The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - April 9, 2021

Important Dates

Tues., Apr. 13 - 2pm Dismissal and Spirit Tee Tuesday!

Tues., Apr. 13 - Eagle Expo for Prek-5th (3-6pm)

Tues., Apr. 13 - Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A Quail Springs ALL DAY

Wed., Apr. 14 - Class Picture Day (Dress Uniform K-7th & Dress up for 8th)

Thurs. Apr. 15 - 8:15am School Mass (1st, 3-5th)

Fri., Apr. 16 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Fri., Apr. 16 - Gala Auction Preview/Registration Closes

Sat., Apr. 17 - Virtual GALA

Mon., Apr. 19 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Thomas!

Wed., Apr. 21 - Eat & Earn at Belle Isle

Thur., Apr. 22 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Teague!

Fri. Apr. 23 - CSSE Track Meet

Fri., Apr. 16 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Sat., Apr. 24 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wagner!

Eagle Expo

Our Eagle Expo for PreK-5th grade will be next Tuesday, April 13th! Sign up for a 15 minute slot to come tour your child's classroom with your student as the guide! They will show you some of what they have learned this school year.

Please click the sign up link for your child's teacher to RSVP. If you have more than one PreK-5th student, sign up for a slot on each of their homeroom teacher's sign up links. Masks are required in the building at all times. Please do not enter the building if you have COVID-19 symptoms or a recent exposure.

PreK Wilson PreK Price PreK Bailor K Taylor K Teague 1 Ruffin 1 Tener

2 Jackson 2 Robertson 3 Long 3 Schmidt 4 Borgert 4 Hamilton 5 Jansen 5 O’Donnell

Class Pictures

Envelopes are coming home in backpacks today to place orders for Class Pictures. We will have Class Picture Day on Wednesday, April 14th. PreK and 8th grade get to dress up. Kinder-7th grade need to be in Dress/Mass Uniforms. The plan is that each class will take their group picture in Ross Hall with masks off for the 1-2 minutes it takes for the photographers to capture the photo. Students will be posed with a little more space between them than normal, and doors will be open in Ross Hall to provide more ventilation and fresh air. If you do NOT want your child to unmask for the photo, please let your student AND your student's teacher know ahead of time. Envelopes for orders are due back to the teacher by April 14th.

St. Eugene Gala NEXT WEEK!

Our St. Eugene Catholic Church & School Annual Gala is NEXT WEEK! Check out the invitation, register for your bidder number or a sponsorship, and prepare to “camp” out with us during the online auction on Saturday, April 17th! Register by April 16th.

ATTEND: Invitations have been shared via ClassTag, social media and Flocknotes. Please share the link with anyone you know who might want to help support St. Eugene and get a chance at winning some awesome items!

WINE: Donate bottles of wine for the wine pull. Please make sure the value of the wine is $25 or more! Bottles may be dropped off at the church office anytime during office hours until April 15th.

RAFFLE SALES: While we held onto last year’s raffle tickets, we still have more to sell! Students brought home raffle tickets to sell a few weeks ago. For every 10 tickets sold, their name goes into the pot for a drawing held right before the Gala. Top drawn name wins a Nintendo Switch, Top seller gets $100 cash and random drawn name for 3rd place gets $50 cash! The drawing will take place on April 17th, so all stubs, money and unsold tickets must be returned to the church/school office or classroom teacher by April 15th

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School Track Meet Volunteers Needed!

The school track meet will be held Friday, April 23 on the school campus. 5th - 8th events will be held in the morning and 1st-4th grades in the afternoon. Volunteers will be needed that day.

  • AM Volunteer: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • PM Volunteer: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • All Day Volunteer: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

If you are able to volunteer, please email Liz Metz at

School Mass Attendance

After Easter, we will begin allowing parents/guardians to sign up to attend school masses in limited numbers. Because our school mass is closed to non-school related guests at this time, you MUST sign up on the sign up link by 5pm the day BEFORE the mass you want to attend. We will have someone checking off names and taking temperatures in the narthex before mass.

School mass guests MUST sit in the central back rows behind the students. If you would like your student to sit with you in the back, that is fine. Wait at the narthex door for the class to arrive, and let the teacher know your student is sitting with you.

Parents whose children have a part in the mass that day must also sign up using the slots marked “Reservation for class parents”. Your child must sit with the class. Parents who attend mass should stay and participate in the mass. Please follow all COVID-19 protocols.

Rice Bowls

Please turn in your Rice Bowl money this week. Please count up the money collected by your family and write a check for the amount. Please make it out to Saint Eugene with Rice Bowl in the memo. Please do not send cash or change. Thank you to all of the families that have participated in the\is valuable Lenten service project.

Cafeteria Survey!

Mrs. Goldsworthy sent out a link in her March Newsletter to fill out a questionnaire regarding our school cafeteria. Please take the time to fill it out whether your student orders from the cafeteria or not. Our 3rd - 8th grade students will have the opportunity to fill out a similar survey during the school day as well.

PTO News!

Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A! Tuesday, April 13th, order out or dine in any time at Chick-Fil-A (Quail Springs). Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!

Eat & Earn at Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery! Wed., April 21st from 5-9pm. Just mention our name and a percentage of the sales will go back to our school.

Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s! Dine in or order out from Johnnie’s (both Britton and N. May locations) all day on Wednesday, April 28th. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!

New Spirit Wear is In! Our new spirit wear looks so good! PTO has extras of all designs, but with limited sizes available for purchase. To purchase, send an email to

Cookbooks are Here! With more than 150 recipes to tantalize your taste buds, how could you stand to miss out on the CSSE Collaborative Cookbook?!? Ragin' Cajun Boudin Bake, The BEST Crockpot Chicken, Crustless Quiche, The BEST Chocolate Chips EVER and The WORST EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies are just a few of the awesome recipes you'll want to try. Order a copy at Send a check to the school office (made out to CSSE PTO) or send payment via venmo @CSSE-PTO-19.

If you have questions about fundraisers, Eat & Earns, etc, visit the PTO site or Facebook group for more info.

BMCHS Athletic Camps

Registration for the 2021 Bishop McGuinness Athletic Summer Camps is NOW OPEN!

Throughout the summer, there are camps available for baseball, basketball, cheer, football, pom and volleyball. For more information on specific camp dates and availability

Sign Up for OLOG!

Church camp is back! Sign up your student (entering 4th grade in fall 2021 through high school) to attend a week at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Camp this summer. Summer camp provides an opportunity for youth from around our state to come together and have fun through games, activities, and friendship. It also is a place for them to celebrate and deepen their faith. Registration is now open. Check out safety protocols and more info here: Family camp dates are also available.

Eagle Excellence

We are so proud of our Eagles and Eagle alumni!

Let us know about your student's achievements or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

Lunchroom Volunteers Needed. We need just a few more volunteers to finish out the school year! Sign up for a shift or two to help monitor students, pass out condiments, and wipe down tables between lunch periods. 11am-1pm on Fridays.

New Eagle Siblings? Must Apply Now! If you have an upcoming Eagle that you would like to attend St. Eugene, you must begin an application. We have many applications rolling in and will begin to review applications and offer seats. We anticipate having waitlists for several grade levels, so don’t delay!

Enrollment for Returning CSSE Families Enrollment of returning students for the 2021-22 school year has begun. Families may login to FACTS to register their existing students. After February 12th, your currently enrolled child’s spot will not be guaranteed, so please complete registration soon. Families should also complete an application for any siblings in order to receive preference in the review process. We will begin reviewing new student applications this coming week. The registration fee for the coming school year will not be billed through FACTS until May of 2021

Refer Your Friends! We are currently accepting new student applications for the coming school year. We love it when our current school families help us bring new students to The Catholic School of St. Eugene! To show our appreciation, we created a referral program. Check it out at this link!

Parish News

Saturday Morning Men’s Mass resumes Saturday, April 10. We invite all men of the parish to join us. Mass begins at 7:00am in the church, followed by our gathering immediately afterwards in the parish meeting rooms. (Zoom participation also available.) In this week's gathering we’ll begin The Wild Goose video series. “The Wild Goose” is a work of the Holy Spirit -- an awakening of God’s love and transforming power in the hearts of those participating. Here is the link to the series and the study guide introduction. We’ll begin this week with Segment (video) 2, The Breath of God. Contact Denis Rischard for more information.

Mass is still celebrated daily at St. Eugene, and with the exception of school mass, masses are open for all to come and participate while following COVID precautions. Weekend mass times are: Saturday: 5:00 pm (English), Sunday: 9:30 am, 5:00 pm (English), Noon (Spanish), 7:00 pm (Spanish). All public masses are streamed on the church’s Facebook. You may also stream via the church’s YouTube channel for weekend masses.

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Please Pray For...

Please pray for Carter Hanks’ grandmother, Carolyn Hanks, who is recovering following a stroke. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings’ grandmother, Tesse Mullings. She is starting chemo again due to the recurrence of her bone cancer. | Please pray for Mrs. Wilson’s father, Johnnie Spears, who is battling COVID-19 and complications with dialysis. | Pray for all those who have been affected by Covid-19, whether by sickness, loss of job, isolation, or loneliness, etc. May all find strength, comfort and healing in this difficult time. | Pray for our staff, students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate this difficult time. Help us put our faith first and give grace to all.

If you would like to include something in the Prayer Requests section, please contact Kim Hattaway at

COVID-19 Response and Procedures

  • My Child is Ill. What Do I Do? Allergies or COVID? Stomach bug or COVID? It can be hard to decipher what ailment might be affecting your child. We have created some graphics and flowcharts to help you navigate what steps to take when your child or someone in your household is feeling unwell. Please report concerns or questions about illness to Mrs. Goldsworthy at, and she will consult with our response team - Mrs. O'Connell and Mrs. Rischard. ALWAYS fill out and submit the Absentee Form (or call Ms. Patrick in the office), then notify your child’s homeroom/house teacher each day of absence.

  • Absences Please use the Absentee Form to report absences AND email your child’s teacher/house homeroom. It is important to communicate why your child is missing school with the teacher and document through the Google form. Please be meticulous in following directions if a child, household member, or close contact has recently tested positive for COVID or is awaiting results of a COVID test. NO ONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD MAY ENTER THE SCHOOL BUILDING if COVID exposure is positive OR in question. Mrs. Goldsworthy MUST clear your household for return to school in all cases where the possibility of COVID is involved. Please send illness updates to Mrs. Goldsworthy.

  • Screening Questions and Carpool Please remember to have your questions answered DAILY and results ready to show on your phone. Students should be masked, on the passenger side for temp checks, and ready to go as soon as carpool teacher opens the door.

  • Spirit Tee Tuesday is EVERY Tuesday! - Students may wear their regular uniform or a St. Eugene spirit tee with jeans or uniform bottoms. Don't forget ALL students dismiss at 2pm EVERY Tuesday!