The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - Oct. 30, 2021

Important Dates

Mon., Nov. 1 - All Saints' Day

Mon., Nov. 1 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Ardoin!

Tues., Nov. 2 - All Souls' Day

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

Tues., Nov. 2 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Nov. 3 - Eat & Earn at Ted’s

Thurs., Nov. 4 - School Mass (8:15am)

Sun., Nov. 7 - DST ends - fall back to Standard Time

Tues., Nov. 9 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Nov. 10 - Eat & Earn Panda Express on N. May (5-8pm)

Thurs., Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

Thurs., Nov. 11 - School Mass (8:15am)

Sat., Nov. 13 - Turkey Bingo after 5pm Mass

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Save the Date for Turkey Bingo!

Our annual 8th Grade Turkey Bingo will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13th! Save the date for this fun family event!

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The Book Fair is Coming!

Our library’s fundraiser, the Scholastic Book Fair, returns November 13-18! While we intend to keep shopping limited to students and staff during the school day, Mrs. Hattaway will offer opportunities for parents to visit the book fair outside of school hours in addition to offering online shopping. Be on the lookout for sign up links to come in ClassTag and the EE. Don’t forget to set up an ewallet for your students to limit the need to send cash to school! (Or contribute to a teacher's or the library)! It’s incredibly easy, and Mrs. Hattaway loves it so much more than counting change. Looking forward to growing our students’ love of reading!

8th Grade Fundraiser

Help support our St. Eugene 8th Grade Class by purchasing CSSE spiritwear eagle hats and the ever-popular, super durable trash bags! Proceeds from this hat and trash bag sale will help the CSSE 8th Grade Class pay for their year-end trip to Camp Classen as well as the traditional class gift to the school and/or parish.

Orders and payments are due by Friday, November 19th.

If you have any questions, email Jen Taylor at

Counseling Services

Calm Waters Counseling: If your student is going through any of the following losses: Death, Divorce, Foster Care & Adoption, Military, Deployment, Incarceration, and Deportation, they are eligible to receive counseling services through Calm Waters. Families must sign up on their own using the school address, and we must reach a certain number of student service requests for Calm Waters to contact us to set up a school group at our location. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Goga - The continued goal of all student support groups is to teach children coping skills that they will utilize for the rest of their lives. Register here (or Spanish version).

Update on 4th Grade SALT Food Drive

Our 4th Grade SALT program is hosting their annual all school food drive now through Friday, Nov. 5th. Please help the 4th grade reach their goal of collecting 4,000 lbs of food by bringing non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves for the OK Regional Food Bank. As of this Friday, our team totals stand at:

Kateri: 328.6 lbs
Francis: 277.6 lbs
Drexel: 98.6 lbs
Patrick: 97.2 lbs
Aquinas: 82.9 lbs ... Total: 885 lb!

We have one more week to meet our goal! All food must be in team boxes by 9:10am on Nov. 5th to be counted as part of the competition for a free dress day! Please make sure that items will not expire soon, and make an effort to send food that you would also like to eat. No glass or homemade items. Thank you!

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!

  • November 3 at Ted's on N. May from 5pm-close
  • November 10 at Panda Express on N. May 5-8pm

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

Eagle Excellence

Way to go 7th Grade Girls Volleyball! Their team placed second in the silver bracket today!

Congratulations go out to CSSE alumni, Henry Ison, Gracie Blevins and Torie Whitbeck! They led their BMCHS Cross Country Teams this past weekend to secure their spot in the Class 5A State meet this Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe HS! Gracie achieved a personal record of 21.16 and Torie achieved a personal record of 21.48 last week!

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

Please Pray For...

Please pray for the healing of Sasha, cousin to Mark Roby and granddaughter to Mrs. Neal. | Please pray for the healing of Jim Willett, Mrs. Teague’s father. He is in the hospital and needs prayers. | Please pray for Kim Ward, mother of Ashlyn & Ava. She is recovering after surgery. | Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Continues to pray for the healing of Nick Aguilera, nephew of Mrs. Goldsworthy and alum of CSSE. | Pray for those in our community who are quarantined, ill, or struggling to recover from COVID-19. | Pray for those who have perished to COVID-19 and for 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

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!

Community News

Bishop McGuinness’s Open House is scheduled for Sunday, November 7. Prospective parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers, coaches, sponsors, counselors, and administration. There will be demonstrations in a wide variety of areas for you to see. The school will be open from 1-3 p.m. Please help us spread the word to anyone considering McGuinness next year or the coming years.
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