The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - March 12, 2021

Important Dates

Fri., Mar. 12 - End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 15-19 - Spring Break!

Tues., Mar. 16 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Young!

Weds., Mar. 17 - PTO Eat & Earn at Belle Isle Restaurant and Brewery

Mon., Mar. 22 - Begin 4th Quarter

Tues., Mar. 23 - 2pm Dismissal and Spirit Tee Tuesday!

Tues., Mar. 23 - PTO Eat & Earn at Hideaway Pizza (Memorial)

Wed., Mar. 24 - PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations)

Thurs. Mar. 25 - 8:15am School Mass (1st, 3-5th)

Fri., Mar. 26 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Mrs. Goldsworthy’s Spring Taking Flight

Check your email for Mrs. Goldsworthy's newsletter filled with information and highlights. Please read through it. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Spring Break! We will see our Eagles back at school on March 22nd!

Cafeteria Survey!

Mrs. Goldsworthy sent out a link to fill out a questionnaire regarding our school cafeteria. Please take the time to fill it out whether your student orders from the cafeteria or not. Our 3rd - 8th grade students will have the opportunity to fill out a similar survey during the school day as well.

Time to Order Your Yearbook!

The 2020-21 Yearbook is in development! We are excited to capture this year's happenings! Each copy is a beautifully bound hardback book. There will be at least 48 full color pages filled with memories of a fantastic (and unusual) school year. Please complete this form to submit your order. The books are $20 each! Orders will be billed through your FACTS account on April 1st. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school. PLEASE ORDER NOW AS ONLY A HANDFUL OF EXTRA COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THEY ARRIVE.

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.

Dads’ Club March Madness!

We are organizing a March Madness Bracket Fundraiser to benefit the Dad's Club Tuition Fund. As a reminder, the Dad's Club was founded to help ensure students that have lost a parent can continue to receive a Catholic education at St. Eugene.

We are hosting a bracket through the ESPN Tournament Challenge. The cost is $20 per bracket. You can create as many as you want. You can submit a payment to the Dad's Club at (you will need a paypal account to pay). If you don't have paypal, contact Bob Taylor at to get payment arranged. Once you've paid, you will get our group information to join the Tournament Challenge. Fill out the bracket before the start of the first round of 64 begins on March 18th. The brackets are locked and cannot be edited once the tournament starts.

We are offering prizes too!

First place will receive $60 or 15% of the total entry fees collected (whichever is greater)

Second Place will receive $40 or 10%

Third place will receive $20 or 5%

All are welcome to participate, so please feel free to forward this to your friends and family. The more you enter, the larger prize will be so keep making those brackets!

St. Eugene Gala

This year’s St. Eugene Gala is going virtual! This event is our parish and school’s largest fundraising event! April 17th is just around the corner! Here are some ways to support and be involved with this year’s auction:

ATTEND: Invitations will be sent out in Mid-March. There will be an evite option so you can invite others to attend!

RAFFLE SALES: While we held onto last year’s raffle tickets, we still have more to sell! Students will bring home raffle tickets to sell! For every 10 tickets sold, their name goes into the pot for a drawing held right before the Gala. Top drawn name wins a Nintendo Switch, Top seller gets $100 cash and random drawn name for 3rs place gets $50 cash! The drawing will take place on April 17th, so all stubs, money and unsold tickets must be returned to the church/school office or classroom teacher by April 15th.

GRADE LEVEL BASKETS: Each grade level has a themed basket that is coordinated by the homeroom parent in coordination with the teachers. Parents can donate items, money and such to the basket to build a great auction item!

WINE: Donate bottles of wine for the wine pull. Please make sure the value of the wine is $25 or more! Bottles may be dropped off at the church office anytime during office hours.

AUCTION ITEMS: Do you have something that you can donate or know someone who can donate an item, event, or service to the auction? Please contact Heather McKinish ( or 405-642-4801) by March 25th. Examples are: Artworks, Cooking talents, donated items from businesses such as jewelry, furniture, gift cards, etc.

PTO News!

PTO Eat & Earn at Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery! Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day by dining in or ordering out from Belle Isle from 5-9pm on March 17th! Mention St. Eugene when you order to help raise money for our school!

PTO Eat & Earn at Hideaway Pizza (Memorial) on Tuesday, March 23rd! This is our first Eat & Earn with Hideaway, so let’s make it a big one! Order out or dine in anytime between 4-9pm. Mention St. Eugene when you order to help raise money for our school!

PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s all day on Wednesday, March 24th. Both Britton and May locations will be participating!

New Spirit Wear is In! Our new spirit wear looks so good! PTO has extras of all designs, but with limited sizes available for purchase. To purchase, send an email to Also, if you pre-ordered, please check your email for an invoice from FACTS. You will need to login and complete payment for your spirit wear purchases.

Cookbooks are Here! Our fabulous CSSE cookbooks are here! With more than 150 recipes to tantalize your taste buds, how could you stand to miss out on the CSSE Collaborative Cookbook?!? Ragin' Cajun Boudin Bake, The BEST Crockpot Chicken, Crustless Quiche, The BEST Chocolate Chips EVER and The WORST EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies are just a few of the awesome recipes you'll want to try. Order a copy at 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.

Interested in Scouting?

Check out this outdoor recruitment event on the evening of March 25th!

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Contest Alert!

"Try Prayer! It Works!" - an annual contest sponsored by Family Rosary - is now accepting entries from children in kindergarten through 12th grade who are enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish or other organizations.

All U.S. contest entries must be submitted by March 25. This year's theme is "Do Whatever He Tells You" (John 2:5) and is aimed at helping families explore how Mary's example and intercessory prayer can help people follow God's will "From Mary, especially through the prayer of the rosary, participants can explore how Mary's maternal influence can lead families closer to Jesus," said a Family Rosary announcement about the contest.

The contest guidelines can be found online at This contest invites families to light a candle and pray together, and then share this year's theme as a family reflection

Eagle Excellence

We are so proud of our Eagles and Eagle alumni!

Congratulations go out to our basketball teams that competed in the city tournament this past weekend. They played SO well! Our combined 7th/8th grade girls team won 1st place in their bracket! Our combined 5th/6th grade girls took 3rd in theirs, and our 5th grade boys also won 1st in their bracket!

Eagle alumna Blayne Schwarz won her election for Junior Class President at Bishop McGuinness. Congrats, Blayne!

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

New Eagle Siblings? Must Apply Now! If you have an upcoming Eagle that you would like to attend St. Eugene, you must begin an application. We have many applications rolling in and will begin to review applications and offer seats. We anticipate having waitlists for several grade levels, so don’t delay!

Enrollment for Returning CSSE Families Enrollment of returning students for the 2021-22 school year has begun. Families may login to FACTS to register their existing students. After February 12th, your currently enrolled child’s spot will not be guaranteed, so please complete registration soon. Families should also complete an application for any siblings in order to receive preference in the review process. We will begin reviewing new student applications this coming week. The registration fee for the coming school year will not be billed through FACTS until May of 2021

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!

What You Give Up for Lent Changes Lives.This year our school is participating in Operation Rice Bowl through Catholic Relief Services. The rice bowls went home this past week. 75% of donations to CRS Rice Bowl supports Catholic Relief programs around the world, and 25% supports local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts. For more information about how you can make this service project more meaningful for your family please go to The rice bowls will be collected after Easter.

Parish News

This Lent, let’s not focus on what we give up. Let’s focus on who God wants us to become. We can do that together if you join us for Dynamic Catholic's BEST LENT EVER. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all 40 days of Lent, you will receive an email and short video from Matthew Kelly based on his book, I Heard God Laugh, to help you reflect and encourage you on your own personal journey throughout this Lenten season. The program is completely free and signing up is easy; just visit, enter your name and email address, and you’re ready to go! If there are people in your life who you think would benefit from this program – whether friends, family or even acquaintances – we strongly encourage you to invite them to sign up as well. This is a wonderful program, and the only thing that could make it better is doing it with someone you love. Grab a Lenten journal in the Narthex after masses this weekend!

CHURCH OFFICE VOLUNTEER NEEDED. We are looking for some afternoon volunteers for Fridays. The shift is from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and just involves answering phones and light office work. If interested please call 405-751-7115 or email

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. Weekend mass times are: Saturday: 5:00 pm (English), Sunday: 9:30 am, 5:00 pm (English), Noon (Spanish), 7:00 pm (Spanish). All public masses are streamed on the church’s Facebook. You may also stream via the church’s YouTube channel for weekend masses.

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Please Pray For...

Please pray for the soul of Mark Ruffin, uncle of Mrs. Ruffin’s husband, who passed away after a difficult battle with COVID-19. Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. | Please pray for those in our community with COVID-19. | In thanksgiving for the recovery of Gabriella Solorzano’s Grandpa Pedro “Pete” Solorzano-Guevara, following his hospitalization with COVID-19. | Please pray for Mrs. Wilson’s father, Johnnie Spears, who is battling COVID-19 and complications with dialysis. | Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales, who is still recovering following his battle with COVID-19. He remains in long term care and needs prayers for the bouts of pneumonia he is continually fighting, as well as for healing of scar tissue in his lungs. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings grandfather, Bill Linke. He is in the hospital following a fall that broke his femur. | Please pray for Kim Ward who underwent a major surgery this week. Prayers for healing and easy recovery! | Please pray for Kathe Jackson who will be undergoing surgery next week. May she have a successful procedure and swift recovery! | 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!