Dear SPC Families,

I want to start by saying THANK YOU for your amazing generosity for the Fun Run! We are excited to announce we have raised close to $160,000. The money is still coming in, so we will celebrate soon once we have finalized the numbers. The Fun Run goes towards operating costs. As many of you know, we increased tuition by 3% this year, while our expenses increased by 10% to 15%, depending on the expense. This situation created a very tight budget, and the Fun Run surpassed our goal, helping the operational vitality of our school. A thank you to Renee Tarasevich, who, as I write, is working diligently to secure an authentic chicken costume. We are grateful for her enthusiasm, attention to detail, and, most importantly, putting the FUN in FUN RUN!

Tomorrow the 8th grade class of 2023 will be going to Lake Geneva Adventures for a day of team building, high ropes, and zip lining! Stay tuned for updates on our social media!

We are hosting parent mingles at Harp and Fiddle tonight and next month, and I look forward to seeing you there for some fun and community building. Please see the Home & School flyer below with the link to RSVP!

Also, the Endowment Committee is hosting Trivia Night 2022 on Friday, November 4th. Be sure to reserve your tables early, as space in the Parish Life Center (gym) is limited. See below for the details and registration link.

A Few Words About the Bus:
I am well aware that the announcement earlier this week has upset many people, and for that, I am sorry. I appreciate the feedback but also feel the need to clarify a few points:

  1. The decision was motivated by the lack of drivers. There is a nationwide shortage of drivers, and it is also impacting the reality in our community.
  2. A conversation did happen regarding the adjustment of the SPC start time, which would require SPC to start at 7:15 am and end at 2:15. This is simply not an option that I will entertain.
  3. The possibility of parents paying for bus service: the cost per child would be roughly $1000. While some parents might be willing to pay that sum, the majority (I am guessing) would not. The payment for bus service does not fix the root cause, which is there are no drivers.
  4. What about SPC purchasing buses for SPC? This is also not a viable option for multiple reasons: the cost of buses, the search for drivers, etc.
  5. SPC is the only non-public school within D64 that has bus service; private schools are not entitled to bus transportation from public schools.  

I empathize with the fact that this decision has impacted families; however, I do think it is the only possible solution at this time.

Parent Teacher Conferences:
Today Pick a time was sent out to schedule conferences next week. After we sent out the initial email, we realized the times were incorrect for preschool-3 as those conference times should be 20 minutes. Please go into the schedule and adjust your schedule accordingly if you would like the full 20-minute slot. All conferences for grades 4-8 are only 10 minutes per teacher because you have to meet with multiple content areas. I apologize for the error.

Coming Soon— Updated Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures 
Given that Summit Avenue will be available for pick up and drop off, we are working to finalize the plans and will email those in a separate email next week. I will reiterate, especially as we approach the season of bad weather, we must remain safe and follow those rules. A few reminders:

  1. Only drop off your student in the drop-off lanes. DO NOT HAVE THEM CROSS TRAFFIC THROUGH THE DROP-OFF LANES.
  2. Do not exit the kiss and go through the cones.
  3. Parents must remain in the car when using the kiss-and-go lanes.
  4. Do not make u-turns on Summit.
  5. If parking in the metra spots on Summit (you do so at the risk of getting a ticket), do not wave kids across the street or cross at places other than the crosswalk.
  6. Do not make a left turn on Washington out of the parking lot during drop-off and pick-up hours.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


 

School Updates

SPC Life Team Attention 7th & 8th Graders!
Come join SPC Life Team!
Open to 7th and 8th graders 
We meet one Thursday each month at lunch/recess time starting October 13th.
We do lots of fun service projects while promoting the respect of ALL life: baby bottle project, caroling at the Summit, Easter baskets for single moms, help with collections for the poor, FMSC, Gigi’s House collections. 
Come to our first monthly meeting at lunch/recess on Thursday 10/13 in the Stem lab ( we’ll meet on 11/10 and 12/1 also). Any questions or if any parents want to help, just email Karen Maloney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Homework Club
Every Monday and Thursday from 3:10 to 4:00 pm in room 127, students in grades 4-8 can come as needed for help with homework or to catch up on missing assignments. There is no fee.

Please contact Ms. Frayn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to tell her if your child is attending.


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Trivia Night on Friday, November 4, 2022- Time to Get Your Tables!
Trivia Night 2022
Please click here to purchase your tables! 


Home & School Association 

FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


 

From the Community

Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Shadow Day Flier 2022 with QR Code 1

Fenwick Admissions Flyer


Loyola Academy Fall Jr High Events22

Pats Admissions Flyer 2022


 

Experience ND

Dear SPC Families,

Our 2022 Tiger Fun Run is TOMORROW, Friday, September 23rd and the weather looks perfect for the event. THANK YOU to all the families that have pledged so generously! I want to give a very special shout-out of thanksgiving to our Fun Run Chairwomen, Renee Tarasevich, who is the mastermind and energy for all things fun run! Since we have successfully raised over $100,000, I am excited to announce that we will have February 13th off of school–the day after Superbowl Sunday! It also looks like we will reach our stretch goal of $140,000, so cluck cluck cluck–I will be spending a day dressed like a chicken; maybe next year we can figure out a challenge that doesn’t involve farm animals?  

We will be accepting online pledges through midnight of Fun Run Day at:  https://pledgestar.com/stpaulofthecross/   
Fun Run 2022 FNL

Some helpful reminders for tomorrow:

  • The big lot will be closed at 7:30 am. Please be patient and use caution as we utilize Washington for the big lot “kiss-and-go.”

  • Please do not park in FM Global Lot or the Ryan Parke Funeral Home Lot at any time during the school day. Please do not bring dogs to the Fun Run.

  • Be sure to send your student in his/her Fun Run t-shirt, comfortable bottoms, gym shoes, and a full water bottle!

  • Come cheer the students on! Make a sign, wear your favorite team jersey, or just come as you are and cheer on your SPC All-Star as they run laps in the big lot (schedule below).

Fun Run Schedule – Friday, September 23:

  • ¶    Multi-Age Early Childhood: 8:30-8:55 am
  • ¶    Kindergarten: 9:10-9:35 am
  • ¶    1st Grade:  9:40-10:05 am
  • ¶    2nd Grade: 10:10-10:35 am
  • ¶    3rd Grade: 10:40-11:05 am
  • ¶    4th Grade: 11:10-11:35 am
  • ¶    LUNCH: 11:40 am -12:20 pm
  • ¶    5th Grade: 12:20-12:45 pm
  • ¶    6th Grade: 12:50-1:15 pm
  • ¶    7th Grade: 1:20-1:45 pm
  • ¶    8th Grade: 1:50-2:15 pm

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES OCTOBER 6th and 7th:
Next week we will send out the Pick a Time information to sign up for parent-teacher conferences. This year will offer in-person conferences as well as Zoom conferences. A reminder that there is no school on those two days, and students will be given asynchronous work to complete.

FORGOTTEN ITEMS:
Another reminder that there are too many items being dropped off at school during the day. This is a disruption to the teachers and the classes. Water bottles do not have to be dropped off. All water fountains are working!

In the UGC, forgotten Chromebooks will be taken but will be left on the table outside the office. It is the student's responsibility to remember their Chromebooks each and every day. They will not be called down to get them!

Also, students will not be allowed to call home for their Chromebook or be able to get a loaner. 

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


School Updates

Notes From Fletcher Foy

If you have had a change of address, phone number, email update, etc. please be sure to let the office know of any of these changes. It is very important we have the most current information on file. 

Thank you!


Homework Club
Every Monday and Thursday from 3:10 to 4:00 pm in room 127, students in grades 4-8 can come as needed for help with homework or to catch up on missing assignments. There is no fee.
Please contact Ms. Frayn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to tell her if your child is attending.


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Home & School Association

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Save the Date! Trivia Night on Friday, November 4, 2022
Trivia Night 2022

FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


St. Paul of the Cross Apostolate of Women Message

As we continue to grow under our revitalized structure, the St. Paul of the Cross AOW Women’s Group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2022-2023 year.  Please click here:  SPC Apostolate of Women Form

From the Community

This Weekend - Danny Golden is the cousin of one of our students. We pray for Danny and his family. Please click on the flyer below. # FightLikeAGolden.

2022 Danny Golden Flyer Print


 

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Pack 201 Welcomes All St Paul of the Cross Students!
While the Cub Scout curriculum is designed with flexibility and can be accomplished independently, we have also planned some exciting—and safe—events for this year where the children may be able to work on projects with their Den…and even the entire Pack!

If your child is a:

  • Kindergartner?  Become a Scout and join the Lion Den!
  • First Grader?  Check out the Tiger Cub program.
  • Second Grader?  Sign up with the Wolf Den!
  • Third Grader?  Check out what’s going on in the Bear Den!
  • Fourth Graders and Fifth Graders?  Join the Webelos Den!

Whatever level you’re at, join Cub Scout Pack 201 as we discover the wonderful world of Scouting…in the outdoors.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

  

Park Ridge Library Non-Residents Flyer


Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Shadow Day Flier 2022 with QR Code 1

Fenwick Admissions Flyer


Loyola Academy Fall Jr High Events22

Pats Admissions Flyer 2022


 

Experience ND

 


 

Dear SPC Families,

Thank you for a beautiful evening last Friday for the 2nd Annual Parent Mixer; seeing everyone enjoying the evening was super fun. Thank you to Mrs. Waldeck for coordinating the party and Mr. Bob McNamara and the Chancey Brothers for the music! 

Today we had our first fire drill, and I am happy to report that all the students exited the building quickly and quietly! It was very impressive that both buildings evacuated in 2 minutes!

Fun Run
We are in full swing of Fun Run excitement! Thank you to everyone who is collecting pledges and supporting SPC. Next Friday looks like perfect weather for the event, and I hope you can join us to cheer on our runners. I will be announcing Dr. M's annual Fun Run challenge next week–I first have to look over my life insurance documents. :)  

Please read below for all the Fun Run details, directions for morning drop-off, and notes on what each student will need that day. 

High School Fair, Inviting All 7th and 8th Grade Students
We will host a high school fair on September 21st from 6:30-8:00 pm in the gym. Any student who attends the fair will receive an out-of-uniform pass for September 28th!

Parking in the Condo Alley off of Ridge Terrace
Please do not park in that alley; it is private property. It is also dangerous as kids are running around and people are exiting the garage. Thank you.

Fall Clubs (staffed by our very own SPC staff)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:

Check out these great after school activities that take place at SPC! Our creative staff has created some unique and full-filled after school CLUBS. Please sign up soon, as spots are limited. Fall Clubs begin the week of September 19th…next week!

Monday Options:

Outdoor Fun
Enjoy the outdoors exploring good ol' fashioned games that don't need wifi! Frisbee, potato sack races, bags, relay races, capture the flag, kickball, and more!

Build It
Are you looking for a fun, lively class for your child as the chill sets in and the weather limits activities? Look no further! In Build It! Your child can explore basic building concepts, solve problems with peers, and work with amazing materials like Magna-tiles, Legos, K'Nex, and cardboard. We provide the space, materials and challenges. Your child brings creativity and enthusiasm!

Adventures in Play
In this class, each week is a mini-adventure! Week to week, we'll explore different types of play. From building and art, imaginative and social play, and even learning new games together, each week will be a surprise for your child. (Gently) guided by adults, this hour after school gives your child the space, time, and companionship to do things like unwind in a play kitchen, build a castle with blocks, or even enjoy a picnic with a stuffed friend. There will be playdoh. There will be glitter. There will be giggles. There will be fun!

WEDNESDAY Options:

Crafts with Kraft & Chaparro too
This afterschool club is where students in grades 1-3 can practice and enjoy art projects and their individual skills. From watercolors to holiday-themed activities to paper mache, students can find where their unique talents lie and explore new avenues of enrichment and expression!

Fun with Paper Origami
Explore the Japanese culture of origami and jump into the history of this magnificent form of art and storytelling.

Drama Club 1
Students in Grades 1-3 will explore the basics of Drama with improvisation, skits, mime, and drama games. Some of the many benefits of studying Drama are increased self-confidence, improved communication and language skills, improved concentration, and learning the value of cooperation.

Drama Club 2
Students in Grades 4 & 5 will explore the basics of Drama with improvisation, skits, mime, and drama games. Some of the many benefits of studying Drama are increased self-confidence, improved communication and language skills, improved concentration, and learning the value of cooperation.

THURSDAY Options:

Book Buddies
Reading buddies can improve reading fluency, decrease anxiety in reluctant or stressed readers, and add a bit of cuddly fun to reading, making it even more pleasurable than it usually is! A reading buddy can be another student, a stuffed animal, or a toy. The group members can sign up with their "buddy," be assigned one once the program begins, or share their reading with a plushy (either from home or from the library shelves). Extra time spent reading in the school library sure is special!

Clay Club
This after school clay club is a fun handbuilding class that will teach students the basics of ceramics techniques and tools! Clay clubbers will create 2-3 glazed ceramic pieces as well as learn the colorful art of sculpting polymer clay! And that's not all… we'll also talk about the wacky science behind the glazing and firing process ‘cuz ART and SCIENCE go together like macaroni and cheese! Speaking of, we'll have snacks too. Come join the messy fun! 

Book Play Pop in: All About Trains
This one-day class lets your little train buff meet with other engineers at heart as we read and explore all trains. After we read, we'll enjoy some serious train time as we set up our own track and get the hopper cars, gondolas, and boxcars moving!

Book Play Pop in: The Magic Hat
This one-day class is all about magic and a little bit of silliness. After reading this much-loved classic, we'll make our own wands and try a little magic of our own.

Book Play Pop in: I'll Wait Mr. Panda
Mr. Panda is working hard but will his friends wait to see what his efforts create? In this one-day class, we'll explore this simple but fun read as we enjoy a treat ourselves and make a craft connected to this book. PLEASE NOTE: If your child has food allergies, please notify the teacher.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


School Updates

Fun Run 2022 FNL

Our 2022 Tiger Fun Run is Friday, September 23rd. THANK YOU to all the families that have pledged support. Keep those pledges coming! The website is: https://pledgestar.com/stpaulofthecross/   

Some helpful reminders for Fun Run Day:

  • The big lot will be closed at 7:30am. Please be patient and use caution as we utilize Washington for big lot “kiss-and-go”.
  • Please do not park in FM Global Lot at any time during the school day. Please do not bring dogs to the Fun Run.
  • Be sure to send your student in his/her Fun Run t-shirt (coming home next week), comfortable bottoms, gym shoes, and a full water bottle!
  • Come cheer the students on! Make a sign, wear your favorite team jersey, or just come as you are, and cheer on your SPC All-Star as they run laps in the big lot (schedule below).

Fun Run Schedule – Friday, September 23:

  • ¶    Multi-Age Early Childhood: 8:30-8:55 am
  • ¶    Kindergarten: 9:10-9:35 am
  • ¶    1st Grade:  9:40-10:05 am
  • ¶    2nd Grade: 10:10-10:35 am
  • ¶    3rd Grade: 10:40-11:05 am
  • ¶    4th Grade: 11:10-11:35 am
  • ¶    LUNCH: 11:40 am -12:20 pm
  • ¶    5th Grade: 12:20-12:45 pm
  • ¶    6th Grade: 12:50-1:15 pm
  • ¶    7th Grade: 1:20-1:45 pm
  • ¶    8th Grade: 1:50-2:15 pm

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions! Thank you!!

Renee Tarasievich
Fun Run 2022 Committee Chair


Notes From Fletcher Foy

If your child is taking medication at school or carries it in his/her backpack such as an inhaler or Avi Q, please make sure the office has a medication form on file. Please click here for the form.

Thank you!


National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an Uncle Pete’s Ministry lunch collection TOMORROW, September 16th!

Dear SPC Families,

National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an Uncle Pete’s Ministry lunch collection on Friday, September 16th.
We are asking for your support to donate at least two lunches.

Lunches need to include the following:

  • Two sandwiches with meat and bread only (no cheese, no condiments)
  • Two hard boiled eggs.  (Please boil completely- about 10 minutes)
  • One small bag of chips
  • One piece of fruit- apple or orange (no bananas)
  • One small water or juice box
  • Two or three cookies or a small candy bar
  • One paper napkins

You should have received 2 paper bags, but if you didn’t or if you would like to make extra and put them in a plastic grocery bag.
Please bring your lunches to any entrance tomorrow morning from 7:45-8:15.

Thank you for your support to Uncle Pete’s Ministry


Counselors Corner

Building Resilience: Help Your Child Adapt and Thrive
Resilience Webinar September 21st from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
As the new school year begins in earnest, it can feel overwhelming for children (and you!) to adjust to the new rhythm. Transitions can be difficult in the best of times, and the added uncertainty of uncontrollable events–like pandemic disruptions–can increase anxiety. Building resilience can help! Resilience is the ability to adapt to and bounce back from challenges, moving forward with optimism. Everyone is resilient to some degree, but it’s possible to strengthen your children’s resilience “muscles” (and your own) by exercising them. This webinar shows how building resilience can ease the transition back to school and help your children thrive despite the uncertainties and changes they will face at school and at home. You will learn practical and evidence-based skills to encourage in your children as they move forward this year. 
Click on the link above for more information and to register. 


Save the Date! Trivia Night on Friday, November 4, 2022
Trivia Night 2022
Look For More Details Next Week! 


 

Updates from SPC Home & School Association

HASA NEWS 1

Interested in Volunteering? Click Here.

Click Here for Box Tops Information


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


St. Paul of the Cross Apostolate of Women Message

As we continue to grow under our revitalized structure, the St. Paul of the Cross AOW Women’s Group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2022-2023 year.  Please click here:  SPC Apostolate of Women Form

CHILDREN'S CHOIR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Music Notes

Online registration for the Children's Choir is now open! Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 21. Rehearsals are every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in The Holy Family Chapel. To register, please visit https://www.spc-church.org/about/news/775-childrens-choir-sign-up

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPACE IS LIMITED, so sign up now! And...don't forget to invite a friend!


Fun, Faith & Music Class
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Please join us on Wednesdays for our Fun, Faith & Music Class in the Kinane Center. The class is for parents (or grandparents, etc) with babies, toddler or pk aged children! You and your child will learn new songs, songs for seasons, of praise and familiar favorites. The class is from September 21 - December 7, Wednesdays from 9:30-10:00, cost is $30. Please click here for the Registration Form.

RCIA September 2022
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From the Community

Danny Golden is the cousin of one of our students. We pray for Danny and his family. Please click on the flyer below. # FightLikeAGolden.

2022 Danny Golden Flyer Print


 

Edison Park Youth Basketball Grades 1–8 Girls and Boys
Registration begins September 17th. Click here to download all the details.


 

Park Ridge Library Non-Residents Flyer


Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Pats Admissions Flyer 2022


 

Experience ND

 

 

 

Dear SPC Families,

I look forward to seeing many of you at our 2nd annual Parent Mixer tomorrow. Please remember that it is a children-free event. The weather looks perfect for a night in the Safe Zone, and we hope to see you all there! This week we celebrated our first all-school Mass. It was wonderful to have the Mass of the Holy Spirit together. We did learn that we only have a minimal amount of extra seating in the church; as a result, we ask that only the parents of students who are hosting and reading at the Mass attend. Thank you for your understanding. 

Our first Home and School Meeting is tomorrow in Duffin Hall at 8:00 after drop-off! 

THANK YOU TO OUR LUNCH VOLUNTEERS
This week we started our first week of lunch helpers! Thank you to everyone who signed up; we are still looking for lunch helpers. 

We are no longer in need of assistance with recess, just lunch. However, if you absolutely love recess duty –please contact Mrs. Foy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. CLICK HERE TO HELP WITH LUNCH SUPERVISION.    

FUN RUN SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Next week we will launch the annual SPC Fun RUN! More details will follow in the coming days. It is a great tradition to have parents come to cheer on the kids when they run. The run will take place in the main parking lot. Please note the times of each run:

  •     Multi-Age Early Childhood: 8:30-8:55 am
  •     Kindergarten: 9:10-9:35 am
  •     1st Grade: 9:40-10:05 am
  •     2nd Grade: 10:10-10:35 am
  •     3rd Grade: 10:40-11:05 am
  •     4th Grade: 11:10-11:35 am
  •     LUNCH: 11:40 am -12:20 pm
  •     5th Grade: 12:20-12:45 pm
  •     6th Grade: 12:50-1:15 pm
  •     7th Grade: 1:20-1:45 pm
  •     8th Grade: 1:50-2:15 pm

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal 


School Updates

Notes From Fletcher Foy

Gentle reminder, if your child has an appointment, please do not call or email at the last minute. We cannot always guarantee messages will be given in a timely manner.

Thank you!


Tiger Fun Run Website Sponsorships!

A huge thank you to all of our T-shirt, Banner, and Website Sponsors!!
Though our t-shirt and banner print deadlines have passed, the Website Sponsorships are available. 
FUN RUN Web Post

To sign up for the Fun Run Website Sponsorship, please click here or on the above flyer. 

LOGOS: Please email your Logo to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.High-resolution images (png or jpeg) only.
PAYMENT: Please make checks payable to St. Paul of the Cross School
*Fun Run Sponsorship in the memo

Thank you,

Renee Tarasievich

SPC Tiger Fun Run Chair


National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an Uncle Pete’s Ministry lunch collection on Friday, September 16th.

Dear SPC Families,
We are asking for your support to donate at least two lunches.

Lunches need to include the following:

  • Two sandwiches with meat and bread only (no cheese, no condiments)
  • Two hard boiled eggs.  (Please boil completely- about 10 minutes)
  • One small bag of chips
  • One piece of fruit- apple or orange (no bananas)
  • One small water or juice box
  • Two or three cookies or a small candy bar
  • One paper napkins

Paper bags with instructions will be distributed to homerooms on Tuesday, September 13th.

Please return the lunches on the morning of Friday, September 16th on your way into school.

Thank you for your support to Uncle Pete’s Ministry


Updates from SPC Home & School Association

HASA NEWS 3


SPC After School Activities

Ballet FlyerFlyer 2022 Fall PB Full
Please click here to download the full flyer with registration link. 


 

Smiling Strings is Returning to SPC - Violin and Guitar Lessons!

Fall Violin Lessons Gr K-6 Beginning September 13th

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Please click here to download the flyer and information.


 

Accoustic Classical Guitar Lessons Grades 3-6 Beginning September 13th

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Please click here to download the flyer and information.


 

chess ed

Register NOW for the Fall Session of Chess-Ed’s Chess Enrichment Program
Registration for the Fall Session of the after-school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 9/13/22 to 11/15/22. The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to students in 1st through 8th grade and students of all chess abilities. Professional instruction will include the basics for beginning and 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 go to www.2022-2023spcchess.eventbee.com.
For more information about the program, please see the program flyer. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this Fall!


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Sign Up Now for the 2022 SPCMC Golf Outing on September 16th! Links below. (pun intended)

Attention all Golfers, Gophers, Drinkers and Loafers -

The summer is winding down and the kids are going back to school. What better way to celebrate, than to gather men by the foursome and play an elegant sport at an incredibly poor level?!?

That's right, the annual SPCMC Golf Outing is back! This event has everything: Tom Finnegan playing the bagpipes and Bob McNamara singing a 4-hour cover of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."

We'll even have a "Beat the Priest" closest to the pin, featuring our very own Father James!!

As always, this is a scramble format so anyone can be a winner! String and mulligans can be purchased at the door to help your score.

Entry fee includes box lunch and a drink. Following golf, we will have light appetizers and an hour of open bar.

Please consider sponsoring a hole - all proceeds go toward a worthy cause!!

Please email Glenn Lombardi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your foursome. If you do not have one, we will pair you up.

Date: Friday, September 16th.
Time: Check in at 12:00. Shotgun Start – 1:00.
Location: Wilmette Golf Club (3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette IL)

You can also pay for more than 1 golfer too! Finally catching up with 2005 technology!
$150 Per Golfer
$150 Golf Sponsorship 2022


We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 
Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


St. Paul of the Cross Apostolate of Women Message

As we continue to grow under our revitalized structure, the St. Paul of the Cross AOW Women’s Group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2022-2023 year.  Please click here:  SPC Apostolate of Women Form

CHILDREN'S CHOIR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Music Notes

Online registration for the Children's Choir is now open! Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 21. Rehearsals are every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in The Holy Family Chapel. To register, please visit https://www.spc-church.org/about/news/775-childrens-choir-sign-up

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPACE IS LIMITED, so sign up now! And...don't forget to invite a friend!


Fun, Faith & Music Class
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Please join us on Wednesdays for our Fun, Faith & Music Class in the Kinane Center. The class is for parents (or grandparents, etc) with babies, toddler or pk aged children! You and your child will learn new songs, songs for seasons, of praise and familiar favorites. The class is from September 21 - December 7, Wednesdays from 9:30-10:00, cost is $30. Please click here for the Registration Form.

RCIA September 2022
RCIA

From the Community

Danny Golden is the cousin of one of our students. We pray for Danny and his family. Please click on the flyer below. # FightLikeAGolden.

2022 Danny Golden Flyer Print


 

Edison Park Youth Basketball Grades 1–8 Girls and Boys
Registration begins September 17th. Click here to download all the details.


Park Ridge Library Non-Residents Flyer


Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Pats Admissions Flyer 2022

Experience ND

 

Dear SPC Families,

I look forward to seeing you all tonight for Back to School Night; it is wonderful to have a fully in-person Back to School Night! For our evening to run smoothly, please thoroughly read today's earlier email detailing times and locations for each grade level. For grades 3-8, please enter through door B1. For grades Preschool-2nd, please enter through door D5.

Next Friday, we will host our annual Parent Mixer; please see below for details and to RSVP.

UNIFORMS:
I understand that some people are still waiting for some uniforms to arrive. Please know that the old gold gym shirts are no longer allowed for gym attire. The only permitted uniforms are the former Lands' End items and the current selection from Tommy Hilfiger.

SPIRIT WEAR TOMORROW:
Tomorrow, all students may come dressed in spirit wear. All spirit wear days are noted on the school calendar. Students must wear spirit wear bottoms with their spirit wear tops. 

WEEKLY MASS:
We will begin weekly Mass this Tuesday, September 6th, at 10:00 am. All students in grades K-8 will attend Mass. While we work out seating/sizing logistics, we are asking that no parents attend weekly Mass with the school until further notice. I appreciate your patience. 

FUN RUN 2022 SPONSORSHIPS:
The Fun Run Committee is finalizing the t-shirt sponsorships today. Please see below for more details.

MONDAY-HAPPY LABOR DAY:
A reminder that Monday is no school. Enjoy the Holiday weekend! 

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


School Updates

Notes From Fletcher Foy

Please remember to send back your child(ren)'s blue (EGC) or purple (UGC) emergency sheet.

If your child will be absent, please call the school attendance line and leave a message or go to the school website and click on "report an absence here" on the homepage. There is still a Covid reporting form, in the case that you will need to report that.

If your child has a phone or watch at school, please advise them to tell their teacher and go to the office when they are not feeling well. Students are not allowed to text their parents during the school day.

If your child has an appointment and they will need an early dismissal or late arrival, please leave a message or email the teacher and include Bridget Fletcher or Linda Foy, depending on which building they are in. Please try and make sure you notify us ahead of time for early dismissals. While we try to accommodate you, this becomes very disruptive to the class when it is last minute. You will have to sign your child in or out at the office.

We discourage parents from dropping off items at school that were forgotten at home unless they are important, like lunch or eyeglasses. Water fountains in the school are now open and working, so water bottles are not a necessity. Homework that is dropped off will be put in the teacher's mailbox, and he/she will get it at the end of the day. Students will not be called down to pick up forgotten homework.

Chromebooks in the UGC:
Students must fully charge their Chromebooks each night so they are ready for the next school day. Loaner Chromebooks and chargers will not be given out to students who forget to charge theirs. Students will not be allowed to call their parents to bring a Chromebook to school if forgotten at home.

Thank you!


Tiger Fun Run Sponsorships!
Reminder: T-Shirt Sponsorship Deadline Today
FUN RUN Web Post

To sign up for one of our sponsorship packages, please click here or on the above flyer. 

Please note the following print deadlines:
For T-Shirts - Your logo (if applicable) and payment must be received by today, September 1st, to be printed on the t-shirts.  
For Banners Only - Your logo (if applicable) and payment must be received by Wednesday, September 7th, to be printed on the banners.

Please email your Logo to
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Thank you,

Renee Tarasievich

SPC Tiger Fun Run Chair
Please click here to download the sponsorship letter. 


We are excited to bring back the Back to School Parent Mixer on September 9th! Please RSVP by Tomorrow, Friday, September 2nd.

Parent Mixer Invite
Click here to RSVP for the Parent Mixer!

Spirit Wear Email Picture
Click here to order your spirit wear shirts today!


Updates from SPC Home & School Association

 

HASA NEWS
To download the Home & School flyer, please click here. 


Uniform Promotion Free Logos!

FREE LOGO promotion starting tomorrow through next week (8/26/22 - 9/1/22) - production lead times are still running 10-15 days - but inventory remains strong, so they wanted to make this offer in case any families need anything additional as they head into the fall season.

Friday 8/26 through Thursday 9/1/22.
Promo code required - 2022BTSWFL


 

SPC After School Activities

Ballet SPC Flyer 2022 Fall
Please click here to download the complete flyer with signup link.


Smiling Strings is Returning to SPC - Violin and Guitar Lessons!

Fall Violin Lessons Gr K-6 Beginning September 13th

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Please click here to download the flyer and information.


Accoustic Classical Guitar Lessons Grades 3-6 Beginning September 13th

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Please click here to download the flyer and information.


 

chess ed

Register NOW for the Fall Session of Chess-Ed’s Chess Enrichment Program
Registration for the Fall Session of the after-school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 9/13/22 to 11/15/22. The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to students in 1st through 8th grade and students of all chess abilities. Professional instruction will include the basics for beginning and 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 go to www.2022-2023spcchess.eventbee.com.
For more information about the program, please see the program flyer. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this Fall!


FROM THE PARISH

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Sign Up Now for the 2022 SPCMC Golf Outing on September 16th! Links below. (pun intended)

Attention all Golfers, Gophers, Drinkers and Loafers -

The summer is winding down and the kids are going back to school. What better way to celebrate, than to gather men by the foursome and play an elegant sport at an incredibly poor level?!?

That's right, the annual SPCMC Golf Outing is back! This event has everything: Tom Finnegan playing the bagpipes and Bob McNamara singing a 4-hour cover of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."

We'll even have a "Beat the Priest" closest to the pin, featuring our very own Father James!!

As always, this is a scramble format so anyone can be a winner! String and mulligans can be purchased at the door to help your score.

Entry fee includes box lunch and a drink. Following golf, we will have light appetizers and an hour of open bar.

Please consider sponsoring a hole - all proceeds go toward a worthy cause!!

Please email Glenn Lombardi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your foursome. If you do not have one, we will pair you up.

Date: Friday, September 16th.
Time: Check in at 12:00. Shotgun Start – 1:00.
Location: Wilmette Golf Club (3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette IL)

You can also pay for more than 1 golfer too! Finally catching up with 2005 technology!
$150 Per Golfer
$150 Golf Sponsorship 2022


We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 
Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


St. Paul of the Cross Apostolate of Women Message

As we continue to grow under our revitalized structure, the St. Paul of the Cross AOW Women’s Group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2022-2023 year.  Please click here:  SPC Apostolate of Women Form

CHILDREN'S CHOIR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Music Notes

Online registration for the Children's Choir is now open! Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 21. Rehearsals are every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in The Holy Family Chapel. To register, please visit https://www.spc-church.org/about/news/775-childrens-choir-sign-up

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPACE IS LIMITED, so sign up now! And...don't forget to invite a friend!


Fun, Faith & Music Class
Music Class image
Please join us on Wednesdays for our Fun, Faith & Music Class in the Kinane Center. The class is for parents (or grandparents, etc) with babies, toddler or pk aged children! You and your child will learn new songs, songs for seasons, of praise and familiar favorites. The class is from September 21 - December 7, Wednesdays from 9:30-10:00, cost is $30. Please click here for the Registration Form.

RCIA September 2022
RCIA

From the Community

Danny Golden is the cousin of one of our students. We pray for Danny and his family. Please click on the flyer below. # FightLikeAGolden.

2022 Danny Golden Flyer Print

Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Pats Admissions Flyer 2022

Experience ND

Edison Park Youth Basketball Grades 1–8 Girls and Boys
Registration begins September 17th. Click here to download all the details.