The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - April 3, 2022

Important Dates

Tues., Apr. 5 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Apr. 5 - Eagle Expo 5:00-6:30pm (PreK-5th)

Tues., Apr. 5 - PTO Family Pizza Night in the gym 5:30-6:45pm

Wed., Apr. 6 - Green Team Meeting

Wed., Apr. 6 - PTO Eat & Earn at Ted’s 5-9pm

Thurs., Apr. 7 - School Mass (8:15am)

Fri., Apr. 8 - School Stations of the Cross (8:15am)

Sun., Apr. 10 - Palm Sunday

Sun., Apr. 10 - Last Day to Order Yearbooks

Tues., Apr. 12 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Apr. 13 - Class Picture Day

Thurs., Apr. 14 - Last Supper Re-enactment (no school mass)

Fri., Apr. 15 - Good Friday - EARLY RELEASE at 1pm

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Beautiful Day of Service!

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who helped with our SALT Day of Service! Our students put their service learning into practice all over the city Friday! From Caring for God’s Creation to Promoting Human & Civil Rights, know that our school community is making an impact. Not only are our children learning to serve God through service to others, but we are helping sow seeds of kindness in their hearts so that they grow into lifelong servant leaders. Highlights to come, but do go ahead and talk to your child about what they saw, learned, and how they served. They will be so excited to share!

Again, THANK YOU to the volunteers, teachers, parent coordinators, Mrs. Ison, Mrs. Silvernail, and the core SALT team for all the work you put into this wonderful program! View and add SALT photos at and tag us @csseokc and #csseSALT

Eagle Expo this Tuesday!

Eagle Expo for PreK-5th grade is on the calendar for Tuesday, April 5th! Please make plans to stop by your child’s PreK-5th classroom in the evening to see what they have been learning this year! Visit classrooms from 5:00-6:30pm, then all school families are invited to stop by the school gym for family pizza night between 5:30-6:45pm. PTO is selling pizza slices and water to make dinner plans a little easier!
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Green Team is Back!

Green Team’s first meeting will be Wednesday April 6th after school until 4:15pm in the school library. Please sign up students who will be attending. If your student is in Aftercare, please sign them up and let Aftercare know they are attending. Questions? Contact Brigitte Silvernail or 918-706-2815.

Class Picture Day

Class picture day is coming up on Wednesday, April 13th. Regular Uniforms K-7th grade. 8th grade is dress attire. Order envelopes will go home soon, and must be returned to classroom teachers by April 13th.

Financial Aid for 2022-23

Grant & Aid instructions: Families can access the application through your FACTS Family Portal account. Select Financial from the left-hand column. You will see Apply for Grant & Aid under the Financial Links heading. Deadline to apply is April 15.

Yearbook Orders and Call for Photos

Our 2021-22 CSSE Yearbook is in development! Order now to secure your own full color, hardback book of school memories! Each copy costs $20 and will be billed through FACTS. Do not wait to order. There will not be many extras available. The yearbook will arrive before the end of the school year so students get a chance to collect signatures. Link to order will close after April 10th.

Also, if you lead any of our St. Eugene students on a team, in a club, etc, please send a group photo to Include the activity and grade level (if applicable) in the subject line of your email. Make sure you are sharing a high quality photo (should be in MBs, not KBs).

Time & Talent Requirements

Our Time and Talent program requires each family to contribute 30 hours of service to the school. Only 20 hours are needed for single parent families. Grandparents can earn hours for their children's families, however you must indicate which grandchild's family you are working for in each particular instance. Students may earn up to 10 hours of their family’s obligation, provided it is for an approved and qualifying volunteer opportunity.

Time and Talent hours must be logged through your FACTS Family Portal under Family Information, Service Hours. Deadline to submit hours for the 2021-22 school year is Friday, May 27, 2022. Logging hours is the responsibility of the family. If your family chooses not to donate the minimum service hours, a $10 fee is charged for each hour not completed. The charges will be uploaded into FACTS. Unpaid charges can affect final registration for the 2022-2023 school year.
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Apply for School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for new applicants to replace those who are completing their term this spring. The primary role of the SAC is to collaborate as a whole with and serve in an advisory role to the principal and pastor in policymaking to guide our school community in fulfilling our mission. We are looking for volunteers with a background in education, finance, facilities, and law. To serve, you must be a practicing Catholic St. Eugene parishioner, 18 years or older. If you’re interested in serving The Catholic School of St. Eugene in this way, please send an email to by April 25th introducing yourself and highlighting strengths, experience/expertise, and any aspects of the school you are passionate about. SAC meets one evening a month, and members will need to be available for committee meetings and certain school events as well.

Eagle Basketball Skills Camp

Our school is hosting several summer basketball skills camps this June! Students going into grades 2-8 can sign up to get an introduction to basketball fundamentals or develop more advanced skills. For details, see this link or contact Aaron Hartmann at Sign up at this link!

National School Library Month

April is National School Library Month! Students are invited to enter Mrs. Hattaway’s bookmark design contest. Students may submit one design using the linked template, and return it to Mrs. Hattaway by April 8th. We will vote on the winners the following week. The top designs will be printed and given out in the school library!

Did you know our school library is open to school families as well as students and staff? You are welcome to stop by the library when you are in the building and set up an account with Mrs. Hattaway.

Also, check out these cool stats about our school library!

Keep Selling Those Raffle Tickets!

Our gala committee is raffling off a $5,000 cash prize OR a year’s free tuition for one student (up to $5,000) - winner’s choice! We are asking each school family to sell at least 10 tickets to help raise money for our school and parish community. Tickets cost $10 each. Checks may be made out to "St. Eugene Gala." Winner will be announced at the gala on April 22nd. They need not be present to win.

If you sell all of your tickets and need more, please contact Jennifer Taylor or ask in the school office. Money and tickets can be turned in any time, but must be turned in to the school office no later than April 21st!

As an added incentive for the kids, our top ticket seller will receive a $300 gift card to Amazon or Target. Our 2nd and 3rd place sellers will each receive a $100 gift card to Amazon or Target! Any class that has 100% participation (all students in class selling all 10 tickets) gets a Sonic drink party!

Last year we sold $19,000 in raffle ticket sales. If our school can sell $15,000 this year, the whole school will earn a Free Dress Day!

Join us for Bubbles & Bowties: A Party with a Purpose

April 22, 2022 at the Skirvin Hilton!

Get your tickets and make plans to join us for an incredible evening with other adults in our community! Tickets available at

Donate Pre-Filled Easter Eggs!

St. Eugene is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and is in need of pre-filled plastic eggs. Plastic eggs filled with goodies of choice can be dropped off to the church or school offices BY APRIL 11. Fillers like individually-wrapped chocolates, candies, gummies, snacks or small toys can all work. We will also need a few volunteers to help man the Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday after the 9:30 am Mass. Please contact Colleen de Keratry at to volunteer or with any questions.
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PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns - Always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a donation back to the school. Thank you, and don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends! Have an idea for an Eat and Earn or school fundraiser? Email us at!

  • Ted’s Cafe Escondido - N. May location - Thursday, April 6th from 5-9pm

Don’t forget our Simply Sign It fundraiser that you can purchase at any time for them to donate 25% back to our school!

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

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 2-6, and we need your help! If you would like to join the committee, please email Andrea at (this counts towards Time & Talent hours!).

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PTO Nominations

The executive board will be preparing the slate for next year‘s PTO board and committee soon. If you are interested in a position, please email You can see a list of current offices here:
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Baptism of Older Children

Saint Eugene Parish is offering a special preparation opportunity for unbaptized children ages 4-17. Parents and the godparents are required to attend one of the seminars listed below. The dates of the children’s class are also listed below. The 2 classes for the children and the seminar for parents and godparents are mandatory.

Classes for children ages 6-17 – Mandatory

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 10:45 am – Meeting Room 1

Classes for all RCIA children – Both are Mandatory!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm – Bride’s Room

Class for NON RCIA children ages 4 and 5


Baptisms of the Children

RCIA Children – Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Easter Vigil – 9:00 pm

Baptisms in Spanish – Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Baptisms in English – Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm

For more information please contact Susan Ison at or Judi Wilkinson at

Eagle Excellence

Have some news to celebrate? Let us know about your student's achievements, family joys, or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

News on Repeat

REFER YOUR FRIENDS! You are our best school representatives! Please share with family and friends why you love St. Eugene! Encourage them to apply or take a tour. A successful referral could result in a tuition credit for your family! See the details in Mrs. Goldsworthy’s February 5th parent email.

Please Pray For...

Pray for peace in Ukraine. | Please pray for Mrs. Hackett who continues to recover from the side effects of COVID-19.I Please pray for Mrs. Aleman’s mother who is very ill. | Please pray for Judy Seymour, grandmother of Isla and Lusiana. | Please pray for Linda Skinner, a mentor and dear friend to Mrs. Goldsworthy. She is going through chemo. | Please pray for the healing of Sasha, cousin to Mark Roby and granddaughter to Mrs. Neal. | Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Pray for those in our community who are quarantined, ill, or struggling to recover from COVID-19 | Pray for our staff, students, and their families.

If you would like to include something in the Prayer Requests section, please contact Kim Hattaway at

Parish & Community News

Communications Volunteers Needed - Are you creative with words, photos or design layout? St. Eugene is ramping up parish communications and needs volunteers to help make it happen. Please contact Colleen de Keratry at and let's see how you might like to be involved.

Mobile Meals Seeking Volunteers! Meals on Wheels (formerly Mobile Meals) has been a volunteer ministry at St. Eugene Church since 1980. We deliver lunch every Monday to our homebound neighbors. We currently are in need of delivery drivers to deliver meals one Monday per month. We also need substitute drivers who could help as needed. If you are interested in helping, please call or text Peggy Berringer at 405-473-9928.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth Summer Camp Registration Open! We are excited to announce that registration is officially OPEN! Join us Summer 2022 in full capacity for a week of prayer, activities and friendship! Camp OLOG, which is located between Luther and Wellston approximately 45 minutes from Oklahoma City, offers students of all faiths an opportunity to attend. The camp is open to students who will be entering fourth through 12th grades in the 2022-23 school year. Camp will be facilitated by counselors, priests and seminarians and is designed to instill the values of the Catholic faith in an exciting, safe and supportive environment. Visit the website to see session dates and register!

Check the Monthly Minister’s Schedule! The minister’s schedule for St. Eugene is out for February, March and April. Make sure you check the schedule for your child’s name if they are an altar server. If your child no longer participates in this ministry, please secure a substitute for your assigned dates and update the church office. We are always looking for more volunteers to serve at weekend mass as lectors, cantors, altar servers, ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Vocare chalice recipients, and more. Contact the church office to find out how you can grow your spiritual life through greater participation in the mass!

Father/Son Retreat! A Father/son retreat will be held May 6-7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Camp. The retreat will be led by Dave DiNuzzo, founder of True Manhood Catholic Men's Ministry. For ages 10 and up, $25 per person. For questions, contact Deacon Joe Vandervort at or 405-709-2714. Register at

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