The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - April 23, 2021

Important Dates

Sat., Apr. 24 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wagner!

Tues., Apr. 27 - 2pm Dismissal and Spirit Tee Tuesday

Wed. Apr. 28 - PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie's

Thur., Apr. 29 - 8:15am School Mass (K-1st, 3rd-5th)

Fri., Apr. 30 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Sat., May 1 - First Holy Communion (private mass)

Mon., May 3 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Duginski!

Gala! Gratitude and Success!

The St. Eugene Gala was a huge success! Holding a virtual gala doesn’t come with an instruction manual and was a leap of faith! Well, Faith Forward: we raised nearly 60K!!! Our CSSE Community is strong and dedicated! Thank you all for selling raffle tickets, holding watch parties, and joining in the bidding wars!

A special thank you to Heather McKinish and her team for putting on another successful gala!

Athletic Commission Positions

St. Eugene is seeking volunteers to fill the positions of Track Coordinator and Secretary. 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. Secretary is a one-year position whose duties include taking notes and supplying minutes for the CSSE Athletic Commission meetings. Contact Dave Frame if you are interested in either position.

Financial Aid Application Deadline Extended

If your family is in need of financial assistance for the 2021-22 school year, you need to complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application by April 30. Families that have received aid in the past must complete another application to be eligible for aid for next year.

Instructions to Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Log into your ParentsWeb account

  • Select the Financial option from the left toolbar.

  • Under the Financial Links section, select Apply for Grant & Aid

A new screen will open to log into FACTS. This is different from your login for ParentsWeb. If you have applied for financial aid before, you should already have a FACTS login. If you have not, then you will need to create a new login.

Parish Verification Form Clarification

If you are trying to qualify for the Catholic parishioner rate, we have two different forms. One is for parishioners of St. Eugene and the other is for active parishioners of all other local Catholic parishes. Please see Mrs. Goldsworthy’s email that was sent out last week for more information.

Reminder About Summer Camp

We have been getting calls about summer camp. We would like to remind you of the following per Mrs. Goldsworthy’s March newsletter. St. Eugene Summer Camp will not reopen for 2021. Many factors went into this decision, primarily funding. We hope to explore options in future years. Read further down for info about MSM's new camp option.

PTO News!

Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s! Dine in or order out from Johnnie’s (both Britton and N. May locations) all day on Wednesday, April 28th. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!

Spirit Items and Cookbooks! We have a limited supply of our awesome spirit wear including sweatshirts, long sleeves and more. Cookbooks, stickers, car magnets, and yard signs are also available to purchase. To order send an email to Send a check to the school office (made out to CSSE PTO) or send payment via venmo @CSSE-PTO-19.

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

Eagle Excellence

We are so proud of our Eagles and Eagle alumni!

Let us know about your student's achievements or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

Parents/guardians may now sign up to attend school masses in limited numbers. Because our school mass is closed to non-school related guests at this time, you MUST sign up on the sign up link by 5pm the day BEFORE the mass you want to attend. We will have someone checking off names and taking temperatures in the narthex before mass.

Lunchroom Volunteers Needed. We are in need of help in the lunchroom once a week! Sign up for a shift or two to help monitor students, pass out condiments, and wipe down tables between lunch periods. 11am-1pm on Fridays.

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!

Parish News

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. The Archbishop has offered new guidelines this month. The Sunday mass obligation has been restored as of April 24th. The new guidelines can be found at For those who are still unable to attend mass in person due to health or social distance requirements, public masses are streamed on the church’s Facebook. You may also stream via the church’s YouTube channel for weekend masses.

You’re Not Fully You When Your Soul Is Hungry

When your soul is hungry, it’s hard to be patient. It’s easy to feel restless. And there is this sense that something is missing in life. If you find yourself in this spiritually-unsatisfied-sort-of-spot, then why not do something about it? Join Matthew Kelly and Allen Hunt for the Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflection email program! When you sign up, you’ll receive a video reflection every Thursday on the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading—what a spiritual meal! Get ready to walk into each Sunday feeling a little bit closer to spiritual satisfaction.

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MSM Rocket Camps for K-8!

Mount St. Mary is launching its first-ever day camp called Camp Rocket for K-8th grade students. Along with Camp Rocket, MSM will be hosting Sports Camps again this year. MSM will have 7 sports camps for all ages and hope to see Catholic grade school students there to train alongside our MSM award winning athletic teams!

Please Pray For...

Please pray for Vivienne Schmidt’s aunt, Jennifer Goodrich, as she battles a second round of breast cancer. | Please pray for Richard Jackson, grandfather of Sarah, William and Charlotte Elder and Priscilla and Summer Jackson. He has been battling cancer and experiencing complications following chemotherapy. | Please pray for Carter Hanks’ grandmother, Carolyn Hanks, who is home, but still in recovery following a stroke. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings’ grandmother, Tesse Mullings. She is starting chemo again due to the recurrence of her bone cancer. | Please pray for Mrs. Wilson’s father, Johnnie Spears, who is battling COVID-19 and complications with dialysis. | 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

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, 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.

  • 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!