The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - February 5, 2021

Important Dates

Mon., Feb. 8 - 100th Day!

Mon., Feb. 8 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Jackson!

Tues., Feb. 9 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Feb. 9 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Blevins!

Tues., Feb. 9 - PTO Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A

Tues., Feb. 9 - Valentine Parties (Middle School)

Thurs., Feb. 11 - 8:15am School Mass (1st, 3-5th)

Fri., Feb. 12 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Fri., Feb. 12 - Valentine Parties (PreK-5th)

Fri., Feb. 12 - Last Day for Early Re-Enrollment

Mon., Feb. 15 - No School (Faculty Professional Development)

Tues., Feb. 16 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Feb. 16 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Grajeda!

Wed., Feb. 17 - Ash Wednesday (closed school masses at 8:15 and 9:30am)

Wed., Feb. 17 - Eat & Earn at Belle Isle

Thurs. Feb. 18 - 8:15am School Mass (1st, 3-5th)

Thurs. Feb. 18 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Timberlake!

Fri., Feb. 19 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week was a fantastic celebration of all aspects of our school community! We have so much love for our students and families, our school and church staff, volunteers and all our friends who support Catholic education! Thank you!
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Coin Drive for Bolivia!

Thank you to everyone who brought in coins and even some dollar bills for our Friends of Bolivia coin drive! We collected $258.24 this week AND received a $200 match from a donor. Added to last week’s collection, that makes a grand total of $586.80 for the orphans!

Cold Weather Next Week!

The forecast looks extremely cold next week. Please let your child know that even if temperatures are too low for outdoor recess, they should still dress warmly so they can take short mask breaks outdoors. We strongly encourage students to wear long pants and for girls to wear leggings under skirts/skorts/jumpers when temperatures are at or below freezing. Coats and hats are encouraged as well.

Valentine’s Day

Teachers will be sending out details about procedures for Valentines/treats. Please make sure to assemble your Valentines with sanitized/washed hands (doing so while masked is preferred). Look for teacher’s directives regarding when to send them to school.

Valentine Free Dress Day

Friday, Feb. 12th will be a Valentine-themed free dress day! Students may wear red, pink, hearts, messages of love, etc as long as they follow the normal free dress guidelines. Students who are not dressed according to the guidelines will have to call home for appropriate clothing and/or miss out on the next free dress day. NO shorts allowed for this free dress day. Too many kids were in short shorts this past week and we are tightening up on guidelines; no leggings that are not accompanied by a tunic (covering the bottom). Visit Free Dress guidelines here.

Deadline for Early Re-Enrollment is Approaching!

Current students should be re-enroll by Feb. 12th for the early bird discount on the registration fee. If you re-enroll after Feb. 12th, you will be billed the regular registration fee. Login to FACTS to begin. Contact tuitiondirector@steugeneschool.org if you have questions or need assistance.

New Eagle Siblings? Must apply now!

If you have an upcoming Eagle that you would like to attend St. Eugene, you must begin an application. All sibling applications should be submitted by February 12th in order to be considered for a seat at CSSE in 21-22. We have many applications rolling in and will begin to review applications and offer seats in mid-February.

PTO News

NEW Spirit Wear! PTO will be placing an order for new cool weather spirit wear! Check out the new options and place your order by Feb. 11th. Every penny raised goes right back into the school to support our teachers and benefit our children! Order here!
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Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A! Tuesday, Feb. 9th, order out or dine in any time at Chick-Fil-A (Quail Springs). Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!


PTO has teamed up with Simply Sign It for a great fundraiser! For every sign rental, 25% will go back to the school. Check out www.simplysignitok.com to see all their designs--celebrate someone special with a birthday sign, a valentine surprise, acknowledgment of any achievement, and so much more! They are currently running a teacher appreciation special--only $40 to show your teacher how much they mean to your class! Just write "St. Eugene" in the fundraiser box when placing your order.


Cookbooks are Here! Our much anticipated CSSE cookbook has arrived! We have a limited amount, so don't miss out! Please fill out this form to order.

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In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

Enrollment for Returning CSSE Families Early enrollment of returning students for the 2021-22 school year has begun. Families may login to FACTS to register their existing students. After February 12th, your currently enrolled child’s spot will not be guaranteed, so please complete registration soon. Families should also complete an application for any siblings in order to receive preference in the review process. We will begin reviewing new student applications on February 13th. The registration fee for the coming school year will not be billed through FACTS until May of 2021. Enroll by Feb. 12th for the early bird discount. After Feb. 12th, you will be billed the regular registration fee.


Refer Your Friends! We are currently accepting new student applications for the coming school year. We love it when our current school families help us bring new students to The Catholic School of St. Eugene! To show our appreciation, we created a referral program. Check it out at this link!


The Return of the Gala!

The Gala is on! Take that mask off for some fun at home. That's right, this year's Gala will be 100% virtual. So bid on your favorite auction items from the comfort of your own home. Tell your friends and family to save the date to join in on bidding for our amazing class baskets, fabulous trips and many other items you won't want to miss. April 17th, 2021. More details will come out soon!!!


Calling all technology minded individuals! We would still like one or two others with some tech savvy to join our tech team! Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy and reference Tech Team in your subject heading.


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. principal@steugeneschool.org

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

This Lent, let’s not focus on what we give up. Let’s focus on who God wants us to become. We can do that together if you join us for Dynamic Catholic's BEST LENT EVER. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all 40 days of Lent, you will receive an email and short video from Matthew Kelly based on his book, I Heard God Laugh, to help you reflect and encourage you on your own personal journey throughout this Lenten season. The program is completely free and signing up is easy; just visit bestlentever.com, enter your name and email address, and you’re ready to go! If there are people in your life who you think would benefit from this program – whether friends, family or even acquaintances – we strongly encourage you to invite them to sign up as well. This is a wonderful program, and the only thing that could make it better is doing it with someone you love. Grab a Lenten journal in the Narthex after masses this weekend!


CHURCH OFFICE VOLUNTEER NEEDED. We are looking for some afternoon volunteers for 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 manager@steugenes.org


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.

Please Pray For...

Please pray for those in our community with COVID-19. | Please pray for Gabriella Solorzano’s Grandpa Pedro “Pete” Solorzano-Guevara, who has been hospitalized with COVID-19. | Please pray for Mrs. Wilson’s parents, Johnnie & Marian Spears, who are battling COVID-19. Johnnie is especially struggling as he is also dealing with dialysis. | Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales, who is still recovering following his battle with COVID-19. He is still on a ventilator. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings grandfather, Bill Linke. He is in the hospital following a fall that broke his femur. | 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, students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate this difficult time. 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 media@steugeneschool.org.

COVID-19 Response and Procedures

  • 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 principal@steugeneschool.org, 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 send 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!