November 30, 2017

Assistant 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! We will be in the UGC tomorrow morning between 8:00 - 9:00 a.m!

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 Friday mornings in the UGC between 8:00-9:00 a.m. 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!

You're invited to St. Paul of the Cross School's Christmas Program

On Our Way to Bethlehem





Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Kindergarteners, First Graders, Second Graders,
and the SPC Choir and Chamber Singers
Please click on this link to download the invitation and for student program information.

Christmas treeThe Home and School Association is pleased to sponsor the Christmas Faculty Gift Fund. This is a convenient way for parents to give Christmas gifts to all of their children’s teachers and the staff at our school. The SPC teachers and staff truly appreciate this gift fund! Please click here for details. 



News from the SPC Green Club


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Thank you to everyone who packed Waste Free on November 15th! We had 106 students enter the raffle and 26 lucky winners! We encourage everyone to use reusable water bottles and reduce waste at SPC! Also, please remember to pack Waste Free EVERY Wednesday. 

Order your Green Club T-shirt today! 
Green Club T-Shirt Order Form

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Zurkowski  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Jen Niego at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


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! 

8th Grade Fundraisers!
Lou Malnati's and Wine Styles

Lou Malnatis The SPC 8th Grade class is selling Lou Malnati’s Pizza certificates to raise money for the many activities that occur during the 8th grade year and graduation experience. Certificates cost $13 each and can be redeemed at any Lou Malnati’s location for a frozen 9” pizza (cheese, sausage, pepperoni or spinach). These certificates make great stocking stuffers and gifts for neighbors, college kids, etc. Keep some certificates handy for a quick dinner option or last minute gifts this holiday season! See the attached order form for more details.

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Stock up for the Holidays at Winestyles, Park Ridge. The 8th grade will receive 10% of sales ALL DAY! Stop in anytime on Thursday December 14th. Cheers! 

Thank you for your generous support of the Class of 2018


From the Parish 

AOW Shopping Day





Please click on the image above for detailed flyer for TODAY!

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.

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


Regina Entrance Exam 002 








Regina Dominican Girls' Night In Night of Service Friday, December 1st
Regina Girls' Night In! Attention Girls in Grades 6-8


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


Last Jedi posterAttention Star Wars Fans! Please join the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks to see Star Wars:The Last Jedi at the Pickwick Theatre on opening night, Friday, December 15th at 7:00pm.

Please click here to download the flyer for details about purchasing tickets.