The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - Mar. 27, 2022

Important Dates

Tues., Mar. 29 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Mar. 30 - Free Dress Day - Mrs. G’s Free Throw Free Dress (following guidelines)

Wed., Mar. 30 - Eat & Earn at Chick-Fil-A (Quail Springs Mall)

Thurs., Mar. 31 - School Mass (8:15am)

Fri., Apr. 1 - SALT Day of Service

Fri., Apr. 1 - School Stations of the Cross (8:15am)

Tues., Apr. 5 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Apr. 5 - Eagle Expo (PreK-5th)

Wed., Apr. 6 - Green Team Meeting

Wed., Apr. 6 - PTO Eat & Earn at Ted’s 5-9pm

Thurs., Apr. 7 - School Mass (8:15am)

Fri., Apr. 8 - School Stations of the Cross (8:15am)

Sun., Apr. 10 - Palm Sunday

Sun., Apr. 10 - Last Day to Order Yearbooks


Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

All Call for SALT Volunteers!

All call for volunteers for SALT day of Service this coming Friday, April 1st! This is a wonderful opportunity to get Time and Talent Hours! Please consider driving for your child’s field trip or helping with our popcorn and lemonade gathering. We need volunteers from 12:45-3:00 to help prepare, distribute, and clean up. If interested please contact Brigitte Silvernail at 9187062815.

Safe Environment Required to Volunteer With Students

This is REQUIRED for any adult who intends to drive or volunteer for our April 1st SALT Day of Service. Do not delay as it takes some time to complete the background checks.


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 contact CSSE’s Safe Environment Facilitator, Jennifer Goodrich, to access the Safe & Sacred Training Portal. safeenviroment@steugenes.org

Send in Your Outgrown SALT Shirts and Money

Our SALT program is enabled by generosity and fundraisers like the poinsettia sale. That money allows us to help with SALT service projects and ensure that every student and staff member has a SALT shirt to wear on our Day of Service. If you requested a shirt exchange or replacement, it is imperative that you return your outgrown clean shirts or payment for replacements immediately. This allows the SALT team time to organize and distribute the exchanged shirts AND reserve the money we raised for more service projects instead of replacement shirts. Shirts for exchange should be bagged and labeled with student's full name, then returned to the school office. Checks should be made out to St. Eugene Catholic School. You may also bring cash in a labeled envelope to the school office. Contact Brigitte Silvernail with questions. Replacement shirts cost $10 each.

Eagle Expo

Eagle Expo for PreK-5th grade is on the calendar for Tuesday, April 5th! Please make plans to stop by your child’s classroom in the evening to see what they have been learning this year! More details to follow, including family pizza night in the gym!

Attention Green Team, Mark Your Calendar

Green Team will be back for the month of April! What a perfect month to focus on taking care of our Earth! We will meet every Wednesday in April after school until 4:15 in the school library. Questions? Contact Brigitte Silvernail at bsilvernail@hotmail.com or 918-706-2815

Class Picture Day

Class picture day is coming up on Wednesday, April 13th. Regular Uniforms. Order envelopes will go home soon, and must be returned to classroom teachers by April 13th.

Yearbook Orders

Our 2021-22 CSSE Yearbook is in development! Order now to secure your own full color, handback book of school memories! Each copy costs $20 and will be billed through FACTS. Do not wait to order. There will not be many extra books. The yearbook will arrive before the end of the school year so students get a chance to collect signatures. Link to order will close after April 10th.

Eagle Basketball Skills Camp

Our school is hosting several summer basketball skills camps this June! Students going into grades 2-8 can sign up to get an introduction to basketball fundamentals or develop more advanced skills. For details, see this link or contact Aaron Hartmann at basketball@steugeneschool.org. Sign up form coming soon!

Gala Committee Seeking Auction Donations

Do you own or know someone who has a nice little getaway spot? Vacations and experiences have always been big fundraisers for our gala! If you have a vacation home or know someone with a timeshare in a fun area, consider asking them if they would donate a free stay to our auction. Getaway locations can be anywhere!


Or maybe you love to entertain? Consider donating your time and talent to host a gathering. We love creativity, so share your ideas with us! Past gala items include dinners with a special guest or speaker, catering a dinner, providing musical entertainment, game nights, paint nights, whisky tastings, weekends at the lake, and more!


We would also love airline miles, gift cards, event tickets, and experience passes (must be good for a reasonable amount of time after April 22nd). Contact gala@steugenes.org to make your donation! Donations are tax deductible!
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More Gala News

Raffle Tickets - Please make sure you have checked student backpacks for gala raffle tickets. They went home before Spring Break. Tickets are $10 each with a prize of $5,000 cash or $5,000 free tuition for the winner! See details in March 9th ClassTag.


Join us for Bubbles & Bowties: A Party with a Purpose on April 22, 2022 at the Skirvin Hilton! Get your tickets and make plans to join us for an incredible evening with other adults in our community! Ticket prices go up after March 31st, so order now! https://steugenes.ejoinme.org/gala2022


Gala Sponsorships Available! Your tax-deductible donation to the St. Eugene Gala is both a philanthropic gesture and a great promotional opportunity for your business. Choose your level of sponsorship and either pay online or request to be invoiced. If you have any questions or would like more information you can reach out to Kari Webber at 405-323-7173.

Baptism of Older Children

Saint Eugene Parish is offering a special preparation opportunity for unbaptized children ages 4-17. Parents and the godparents are required to attend one of the seminars listed below. The dates of the children’s class are also listed below. The 2 classes for the children and the seminar for parents and godparents are mandatory.


Parent/Godparent Seminar in English

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Meeting Room 1


Classes for children ages 6-17 – Both are Mandatory

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 10:45 am – Meeting Room 1

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 10:45 am – Meeting Room 1


Classes for all RCIA children – Both are Mandatory!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm – Bride’s Room

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm – Bride’s Room


Class for NON RCIA children ages 4 and 5

TBA


Baptisms of the Children

RCIA Children – Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Easter Vigil – 9:00 pm

Baptisms in Spanish – Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Baptisms in English – Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm


For more information please contact Susan Ison at sison@steugeneschool.org or Judi Wilkinson at jwilkinson@steugenes.org.

PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns - Always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a donation back to the school. Thank you, and don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends! Have an idea for an Eat and Earn or school fundraiser? Email us at pto@steugeneschool.org!


  • Chick-Fil-A - Quail Springs Mall - Wednesday, March 30th from 11am-7pm
  • Ted’s Cafe Escondido - N. May location - Thursday, April 6th from 5-9pm


Don’t forget our Simply Sign It fundraiser that you can purchase at any time for them to donate 25% back to our school!


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


Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 2-6, and we need your help! If you would like to join the committee, please email Andrea at Alswyden@gmail.com (this counts towards Time & Talent hours!).

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PTO Nominations

The executive board will be preparing the slate for next year‘s PTO board and committee soon. If you are interested in a position, please email pto@steugeneschool.org. You can see a list of current offices here: https://steugeneschool.org/pto
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Eagle Excellence

Have some news to celebrate? Let us know about your student's achievements, family joys, or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

News on Repeat

REFER YOUR FRIENDS!

You are our best school representatives! Please share with family and friends why you love St. Eugene! Encourage them to apply or take a tour. A successful referral could result in a tuition credit for your family! See the details in Mrs. Goldsworthy’s February 5th parent email.

Please Pray For...

Pray for peace in Ukraine. | Please pray for Mrs. Hackett who continues to recover from the side effects of COVID-19 and will be staying home to rest for a while. I Please pray for Mrs. Aleman’s mother who is very ill. | Please pray for Judy Seymour, grandmother of Isla and Lusiana. | Please pray for Linda Skinner, a mentor and dear friend to Mrs. Goldsworthy. She is going through chemo. | Please pray for the healing of Sasha, cousin to Mark Roby and granddaughter to Mrs. Neal. | Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Pray for those in our community who are quarantined, ill, or struggling to recover from COVID-19 | Pray for our staff, students, and their families.


If you would like to include something in the Prayer Requests section, please contact Kim Hattaway at media@steugeneschool.org.

Parish & Community News

DONATE PRE-FILLED EASTER EGGS! St. Eugene is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and is in need of pre-filled plastic eggs. Plastic eggs filled with goodies of choice can be dropped off to the church or school offices BY APRIL 11. Fillers like individually-wrapped chocolates, candies, gummies, snacks or small toys can all work. We will also need a few volunteers to help man the Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday after the 9:30 am Mass. Please contact Colleen de Keratry at stewardship@steugenes.org to volunteer or with any questions.


Communications Volunteers Needed - Are you creative with words, photos or design layout? St. Eugene is ramping up parish communications and needs volunteers to help make it happen. Please contact Colleen de Keratry at stewardship@steugenes.org and let's see how you might like to be involved.


Mobile Meals Seeking Volunteers! Meals on Wheels (formerly Mobile Meals) has been a volunteer ministry at St. Eugene Church since 1980. We deliver lunch every Monday to our homebound neighbors. We currently are in need of delivery drivers to deliver meals one Monday per month. We also need substitute drivers who could help as needed. If you are interested in helping, please call or text Peggy Berringer at 405-473-9928.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth Summer Camp Registration Open! We are excited to announce that registration is officially OPEN! Join us Summer 2022 in full capacity for a week of prayer, activities and friendship! Camp OLOG, which is located between Luther and Wellston approximately 45 minutes from Oklahoma City, offers students of all faiths an opportunity to attend. The camp is open to students who will be entering fourth through 12th grades in the 2022-23 school year. Camp will be facilitated by counselors, priests and seminarians and is designed to instill the values of the Catholic faith in an exciting, safe and supportive environment. Visit the website to see session dates and register!


Check the Monthly Minister’s Schedule! The minister’s schedule for St. Eugene is out for February, March and April. Make sure you check the schedule for your child’s name if they are an altar server. If your child no longer participates in this ministry, please secure a substitute for your assigned dates and update the church office. We are always looking for more volunteers to serve at weekend mass as lectors, cantors, altar servers, ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Vocare chalice recipients, and more. Contact the church office to find out how you can grow your spiritual life through greater participation in the mass!


Father/Son Retreat! A Father/son retreat will be held May 6-7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Camp. The retreat will be led by Dave DiNuzzo, founder of True Manhood Catholic Men's Ministry. For ages 10 and up, $25 per person. For questions, contact Deacon Joe Vandervort at jvandervort@archokc.org or 405-709-2714. Register at www.archokc.org/fathers

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