The Eagle Express

January 20, 2023

Important Dates

Tues., Jan. 24 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Tues., Jan. 24 - Deadline to sign up for CSSE Spelling Bee (2nd-8th)

Wed., Jan. 25 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations)

Thurs., Jan. 26 - School Mass (8:15am)

Sat., Jan. 28 - CSW Parent Dinner after Saturday vigil mass

***Jan. 29-Feb. 4 - Catholic Schools Week***

Mon., Jan. 30 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Schmidt!

Tues., Jan. 31 - 2pm Dismissal

Thurs., Feb. 2 - School Mass (8:15am)

Thurs., Feb. 2 - School Volunteer Appreciation following school mass (Ross Hall)

Fri., Feb. 3 - Pass on the Plaid Uniform Exchange (after carpool ends)

Sun., Feb. 5 - Prospective Family Open House (2-4pm)

Tues., Feb. 7 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Wed., Feb. 8 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Gruntmeir!

Thurs., Feb. 9 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Blevins!

Thurs., Feb.9 - School Mass (8:15am)

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

What’s the B-U-Z-Z?

Our Archdiocesan Spelling Bee is coming up soon, which means we will hold our school bee in the next few weeks! If your child is interested in participating in their grade level bee, they may begin reviewing their grade level list. The top two students in each division (2nd-8th grade) will go on to represent St. Eugene in the Archdiocesan level bee on March 1st. Participation in the school bee is voluntary. Please fill out this participation form by Tuesday, Jan. 24 if your student would like to participate in their grade level bee.

Pass on the Plaid!

Do you have outgrown uniform items in good, clean condition? Pass on the Plaid! Drop off items at the school office Jan. 23rd-27th for the PTO Uniform Closet! PTO will sort items, and have them available for free shopping after school on Feb. 3rd. Please do not drop off items after the 27th (so we can keep the front office area tidy). If you forget, bring items to the Uniform Closet in the meeting rooms on Feb. 3rd. The PTO Uniform Closet will be open for free shopping after carpool ends on Friday, Feb. 3rd. Park in the north lot, enter the north doors next to the music room, then turn left to go to the meeting rooms across from the gym.

Art Club - Enroll for February!

*Art Club for 3rd-8th grade students will resume in February, and we are making a few changes! Art Club is moving from Wednesdays to Fridays, but the times will be the same. We will begin right after carpool and end at 4:30. The first day of Art Club next month will be Friday, February 3rd. Please have your enrollment form filled out and fee paid by Friday, February 3rd to reserve your student’s space. Email any questions to

Sign up for February Art Club.

CCYO Tennis for 6th-8th

The Celtic Catholic Youth Organization (CCYO) Middle School Tennis Program’s spring season starts this March. Athletes play approximately 6-8 duals held after school hours on weekdays from late March through April. In addition, CCYO tennis players will be eligible to play in the OTCA Individual Tennis Championships held in Tulsa on the last week of April. Find more information and registration at the CGSAA website. Contact Jamie

Shouse with questions. Sign up by February 10, 2023.

8th Grade Baseball

8th grade students enrolled in CGSAA schools or who have completed early enrollment at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School are eligible to play junior high baseball! Weekly practices take place at MSM with games played at local schools. Link to baseball league info and sign up form.

Come Exercise Your Creative Muscles!

Join us Feb. 3 at 9:30am in the Atrium to help prepare materials for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. No need to be a celebrated artist. We'll be touching up paint on small figurines and making paper and other materials as needed. Additional dates include Mar. 3, Mar. 31 and May 5. Contact Christie Ardoin at with questions. And visit our webpage to find out more about this beautiful children's ministry.

Save the Date for Catholic Schools Week!

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of Catholic education and the people who make it possible! Catholic Schools Week 2023 is Sunday, January 29th through February 4th. We will need some volunteers to help with a couple of projects during the week. See the CSW Volunteer Sign Up, and let us know if you can help.

Here is a quick list of dress up days and activities so you can plan ahead! The graphic has been updated from the version sent out 1/13.

Help with Sunday Breakfast During CSW!

Th weekend of January 28th/29th all school families are encouraged to attend one of our weekend Masses to celebrate the liturgy together for Catholic Schools Week. As a part of the celebration, we encourage our families to come to the breakfast after Mass on January 29th. We would also need school parents/older students to sign up to provide items and to help serve. Please see the sign up below and scroll down to January 29th.

CSW Parent Picnic!

Save the date for the kick off to Catholic Schools Week Parent Dinner! It will be Saturday, January 28th. RSVP to

Volunteer Appreciation!

During Catholic Schools Week, we want to show all our volunteers some love! Please join us at school mass on Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 8:15am, then stay for an appreciation breakfast in Ross Hall afterward.

School Swag

The 8th grade class is still a little bit shy of their fundraising goal for Camp Classen, graduation, and class gift to the school. If you would like to help, 8th grade still has school spirit items for sale. Contact Danielle Stone if you want to purchase any of the following:

  • CSSE fleece blankets - $20 (great for those chilly early spring soccer & baseball games!)
  • CSSE plastic tumblers - $4 each or 4 for $15
  • CSSE logo socks - $14/pr (uniform approved, limited sizes and styles available)
  • CSSE logo or eagle decal - $3 each or 2 for $5
  • Eagle logo baseball caps - Kids $10/Adults $15

Re-Enrollment & Sibling Applications for 2023-2024

We will be sending out the link to re-enroll current students for the coming school year soon. If you do not plan to return, please let the school office know so we can better track available seats.

For current families interested in applying for acceptance for another child at St. Eugene in the 2023-24 school year, now is a good time to fill out an application. Filling out an application now will put you at the top of the list for review when we offer seats. Also, if you have friends and family interested in having a student attend CSSE, tell them to fill out an inquiry, and save the date for our prospective family open house on Sunday afternoon, February 5th!

PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns - always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a percentage back to our school!

  • Johnnies (Britton and May locations) - Wed., Jan. 25th all day

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

Eagle Excellence

Have some good news to share about a student, alumni, or school family? We want to celebrate with you! Share your Eagle Excellence for inclusion in the EE!

News on Repeat

Uniform Sweatshirts - We have a few Flynn O’Hara sweatshirts left, and they are available first come, first served. They come in Youth Small, Medium and Large for $20. Adults sizes are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large for $24. Email Liz if you would like one:

Still Need Safe Environment? We still have a lot of people wanting to volunteer who have not completed Safe Environment. ALL ARCHDIOCESAN/PARISH/SCHOOL EMPLOYEES & ADULT VOLUNTEERS who have contact with minors or vulnerable adults must complete the new online Safe & Sacred Training (2020) including a background check. Until all steps have been completed in the online training portal, employees and volunteers may not serve at the parish/school or organization. Please complete this google form to send in your name and email address to Jennifer Goodrich so that she can send you information to begin the process! You must have updated SE if you plan on driving on field trips, being a homeroom parent, or coaching a team, etc.

Parish News

Interested in growing in holiness together with your spouse and building a community of fellow Catholic families? Come hear more about the growing Domestic Church movement! Nicole & Matt Hughes will share their story and explain the basic practices of the movement at an informational session at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Hughes’ home. Refreshments will be served. Contact Nicole Hughes at 405-361-2359 or to RSVP.
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Baptism of Older Children

If your child is between 4 yrs. old and 17 yrs. old and not baptized, please plan to attend the Parent/Godparent Meeting on Sunday, February 12th at 10:45 in English and 1:30 in Spanish. Both will take place in the meeting rooms. Baptisms will take place after Easter. Parents and godparents are required to attend. If you want more information, or want your child Baptized, but cannot attend the meeting due to a conflict please call Judi Wilkinson 405-751-7115 ext 115 as soon as possible. This will be the only opportunity for Baptism of older children for a while, so please plan to attend if you wish to have your child Baptized.

Please Pray For...

Please pray for the mother of Mrs. Aleman for improved health. | Please pray for the healing and comfort of Sasha, granddaughter of Mrs. Belva Neal.

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

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