The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - March 5, 2021

Important Dates

Fri., Mar. 5 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Fri., Mar. 5 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Borgert!

Mar. 8-12 - Library Used Book Sale

Tues., Mar. 9 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Mar. 9 - PTO Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A (Quail Springs)

Thurs. Mar. 11 - 8:15am School Mass (1st, 3-5th)

Fri., Mar. 12 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd, MS)

Fri., Mar. 12 - Middle School NET Retreat

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

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Weekend Basketball Tournaments!

Livestream tournament play this weekend! Check brackets and view links to game livestreams at

Sign up for Soccer!

CGSAA Soccer is back for this spring! Sign up your K-8th grade student at the linked form by March 10th! All games will be played at BMCHS, MSM, or Casady. Questions? Contact CSSE Soccer Coordinator, Brian Lair.

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.

Library Used Book Sale!

Get ready for some Spring Break reading! Mrs. Hattaway will have used books for sale in the school library this week! Some are in new or like new condition! Prices range from 50 cents to $1.00.

Also, if you received a notice about a missing book, please look for it to return, or send the replacement fee. Books are automatically marked as "Lost" after 3 months. Contact Mrs. Hattaway if you have questions.

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.

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 options 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 3rd place gets $50 cash!

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.

Gala Raffle Tickets

Gala raffle tickets went home in student bags Friday. Tickets are $10 each.

1st Prize - $3,500 CASH

2nd Prize - Artesian Hotel Getaway

3rd Prize - Apple iPad

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. If you have unsold tickets please return them to the office so that we can give them to others to sell.

For each ticket sold, your student’s name will be put into a drawing for a Nintendo Switch! The top seller will receive a $100 cash prize, and we will also draw the name of a random student salesperson for a $50 cash prize! Families are not required to sell raffle tickets, but each one sold is money for our school!

PTO News!

PTO Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A! Stop by the Quail Springs location all day on Tuesday, March 9th! Mention St. Eugene when you order to help raise money for our school!

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.

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!

Eagle alumni Cade McNeil (senior) and Aidan McNeil (sophomore), along with the rest of the Bishop McGuinness varsity bowling team, took 2nd place at regionals on Feb 20, qualifying for state. They participated in the state tournament on Feb 27th. Their team is ranked in the top 8 in the state!

Let us know about your CSSE achievements so we can celebrate 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!

The Return of the Gala!

The Gala is on! Take that mask off for some fun at home. That's right, this year's Gala will be 100% virtual. So bid on your favorite auction items from the comfort of your own home. Tell your friends and family to save the date to join in on bidding for our amazing class baskets, fabulous trips and many other items you won't want to miss. April 17th, 2021. More details will come out soon!!!

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.

Calling all technology minded individuals! We would still like one or two others with some tech savvy to join our tech team! Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy and reference Tech Team in your subject heading.

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

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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CSSE Family Feature!

We would like to feature 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!

Please Pray For...

Please pray for those in our community with COVID-19. | Please pray for Gabriella Solorzano’s Grandpa Pedro “Pete” Solorzano-Guevara, who has been hospitalized with COVID-19. | Please pray for Mrs. Wilson’s father, Johnnie Spears, who is battling COVID-19. Johnnie is especially struggling as he is also dealing with dialysis. | Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales, who is still recovering following his battle with COVID-19. He is still on a ventilator. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings grandfather, Bill Linke. He is in the hospital following a fall that broke his femur. | 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!