The Eagle Express

November 11, 2022

Important Dates

Sat., Nov. 12 - Book Fair Open 9am-12pm

Sat., Nov. 12 - Turkey Bingo in school gym after 5pm mass

Mon., Nov. 14 - Fri. Nov. 18 - Book Fair Open

Tues., Nov. 15 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm dismissal

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

Tues., Nov. 15 - Tax Credit Scholarship Reception

Thurs., Nov. 17 - Donuts with Dad (7:00-7:55am)

Thurs., Nov. 17 - School mass (8:15am)

Thurs., Nov. 17 - Catholic School Principal’s Day

Fri., Nov. 18 - Substitute Educators Day

Fri., Nov. 18 - Last Day of Book Fair (closes 4pm)

Mon., Nov. 21 - Fri., Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Mon., Nov. 21 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Mejia!

Wed., Nov. 23 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Lunch Substitution

This coming Monday's lunch will be Corndogs, Macaroni & Cheese, Celery & Carrot Sticks, and a Dinner Roll.

Come and that B-I-N-G-O Tomorrow!

St. Eugene 8th graders will have food for sale, raffles and of course a chance to win a turkey when you get a BINGO! This is a wonderful event benefiting our parish school, and fun for the whole family. Please plan to join us for this St. Eugene tradition on Saturday, Nov. 12th immediately after the 5pm mass! Menu/ price list here.

Book Fair Opens Tomorrow Morning!

Our school’s Scholastic book fair opens tomorrow! Families are invited to come shop on Saturday morning, November 12th form 9am-12pm. This is the perfect time to pick up stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts! The book fair will be open to students during the school day, with shopping hours extended to one hour after dismissal from Mon. the 14th thru Fri. the 18th.

To give your kids more freedom and cut down on cash at school, please consider creating an ewallet for your student! They are very convenient, and Mrs. Hattaway will be able to look up and apply your student’s allowance at the register when they make purchases. You may also shop online through Nov. 25th while continuing to support our school.

Win-Win Tax Credit Opportunity!

CSSE received over $67,000 in tuition scholarships for students this past school year thanks to the OK Tax Credit Scholarship! When donors give to the scholarship fund, they receive a tax credit. In turn, they help a student receive a Catholic education at St. Eugene! This is ​vital to our mission to help​​ all students receive a Catholic education if that is their wish. Father Jim and Mrs. Goldsworthy will be hosting an informational reception in the Rectory next week for anyone who wants to explore the advantages of contributing to our CSSE Tax Credit Scholarship program. CLICK HERE to learn more, make a donation or share with others who may be interested! ​Visit our school’s TCS website.

Donuts with Dad!

Mark the date down for Donuts with Dad on Thursday, November 17th! PTO will have donuts in Ross Hall before school starts. Come and go between 7am-7:55am. After donuts, send the kids off to class, then move to the church for mass afterward if you can! Receive Time & Talent when you sign up to help set up, serve, or clean up.
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Show Your Sooner or Cowboy Spirit!

Didn’t make it to the Gala last spring to purchase a Bedlam Free Dress Day? You still have a chance to represent your favorite state university AND contribute to our gala fundraiser. You may send checks or cash to the school office with your student’s name by Friday morning, Nov. 18th. Students who purchase the Bedlam Free Dress Day may wear OU or OSU gear as part of their purchased free dress day on Friday, Nov. 18th. We’ll take a headcount of Sooners and Cowboys in the morning to see who wins Bedlam at CSSE! It’s been the Sooners every year since we launched the Bedlam Free Dress Day in 2016! Cost is $25 per student. Mrs. Goldsworthy will email a reminder soon to those who made the purchase at the gala.

More PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns

  • Johnnie’s (Britton AND May) - Wed., Nov. 23 all day

  • Tucker’s Onion Burger (Quail Springs) - Tues., Nov. 29

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

Time & Talent Ops!

Help at the Book Fair! The book fair is coming Nov. 12-18th! Earn a couple of Time & Talent hours at one of the most fun events of the year by signing up to help at the book fair! Must have current Safe Environment. Contact Mrs. Hattaway with any questions.

Volunteer to Help at Donuts with Dad! Receive Time & Talent when you sign up to help set up, serve, or clean up on Thursday, Nov. 17th.

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 on the following Fridays in the Bride's Room of the Church: Nov. 18, Dec 16, and into the second semester. Please contact Christie Ardoin if you can help in either capacity or for more information:

Eagle Excellence

Congrats to all our Eagle alumni who will be shining stars in the upcoming BMCHS musical, "Into the Woods." CSSE alumni cast members include Matthew Fowler, Blayne Schwarz, Brock Gowens, Lauren Kusel, Hope Barnes, Taylor Davidson, Ryan Hughes, and Helen Small! Check out their show next weekend!

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 by Candlelight! The word Advent means coming. During Advent, the Church prepares herself for the second coming of our Lord in all His glory while we remember the first coming of our Lord in humility at Christmas. Please join us at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in Ross Hall for a candlelit evening of prayer, song and reflections to prepare us spiritually for the Christmas season. You can sign up to attend individually or you can hostess a table for you and your friends. If you choose to hostess, you’ll provide wine, appetizers and desserts at a table for eight that you’ve also decorated. You can of course invite your friends to help. To hostess a table or to attend individually, please send an email to or call Karen Robinson at 405.802.4613.

St. Eugene Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Save the date for St. Eugene Parish Volunteer Appreciation Dinner taking place on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Ross Hall. More details to follow in the E-Pistle!

Interested in growing in holiness together with your spouse and building a community of fellow Catholic families? Come hear more about the growing Domestic Church movement!

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RSVP for Embrances! St. Eugene will be offering a revamped, yearlong marriage enrichment program called "Embraces" on the second Saturday of each month beginning Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, immediately following 5 p.m. Mass. The relaunch of this exciting and vital ministry has something for everyone, especially for couples with children needing time for themselves. We will start with a family-style gathering and dinner, followed by age-specific programs for all and FREE evening care for the couples until 10 p.m. for that much-needed date night. Please reserve your spots by RSVPing to ensure we have plenty of seating and materials available. We also need a head count on the children who will be our guests for the evening.

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 the mother of Mrs. Gruntmeir as she undergoes knee replacement surgery on Monday. | 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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