The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - April 22, 2022

Important Dates

Sat., Apr. 23 - CGSAA Track Meet

Sat. Apr. 23 - Confirmation at St. Eugene 5pm mass

Sun., Apr. 24 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Wagner!

Tues., Apr. 26 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Apr. 27 - Green Team Meeting 4 (sign up)

Wed., Apr. 27 - National Secretary’s Day

Wed., Apr. 27 - PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s (all day)

Thurs., Apr. 28 - School Mass (8:15am)

Sat., Apr. 30 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Goga!

Sat., Apr. 30 - First Communion at St. Eugene 5pm mass

Mon., May 2 - National School Principal’s Day


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Gala Night!

We are super excited for the St. Eugene Gala this evening! If you are registered to attend or bid online, please check your email for details from the gala committee regarding this evening’s festivities. Sender is: St. Eugene Gala Committee (StEugeneOKCgala@gmail.com). Details at https://steugeneschool.org/news/gala-night-details


If you don't have an online only bidder account, you can still register for $25 at https://steugenes.ejoinme.org/tickets

We Need Fine Arts Night Performers!

Fine Arts Night is returning on Tuesday, May 10th, and we are looking for performers and competitors in the culinary arts! Click here for more info on Fine Arts Night 2022! Prospective performers must fill out and return the linked form by April 25th. Auditions begin Monday. Turn in your student’s form, then sign up your student for an audition slot here.
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Sign Up for Last Green Team Meeting of the Year

Green Team’s final meeting will be Wednesday, April 27th after school in the library until 4:00pm (Please note the earlier end time). Please sign up for this last meeting, even if you signed up your student for this past week’s meeting. This allows us an accurate count of who will be attending each week. If your student is in Aftercare, please sign them up and let Aftercare know they are attending. Questions? Brigitte Silvernail bsilvernail@hotmail.com or 918-706-2815.

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. Turn it in to the office for Mrs. Ison. Please do not send cash or change. Thank you to all of the families that have participated in this valuable Lenten service project.

Dads’ Club Scholarship

One of the primary missions of the CSSE Dads' Club is to provide financial aid to families that have experienced the loss of a parent, enabling them to continue a Catholic Education at St. Eugene. If you are interested in applying for financial support, please visit our application page at https://forms.gle/UA8pc6FD6daJLu5F8.

Dads’ Club Scotch Tasting Night

Saturday, May 7, 2022. Sign up at steugenes.org/scotch
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Apply for School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for new applicants to replace those who are completing their term this spring. The primary role of the SAC is to collaborate as a whole with and serve in an advisory role to the principal and pastor in policymaking to guide our school community in fulfilling our mission. We are looking for volunteers with a background in education, finance, facilities, and law. To serve, you must be a practicing Catholic St. Eugene parishioner, 18 years or older. If you’re interested in serving The Catholic School of St. Eugene in this way, please send an email to sacchair@steugeneschool.org by April 25th introducing yourself and highlighting strengths, experience/expertise, and any aspects of the school you are passionate about. SAC meets one evening a month, and members will need to be available for committee meetings and certain school events as well.

Ms. Whitmire’s Summer Art Camp is Back!

Join us for a fun and creative week at Ms. Whitmire's Summer Art Camp in the art room at CSSE! Separate camps will be offered for elementary and middle school students. Both camps will include a wide variety of art activities as well as intermittent physical activities like outside time, games, and yoga! Students will need to bring lunch and a water bottle each day. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Enrollment form and tuition payment are due Wednesday, June 29th. Payment can be made by cash or check made out to Kara Whitmire with Memo "Art Camp - [Student Name]" and dropped off in the school office or Venmo directly to @Kara-Lane-20.


Elementary Camp (Incoming 3rd-5th grades)
July 5th-8th (Tuesday-Friday) 9:30a-3:30p
Tuition: $175


Middle School Camp (incoming 6th-8th grade + 2022 alumni)
July 11th-15th (Monday-Friday) 9:30a-3:30p
Tuition: $220
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Time & Talent Requirements

Our Time and Talent program requires each family to contribute 30 hours of service to the school. Only 20 hours are needed for single parent families. Grandparents can earn hours for their children's families, however you must indicate which grandchild's family you are working for in each particular instance. Students may earn up to 10 hours of their family’s obligation, provided it is for an approved and qualifying volunteer opportunity.


Time and Talent hours must be logged through your FACTS Family Portal under Family Information, Service Hours. Deadline to submit hours for the 2021-22 school year is Friday, May 27, 2022. Logging hours is the responsibility of the family. If your family chooses not to donate the minimum service hours, a $10 fee is charged for each hour not completed. The charges will be uploaded into FACTS. Unpaid charges can affect final registration for the 2022-2023 school year.

Eagle Basketball Skills Camp

Our school is hosting several summer basketball skills camps this June! Students going into grades 2-8 can sign up to get an introduction to basketball fundamentals or develop more advanced skills. For details, see this link or contact Aaron Hartmann at basketball@steugeneschool.org. Sign up at this link!

PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns - Always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a donation back to the school. Thank you, and don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends! Have an idea for an Eat and Earn or school fundraiser? Email us at pto@steugeneschool.org!


    • Johnnie’s - Britton and N. May locations - Wednesday, April 27th all day

    • Ted’s - N. May location - Wednesday, May 4th from 5-9pm


Don’t forget our Simply Sign It fundraiser that you can purchase at any time for them to donate 25% back to our school!


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

Eagle Excellence

Let’s cheer on our Eagles who will be running during the Memorial Marathon on Sunday! Zander Pruden (7th) will be running 7.5 miles as part of a relay team! Also look out for our MS Dean/English teacher, Mrs. Wagner, who is running the Half Marathon!


Anyone else participating in the OKC Memorial Marathon? Let us know or send a pic! We might share it on our social media pages!


Have some news to celebrate? Let us know about your student's achievements, family joys, or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

Please Pray For...

Pray for peace in Ukraine. | Please pray for Mrs. Hackett who continues to recover from the side effects of COVID-19.I Please pray for Mrs. Aleman’s mother who is very ill. | Please pray for Judy Seymour, grandmother of Isla and Lusiana. | Please pray for Linda Skinner, a mentor and dear friend to Mrs. Goldsworthy. She is going through chemo. | Please pray for the healing of Sasha, cousin to Mark Roby and granddaughter to Mrs. Neal. | Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Pray for those in our community who are ill, suffering, or lonely. | Pray for our staff, students, and their families.


If you would like to include something in the Prayer Requests section, please contact Kim Hattaway at media@steugeneschool.org.

Parish & Community News

Communications Volunteers Needed - Are you creative with words, photos or design layout? St. Eugene is ramping up parish communications and needs volunteers to help make it happen. Please contact Colleen de Keratry at stewardship@steugenes.org and let's see how you might like to be involved.


Father/Son Retreat! A Father/son retreat will be held May 6-7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Camp. The retreat will be led by Dave DiNuzzo, founder of True Manhood Catholic Men's Ministry. For ages 10 and up, $25 per person. For questions, contact Deacon Joe Vandervort at jvandervort@archokc.org or 405-709-2714. Register at www.archokc.org/fathers

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