October 5, 2017

Letter from the Principal 

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day - Tomorrow!
We look forward to welcoming the students' grandparents and grandfriends tomorrow!  Please click here to view and download the invitation.


Soup-er Stadium Challenge! We are collecting through tomorrow, October 6th
Your donations have been pouring in! Thank you for your generosity in the Soup-er Stadium Challenge. Please click here for more information. 

Walkathon - Our Walkathon was held last Friday and it was truly a remarkable day. A very special thank you to the Home and School Association, the co-chairs, Eileen McManus and Nicole O’Connor, our parent volunteers, students, faculty, staff, and administration! What an amazing effort put forth by everyone to raise pledges for the 2017 Walkathon. We are sincerely grateful to all of the donors for supporting our students in their mission. 

We are still finalizing the pledges, but we know that this has been a record year! You can continue to turn in pledges or pledge online through October 6th. If you still wish to make a donation, please click on this link which will take you to the Make a Donation page. Please type in the student's last name.

We will be announcing the winners of our team and individual contests at an all school assembly in the next week. 
Photos from Walkathon 2017 

Early Childhood Night of Information for Prospective Families Thursday October 12th
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Bulletin Night of Information Oct.2017

St. Paul of the Cross School is pleased to announce upcoming important dates if you are considering enrolling your child in our Early Childhood program for the 2018-2019 school year. 

October 12, 2017 – Early Childhood Night of Information
This event is for prospective parents considering Preschool, Prekindergarten, and/or Kindergarten. Please join us and meet our administration, Early Childhood teachers, and other SPC parents to learn all about SPC's Early Childhood offerings. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

October 18, 2017 – Monthly Tour of the School and Early Childhood Classroom Observations
During your visit you will observe classes in session and have an opportunity to discover SPC in action. Tour 9:00-10:00 a.m. Classroom Observations 10:00-11:00 a.m.

November 1, 2017 through February 15, 2018 – Applications will be accepted in the first round of open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. 

SPC Cultural Fair 2017: The Broadway Beat!

Featuring songs & dances across the history of Broadway starring all students in grades 3-5, the SPC Choir, & Chamber Singers. Cultural Fair Invite- The Broadway Beat

When: Wednesday, October 25 @ 7pm
Where: Morello Parish Life Center Gym

Join us for a concert celebrating the history of Broadway.
Featuring songs from:
The Prince of Egypt, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Annie,
Grease, The King and I,
No, No Nanette, Annie Get Your Gun, Rent,
Les Miserables, and a medley by composer, Richard Cohen.

For students in grades 3-5 click here for information on what to wear.

All are welcome! Please click here to download the invitation flyer. 

SPC Athletics Family Passes for admission to all home games are now on sale. $15 for basketball season/$25 for basketball and volleyball. Please send your check payable to SPC Athletics to school in an envelope marked "SPC Athletics Pass, Attention: Siobhan Haugh" on or before October 17th. If you have any questions, email Siobhan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

Bricks 4 Kidz Fall Session Grades K-4
STEM Based Motorized Model Building with Lego Bricks, Gears & Motors
Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide students the opportunity to build motorized model builds using Lego bricks, gears and motors. Our programs are built around proprietary model kits, plans and STEM curriculum, designed by teachers, architects and engineers. The
activities are interactive, hands-on and engaging to promote learning in a fun way! Each 1-hour class begins with a 15 minute lesson plan about the theme of the day. Followed by
a motorized model build & explorative play.
Enrollment is open to Kindergarten – 4th grade
Please click here for the details and enrollment information.

From the 8th Grade
On behalf of the class of 2018--a big thank you for making dilly bar day such a huge success! We sold over 450 dilly bars! Your support of our fundraising efforts is greatly appreciated!

From the Parish

The Parish Food Pantry Needs our Help!
Our families are holding steady at 125. Each household receives 3 double bags filled with food each month and the holidays will be here soon. We really need these bags!

We use 600 brown handled grocery bags each month and our
supply is running low again. They may be left in the food boxes
in church, at the rectory, or dropped through the slot
outside the food pantry.
Thanks in advance for your help!

Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza 
On Friday, October 27th, as part of our year-long organ dedication celebration, St. Paul of the Cross will be hosting “Pedals, Pipes & Pizza.” The event is especially geared toward our youth and willPPP Half Bulletin include a pizza dinner, an organ recital by young organists, and will end with trick or treating in the church parking lot. If attending the pizza dinner, there is a cost of $5.00 per attendee. To attend this event, families must register online through our church website. http://spc-church.org/about/news/972-pedals-pipes-pizza




You are invited to the St. Paul of the Cross Seminar Series- “Where Work Meets Faith.”
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
SPC Holy Family Chapel (lower church at 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, Il. 60631)

You are invited to the St. Paul of the Cross Seminar Series-“Where Work Meets Faith.” The Seminar Series is about using the gifts that God gave you to build up community. Each series will feature presenters who will tell real life stories and how their faith played an important role. Hearing many different stories in our Seminar Series may increase connections among us that will bring us all closer together increasing our sense of community. Each presenter will answer questions from the audience at the end of their presentation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. About our Presenters:

Marilyn Underwood, a pro life prayer warrior, will share a story of challenge. Hear how God confronted her with love to be in a different role on her pro life journey and how humble she felt being used. Understand the core of her passion to save the unborn. Explore deeply spiritual tips from this woman for others.

Joanne Scarpelli, administrative assistant at an Illinois Drivers Facility, will share a story of omission that led to deeper relationship. Embrace her compassion. Hear tips for all who use an Illinois Drivers Facility.

Steve Ek, Owner of Ek Automotive, will share a story of using welding skill to help an old friend. Hear this Renaissance man describe the unusual outcome. Understand how taking the monetary value out of preferred work can be a game changer. Learn why Steve is sharing his gifts with everyone.

The event’s social benefit is getting to know each other better. The more we know about each other, the more opportunity we have for being connected. Go to www.Loquate.TV to hear these “Inspiring and Practical” talks. Better yet, come in person. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann or Jeff Liautaud 773-621-0863. We look forward to seeing you.


From the Community 

Saint Patrick High School would like to invite all 6, 7, & 8th grade boys and their parents to our final Open House of the year taking place on Thursday, October 12 from 6-8pm. 

We hope you are able to join us to see the new STEAM Lab and curriculum, learn more about year two of the INCubator program, and meet many of our current faculty, staff, parents, and students. 

Parking will be available in either school lot, as well as the US Bank parking lot just east of the school on Belmont.

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. 

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.

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

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