The Preschool Press

October 16, 2020


Although it was a short week, we were able to pack in a lot of learning and tons of fun! In catechesis, we practiced pin pricking and heard how Jesus loves the little children. In music class, we danced a hoedown and used hula hoops. In our classrooms, we wrapped up lessons on farming and apples. Don't forget the school is closed tomorrow and Friday for fall break.

Thank you to everyone who donated online for the auction and class needs. We were able to purchase the ECDC auction project and have funds left over for upcoming holiday parties and activities.

Halloween is just around the corner! We will celebrate with a Halloween Festival at ECDC on October 29th and 30th. Children may wear free dress on both days (no costumes please). Due to COVID protocols, we are not allowing visitors at our ECDC festival. See below for information on Marquette's Trunk or Treat.

Thank you to those who have sent us updated immunizations. If your child has new immunization records, please forward them to

Next Week at a Glance


MHSA Meeting


RaiseRight Sign Up Deadline for Spirit Dress


Auction Donation Day/Spirit Dress


Auction Donation Day/Spirit Dress


Auction Donation Day/Spirit Dress


Total Confirmed ECDC Cases To Date: 1

Total Active ECDC Cases: 0

Students Actively Quarantined: 0

Teachers Actively Quarantined: 0

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Auction Update

If you have not donated yet, there are 3 more opportunities this month. You can donate items, gift cards, or bottles of wine. Be sure to check out the Auction FB page for updates See below for more information on supporting Marquette and ECDC through our annual auction.
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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 and include a resume.

K-4 Music

Marquette 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 and include a resume.

Accounting Manager

The Parish of Christ the King is currently seeking an Accounting Manager to join the parish staff. This position is charged with responsibility for the accounting of all financial transactions pertaining to the operations of the various activities. Duties will include but are not limited to preparing financials comparing actuals to budget, developing analytics to assess finances, manage critical aspects of the Parish businesses, cash flow, budgeting and financial reporting, prepare annual budgets and manage the assigned staff. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please submit all information to View full job description.

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!!/showSignUp/904084caca92fa3f85-marquette

Tara O'Mahony

Coordinator for Trunk or Treat

Earn Money for Marquette!

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 gets 2.5% back at both Sam's and Target.

If you download the app between now and Oct. 20th, your child(ren) will earn a SPIRIT DRESS day on Oct. 22nd/23rd!!

If you ever have questions, please reach out to Chrissie Gipson,

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Parent Facebook Page

Did you know we have an official Marquette and ECDC parent page? Created for parents of current Marquette and ECDC students, the group provides a space for parents to share information/resources, ask questions, and foster community. Click on the link below and then on the "join group" button. Be sure to answer all three questions before submitting your join request. If you have any trouble, let us know.



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


5/6 Spirit dress days

13-19 "No Show" Online Auction

19/20 Deliver Blizzard Bags 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


View our safety protocols for COVID-19