November 16, 2017

Principal's Letter

Christmas is coming! T.R.I.P. can help you take care of some of your shopping while saving you money in the process!

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.

“By just by using TRIP for groceries at the Jewel we earn over $400 a year off of our tuition. I have a reloadable card that I fill on my smartphone before I shop, usually in the parking lot. The reloadable card can be used all year round. Most of the grocery stores have reloadable cards. In addition, we purchase gift cards for kids’ birthday parties and the Parish Giving Tree at Christmas. It's very easy and convenient.” ~ Missy Meyer, SPC Parent

Stop by the TRIP table in the UGC on Thursday, November 16th during Parent/Teacher conferences.  We will have cards for purchase (cash or check) that can be taken home with you! Buy cards for your holiday shopping or to give as gifts!

SPC Adopt a Family    
Chrismtas Tree imageWe are happy to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program, which is run by St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Each grade will adopt a family in need to help make Christmas a special time. This year, we will use to manage the items purchased. Gifts will be due by Monday, December 11, 2017. Thank you in advance for your generosity. 
Please read this flyer for the details.

From the SPC Class of 2018

Thank you to all for participating in the Portillo's fundraiser. We raised $479 to help defray 8th grade costs.

‘Tis The Season…. Poinsetta Sale!
The eighth grade Class of 2018 will be sponsoring a Holiday Plant Fundraiser during the month of November. These beautiful flowers and poinsettias are sure to brighten any home, and make a beautiful gift for the Christmas Season! All proceeds will benefit our SPC 8th grade class and their many activities including: Graduation dance, graduation flowers, Memory Day dinner and video, class gift to SPC school, donations to the SPC endowment fund and other miscellaneous expenses. 

  • Orders will be collected through Friday November 17th
  • Please send orders with your child or hand in orders at the UGC office 
  • Payments MUST accompany order forms. Checks made payable to SPC
  • Order Pick-up is scheduled for Thursday November 30th between 2:30-4:30 PM

Please click on this link to download the order form.

If you have any questions regarding ordering or pick up arrangements, please contact: Jonie Montalbano (773) 842-2753  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Susu Scialabba (847)502-6096  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND GENEROSITY!! ~Eighth Grade Room Parents

REGISTER NOW FOR THE WINTER 2017-2018 After School Chess Program!
Registration for the Winter 2017 after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 12/5/17 to 2/20/18. The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for novice players and build with opening theory, middle game planning, and end game combinations for continuing students. Playing chess improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more! The benefits of chess last a lifetime!

To register, please click on this link DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/28/17; Final and Late fees begin 11/29/17. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this year! 

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
Parent Volunteer Information

New this year, coaches can register directly online! 
Electronic Coach Registration Form. Due November 6, 2017 - If you missed the date, please contact Mr. Al Boehmer.

Coach Information Form - Download and Print
Coach Registration Form - Download and Print - Due November 6, 2017 - If you missed the date, please contact Mr. Al Boehmer.

Sponsor Information 
Sponsor Form 

From the SPC School Board

Please join us for the next Open School Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the UGC, Morello Parish Life Center.

From the Parish 

AOW Shopping Day





Please click on the image above for detailed flyer

At check-out let the cashier know you are with St. Paul of the Cross Each participating merchant will donate a percentage of their proceeds!
Participating Merchants
Edie Boutique (15%) 
WineStyles (10%) 
Affresco (10%) 
Raffia Gifts (10%) 
Spread the word! Open to friends and family of SPC and the AOW! ** The mission of WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) is to provide a pathway to independence for adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and abuse. It costs approximately $65.00 to house one person for one night at WINGS. The AOW will give a portion of the merchants’ donation to WINGS.

Adopt a Family 2017
Wish lists are available from families in need. We are responding to their basic wishes for clothing, household items, books, toys, etc. Families come in all sizes from individuals to families of 8.

We ask that you spend $50 to $75 per family member to help make Christmas wishes come true.
If you would like to anonymously adopt a needy family or individual for Christmas, please contact Adrienne Timm, at Social Service Ministry, 847-692-6767 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Let us continue to hear the cry of the poor while we wait for the Christ child to be born.

Boy Scout Troop 24 Wreath Sale 

Saturday, November 18th after the 4:30 p.m. masses and Sunday, November 19th 8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Paul of the Cross Troop 24 are selling fresh wreaths and roping this year to raise funds for troop activities.
Please click on this link to download the flyer.  

Annual Parish Christmas Eve Pageant Sign-Up - 2nd Graders, Kindergartners & PK 4's
Please click on this link to download the flyer.

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!



Cookbook flyer largeSt. Paul of the Cross Parish Cookbook Sponsored by St. Paul’s Boy Scout Troop 24!

The book will be ready in the Spring of 2018 but we need YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES! Please fill out the submission form and drop it in the boxes marked “Recipes” located inside all the entrances of church.
This is for SPC teachers, school staff, students, church staff and parishioners. THANK YOU!
Please click here to download the submission form.


St. Nicholas Party • Sunday, December 3
10 a.m. - Noon • Morello Parish Life Center
Please join us and get into the Spirit of Christmas!
This party is all about giving. Give Santa an unwrapped gift for a child aged pre-school through eighth grade, approximately $10 in value.
Santa will gather the gifts and they will be sent to local charities for distribution to needy families.
And, Santa’s Workshop will be filled with gifts for the children to buy for family and friends. 
Please click here to download the flyer.

From the Community

Bricks for kid image 

Join us for our Thanksgiving Break Camp. Each day campers will build motorized LEGO Models, create Thanksgiving themed projects, and enjoy fun games and free play. Each camper will receive a LEGO Minifig!
Single Day Registration available November 20th (9am-12pm) , 21st (1pm-4pm) & 22nd (9am-12pm)
Registration Fee $45
Please click here to download the flyer.


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St. Viator's High School invites you to Family Mass and Visit with Sant

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Mass 10:00 AM in Chapel
Visit with Santa 11:00 AM in Querbes Hall