The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - May 21, 2021

Important Dates

Sun., May 23 - Graduating Seniors at 9:30am/12pm mass

Mon., May 24 - K/8th Buddy Picnic

Tues., May 25 - House Day for 5th thru 8th

Wed., May 26 - Field Day! (no sack lunch)

Thurs., May 27 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! 12:30pm EARLY DISMISSAL!

Thurs., May 27 - 8:15am Light of Leadership - School Mass (closed except 7th/8th parents))

Thurs., May 27 - Yearbook signing, Pizza Lunch (provided by Papa John's for all)

Thurs., May 27 - Report Cards will be distributed electronically 1st-8th & hard copy PK-K

Tues., June 15 - Summer PTO Event SAVE THE DATE

Tues., June 15 - FlynnOHara Uniform Try On Event SAVE THE DATE


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Last Week of School!

This is a busy week coming up! Please make sure you have read the email Mrs. Goldsworthy sent to all families this past Tuesday. It includes info about Field Day, Light of Leadership Mass, and more!

LAST DAY DISMISSAL: 12:30 All Students

We will hold our regular dismissal at 12:30pm on May 27th the last day of school. Aftercare will not be provided. Please make arrangements for your children to be picked up.

Please Return Soccer Jerseys

All CSSE soccer jerseys are due back to the school office. Please wash, then label with a post it or place in a bag with your child’s name before returning. Thank you!

Fall Volleyball is Back!

Currently, fall volleyball is scheduled to resume this fall. It is open to boys and girls in grades 4th-8th. Registration forms will be sent out later this summer. For more info, contact Greg Metz, Volleyball Coordinator.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Field Day will be Wednesday, May 26th! Mrs. O'Connell needs lots of volunteers to make this a fun event for the whole school. Please send her an email if you would like to help for all or part of the day! loconnell@steugeneschool.org.

Are You Called to Help Students Grow in Their Faith?

Dear Community of St. Eugene,


Are you at the point where you're wondering "what next?" Are you searching for a meaningful way to get involved in the school community and work with young students in growing their relationship with God?


St. Eugene is already teaching Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the Atrium for some of the early grade levels. We are hoping to expand the program to include more students. We need more trained catechists. We need you!


There is adult formation training for this beautiful program this summer. It will be held at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Edmond June 16-19 and 23-26, 9:00-4:30 This is training for Level 1, part 2. You are allowed to participate in this training even if you have not taken Level 1, part 1 yet.


St. Eugene has some funds to pay for this training.


Check the link to the brochure so you can learn more about the program. If you'd like to register please use this link. Let me know if you have any questions the brochure doesn't answer.


Thank you,

Christie Ardoin

cardoin@steugeneschool.org

PTO News!

Eat & Earn to raise money for our school! Dine in or order out from these local restaurants on our Eat & Earn day. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!


  • Wednesday, May 26 - Johnnie's, May and Britton locations, all day

Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson will be creating hand cut Silhouette Portraits for our school on Saturday, June SI Get cutouts of your children and even your pets. No need to leave your house. This is a zoom event.

When: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Where: Online Zoom virtual event

Time: 12:00 pm-6:00pm (Central Time)

Contact: leigh@cutarts.com

• Original Silhouette Portrait $3S

• Duplicate Silhouette of same subject S1 S

• Framing {optional) starting at S25

Please sign up for these 10 minute sessions. No age limit. They can even capture the squirmy kids. Sign up today! https://tinyurl.com/CSSE-2021.


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

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Eagle Excellence

We are so proud of our Eagles and Eagle alumni! Congratulations go out to alumnus Kira Jones, class of 2021 Valedictorian at BMCHS!


We are equally proud of Michael Goodman, who won the Blessed Pier Georgio Frassati Award for overall outstanding student at BMCHS!


Shout out to CSSE alumni Landry Jansen (2018), Kira Jones (2017), Alyssa Rooks (2018) and Blayne Schwarz (2019) who were a part of the 5A State Runner-Up Girls Soccer Team at Bishop McGuinness. The girls played in the championship game on Friday, May 14th at Rogers State University in Claremore against Bishop Kelley.


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

In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

Student Placement Input Form At CSSE, our goal is to create balanced and successful communities of learners. Our classroom teachers and administration carefully work as a team to prepare class lists for the next school year. A well-balanced class allows the students and teachers to perform at their best. While most students can be successful in any classroom, parents wishing to provide additional input regarding their child may fill out the linked form and return it to the office by May 25, 2021 through the mail, or email to principal@steugeneschool.org with subject “Placement Input.” Please note that specific teacher requests are not accepted.


Lost Library Books - Notices were emailed and printed and sent home during the last few weeks with all outstanding loans or damaged materials. Replacement cost for lost or damaged books will be billed through FACTS. Outstanding fines/fees will result in a report card hold. For questions about lost books or fines, please email media@steugeneschool.org.


Light of Leadership Mass - Kindergarten through 8th will attend mass together on May 27th. This is the Light of Leadership mass, where our 8th grade students pass on the “Light of Leadership” to next year’s 8th graders. Light of Leadership mass is closed to visitors except 7th/8th parents only (2 parent limit per 7th/8th student).


Safe Environment - NEW PROCESS - PLEASE REVIEW The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City instituted a new Safe Environment background and training process in July of 2020. Since that time the information on how to complete the process was sent to all employees, volunteers with an active and registered email address, and new volunteers. If you have not received the information but would like to continue your volunteer status please email safeenvironment@steugenes.org and instructions will be emailed to you directly. All current volunteers have until June 1st to complete or will no longer be considered a volunteer in good standing. If you have any other questions about the process please send them to the same address.


Athletic Commission Positions St. Eugene is seeking volunteers to fill the positions of Track Coordinator and Secretary. Track Coordinator is a 3-year position. Duties include working with the PE teacher to plan the school track meet and helping coordinate volunteers and practice for the CGSAA all school track meet. Secretary is a one-year position whose duties include taking notes and supplying minutes for the CSSE Athletic Commission meetings. Contact Dave Frame if you are interested in either position. dsaframe@gmail.com


Aftercare Hiring for Next Fall! Aftercare is hiring to start for the coming school year! If you like children and a flexible schedule, this is the job for you! All applicants must be 16 years or older. We love high school students, retirees, stay-at-home parents and grandparents! Parents, your kids can come with you! Please contact Jenny Blevins at 405.535.1975 or extendedcare@steugeneschool.org.


Refer Your Friends! We are currently accepting new student applications for the coming school year. We love it when our current school families help us bring new students to The Catholic School of St. Eugene! To show our appreciation, we created a referral program. Check it out at this link!

Parish News

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!


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. The Archbishop has offered new guidelines this month. The Sunday mass obligation has been restored as of April 24th. The new guidelines can be found at http://archokc.org/returntomass.


You’re Not Fully You When Your Soul Is Hungry

When your soul is hungry, it’s hard to be patient. It’s easy to feel restless. And there is this sense that something is missing in life. If you find yourself in this spiritually-unsatisfied-sort-of-spot, then why not do something about it? Join Matthew Kelly and Allen Hunt for the Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflection email program! When you sign up, you’ll receive a video reflection every Thursday on the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading—what a spiritual meal! Get ready to walk into each Sunday feeling a little bit closer to spiritual satisfaction.


https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/feed-your-soul.html

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Summer and Athletics Camps at MSM and BMCHS

Please Pray For...

Please pray for Vivienne Schmidt’s aunt, Jennifer Goodrich, as she battles a second round of breast cancer. | Please pray for Richard Jackson, grandfather of Sarah, William and Charlotte Elder and Priscilla and Summer Jackson. He has been battling cancer and experiencing complications following chemotherapy. | Please pray for Carter Hanks’ grandmother, Carolyn Hanks, who is home, but still in recovery following a stroke. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings’ grandmother, Tesse Mullings. She is starting chemo again due to the recurrence of her bone cancer. | Please pray for Mrs. Wilson’s father, Johnnie Spears, who is battling COVID-19 and complications with dialysis. | 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.