October 12, 2017

Letter from the Principal

Early Childhood Night of Information for Prospective Families Tonight!
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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. 

Panino's Pizzeria - Through tonight, October 12th.

Join us for our first restaurant fundraiser of the school year! Get your out of uniform pass for Monday, October 16! DELIVERY, PICK-UP OR DINE-IN ALL DAY!
Wednesday, October 11 & Thursday, October 12
Paninos Park Ridge 28 S. Fairview in Park Ridge
847-823-3450 Open 11am to 9pm www.paninospizzeria.com

*Please mention St. Paul of the Cross and refrain from using coupons or 3rd party ordering services (GrubHub, etc.) No, time orders, time will be given once order is placed.


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. 

The Media Club and the Fine Arts Committee will be offering Cultural Fair DVD's for purchase.
To purchase, please see this order form link.


The goblins are roaming the halls to prepare for SPC’s annual Fun Fair, which will be held on Friday, October 27th during school hours. Sponsored by the Home & School Association, Fun Fair provides a day of fun for the children in a carnival-like atmosphere. Click the attached information document for more details. We are also asking each student to bring in TWO bags of “fun size” or “snack size” treats (no more than 6 bags per family). No individual or unwrapped candy please. Please bring candy to the EGC or UGC office no later than October 26th.

· PS/PreK Goldfish or Pretzels
· Kindergarten Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses (ONLY THOSE WRAPPED IN SILVER FOIL PLEASE)
· Grade 1 Junior Mints
· Grade 2 Milk Duds
· Grade3 Whoppers
· Grade 4 Sour Patch Kids
· Grade 5 Nerds/Laffy Taffy
· Grade 6 Smarties and Sweet Tarts
· Grade7 Tootsie Pops/Dum Dum lollipops/Tootsie Rolls
· Grade 8 Skittles/Twizzlers

A raffle is held during Fun Fair. The raffle is dependent on family donations and has been a successful fundraiser for school resources. Please consider donating gift cards, to any store or restaurant in $5-$10 denominations. PLEASE NOTE: We will only be accepting gift card donations and no longer accepting games, toys or athletic equipment.

Click here: https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=watmnluw1dm
to make a monetary donation and we will purchase gift cards on your behalf. Any gift card donation should be submitted to the school office no later than October 26th.

The admission price of is $12.00 for one student, $24.00 for two students and $36.00 for a family of three or more students. This one-time admission price includes unlimited game play and a hot lunch. The use of school vending machines will not be allowed. *New This Year* We will be selling one raffle ticket per child for $10. Each homeroom will have two winners.

Click Here for Electronic Payment
or you may print the attached admissions form and submit your payment, checks payable to St. Paul Home and School Association, in an envelope marked Fun Fair and return to school by October 26th

Volunteers are always needed to make Fun Fair a great success and super fun for our students. Please visit http://signup.com/login/entry/516420284098 to volunteer.

To download and print the Fun Fair Information Flyer, click here. 
To download and print the Fun Fair Admission Form, click here. 
To download and print the Fun Fair Volunteer Information, click here. 

Thank you for all your support!
Kelly Skony             Julie Benigno
773-559-8279         708-267-1045
Fun Fair 2017 Chairpersons

Early Childhood Moms Nights Out!       

EC Moms Night Out Fall 2017 copy 
Please click on the image to download and print the invitation.

Preschool Moms: Tuesday, October 24
Pre-Kindergarten Moms: Tuesday, November 7
Kindergarten Moms: Thursday, November 9 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Where: Wine Styles of Park Ridge, 105 S. Northwest Hwy

RSVP to Meghan Waldeck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

SPC Athletics Family Passes for admission to all home games are now on sale. $15 for basketball season per family or $25 for both basketball &  volleyball. A list of family pass holders will be at the admissions table for each home game - just check in at the table. 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. .

School Board Meeting - October 24, 2017
The next open school board meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30pm in the A/B room. We hope you'll join us!

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.

Information for 8th Grade Parents 
Please click here for letter from Maine South High School Principal 
Please click here for information regarding the CPS application process for high school.

**Please check the 8th Grade Activities page on our SPC website for current information.

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!

Servants of St. Francis - Chicago Outreach Group
Community Dinner at Our Lady of Angels - Monday, October 30

Please join fellow parishioners and the Chicago Outreach Group as we host a Community Dinner at Our Lady of the Angels on Monday October, 30. The signup link is attached below.

Community Dinner

We are also collecting slightly used and new Halloween costumes for kids to be given out that evening. Anyone wanting to donate items can contact Kevin Buggy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you.

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 

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 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