October 19, 2017

Letter from the Principal

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
· Grade 3 Peppermint Patties
· 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.  

Dennis Uniform Sale - 15% off of all purchases October 19-21.
Please click here for more information.

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 - Starts 11/1/17
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.

Portillo's Fundraiser - Save the Date - November 6th! Click on the image to download and print the flyer for details. 



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!

As part of our Respect Life Month events, St. Paul of the Cross will present A Nurse's Journey Through the Culture of Life and Death in America

Sunday, October 22
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Holy Family Chapel

Nancy Valko, RN, ALNC, will present riveting and timely information on critical life topics facing every American from euthanasia to assisted suicide and end of life issues. Ms. Valko is a longtime writer and speaker on medical ethics issues who recently retired from critical care nursing to devote more time to consulting and volunteer work. In addition to her numerous radio, television and speaking appearances, she is also a spokesperson for the National Association of Pro Life Nurses and is the recipient of the People of Life award from the US Catholic Conference of Bishops. This talk is appropriate for middle school and high school students, as well as adults.

Servants of St. Francis - Suburban Outreach Group
Dinner at Hines Fisher House - Sunday, October 29, 5:30pm
Join fellow parishioners in preparing dinner for those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Bring your pre-cooked items (ovens are available for re-heating) and share a meal with those staying at Hines Fisher House. If you are unable to attend you can still drop off food locally and we can bring it to the dinner. Hines Fisher House provides temporary housing for family members of veterans who are receiving care at the Hines VA Hospital in Maywood. For questions please contact Kathy Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details and to sign up:

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

From the Community 

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

Glen St. Andrew Living Community Center Halloween Celebration and Annual Pet Parade - Monday, October 30th
Click here for the flyer and information.

Des Plaines History Center - Day of the Dead Celebration October 28th
You are invited to celebrate one of the oldest traditions in
Mexico that dates back to the Aztec period. Children are
invited to paint sugar skulls, view ofrendas/altars and have
their faces strikingly painted!
Click here for flyer and more information.