NEWS AND NOTES
October 9, 2020
A Note from the Principal
We are very excited to return to full classrooms on Monday! We have invested in several additional safeguards such as air purifiers and plexiglass dividers for our lunch areas and art room. Additionally, we will be using both the cafeteria and Fletcher Hall for lunches to better socially distance.
Throughout this year, we have worked diligently to have several layers of safeguards and protocols to protect our community from the spread of Covid-19. No safeguard works 100% of the time, however, which is why it is so necessary to have multiple safeguards to protect us from lapses in protection. As we exit our hybrid model, we must be more vigilant in following protocols to keep us safe but also to avoid large scale quarantines. It is for that reason, we urge you to talk to your child about wearing their masks properly and consistently. A mask is our best preventative measure and we will be talking with students who do not wear their mask consistently or properly.
As drop off will have twice as many people as the last few weeks, it is important that we pay close attention to our procedures. If all families can remember a few of the new procedures as well as existing policies, we can have a very safe and successful drop-off.
- We will no longer require students to enter any specific door in the morning (or exit specific doors in the afternoon), however, we will continue to allow students to use any of the previously available doors. Our drop off lane on Quincy will continue to operate, however, if it is backed up, you can continue to go to the drop off by the front doors to the school as well.
- We will continue to take student temperatures, but as the weather has cooled down, we no longer have the same concerns about students getting overheated. Your child can exit the car and walk to a waiting staff member to have their temperature taken on the sidewalk. This step should help speed up the process.
- As a parent, 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.
- Have your child prepared to exit the car once you approach drop off. A quick but safe and orderly exit from the car benefits everyone.
-Thank you to everyone for all of their help moving desks, putting together plexiglass dividers and supporting our school!
-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!
-To celebrate coming back to full-time instruction, we will have a Spirit Dress Day on Wednesday, October 14th!
-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: 2
- 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
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
-Full return to classroom!
-Happy Birthday Mrs. Peterson
-8:15 Mass for Kindergarten and 1st grade
-Happy Birthday to Mrs. Limes, Mrs. Vogt, and Mr. Haney
-Spirit Dress Day for all students!
-8:15 Mass for 4th and 5th Grade
-Scarecrow Day for Kindergarten!
-No School-FALL BREAK
-No School-FALL BREAK
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.