The Eagle Express

October 16, 2022

Important Dates

Oct. 14-17 - NO SCHOOL (Fall Break)

Tues., Oct. 18 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher PD)

Tues., Oct. 18 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. McCoy!

Wed., Oct. 19 - Happy Birthday, Fr. Jim!

Thur., Oct. 20 - School mass (8:15am)

Mon., Oct. 24 - SALT poinsettia & wreath orders due

Mon., Oct. 24 - 4th Grade SALT Food Drive begins

Tues., Oct. 25 - Spirit Tee Tues & 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Oct. 25 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wilson!

Wed., Oct. 26 - Eat & Earn at Johnnie’s

Thur., Oct. 27 - Schoolwide Rosary at 8:15am (no school mass)

Fri., Oct. 28 - Class Parties (details come from teacher)

Fri., Oct. 28 - Trunk or Treat from 6-8pm

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Free Dress Days for Hurricane Recovery

We are offering students and staff the option to purchase 3 Free Dress Days this coming week to help Diocese of Venice Catholic Schools help their families with immediate needs, and to start repairing and rebuilding damaged Catholic schools following Hurricane Ian. See details at this link.

If you would like your student to participate, please send a minimum donation of $10 per student (cash or check to St. Eugene), and your student may wear Free Dress (or regular uniform) on Wednesday, Oct. 19th through Friday, Oct. 21st. It will be a little cooler next week, so dress for the weather, follow all Free Dress Guidelines, and make an effort to dress nicely for Thursday mass.

Tax Credit Scholarship

​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. ​CLICK HERE to learn more, make a donation or share with others who may be interested!

Time & Talent Ops!

Fall Workday - If mums, pumpkins, and yard work are your thing, join us for a fall campus workday! We have several areas around the church and school that need a spruce up. Sign up to help tidy and plant, or sign up to bring items to help make CSSE lovely for the fall! Workday will begin at 9am on Saturday, Oct. 22nd.

School Library Volunteer - There are also several opportunities to earn Time & Talent by helping with library tasks. Many tasks are flexible, and some can be done at home! Sign up if interested, and Mrs. Hattaway will contact you when an opportunity arises that may interest you.

Coach a CSSE Basketball Team - Our basketball season is starting up soon, and we need coaches! Please fill out the coaching form if you are interested in coaching or assisting with a team. If you do not yet have Safe Environment updated for this school year, please fill out the SE google form, and Jen Goodrich will get back to you with instructions.

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: Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec 16 and into the second semester. Please contact Christie Ardoin if you can help in either capacity or for more information:

Green Team Sign Up - NEW DATE

Green Team will begin meeting one Thursday each month beginning October 27th! We will meet in the school library on October 27th from 3:00pm-4:15pm. Please sign up to attend! For safety purposes we must have your signup genius RSVP to attend each meeting.

Join us each month for different activities to help keep our earth green! October’s meeting will be an opportunity to clean up our campus with a fun Trash Scavenger Hunt!

New this year, we are looking for Middle School Green Team small group leaders. You can get service hours by attending our meetings and leading our younger students in small group activities. Email if you are interested!

Athletics Newsletter & Basketball Sign Up

Signs are open for CGSAA Basketball! Please fill out the basketball form to sign up your 2nd-8th student to play. We also need coaches for all grade levels - see above Time & Talent Ops and check out the CSSE Athletics October newsletter!

SALT Poinsettia and Wreath Sale!

We are bringing back our Christmas poinsettia and wreath fundraiser for SALT! Start sharing our poinsettia and wreath order form with local friends and family who may want to order! Orders and payment due by Monday 10/24. We have had several school families successfully take orders and payment from friends and family, then place one order to distribute later. Orders should arrive at the church for pick up late November or early December. All the profits will help fund our SALT program. If you have questions, contact Colleen de Keratry. Share our link:

New MS Girls Ministry!

BLAZE is a ministry specifically created for tween/teen girls by Walking with Purpose. The mission of BLAZE is to use Scripture to speak truth into the hearts of young girls who are bombarded by lies about their true worth and beauty.

Through the BLAZE “Belong” curriculum, girls will receive practical teaching in an engaging way –to help them navigate social media, identity issues, and the drama of friendships. Each lesson compares the lies of this world with the truth found in Scripture to strengthen girls’ emotional health and spiritual resilience.

Weekly gatherings will take place on Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m., starting October 24, 2022.

Sign up your 6th, 7th or 8th grade daughter for BLAZE or learn more by contacting JanneClare Garza & Krysta Ann Orscheln at or call Colleen de Keratry in the parish office at 405-751-7115. Cost is $60 and includes all materials (make checks payable to St. Eugene). Contact us if cost is an issue; we won’t let that stop a good thing!

Trunk or Treat!

Trunk or Treat is coming up soon! Save the date for Friday, Oct. 28th, and sign up to host a trunk!
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More PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns

  • Johnnie’s (Britton and May locations) - Wed., Oct. 26th all day
  • Ted’s Cafe (150th & Penn) - Wed., Nov. 2 from 5-9pm
  • Panda Express (140th & May) - Wed., Nov. 9 all day

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

Eagle Excellence

Way to go, Zander Pruden! Our 8th grade eagle represented CSSE at Christ the King’s run last week, and placed 1st in the 1 mile run! He also placed 14th in the Junior High Meet in Chickasha this past week!

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

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!

Parish News

Sign Up as a Children’s Liturgy Volunteer! At weekend mass, our youngest children get the opportunity to hear the readings and gospel in a gentler way designed just for them. Sign up to lead a small group of children ages four to second grade in teaching and discussion about the Sunday Readings. The commitment is once a month. There are openings for 5 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass - all Saturdays except third Saturday of the month; 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass - openings for second Sunday of the month; 5 p.m. Sunday Mass - openings at all Masses. Questions? Contact Judi Wilkinson at

View the Latest St. Eugene E-Pistle! - The E-Pistle comes out every Monday and Thursday. Catch up on parish news and notes from our priests at the church’s website!

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!

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. 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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