The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - November 20, 2020

Important Dates

Mon., Nov. 23-27 NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving break)

Wed., Nov. 25 PTO Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s

Sun., Nov. 29 First Day of Advent

Mon., Nov. 30 Back to School

Mon., Nov. 30 Eat & Earn at Belle Isle Brewery 5-9pm

Tues., Dec. 1 Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Dec. 2 Eat & Earn at Ted’s 5-9pm

Thurs., Dec. 3 School Mass (5th-8th) 8:15am

Fri., Dec. 4 School Mass (1st-4th) 8:15am

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more!

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

No school or Eagle Express next week! Stay safe, and we will see you when we return on November 30th.

If you are traveling or gathering, PLEASE fill out the TRAVEL/GATHERINGS INFO FORM and submit rather than emailing Mrs. Goldsworthy. The information will get to her in a more organized manner. Email Mrs. Goldsworthy directly if you have a COVID-19 concern.

COVID-19 Updates

Please make sure you read Mrs. Goldsworthy's email to families the evening of Friday, Nov. 20th. It explains plans for school between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. You may also read a letter from our Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Superintendent, Diane Floyd, at this link.

Thank You For Supporting Our School Library!

Thank you for supporting our school library during our Scholastic Book Fair! I saw so many happy faces as students left clutching a new (possibly favorite) book! While the Book Fair is over at the school, you may still make purchases online at through Nov. 24th to continue to raise money for our school library. Books make EXCELLENT Christmas gifts! Book fair returns next Fall!

Advent Toy Drive

Keep our third grade SALT project in mind when you begin your Christmas shopping!
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Show Green Team Your Green Practices!

We wanted to reach out to all of our Green Team members and the school as a whole. Green Team is having a Photo Drive! Please take and share pictures of the environmentally friendly things you are doing at home over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This will be a fun way to connect and inspire others! Be everGREEN! Email your photos and a brief explanation to Mrs. Hattaway, and we will share your posts!

Cleaning Products

Clorox Wipes and other sanitizing 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 sanitizing cleaning wipe, please pick up an extra canister for the school!

In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

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 or your student is willing to play some of the liturgical music, please let Mrs. Goldsworthy know.

PTO News

Save Your Cooking Energy for Turkey Day. Eat at Johnnie’s on Wednesday the 25th! Fundraiser good at the Britton and May locations all day. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of the sale comes back to the school.

Eat & Earn at Belle Isle Brewery! Stop by from 5-9pm on Mon., Nov. 30th and pick something delicious from their large menu! Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of the sale comes back to the school.

Plan for A Night Off Courtesy of Ted's! Eat & Earn on Wed., Dec. 2nd from 5-9pm at Ted's Cafe Escondido on N. May. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of the sale comes back to the school.

PTO wants your best recipes! The community of St Eugene Church and School put out a cookbook almost 15 years ago. With more people than ever staying home and cooking, it's the perfect year to make another one! We need your help though to make it the most tasty one yet! Please submit as many of your favorite recipes as you would like to We are hoping to make this our most delicious cookbook ever! Copies will be available in time to give as holiday gifts! Recipes don't have to be original or handed down. If you have added your own special twist, that's what we are looking for!

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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

Congratulations to 5th Grader Allie Blaik! She was the Special Olympics Equestrian gold medal winner!

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

Parish News

Pecans for Sale! The Altar Society is selling pecans - $12 per 1 pound bag. Please contact Lori Canfield at 740-7607 if you would like to buy some.

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

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 including Sophia, Celine and Sienna Pham’s great aunt (Phuong Kim), Mrs. Timberlake, Denis Rischard, and Mrs. Teague’s dad (Jim Willet). Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales, who is still recovering and on a respirator. | 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 who have been putting in many extra hours to prepare for the upcoming school year. Please pray for students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate a very different 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

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 use for correspondence regarding 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.

  • 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!