The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - April 30, 2021

Important Dates

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week!

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

Mon. May 3 - All School Free Dress Day for meeting gala raffle ticket goal!

Tues., May 4 - 2pm Dismissal and Spirit Tee Tuesday

Tues., May 4 - PTO Eat & Earn at Hideaway Pizza (Memorial)

Wed., May 5 - Registration Fee withdraws via FACTS

Thur., May 6 - 8:15am School Mass (K-1st, 3rd-5th)

Fri., May 7 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Fri., May 7 - Last day for library check out

Tues., May 11 - 2pm Dismissal and Spirit Tee Tuesday

Tues., May 11 - PTO Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A

Wed., May 12 - PTO Eat & Earn at Chipotle

Thur., May 13 - 8:15am School Mass (K-1st, 3rd-5th)

Fri., May 14 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Fri., May 14 - All books due back to the school library


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Pick Up Reminders

You must call in to the school office if your child is going home with someone different than their typical carpool family. If you are picking up your child during the school day, you are required to call ahead and let the teacher know.


Also, please consider the time you arrive at pick up. When Greystone gets backed up from school traffic, we receive complaints from neighbors in The Village.

Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Want to let our teachers know that you think they are out of this world awesome! Here are some suggestions, but feel free to celebrate them however you please!
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School Advisory Council Openings

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for new members! The primary role of the SAC is to collaborate 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, project management, facilities, and law background. To serve, you must be a practicing Catholic parishioner, 18 years or older. If you’re interested in serving The Catholic School of St. Eugene in this way, please send an email to sacchair@steugeneschool.org by May 7 introducing yourself and highlighting strengths, experience/ expertise, and any aspects of the school you are passionate about.

Safe Environment - NEW PROCESS - PLEASE REVIEW

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City instituted a new Safe Environment background and training process in July of 2020. Since that time the information on how to complete the process was sent to all employees, volunteers with an active and registered email address, and new volunteers. If you have not received the information but would like to continue your volunteer status please email safeenvironment@steugenes.org and instructions will be emailed to you directly. All current volunteers have until June 1st to complete or will no longer be considered a volunteer in good standing. If you have any other questions about the process please send them to the same address.

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. dsaframe@gmail.com

Aftercare Hiring

Aftercare is hiring to start ASAP! If you like children and a flexible schedule, this is the job for you. All applicants must be 16 years or older. Please contact Jenny Blevins at 405.535.1975 or extendedcare@steugeneschool.org.

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found runneth over again! Please come check the box in the entry by the office by Friday morning. All leftover items will be donated Friday afternoon.

Last Day Early Dismissal

Mark your calendars! The last day of school is May 27th. We will dismiss all students at 12:30pm!

PTO Changes

We will not be holding an annual meeting this year with Mrs. Goldsworthy’s recommendation. The 2020-21 PTO board approved the measure to continue in their current positions for the next school year. This rollover will help foster continuity and allow members to fulfill their roles in a non-COVID year. Some roles will be open due to members opting to step down, and roles for classroom/house parents will also be available to fill in the fall.

PTO News!

Eat & Earn to raise money for our school! Dine in or order out from these local restaurants on our Eat & Earn day. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!



  • Tuesday, May 4 - Hideaway Pizza on Memorial, 4-9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 11 - Chick-Fil-A at Penn & Memorial, all day
  • Wed., May 12 - Chipotle at Penn & Memorial, 4-8 pm (use code LBTZ4ZQ online)
  • Tuesday, May 18 - Ted’s Café, May location, 5pm to close
  • Wednesday, May 19 - Belle Isle Restaurant and Brewery at 50 Penn, 5-9 pm
  • Wednesday, May 26 - Johnnie's, May and Britton locations, all day


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 pto@steugeneschool.org. 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.

Lunchroom Volunteers Needed

WE NEED TWO MORE SPOTS FILLED! 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. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BABA72FA2F85-friday

Eagle Excellence

We are so proud of our Eagles and Eagle alumni! Congratulations go out to 8th grade student, Cali Williams, who made the 2021-22 BMCHS Pom Squad!


Kudos go out to 7th grader Story Koenig who is one of 30 students selected to attend the Technology Education and Collaborative (TEC) Academy this summer at The University of Tulsa! TEC is a residential technology academy for students interested in computers and GPS-related technologies.


8th grader Ryan Hughes has become quite the thespian! Catch her in the KidsAlive! production of Eurydice next weekend. She will play Little Stone! Then if you get a chance, go watch Ryan (as Sarafina the lion) and...


...6th grader Leah Goodale (as Shenzi the hyena) in Lyric Theatre's production of The Lion King JR! This is an outdoor show at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage, May 14, 15 and 16. Tickets are expected to sell out, so buy your tickets soon! https://thelmagaylordacademy.com


Bishop McGuinness inducted new members to the National Honor Society, including the following CSSE Alumni: Blayne Schwarz, Henry Ison, Torie Whitbeck, Patrick Offiah, Gracie Blevins, Vincent Shivers, Gianfranco Grella, and Matthew Fowler. Congrats!


Shout out to CSSE alumni Lissie Rischard and Cecilia Del Valle who are performing in Mount St. Mary’s production of Oklahoma! Lissie has a starring role as Ado Annie!


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

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.


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.


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 http://archokc.org/returntomass.


Saturday Morning Men's Mass - This Saturday, May 1, 2021, we will continue our Saturday Morning Mass and gathering for the men of the parish. Mass begins at 7:00am in the church, followed by our gathering immediately afterwards in the parish meeting rooms. (Zoom participation will be available). In this week's gathering we’ll continue The Wild Goose video series. “The Wild Goose” is a work of the Holy Spirit -- an awakening of God’s love and transforming power in the hearts of those participating. This week’s video is, “The Spirit and Our Lady.” https://thewildgooseisloose.com/

Please invite others to join us for Mass and another great discussion, a light breakfast and cup of coffee this Saturday beginning at 7:00 am in the church (or on Zoom)!

For those who would like to participate via Zoom both the Mass and gathering will be available beginning at 6:55 am at the link https://zoom.us/j/4053138181?pwd=Q0szS3MrSjVHMkxTQ29HRnRRMnBCUT09

Meeting ID: 405 313 8181

Passcode: 083008


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.


https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/feed-your-soul.html

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Summer and Athletics Camps at MSM and BMCHS

Please Pray For...

Please pray for Katie Gilmartin-Impson and her family. Katie and her husband were killed in an accident this past week that also seriously injured their children. Katie was a schoolmate and childhood friend of Mrs. Hattaway at St. Joseph in Muskogee. | 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 media@steugeneschool.org.

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 principal@steugeneschool.org, 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. bit.ly/FamilyDailyQs


  • 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!