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
MHSA Coffee Day!
Thanksgiving Break-No School
Thanksgiving Break-No School
Thanksgiving Break-No School
Total Confirmed ECDC Cases To Date: 1
Total Active ECDC Cases: 0
Students Actively Quarantined: 1
Teachers Actively Quarantined: 0
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
Nasal congestion or runny nose
New loss of taste or smell
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Nausea or vomiting
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
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.
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
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM INFORMATION
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
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
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
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