The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - September 18, 2020

Important Dates

Tues., Sept. 22 Spirit Tee AND 2 o'clock Tuesday (2pm dismissal for all students)

Tues., Sept 22 School Pics

Wed., Sept. 23 School Pics

Wed., Sept. 23 Happy Birthday, Mrs. O’Donnell!

Thurs., Sept. 24 8:15 am School Mass (5th-8th grades in church)

Fri., Sept. 25 NO SCHOOL! Teacher professional day

Mon., Sept 28 Happy birthday, Mrs. Hackett!

Tues., Sept. 29 Spirit Tee AND 2 o'clock Tuesday (2pm dismissal for all students)

Thurs., Oct. 1 8:15 am School Mass (5th-8th grades in church)

Fri., Oct. 2 8:15 am School Mass (1st-4th grades in church)

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more!

Looking for a Volunteer Pianist!

We would love to have music in the church again! We are looking for a volunteer or two to play the piano for either or both school masses each week. If you or your student is willing to play some of the liturgical music, please let Mrs. Goldsworthy know.

Changes to School Mass

Closed school masses will now be held twice a week starting next week. Fr. Wolf graciously offered a second mass to accommodate our two mass groups so that all 1st - 8th graders can experience mass weekly.

  • 8:15 am Thursday mass - 5th - 8th grades (in dress uniform)

  • 8:15 am Friday mass - 1st - 4th grades (in dress uniform)

The day your students attends mass in the church will be the day they should wear their school dress uniform.

Parent/Curriculum Night - All School Follow Up

By now all families should have received their student(s)’ classroom guide and curriculum and had the opportunity to visit with teachers via Zoom. Mrs. Goldsworthy will be sending out all school information and a parent checklist as the alternative to her usual speech at Curriculum Night. Please read through her letter and follow all steps on the Parent Checklist.

School Pictures!

School picture day(s) are coming up Sept. 22 and 23rd. On their scheduled picture day, students may wear their school uniform or dress as they would for weekend mass. Spirit Tee Tuesday will only apply to those not having pictures on Tuesday. Envelopes to choose a photo package should have gone home. Please fill out and return on picture day.

  • Tuesday the 22nd - Kindergarten-5th
  • Wednesday the 23rd - Middle School, PreKs/Pre-3 and blended/virtual students

Church and Community

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 masses are Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 9:30am and 5pm in English, and Sunday at 12 noon and 7pm in Spanish. There are also weekday masses scheduled for your to attend. If you are not able to attend mass in person, please participate with your family online. All masses are streamed on the church’s Facebook. You may also stream via the church’s YouTube channel for weekend masses.

Mass Under the Heavens There will be a special bilingual outdoor mass celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 26th at 6:30pm in the south parking lot. Reconciliation begins at 6:00 under the trees. Refreshments will be served by the Hispanic community following mass.

Volunteer Needed in the Parish Office on Friday mornings. If you are interested or know someone who could help out from 8am-12:30pm on Fridays, please contact Sharon -

PTO News

PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie's on Wednesday, Sept, 23rd! Eat & Earn for CSSE by dining in or ordering take out from Johnnie's on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd from open to close! Just mention St. Eugene, and Johnnie's will make a donation back to our school! Britton and Quail Springs Express locations only.

Consider volunteering your time and talent for your child’s class this year!

Find out more about how you can help and sign up via this link. Click on your class/house to learn more about how to volunteer!

Questions? Contact Homeroom / House Parent Coordinator April Stuart at

Eagle Excellence

Congratulations go out to our new Middle School House Captains!

Aquinas House: Harper Blevins, Nick Lau and Cali Williams

Drexel House: Taylor Davidson and Bear Rogers

Francis House: Ana Barrios and Olivia Metz

Kateri House: Ryan Hughes and Ava Ward

Patrick House: Connor Chambers, Bryce Schwarz and Babilynna Wadmia

We are so proud of 8th grader Ryan Hughes! She just won the lead role of Willy Wonka in Lyric Theatre Thelma Gaylor Academy's production of Willy Wonka Jr!

Let us know about your student's achievements so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

School News On Repeat

  • 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 use for correspondence regarding 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!

Please Pray For...

Please pray for Mrs. Hackett's stepfather who passed away this week. May his family find comfort, and may he rest in peace. | 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 who have been putting in many extra hours to prepare for the upcoming school year. Please pray for students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate a very different school year. 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