NEWS AND NOTES
October 14, 2020
A Note from the Principal
We had a great first week back with everyone! We will now have Fall Break on both Thursday and Friday!
-If you ever need to exit your vehicle to help your child get out of the car or pick up items, it is always better to park in either parking lot and walk them to the cross walk. Beyond being a safety concern, it slows down the drop off process. We also ask that you have your child prepared to exit the car once you approach drop off.
-Spirit Store! Our response to the new Spirit Wear has been incredible and now new items have been added to the online store! New orders will process on October 15th and new offerings will be available as well! Please note that this will the last month for the tie dye, ¾ sleeve, and the short sleeve/long sleeve red and navy t-shirts. You can find the Spirit Store here.
-2019-2020 School Yearbooks are available through the end of October!
-Mark your calendars for Fall Picture Day on October 29th and a make-up day on November 19th.
-Please note that when you check grades on the Renweb app, it does not include comments that teachers may put next to the graded assignment. Comments can only be viewed on a desktop, laptop, etc.
- Total Confirmed Campus Cases: 3
- Total Active Cases: 0
- Students Actively Quarantined: 4
- Faculty/Staff Actively Quarantined: 0
- Total Recovered and Released: 3
The annual Marquette auction is right around the corner, and your children will come home with a formal invitation in their folders this week. While there won't be a live event this year, we will still have an online auction and we need your help to make it a success!
Last year’s auction did amazingly well, and some of the proceeds have been set aside to fund the building of a new playground. The goal for this year’s auction is to raise additional funds which will further the initiative to build that playground.
Please consider donating goods, services, gift cards, etc. to help build something that Marquette students will enjoy for years to come. All items donated are tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated!
You can drop off your donations before school on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. We will also have donation drop off days the week immediately following fall break on Wednesday, October 21st, Thursday, October 22nd, and Friday, October 23rd. Tables will be set up to accept donations in front of the Church’s main entrance as well as near the ECDC front doors.
If you are able to donate, your Marquette student is allowed to wear spirit dress on that donation drop-off day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Paula Dunkel 918-706-0003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Caryn Koger 918-633-9936 Caryn.email@example.com
Basketball (K-5th Grade)
It is time to sign up for basketball. We are still waiting on an official start date but as of now we are planning to have a season. As with everything else, we will have protocols in place for practices and games. We will know more as the weeks progress, but we need to start the process of signing up. The link for K-5th is on the Forms page in Renweb. Please complete this by Oct. 23rd so we can inform the league of our numbers for teams- this deadline must be adhered to so the league can make arrangements for gym usage. Here is some more info on the league- and of course all of this is subject to change as we navigate Covid.
We will have a uniform fitting on Sunday Oct. 18 - from 10:30-12:30 in the Vision Gym. IF you cannot make this time we will make some samples available in the Uniform Bank starting next week.
Jr. Comet League- Plan to start in January and run for 8 consecutive weeks. They are adding Kindergarten this year. Most games will be at BK but they will need help from Diocesan schools to host games on some weekends. They will have protocols in place such as limited fans, spacing games out a little more and having designated entrance/exit doors to limit contact with others. They are also changing the rules of the league to make things a little more competitive. Those include:
- League standings for 4th/5th grade and an End of Year tournament
- More Instruction By Officials For 1st & 2nd Grade
- Clock Will Stop On FT's For All Grades
- No Running Clock For 4th & 5th Grade Games
- Grades 1-3 Clock Will Stop Last Minute of Each Half
Lastly, if you are interested in coaching please reach out to me, Thanks,.
It is time to sign up for basketball for this season. The link is active on the Forms page on Renweb. Please sign up before Friday Oct. 23rd so we can start the process of ordering uniforms.
If you are interested in coaching, please reach out to me.
As you may know, this season will be different than most- we are still trying to iron out the details as we deal with Covid protocols. Here is what we know as of now:
There will be no official games until after the start of January. This means the preseason tournament and the Verdigris tournament will not be played. We plan to have a full schedule in January and February and that will include the Lone Star tournament. We do not know about OKC and will not know for a little while but we hope that will be played. None of this is set in stone and will likely change as we get closer to the season. We will have protocols in place for fans- including masks, limited seating, etc. We are all doing our best to make sure basketball gets played and appreciate your patience as we try to make decisions with the players' safety in mind.
One change for Middle School this year is how we will be doing uniforms. In following what is done at other Diocesan Schools, we will no longer require parents to buy their child's uniforms every year. We will charge a rental fee and uniforms will be issued at the start of the season and turned in at the end of the season. This will make life easier on everyone and will simplify the process every year. You will notice on the form that you need to pick sizes, but not a number.
We realize that some were planning to use last year's uniform and apologize for the inconvenience. We will be getting new uniforms for all the 6th-8th grades so everyone will be charged the rental fee. If you need assistance with this please reach out to me and we can make arrangements. The good news is the kids will get new uniforms and we hope this gives them something to get excited about it an otherwise odd year. I have attached a proof of some options that we are looking at for uniforms- we hope everyone likes them.
Uniform fitting will be this Sunday from 10:30-12:30 in the Vision Gym- we will have samples for everyone to try on.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Trunk or Treat!
We are SO excited to still be able to have one of our favorite events of the year!! In the interest of safety, we are making some changes and know that we can still have fun and stay safe!
- Trunk or Treat will only be one and a half hours this year
- The trunks will be in the ECDC parking lot and will be spaced every other parking space around the perimeter.
- We will have a marked, one way candy trail and are encouraging families to only go through it once or twice.
- We will not have food available for purchase this year or any extra activities like bounce houses, crafts and face painting etc.
- We will still have SPOOKY music playing and fun photo opportunities!
- There will be awards for the best trunk and best costume!
- Please keep in mind that all attendees must wear a mask and make every effort possible to maintain proper social distancing.
Below is the sign up link for Trunk or Treat hosts. We are excited to see what fun and festive trunk themes families come up with this year. Because we will be in the ECDC parking lot and spaced out we will only need 15 trunks. Please let us know in the comments if you will need power for your decorations.
We look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday October 25th from 1:30-3pm!
Scrip and RaiseRight
Hello Marquette families!
For years, Marquette has participated in a fundraiser called Scrip. It is a simple fundraiser that has the potential to earn a lot of money for our school. We have had very little support in the past, but with the new app, I'm hoping to change that! All you have to do is download the app, RaiseRight, and start earning. Purchase gift cards for everyday items (groceries, gas, home improvement, clothing, restaurants) through the app and a percentage of each sale will go directly back to Marquette. For instance, my 11 year old just hit a growth spurt and will need new uniform shirts and shorts. If I open my app, find Land's End and purchase a $50 gift card, 15% of that will go back to Marquette! Or if I'm about to check out at Sam's Club or Target, I can open my app, purchase my gift cards and scan the codes directly at check out! Marquette get's 2.5% back at both Sam's and Target.
I am notified every time a new family joins through the app. If you download the app between now and October 20th, your child(ren) will earn a SPIRIT DRESS day on October 23rd!!
If you ever have questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
America’s Battle of the Books – Tulsa Chapter
We are very excited to start our second year of America’s Battle of the Books!
The program is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Students compete in teams on the content and comprehension of selected books. Battles will be outside of class time, physically outside, or on Zoom. We are planning fun extras in our version of the program, including book club events, outdoor movie night, and ART awards.
Click here to Register:
Please send questions or comments to:
Alyson D’Andrea: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Melissa Davis: email@example.com
The Parish of Christ the King has been blessed with the opportunity to enrich students’ lives through religion and education via Marquette Catholic School. Every day, I witness God’s work through the eyes of the young people on our campus. While the responsibility we have is great, the fruit is greater as the gift of Catholic education can have a life-long impact.
With the rising cost of Catholic education and the current economic environment, one could argue the need for financial assistance to obtain a Catholic education is more urgent than ever before. For over 20 years now, the Parish of Christ the King has provided tuition assistance funds for students in need through our Adopt-a-Student Program (AAS). One hundred percent of all funds raised from this program support Marquette students. Currently, there are 26 students benefiting from this fund who would not otherwise be able to receive a Catholic education.
With your generosity, more children will receive the gift of an exceptional Catholic education at Marquette. By investing in our youth you are not only providing education in the present, but also preparing the future leaders of our Church and society.
I ask you to consider supporting the AAS program once again this year as we work to offer Catholic education to as many students as possible. Please consider renewing your last gift to help us meet our 2020-2021 tuition assistance goal of $45,000.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this appeal. I understand the financial hardship many are facing and believe that through our collective efforts we can help those most in need. Please know of the shared gratitude of all families, as well as my sincere thanks, for your support.
If you are interested in learning about additional ways to support education at our parish, including the Educational Endowment Trust, please contact John Sommer at 918-584-4788 ext. 206.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Elkin J. González
Week at a Glance
-MHSA Meeting at 8:00 in the gym
-8:15 Mass for Kindergarten and 1st grade
-Auction Drop Off Day
-8:15 Mass for 4th and 5th Grade
-Auction Drop Off Day
-2nd and 3rd Grade Mass at 8:15
-Happy Birthday Mrs. Joyce
-Auction Drop Off Day
-Middle School Mass at 8:15
-Spirit Dress Day for downloading the Raise Right App
JOB OPENING: ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Middle School Math
Marquette Catholic School is taking applications for a full-time Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Math Teacher. The position is available immediately, however, we are also accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Marquette’s Middle School math program offers class sizes that average fifteen students or less and employs two full-time math teachers. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree with certification for high school algebra. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please submit all information to the principal at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a resume.
K-4 MusicMarquette Catholic School is taking applications for a part-time Kindergarten through 4th grade Music Teacher. The position is available beginning in January of 2021 and averages fifteen hours a week. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please submit all information to the principal at email@example.com and include a resume.