August 24, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

A very fond farewell to Mrs. Jacobs
After 28 years at St. Paul of the Cross School, Mrs. Kathleen Jacobs has decided to enjoy some free time with her friends and family. It is called Retirement!

Since this was a recent decision, we were not able to honor Mrs. Jacobs at our end of the year all school Mass. We would like to acknowledge her dedication, commitment, and love she has shown to SPC students for over 28 years!!

We will be compiling words of remembrance, special thoughts and wishes or fond memories to share with her. If you would like to share with us, please send your words, letters, or cards to the school office c/o Linda Foy and have Mrs. Jacobs name on the envelope. We will be presenting her with a basket full of these wishes at a faculty party in her honor.

Choir  Open to students in Grades 5-8

Thursdays 3-4pm in the Music Room Beginning August 31st Choir participants sing at Cultural Fair, the Christmas Program and at every all school mass & other school events, participate in the Loyola Academy Choral Fest, have opportunities to read at every all school mass gaining public speaking skills, rehearse audition materials for the musical during choir practice, take mock auditions for the musical to try & alleviate the typical feelings associated with any audition: fear & anxiety. Choir members also have other opportunities to sing outside of SPC.

Please click here for Choir permission slip.

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SPC CHAMBER SINGERS - Open to All 8th Grade Students

Rehearsals:
Beginning August 31st Monday and Thursday During Lunch/Recess in the Music Room
Must bring a nut-free lunch
Thursdays 3-4pm in the Music Room

The Chamber Singers is a new group this year at SPC! Chamber Singers will sing a reflection piece at all school masses, will sing special songs at Cultural Fair and the Christmas Program along with the pieces the SPC Choir sings at each concert. Chamber Singers will participate in the Loyola Academy Choral Fest, sing at Summit Retirement and other events

Please click here for more details and permission slip.


SPC ATHLETICS - It's Time for SPC Basketball!

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We will be having Basketball splits on Monday, August 28th, beginning at 5:00.

4th Grade Boys 5:00-5:30
5th Grade Boys 5:30-6:00
6th Grade Boys 6:00-6:30
7th Grade Boys 6:30-7:00

Please have the boys come to the Gym for evaluation, the coaches will then split the teams and contact the students by the end of the week.

If you are unable to attend the splits please contact Mrs. Ufheil before August 28th.
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Girls do not need to split their teams because we only have enough for one team.

ART CLUB - Grades 7-8

Art club will be held for students in grades 7th and 8th that have a strong interest in art. In art club we will do more sophisticated projects, work together, individually, and learn more about different art medias and techniques. Students will have more choice in their projects in Art Club. Our goal for this year to to go out into the community with our artwork.

Art Club will meet every other Monday from 3:00-4:00 in room 124.
Please click here for the schedule and permission slip.

Chess Program - Grades 1 - 8

Registration for the Fall 2017 after school chess program begins today! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 9/12/17 to 11/28/17. Click here for the flyer and information. 

SPC Band - Grades 4-8

The St. Paul of the Cross Band program is open to students in grades 4-8 who are interested in learning to play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Band is offered through Band on Parade, and classes are taught by Mr. St. Germain. B.O.P. classes have been designed for students to learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument and to develop the skills needed to play in a concert band, small ensemble, and as a soloist.
Click here for more information on Beginning Band.
Click here for more information on Senior Band and Small Group Lessons.

SPC Home & School Association - All Parents Are Welcome! 

Welcome back St. Paul of the Cross families! And a very special WELCOME to our new families. Home & School officers are very excited to be back in the swing of things, getting ready for another wonderful year with our school community. It’s never too early to start planning! For those of you looking for opportunities to volunteer, please note the openings listed on this flyer. Feel free to contact any member of Home & School with questions. Looking forward to another GREAT year at SPC!
Jeanne McKenna – president ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Liz Meyer – vice president ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Nicole O’Connor – secretary ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Renee Tarasievich –treasurer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Tiny Tigers - Parents/Caregiver-Tots Program

St. Paul of the Cross School invites parents or caregivers and their children aged 9 months to 3 years to join us for Tiny Tigers! Spread the word and share with your friends. 
Tiny Tigers is an opportunity for gross motor play, music and movement, an introduction to group activities and a social opportunity for you and your child.
When: Fridays 9-10 a.m. on regularly scheduled school days
Where: St. Paul of the Cross School, Parish Life Center Gym
Cost: $20/child for fall 2017 session
Drop-ins $5.00/visit
Fall Session will meet on the following dates: 9/8, 9/15, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10
Please complete registration form and return it to the school office.

Update on School Supply Kits - 

To all who purchased the pre-packaged school supply kits and have missing items, please email our parent volunteer, Lina Grigaitis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , a list of missing supplies and your order number. Please indicate if you want reimbursement for these items or if you want the items sent to your home.

Click here to read letter sent from the school supply company.

From the Parish

Come Sing with the St. Paul of the Cross Children’s Choir
Open to all students in Grades 2-6

 

From the Community

Niles Park District and IceLand are excited to offer skating and hockey programs at IceLand for their fall session. 
Intro to Hockey
Learn to Skate