The Eagle Express

December 2, 2022

Important Dates

Tues., Dec. 6 - School Picture Retakes (new date)

Tues., Dec. 6 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Dec. 6 - PTO Eat & Earn at Tucker’s

Wed., Dec. 7 - PTO Eat & Earn at Ted’s

Thur., Dec. 8 - School mass @8:15am (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

Tues., Dec. 13 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Dec. 13 - Carols by Candlelight (6:30pm in the church)

Wed., Dec. 14 - PTO Eat & Earn at Raising Cane’s

Thur., Dec. 15 - School mass @8:15am

Fri. Dec. 16 - Class Christmas Parties (details from teachers)


Fri. Dec. 16 - End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

***CHRISTMAS BREAK Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, 2023***

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

School Picture Retakes

School pictures went home last week. If your student needs a retake or missed the original picture day, please follow the instructions in the picture envelope from OSP. Retakes are this Tuesday, Dec. 6th. For those getting retakes, the original photo packages must be returned on Tuesday. Please dress nicely if you are getting your photo taken (no sweatpants, hoodies, etc)

Holiday Shopping? Remember Our Toy Drive!

This season our school will be sponsoring Christmas Connection, a Sharing Tree program. Our community’s generosity will help ensure over 770 families are able to place gifts under their Christmas trees. This annual toy drive is part of 3rd grade SALT’s service project, and they will be organizing the collection of gifts CSSE donates this Advent season. Please send new, unwrapped gifts to the school library through Friday morning, Dec. 9th. Most needed items are gifts for teens and infants. View Christmas Connection’s wish lists at Thank you for helping us bring Christmas to families who need us!
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Grant a Classroom Christmas Wish!

Have you seen the Christmas tree in the church narthex? It’s covered in angels and wishes for our school classrooms and religious education classes! Feel free to take an angel and help fulfill a classroom wish. You can also find our teacher’s classroom wish lists and favorite lists on the school website.

Christmas Music Program: Carols by Candlelight

Save the date - December 13th at 6:30pm. Join us as our 3rd-5th grade students, St. Eugene School Choir, and select middle school students perform Carols by Candlelight in the church. It will be a beautiful enhancement of your Christmas season!

December Green Team Meeting

Next Green Team meeting will be Thursday, December 15th from 3:00-4:15pm in the school art room. We will be doing Up-cycled Christmas crafts! You must sign up to attend.

Easy Volunteer Ops at Basketball Games

We will need help at the gym when CSSE hosts basketball games. We will need gym monitors, concession help, and scoreboard help. If anyone wants to volunteer they can sign up at this link. Slots available for older students as well as adults. Games start this weekend! Contact Aaron Hartman at if you have questions.

December Art Club Sign Up

Changes are coming to The Art Club! Starting in December, each month of Art Club will have themed activities. Next month the theme will be Christmas Crafting. Projects will include ceramics and painting! There will still be time available for students who want to explore projects independently! The Art Club will only meet twice next month due to Christmas Break. Fee will be adjusted to $30.00 for the month. The Art Club meets Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:30. Email with any questions. Sign up for December Art Club.

PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns - always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a percentage back to our school!

  • Tucker’s Onion Burger (Quail Springs) - Tues., Dec. 6 from 5-9pm

  • Ted’s (Lleyton Ct) - Wed., Dec. 7 from 5-9pm

  • Raising Cane’s (N. Penn) - Wed., Dec. 14 from 5-10pm

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

Time & Talent Ops!

Volunteer During Basketball Season! - We will need help at the gym when CSSE hosts basketball games. We will need gym monitors, concession help, and scoreboard help. If anyone wants to volunteer they can email Dave Frame at or Aaron Hartman at Games start soon!

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 Friday, Dec 16th in the Bride's Room of the CHURCH, Dec 16. More dates will be available beginning in January. Please contact Christie Ardoin if you can help in either capacity or for more information:

Eagle Excellence

Congrats to our 8th grade Academic Bowl team for winning their Mid-Level District meet. They are currently undefeated having a 5-0 record! Team members are Elliott Hattaway, Jack Frame, Charlcie Lawson, Wesley Lemons, and Zander Pruden. Coach is Mr. Ryan Lemons. We wish them luck when they move on to the Mid-Level Regional meet.

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

Win-Win Tax Credit Opportunity! - CSSE received over $67,000 in tuition scholarships for students this past school year thanks to the OK Tax Credit Scholarship! When donors give to the scholarship fund, they receive a tax credit. In turn, they help a student receive a Catholic education at St. Eugene! This is ​vital to our mission to help​​ all students receive a Catholic education if that is their wish. Father Jim and Mrs. Goldsworthy will be hosting an informational reception in the Rectory next week for anyone who wants to explore the advantages of contributing to our CSSE Tax Credit Scholarship program. CLICK HERE to learn more, make a donation or share with others who may be interested! ​Visit our school’s TCS website.

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:

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 Penance Rite - During the season of Advent, St. Eugene holds a Penance Rite, bringing in more than a dozen priests to hear confessions. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity for reconciliation and prepare your heart for Christmas. Service begins at 6pm Monday, Dec. 19 in the church. Curious how to make a good confession? Check out the church website.

Interested in growing in holiness together with your spouse and building a community of fellow Catholic families? Come hear more about the growing Domestic Church movement!

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Stop by the Rectory for a Christmas Open House! - Come and go on December 16th from 6-9pm. No RSVP required, but a headcount through this link is appreciated.
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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.

Advent Resources

Here are some resources for Advent for our families!

Holy Heroes Advent Adventure - Fun, faithful and free activities for ages 5 -12 for every day in Advent created by our friends at Holy Heroes. Learn more about this program at

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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 Mrs. Patrick’s brother who had surgery today. | 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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