The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - Sept. 3, 2021

Important Dates

Mon., Sept. 6 - NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Mon., Sept. 6 - Happy birthday, Mrs. O’Connell!

Tues., Sept. 7 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Thurs., Sept. 9 - School Mass at 8:15am

Sat., Sept. 11 - Happy birthday, Mr. Grajeda!

Tues., Sept. 14 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Sept. 15 - PTO Eat & Earn at Hideaway on Memorial 4pm-9:30pm

Thurs., Sept. 16 - School Mass at 8:15am

Thurs. Sept. 16 - Special Early Release Day K-8 (2pm)

Fri., Sept. 17 - NO SCHOOL (Professional Day)

Sat., Sept. 18 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Mason!

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

No School on Monday (Labor Day)

No school on Monday, Sept. 6th in observance of Labor Day. See everyone back at school on Tuesday! Please have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

COVID-19 Updates: Mask Up!

At this time, we are seeing local COVID-19 case numbers approaching their highest point ever since the pandemic began, and it is affecting children more than it did before. Our responsibility is to ensure our children, staff and families are safe, so it is with this in mind that we will be requiring everyone to wear face coverings in the building beginning Tuesday, Sept 7th when we return from the Labor Day weekend. All staff, students, and visitors must wear a face covering in common spaces, classrooms, and close contact situations regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. This policy will simply be a carryover from our policy last year, which we credit with keeping last year’s quarantine numbers low when used in tandem with our preventative measures. Students may still unmask outdoors and when eating. PreK students are highly encouraged to wear face coverings and parents should begin practicing with their PreK child. The majority of our families indicated via our mask directive that they prefer their child to remain masked all day, and therefore, continuous masking is already common in most classrooms like last year. We are just making this the standard requirement for all beginning Tuesday. Thank you for your cooperation, and remember to mask up starting on Tuesday! Be safe over the long weekend!

St. Eugene Tailgating Swag!

With tailgate and camping season upon us, why not order a few St. Eugene chairs and insulated tumblers so you can show your school spirit? We have limited quantities of these items ordered for the gala last spring, so order soon and help support the development of the new Early Childhood playground. Buy items individually, or purchase a combo for the best deal. Order using this form - items will be billed through FACTS. Pick up orders following afternoon carpool on Friday, Sept. 10th. Park in the lot and walk up to the front doors after carpool is over (around 3:20).

Academic Bowl

Is your child a trivia buff, Jeopardy fan, or a walking encyclopedia? Register them to participate in the 2021-22 OAAC Academic Bowl season. Our 4th-6th grade teams will compete in the online tournament while our 7th & 8th grade teams compete in person at area schools. We are also looking for 1-2 coaches for each grade level team. Safe Environment required. More information on the school website. Cost is $25 per student and will be billed via FACTS. Registration due by Sept. 15. If you have questions or need help paying the registration fee, contact Kim Hattaway.

4th-6th Registration form / 7th-8th Registration form

Volleyball Protocol Updates:

The CGSAA has decided that all parents, fans, etc. who attend CGSAA indoor sporting events are required to wear a face covering regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.

Basketball Interest

Is your child interested in playing CGSAA Basketball? Please fill out this survey to indicate your interest.

Interested in coaching a basketball team? Email Aaron Hartmann, basketball coordinator at: answering the following questions:

  • What grade are you interested in coaching?

  • Have coached a team at St Eugene in the past?

  • Have you completed the online Safe Environment recently or taken the class in the past?

Extended Care - Seeking Staff

The number of students attending aftercare is considerably higher than last year. Mrs. Blevins is still looking to hire aftercare staff. If you know a college student or other adult looking for something part time, this is a great opportunity. Please contact Mrs. Blevins if interested:

The St. Eugene Gala!

The date has been set for our 2022 St. Eugene Gala - we are beginning our selection process for a chairperson! If you have experience in organizing events and overseeing fundraising, we need your expertise! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our school, with past funds going toward technology upgrades, flexible furniture, facility improvements, and playground equipment. Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy if you are interested in chairing this event.

PTO News!

Homeroom Parents! If you signed up to be a Homeroom or House parent--thank you! You will be hearing from our Homeroom and House Parent Coordinator, Kari Webber, soon. We still have some classes and houses that need Homeroom/House parents, so please click this link to sign up. These parents help organize parties, gala baskets, teacher birthdays, and whatever else our wonderful teachers need!

PTO Dues - If you did not get a chance to stop by our table at Meet the Teacher, you may pay your PTO dues by emailing Neile at Dues have been lowered to only $20 per family this year and go towards all the activities, treats, and events we provide for the students and teachers throughout the year. Dues will be charged to your FACTs account.

Upcoming Eat & Earns - Always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a donation back to the school. Last month we earned $140 just by eating! Thank you, and don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends!

  • Sept. 15 at Hideaway Pizza on Memorial from 4pm-9:30pm.
  • Sept. 22 all day at Johnnie’s Britton AND May locations.

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

Eagle Excellence

Congrats to all our CSSE Eagle Volleyball teams who played their first games last weekend. We had quite a few wins and wonderful displays of good sportsmanship. We are looking forward to a GREAT season!

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

News on Repeat

Required Documents - We are still missing many families’ signed copies of the Parent Compact. Please sign and return to the school office ASAP!

Time & Talent Hours for 2021-22! Many of you have already started accumulating your required Time & Talent hours. Thank you! Make sure you log them in RenWeb as you go. There will be many opportunities to earn Time & Talent throughout the school year. Stay tuned for more volunteer options throughout the year or visit!

Parents are welcome to attend mass on Thursday morning with the school. Please sit in the back pews (left side) and wear a mask regardless of COVID vaccination status. Please do not attend if you or anyone else in your household has had an exposure or is feeling ill.

Parent Involvement Opportunities! - We have some wonderful opportunities for our school families to be fully involved in the community. Check out some of these opportunities at

MAP assessments after Labor Day. It is important that you do not schedule appointments for your child during the school day when they have MAP assessments. Students should be well-rested and arrive on time. More details will come in the next few weeks from your grade level teachers regarding your child’s testing window. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive assessment which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

Mitigate the Spread! 4 Ws - Wash your hands! Wear your mask! Watch your distance! Wait if you feel ill, learned of an exposure, or are awaiting test results. Waiting until you have more information and can assess your situation before coming to school or going somewhere is golden. It has been such a key in many cases. Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy if you or a household member feels ill or has an exposure.

Please Pray For...

Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Please pray for continued healing and strength of Nick Aguilera, nephew of Mrs. Goldsworthy and alum of CSSE. He was in a bicycling accident recently, suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, and other injuries. | Please pray for Mrs. O’Connell who is still recovering from shoulder surgery. | Please pray for family members of Imelda Aleman, including Adolfo Aleman and Mercedes Peña who are in the hospital. | Please pray for our soldiers, may they find strength and endurance, and pray for the families of soldiers, falling or serving. | Please pray for several members of our community who have tested positive for COVID-19, including parents and students. | Pray for those in our community struggling to recover from COVID-19 and who have been hospitalized, including the parents of Arianna Lopez and the aunt of Allie Blaik and Kate Kusel. | Pray for those who have perished to COVID-19 and their families who are grieving the loss of these loved ones. | Pray for our staff, students, and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate the beginning of a new school year. 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

Parish News

New Weekly Confession Time Fr. Vic is now offering opportunities for Confession on Wednesdays from 10am-11am in addition to the Saturday time of 3:30-4:30pm. Stop by before or after Adoration on Wednesday!

Looking for Families for the Vocare Chalice! Our church is blessed to have the Vocare Chalice Ministry, through which we pray for those called to serve the church through Vocations. Simply sign up with, let them know the mass you attend most often, and your family will be put on the rotation to take the Vocare Chalice home for a week at the end of your usual mass. The chalice comes with a prayer book to help guide your family. It’s a simple way to enhance your family’s spiritual life AND increase the number of men and women called to Holy Orders!

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