The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - April 29, 2022

Important Dates

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

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

May 2-6 - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

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

Tues., May 3 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., May 3 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Duginski!

Thurs., May 5 - School Mass (8:15am)

Fri., May 6 - School Lunch Heroes Day

Sat., May 7 - Dads’ Club Scotch Tasting (sign up)

Tues., May 10 - Fine Arts Night

Fri., May 13 - All books due back to the school library

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week begins next week! Help celebrate our amazing teachers and staff! PTO will have optional themes for each day May 2nd-6th if you would like to participate in that way. Let’s show our St. Eugene faculty and staff that we believe they are #TheEducatorsYouPrayFor! - Link to Favorites lists

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KHC Free Dress Day

Monday, May 2nd is a Free Dress Day for students who received at least one donation for the Kids Heart Challenge. Please make sure students follow free dress code guidelines.

Save the Date for Fine Arts Night!

Fine Arts Night is returning on Tuesday, May 10th from 5:30-7pm. We've got some great student performances lined up. If your student is interested in entering the cupcake competition, click here for info and the cupcake entry form. Cupcakes and entry form should be brought to Fine Arts Night and dropped off by 5:15pm on the 10th. Entries without an entry form attached at drop off will not be judged.


Need Time & Talent? We need a few volunteers to accept and arrange the cupcakes and a few more to take money and sell cupcakes and water during intermission. See volunteer sign up.

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Raffle Update

Thank you to all the families that helped sell raffle tickets for our gala! We blew past our $15,000 goal and sold $22,650 worth of tickets! Congrats to our high sellers who raised more than $1,000 each for our school - Jax Tran (110 tickets), London Henderson (128), and high seller Jolie Roberts (140). The winning ticket was sold by the Seymour family.

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.

Library Books and Fees Due

All books are due back to the school library by May 13th. If your student has any fines, lost book fees, etc, please have them bring payment to the library, or contact Mrs. Hattaway. Notices have been going out automatically all year via email, but a final reminder about outstanding books/balances will go out on the 16th. Replacement fees for lost books and fines will be billed through FACTS. To avoid a charge on your FACTS, please find and return lost books or send cash/check for amount due by Wednesday, May 18th. Checks should be made payable to “St. Eugene School” with memo [Student Name] Library.

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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Uniform Fittings - Save the Date

Hemlines have been shrinking this Spring, so it’s time to order new uniforms for the Fall! Flynn O’Hara will be on campus to help with uniform fittings and orders on June 6th. Sign up at their link to reserve your spot.

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 CSSE 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. Sessions are capped at 15 students.


Elementary Camp (Incoming 3rd-5th grades) FULL - Please email kwhitmire@steugneschool.org to be put on waitlist
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 by May 15th!

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!


    • 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

Congrats to our students who participated in the CGSAA City Track Meet last week! Our students gave great effort overall, and we are proud of them! Top finishers include: AB Rogers (1st place, long jump), Chibuzo Ejiofor (1st place, 50m and standing board jump), Luke Dooley (1st place, 100m and running long jump), and Lennox McCormick (1st place, 800m). We also had quite a few 2nd-6th place finishes. View the rest of the results on the CGSAA website. Thank you to Lee Marks for leading our track team this year!

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 our newly confirmed students, the newly baptized, and our students who will be receiving their First Communion this Saturday evening at Mass. | 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

Summer Ministers Schedule is Here - The summer ministers schedule is here. Please check for your name or your student's name in the list for ushers, readers, greeters, altar servers, etc. If you have a scheduling conflict, please find a sub or contact the church office. Use the MyParish app and join the Altar Server group to find server subs.


Do you receive the St. Eugene E-Pistle? Our church sends out a weekly newsletter with updates, news, and events. Sign up to receive the newsletter through Flocknote.


The Eucharistic Revival in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Join Archbishop Coakley, clergy and parishioners, children and other Church leaders as they process from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. The procession is part of a nationwide Eucharistic Revival. Visit archokc.org/revival.

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Altar Society Spring Fling Every woman in the Parish is a member and we need you to attend. Look for a great spring hat to wear. The afternoon will include a brief program, prizes, and an important general meeting. RSVP to church office.

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