The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - January 22 2021

Important Dates

Fri. Jan. 22 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Blair!

Fri., Jan. 22 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd & Middle School)

Tues., Jan. 26 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Jan. 26 - Eat & Earn at Panda Express 5-9pm (N. May only)

Wed., Jan. 27 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations)

Thurs., Jan. 28 - Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas

Thurs., Jan. 28 - 8:15am School Mass (1st & 3rd-5th)

Fri., Jan. 29 - 8:15am School Mass (2nd & Middle School)

Sat., Jan. 30 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Schmidt!

Sat., Jan. 30 - Grounds clean up at noon

Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 - Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Parking Lot Protocol

School hours may end at 3pm, but students in Extended Care are still on campus and on the playground. Please drive with caution when picking up your child from Extended Care or when headed to basketball practice. Our children are walking to and from the playground for several hours after school, and we want them to be safe. Stick to the designated driveways, don’t cut through the lot, look out for children, and please drive at a reasonable speed.

Catholic Schools Week

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week begins Jan. 31st and runs through Feb. 6th. It’s our opportunity to celebrate our students, families, parishioners and community members. We have some fun optional dress up days and activities planned! Pull out those CSSE yard signs to display, or contact to purchase.
Catholic Schools Week 2021

Coin Drive Starting on Monday!

Our school is holding a coin drive starting Monday the 25th, so check pockets, couch cushions and under car seats! The coin drive will run through the end of Catholic Schools Week with proceeds going to support the Friends of Bolivia orphanage. Usually our 5th graders help raise money for this cause through the school store, which did not get to open this year. If you are interested in making a matching donation for one day’s collection or the duration of the coin drive, please contact Students may drop off change in the jug in the school library or in the jug by Mrs. Wilson & Mrs. Price’s room.

Clean Up for Catholic Schools Week!

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 12pm

2400 Hefner Road

The Village, OK

Join us at noon on Saturday, Jan. 30th for a clean up day. Since Catholic Schools Week is coming up, let’s get together and help our campus look its best! We need to spread mulch, move downed limbs, pick up trash and prune whatever damaged limbs within reach. Please sign up and let us know you are coming.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The Return of the Gala!

Due to rescheduling and COVID-19, we haven’t had our annual school and church fundraising gala since the Fall of 2018! We are ready to bring back this event, but with concessions for safety. Save the date for our VIRTUAL St. Eugene Gala - April 17, 2021! Our gala committee will send out more info soon!

Eagle Expo!

The Eagle Expo, which usually occurs during Catholic Schools Week, has been postponed at this time. Never fear! Eagle Expo has only been delayed, and will take place in late March. Details will go out at a later date.

In Case You Missed It - School News on Repeat

Enrollment for Returning CSSE Families Early enrollment of returning students for the 2021-22 school year has begun. Families may login to FACTS to register their existing students. After February 12th, your currently enrolled child’s spot will not be guaranteed, so please complete registration soon. Families should also complete an application for any siblings in order to receive preference in the review process. We will begin reviewing new student applications on February 13th. The registration fee for the coming school year will not be billed through FACTS until May of 2021. Enroll by Feb. 12th for the early bird discount. After Feb. 12th, you will be billed the regular registration fee.

Refer Your Friends! We are currently accepting new student applications for the coming school year. We love it when our current school families help us bring new students to The Catholic School of St. Eugene! To show our appreciation, we created a referral program. Check it out at this link!

Calling all technology minded individuals! We would still like one or two others with some tech savvy to join our tech team! 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 are willing to play some of the liturgical music, please let Mrs. Goldsworthy know.

PTO News

Cookbooks are Here! Our much anticipated CSSE cookbook has arrived! We have a limited amount, so don't miss out! Please fill out this form to order. Cookbooks will be sent home in students' bags.
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Eat & Earn at Panda Express! Dine in or order out from Panda Express on N. May on Tuesday, Jan. 26th from 5-9pm. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school! Use the code 320136 to place an online order.

Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s! Wednesday, Jan. 26th, order out or dine in any time at Johnnie’s - Britton and May locations. Mention St. Eugene when you order so a portion of proceeds come back to our school!

Spiritwear! PTO will be placing an order for new cool weather spirit wear! Be on the lookout for the new designs and order form going out soon!

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

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

Parish News

Book Study Groups Forming! It's a new year and another chance to grow closer to Jesus by strengthening our prayer lives. Join us beginning in February for a small group study on the new book, "I Heard God Laugh," by Matthew Kelly, available in both English and Spanish in the Narthex. We're looking for participants as well as a few folks willing to lead a small group either in person or via Zoom. A study guide will be provided consisting of seven sessions, so small groups can meet once a week or once a month. If you'd like to participate or lead a group, please call or email Nicole Hughes at 405-361-2359 or

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 the repose of the soul of Jerry Vandiver, great-grandfather (Popi) of Alaina and Davyn Schoppa, who passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife at his side. | Please pray for the repose of the soul of Hayes and Archer Pursell’s great-grandmother, Martha Haag. She passed away last week with her family close by. | Please pray for those in our community with COVID-19. | Please pray for those in our community with COVID-19. | Please pray for Mrs. Wilson’s parents, Johnnie & Marian Spears, who are battling COVID-19. Johnnie is especially struggling as he is also dealing with dialysis. | Please pray for Rhett Hopper and his parents, Nick and Kathleen. They all continue to battle COVID-19. Rhett was in our preschool program last year, but was unable to attend in person this year due to being in a high risk category. | Please pray for Mrs. Lupp's cousin, Jeff Scales, who is still recovering following his battle with COVID-19. He is still on a ventilator. | Please pray for Ava & Ashlyn Ward's mom, Kim Ward, who has COVID-19. | Please pray for Atticus and Silas Mullings grandfather, Bill Linke. He is in the hospital following a fall that broke his femur. | 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, students and their families. May God grant us all patience and wisdom as we navigate this difficult time. 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

  • My Child is Ill. What Do I Do? Allergies or COVID? Stomach bug or COVID? It can be hard to decipher what ailment might be affecting your child. We have created some graphics and flowcharts to help you navigate what steps to take when your child or someone in your household is feeling unwell. Please report concerns or questions about illness to Mrs. Goldsworthy at, and she will consult with our response team - Mrs. O'Connell and Mrs. Rischard. ALWAYS fill out and submit the Absentee Form (or call Ms. Patrick in the office), then notify your child’s homeroom/house teacher each day of absence.

  • 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 send 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!