The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - October 2, 2020

Important Dates

Sun., Oct. 4 Happy Birthday, Sra. Almeida!

Tues., Oct. 6 Spirit Tee AND 2 o'clock Tuesday (2pm dismissal for all students)

Thurs., Oct. 8 8:15 am School Mass (5th-8th grades in church)

Fri., Oct. 9 8:15 am School Mass (1st-4th grades in church)

Fri., Oct. 9 6:00 pm TCS Fall Reception

Tues., Oct. 13 Spirit Tee AND 2 o'clock Tuesday (2pm dismissal for all students)

Thurs., Oct. 15 8:15 am School Mass (5th-8th grades in church)

Fri., Oct. 16 NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

Mon., Oct. 19 NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more!

Looking for a Volunteer Pianist!

We would love to have music in the church again! We are looking for a volunteer or two to play the piano for either or both school masses each week. If you or your student is willing to play some of the liturgical music, please let Mrs. Goldsworthy know.

New Info Collection Form - Travel and Gatherings

If you plan to travel or attend a gathering categorized "highest risk" by the CDC, please fill out the travel/large gatherings form. Do not call or email Mrs. Goldsworthy due to the high volume of communications she already receives. NOTE: This is no longer a waiver to be filled out for approval. However, the school may require your household to quarantine before returning to school once your travel/large gathering information has been reviewed. Please continue to be diligent by honestly answering your family health questionnaire DAILY, absence reporting, and fill out the travel/large gatherings form to help us better track potential COVID problems.

Cafeteria Menu - Possible Substitutions

Please be flexible with the lunch menu. We have been experiencing interruptions in the supply chain like many others in the food service industry. Our cafeteria manager, Mrs. Hackett, is working with our supplier to make sure we have what we need when we need it, but there may be substitutions. Mrs. Hackett will try to keep substitutions to a minimum and as close to the original menu as possible. Thank you for your patience and flexibility!

Lost Library Books

Thank you to those who looked for and returned lost books! The amount has been reduced from $600+ in missing books to $500! Please continue to search for missing library books or send exact replacement cost to the library as listed on the notice (cash or check made out to CSSE). Paper notices went home in August and will be sent home again. Failure to return or pay for lost books will result in loss of library privileges and/or a financial hold. Please contact Mrs. Hattaway if you have any questions. Students are also free to check the shelves to see if missing books are there. Occasionally, they find their way home without being checked in!

Outdoor Work Day

Big Trash Pick Up at the school is coming up, and the hedges are due for a trim and weeds need pulling! If hedge trimmers, loppers and eradication of weeds make you feel empowered, join the clean up crew on Saturday morning, Oct. 10th from 9-11am. Bring yard tools, work gloves and water. Work will be focused on the west, south, and east sides of the main school. Students are welcome to come help with their families while supervised and following COVID-19 precautions. Tasks will include: trimming hedges and branches, treating, and shellacking stumps for Outdoor Classrooms, moving rocks/dirt, tidying up the gardens, and more.

8th Grade Fundraiser

8th grade is selling super cozy stadium blankets and large, vented golf umbrellas that are perfect for rainy or sunny days! Both products feature our CSSE logo so you can show off your school pride! Because traditional fundraisers aren’t possible at this time, this will be the 8th grade’s primary way to raise funds for their class retreat and class parting gift. Order online by Oct. 15th. Estimated delivery: Oct 30th. Great idea for Christmas gifts!

PTO News

PTO Eat & Earn at Ted's on May on Wednesday, Oct. 7th! Eat & Earn for CSSE by dining in or ordering take out from Ted's (68th & May) on Wednesday, Oct. 7th from 5-9pm! Just mention St. Eugene, and Ted's will make a donation back to our school!

Trunk or Treat is now the Halloween Six Feet Trunk Creep! PTO has made some modifications to the annual Trunk or Treat to help families enjoy the evening safely. Save the date for the evening of October 30th. Families will sign up for a 30 minute time slot to creep, crawl, or walkabout and see themed trunks and show off costumes. Treat bags will be given out before each family leaves. Time slot sign up is coming soon.

PTO wants your best recipes! The community of St Eugene Church and School put out a cookbook almost 15 years ago. With more people than ever staying home and cooking, it's the perfect year to make another one! We need your help though to make it the most tasty one yet! Please submit as many of your favorite recipes as you would like to We are hoping to make this our most delicious cookbook ever! Copies will be available in time to give as holiday gifts!

Pass on the Plaid!

If you have plaid skirts, jumpers, ties and uniform skorts that you no longer need, please pass them on! Many of our families are still waiting on items that are back ordered, and your gently used items would be appreciated! Send only the items requested at this time, and make sure they are clean and undamaged. Students may to bring to the office.

Eagle Excellence

Let us know about your student's achievements so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

New! CSSE Family Feature!

We would like to start featuring a school family in every issue as a way for our community to get to know each other, even though we are practicing social distancing. If you would like to introduce your family to the rest of our community, please fill out this form and submit a family photo!

Meet The Goldsworthy Family! Chris and Molly Goldsworthy have two sons at St. Eugene. Samuel is in 2nd grade and Henry is in Pre-K.

Samuel started at St. Eugene 4 years ago, but the family already had history with the school. Chris is an alumnus, and the family wanted to continue the wonderful legacy of Catholic education. Molly considers herself honored to serve our CSSE community as the principal.

Molly says their favorite thing about CSSE is, "that we are a diverse community and that our Catholic Faith connects us."

A little more about the Goldsworthy family: "We have three dogs! Two little ones, and a new BIG puppy!"

We are glad that Goldsworthy family is a part of our community!

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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. Archbishop Coakley has stated:

“Unless someone has a legitimate reason not to attend Sunday Mass (personal health or the health of someone they care for), they should not excuse themselves from Mass simply because the obligation has been temporarily lifted. We need the Mass. We need the Sacraments.”

St. Eugene’s weekend masses are Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 9:30am and 5pm in English, and Sunday at 12 noon and 7pm in Spanish. The 5pm masses have had the lowest attendance, and may be a good option for those who would like to return in person for the first time. There are also weekday masses scheduled for you to attend. If you are not able to attend mass in person, please participate with your family online. All public masses are streamed on the church’s Facebook. You may also stream via the church’s YouTube channel for weekend masses.

Archbishop Coakley Moves Confirmation to Middle School. Archbishop Paul Coakley announced on September 29, 2020 a change in placement for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Preparation for Confirmation will be completed in one year instead of two and will be held in the sixth or seventh grade instead of during high school. The Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis will assist parishes in preparing for and implementing the transition, which will begin by Fall of 2022. No changes will be made this year.

Please Pray For...

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 who have been putting in many extra hours to prepare for the upcoming school year. Please pray for students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate a very different 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

School News On Repeat

  • 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 use for correspondence regarding 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!