The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - January 8, 2021

Important Dates

Tues., Jan 12 - Enrollment for returning students begins

Tues., Jan. 12 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Jan 12 - PTO Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A, Quail Springs

Thurs., Jan. 14 - 8:15am School Mass (1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th)

Fri., Jan. 15 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd & Middle School)

Sat., Jan. 16 - Happy Birthday Ms. Tener!

Mon., Jan. 18 - MLK SALT Day of Service 2pm Dismissal!

Wed., Jan. 20 - PTO Eat & Earn at Belle Isle Brewery 5-9pm

Wed., Jan. 20 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bailor & Ms. Patrick!


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Report Cards

Check your email or student’s backpacks for report cards. Report cards for 1st - 8th have been emailed to guardians via FACTS/RenWeb. Pre-K - Kindergarten have had a hard copy sent home. If you did not receive a report card for your student, check your FACTS account for financial holds.

Enrollment for Returning CSSE Families

Early enrollment of returning students for the 2021-22 school year will begin on January 12th. Families may login to FACTS to register their existing students. After February 12th, your currently enrolled child’s spot will not be guaranteed, so please complete registration soon. Families should also complete an application for any siblings in order to receive preference in the review process. We will begin reviewing new student applications on February 13th. Please remember that the registration fee for the coming school year will not be billed through FACTS until May of 2021.

Seeking Nominees for CSSE's Distinguished Graduate Award

Do you know an exceptional St. Eugene alumnus that deserves recognition for their outstanding stewardship or recent accomplishments? Nominate him or her for the Distinguished Graduate Award! Fill out the form and submit by TODAY - Friday, Jan 8, 2021. Last year's recipient was Greg Schmidt, who joined a group of many other distinguished individuals.
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SALT Day of Service

January 18, 2021 in an in-session day for Archdiocesan Catholic Schools. The Catholic School of St. Eugene will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in acts of service. For the last several years, students, staff and volunteers carry on King’s legacy by helping others on his day of remembrance. WE WILL DISMISS at 2PM ON THAT DAY! This call to serve is part of our school curriculum, SALT (Serve, Appreciate, Love, Teach), which students learn about all year. While COVID-19 restrictions have limited our students’ ability to go out and serve the greater community on MLK, Jr. Day this year, we will still honor King’s legacy in our own school and parish community. Grade levels will be planning in early January - stay tuned for details. Don’t forget to look for that beautiful blue SALT shirt and have it ready for Jan. 18th. Those who ordered a new shirt or requested a size exchange will be notified when shirts are ready for distribution.

Looking for Large Water Jugs

We are looking for 5-7 large water jugs (like those that go on water coolers) that we can use for an upcoming coin drive. If you have one you can donate or lend for a while, please contact Mrs. Hattaway - media@steugeneschool.org.

In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

Cleaning Products Clorox Wipes and other antibacterial cleaning products are limited and in demand again. While we still have some, we anticipate needing more throughout the school year. If you are out and about and see Clorox or any other antibacterial cleaning wipe, please pick up an extra for the school!


Calling all technology minded individuals! We would like to form a 2-3 person team of volunteers to help maintain technology around the school. IT service calls can take a huge bite out of our budget, so we are looking for people who have experience with maintaining networks and general troubleshooting (desktops, Chromebooks, printers, smart devices, etc). Ideally each volunteer would be able to make a 2-3 year commitment, and would help find their replacement before rolling off the tech team. An example of some of the tasks we need help with include updating desktops to Windows 10, making sure computers are connected to network printers, checking that security updates are completed regularly, setting up new equipment as needed, helping remove broken/outdated tech from inventory, salvaging usable components, etc. Please contact Mrs. Goldsworthy and reference Tech Team in your subject heading.


Looking for a Volunteer Musician! We would love to have music in the church again! We are looking for a volunteer or two to play the piano or guitar for either or both school masses each week. If you are willing to play some of the liturgical music, please let Mrs. Goldsworthy know. principal@steugeneschool.org

PTO News

Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A! Dine in or order out from Chick-Fil-A (Quail Springs location) all day on Tuesday, January 12th. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!


Reserve your CSSE Cookbook! PTO is grateful for all the wonderful recipes you shared! Order your copy here!

CSSE Family Feature!

We would like to feature a school family in every issue as a way for our community to get to know each other, even though we are practicing social distancing. If you would like to introduce your family to the rest of our community, please fill out this form and submit a family photo!

Eagle Excellence

Let us know about your CSSE achievements so we can celebrate Eagle Excellence!

Parish News

Book Study Groups Forming! It's a new year and another chance to grow closer to Jesus by strengthening our prayer lives. Join us beginning in February for a small group study on the new book, "I Heard God Laugh," by Matthew Kelly, available in both English and Spanish in the Narthex. We're looking for participants as well as a few folks willing to lead a small group either in person or via Zoom. A study guide will be provided consisting of seven sessions, so small groups can meet once a week or once a month. If you'd like to participate or lead a group, please call or email Nicole Hughes at 405-361-2359 or nicole.hughespfs@gmail.com.


CHURCH OFFICE VOLUNTEER NEEDED. We are looking for some afternoon volunteers for Wednesdays and Fridays. The shift is from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and just involves answering phones and light office work. If interested please call 405-751-7115 or email manager@steugenes.org


Mass is still celebrated daily at St. Eugene, and with the exception of school mass, masses are open for all to come and participate while following COVID precautions. Weekend mass times are: Saturday: 5:00 pm (English), Sunday: 9:30 am, 5:00 pm (English), Noon (Spanish), 7:00 pm (Spanish). All public masses are streamed on the church’s Facebook. You may also stream via the church’s YouTube channel for weekend masses.

Please Pray For...

Please pray for those in our community with COVID-19. | Please pray for the soul of Mrs. Lupp’s cousin, Misty, who died following a brief battle with COVID-19. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. | Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales, who is still recovering following his battle with COVID-19. He is still on a ventilator. | Please pray for Mrs. Hattaway’s aunt, Geraldine, who is in fighting COVID-19. | Please pray for Ava & Ashlyn Ward's dad, Matt Ward, and their grandmother, Susan Givens, who have COVID-19. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings grandfather, Bill Linke. He is in the hospital following a fall that broke his femur. | Pray for all those who have been affected by Covid-19, whether by sickness, loss of job, isolation, or loneliness, etc. May all find strength, comfort and healing in this difficult time. | Pray for our staff, students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate this difficult time. 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.

COVID-19 Response and Procedures


  • Absences Please use the Absentee Form to report absences AND email your child’s teacher/house homeroom. It is important to communicate why your child is missing school with the teacher and document through the Google form. Please be meticulous in following directions if a child, household member, or close contact has recently tested positive for COVID or is awaiting results of a COVID test. NO ONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD MAY ENTER THE SCHOOL BUILDING if COVID exposure is positive OR in question. Mrs. Goldsworthy MUST clear your household for return to school in all cases where the possibility of COVID is involved. Please send illness updates to Mrs. Goldsworthy.


  • Screening Questions and Carpool Please remember to have your questions answered DAILY and results ready to show on your phone. Students should be masked, on the passenger side for temp checks, and ready to go as soon as carpool teacher opens the door. bit.ly/FamilyDailyQs


  • Spirit Tee Tuesday is EVERY Tuesday! - Students may wear their regular uniform or a St. Eugene spirit tee with jeans or uniform bottoms. Don't forget ALL students dismiss at 2pm EVERY Tuesday!