September 28, 2017

Letter from the Assistant Principal

Walkathon 2017 is tomorrow! Thanks to all who've been raising pledges! What a thrill to see our Walkathon goal thermometer keep rising! Please read the important update from Ms. Iacopelli in the Assistant Principal letter 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. 

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. Please click here to view and download the invitation.

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ATHLETICS - Please consider getting involved
The Athletic Committee is looking for 6-8 people willing to take on simple tasks to help make the program run smoothly this year. We are in need of supervisors at the gym during the games, which are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays and Sundays. There are a total of 21 dates from mid-October to mid-December. We also need someone to keep the shelves stocked in the concessions. We will be having a brief meeting on Monday, Oct. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in A/B Meeting Rooms in the UGC. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are able to help out. Thanks in advance!

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. 
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Please see this flyer for more details and information.  

Grades 2-6 planners have arrived!
Planners are available for anyone who wants to purchase one for $10
The EGC office will have Gr. 2-6 planners
The UGC office will have Gr. 2-6 planners and Gr. 7-8 planners

T.R.I.P. - Tuition Reduction Incentive Program
Gift cards make great gifts! Purchase them through the St. Paul of the Cross Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.) Service. TRIP is a fundraiser that gives participating families the opportunity to earn tuition credit and also raise funds for our school. Click here for more information.

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.

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

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

Pedals, Pipes, & Pizza
A Youth Organ Recital
Friday, October 27 • 6 - 8 p.m.
Featuring: Charlie Carpenter, Gwendolyn Wolski, and Kenobi Carpenter

Bring the whole family for a fun evening of pizza, music, & trunk or treating! The cost is $5 per family member. Please register on this link.
Schedule of Events:
Family Pizza Dinner: 6 – 6:45 p.m. (Duffin Hall)

Youth Organ Recital: 7 - 7:45 p.m. in the (Upper Church)

Trick-or-Treating in SPC Parking Lot:7:45 p.m. (Main Parking Lot)
Questions? Contact Ed Eicker
All Children must be accompanied by an adult for the full duration of the event

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
Open House Invitation

Regina Dominican High School Volleyball Clinic for 6th-8th Graders
Friday, October 13th
6-8pm
Please click here for more information!

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/