The Eagle Express

January 13, 2023

Important Dates

Mon., Jan. 16 - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Mon., Jan. 16 - Happy birthday, Miss Tener!

Jan. 17th-Feb. 3rd - MAP Assessment window for CSSE (1st-8th)

Tues., Jan. 17 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Thurs., Jan. 19 - School Mass (8:15am)

Fri., Jan. 20 - Happy birthday Mrs. Bailor & Mrs. Patrick!

Tues., Jan. 24 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Tues., Jan. 24 - Deadline to sign up for CSSE Spelling Bee (2nd-8th)

Wed., Jan. 25 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations)

Thurs., Jan. 26 - School Mass (8:15am)

***Jan. 29-Feb. 4 - Catholic Schools Week***

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

Tues., Jan. 31 - Spirit Tee Tuesday/2pm Dismissal

Thurs., Feb. 2 - School Mass (8:15am)

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

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Out With the Old, In With the Used!

Do you have outgrown uniform items in good, clean condition? Pass on the Plaid! Drop off items at the school office Jan. 23rd-27th for the PTO Uniform Closet! PTO will sort items, and have them available for free shopping after school on Feb. 3rd. Please do not drop off items after the 27th (so we can keep the front office area tidy). If you forget, bring items to the Uniform Closet in the meeting rooms on Feb. 3rd. The PTO Uniform Closet will be open for free shopping after carpool ends on Friday, Feb. 3rd. Park in the north lot, enter the north doors next to the music room, then turn left to go to the meeting rooms across from the gym.

New Year, New Devices?

Did your child receive a new device for Christmas? Remember, students may not bring a cell phone/device to school without a release form on file in the office. Cell phones/devices should be turned off and stored in bags during the school day. Students do not need to be on personal devices at all during the school day, and that includes cell phones, smart watches, etc. If it can’t be switched off, it should not be at school. Per school policy, the school has the right to confiscate any personal devices that interfere with learning.

Carpool Reminders

Please remember to stay off cell phones once you enter our school pick up and drop off lines. This is a rule outlined in our carpool procedures to ensure you are alert and paying attention. Also, try to minimize the space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. This helps shorten the line so no one blocks traffic on Greystone. Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff safe!

Apply for the Yearbook Committee!

Are you a 7th or 8th grade student interested in helping create our school yearbook? Fill out the yearbook application & submit by Jan. 17th for consideration for our Yearbook Committee! Committee size is limited, so apply soon! The Yearbook Committee will meet late January through April. Details available on the application page, or email Mrs. Hattaway with questions.

Art Club - Enroll for February!

*Art Club for 3rd-8th grade students will resume in February, and we are making a few changes! Art Club is moving from Wednesdays to Fridays, but the times will be the same. We will begin right after carpool and end at 4:30. The first day of Art Club next month will be Friday, February 3rd.

*Starting next month it will be highly encouraged to enroll only if your student can attend all 4 weeks. Refunds will not be available after February 3rd. We will be working on some guided projects so attendance will be important. The students will still have some time for independent projects as well!

*Art Club fee for February will be $60 and can be paid through venmo to Kara-Lane-20 or you can drop off a check to the office made out to Kara Whitmire with "Art Club-(student's name)" in the memo section. Please have your enrollment form filled out and fee paid by Friday, February 3rd to reserve your student’s space. Email any questions to

Sign up for February Art Club.

What’s the B-U-Z-Z?

Our Archdiocesan Spelling Bee is coming up soon, which means we will hold our school bee in the next few weeks! If your child is interested in participating in their grade level bee, they may begin reviewing their grade level list. The top two students in each division (2nd-8th grade) will go on to represent St. Eugene in the Archdiocesan level bee on March 1st. Participation in the school bee is voluntary. Please fill out this participation form by Tuesday, Jan. 24 if your student would like to participate in their grade level bee.

8th Grade Baseball

8th grade students enrolled in CGSAA schools or who have completed early enrollment at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School are eligible to play junior high baseball! Weekly practices take place at MSM with games played at local schools. Link to baseball league info and sign up form.

K & 1st Grade Basketball Clinic

CGSAA is hosting a basketball clinic for Kindergarten and 1st grade students! Work on fundamentals (passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, defense, etc) and practice playing some 3x3 scrimmages!

Saturday, January 14th - 9-10 am at Rosary

Saturday, January 21st - 9-10 am at St. Philip Neri

The cost of the clinic will be $25 total, which includes both days. Please pay by cash or check when you arrive at the gym. Checks should be made payable to CGSAA. Sign up at CGSAA K/1 Basketball Clinics ( Clinics limited to the first 50 kids to sign-up due to space limitations. Contact with questions.

Save the Date for Catholic Schools Week!

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of Catholic education and the people who make it possible! Catholic Schools Week 2023 is Sunday, January 29th through February 4th. We will need some volunteers to help with a couple of projects during the week. See the CSW Volunteer Sign Up, and let us know if you can help.

Here is a quick list of dress up days and activities so you can plan ahead!

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CSW Parent Dinner!

Save the date for the kick off to Catholic Schools Week Parent Dinner! It will be Saturday, January 28th. Details to follow!

Winter MAP Assessments

It is very important your child is present, healthy, and well-rested on assessment days. Please try to avoid appointments or late arrivals on MAP days. Our Archdiocesan-assigned time for winter MAP assessments is January 17th-February 3rd. We will share results with guardians later this year.

Gala Masquerade!

Save the date for our annual St. Eugene Gala! Join other adults for a night of good food, great auction items, and lots of fun games on Saturday, March 25th at the Embassy Suites! This year’s theme is a masquerade! The gala committee is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Gala committee. To volunteer, contact by January 17, 2023. We need volunteers willing to help with sponsorships, acquisitions, decor, day of event & much more!

School Swag

The 8th grade class is still a little bit shy of their fundraising goal for Camp Classen, graduation, and class gift to the school. If you would like to help, 8th grade still has school spirit items for sale. Contact Danielle Stone if you want to purchase any of the following:

  • CSSE fleece blankets - $20 (great for those chilly early spring soccer & baseball games!)
  • CSSE plastic tumblers - $4 each or 4 for $15
  • CSSE logo socks - $14/pr (uniform approved, limited sizes and styles available)
  • CSSE logo or eagle decal - $3 each or 2 for $5
  • Eagle logo baseball caps - Kids $10/Adults $15

Re-Enrollment & Sibling Applications for 2023-2024

We will be sending out the link to re-enroll current students for the coming school year soon. If you do not plan to return, please let the school office know so we can better track available seats.

For current families interested in applying for acceptance for another child at St. Eugene in the 2023-24 school year, now is a good time to fill out an application. Filling out an application now will put you at the top of the list for review when we offer seats. Also, if you have friends and family interested in having a student attend CSSE, tell them to fill out an inquiry, and save the date for our prospective family open house on Sunday afternoon, February 5th!

PTO News

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

  • Johnnies (Britton and May locations) - Wed., Jan. 25th all day

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

Eagle Excellence

Things went just swimmingly for 7th grade student Allie Blaik this week! She earned two gold and a bronze medal at the Special Olympics state swim meet! Go Allie!

Congrats to CSSE alumni 2022 John Nguyen! As a BMCHS freshman, he broke the school’s swim record for the 200 IM this past 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

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! Nicole & Matt Hughes will share their story and explain the basic practices of the movement at an informational session at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Hughes’ home. Refreshments will be served. Contact Nicole Hughes at 405-361-2359 or to RSVP.
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Please Pray For...

Please pray for the Selma, AL family and friends of Mrs. Fischer affected by this week's tornado. May they all be safe and recover quickly from the damage. | Please pray for the mother of Mrs. Aleman for improved health. | 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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