The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - Nov. 6, 2021

Important Dates

Sun., Nov. 7 - DST ends - fall back to Standard Time

Tues., Nov. 9 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Wed., Nov. 10 - Eat & Earn Panda Express on N. May (5-8pm)

Thurs., Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

Thurs., Nov. 11 - School Mass (8:15am)

Sat., Nov. 13 - Family Book Fair Shopping (by RSVP only, see below)

Sat., Nov. 13 - Turkey Bingo after 5pm Mass

Mon., Nov. 15-18 - School Book Fair

Mon., Nov. 15 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Ison!

Tues., Nov. 9 - Spirit Tee Tuesday & 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Nov. 16 - Family Book Fair Shopping (by RSVP only, see below)

Wed., Nov. 17 - PTO Eat & Earn at Chipotle

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Lunch Substitution

Wednesday the 10th will be a Ham sandwich instead of Turkey.

Veterans’ Day Mass

We would like to invite school parents who are Veterans or Active Duty Military to attend mass with us this coming Thursday, Nov. 11th. Our 8th grade SALT program will deliver a short presentation following mass, and will recognize our school Veterans and Military parents. Mass begins at 8:15am. Please have a seat in the back pews directly in front of the A/V room, or you may wait in the narthex for your student to enter if you would like them to sit with you. Thank you to all our family and friends who have served our country!

Save the Date for Turkey Bingo!

Our annual 8th Grade Turkey Bingo will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13th following 5pm mass! Our 8th graders will have food for sale, raffles, and of course a chance to win a turkey with a B-I-N-G-O! Fun for the whole family!

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The Book Fair is Coming!

Our library’s fundraiser, the Scholastic Book Fair, returns November 13-18! While we intend to keep shopping limited to students and staff during the school day, Mrs. Hattaway is offering opportunities for parents to visit the book fair outside of school hours.

Limited slots are available for family shopping Saturday, Nov. 13th and Tuesday, Nov. 16th. Please RSVP through the Sign Up Genius links for either shopping day. Please read the instructions and make sure you follow them so we all have a safe and enjoyable book fair experience. Online shopping is available November 12-25th. All online orders ship to home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading. Use this link so the school library receives credit for your purchases!

Don’t forget to set up an ewallet for your students (or contribute to a teacher or the library)! It’s incredibly easy, limits the cash sent to school, and Mrs. Hattaway loves it so much more than counting change. Looking forward to growing our students’ love of reading! Questions:

Looking For a Few Book Fair Volunteers!

Mrs. Hattaway is looking for a handful of volunteers for the book fair - Two to help set up on Thursday afternoon 11/11, one for Saturday 11/13 to help with morning sales, one for Tuesday 11/16 to help with afternoon sales, and two for tear down on Friday morning 11/19. Send an email to if you would like to help. You will earn Time & Talent hours.

SALT Volunteer Request!

Poinsettias and wreaths will be delivered sometime between Nov. 29 and Dec. 4. If you could be available to help unload the delivery and/or assist with distribution one or more days that week, please contact Brigitte Silvernail at and we’ll put you on the standby list. Once we have a specific delivery date, we’ll reach out to confirm your availability. Service hours available. Thank you!

8th Grade Fundraiser

Help support our St. Eugene 8th Grade Class by purchasing CSSE spiritwear eagle hats and the ever-popular, super durable trash bags! Proceeds from this hat and trash bag sale will help the CSSE 8th Grade Class pay for their year-end trip to Camp Classen as well as the traditional class gift to the school and/or parish.

Orders and payments are due by Friday, November 19th.

If you have any questions, email Jen Taylor at

Update on 4th Grade SALT Food Drive

The CSSE Food Drive organized by the 4th grade SALT program has come to a close, and WOW! On Thursday, 4th grade adjusted their goal to 3,000 after reaching 2,780 pounds of food. Well, our community responded in a BIG way on Friday!

Team Patrick finished in 5th place with a total of 628 pounds.
Team Aquinas finished in 4th with a total of 753 pounds.
Team Francis finished in 3rd place with 1,026 pounds.
Team Drexel finished in 2nd place with 1,098 pounds.
And the winning team of a free dress day is Team Kateri with a whopping 1,228 pounds. (We will send out a message with the date of the free dress day later).

The final result… As a school, we Eagles raised a total of 4,745 pounds!!! We smashed our original goal of 4,000 pounds! Thank you so much to everyone who helped us fight hunger!

Counseling Services

Calm Waters Counseling: If your student is going through any of the following losses: Death, Divorce, Foster Care & Adoption, Military, Deployment, Incarceration, and Deportation, they are eligible to receive counseling services through Calm Waters. Families must sign up on their own using the school address, and we must reach a certain number of student service requests for Calm Waters to contact us to set up a school group at our location. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Goga - The continued goal of all student support groups is to teach children coping skills that they will utilize for the rest of their lives. Register here (or Spanish version).

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!

  • November 10 at Panda Express on N. May 5-8pm
  • November 17 - PTO Eat & Earn at Chipotle

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

Eagle Excellence

Congratulations to the BMCHS Cross Country Team for their performance at State last weekend! We had several St. Eugene alumni compete, including Gracie Blevins, Andrew de Keratry, Henry Ison, and Torie Whitbeck.

Have you had a chance to check out the BMCHS Canned Food Drive Art Auction on Instagram? BMCHS students, including several eagle alumni, donated their artwork to raise money for those in need. Alumni artists include Ryan Hughes, auction committee chair Blayne Schwarz, and Ella Thomas. Check out alumni Rebecca Horn’s article in OKC Friday. @cfd_art_auction.

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

Please Pray For...

Please pray for the soul of Maggie Unrein’s grandmother who passed away this week. Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. | 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. | Continues to pray for the healing of Nick Aguilera, nephew of Mrs. Goldsworthy and alum of CSSE. | Pray for those in our community who are quarantined, ill, or struggling to recover from COVID-19 | Pray for those who have perished to COVID-19 and for their families who are grieving the loss of these loved ones. | Pray for our staff, students, and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate the beginning of a new 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

Community News

5th Grade Vocations Day A group of 5th Grade students from St Eugene participated in the inaugural Serra club of Oklahoma City 5th Grade Vocations Day. The event drew more than 150 5th graders from schools across the archdiocese for a day of learning about religious life and priesthood. Many students who participated had never met a habited religious sister. Please visit to learn how you can help build a culture of vocations discernment in the archdiocese.

Bishop McGuinness Open House Come visit BMCHS on Sunday, November 7. Prospective parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers, coaches, sponsors, counselors, and administration. There will be demonstrations in a wide variety of areas for you to see. The school will be open from 1-3 p.m. Please help us spread the word to anyone considering McGuinness next year or the coming years.

Cristo Rey’s Open House Cristo Rey OKC is hosting an Open House this Sunday, November 7th and wants YOU to be there! If you've ever thought about being a Cristo Rey Royal or know someone who would be a great fit for our school, come see us. Register here. Español 1-2pm, English 2:30-3:30pm.

Mount St. Mary’s Open House Join us for MSM Open House on Sunday, November 14, 2021! Stop by the MSM campus for Open House anytime between 1:00 - 4:00 pm! Teachers and students will take visitors on a guided tour of Mount St. Mary, including visits to our innovative classrooms, beautiful Commons, athletic facilities, and more all nestled on our beautiful campus. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you are making plans to join us for Open House, skip the lines and let us know you are coming by pre-registering. Pre-register through the link.
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