The Eagle Express

October 21, 2022

Important Dates

Mon., Oct. 24 - SALT poinsettia & wreath orders due

Mon., Oct. 24 - 4th Grade SALT Food Drive begins

Tues., Oct. 25 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Oct. 25 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wilson!

Wed., Oct. 26 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s

Thur., Oct. 27 - Schoolwide Rosary at 8:15am (no school mass)

Fri., Oct. 28 - Class Parties (details come from teacher)

Fri., Oct. 28 - Trunk or Treat from 6-8pm

Tues., Nov. 1 - All Saints Day - School Mass (8:15am) Mass Uniform

Wed., Nov. 2 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Blakely!

Wed., Nov. 2 - Eat & Earn at Ted’s (Lleytons Ct)

Thur., Nov. 3 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Harris!

Thur., Nov. 3 - No School Mass

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

LAST WEEKEND for Poinsettia and Wreath Sale!

Please share our poinsettia and wreath order form with local friends and family who may want to order! Orders and payment due by Monday 10/24. We have had several school families successfully take orders and payment from friends and family, then place one order to distribute later. Orders should arrive at the church for pick up late November or early December. All the profits will help fund our SALT program. If you have questions, contact Colleen de Keratry. Share our link:

Fundraiser for Hurricane Recovery

Thank you to all those who made a donation to our Hurricane Recovery fundraiser! Together, we raised $3,130 for the Catholic community in Venice, FL!

Time & Talent Ops!

Fall Workday TOMORROW - If mums, pumpkins, and yard work are your thing, join us for a fall campus workday! We have several areas around the school that need a spruce up. Sign up to help tidy and plant, or sign up to bring items to help make CSSE lovely for the fall! Workday will begin at 9am on Saturday, Oct. 22nd.

Volunteer in the Lunchroom - We need a few volunteers to cover a shift in the lunchroom once a week on Fridays. Volunteer will help pass out lunches, monitor students, and clean tables between lunch periods. See available slots and sign up!

School Library Volunteer - There are also several opportunities to earn Time & Talent by helping with library tasks. Many tasks are flexible, and some can be done at home! Sign up if interested, and Mrs. Hattaway will contact you when an opportunity arises that may interest you.

Coach a CSSE Basketball Team - Our basketball season is starting up soon, and we need coaches! Please fill out the coaching form if you are interested in coaching or assisting with a team. If you do not yet have Safe Environment updated for this school year, please fill out the SE google form, and Jen Goodrich will get back to you with instructions.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - We need volunteers for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)! In order to provide this beautiful Montessori-based approach to religious education, we need volunteers to assist teachers in the Atrium (you do not need to be a trained catechist) and to help prepare materials for the children. Materials making will take place at 9:30am on the following Fridays in the Bride's Room of the Church: Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec 16 and into the second semester. Please contact Christie Ardoin if you can help in either capacity or for more information:

Food Drive Begins Next Week!

Our 4th Grade SALT food drive begins next week! Be on the lookout for more details soon!

November Art Club

Art Club enrollment is now open for the month of November! Art Club is open to 3rd-8th graders and meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 in the Art Room. If you would like your student to participate, fill out the form below and pay your fee of $60 by Tuesday, November 1st. Space is limited!

Athletics Newsletter & Basketball Sign Up

Signs are open for CGSAA Basketball! Please fill out the basketball form to sign up your 2nd-8th student to play. Deadline to sign up is Nov. 1st! We also need coaches for all grade levels - see above Time & Talent Ops and check out the CSSE Athletics October newsletter!

Trunk or Treat!

Trunk or Treat is next Friday, October 28th from 6-8pm! Park in the north lot, and walk around to the back. You can still sign up to host a trunk! Please note, Aftercare will close at 5pm on the 28th.

The 8th grade class will also be selling concessions (hot dogs, nachos, Frito chili pie, soft pretzels, drinks, and dessert). If you missed your chance to order CSSE blankets, decals, and socks, they will have some available at Trunk or Treat as well. Please bring cash, or 8th grade can accept Venmo.

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More PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns

  • Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations) - Wed., Oct. 26th all day
  • Ted’s Cafe (150th & Penn) - Wed., Nov. 2 from 5-9pm
  • Panda Express (140th & May) - Wed., Nov. 9 all day

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

Have some good news to share about a student, alumni, or school family? We want to celebrate with you! Share your Eagle Excellence for inclusion in the EE!

News on Repeat

Still Need Safe Environment? We still have a lot of people wanting to volunteer who have not completed Safe Environment. ALL ARCHDIOCESAN/PARISH/SCHOOL EMPLOYEES & ADULT VOLUNTEERS who have contact with minors or vulnerable adults must complete the new online Safe & Sacred Training (2020) including a background check. Until all steps have been completed in the online training portal, employees and volunteers may not serve at the parish/school or organization. Please complete this google form to send in your name and email address to Jennifer Goodrich so that she can send you information to begin the process! You must have updated SE if you plan on driving on field trips, being a homeroom parent, or coaching a team, etc.

Parish News

View the Latest St. Eugene E-Pistle! - The E-Pistle comes out every Monday and Thursday. Catch up on parish news and notes from our priests at the church’s website!

St. Eugene Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Save the date for St. Eugene Parish Volunteer Appreciation Dinner taking place on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Ross Hall. More details to follow in the E-Pistle!

Please Pray For...

Pray for our staff, students and their families. We are grateful to be back together at school, and pray that the school year is full of engaged learning, collaboration, patience, and love. | Please pray for the mother of Mrs. Gruntmeir as she undergoes knee replacement surgery on Monday. | Please pray for the mother of Mrs. Aleman as she recovers from surgery. | Please pray for the healing and comfort of Sasha, granddaughter of Mrs. Belva Neal.

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

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