The Eagle Express

April 21, 2023

Important Dates

Sat., Apr. 22 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Teague!

Sat., Apr. 22 - CGSAA Track Meet

Sat., Apr. 22 - Confirmation at St. Eugene (5pm mass)

Tues., Apr. 25 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Tues., Apr. 25 - 1st & 2nd Grade Spring Music Program (6:15pm)

Wed., Apr. 26 - Administrative Professionals Day

Wed., Apr. 26 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s

Thurs., Apr. 27 - School mass (8:15am)

Thurs., Apr. 27 - Middle School Youth Group (3:15-4:30pm)

Fri., Apr. 28 - Happy birthday, Father Jerome!

Fri., Apr. 28 - Library Movie Night (Gala sign up)

Mon., May 1 - Principal’s Day

Tues., May 2 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Wed., May 3 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Duginski!

Wed., May 3 - Eat & Earn at Ted’s (N. Penn)

Thurs., May 4 - Muffins with Mom

Thurs., May 4 - School mass (8:15am)

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Eagle Expo

Thank you for stopping by our Eagle Expo this past week! Your students had a blast showing off all they have been learning this year. We love having you in the building, and seeing the joy our students receive from your praise and attention is the best! Thank you also to the teachers who put so much into their students to help them grow!

Pray for our Confirmation class

Many of our 7th and 8th grade students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation at 5pm mass this weekend at St. Eugene. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to come upon them, that they turn to God daily to guide them throughout their lives.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created; and You shall renew the face of the earth.

1st & 2nd Grade Spring Music Program

Join us for a fun musical performance in the gym on Tuesday, April 25th beginning at 6:15pm. Student performers should arrive by 6pm. Contact Mrs. Mejia with questions
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National Library Week!

Library Movie Night (Gala) - What better way to celebrate National Library Week (April 23-29) than a movie night in the library with Mrs. Hattaway? There are a few spots left to sign up to watch The NeverEnding Story in your jammies while enjoying a popcorn bar! Sign up by April 27th.

Author Visit - We are excited to welcome Catholic speaker, author and storyteller Meg Hunter-Kilmer to St. Eugene for several exciting sessions next week! Our students will have the opportunity to hear from Meg on Thursday or Friday during school hours (PK-5th) or at Youth Group (Middle School). If your student plans to attend Youth Group, please RSVP for them by April 27th.

If you would like to purchase any of Meg’s books, they are available through her website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other independent Catholic booksellers.

We have a session scheduled for adults as well. Parents and friends are invited to an evening with Meg on Thursday, April 28th at 7pm in the meeting rooms. Please RSVP, and bring your Bible!
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Kinder SALT Diapers & Wipes Drive

Kindergarteners are working to support mothers and babies, and we need your help! Please send diapers and wipes to school until next Friday, April 28th to stock the shelves at Infant Crisis Services. Feel free to check out their Amazon wishlist for other necessities. To support one of our own staff members, the first 20 boxes will be given to Mrs. Herber who is expecting triplets!!! 🍼🍼🍼

May Art Club

Art club will meet on Fridays in May on the 5th, 12th, and 19th! This month will be open to 1st-5th grades. Tuition is $45.00 and will be due Thursday, May 4th. Payment information is in the enrollment form. Contact Ms. Whitmire at if you have any questions!

Gala Fun Continues!

Didn't make it to the gala? We still have opportunities to support our fundraiser while having fun! There are spots available for some of the sign up experiences that are happening soon through next year.

Coming up soon:

See more details on the sign up pages.

View availability for school events and sign up.

View availability for parish events and sign up.

Apply for School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for new applicants to replace those who are completing their term this spring. The primary role of the SAC is to collaborate as a whole with and serve in an advisory role to the principal and pastor in policymaking to guide our school community in fulfilling our mission. We are looking for volunteers with a background in education, finance, facilities, and law. To serve, you must be a practicing Catholic, St. Eugene parishioner, and be 18 years or older. If you’re interested in serving The Catholic School of St. Eugene in this way, please send an email to by April 30th introducing yourself and highlighting strengths, experience/expertise, and any aspects of the school you are passionate about. SAC meets one evening a month, and members will need to be available for committee meetings and certain school events as well.

CSSE Fall Volleyball

Is your student interested in fall volleyball? If so, registration for the fall volleyball season will open in May. Volleyball is open to boys and girls in grades 4th-8th grades and practices typically begin in August. More information and a link to registration will be coming soon!

Summer Basketball Skills Camp

Our Summer Basketball Skills Camp will be back this June! Click the camp link for more info. Camp registration opens on April 1st! Spots fill quickly!

PTO News

Save the Date! Muffins with Mom! - Muffins with Mom is coming up on Thursday morning, May 4th. Be on the lookout for details in next week's EE!

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

  • Johnnies - April 26th all day at Britton and May locations

  • Ted’s Cafe Escondido - May 3rd from 5-9pm at Lleyton Court (N. Penn)

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

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

Parish News

Movie Night! Join us in the meeting rooms as we gather to watch the critically acclaimed multi-season series about the life of Christ. Our next gathering will take place on April 21st. Concessions will be available. If you are willing to help in the concession stand for some Time & Talent hours, please sign up at this link:

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Please Pray For...

Former St. Eugene pastor, Father Joseph Jacobi, was admitted to the hospital last week, where it was discovered that he has a mass on his brain that is affecting his vision. He has been consulting with a neurosurgeon. More details will be shared via his CaringBridge site as they become available. Other than the impaired vision, Fr. Jacobi feels good. Know that Blessed Stanley Rother is someone that Father Jacobi loves deeply. Let us pray that Blessed Stanley will intercede for him, and that Christ will provide a miracle to heal Father Jacobi. Blessed Stanley Rother, pray for our dear friend.

Please pray for the mother of Elbin Gonzalez who passed away this week in Guatemala. Eternal Rest grant unto them, oh Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. Elbin is our school custodian and a parishioner. If you would like to contribute to a fund to help offset his travel expenses, contact the school or church office,

Please pray for Deacon Gaffney's mom, Mary Gaffney, who passed away this week. She went peacefully. Eternal Rest grant unto them, oh Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. | Please pray for Stacy Hughes, cousin of Mrs. Goldsworthy and of Mrs. Ruffin. She has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. | Please pray for the intentions of the Holy Father, as well as those of your family and friends. | Please pray for the healing and comfort of Sasha, granddaughter of CSSE friend Belva Neal.

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

News on Repeat

Come Exercise Your Creative Muscles! Join us May 5 at 9:30am in the Atrium to help prepare materials for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. No need to be a celebrated artist. We'll be touching up paint on small figurines and making paper and other materials as needed. Contact Christie Ardoin at with questions. And visit our webpage to find out more about this beautiful children's ministry.

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.

The Eagle Express is reviewed by the principal prior to communication. Please submit all items to be considered for The Eagle Express by NOON on Thursday.