The Preschool Press

March 25, 2022

A Note From the Director

This week in Catechesis we learned the Parable of the Leaven and reflected on what it teaches us about the Kingdom of God. We welcomed the season of spring and we sent our Lenten collections of baby items to Catholic Charities. Thank you for all the contributions. In Art class we continued preparing for the Art Show and Parade happening on April 22nd.

The Forehand family's story was recently shared by News On 6. Thank you for keeping them in your prayers, and we are excited to pass along that Cody is set to return home from Craig Hospital this week.

Next Week at a Glance


Trash Bag Sales Continue


Trash Bag Sales Continue


Trash Bag Sales Continue


Trash Bag Sales Continue


Trash Bag Sales Continue

Trash Bags

It is time for the Marquette and ECDC annual trash bag fundraiser!

With the success of last year’s fundraiser, I’m excited to share we will continue with online-only sales. This means all sales will be made through our dedicated website and that we will not be accepting any cash or checks. One difference this year is the cost of a roll of trash bags. It is not surprising with the global pandemic and many supply chain issues that the cost of manufacturing the trash bags increased. Therefore, we have raised our sale prices to keep up. The cost of a roll of trash bags is now $12. However, your trash bag sales goal and buyout costs remain the same.

Just like last year’s process, each student will be provided their own unique link to our Marquette Trash Bag Fundraiser website. Whenever someone uses this unique link to purchase trash bags, the student will receive credit for sales. You can also use this link to make donations or pay for your individual student buyout or your family buyout.

Fundraiser Dates

The fundraiser started this week and ends on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.

Pickup Dates

Our pickup this year will be just like it was last year using the porte-cochere with pre-scheduled pickup times. The exact dates will be confirmed in a future email with a link to sign up for your pickup time. Please note, although anyone can use your unique student link to purchase trash bags, the student who sells the trash bags will be responsible for delivering them to their individual purchasers.

How to Lookup Unique Student Links

If for any reason you need to look up a student's unique link, you can do so by using this link:

Finally, here are some additional details that haven't changed from last year:

  • Our benchmark is for each student to sell 25 rolls, or for each family with more than one student to sell 40 rolls.
  • In the alternative, you may choose to support our spring fundraiser by donating (buy-out) $100 per child or $175 per family.
  • The schoolwide goal is to raise $30,000 for the Marquette Home School Association.
  • We will have individual and class prizes as set forth below:


Sell 25 Rolls Per Student-Free Dress Day

Sell 40 Rolls Per Family-Free Dress Day

Pay $100 Buyout Per Student-Free Dress Day

Pay $175 Buyout Per Family-Free Dress Day


Top Seller Per Class-$10 Gift Card

#1 Schoolwide Top Seller-$150 Gift Card

#2 Schoolwide Top Seller-$100 Gift Card

#3 Schoolwide Top Seller-$75 Gift Card

Top Selling Class-Ice Cream Party AND Extra RECESS!

Highest Participating Class-Ice Cream Party AND Extra RECESS!

ART Show and Parade

Join us on April 22nd to view your child's artwork and see our parade of Art Cars! Non Friday students are welcome to attend. See below for details.
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May Crowning Save the Date!

Mothers, please mark your calendars for our annual May Crowning. See below for class times. Children who do not attend school on their class' scheduled day may join their classmates in the chapel for the special ceremony.
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Summer Play Days 2022

Summer Play Days registration is open. We will hold two, three week sessions on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 9am to 2pm.

Session One: June 6-June 24

Session Two: July 6-July 22

The cost is $50 per day. Children enrolling in PK3 next year may attend as long as they are potty trained. Questions? Contact Mrs. Bergner or Mrs. McGough.

Click HERE to register.

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Field Day

Marquette and ECDC will have Field Day on Friday, May 13th. If you are interested in being a Field Day Sponsor, please see the information below.
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After School Art Class

Mrs. Bergner has a limited number of spots remaining as one time drop ins. See below for details.
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22-23 School Calendar

Please note our school calendar for the next school year! More details will follow later, but please see the highlights thus far.

Red Highlight-Day off School

Blue Highlight-Day in school

August 18 First Day of School

September 29-30 Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 13 Diocesan Teacher In-Service

October 14 Fall Break

February 15-16 Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 17 Diocesan Teacher In-Service

February 20 President’s Day-No School
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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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