September 21, 2017

Letter from the Assistant Principal

Just Walk it
Walkathon 2017 is almost here! Please read the important update from Ms. Iacopelli above. The funds raised from the 2017 Walk-A-Thon will help to purchase valuable, educational resources that directly benefit all of our children. If you haven’t already done so, please register each student by clicking on this link. It will take you directly to the Walkathon Website registration page. When entering the information, please select your child’s homeroom teacher’s team.

NEW This Year: Each student can email a personalized fundraising link to solicit sponsors/pledges. All pledge dollars will also be collected electronically via this link. If every student asked 10 people for $10 donations he/she would raise $100 per student. What a gift to SPC!

EVERY STUDENT WHO RAISES AT LEAST $100 will receive an SPC drawstring bag!
The homeroom who raises the most amount of money will win a pizza party
The homeroom who completes the most number of laps will win a pizza party

Thank you for supporting SPC and Catholic education!
For details on Walkathon, click here. 

Volunteer for Walkathon - It's a really fun day so we'd love to have your help! The more the merrier. We're using SignUp.com to organize our volunteers.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/9570216317465340107 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Nicole O'Connor at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Eileen McManus at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we can sign you up manually. 


FUEL YOUR ENERGY FOR WALKATHON AND SUPPORT THE CLASS OF 2018

dq-kids-dessert-dilly1The Class of 2018 will be selling Dairy Queen Dilly Bars during lunch in both the EGC and UGC on Thursday, September 28th for $2/each. Come support the 8th grade class, enjoy some ice cream and fuel up for the upcoming Walkathon!

School Directory
Good news! The school directory is being printed as we speak! Printed copies will be sent home with your oldest/only child early next week.

If you purchased the online version, you should have already received an email giving you access. If you did not receive this email, please let Wendy Diez know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SPC Spirit Wear 
It's time to order your SPC Spirit Wear! Orders will be taken until October 2, 2017 - sorry, no exceptions. The orders will be received by November 1, 2017. Please return forms, along with cash or check, to the school office in an envelope marked Spirit Wear. Click here for your spirit wear order form. 

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day - Friday, October 6th
We look forward to welcoming the students' grandparents and grandfriends on Friday, October 6th! giving-tree

Daisies for Kindergarten Girls
Registration/Information Meeting for Parents of Kindergarten girls who would like to join Girl Scout Daisies.
When: Thursday, September 28th
Time: 7:00pm
Where: LMC/STEM Lab in the Upper Grade Center
Sarah Lally will be the leader.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please see this flyer for more details and information.  

SPC TECHNOLOGY NEWS!
St. Paul of the Cross School is continuing to expand its technology Infrastructure. Work 

FIber.jpghas been ongoing to bring fiber optic cable to our school campus. Teachers, parents, and students look for our school to provide high-quality, sustainable, dependable learning tools and cutting-edge connectivity that provides reliability, speed, and security. SPC is building a technology infrastructure for learning and communication in the future. AT&T has projected that we will go live in late October.

If you would like more information on this project please contact the business manager, Joan Macpherson at 847-825-7605 via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Athletic Board Information
The Athletic Directors are looking for people to assist with the athletic program in several areas. If you have an interest, we would like to have a meeting to discuss our needs. We would like to have a brief meeting on Monday, September 25th at 6:30 in the Jr.High Library. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested, even if you are unable to attend the meeting. 

Smart Tuition Important Notice
Smart Tuition invoices landed in some families' spam/junk accounts. Please be sure that smarttuition.com is on your safe senders list for your email security and check spam/junk folders just to be sure that the emailed invoices are coming through.

News from Smart Lunches 
Starting now, you can order delicious, nourishing & affordable lunches to be delivered directly to your child at St. Paul of the Cross. We're happy to announce a very special deal specifically for the families of St. Paul! With our best deal ever, you can get a lunch for only $5.49 which includes an entree, side, salty snack & drink of your choice! Please see the flyer attached for more details on this special offer. Visit www.smartlunches.com to place your order now!

What we deliver:
Rotating menu with a variety of hot and cold meals that kids love to eat
Nutrition kids need with healthy sides, no high-fructose corn syrup, and organic pasta daily
Worry-free service: we get it right, and your kids will love our lunches, or it’s on us!
It’s easy to order lunches:
You create an account and customize lunches at www.smartlunches.com.
We prepare lunches & deliver to St. Paul in temperature-controlled packaging.
Your child gets a tasty lunch.
September Smart Lunch Calendar 
Information on Smart Lunch at SPC

Soup-er Stadium Challenge!
Your donations have been pouring in! Thank you for your generosity in the Soup-er Stadium Challenge. This is an effort to help eliminate hunger and help those in need. Here at St. Paul of the Cross, we have decided to help our local community by filling the shelves of our parish food pantry.

After speaking with Mrs. Adrienne Timm, our St. Paul of the Cross Parish's social service ministry director, we have put together the most needed items and are dividing them amongst the different grade levels.

Certainly all donations are welcome and needed.

If you would like to participate in the Challenge, please have your child(ren) bring in his/her donation(s) to school anytime between September 12 – October 6. If you would like to make an online donation, please visit SouperStadiumChallenge.org. We thank you in advance for your support and generosity to helping those in need.

Preschool Toothbrushes        

Prekindergarten Toothpaste 

Kindergarten Kleenex 

Grade 1 Toilet Paper 

Grade 2 Paper Towels

Grade 3 Macaroni and Cheese

Grade 4 Cookies

Grade 5 Peanut Butter

Grade 6 Jelly squeeze bottles

Grade 7 Pasta sauce in cans

Grade 8 Dry Pasta

To watch a short video on this, please click here. 

Great News from our SPC Home & School Association!
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Below is the link. THANK YOU!

St. Paul of the Cross charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2497211

Pre-packaged School Supply Kits Update
SchoolKidz will not be able to replace missing items in a reasonable timeframe; therefore, we are asking parents to please purchase any missing items. Home & School Association is in the process of working out the details for reimbursement. If you have not already done so, families with missing items or kits should contact Lina Grigaitis at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Kathy Jefson at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Unfortunately, for those wishing to purchase assignment notebooks for grades 2-6, the school offices do not have any available. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.

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.

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

Loyola Academy Ramblerettes "Spooktacular" event - Sunday, October 15th
The Loyola Academy Ramblerettes are hosting thier annual sell-out "Spooktacular" event for all 3rd - 8th grade area girls on Sunday, October 15th from 1:15-4:00. Please click here for the details and registration form.

Loyola Cheerleading Kids Camp Saturday, October 7th - Girls age 6-14 
The Loyola varsity cheerleaders are conducting a cheer camp on October 7th, 2017. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn cheers to perform at the game (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Get to know the Loyola varsity cheerleaders and their coaches during a pizza lunch prior to the game (beginning at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Cheer at the first half of the Loyola varsity football game (1:30 p.m.)
  • Perform at half time of the Loyola varsity football game

Cost is $35 per cheerleader (includes lunch and a Loyola Academy cheer t-shirt) payable via credit card. Space is limited — Open to ages 6 to 14.
Click here for detailed information and to register. 

Saint Viator Prospective Parent Night 
for St. Paul of the Cross, Mary, Seat of Wisdom and St. Juliana Parents 
When: Monday, October 2nd - 7:30 pm 
Where: Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Clark Ministry Center

All parents are invited to attend.
Mr. Brain Liedlich, President, will talk about the outstanding Catholic
college preparatory education that is available at Saint Viator High School.
RSVP by registering at www.saintviator.com.

SAINT VIATOR HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 
Sunday, October 22nd 1-3 pm 
Monday, October 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm 
Come join us and learn why we were named an Apple Distinguished School and a two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to tour the school, meet current students, faculty, administration and coaches. Pre-registration is available at www.saintviator.com

Regina Dominican High School Dynamic Speaker Series
We have three dynamic speakers coming to present at Regina Dominican through our Leadership Institute and all are welcome to attend.
Please click on this link to see the flyer.

For more information, please log onto:
https://rdhs.org/leadership-institute/upcoming-events/

Niles Family Fitness Center is introducing Ballet Classes for 4-8 year olds.
For more information, please click on this link.  

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