The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - December 4, 2020

Important Dates

Sun. Dec. 6 Feast of St. Nicholas

Tues., Dec. 8 Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Dec. 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)

Tues., Dec. 8 Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A (Quail Springs)

Thurs., Dec. 10 School Mass (5th-8th) 8:15am

Fri., Dec. 11 School Mass (1st-4th) 8:15am

Fri., Dec. 11 Christmas parties for 1st-8th grade

Sat., Dec. 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mon. Dec. 14-18 Remote Learning for 1st-8th grades (PreK-K in building)

Tues., Dec. 15 Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Thurs., Dec. 17 School Mass at 8:15am - Participate via livestream (link to follow)

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more!

Mass for Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Our students will be attending Holy Day mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception this coming Tuesday, Dec. 8. Our priests will celebrate two student masses to accommodate the need for social distancing. Students may wear their spirit tee and jeans/uniform bottoms/jumper on Tuesday.

Remote Learning Dec. 14th - 18th for Grades 1st - 8th

Just a reminder that 1st through 8th grades will go into Remote Learning December 14-18th. Teachers are working with Mrs. Goldsworthy on finalizing lesson plans and creating a Zoom schedule. That week’s remote learning will be synchronous, meaning students will need to follow the schedule their teachers provide and be fully available for instruction via Zoom calls. Zoom calls will be held in the AM with independent work/activities for the PM. Please make arrangements now so your students have both supervision and access to technology. Details will be sent out by teachers next week. Preschool and Kindergarten will continue in the building as normal Dec. 14-18th.

Check the Lost & Found

There are dozens of coats, jackets and uniform fleeces in the lost and found by the front doors of the school. Please have your student check for their lost items by next Thursday, Dec. 10th. Whatever is left will be donated over the break. Labeled items will be returned to their owners. Make sure you label your child’s items, especially uniform fleeces and sweaters that are common items!
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Advent Toy Drive

Thank you so much for your generosity this past week! Our school sponsored the Christmas Connection, a Sharing Tree Program. They were overjoyed with all the donations that Mrs. Silvernail dropped off on Friday. Your gifts will help ensure over 770 families will be able to place gifts under their Christmas trees!
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In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

Cleaning Products Clorox Wipes and other antibacterial cleaning products are limited and in demand again. While we still have some, we anticipate needing more throughout the school year. If you are out and about and see Clorox or any other antibacterial cleaning wipe, please pick up an extra for the school!

Calling all technology minded individuals! We would like to form a 2-3 person team of volunteers to help maintain technology around the school. IT service calls can take a huge bite out of our budget, so we are looking for people who have experience with maintaining networks and general troubleshooting (desktops, Chromebooks, printers, smart devices, etc). Ideally each volunteer would be able to make a 2-3 year commitment, and would help find their replacement before rolling off the tech team. An example of some of the tasks we need help with include updating desktops to Windows 10, making sure computers are connected to network printers, checking that security updates are completed regularly, setting up new equipment as needed, helping remove broken/outdated tech from inventory, salvaging usable components, etc. Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy and reference Tech Team in your subject heading.

Show Green Team Your Green Practices! We wanted to reach out to all of our Green Team members and the school as a whole. Green Team is having a Photo Drive! Please take and share pictures of the environmentally friendly things you are doing at home over the Christmas holidays. This will be a fun way to connect and inspire others! Be everGreen! Email your photos and a brief explanation to Mrs. Hattaway, and we will share your posts!

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

PTO News

Thanks for sharing your recipes! PTO is grateful for all the wonderful recipes you shared! Be on the lookout for information regarding cookbook orders soon!

CSSE Family Feature!

We would like to feature a school family in every issue as a way for our community to get to know each other, even though we are practicing social distancing. If you would like to introduce your family to the rest of our community, please fill out this form and submit a family photo!

Eagle Excellence

Let us know about your CSSE achievements so we can celebrate Eagle Excellence!

Parish News

CHURCH OFFICE VOLUNTEER NEEDED. We are looking for some afternoon volunteers for Wednesdays and Fridays. The shift is from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and just involves answering phones and light office work. If interested please call 405-751-7115 or email

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.

Christmas Mass Schedule at St. Eugene

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Please Pray For...

Please pray for those in our community with COVID-19 including Sophia, Celine and Sienna Pham’s great aunt, Phuong Kim. | Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales, who is still very ill following his battle with COVID-19. He is back on a ventilator in the hospital after being released to long term care. | Please pray for Elliott and Teddy Hattaway’s great aunt, Charlotte Marshall, who was just diagnosed with multiple myeloma and promyelocytic leukemia. | 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 put in many extra hours and navigated new territory this 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

COVID-19 Response and Procedures

  • 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!