The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - August 14, 2020

Welcome to all our new families!

The Eagle Express is a newsletter that goes out weekly during the school year. We share updates, prayer requests, and school, parish and community news. It is available by the end of each week on the school homepage, and will be emailed to subscribers. Join our mailing list here so you don't miss any important news!


If you have school-related announcements or student/staff accolade to share, you may submit items for publication via email to Kim Hattaway - eagleexpress@steugeneschool.org.


Deadline is 5pm TUESDAY of the week to be published.


The Eagle Express is reviewed and approved by the Principal prior to going to print.

Important Dates

Fri., Aug. 14 PTO Purchase & Pick Up in the back school parking lot - 4-6pm

Mon., Aug. 17 First Day of School for 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th (Half day - no lunch/aftercare)

Tues., Aug. 18 First Day of School for Pre3, Pre4, K, 2nd, 3rd and 6th (Half day - no lunch/aftercare)

Tues., Aug.18 Spirit Tee Tuesday (may wear regular uniform or CSSE spirit shirt w/jeans, uniform bottoms or jumper)

Wed., Aug. 19 Half day for all students (Half day - no lunch/aftercare)

Thurs., Aug. 20 Full School Day (8am-2:45pm for MS / 8am-3pm for Pre3-5th)

Thurs., Aug. 20 8:15 am Mass (Grades 5th-8th in the sanctuary)

Tues., Aug. 25 2 o’Clock Tuesday (2pm dismissal for all students)

Tues., Aug. 25 Spirit Tee Tuesday (may wear CSSE spirit shirt w/jeans, uniform bottoms or jumper)

Thurs, Aug. 27 8:15 am Mass (Grades 1st-4th in the sanctuary)


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more!

School Begins Monday and Tuesday! Check the Schedule!

Mrs. Goldsworthy sent out detailing our first week schedule, new school hours, updated Back to School events, and more. It is available in the the News section of our school homepage: First Week Schedule and Changes. See below.


Remember: NO Aftercare or Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday the first week.

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Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Parents will no longer bring their children into the gym or school like in years past. We have new drop off procedures for different grade levels. Dismissal will be similar to our rainy day dismissal procedure. Mrs. Goldsworthy will be sending out detailed instructions this weekend. Please check your email before First Day drop off!
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Orange Carpool Tags

For 1st-8th grade, all vehicles that pick up students will need to display an orange carpool tag in the front window. If you still have yours, no need for further action. Keep using that tag.


If you turned in the form linked in last week's EE for an orange carpool tag, we will have those available at the PTO Pick Up this afternoon (Friday 4-6pm). If you didn't turn in the form and still need one, we will have blanks tags for you to take and fill in with your student's last name.

Uniforms!

Make sure you are familiar with our school uniform policy! https://steugeneschool.org/uniform-policy You can also visit Flynn O'Hara to see what our uniforms look like. Note that not all items on Flynn O'Hara are required uniform items.


We have heard that some uniform items are back ordered. The used uniform racks will be set outside during the PTO Pick Up on Friday if you need to look for an item.


Uniform FAQs: For 1st-8th, Thursday Mass uniform is required whether a student is going to mass or live streaming.


Spirit Tee Tuesday - Students attending school on Tuesday the 18th may wear their regular uniform or spirit tee with jeans or uniform bottoms.

Extended Care Enrollment

Enrollment form and FAQs are now available for Extended Care. View here. Please note that we will not be offering Before Care this year.

Lunch Room Changes

REMEMBER: No lunch served Aug. 17-19!


Beginning August 20, to help streamline lunchtime, our cafeteria will offer a hot lunch option on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. A cold lunch option will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Brown Bag lunch option will continue to be available Monday through Friday. https://steugeneschool.org/lunch-room

Set Up and Add Funds to your Lunch Account

New to the school or need to add funds to you child(ren)'s hot lunch account?

Follow these instructions! Lunch accounts must be pre-paid. More lunch info available at: https://steugeneschool.org/lunch-room

Cafeteria Monitors Needed!

We are hiring 2-3 support staff positions to help teachers monitor student lunch periods. Duties include assisting students, enforcing procedures and cleaning between classes/lunch periods.


Monday through Friday 11am - 1pm. Must be safe environment trained with background check, etc.


For applications and inquiries, email Ms. Patrick: jpatrick@steugeneschool.org

PTO News & Sign Ups

Stop by the school on Friday, Aug. 14th from 4-6pm to pick up your pre-ordered CSSE shirts and spirit items. Park in the back lot and walk up to pick up and pay. Cash, check and Venmo will be accepted.


Didn't get your order in? No worries! There are extras of some shirts and items. First come, first served.


There will also be PTO and classroom parent sign up opportunities.


If you turned in the form for an orange carpool tag earlier this week, we will have those available at the tables as well. If you didn't turn in the form and still need one, we will have blanks tags for you to take and fill in your student's last name.


Don't let all of your student's personal items end up in the lost and found this year! Order super cute, easy-to-use labels through the PTO Mabel's Labels Fundraiser! Shop using this link, and a portion of proceeds will come back to the school!

New Birthday Tradition!

Birthday buckets will start going home on Monday, Aug. 17th!
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Mask Storage

Good news! The school will be providing each student and staff member with a neck pouch for storing their masks when not in use. This will keep our masks clean.

ClassTag

Teachers will be sending home information about ClassTag during the first week of school. ClassTag serves two communication purposes: 1) Teachers can pin announcements, newsletters, reminder and even class photos! 2) School Info Alerts are shared in “quick bits” to alert parents to specific info such as reminders, events, important alerts, etc.

You should set your ClassTag account so that you receive an “alert” on your phone much like a text pops up. Your own phone settings control set sound. ClassTag is only used by teachers and school staff. All parents should have an activation code. If you do not receive one, please contact your child’s teacher. Every student should have a parent/guardian connected to their ClassTag classroom.

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 eagleexpress@steugeneschool.org.