The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - Sept. 12, 2021

Important Dates

Tues., Sept. 14 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Sept. 15 - PTO Eat & Earn at Hideaway on Memorial 4pm-9:30pm

Thurs., Sept. 16 - School Mass at 8:15am

Thurs. Sept. 16 - Special Early Release Day K-8 (2pm)

Fri., Sept. 17 - NO SCHOOL (Professional Day)

Sat., Sept. 18 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Mason!

Mon., Sept. 20 - NO SCHOOL (Building Maintenance)

Tues., Sept. 21 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Sept. 21 - Prek-2nd Picture Day

Wed., Sept. 22 - 3rd-8th grade Picture Day

Wed., Sept. 22 - PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s - all day

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Coming Up: Long Weekend Extended

Please plan for an extended long weekend at the end of next week. As many of you are aware, we started the school year with several unexpected maintenance issues, including a leaking water line outside the Pre3/4 drop off lot. In addition to the water leak, we have had several days of intense construction and installation planned that were delayed beyond the summer due to (now common) COVID-19 delays. This includes the HVAC upgrade and smartboard install.

We had already planned for a 2pm early dismissal on Thursday, Sept. 16th for our K-8th students so crews could start working earlier in the day. We are already out of school for teacher professional development on Friday, Sept. 17th. At this time, we are going to add Monday, Sept. 20th as another day out of school. We will NOT hold virtual classes. Much of what the crews will be doing will require intermittent cutoffs of water and electricity on the campus.

We are hopeful that by extending the planned long weekend by one more day, all of our crews will have sufficient time to complete their tasks without further school day interruptions. Because the Archdiocesan Catholic schools have extra days built into the school year, this extra day will not affect our last day of school. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 21st.

Picture Day(s)!

Tuesday, Sept. 21st is picture day for PreK-2nd grade. Although it is Spirit Day, PreK-2nd grade students should be in uniform or dressy attire like they would wear for a weekend mass. Please follow the free dress day rules, but take it up a notch style-wise. No athletic attire. Grades 3-8 may still wear a spirit shirt and jeans.

Wednesday, Sept. 22nd is picture day for 3rd-8th grade. Grades 3-8 students should be in uniform or dressy attire like they would wear for a weekend mass. Please follow the free dress day rules, but take it up a notch style-wise. No athletic attire. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students should be in normal school uniform.

Last Call: Register for Academic Bowl

Is your child a trivia buff, Jeopardy fan, or a walking encyclopedia? Register them to participate in the 2021-22 OAAC Academic Bowl season. Our 4th-6th grade teams will compete in the online tournament while our 7th & 8th grade teams compete in person at area schools. We are also looking for 1-2 coaches for each grade level team. Safe Environment required. More information on the school website. Cost is $25 per student and will be billed via FACTS. Registration due by Sept. 15. If you have questions or need help paying the registration fee, contact Kim Hattaway.

4th-6th Registration form / 7th-8th Registration form

Extended Care Jobs

The number of students attending aftercare is considerably higher than last year. Mrs. Blevins is still looking to hire aftercare staff. If you know a college student or other adult looking for something part time, this is a great opportunity. Please contact Mrs. Blevins if interested:

Seeking Gala Chair(s)!

The date has been set for our 2022 St. Eugene Gala - we are beginning our selection process for a chairperson! If you have experience in organizing events and overseeing fundraising, we need your expertise! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our school, with past funds going toward technology upgrades, flexible furniture, facility improvements, and playground equipment. Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy if you are interested in chairing this event.

COVID-19 Updates: Mask Up!

At this time, we are seeing local COVID-19 case numbers approaching their highest point ever since the pandemic began, and it is affecting children more than it did before. Our responsibility is to ensure our children, staff and families are safe, so it is with this in mind that we require everyone to wear face coverings in the building beginning Tuesday, Sept 7th. All staff, students, and visitors must wear a face covering in common spaces, classrooms, and close contact situations regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Students may still unmask outdoors and when eating. PreK students are highly encouraged to wear face coverings. Thank you for your cooperation.

PTO News!

Homeroom Parents! If you signed up to be a Homeroom or House parent--thank you! You will be hearing from our Homeroom and House Parent Coordinator, Kari Webber, soon. We still have some classes and houses that need Homeroom/House parents, so please click this link to sign up. These parents help organize parties, gala baskets, teacher birthdays, and whatever else our wonderful teachers need!

Upcoming Eat & Earns - Always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a donation back to the school. Last month we earned $140 just by eating! Thank you, and don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends!

  • Sept. 15 at Hideaway Pizza on Memorial from 4pm-9:30pm.
  • Sept. 22 all day at Johnnie’s Britton AND May locations.

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

Eagle Excellence

Good luck to our middle school girls volleyball teams in the tournament at Monte Cassino this weekend! We also have some students participating in their first CCYO track meet! Have fun!

Let us know about your student's achievements or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

News on Repeat

Required Documents - We are still missing many families’ signed copies of the Parent Compact. Please sign and return to the school office ASAP!

Time & Talent Hours for 2021-22! Many of you have already started accumulating your required Time & Talent hours. Thank you! Make sure you log them in RenWeb as you go. There will be many opportunities to earn Time & Talent throughout the school year. Stay tuned for more volunteer options throughout the year or visit!

Parents are welcome to attend mass on Thursday morning with the school. Please sit in the back pews (left side) and wear a mask regardless of COVID vaccination status. Please do not attend if you or anyone else in your household has had an exposure or is feeling ill.

Parent Involvement Opportunities! - We have some wonderful opportunities for our school families to be fully involved in the community. Check out some of these opportunities at

Mitigate the Spread! 4 Ws - Wash your hands! Wear your mask! Watch your distance! Wait if you feel ill, learned of an exposure, or are awaiting test results. Waiting until you have more information and can assess your situation before coming to school or going somewhere is golden. It has been such a key in many cases. Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy if you or a household member feels ill or has an exposure.

Please Pray For...

Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Please pray for continued healing and strength of Nick Aguilera, nephew of Mrs. Goldsworthy and alum of CSSE. He was in a bicycling accident recently, suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, and other injuries. | Please pray for Mrs. Young who injured her tibia this week. May she heal quickly! | Please pray for family members of Imelda Aleman, including Adolfo Aleman and Mercedes Peña who are in the hospital. | Please pray for our soldiers, may they find strength and endurance, and pray for the families of soldiers, falling or serving. | Please pray for several members of our community who have tested positive for COVID-19, including parents and students. | Pray for those in our community struggling to recover from COVID-19 and who have been hospitalized, including the parents of Arianna Lopez and the aunt of Allie Blaik and Kate Kusel. | Pray for those who have perished to COVID-19 and their families who are grieving the loss of these loved ones. | Pray for our staff, students, and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate the beginning of a new 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

Parish News

New Weekly Confession Time Fr. Vic is now offering opportunities for Confession on Wednesdays from 10am-11am in addition to the Saturday time of 3:30-4:30pm. Stop by before or after Adoration on Wednesday!

Looking for Families for the Vocare Chalice! Our church is blessed to have the Vocare Chalice Ministry, through which we pray for those called to serve the church through Vocations. Simply sign up with, let them know the mass you attend most often, and your family will be put on the rotation to take the Vocare Chalice home for a week at the end of your usual mass. The chalice comes with a prayer book to help guide your family. It’s a simple way to enhance your family’s spiritual life AND increase the number of men and women called to Holy Orders!

The Eagle Express is reviewed by the principal prior to communication. Please submit all items to be considered for The Eagle Express by NOON on Thursday.