October 26, 2017

Principal's Letter

The goblins are roaming the halls to prepare for SPC’s annual Fun Fair tomorrow! Sponsored by the Home & School Association, Fun Fair provides a day of fun for the children in a carnival-like atmosphere. 

If you have not already registered your child, the admission price 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 STILL NEEDED to make it a great day for our kids. 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


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




Baby Bottle Project for the Women's Centerbaby bottle
Baby bottles will be sent home with your student today. We ask that they fill the bottle with spare change and return the filled bottle to school by November 3rd. The money will go to assist moms and babies in need. Thank you for participating in this annual fundraiser for the Women's Center.


SPC Home & School News
Don’t forget to sign up for Fun Fair tomorrow...one last reminder!

Would you like to meet new friends, spend time with old friends, have fun and help school. Come to the next Home & School Meeting to find out more.
Meeting is November 8th at 7 pm - Details coming soon.

We are looking for a Programs Chair for the 2017-18 School Year. If interested please email Jeanne McKenna @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Celebrating The Spirit Chairs are looking for volunteers. Please email Lesia Forowycz @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lisa Parisi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested

School Supply Error Reimbursements are available at Fun Fair on Friday. Please find the Home and School Table on Friday for your reimbursement. 

 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 --  They had a wonderful time!
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.  

Roundball is around the corner! 
Attention all 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls and Boys! 


Back by popular demand! It’s time for St. Paul’s Annual Roundball Basketball Tournament for all SPC 6th, 7th and 8th grade students (not just basketball players!). Practices will be held on Saturday, January 6th. Tournament games (a boy’s tourney and a girl’s tourney) will be held Sunday, January, 7th through Sunday, January, 14th. Each team will be coached by SPC alumni coaches who are currently enrolled in high school. All coaches will be expected to dress in professional attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul Men’s Club will announce the game play-by-play on the PA. Please click on the Player Registration form below. 

Attention all SPC High School Alumni! 

Last year, over 70 high school-aged St. Paul alumni returned to their alma mater to coach the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a double elimination tournament held in the gym. We hope to see another large turnout of alumni coaches again this year!

Each team will have 5 or more high school coaches that will run practices and dress in professional, business casual attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional referees. Members of St. Paul’s Men’s Club will announce the play-by-play of all of the games on the PA.

For questions, please contact Al Boehmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or cell 773.558.9601. Please click on the links below to access your forms. 

Player Registration Form

New this year, coaches can register directly online!
Electronic Coach Registration Form. Due November 6, 2017

Coach Information Form - Download and Print
Coach Registration Form - Download and Print - Due November 6, 2017

Sponsor Information
Sponsor Form

Bricks 4 Kidz Fall Session Grades K-4 - Starts 11/1/17 
We are about to start new Lego Club on November 1st. Club will be held in the library and run from 3:00-4:00pm. There are still few spots available, so don't let any Lego Master-builder miss the opportunity to have fun!

Session description:
Put on your hard hat and head on over to our construction site! Make your own motorized models of tools of the trade from a hand-held power drill and power saw to a tough, all-terrain bulldozer and giant dump truck. Would you be surprised to learn that one of these objects has a history stretching from the Stone Age to the Space Age? And who thought of making a saw blade in the shape of a circle? Where does the word bulldozer come from? How big is the biggest dump truck? Build your knowledge of construction at Bricks 4 Kidz! Dump trucks, jackhammers, drills, power saws… build motorized models of these and other powerful tools and create your own LEGO construction site. Join us for lots of high-impact learning and fun!
Go to the link below to enroll
Katie Macios
Bricks 4 Kidz Glenview
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 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. 



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.

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 - 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


Resurrection College Prep High School will host JrBanditNight 2017 v03-1
a Junior Bandit Night on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 5 to 8 pm. The evening will feature games, sports, prizes, pizza and fun for girls in grades 5 to 8. The cost is $25 per student, which includes dinner and a souvenir t-shirt. Registration is available at www.resh.org.




Trinity High School Open House and Shadow Day 

Trinity  Open House Info

Trinity's Open House- Sunday, October 29th at noon
Trinity's Parent Shadow Day- Wednesday, November 8th at 8:30AM

Please click here to download flyer and information about the Open House and Shadow Day.

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.