The Eagle Express

January 7, 2023

Important Dates

Tues., Jan. 10 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Thurs., Jan. 12 - School Mass (8:15am)

Thurs., Jan. 12 - Eat & Earn at Panera (Memorial Rd)

Mon., Jan. 16 - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Mon., Jan. 16 - Happy birthday, Miss Tener!

Jan. 17th-Feb. 3rd - MAP Assessment window for CSSE (2nd-8th)

Tues., Jan. 17 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Thurs., Jan. 19 - School Mass (8:15am)

Fri., Jan. 20 - Happy birthday Mrs. Bailor & Mrs. Patrick!

Tues., Jan. 24 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Wed., Jan. 25 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations)

Thurs., Jan. 26 - School Mass (8:15am)

Jan. 29-Feb. 4 - Catholic Schools Week

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Report Cards

Reminder - report cards have gone out for PK4-8th grade students via email. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam, filters, and folders. If you still do not see it, login to FACTS/Renweb, and make sure your account is in good standing. Outstanding balances may result in a report card hold until cleared. It’s also a good time to make sure your email address and other contact information is correct. If there have been any changes, please update your family account to reflect the changes.

Uniform Check

Is it just us, or did all our students grow over the break? Now is a great time to check that items still fit properly and are in good condition. Skirts, jumpers, and shorts should be replaced if the hemline is more than 4 inches from the top of the knee cap. Please take some time to review our uniform guidelines in the family handbook. We would like our students to always look their best! We will send out information about exchanging items at the Uniform Closet in the near future!

Winter MAP Assessments

It is very important your child is present, healthy, and well-rested on assessment days. Please try to avoid appointments or late arrivals on MAP days. Our Archdiocesan-assigned time for winter MAP assessments is January 17th-February 3rd. We will share results with guardians later this year.

We assess student academic growth in our second through eighth grade cohorts three times a year using NWEA MAP Growth. MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) provides teachers with accurate, and actionable evidence to help target instruction for individual students or small groups, and to differentiate instruction in a way that benefits and challenges all of our students.

Gala Masquerade!

Save the date for our annual St. Eugene Gala! Join other adults for a night of good food, great auction items, and lots of fun games on Saturday, March 25th at the Embassy Suites! This year’s theme is a masquerade! The gala committee is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Gala committee. To volunteer, contact by January 17, 2023. We need volunteers willing to help with sponsorships, acquisitions, decor, day of event & much more!

Apply for the Yearbook Committee!

Are you a 7th or 8th grade student interested in helping create our school yearbook? Fill out the application & submit by Jan. 15th for consideration for our Yearbook Committee! Committee size is limited, so apply soon! The Yearbook Committee will meet late January through April. Details available on the application page, or email Mrs. Hattaway with questions.

Art Club - Enroll for February!

*Art Club will resume in February and we are making a few changes! Art Club is moving from Wednesdays to Fridays, but the times will be the same. We will begin right after carpool and end at 4:30. The first day of Art Club next month will be Friday, February 3rd.

*Starting next month it will be highly encouraged to enroll only if your student can attend all 4 weeks. Refunds will not be available after February 3rd. We will be working on some guided projects so attendance will be important. The students will still have some time for independent projects as well!

*Art Club fee for February will be $60 and can be paid through venmo to Kara-Lane-20 or you can drop off a check to the office made out to Kara Whitmire with "Art Club-(student's name)" in the memo section. Please have your enrollment form filled out and fee paid by Friday, February 3rd to reserve your student’s space. Email any questions to

Sign up for February Art Club.

K & 1st Grade Basketball Clinic

CGSAA is hosting a basketball clinic for Kindergarten and 1st grade students! Work on fundamentals (passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, defense, etc) and practice playing some 3x3 scrimmages!

Saturday, January 14th - 9-10 am at Rosary

Saturday, January 21st - 9-10 am at St. Philip Neri

The cost of the clinic will be $25 total, which includes both days. Please pay by cash or check when you arrive at the gym. Checks should be made payable to CGSAA. Sign up at CGSAA K/1 Basketball Clinics ( Clinics limited to the first 50 kids to sign-up due to space limitations. Contact with questions.

School Swag

The 8th grade class is still a little bit shy of their fundraising goal for Camp Classen, graduation, and class gift to the school. If you would like to help, 8th grade still has school spirit items for sale. Contact Danielle Stone if you want to purchase any of the following:

  • CSSE fleece blankets - $20 (great for those chilly early spring soccer & baseball games!)
  • CSSE plastic tumblers - $4 each or 4 for $15
  • CSSE logo socks - $14/pr (uniform approved, limited sizes and styles available)
  • CSSE logo or eagle decal - $3 each or 2 for $5
  • Eagle logo baseball caps - Kids $10/Adults $15

Want to Purchase a Desktop?

We have a handful of used Dell Optiplex 9020 touch screen computers with Intel Core i5 4570 processor and at least Windows 8. They are be available for staff and school families to purchase for $50 each. Reserve yours with Mrs. Hattaway - (subject line: Dell Computers). No WiFi. Will include a USB keyboard.

Re-Enrollment & Sibling Applications for 2023-2024

We will be sending out the link to re-enroll current students for the coming school year soon. If you do not plan to return, please let the school office know so we can better track available seats.

For current families interested in applying for acceptance for another child at St. Eugene in the 2023-24 school year, now is a good time to fill out an application. Filling out an application now will put you at the top of the list for review when we offer seats. Also, if you have friends and family interested in having a student attend CSSE, tell them to fill out an inquiry, and save the date for our prospective family open house on Sunday afternoon, February 5th!

Save the Date for Catholic Schools Week!

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of Catholic education and the people who make it possible! Catholic Schools Week 2023 is Sunday, January 29th through February 4th. Coming soon - more info about how we will celebrate at St. Eugene!

PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns - always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a percentage back to our school!

  • Panera (4225 Memorial) - Thurs., Jan 12th 4-8pm
  • Johnnies (Britton and May locations) - Wed., Jan. 25th all day

If you have questions about fundraisers, Eat & Earns, etc, visit the PTO site or Facebook group for more info.

Pray & Pick Up!

Before early pick up on Tuesdays, please join others in our parish for a rosary devotion. Rosary group meets every Tuesday at 1pm in the church chapel (Enter north Ross Hall doors). Afterward bring that peace of prayer with you to the carpool line and pick up the kids!

Time & Talent Ops!

Volunteer During Basketball Season! - We will need help at the gym when CSSE hosts basketball games. We will need gym monitors, concession help, and scoreboard help. If anyone wants to volunteer they can sign up at this link or email Dave Frame at or Aaron Hartman at

Eagle Excellence

Have some good news to share about a student, alumni, or school family? We want to celebrate with you! Share your Eagle Excellence for inclusion in the EE!

News on Repeat

Uniform Sweatshirts - We have a few Flynn O’Hara sweatshirts left, and they are available first come, first served. They come in Youth Small, Medium and Large for $20. Adults sizes are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large for $24. Email Liz if you would like one:

Still Need Safe Environment? We still have a lot of people wanting to volunteer who have not completed Safe Environment. 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 complete this google form to send in your name and email address to Jennifer Goodrich so that she can send you information to begin the process! You must have updated SE if you plan on driving on field trips, being a homeroom parent, or coaching a team, etc.

Please Pray For...

Please pray for the mother of Mrs. Aleman as she recovers from surgery. | Please pray for the healing and comfort of Sasha, granddaughter of Mrs. Belva Neal.

If you would like to include something in the Prayer Requests section, please contact Kim Hattaway at

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