The Eagle Express

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL EDITION - July 23, 2022

Important Dates

Mon., Aug. 1 - School supply fee withdraws from FACTS ($65)

Mon., Aug. 1 - New teacher orientation at the Arch

Thur., Aug. 4 - Staff Retreat & Professional Development

Fri., Aug. 5 - Staff Meetings/Teacher work day

Mon., Aug. 8 - Meet the Teacher - 3pm-5:30pm - see details below

Wed., Aug. 10 - First Day of School! Staggered early dismissal - no aftercare - see below

Thur., Aug. 11 - NO school mass (practice) - normal uniform

Tues., Aug 16 - PK-5th Parent Night (required) - 6pm

Wed., Aug. 17 - Middle School Parent Night (required) - 6pm

Thur., Aug. 18 - 8:15am School Mass (1st-8th attend - dress uniform)

Sun., Aug. 21- Back to School Sunday Mass - 9:30am

Mon., Sept. 5 - Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)

Fri., Sept. 16 - Teacher Professional Day (NO SCHOOL)

Sat., Sept. 17 - Eagle Run - 8am


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Summer Office Hours

The school office remains on summer hours until the week school starts. Hours are 9am-1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. While we welcome your emails and phone calls, please be aware that the next few weeks are a busy time for faculty and staff as we prepare to welcome your students back. Regular 7:30am-3:30pm office hours will resume beginning Monday, August 8th.

Meet the Teacher

August 8th from 3pm-5:30pm is Meet the Teacher. Teachers will send emails to school families by August 5th that will include back-to-school checklist details. This is a come-and-go event that allows families to stop by, greet their new teacher, and let students briefly become acquainted with their classroom. Please try to keep your visit to about 15 minutes or less so all families get a chance to visit with their child’s teacher. You will have other opportunities throughout the school year to visit with teachers.


PTO will also be on site to accept PTO dues, run Uniform Exchange, etc. Nap mats and spirit merchandise will also be for sale. Cash, Check, or Venmo accepted for PTO items.

School Hours for 2022-23

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*If you have a middle school student to pick up, enter the pick up line NO EARLIER THAN 3:10pm on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. Do NOT block Greystone Ave.


View 22-23 drop off and dismissal procedures.

School Supplies

Reminder that the $65 school supply fee withdraws from FACTS on August 1st. The majority of your child’s school supplies have already been purchased and will be waiting for your student in their classroom. There are just a few items you are responsible for supplying. Please see the attached 22-23 School Supply List for items that families will need to provide.

Uniforms

Do you have everything you need for uniforms? View the overview of our uniform policy here and check the handbook for more details. All students (K-8) will need regular and dress uniforms. Remember, the girls polo dress is Kinder- 4th grade ONLY and can only be purchased through FlynnO’hara. The girls’ solid skorts can also only be purchased through FlynnO’hara. Per our handbook, our school logo/school name is not allowed to be utilized or printed on anything that has not been approved by the principal.


Also, please label your children’s uniforms, jackets, backpacks, lunch boxes, and water bottles!


Don’t forget to Order your uniforms through Flynn O’Hara! Our uniform company gives 5% back to CSSE!

First Day Details - Early Dismissal

Our first day of school this year will be Wednesday, August 10th. School will begin at 8am (drop off begins at 7:40am). We will dismiss all students in an early, staggered pick up plan. NO AFTERCARE. Detailed routes will be available at Meet the Teacher.
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*If you have a middle school student to pick up, enter the pick up line NO EARLIER THAN 1:05pm. Do NOT block Greystone.

Extended Care Registration

The Extended Care program is looking forward to a new school year! Visit https://steugeneschool.org/extended-care for general information. Registration form coming soon!

New Lunch Program

Due to the retirement of our longtime Cafeteria Manager, we are moving to a food services program. Benchmark Food Group provides an affordable, high quality lunch program. Details about our new program will be provided soon!

Early Childhood (PK/K) School Readiness Checklist

Reminder to early childhood parents to work on these things with their student before school begins:

  • Must be independent in using the restroom

  • Self dressing, independently carry bag and water bottle

  • Practice with lunch box items - opening their lunches with much independence

Parent Night - REQUIRED

Save the date(s)! Parent nights for all parents/guardians are the second week of school. It is REQUIRED that at least one parent/guardian from each family attend. This is an adult only event, so please make childcare arrangements in advance.


Please arrive at the school gym by 6pm for a presentation from Mrs. Goldsworthy. Afterward, you will be dismissed to your student(s) classrooms to meet with their child’s teachers in a group setting to discuss expectations and curriculum for the school year. If you have more than one student classroom to visit that evening, we suggest parents/guardians split up to cover multiple classrooms. If this is not possible, please contact your student’s teacher to make alternate arrangements.


  • Tues., Aug 16 at 6pm - PK-5th Parent Night (required)

  • Wed., Aug. 17 at 6pm - Middle School Parent Night (required)

Sign Up Now for Fall Volleyball!

Registration for fall volleyball is now open at https://forms.gle/8nBg7MSYFZsGMDtm7. The deadline to register is Friday, August 12, 2022. The season typically starts the first weekend of September and runs through the end of October. Registration fee is $75.00 per player.

Fall volleyball is open to boys and girls in grades 4th through 8th. Each grade can form teams of either all girls or all boys. If there are not enough players in a given grade, we can combine with another school to form a team. Our volleyball coordinator is trying to determine if we will have enough boy players to form any boy CSSE teams this season. Please email Greg Metz at volleyball@steugeneschool.org is you have a boy who is thinking about playing. Mr. Metz is also looking for parent volunteers to coach the upcoming 4th grade team(s). If you are interested, please email him volleyball@steugeneschool.org.

PTO News!

Save the date for the Eagle Run! PTO is gearing up for the Eagle Run on Saturday morning, Sept. 17th! This fun event is one of the biggest fundraisers for our PTO, and proceeds go right back into our school! If you are interested in helping sponsor the Eagle Run, contact eaglerun@steugeneschool.org. More details will go out soon.


PTO will be on site at Meet the Teacher to accept PTO dues, sell spirit merchandise, and run the Uniform Exchange.


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

Parish News

Our parish is a bustling, vibrant community! Make sure you subscribe to the church newsletter, the St. Eugene E-Pistle at https://steugenesokc.flocknote.com. Read notes from our priests, find out what events are going on in the church and diocese, and more!

Please Pray For...

Pray for our staff, students and their families. May God grant us all joy and protection as we approach the end of our summer holiday. Please pray for 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 media@steugeneschool.org.

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