heart, and voice of the Church. Latin is not a dead language and is meant to be spoken. All languages are meant to be spoken, not translated from a textbook. The Latin etymology of the word “language” is “lingua” which means tongue. Tongues speak and you can even “speak in tongues” but textbooks don’t have tongues and therefore are dead. Thus, one can argue that textbooks are deadly (but that is a rather morbid topic).

Since it's not possible to meet daily, which is the best way to learn a language ( immersion in the language), the Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture, in conjunction with the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, is offering a once a week, 90 minute session, with instructor Mr. David Dean, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. Mr. Dean has taught Latin with the oral method for more than 30 years.

Classes will begin on Thursday, February 4th, at the affordable cost of just $50!

For more details, visit our website!

www.alcuininstitute.org

ECDC CALENDAR

DECEMBER

17/18 Christmas Parties

19 Christmas Break Begins

JANUARY

4 Classes Resume

8 Kindergarten Open House

16 ECDC Entrance Screenings

18 MLK Day-No School

30 Entrance Screenings

31-Feb 6 Catholic Schools Week

FEBRUARY

3 Blessing of Throats; Feast of Saint Blaise

4 Early Dismissal 2:15

4 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3-6pm

5 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30-12pm

5 No School

10/11 Valentine Parties

12 Diocesan Inservice-No School

15 President's Day-No School

16 Mardi Gras Parade

17 Ash Wednesday Service 9:15

MARCH

1 Summer Registration opens

1 Lenten Project Collections begin

15-19 Spring Break

30/31 Spring Pictures

APRIL

2 Good Friday-No School

5 Easter Monday-No School

8 Spanish and Art Show

8 Book Fair opens

30 Lunch at the Rectory

MAY

4/5 ECDC May Crowning

7 Field Day

28 Last Day of School-Noon Dismissal

COVID-19

View our safety protocols for COVID-19