February 8, 2018

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Re-Registration - Very Important Dates Coming Up

Parents re-registration letter 

Parents of Preschool and Prekindergarten students Re-Registration Letter

Celebrating the Spirit

Our Tenth Annual Celebrating the Spirit is coming up in four weeks! Friday, March 9, 2018 - a night you won’t want to miss! Please join us as we celebrate our SPC spirit at the Park Ridge Country Club…shhhh! It’s a Speakeasy!

Your invitation was sent home with your oldest/only child today, Thursday, February 9th. Be sure to check those backpacks! To purchase tickets online, click here.

Celebrating the Spirit is SPC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It is a fabulous annual event that not only helps raise money for your children’s Catholic education; it is a celebration of our SPC School community!

The event will include: cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, live auction, and the opportunity to sign up for Celebration Party Boards. In addition, we will be using mobile bidding for our silent auction items. You will be sent a link to register for mobile bidding the week prior to the event.  

Please click here for some Q&A's about CTS 2018!

Last chance to place a “Well Wishes” message in our Benefit Ad and Sponsor Book. These are due by Friday, February 9th! Don't miss out. This is a great way to recognize those who mean so much to you. Place an ad for your children, grandchildren, favorite athlete, cheerleader, scout troop, artist, or for your favorite faculty member or coach! Click on the image below to download the Well Wishes flyer and form. 

WW FormThMail 2018

Auction Donation Form 
The Celebrating the Spirit webpage on the SPC website has more information!   


Laissez les bons temps rouler...Let the Good Times Roll with Dilly Bars!


Celebrate Mardi Gras and Support the Class of 2018...Dilly Bars will be sold for $2/each, during lunch, on Tuesday, February 13th!




Calling all SPC Kindergarten Moms!

We are excited for our Moms' Night Out, which has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 20th. Please click on the image below to download the flyer.

kindergarten mom night out 2018


Chess-Ed Spring Session at SPC!

New 10-Week Spring Session 
Beginning Tuesday, March 6th
Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 pm
See flyer for details and sign-up information.

From the Parish 

St. Paul of the Cross Parish Educational Endowment Fund Maureen McCambridge Scholarship Event 

Hi SPC parents,

My name is Meghan McCamrbridge and I am on the planning committee for a party on March 3rd at St. Paul for the Maureen McCambridge Scholarship Fund in the Morello Life Center.

You may have seen some information in the Thursday Mailing or bulletin, but I wanted to provide you with some more background information.

My mom, Maureen, unexpectedly passed away 13 years ago from pneumonia. I know I am biased, but she was one of those really healthy, active, all-star moms. When she passed it was a huge shock to myself, my family, and the entire St. Paul community to say the least. She was a go-getter and was overly involved at St. Paul including hosting events, School Board, Guild, church-goer, party planner - the list goes on and on!

Back in the day, Maureen started an endowment fund and it has grown significantly in the last 12 years. The hope is for teachers and families to be able to apply for these funds if needed. There is also a scholarship in her name given to a 7th grader for their 8th grade year. Students apply in the early spring and it is awarded at mass on the last day of school. We are hoping that this event gives a jolt of enthusiasm to the scholarship and it keeps growing!

This is where the SPC community comes in:

· To the 7th grade parents, please encourage your kids to apply for the scholarship. Their teachers can answer any questions about timeline and process.

· To everyone, please come to the event! It is going to be an Italian style, family friendly dinner on March 3rd. There will be beer, wine, dinner, music and kids’ games! We hope to sell out and I hope you can make it!

· Tickets can be purchased here: https://spcsch.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/MaureenMcCambridgeScholarship/tabid/921782/Default.aspx

Meghan '01, Kelly '04 & Dan '07

Maureen McCambridge wished for an endowment Maureen McCambridge3
fund to help St. Paul of the Cross students and teachers. She began this concept in 1999 and it became a reality a few years later. After her passing in 2005, the Endowment received several donations and a scholarship was created in her name. Please click here to read more! 







Lenten Fish Fry - Feb. 23

You won’t want to miss St. Paul’s Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. The Knights of Columbus and St. Mary’s Guild are co-hosting the dinner, with proceeds benefiting the Knights of Columbus charities and the Heart of St. Mary’s Guild fund—which assists parish and school families in need. You can now sign up directly online by clicking on this link.

Download Fish Fry Flyer Here

For further details, please contact Margaret Coyle at 847-778-5137, Margaret Cohen at 847-507-2229 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

St. 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.

From the Community 

Park Ridge Baseball Registration Now Open
Please click on this link to download the flyer with more details.

Niles Hockey 
Intro to Hockey Rookie Rangers

Edison Park Youth Volleyball! Calling all girls in grades 4-8
Download flyer here.

St. Viator High School
Our upcoming Musical "The Little Mermaid" will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 9, 10 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, February 11 at 1:30 pm in the Jeuck Auditorium. Click here for the flyer with more information.



Regina Dominican High School

Girls in grades 6th- 8th are invited to join us on Thursday, February 15 for our first PANTHER BOOK CLUB meeting!
Hosted by the National Honor English Society, girls will discover time travel, mysteries, historical fiction and more by becoming a member of our RD Panther Book Club. Refreshments will be provided and the club will meet once a month from February through May from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Please click here to download the flyer.

Girls' Night In on Friday, February 9th. Come and join in the fun!
Please click here to download the flyer.

Speaker Series at Regina Dominican
Jack Brennan, former CEO of Vanguard and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame will be speaking at Regina Dominican on Monday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Theater. 
Please click here to download the flyer.