The Preschool Press

November 23, 2021

A Note From the Director

A short but wonderful week! Preschoolers enjoyed giving thanks for their many blessings at their Thanksgiving feasts. We are so excited to sing our Christmas songs for you next week! Please check the invitation below for your child's program time.

If you have leftover Halloween candy we would love for you to donate to ECDC! We use the candy for the children to decorate gingerbread houses in December. (Hard candy such as Starbursts, Skittles, Smarties, suckers, etc. is preferred as chocolate melts and does not work well on the houses.)

Next Week at a Glance




Christmas Programs-wear a white shirt!


Christmas Programs-wear a white shirt!

Spirit Dress (unless it is your program day)


Spirit Dress

ECDC Christmas Programs

We love giving the gift of the First Christmas to our families each year at ECDC. This year we will not be limiting the number of attendees at programs, so please invite all family and friends to attend. Feel free to forward the invitation below to extended family. Children who do not attend school on the day of their scheduled program are invited to participate.

What to Wear:

The children have been assigned specific costumes for each class. All costumes are provided by ECDC. Please send your child to school in a WHITE SHIRT and regular uniform bottoms.

We ask that girls refrain from any big bow or headbands as many of the costumes will include headpieces. Please also refrain from any patterned tights or leggings, and follow ECDC shoe guidelines.

Please feel free to reach out to the ECDC office or your child's teacher if you have any questions.

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Advent Wreath Workshop

All are invited to our annual Advent Wreath Workshop hosted on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. in Fletcher Hall. The cost is $25 per family and includes a live wreath courtesy of Graceful Blooms Flower Truck, candles and decorations. There will also be a Rosary making station and craft table for children. With a limited number of seats and wreaths available for this workshop, make sure and reserve your spot today! Click HERE to register.

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Advent by Candlelight

We are pleased to announce the in-person return of Advent by Candlelight on Thursday, Dec. 2, featuring Sarah Swafford. All women of the parish are invited to join us in the Marquette Vision Gym at 7 p.m. for a beautiful evening of fellowship, a talk and desserts.

If you are interested in hosting a table, please contact Women's Ministry leader Meg Otterstrom at 918-889-7876.

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Saturdays for Shopping

Interested in shopping without your little ones in tow? A limited number of spots remain so act fast! Register for Saturdays for Shopping HERE!
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8th Grade Santa Breakfast

Help support the Marquette 8th graders by attending the annual Santa Breakfast on December 5th from 8am-11am. Santa will be available for pictures!
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ECDC Enrollment

We are now accepting applications for new students to the 2022-23 school year. If you have a younger child at home or know someone interested in our preschool, please click HERE to complete an application. Kindergarten applications and re-enrollment for returning students will occur in January.
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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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