The Eagle Express

November 4, 2022

Important Dates

Sun. Nov. 6 - Daylight Saving Time ends (fall back)

Tues., Nov. 8 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm dismissal

Wed., Nov. 9 - School Picture Day (Dressy free dress)

Wed., Nov. 9 - Eat & Earn at Panda Express (N. May)

Thurs., Nov. 10 - School mass (8:15am) - Veterans Day Presentation

Fri., Nov. 11 - Confirmation NET Retreat

Sat., Nov. 12 - Book Fair Open 9am-12pm

Sat., Nov. 12 - Turkey Bingo in school gym after 5pm mass

Mon., Nov. 14 - Fri. Nov. 18 - Book Fair Open

Tues., Nov. 15 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm dismissal

Tues., Nov. 15 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Ison!

Tues., Nov. 15 - Tax Credit Scholarship Reception

Thurs., Nov. 17 - Donuts with Dad (7:00am)

Thurs., Nov. 17 - School mass (8:15am)

Fri., Nov. 18 - Substitute Educators Day

Mon., Nov. 21 - Fri., Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Food Drive Totals

Our 4th Grade SALT set a goal to collect 4,500 lbs of food by this Friday, Nov. 4th. Our school collected….

4,045 pounds of food!

We didn’t quite make our goal, but we did manage to collect almost 1,000 pounds of food in ONE DAY! The team that collected the most food is Team Aquinas, which includes Mrs. Hamilton’s class, Mrs. Schmidt’s class, and Mrs. Taylor’s class. Team Aquinas wins a free dress day this Monday, Nov. 7th. Thank you to all our families who helped 4th grade fight hunger!

Veterans Day Mass

Our 8th grade SALT program invites veterans & active duty members of our school community to join us at school mass on Thursday, Nov. 10th at 8:15am. The 8th grade class will give a Veterans Day presentation and recognize all veterans and active duty service members who are present after mass concludes.

School Pictures Coming Up!

School pictures are coming up on Wednesday, November 9th. Envelopes have already gone home, but you may also pay for photos online. This is a DRESSY free dress day - no sweatpants, hoodies, etc. Students must follow all Free Dress Day Guidelines.

Green Team Sign Up for November

OK Green Teamers, our next meeting is Thursday November 10 from 3:00-4:15pm. We will be meeting in the Art Room! You must sign up on sign up genius to attend.

This meeting we will be learning about and experimenting with Hydropower. Did you know hydropower (also known as water power) is the use of falling or fast-running water to produce electricity or to power machines. Hydropower is a method of sustainable energy production!

Book Fair is Coming!

Our school’s Scholastic book fair opens in one week! Families are invited to come shop on Saturday morning, November 12th form 9am-12pm. This is the perfect time to pick up stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts! The book fair will be open to students during the school day, with shopping hours extended to one hour after dismissal from Mon. the 14th thru Fri. the 18th.

To give your kids more freedom and cut down on cash at school, please consider creating an ewallet for your student! They are very convenient, and Mrs. Hattaway will be able to look up and apply your student’s allowance at the register when they make purchases. You may also shop online through Nov. 25th while continuing to support our school.

Uniform Sweatshirts

We have a few Flynn O’Hara sweatshirts left, and they are available first come, first served. They come in Youth Small, Medium and Large for $20. Adults sizes are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large for $24. Email Liz if you would like one:

Get that B-I-N-G-O!

St. Eugene 8th graders will have food for sale, raffles and of course a chance to win a turkey when you get a BINGO! This is a wonderful event benefiting our parish school, and fun for the whole family. Please plan to join us for this St. Eugene tradition on Saturday, Nov. 12th immediately after the 5pm mass! Menu and price list here.
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Time & Talent Ops!

Help at the Book Fair! The book fair is coming Nov. 12-18th! Earn a couple of Time & Talent hours at one of the most fun events of the year by signing up to help at the book fair! Must have current Safe Environment. Contact Mrs. Hattaway with any questions. Book Fair shopping info will go out to families next week.

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 dates and sign up to earn a couple of Time and Talent hours! Must have current Safe Environment.

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: Nov. 18, Dec 16, and into the second semester. Please contact Christie Ardoin if you can help in either capacity or for more information:

Donuts with Dad!

Mark the date down for Donuts with Dad on Thursday, November 17th! PTO will have donuts in Ross Hall before school starts. Look for more info and volunteer sign up coming soon!
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More PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns

  • Panda Express (140th & May) - Wed., Nov. 9 all day

  • Johnnie’s (Britton AND May) - Wed., Nov. 23 all day

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

Eagle Excellence

Way to go to 2nd grade student, Lola Bandele! She won 1st place in the cookie decorating contest sponsored by Eileen’s Cookies!

We had a big volleyball tournament last weekend, and our lady Eagles represented us well! Congrats to our 5th grade girls who took 1st place in the tournament! Team members include Savannah Stratton, Davyn Schoppa, Emery Anderson, Claire Lo Porto, Paola Diaz, Kynlee Perkins, Arianna Lopez, Alyssa Chouinard, and Ashlyn Ward.

Our 6th grade Eagle girls placed 2nd in the gold bracket! Team members include Maddie de Keratry, Natalee Tate, Matilda Chastain, Lauren Ouedrago, Julia Larsen, Kate Kusel, Olivia Chouinard, Lilly Patterson, and AB Rogers.

It was a bittersweet ending for our 8th grade girls volleyball. They went 5-1 on the first day of tournament play, but lost in 3 sets in the semifinals of the gold bracket. From Coach Martin: I am so proud of these girls for their progress from 4th to 8th grade, and for the accomplishments they have achieved. Go Eagles forever! We are proud of these girls who will be moving on next year: Deena Titajani, Rylei McMahill, Maggie Lo Porto, Gabby Kunnath, Kiona Wadmin, Sarah Elder, Charlcie Lawson, Alaina Schoppa, Blessing Gwaabe, Ellie Stayton, and Sophia Pham.

Congrats to the BMCHS Girls Volleyball team for finishing 2nd in State last month. Eagle alumni members of the winning team include Olivia Metz, Trinity Martin, and Rachel Tate.

Congrats to Eagle alumna Rachel Tate who was voted The Oklahoman’s Student Athlete of the Week in Sept. She plays volleyball for BMCHS!

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

Advent by Candlelight! The word Advent means coming. During Advent, the Church prepares herself for the second coming of our Lord in all His glory while we remember the first coming of our Lord in humility at Christmas. Please join us at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in Ross Hall for a candlelit evening of prayer, song and reflections to prepare us spiritually for the Christmas season. You can sign up to attend individually or you can hostess a table for you and your friends. If you choose to hostess, you’ll provide wine, appetizers and desserts at a table for eight that you’ve also decorated. You can of course invite your friends to help. To hostess a table or to attend individually, please send an email to or call Karen Robinson at 405.802.4613.

Sign Up as a Children’s Liturgy Volunteer! At weekend mass, our youngest children get the opportunity to hear the readings and gospel in a gentler way designed just for them. Sign up to lead a small group of children ages four to second grade in teaching and discussion about the Sunday Readings. The commitment is once a month. There are openings for 5 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass - all Saturdays except third Saturday of the month; 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass - openings for second Sunday of the month; 5 p.m. Sunday Mass - openings at all Masses. Questions? Contact Judi Wilkinson at

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!

RSVP for Embrances! St. Eugene will be offering a revamped, yearlong marriage enrichment program called "Embraces" on the second Saturday of each month beginning Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, immediately following 5 p.m. Mass. The relaunch of this exciting and vital ministry has something for everyone, especially for couples with children needing time for themselves. We will start with a family-style gathering and dinner, followed by age-specific programs for all and FREE evening care for the couples until 10 p.m. for that much-needed date night. Please reserve your spots by RSVPing to ensure we have plenty of seating and materials available. We also need a head count on the children who will be our guests for the evening.

Other News

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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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