The Eagle Express

December 9, 2022

Important Dates

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 - 1PM EARLY DISMISSAL ALL STUDENTS (no aftercare)

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

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

Mon., Dec. 26 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Simpsen!

Wed., Dec. 28 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s

Thur., Dec. 29 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Herber!

Tues., Jan. 3 - No School (Teacher Professional Day)

Wed., Jan. 4 - Begin 3rd Quarter/2nd Semester

Thanks for Spreading JOY!

With your help, 3rd grade SALT collected 300 gifts for Christmas Connection (plus a few delivered directly to CC)! Here is a note from Mrs. Silvernail, who delivered the gifts…

The toys arrived not a moment too soon! Christmas Connection’s shelves were getting bare, and their program director was worried. Our school’s toy drive collection of over 300 toys will go straight onto the shelves for shopping! As always, the staff and volunteers who helped me unload the car were overwhelmed with gratitude for our donations. I’m so proud of our school, and so proud of our third grade!

If you did not get a chance to contribute and would still like to, view Christmas Connection’s wish lists at, and ship items directly to them. Thank you for helping us bring Christmas to families who need us!

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

Everyone is invited to attend Carols by Candlelight next Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30pm. You are in for a beautiful performance by our 3rd-5th grade students, St. Eugene School Choir, and select middle school students! Performers should follow directions regarding attire and arrival in the December 2nd email from Mrs. Mejia.

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.

Breakfast with Santa!

Families are invited to come to Breakfast with Santa following 9:30am mass this Sunday Dec. 11th. The Knights of Columbus will be accepting donations for the ASAP program - Active Support After Pregnancy. This new program helps mothers and babies by supporting pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes. Middle school students, please see the email from Mrs. Ison if you would like to volunteer to help!

End of Semester

As we approach the end of the first semester, please login to FACTS/Renweb, and make sure your account is in good standing. Outstanding balances may result in a report card hold until cleared. It’s also a good time to make sure your email address and other contact information is correct. If there have been any changes, please update your family account to reflect the changes.

PTO News

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

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

  • Johnnies (Britton and May locations) - Wed., Dec. 28 all day

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 sign up at this link or email Dave Frame at or Aaron Hartman at

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. 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 the Van Peursem family on the birth of a healthy baby brother for Andrew last month! Welcome sweet baby Thaddeus!

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

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.

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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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 all of our 70+ students and staff who have been sick daily this past week. May they soon return to school healthy and happy! | 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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