The Preschool Press

May 20, 2022

A Note From the Director

It was another full week at ECDC...Letter People Day, a visit from Miss Tulsa State Fair, parachute play, and an outdoor classroom field trip complete with wheelbarrow races, a hay ride, and water balloon fights!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the wonderful farewell this morning! I appreciate all the kind words, the cards, and gifts. Each one of your families has been a wonderful part of my time at Marquette. I will treasure the smiles and funny stories and hugs for many years to come. God has called me to be a Chaplain at St. Francis Hospital and I am excited to begin my new journey this summer. ECDC will always hold a very special place in my heart.

This will be our last Preschool Press for this year. Periodically you will receive emails over the summer with information about next year.

Our last day of school is Friday, May 28th, with early dismissal and no aftercare. Kindergarten Mass and Graduation will be wrapping up at noon, so please be prepared for traffic. ECDC will open dismissal doors at 11:45am.

2020-2021 Memory Book

The Memory Book for last school year is complete and ready for purchase. Click HERE to be directed to the site. I suggest waiting for a sale or coupon to order your book. Shutterfly often advertises sales and codes for discounts. The Memory Book for this year, 2021-22, will be available in August to purchase.
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2022-2023 School Supplies for K-8

As a convenience for parents, our Marquette Home and School Association has an online school supply option for K-8. Families are not required to use this program for school supplies – you may also use the site to get supply lists and purchase on your own. These supplies are for K-8 ONLY, not ECDC. The deadline to order online is May 30, 2022.

If you are interested in purchasing school supplies follow these instructions.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the school ID: MAR178
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order. Please note, that sales tax will be applied at checkout.
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Parents of incoming Kindergarten students will need to purchase a rest mat via this sale OR use your mat from ECDC. PK4 and Frog students will come home with their rest mats at the end of this school year. If you would prefer to purchase a new mat, please note the item is listed separately from the Kindergarten pack on the website.

School supplies will be available for pick up at the Marquette porte-cochere in August. More information regarding the date/time will come later.


Contact Katie Sattre at or Annell Morrow at

Gymnastics for 22-23

Attention Incoming Kindergarteners: Gymnastics is offered at Marquette after school on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday and is taught by Cherie Veit who has been teaching your children fitness at the Marquette ECDC. Class space is limited and there is usually a wait list. Tuition is $62/month plus a one-time enrollment fee of $25.

If you would like to reserve a spot for after school gymnastics at the big school next year, contact Cherie Veit to save a spot!

Cherie Veit


2022-23 School Calendar

I am pleased to share that next year’s academic calendar has been set and is attached for your convenience. In addition to holidays, teacher in-service days, and seasonal events worth noting, all major fundraising events are also included—RISE Trivia Night, MHSA Auction, and Boots ‘N BBQ! It is my hope that this schedule of events helps your family effectively plan for the upcoming year.

Additionally, below are changes that parents should be aware of for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Quarterly Noon Dismissal Days: The professional and spiritual development of our teachers is paramount to our success. Therefore, each quarter (see calendar) our teachers will convene for a half-day of professional development. Both the ECDC and K-8 will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. and no aftercare will be provided. We acknowledge this new program will require additional planning for families as it pertains to childcare as we focus on maintaining the highest level of classroom instruction.

  • Chick-fil-A Wednesdays: The Chick-fil-A lunch fundraiser organized by the 8th grade will now be offered on Wednesdays instead of Friday. Traditionally in the Church, abstinence from meat was observed every Friday. We want to honor this option for all students and families.

  • Other Notable Schedule Changes: We have consolidated back-to-school events to decrease the number of evening requirements. There will now be two Meet the Teacher Days with popsicles on the playground and no additional back-to-school events. In December, the beloved Santa Breakfast tradition will also feature Wreaths for RISE as we look to make that morning a one-stop festivity for our families during one of the busiest times of the year.

As we continue striving to build the kingdom of God in our students, classrooms, and community, thank you for all you do for the ECDC.

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Summer Play Days 2022

Summer Play Days registration is open. We will hold two, three week sessions on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 9am to 2pm.

Session One: June 6-June 24

Session Two: July 6-July 22

The cost is $50 per day. Children enrolling in PK3 next year may attend as long as they are potty trained. Questions? Contact Mrs. Bergner or Mrs. McGough.

Click HERE to register.

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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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