The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - August 20, 2021

Important Dates

Tues., Aug. 24 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Aug. 25 - PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s (Britton & May location, all day)

Wed., Aug. 25 - Dads’ Club Meeting - 7pm at Chalk

Thurs., Aug. 26 - School Mass at 8:15am

Fri., Aug. 27 - Aftercare closes early (5pm)

Fri., Aug. 27 - Eagle Run (6-9pm)

Sat., Aug. 28 - Happy birthday, Miss Robertson!

Mon., Aug. 30 - Happy birthday, Mr. Blagg!

Tues., Aug. 31 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Sept. 1 - PTO Eat & Earn at Ted's

Thurs., Sept. 2 - School Mass at 8:15am

Mon., Sept. 6 - NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Mon., Sept. 6 - Happy birthday, Mrs. O’Connell!


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Dads’ Club Meeting!

Calling all St. Eugene Dads! Please join us for a Dad’s Club meeting this coming Wednesday, August 25th at 7pm at Chalk on Memorial Rd. RSVP cssedadsclub@gmail.com. Dads’ Club exists to provide physical or financial support for The Catholic School of St. Eugene, its organizations, and individuals as deemed appropriate by the Pastor, Dads' Club members, and school Principal. Even if you can’t make this meeting, email Scott to be added to the mailing list.

Aftercare Closing Early Next Friday

Please note that Aftercare will close early at 5pm on Friday, August 27th so we can set up for the Eagle Run. Please pick up your student by 5pm, then join us for the Eagle Run at 6pm!

Required Documents

We are still missing many families’ signed copies of the Parent Compact and Mask Directive. Please sign and return to the school office ASAP!

Morning Drop Off: Be Ready!

To get through the drop off line a little faster, follow this checklist and be ready before your car crosses the red line.


  1. Finish breakfast

  2. Make sure your shoes are on

  3. Gather your school belongings together - backpack, water bottle, lunch, etc.

  4. Put your mask on

  5. Sit or be ready to slide toward the passenger side so duty teachers can let you out more safely


Parents, please keep the line moving. Be ready to pull forward when the cars at the drop off points move on. It’s getting better, but we can make drop off a lot quicker if everyone is prepared and paying attention.

Middle School Pick Up Notes

Families picking up middle school students and siblings should wait until 3:10 to enter the pick up line, but do not wait on the streets that elementary uses for pick up. Please do not park along the edge of Greystone or Utica and wait. This impedes the flow of traffic and could result in a traffic ticket (straight from The Village Police)! Just wait to arrive, or if absolutely necessary, park at the far west edge of the north lot at Hefner and Greystone until it’s time to get in line. Stop for an iced tea, run one more errand, or wait until 3:12 if you like. Just show courtesy to all who use the road by keeping it clear and flowing.

MAP Assessments

We will begin our fall MAP assessments after Labor Day. It is important that you do not schedule appointments for your child during the school day when they have MAP assessments. Students should be well-rested and arrive on time. More details will come in the next few weeks from your grade level teachers regarding your child’s testing window. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive assessment which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.

PTO News!

Eagle Run and Street Carnival Registration: Friday, August 27 at 6:00pm - Please let us know if you are coming to the Eagle Run! This is a great community event that includes a small run through The Village, a street carnival with games and food! Tickets are $10 per person (food included). Families with 4 or more are $40. Early Registration closes TODAY Friday, August 20. We will still sell tickets the week of the Eagle Run, but pricing will go up to $15 for a single ticket and $50 for a family of 4 or more!


Eagle Run Volunteers Needed! We need volunteers to help run game booths. Please sign up here and earn some time and talent! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A4EA8AA28A4F94-eagle Questions? Email Kim at kimward82@gmail.com. Also, please make sure your Safe Environment is up to date. See Safe Environment blurb.


Homeroom Parents! We still have some classes and houses that need Homeroom/House parents. Please click this link to sign up. These parents help organize parties, gala baskets, teacher birthdays, and whatever else our wonderful teachers need!


Thanks for your support during Meet the Teacher. If you were not able to stop by our table and sign up to pay your PTO dues this year, please email Neile at pto@steugeneschool.org. Dues have been lowered to only $20 per family this year and go towards all the activities, treats, and events we provide for the students and teachers throughout the year. If you were not able to register for this year's Eagle Run, watch out for the form coming out soon. Dues, Eagle Run registration, and anything purchased during Meet the Teacher will be charged to your FACTs account.


Mark your calendar for the first Eat & Earn night of the year! We love supporting local restaurants that give back to CSSE. Johnnie's night is Wednesday, August 25th (All day), and Ted's Cafe supports us on Wednesday, September 1st (5pm-close). Always mention CSSE when you order so a donation comes 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.

Safe Environment - Eagle Run Volunteers!

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 contact CSSE’s Safe Environment Facilitator, Jennifer Goodrich - safeenvironment@steugenes.org, to access the Safe & Sacred Training Portal.

Bringing Back Our Clubs

As we strive to return to normalcy as much as possible, we would like to look into bringing back some of our student extracurricular activities. Several of our extracurricular coordinators and leaders have moved on, and we are seeking new leaders! If you are interested in leading any of the following extracurriculars that lack a current coordinator, or if you are interested in starting one that is pandemic-friendly (outdoors, in cohorts, etc), please contact Mrs. Hattaway. Be on the lookout for info about specific activities as we start to explore bringing them back. Please note that several of our activities will remain on hiatus for the duration of the pandemic.


  • Academic Bowl (4th-8th) - Coaches for each grade level sought ASAP (OACC Enrollment due Sept. 25)

  • Girls on the Run (Girls in 3rd-5th) - Leader sought for Spring 2022

  • Girl Scouts - Leaders sought to form new troops

    • 2nd grade Brownies - Lead by Jenny Blevins

  • Green Team - Lead by Brigitte Silvernail

  • Scouting - Lead by Ryan Lemons / Cubmaster - John Chubbuck

  • Youth Group - Lead by Rolando Benites

Middle School Athletics

Softball and Cross Country - The deadline to register for several middle school sports offerings are coming up soon! Check out the linked flyers for more information about CGSAA 6th-8th Girls Fall Softball and 6th-8th CCYO Cross Country! Softball is a new CGSSA offering this year.

Eagle Excellence

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

Time & Talent Hours for 2021-22!

Many of you have already started accumulating your required Time & Talent hours. Thank you! Make sure you log them in RenWeb as you go. There will be many opportunities to earn Time & Talent throughout the school year. Stay tuned for more volunteer options throughout the year or visit https://steugeneschool.org/time-and-talent-opportunities!

Parent Involvement Opportunities!

We have some wonderful opportunities for our school families to be fully involved in the community. Check out some of these opportunities below!


Parent Groups/Teams:


Church Groups & Ministries:

There are many more ways to get involved! Visit www.steugenes.org/ministries

Parish News

New Weekly Confession Time Fr. Vic is now offering opportunities for Confession on Wednesdays from 10am-11am in addition to the Saturday time of 3:30-4:30pm. Stop by before or after Adoration on Wednesday!


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 vocare@steugenes.org, 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!

Please Pray For...

Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Please pray for continued healing and strength of Nick Aguilera, nephew of Mrs. Goldsworthy and alum of CSSE. He was in a bicycling accident recently, suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, and other injuries. | Please pray for Mrs. O’Connell who will have shoulder surgery next week. May her surgery go well with a swift and complete recovery. | Please pray for several members of our community who have tested positive for COVID-19, including parents and students. | 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 media@steugeneschool.org.

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