The Eagle Express
BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL EDITION - August 1, 2021
Aug. 9th - Meet the Teacher (4pm-5:30pm) - see details below
Aug. 11th - First Day of School!
Aug. 15th - Back to School Sunday Mass (9:30am)
Aug. 27th - Eagle Run (6pm)
Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more
Summer Office Hours
Meet the Teacher
August 9th from 4pm-5:30pm is Meet the Teacher. Given the rise in COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we will be reducing the amount of people in the building at one time. Teacher’s will send emails to their families by August 6th. Here is the following schedule for Meet the Teachers:
Families with last name A-M should come between 4pm- 4:45.
Families with a last name beginning N-Z should come between 4:45 - 5:30pm.
Everyone 1st grade and older will need to be masked for this event regardless of vaccination status as there will be a lot of people in the building at the same time, and distinguishing vaccination status is a burden on the school. While we are overjoyed to have families back in the building, please do not come to Meet the Teacher if you are anyone in your household/close contact is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or had an exposure.
2021-22 School Hours:
As stated in the July Taking Flight newsletter from Mrs. Goldsworthy, school hours will be slightly different from last year. Detailed instructions will come in August. The school day still begins at 8am for all grade levels.
PreK-5th Grade: 3:00pm dismissal on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri; 2pm dismissal on Tues. (PreK & Kinder will still dismiss on the north side/Hefner lot).
6th-8th Grade: 3:10pm dismissal on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri; 2pm dismissal on Tues. If you have a middle school student to pick up, you should not enter the pick up line prior to 3:10pm on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri.
Do you have everything you need for uniforms? View the overview of our uniform policy here and check the handbook for more details. All students (K-8) will need regular and dress uniforms.
Don’t forget to Order your uniforms through Flynn O’Hara! Our uniform company gives 5% back to CSSE!
* Note: Flynn O’Hara has been experiencing delays in fulfilling orders, so do not wait until the last minute to order necessary items. The free PTO Uniform Exchange will be open on Meet the Teacher Night on August 9th, and you may take the items you need to start the school year. Items/sizes are limited.
Extended Care Registration
Early Childhood (PK/K) Back to School Checklist
Reminder to early childhood parents to work on these things before school begins:
Must be independent in using the restroom
Self dressing, independently carry bag and water bottle
Practice with lunch box items - opening their lunches with much independence
Practice wearing a face covering for times in common areas
Safe Environment - NEW PROCESS - PLEASE REVIEW
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 contact CSSE’s Safe Environment Facilitator, Jennifer Goodrich - email@example.com, to access the Safe & Sacred Training Portal.
Extended Care is Hiring!
CCYO Cross Country Sign Up
Boys and girls in grades 6-7-8 are invited to take part in the CCYO Cross Country program.
For about 30 years, this program has introduced Catholic grade school students to the great sport of cross country.
Coaches this season: Owen Canfield IV, Blake Fabian, and Allison Lubbers
We’ll practice at 6:00 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at Lake Hefner, and compete in four Saturday meets from Mon 8/23 through Sat 10/2.
Cost is $60 per child, which covers all meet fees and a running jersey that you can keep.
Our first practice is 6:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at Lake Hefner. Exit Lake Hefner
Parkway at Britton Road, follow the access road south past the boat club and restaurants.
We’ll meet at the first lot just past the right (west bound) turn and small stop sign for the
Students need to wear active clothing, new running shoes, a digital wrist watch, and bring a water bottle.
Parents, come Monday, 8/23/21 at 6:00 p.m. and plan to spend a few minutes hearing the
coaches explain the season. Please bring cash or check for $60 and hand it to one of the
coaches or administrators at the end of the short (~15 min) parent meeting.
Miss the meeting/start? No problem just contact Head Coach Owen IV at 760-6985.
Kudos to Reem O’Donnell and the PTO for hosting such a nice welcome event for our new families in July!
Save the date for the Eagle Run! PTO is gearing up for the Eagle Run on August 27th! This fun event is one of the biggest fundraisers for our PTO, and proceeds go right back into our school! If you are interested in helping sponsor the Eagle Run, check out these options or email Melissa Rainbolt. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kim Ward or come to our informational meeting on August 3rd. More details will go out soon.
EAGLE RUN T-SHIRT PRE-ORDER!!! We are also taking pre-orders for t-shirts this year to reduce over-ordering. Click here to order your shirts.
Get a Jump Start on Time & Talent Hours for 2021-22!
We are reinstating the family service hours requirement that was temporarily suspended during the peak of COVID-19. Check out some of these opportunities to start earning some of those 30 required service hours!
Athletic Commission Positions St. Eugene is seeking volunteers to fill the positions of Track Coordinator and Gym/Concessions Stand Coordinator. Track Coordinator is a 3-year position. Duties include working with the PE teacher to plan the school track meet and helping coordinate volunteers and practice for the CGSAA all school track meet. Gym/Concessions Stand Coordinator is responsible for booking the gym and coordinating volunteers to work concessions at home games. Contact Dave Frame if you are interested in either position. firstname.lastname@example.org
Open PTO Positions! PTO may have a couple of positions to fill. Make sure to watch the PTO facebook page for volunteer opportunities!
We are so proud of our Eagles and Eagle alumni! Congratulations go out to 7th grader Alaina Schoppa and 4th grader Davyn Schoppa. Both girls were Shangri-La Golf Club Junior Club Champions this month!
We are equally proud of alumna Blayne Schwarz (2019), who was chosen to attend the HOBY Leadership Congress at SMU this summer!
Let us know about your student's achievements or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!
Looking for Families for the Vocare Chalice! Our church is blessed to have the Vocare Chalice Ministry, through which we pray for those called to serve the church through Vocations. Simply sign up with email@example.com, let them know the mass you attend most often, and your family will be put on the rotation to take the Vocare Chalice home for a week at the end of your usual mass. The chalice comes with a prayer book to help guide your family. It’s a simple way to enhance your family’s spiritual life AND increase the number of men and women called to Holy Orders!
Please Pray For...
Pray for our staff, students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate the beginning of a new school year. Help us put our faith first and give grace to all.
Dear heavenly Father, as our children return to school, we look again to your eternal faithfulness. Watch over our beloved ones. Let your Spirit go before them to prepare the way and open the doors that lead to your grace. Guide them away from harm. May your mighty Spirit defend them from any aggression or attack. Equip them with discernment and strength of character. Inspire in them the appetite for the freedom to live and to learn as children of God. As their parents and caretakers, give us, dear Lord, the wisdom and patience to know when to speak or to be still. Always remembering that they are yours from the beginning, their lives a loving gift to us from You, Almighty God; we trust in You; we depend upon You. Care for your children. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
If you would like to include something in the Prayer Requests section, please contact Kim Hattaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.