The Eagle Express
CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - October 23, 2020
Fri., Oct. 23 8:15 am School Mass (1st-4th grades)
Sun, Oct. 25 Happy birthday, Mrs. Wilson!
Mon, Oct. 26 SALT Christmas poinsettia and wreath orders/payment due
Tues., Oct. 27 Spirit Tee AND 2 o'clock Tuesday (2pm dismissal for all students)
Wed., Oct. 28 PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnies (Memorial & May/Britton locations)
Thurs., Oct. 29 8:15 am School Mass (5th-8th grades)
Fri., Oct.30 8:15 am School Mass (1st-4th grades)
Fri, Oct. 30 Costume and Free Dress Day (see rules below)
Sun., Nov. 1 Happy Birthday, Mrs. Ardoin!
Tues., Nov. 3 Spirit Tee AND 2 o'clock Tuesday (2pm dismissal for all students)
Wed., Nov. 4 Eat & Earn at Ted's 5-9pm
Thurs., Nov. 5 8:15 am School Mass (5th-8th grades)
Fri., Nov. 6 8:15 am School Mass (1st-4th grades)
Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more!
Six Feet Trunk Creep Canceled
Parent/Teacher Conferences and Report Cards
SALT Poinsettia & Wreath Order Due MONDAY
CGSAA Basketball Update
Due to COVID concerns, the Catholic Grade School Athletic Association (CGSAA), following the recommendation from CGSAA school principals, has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-2021 basketball leagues for 2nd thru 4th grades. To give our CSSE 2nd thru 4th graders an opportunity to participate in basketball this year, the CSSE Athletic Commission will be looking to organize specific grade level camps and practice nights to introduce our students to the game and keep those teams who played last year active in CGSAA basketball. More information to follow in the coming months.
At this time, the CGSAA school principals are working to possibly allow the 5th thru 8th grade leagues to be played, with practice and league games not starting until January of the second semester. A link to a basketball survey will be sent this weekend to 5th thru 8th grade families to gauge interest in participating this season.
If there are any questions concerning the upcoming basketball season, please don’t hesitate to email Barry Schwarz, Basketball Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe and Sacred (previously known as Circle of Grace)
It's Not a Trick!
Students may wear free dress or Halloween costumes at school on Friday, Oct. 30th! Please follow the guidelines below.
1st - 4th grade: May start the day in free dress clothing and bring costumes in a LABELED bag to be put on OVER clothes AFTER mass. Fr. Wolf has approved Halloween themed shirts/free dress at mass.
All other grades: May wear costumes all day or bring in a LABELED bag to put on over free dress clothing.
No Full Face Masks or Face Paint - students must still wear their proper PPE face covering
No Hair Coloring (wigs are okay)
Nothing Gory, Scary, or Inappropriate for school
Must not interfere with the function of the school day (ex. no noisy or oversized costumes that prevent sitting at a desk)
Free dress guidelines regarding appropriate dress still apply. If a child’s clothing/costume is deemed as not having followed the rules, parents may be called to bring a change of clothing. www.steugeneschool.org/free-dress-guidelines
Tech Team Formation
Save the Date for VIRTUAL Turkey Bingo!
Interested in a Virtual Trivia Night?
The Dad's Club at St Eugene is trying to put together a virtual trivia night where we can still get together and have an enjoyable evening and benefit the St Eugene Community by raising funds to support our Mission of ensuring the continued catholic education of students that have lost a parent.
In the era of Covid, holding in person fundraisers is not socially responsible, so the Dad's Club is considering a virtual Trivia Night where teams can sign up and play from home. We would like to gauge the interest of St Eugene Families to participate in this Virtual Trivia Night. Please complete the quick survey at this link: https://forms.gle/H655S4TQjiW1BGR67
Eat & Earn at Johnnie's next Wednesday, Oct. 28th (Memorial & May/Britton locations). Mention CSSE when you order so a portion of the proceeds come back to the school!
PTO wants your best recipes! The community of St Eugene Church and School put out a cookbook almost 15 years ago. With more people than ever staying home and cooking, it's the perfect year to make another one! We need your help though to make it the most tasty one yet! Please submit as many of your favorite recipes as you would like to https://createmycookbook.com/groups/PASKkeqmg. We are hoping to make this our most delicious cookbook ever! Copies will be available in time to give as holiday gifts!
CSSE Family Feature!
Meet The Taylor Family! Bob, Jennifer, Molly (7th grade) and Jack (5th grade) have been a part of our school community since 2013 when Molly started Kindergarten!
Why did you choose The Catholic School of St. Eugene? We chose St. Eugene because of its diversity. We also love that there are 2 classes per grade level which gives our children a wide variety of friendships.
What is your favorite thing about The Catholic School of St. Eugene? The community. Our family has always felt welcomed and loved and we enjoy all the school-wide events. I also LOVE that I have the opportunity to teach at such an amazing school with wonderful teachers and precious students! It’s so fun when I get to see my own kids in the hallway along with all my previous kiddos (students).
Is there anything else about your family you would like to share? My family has had ties to St. Eugene since the 1960’s when my dad attended school here. My grandparents were parishioners at St. Eugene and we attended Christmas Eve mass every year at St. Eugene.
We are so glad the Taylors are part of our St. Eugene community!
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!
Amazing Possibilities with Matthew Kelly! For the first time ever, Dynamic Catholic is hosting an interactive virtual event with Matthew Kelly. Join us on November 5, 2020, at 7PM for a night of inspiration, live music and prayer! To register for this free, live event, please send an email including your name, email address and parish to DynamicParish@DynamicCatholic.com.
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).
Please Pray For...
Please pray for Thi & Martin Pham's family while they quarantine due to positive cases of COVID-19 in their family. | Please pray for the McMahill family while they quarantine due to positive cases of COVID-19 in their family. | Please pray for the great uncle of Olivia and Amelia Metz who has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is awaiting a liver transplant. | Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales. He is currently on a ventilator due to complications from COVID-19. | 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 email@example.com.
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 or your student is willing to play some of the liturgical music, please let Mrs. Goldsworthy know. firstname.lastname@example.org
School News On Repeat
My Child is Ill. What Do I Do? Allergies or COVID? Stomach bug or COVID? It can be hard to decipher what ailment might be affecting your child. We have created some graphics and flowcharts to help you navigate what steps to take when your child or someone in your household is feeling unwell. Please report concerns or questions about illness to Mrs. Goldsworthy at email@example.com, and she will consult with our response team - Mrs. O'Connell and Mrs. Rischard. ALWAYS fill out and submit the Absentee Form (or call Ms. Patrick in the office), then notify your child’s homeroom/house teacher each day of absence.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. bit.ly/FamilyDailyQs
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!