The Preschool Press

November 20, 2020

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

This week we enjoyed more Thanksgiving preparations, herding sheep, painting turkeys, and baking pumpkin bread. Next week we will have our Thanksgiving feasts and continue practicing for the upcoming Christmas programs!


If you will not be using all four Christmas Program tickets, please return them to school in your child's folder before Thanksgiving break.


Please remember the school is closed next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for Thanksgiving break. I'm sure many of you are looking forward to seeing friends and family. In order for ECDC to continue operating full time, we must all do our part remaining vigilant in our efforts to stay safe. Please continue wearing masks, distancing, washing hands, and staying home if you are ill. If anyone in your household is exposed to a suspected or positive COVID-19 case during the Thanksgiving break, it will be imperative to take precautionary measures, which may include a 14-day quarantine. See the statement below from our Medical Advisory Committee. The CDC gives specific recommendations for holiday gatherings and they can be found here.

Next Week at a Glance

Monday

Thanksgiving Feast

MHSA Coffee Day!


Tuesday

Thanksgiving Feast


Wednesday

Thanksgiving Break-No School


Thursday

Thanksgiving Break-No School


Friday

Thanksgiving Break-No School

COVID UPDATE

Total Confirmed ECDC Cases To Date: 1

Total Active ECDC Cases: 0

Students Actively Quarantined: 1

Teachers Actively Quarantined: 0

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MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

Medical Advisory Committee Statement

The Marquette Medical Advisory Council is keenly aware of the community covid trends as we continue to communicate with the school administration. With the current available data, it appears that our school’s preventative measures are working. However, we cannot control the mitigation efforts of our community outside of school.


The biggest threat to in-person learning is the ability to staff our classrooms. Therefore, as a community, serious and consistent efforts must be acted upon to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In order to avoid changing to virtual learning, it is imperative that you practice the following.


  • If anyone in your immediate family has reason to believe they were exposed to Covid-19 and are showing symptoms, we ask that you contact the administration before sending your child to school.

  • Have each member of your family (above age 4) wear a mask consistently and properly.

  • Avoid unnecessary indoor gatherings.

  • When in doubt, withhold your child from school when potential symptoms of Covid-19 are present in order to avoid the spread and possible exposure of the classroom. We know how difficult this can be with the current allergy index. For further questions, please contact your child’s pediatrician. Listed are the most common COVID symptoms in children:

    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Nasal congestion or runny nose

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Diarrhea

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Stomach ache

    • Tiredness

    • Headache

    • Muscle or body aches


Please have the perspective that the current pandemic does not have an end in sight. Fatigue in following mitigation strategies is real, however, it presents a real risk to our health and ability to continue with in-person learning.


Dr. Jessica Keller

Dr. Shaun Grewal

Dr. Lindsey Tricinella

Doug Williams

AUCTION DETAILS

It is your last chance to bid on/purchase items! The

Marquette No Show Auction will end today at

6pm. Beginning today at 10am, any Dutch

Auction Item remaining will decrease in price hourly

until it sells, or until the auction ends.

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MHSA APPRECIATION COFFEE DAY!

We are THANKFUL for our wonderful Marquette teachers, staff, and parents! To show appreciation for the tireless efforts of our teachers and to celebrate our new, and returning parents, MHSA is having Coffee Day on Monday November 23rd. Topeca Mobile Coffee will have their offerings of espresso drinks, hot chocolate, chai lattes, iced, and hot teas!

We invite you to come enjoy at drop off or pick up, 7:30 to 8:30am and 2:30 to 3:30pm, on the North side of the playground. The playground gates will be open to allow plenty of open space for social distancing and camaraderie.


Mary Jo Kimbro

MHSA President

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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM INFORMATION

Tickets:

We are all looking forward to welcoming you to our Christmas Programs in December. If you will not use all 4 tickets, you can return them to us and we will assign them to families requesting additional seats. If you would like to request additional seats, you may email Mrs. Bergner at sarah.bergner@marquetteschool.org and she will add you to the waitlist. All guests over the age of two must have a ticket to enter.


What to Wear:

On the day of your child’s program, please dress them in uniform bottoms and a long or short sleeve white shirt. Please refrain from any additional hair accessories, bows, etc., as many of the costumes have a headpiece included. In addition, please be sure they have shoes that meet the dress code requirements. Please be assured that we are taking extra precautions with the costumes. Most children will have a specific garment assigned to them. Others will be cleaned between uses.


When to Arrive:

If your child attends school on the program day please arrive at the regular morning drop-off time. If your child does not usually attend on program day, please bring your child to the gym door 15 minutes prior to the program time. (see below for dates/times)

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 jay.luetkemeyer@marquetteschool.org and include a resume.

ECDC CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER

7 Labor Day-No School

24 Early Dismissal 2:15 pm

24 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3-6pm

25 No School

25 Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30-12pm

OCTOBER

1/2 Spirit dress days

5/6 Picture days-free dress

9 Mobile Dairy Classroom

15 Teacher In-service-No School

16 Fall Break-No School

25 Trunk or Treat

29/30 Halloween Festival

NOVEMBER

2-19 Collections for Blizzard Bags

5/6 Spirit dress days

13-20 "No Show" Online Auction

20 Blizzard Bags Donated to Meals on Wheels

23/24 Thanksgiving Feasts

25-27 Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

2 Christmas Programs (Bees 9am, Raccoons 10am, Frogs 11am)

3 Christmas Programs (Otters 9am and Owls 10am)

7-8 Pajama Days

17/18 Christmas Parties

19 Christmas Break Begins

COVID-19

View our safety protocols for COVID-19