Dear SPC Parents,

We are in the final hours before we break for Thanksgiving Vacation. We have a tremendous amount to be thankful for at SPC and I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  When we come back from break on December 2nd we will have a very busy 3 weeks before Christmas vacation. 

Adopt a Family
This SPC tradition is a way for our community to support and pray for those who are in need. Please consider helping to adopt a family and provide them with a Merry Christmas.

Confirmation Retreat on December 2nd
Please pray for our 8th graders on December 2nd who will be on their Confirmation Retreat.

Advent Reconciliation
We will have our Advent Reconciliation on the following dates:

December 9th -- 5th and 6th Grade
December 10th -- 7th and 8th Grade
December 16th -- 3rd and 4th Grade

Christmas Concerts
PreSchool, PreK and K will host their Christmas Concert on December 16th from 10:00-11:00am.
Grades 1-5 Christmas Concert will be hosted on December 18th at 7:00pm.

RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2020-21 School Year
Long before the recent announcements in area Catholic schools; the increased number of new families interested in SPC required that we move up our re-registration and simplify the process for the 2020-21 school year. In order to provide the most time for planning, we will follow the timeline and process outlined below. Thank you in advance for your timely response as it will allow us time to best plan for curriculum, staffing, schedule, and fiscal considerations.

Re-Registration Timeline for 2020-21 School Year for Current Students
As always, you are an important part of St. Paul of the Cross School and we are giving our current families the first priority to re-register your current students or submit an application if you have a new student. It is my hope that all our current families will return to SPC. However, if you have different plans we kindly request that you indicate your response on the form below: 

  1. Re-registration is now open for the 2020-2021 School Year. The deadline for re-registration is January 21st. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RE-REGISTRATION FORM. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT RETURNING.  
  1. Once you complete the re-registration form, the school office will register your child in PowerSchool.
  1. On January 30, 2020 your Smart Tuition Account will be billed for the re-registration fees as follows:
  • 1st/Oldest/Only Child  $100.00
  • Re-registration for 2nd Child  $50.00
  • Re-registration for 3rd Child $50.00
  • Re-registration for additional children after 3rd $20.00/child.
  1. If you are registering a new student from the same family who has not previously been enrolled at SPC, please submit a new student application to the main office.
  1. Even if the re-registration form is completed, your child will not be considered re-registered unless all this year’s (2019-2020) tuition and fees are current as of Jan. 21, 2020.    

Admissions Information for Current Families with New Students
As of November 1st, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming new student, please complete an application. As a current family you will of course receive priority, however to help us with understanding the numbers we would appreciate those applications be completed as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the school office or click
here for the online application and Early Childhood selection forms. 

INFORMATION ABOUT 2020-21 Tuition and School Calendar
The week after Thanksgiving break we will be mailing home information about tuition rates for the 2020-21 school year as well as the 2020-21 School Calendar. The finance committee, in collaboration with the Administration, is in the process of determining the tuition and fees for next school year.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


ComeToBookFair
Dear SPC Families,

The Holiday book fair opens on December 6th and we look forward to seeing you and your family there! 55% of all purchases benefit our library and classrooms! We ask you to celebrate the joy of reading together by helping your child select books to enjoy. Please consider donating a book to your child’s classroom from the Wish List area. What a great gift to give any child or teacher on your list this year! 

To help you and your family get an early start on your Christmas shopping, you can shop online starting November 27th! 

Click here for the SPC Scholastic Book Fair page.

Please stay tuned for the schedule of when your children's classrooms will be visiting the book fair. We will have that for your when we return from our Thanksgiving break.
These are the Book Fair dates: 
Friday, December 6th: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 8th: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you!!!


 

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St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program

Adopt a Family 2019 is off to a wonderful start! Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to make Christmas a special time for our adopted families! There is still time to sign up! We only have 63 items left! If your grade list is full, please consider looking at one of the other grades lists. All items will be sent to the proper families as long as they are labeled correctly.

Please see Adopt a Family 2019 grade lists and links below.
Please consider sending a small unwrapped stocking stuffer to school with your child. It will be added to the stockings that will be hung in your child's classroom. Please keep the children in the families ages and genders in mind when choosing.

Gifts will be due by Monday, December 9, 2019.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Laura Mikowski & Betsy Riggs
Servants of St. Francis School Coordinators

Adopt a Family Grade Specific Lists:

Preschool         Pre-K

Kindergarten   1st Grade

2nd Grade       3rd Grade

4th Grade        5th Grade

6th Grade        7th Grade

8th Grade

Please click here for complete information about our 2019 Adopt a Family.


Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show


Flannigan Announcement Jpg

For a sample of Jim's comedy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVZsH6QRQQ

Flannigan Hosts CTS at the Oscars Announcement

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website for updates! The CTS website link is on the homepage of our school website, so please spread the word. Just go to spc-school.net and click on the Celebrating the Spirit link. 

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SPC Information and Updates 

Preschool & Prekindergarten Parent Social! Wednesday, December 4th
Preschool PreK Social

Please click here to RSVP!

Kindergarten & First Grade Parent Social Wednesday, December 11th!

KDG First Social

Please click here to RSVP!

December Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open
Hot lunch for December will consist of 2 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza lunch. Healthy Kids lunches will be offered in the UGC and EGC.
Registration is now open and will close on November, 21st, at 8:00pm.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC Home & School Association
The Home and School Board would like to welcome Kelly Bjornson to our team as our new Treasurer. Kelly will assume her role upon return from Thanksgiving break. We are thrilled to have her join our team! Kelly can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Calling All Volunteers!
Home and School Association is compiling a list of volunteers and their availability as a resource for future volunteer opportunities. Larger scale events will continue to have online sign up options, however smaller needs will be sourced through group emails and our private Facebook group. We will try to plan as far in advance so parents will have the opportunity to alter their schedules if needed. Please email your name and availability to our Volunteer Coordinator-Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Home and School Private Facebook Group!
Join our private Facebook group to share photos, learn about volunteer opportunities and events and just chat with your fellow SPC parents and teachers! Click here to join!

Please click here to download the flyer.


Eat Chipotle, help St Paul Of The Cross School
Calling all burrito lovers! Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 119 South Northwest Highway in Park Ridge for our fundraiser on Wednesday, December 4th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We're raising money to support St Paul Of The Cross School, so just show the flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

Chipotle Fundraiser FLyer

SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Sticky Fingers! Starting December 12, 2019!

Please click here for the flyer and more information on signing up.


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session 

Registration for the Winter Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. 


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 24, 2019

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older
Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via SignUp.com
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com St. Nicholas Party
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Choose your spot - SignUP.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-204-2798


Christmas tree package
Christmas Shoebox Project Sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Guild

We are pleased to invite you to participate in St. Paul of the Cross Parish's Annual Christmas Shoebox Project for disadvantaged men and women. Your boxes will be given to several of organizations serving the Chicagoland area.
Please click here for information and needs. One quick note, we are in need of more men's boxes this year.

Thank you for your generosity!



From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

St. Viator High School
December 15th Family Mass & Visit with Santa!

Loyola Academy
Parents Night Out December 13th 6:00 - 9:00 pm!

Regina Dominican High School 
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

Dear SPC Parents,

This past week, local Catholic Schools in our area have made announcements in regards to their sustainability for the next school year. In recent months, prior to even the announcement of local Catholic schools, we are pleased to have a very strong interest in both the Early Childhood program and transfers into our K-8 program for the 2020-2021 school year. For some of our K-8 grades, there is limited availability for transfer students. Due to the high demand from both current and prospective families and in order to maintain our standards of excellence, we will be adhering to our priority of admissions.   

In order to maintain the quality academic program and smaller class sizes, we have always had the practice of maintaining the number of transfer student space at each grade level. This will not change; we will always maintain focused attention on class size that is in alignment with school culture and curricular expectations. We will begin accepting students for the 2020-21 school year in grades 1-8 based on the current level of available space given our current staffing and schedule capacity. Once our current families re-register, we will determine if there is additional space available at each grade. We will also determine if there are grades that can add an additional homeroom. For grades Preschool-Kindergarten we will accept new students from new families after the January 24, 2020 deadline according to our priority of admissions.

We are very blessed at SPC to have a strong and robust enrollment with room for growth. Please keep those families who are now faced with transitioning their children to a new school in your thoughts and prayers. 

RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2020-21 School Year:
Long before the recent announcements, the increased number of new families interested in SPC required that we move up our re-registration and simplify the process for the 2020-21 school year. In order to provide the most time for planning, we will follow the timeline and process outlined below. Thank you in advance for your timely response as it will allow us time to best plan for curriculum, staffing, schedule, and fiscal considerations.

Re-Registration Timeline for 2020-21 School Year for Current Students:
As always, you are an important part of St. Paul of the Cross School and we are giving our current families the first priority to re-register your current students or submit an application if you have a new student. It is my hope that all our current families will return to SPC. However, if you have different plans we kindly request that you indicate your response on the form below: 

  1. Re-registration is now open for the 2020-2021 School Year. The deadline for re-registration is January 21st.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RE-REGISTRATION FORM. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT RETURNING.  
  2. Once you complete the re-registration form, the school office will register your child in PowerSchool.
  3. On January 30, 2020 your Smart Tuition Account will be billed for the re-registration fees as follows:

    1st/Oldest/Only Child  $100.00

    Re-registration for 2nd Child  $50.00

    Re-registration for 3rd Child $50.00

    Re-registration for additional children after 3rd $20.00/child.

  4. If you are registering a new student from the same family who has not previously been enrolled at SPC, please submit a new student application to the main office.
  5. Even if the re-registration form is completed, your child will not be considered re-registered unless all this year’s (2019-2020) tuition and fees are current as of Jan. 21, 2020.    

Admissions Information for Current Families with New Students:
As of November 1st, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming new student, please complete a new student application. As a current family you will of course receive priority, however to help us with understanding the numbers we would appreciate those applications to be completed as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the school office or click
here for the online application and Early Childhood selection forms. 

Information About 2020-21 Tuition and School Calendar
Next week we will be mailing home information about tuition rates for the 2020-21 School year as well as the 2020-21 School Calendar. The finance committee, in collaboration with the Administration, is in the process of determining the tuition and fees for next school year.

St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program
We are proud to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program. The program is run through the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Please see immediately below my letter for information on how it works.

Vaping Presentations For Parents and Grades 4-8
(IF YOU ATTEND ONE PARENT EDUCATION WORKSHOP THIS YEAR…THIS IS THE ONE!)
I strongly encourage you to attend the Parent Presentation, which will take place at the Open Board Meeting on November 19th at 7:30pm. Please save the date!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program
We are proud to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program. The program is run through the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Please see immediately below my letter for information on how it works.

How does it work? Each grade will adopt a family in need to help make Christmas a special time. Grade specific lists will be emailed by a Servants of St. Francis volunteer and may also be found in the Thursday Mailing documents. This year, we will use Signup.com to manage the items purchased.  When you receive the email for your child’s grade, please log into Signup.com and select an item you wish to purchase. The family gifts will be managed by the volunteer for each grade. 

There are two ways to participate: 

  1. Choose a name/item from your child’s grade specific list on Signup.com and purchase the item.  Wrap all gifts individually. Label all gifts with the following info: Recipient's name and name of item inside the gift. Before the gifts are given to the families they will be re-labeled without the name of the item.  We need the item name for inventory purposes. Please include gift receipts, especially for clothes. Send the wrapped and labeled gifts with your student to their homeroom.
  2. Monetary donations can be submitted here.  

Gifts are due by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Last year the stocking stuffers we collected were a big success!  We will be going it again this year! Please consider sending a small unwrapped stocking stuffer to school with your child.  It will be added to the stockings that will be hung in your child's classroom. The stocking will be given to the families with their other gifts as a little something extra from “The Tiger Elves”. Please keep the children in the families ages and genders in mind when choosing.   

Thank you in advance for your generosity. The hearts of many are touched by the wonderful sharing and kindness by the St. Paul of the Cross School Community. Thank you for making Christmas special for families in need. If you have any questions, please reach out to your grade volunteer.

Grade Specific Lists:

Preschool         Pre-K

Kindergarten   1st Grade

2nd Grade       3rd Grade

4th Grade        5th Grade

6th Grade        7th Grade

8th Grade


Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show


Flannigan Announcement Jpg

For a sample of Jim's comedy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVZsH6QRQQ

Flannigan Hosts CTS at the Oscars Announcement

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SPC Information and Updates 

Denim Thanks

SPC Green Team Denim Drive Thank You!

The Green Team thanks everyone who donated denim last week. We received 101 pairs of jeans - 22 pairs will be used to cut shoes for Sole Hope, 46 pairs donated to Stuff the Truck, and 33 pairs recycled with Madewell. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
- SPC Green Team


December Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open
Hot lunch for December will consist of 2 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza lunch. Healthy Kids lunches will be offered in the UGC and EGC.
Registration is now open and will close on November, 21st, at 8:00pm.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC Life Team

ornaments 3 

SPC's Life Team had our November meeting yesterday and we made Christmas ornaments for a tree at the Summit. The Summit's theme this year is trees from around the world and we had Ireland (hence all the green ornaments!). Our team will be going there in December to decorate the tree and sing Christmas carols.

We are always looking for new members so if your 6th, 7th or 8th grader is still interested in joining, please join us at our next meeting in December!

Questions? Contact Wendy Diez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Karen Maloney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



HS Volunteer Flyer

Please click here to download the flyer.


Sticky Fingers! Starting December 12, 2019!

Please click here for the flyer and more information on signing up.


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session 

Registration for the Winter Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. 


SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 17, 2019

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older

Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via SignUp.com
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com St. Nicholas Party
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Choose your spot - SignUP.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-204-2798


 

Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.


From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

Regina Dominican High School 
Programs of Distinction Flyer - November 19th
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

Dear SPC Parents,

In a few weeks we will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences prior to Thanksgiving break. Conferences are scheduled as follows:

Thursday November 21st
Students are dismissed at 11:30am.
Conferences 12:30pm-8:00pm
Teachers' Dinner Break 5:00pm-5:50pm

Friday November 22nd
Conferences 8:30am-12:00pm

On Tuesday November 12th we will send out the pick a time schedule link so that you can schedule conferences with your child’s teachers. Please remember to schedule your conferences early as some times fill up quickly.

Vaping Presentations For Parents and Grades 4-8
Yesterday students in grades 4-8 heard Dr. Terri Collins speak about the dangers of vaping. I strongly encourage you to attend the Parent Presentation which will take place at the Open Board Meeting on November 19th at 7:30pm. Please save the date!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Admissions Information
As of November 1, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming NEW student, please complete an application. As a current family you will of course receive priority, however to help us with understanding the numbers we would appreciate those applications to be completed as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the school office or click here for the online application and early childhood selection forms. Re-registration for current students will begin on January 13, 2020.

Christmas Shows
We have a new format for our Christmas shows this year! Please see the Save the Date below and mark your calendars for our Preschool - Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 Christmas shows.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


Notes From the School Offices

If you would like to receive a text message from our school regarding special events, school closings, or emergency info and you have not signed up yet to receive text messaging, you must do so by tomorrow. The system will be launched on Monday and it will be too late to opt-in. Simply send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 and you will be entered in the system.

Monday, November 11th is picture retake day. If your child was absent on the original photo day, or if you would like them to take a new picture, they may come out of uniform. Please remember to send the original picture back if it is a retake, and if it is the first time the picture is being taken, please send the picture order form with your child(ren.)

(There are forms available in both offices.) You may also order them online as well.


Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show


Flannigan Announcement Jpg

For a sample of Jim's comedy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVZsH6QRQQ

Flannigan Hosts CTS at the Oscars Announcement

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SPC Information and Updates 

SPC Green Team Denim Drive Through Friday, November 8th!

Denim Drive
We want to inform you that we will be doing a Denim Drive during the first week of November - the 4th through the 8th. You may bring clean and used jeans for the Denim Drive. The jeans may be any color. We will be collecting the jeans at main school entrances during school drop-off in the morning all week.

With the jeans we collect, we will do 3 things:
1. cut out patterns of shoes and ship them to Sole Hope, who make shoes for kids in Uganda.
2. donate some jeans to the SPC Clothing Drive.
3. recycle some jeans to be made into insulation.

We hope you are able to donate your jeans!
- SPC Green Team


December Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open
Hot lunch for December will consist of 2 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza lunch. Healthy Kids lunches will be offered in the UGC and EGC.
Registration is now open and will close on November, 21st, at 8:00pm.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC Life Team
Our next SPC Life Team will be on Wednesday, November 13th during lunch. We are always looking for new members so if your 6th, 7th or 8th grader is still interested in joining, please have them stop by!

Our service projects for November are helping with the parish clothing drive this weekend and the parish food drive next weekend.

Questions? Contact Wendy Diez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Karen Maloney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Portillo's Restaurant Fundraiser!
Out of uniform day is November 15 with just a copy of the receipt. Portillo's will not have out of uniform passes.

Also, please note that everyone going through the drive-thru must inform the first order taker for it to count. It is also recommended to check that FUNDRAISER is printed on receipts, as sometimes orders get missed at checkout. A manager can adjust the order before the guest leaves the restaurant. Please note: online, delivery and catering orders as well as the purchase of gift cards are NOT counted towards fundraiser sales.

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8th Grade Bag bottle
Have you seen the new SPC drawstring bags and water bottles?
They drawstring bags are the perfect size for sports, lunches or library books.
The Contigo SPC water bottle is perfect to take to school or to a sporting event.
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to St. Paul of the Cross or convenient online purchasing.

Please click on the link, https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=y5qbyr1onk2, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest!

All proceeds/profit support the SPC 8th grade class.

Thank you - The 8th Grade Room Moms


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session 
Discounted Winter Rate Ends November 12th!

Registration for the Winter Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/12/19; On Time and Late fees begin 11/13/19. 


 

SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 10, 2019

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older

Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via SignUp.com
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com St. Nicholas Party
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Choose your spot - SignUP.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-204-2798


 

Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.


From The Community

PR Library Fall 2019 Book Sale Print Flyer


Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

Resurrection High School -
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, November 9th

Regina Dominican High School 
Open House - Sunday, November 10th 
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

Dear SPC Parents,

Happy Halloween! Given our wintery weather today I am including the Alternative/E-Learning Policy below. While I hope we are not in for a long winter, it looks like we are in for a long winter season!

Vaping Presentations For Parents and Grades 5-8
We are excited to welcome back Dr. Terri Collins to present on the dangers of vaping. Please come to the presentation; as parents it is very important that we are fully aware of the dangers of vaping and what to look for. We welcomed Dr. Collins last year for a parent presentation and I would love to see it better attended this year.

Student Presentations for grades 5-8 will take place on Wednesday, November 6th. Parent Presentations will take place at the Open Board Meeting on November 19th at 7:30pm. Please save the date!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

NEW: Alternative/E-Learning Days Policy
The Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) recognizes that education can continue even when students and teachers are not in the same location. Alternative/E-Learning involves online or teacher-prepared lessons that students can do when away from the physical school building. St Paul of the Cross School will be offering Alternative/E-Learning Days for the 2019-2020 school year. These designated days will encourage student growth in the areas of self-sufficiency, adaptability and perseverance, and encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning. This policy also enforces good habits geared toward high school and college digital learning expectations.

Alternative/E-Learning Goals:

  • To minimize the disruption to academic progress caused with emergency school closures by making those out-of-school days as educationally productive and engaging as possible.
  • To allow students an opportunity to practice the kind of online learning that is increasingly part of both college study and workplace training.
  • To maximize the use of technology as a tool for independent study.

Alternative/E-Learning Guidelines:

  • Alternative/E-Learning Days are defined as days that include online instruction, independent research projects, and other document-based learning, etc.
  • Alternate/E-Learning Days may only be implemented on occasions when school is cancelled due to inclement weather or other unexpected closures.
  • The current OCS policy requires at least 180 instructional days per year. St Paul of the Cross School may use up to 4 of these Alternative/E-Learning days in cases of school closure.
  • St. Paul of the Cross School must cover the 4 core subjects (Reading/ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) and include religion, for these designated days.
  • Assignments will be posted on each teacher’s Google Classroom. All assignments will be posted by 9:00 am on the Alternative/E-Learning Day. Teachers will be available to answer questions regarding the assignments via email throughout the day up until 3:00. 
  • Assignments are expected to be completed during the Alternative/E-Learning Day. Assignments that require direct submission to the teacher will be due when school resumes.
  • It is understood that some families may not have access to internet at home. St. Paul of the Cross School will be flexible in those situations. Students without home internet access must inform their teacher/s by November 1st so that modifications can be made. Students without internet access will be expected to complete the work within a timeframe developed by the teacher.
  • Power and internet outages are possible during school closings. However, all students will be expected to complete the assigned work. Teachers will make accommodations for the work to be completed during the school day (recess, lunch, before school, or after school).  Parents will be required to notify their child’s teacher in writing the day school resumes if an outage occurred in their home.
  • Students will be marked as present on Alternative/E-Learning Days. However, if the assigned work is not completed within the period of time designated by the teacher, the student will be marked absent for the day that school was closed.
  • Alternative/E-Learning Days will be announced in the same manner as school closings. You will be notified via email and a phone call through school messenger. In addition, you may access information at www.EmergencyClosings.com. Our St. Paul of the Cross School website www.spc-school.net will also have closing information.

Please click here for the full policy.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


Celebrating the Spirit
Last week we sent home a letter and packet of information with your oldest/only child. There are many opportunities for families to participate, so please be sure to check out the packet. 
Parent Letter
Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save Date CTS 2020


SPC Information and Updates 

SPC Green Team 

Hey SPC Parents!
After Halloween, instead of tossing your pumpkin in the trash, drop it off for composting! Park Ridge is collecting pumpkins on Nov 2 from 8am-1pm at the Public Works Service Center 400 Busse Hwy.

Denim Drive
We want to inform you that we will be doing a Denim Drive during the first week of November - the 4th through the 8th. You may bring clean and used jeans for the Denim Drive. The jeans may be any color. We will be collecting the jeans at main school entrances during school drop-off in the morning all week.

With the jeans we collect, we will do 3 things:
1. cut out patterns of shoes and ship them to Sole Hope, who make shoes for kids in Uganda.
2. donate some jeans to the SPC Clothing Drive.
3. recycle some jeans to be made into insulation.

We hope you are able to donate your jeans!
- SPC Green Team


Home Run Inn Pizza Hot Lunch November 15th! Order Form Now Open
The Home Run Inn Pizza order form for November 15th is now open through Wednesday, November 6th. Please be sure to register each child that you will want to receive the pizza lunch. The choices are Cheese or Sausage Pizza for $5.00 and the lunch also includes apples and Oreo cookies. You will have the option to order two pizzas for an additional $5.00. Please provide your own drink if you do not receive milk. For questions, please contact Kelly Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please follow all the steps on the form (see link below) to be properly registered for hot lunch. The form and payment must be received for your child to receive the lunch. Payment must be received through Smart Tuition. Please do not send money to school to pay for the lunch. No lunches will be provided for purchase the day of hot lunch.

5th and 6th Grade students will be on a field trip so please do not register your students in that grade. Thank you.

Please note, registration closes on Wednesday, November 6th at 3:00pm. 

Hot Lunch Form

Thank you for supporting the hot lunch program.


8th Grade Bag bottle
Have you seen the new SPC drawstring bags and water bottles?
They drawstring bags are the perfect size for sports, lunches or library books.
The Contigo SPC water bottle is perfect to take to school or to a sporting event.
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to St. Paul of the Cross or convenient online purchasing.

Please click on the link, https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=y5qbyr1onk2, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest!

All proceeds/profit support the SPC 8th grade class.

Thank you - The 8th Grade Room Moms


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session

Registration for the Winter Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/12/19; On Time and Late fees begin 11/13/19. 


SPC Home and School Association

SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Box Tops Expiring For Facebook


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Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be! 
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to SPC Home and School Association or convenient online purchasing. Please visit our web page HERE, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest! All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

VOLUNTEER
New Committees/Opportunities with Home and School Association
Calling all Parents, Grandparents and Guardians to join in volunteering with the SPC Home and School Association! When you volunteer at the school, you get to know other students, parents and staff ultimately enhancing your entire family’s connection with the SPC community.

We have a couple of new roles available and would love to chat with you! Do you want to volunteer but aren’t able to be at the school due to other obligations? There are some opportunities to volunteer in more of an administrative capacity that would allow you to help from home. Please contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 3, 2019

 

Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.


From The Community

PR Library Fall 2019 Book Sale Print Flyer


Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

Resurrection High School -
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, November 9th

Regina Dominican High School 
Open House - Sunday, November 10th 
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

Dear SPC Families,

Our small army of parent ghosts and goblins has transformed the Hallways and Gym of the UGC! It is the evening of Fun Fair and I am so excited for tomorrow I can hardly stand it! For all of our new families, remember to send your child in their Halloween costume tomorrow. Thank you to Kate Bastian and Kelly Skony, the Fun Fair chairs. This wonderful event would not be possible without their many hours of planning. Another big thanks to the parent volunteers who will come tomorrow to run all the games.

Next Thursday is Halloween (I learned last year that SPC celebrates Halloween for about a week). Given that students can wear their costumes tomorrow, costumes are not allowed next Thursday. However, students can come out of uniform and wear orange or black.

ATHLETIC PASSES ARE ON SALE!
Athletic Family Passes - good for the entire family for Home Athletic Events (BB and VB).
BB only - $20
VB only - $20
BB and VB - $30
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Today your oldest/only child was sent home with a packet of information from our Celebrating the Spirit committee. Please read through the packet and learn all about our upcoming gala, Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars! 

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal



Notes From the School Offices

A special thank you to Ms. Melissa Nelson for coordinating the lice checks this past week! We had a few confirmed cases of head lice and nits at SPC during our free evaluation this week. If your child was absent Tuesday and Wednesday and missed the school-wide lice checks, you can make a free appointment at either Hair Butterflies' locations until October 31st. Click the link below and make your appointment. Facts and tips on lice can be found here.  
https://www.licenitremoval.com/


SPC Home and School Association

Celebrating the Spirit
We sent home a letter and packet of information with your oldest/only child today. There are many opportunities for families to participate, so please be sure to check out the packet. 
Parent Letter
Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save Date CTS 2020


SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Box Tops Expiring For Facebook


totes magnets











Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be! 
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to SPC Home and School Association or convenient online purchasing. Please visit our web page HERE, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest! All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

VOLUNTEER
New Committees/Opportunities with Home and School Association
Calling all Parents, Grandparents and Guardians to join in volunteering with the SPC Home and School Association! When you volunteer at the school, you get to know other students, parents and staff ultimately enhancing your entire family’s connection with the SPC community.

We have a couple of new roles available and would love to chat with you! Do you want to volunteer but aren’t able to be at the school due to other obligations? There are some opportunities to volunteer in more of an administrative capacity that would allow you to help from home. Please contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


SPC Information and Updates 

Green Team Denim Drive
Hey SPC Parents!

We are the SPC Green Team! We want to inform you that we will be doing a Denim Drive during the first week of November - the 4th through the 8th. You may bring clean and used jeans for the Denim Drive. The jeans may be any color. We will be collecting the jeans at main school entrances during school drop-off in the morning all week.

With the jeans we collect, we will do 3 things:
1. cut out patterns of shoes and ship them to Sole Hope, who make shoes for kids in Uganda.
2. donate some jeans to the SPC Clothing Drive.
3. recycle some jeans to be made into insulation.

We hope you are able to donate your jeans!
- SPC Green Team


Hot Lunch 
Healthy Kids is BACK! Starting in November parents will have the option to purchase a hot lunch on set Fridays. Registration is now open to purchase the lunches. Registration will close on Thursday, October 24th at 3:00pm for the November lunches. Extra lunches will not be available the day of this hot lunch.

Please complete the form(s) by Thursday, October 24th.

UGC Hot Lunch Order Grades 4-8

EGC Hot Lunch Order Grades PS-3

November Lunches and Menus
NOVEMBER 1ST- Cheese Quesadilla, Mexican rice, Fruit and Chocolate chip cookie
NOVEMBER 8TH- Pancakes, Sausage and Fresh Fruit

If you have any questions please let Kelly Spanos know. Thank you for supporting the hot lunch program.


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Dilly Bar Sale!!! 
A little treat for Halloween 
The 8th grade class will be selling Dilly Bars for $2/each, during lunch, on Thursday, October 31st.
For those who have an allergy to Dilly Bars they can purchase a Dairy Queen Frozen Star Popsicle instead.


8th Grade Bag bottle
Have you seen the new SPC drawstring bags and water bottles?
They drawstring bags are the perfect size for sports, lunches or library books.
The Contigo SPC water bottle is perfect to take to school or to a sporting event.
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to St. Paul of the Cross or convenient online purchasing.

Please click on the link, https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=y5qbyr1onk2, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest!

All proceeds/profit support the SPC 8th grade class.

Thank you - The 8th Grade Room Moms


Attention Parents of Grade 2 and Grade 8 - Sacramental Information
Grade 2 Sacramental Letter
Grade 8 Sacramental Letter


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session

Registration for the Winter Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/12/19; On Time and Late fees begin 11/13/19. 


 

St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for October 20, 2019

Please join us for a Candlelight Rosary October 29th

Rosary

Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.


From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

St. Ignatius Latin Days - Fun and Games THIS Saturday, October 26th
Please click here to download the Latin Days flyer

Resurrection High School - Admissions Events 7th & 8th Grade Girls
Please click here to download Resurrection's flyer
 containing information on upcoming open houses.

Regina Dominican High School 
Regina Backstage Experience Wizard of Oz - Monday, October 28
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com