The Eagle Express

November 20, 2022

Important Dates

Mon., Nov. 21 - Fri., Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Mon., Nov. 21 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Mejia!

Wed., Nov. 23 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s

Mon., Nov. 28 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Liles!

Tues., Nov. 29 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Nov. 29 - Eat & Earn at Tucker’s Onion Burger (Quail)

Thurs., Dec. 1 - School mass - 8:15am

Tues., Dec. 6 - School Picture Retakes (new date)

Tues., Dec. 6 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm Dismissal

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

No School Next Week!

Our students and staff will be out of school all next week for Thanksgiving Break. For those of you who will be traveling, we wish you safe travels! May all our students, staff, and families enjoy a peaceful break filled with good company and thankfulness! We will return to school on Monday, Nov. 28th.

Holiday Shopping? Remember Our Toy Drive!

This season our school will be sponsoring Christmas Connection, a Sharing Tree program. Our community’s generosity will help ensure over 770 families are able to place gifts under their Christmas trees. This annual toy drive is part of 3rd grade SALT’s service project, and they will be organizing the collection of gifts CSSE donates this Advent season. Please send new, unwrapped gifts to the school library Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 9th. Most needed items are gifts for teens and infants. View Christmas Connection’s wish lists at Thank you for helping us bring Christmas to families who need us!
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Christmas Music Program: Carols by Candlelight

Save the date - December 13th at 6:30pm. Join us for our 3rd-5th grade performance of Carols by Candlelight in the church.

Easy Volunteer Ops at Basketball Games

We will need help at the gym when CSSE hosts basketball games. We will need gym monitors, concession help, and scoreboard help. If anyone wants to volunteer they can email Dave Frame at or Aaron Hartman at Games start soon!

December Art Club Sign Up

Changes are coming to The Art Club! Starting in December, each month of Art Club will have themed activities. Next month the theme will be Christmas Crafting. Projects will include ceramics and painting! There will still be time available for students who want to explore projects independently! The Art Club will only meet twice next month due to Christmas Break. Fee will be adjusted to $30.00 for the month. The Art Club meets Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:30. Email with any questions. Sign up for December Art Club.

Bedlam Results

Like yesterday's game, the Sooners emerged triumphant for our 2022 CSSE Bedlam. Thank you to all who participated and helped raise money to support our gala cause!

PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns

  • Johnnie’s (Britton AND May) - Wed., Nov. 23 all day

  • Tucker’s Onion Burger (Quail Springs) - Tues., Nov. 29

  • Ted’s (Lleyton Ct) - Wed., Dec. 7 from 5-9pm

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

Time & Talent Ops!

Volunteer During Basketball Season! - We will need help at the gym when CSSE hosts basketball games. We will need gym monitors, concession help, and scoreboard help. If anyone wants to volunteer they can email Dave Frame at or Aaron Hartman at Games start soon!

Volunteer in the Lunchroom - We need a few volunteers to cover a shift in the lunchroom once a week on Fridays. Volunteer will help pass out lunches, monitor students, and clean tables between lunch periods. See available dates and sign up to earn a couple of Time and Talent hours! Must have current Safe Environment.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - We need volunteers for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)! In order to provide this beautiful Montessori-based approach to religious education, we need volunteers to assist teachers in the Atrium (you do not need to be a trained catechist) and to help prepare materials for the children. Materials making will take place at 9:30am Friday, Dec 16th in the Bride's Room of the CHURCH, Dec 16. More dates will be available beginning in January. Please contact Christie Ardoin if you can help in either capacity or for more information:

Eagle Excellence

Congrats to alumna Rebecca Horn who earned two state awards (2nd place) for her work on last year's BMCHS yearbook!

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

CSSE Gratitude

The 8th grade class and families thank you for coming out to Turkey Bingo! It was a huge success with a fantastic turn out and fun for all!

Mrs. Hattaway sends a huge THANK YOU out to those who shopped, helped set up, and run the book fair this week, especially Peggy Dooley, Reem O’Donnell, Kathy O’Donnell, Jacob Sweis, & Mallory Marks. Teachers and parents, thank you for embracing your students’ excitement! It’s such a fun event that the kids and (let’s face it) many adults look forward to. Thank you for supporting literacy and your St. Eugene school library! The book fair will return in May 2023 with the debut of our first Literati Book Fair!

Have you been following our #cssegratitude posts on social media? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to check out all the things that our CSSE students are thankful for this month!

News on Repeat

Uniform Sweatshirts - We have a few Flynn O’Hara sweatshirts left, and they are available first come, first served. They come in Youth Small, Medium and Large for $20. Adults sizes are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large for $24. Email Liz if you would like one:

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.

Win-Win Tax Credit Opportunity!

CSSE received over $67,000 in tuition scholarships for students this past school year thanks to the OK Tax Credit Scholarship! When donors give to the scholarship fund, they receive a tax credit. In turn, they help a student receive a Catholic education at St. Eugene! This is ​vital to our mission to help​​ all students receive a Catholic education if that is their wish. Father Jim and Mrs. Goldsworthy will be hosting an informational reception in the Rectory next week for anyone who wants to explore the advantages of contributing to our CSSE Tax Credit Scholarship program. CLICK HERE to learn more, make a donation or share with others who may be interested! ​Visit our school’s TCS website.

Parish News

Interested in growing in holiness together with your spouse and building a community of fellow Catholic families? Come hear more about the growing Domestic Church movement!

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RSVP for Embrances! St. Eugene will be offering a revamped, yearlong marriage enrichment program called "Embraces" on the second Saturday of each month beginning Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, immediately following 5 p.m. Mass. The relaunch of this exciting and vital ministry has something for everyone, especially for couples with children needing time for themselves. We will start with a family-style gathering and dinner, followed by age-specific programs for all and FREE evening care for the couples until 10 p.m. for that much-needed date night. Please reserve your spots by RSVPing to ensure we have plenty of seating and materials available. We also need a head count on the children who will be our guests for the evening.

Advent Resources

Here are some resources for Advent for our families!

Holy Heroes Advent Adventure - Fun, faithful and free activities for ages 5 -12 for every day in Advent created by our friends at Holy Heroes. Learn more about this program at

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Please Pray For...

Pray for our staff, students and their families. We are grateful to be back together at school, and pray that the school year is full of engaged learning, collaboration, patience, and love. | Please pray for the Benites family as they mourn the passing of Mr. Benites’ father. | Please pray for the mother of Mrs. Aleman as she recovers from surgery. | Please pray 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

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