The Eagle Express

October 9, 2022

Important Dates

Sun, Oct. 9 - Clergy Appreciation Day

Tues., Oct. 11 - Spirit Tee Tues/2pm Dismissal

Wed., Oct. 12 - Vizavance Vision Screening

Wed., Oct. 12 - Eat & Earn at Hideaway (Memorial)

Thur., Oct. 13 - School mass (8:15am)

Fri., Oct. 14 - Mon., Oct. 17 - NO SCHOOL (Fall Break)

Tues., Oct. 18 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher PD)

Tues., Oct. 18 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. McCoy!

Wed., Oct. 19 - Happy Birthday, Fr. Jim!

Thur., Oct. 20 - School mass (8:15am)


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Fall Break Coming Up

Fall Break is coming up at the end of next week. No school on Friday, Oct. 14th, Monday, Oct. 17th or Tuesday, Oct. 18th. Teachers will be in Professional Development, Oct. 18th. School resumes Wednesday, Oct. 19th.

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent on Oct. 13th for K - 8th grades. Guardians should receive a link to electronic report cards via email. Please check your FACTS by OCT. 13th at noon to clear outstanding balances that could result in a report card hold.

Fall Workday

If mums, pumpkins, and yard work are your thing, join us for a fall campus workday! We have several areas around the church and 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.

Vizavance Vision Screening

All students will receive a free vision screening at school next Wednesday, Oct. 12th. Fill out this form to Opt OUT of the free vision screening. If you want your child to receive the free screening, no action is required.

Safe and Sacred Curriculum

Sometime during the week of October 10th-14th, during your child’s regular religious education time, the Safe and Sacred curriculum will be taught. The aim of this program is to teach children how to be safe, protect themselves, and communicate any potential danger. In the Church’s desire to help keep your children safe, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City requires that all children and young people participating in religious education in any parish or Catholic school in the Archdiocese receive this instruction. If you choose to opt out of this curriculum for your child, please email your child’s teacher and email Mrs. Ison. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to review the curriculum, please contact Mrs. Ison at sison@steugeneschool.org.

Green Team Sign Up

Green Team will begin meeting one Thursday each month beginning October 20th! We will meet in the school library on October 20th from 3:00pm-4:15pm. Please sign up to attend! For safety purposes we must have your signup genius RSVP to attend each meeting.


Join us each month for different activities to help keep our earth green! October’s meeting will be an opportunity to clean up our campus with a fun Trash Scavenger Hunt!


New this year, we are looking for Middle School Green Team small group leaders. You can get service hours by attending our meetings and leading our younger students in small group activities. Email bsilvernail@hotmail.com if you are interested!

SALT Poinsettia and Wreath Sale!

We are bringing back our Christmas poinsettia and wreath fundraiser for SALT! Start sharing 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: bit.ly/22salt

CGSAA Basketball Sign Up

Signs are open for CGSAA Basketball! Please fill out the basketball form to sign up your 2nd-8th student to play. We also need coaches for all grade levels! Please fill out the coaching form if you are interested. 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.

Our School Library is Open!

We have beautiful new mobile shelving, flexible furniture, and a fresh paint job. This remodel was partly supported with funds from the 2018 St. Eugene Gala as well as some additional funding received through EANS! It's a busy and inviting space that students love to visit. Students get the opportunity to come in each week to check out or renew items with their class. The library is also open for flex check out most school days. First through eighth grade students have the opportunity to pick out one to two books at a time, so be on the lookout for school library books in backpacks. They have a barcode on the front cover that says “St. Eugene.”


If you would like to review our school library policies, they are available on our school website, or you may email Mrs. Hattaway with questions.


There are also several opportunities to earn Time & Talent by helping with library tasks. Many tasks are flexible! Sign up if interested, and Mrs. Hattaway will contact you when an opportunity arises that may interest you.

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: goodshepherd@steugenes.org.

New MS Girls Ministry!

BLAZE is a ministry specifically created for tween/teen girls by Walking with Purpose. The mission of BLAZE is to use Scripture to speak truth into the hearts of young girls who are bombarded by lies about their true worth and beauty.


Through the BLAZE “Belong” curriculum, girls will receive practical teaching in an engaging way –to help them navigate social media, identity issues, and the drama of friendships. Each lesson compares the lies of this world with the truth found in Scripture to strengthen girls’ emotional health and spiritual resilience.


Weekly gatherings will take place on Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m., starting October 24, 2022.

Sign up your 6th, 7th or 8th grade daughter for BLAZE or learn more by contacting JanneClare Garza & Krysta Ann Orscheln at blaze@steugenes.org or call Colleen de Keratry in the parish office at 405-751-7115. Cost is $60 and includes all materials (make checks payable to St. Eugene). Contact us if cost is an issue; we won’t let that stop a good thing!

Trunk or Treat!

Trunk or Treat is coming up soon! Save the date for Friday, Oct. 28th, and sign up to host a trunk!
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More PTO News

PTO thanks you for all your support through the Eagle Run and Spirit Wear sales! Charges for both should be applied in your FACTs account on October 1. New spirit wear will go home with students within the next couple of weeks.


Upcoming Eat & Earns


  • Hideaway Pizza (Memorial Road) - Wed., Oct. 12th from 4-9:30pm

  • Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations) - Wed., Oct. 26th all day


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

Eagle Excellence

We are delighted to announce the birth of Rory Long, son of 3rd grade teacher Charlotte Long and her husband Hugh! Big brother Luke is excited and taking good care of his new baby brother!


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!

Parish News

Be part of the movement! Try SoulCore! - JOIN US on select Friday mornings at 8:15 a.m. in Ross Hall. SOULCORE combines core strengthening, stretching & functional exercises with meditation on the mysteries & virtues of the rosary. SoulCore is not yoga, nor are yoga poses or Sanskrit referenced at any time. Rather, it is an invitation to integrate body & soul in prayer, fully orienting the heart and mind toward Christ.Visit https://steugenes.org/soulcore for more information about this ministry nurturing physical and spiritual health.


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!

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. Long as she recovers from her delivery of baby Rory. | Please pray for Mrs. Blevins as she recovers from surgery this past week. | 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 media@steugeneschool.org.

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