August 18, 2022

Dear SPC Families,

We are eagerly anticipating the beginning of the school year! Our amazing faculty returned to school on Monday, and we have had a jam-packed week of professional development, planning, and preparation! At the beginning of the week, we tallied the total years of experience our faculty has…over 900 years! Coupled with the wealth of experience is their passion and commitment to the children and families of St. Paul of the Cross. We are so blessed to have our teachers, and they are all excited to welcome your child to their classrooms next week.

Fr. James and I are excited to see you all at our Back to School Mass and Picnic on Sunday! It will be a fantastic kick-off, rain or shine. I want to thank our SPC Home and School and the team of parent volunteers who are helping coordinate this special event. Please see below for a few important details if you plan to attend.

This week you all should have received welcome letters from your child’s teacher. This letter contains important information about pick-up and drop-off doors as well as the first day of school information. A reminder that on Monday, August 22nd, we have supply drop-off for grades 1-8 from 4:00-6:00 pm! Early Childhood-Kindergarten orientation information was in your welcome letter from your teacher.

Milk Orders
Milk Form 2022-2023

SPC Home and School Out Of Uniform Pass
10 Pack Price: $40 per student

Dates: Aug 29 / Sept 16 / Oct 21 / Nov 18 / Dec 16 / Jan 20 / Feb 24 / Mar 24 / Apr 21 / May 19

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE *** If you purchased in the spring, you received an email today with that confirmation-don’t order another one.

Chromebook Agreement for Grades 2-8:
You must sign the Chromebook agreement for your child to receive a Chromebook. Please complete this by August 21st. 

I want to volunteer at school this year! What should I do?
Please note all the requirements. You can only volunteer if you are in compliance with the volunteer requirements. CLICK HERE

Lunch Helpers Needed:
This year we are able to have lunch helpers in the classroom! We are very grateful to all the volunteers assisting with recess/lunch duty. 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   

Please read through the entire Thursday Mailing for more updates. 


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

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Updates from SPC Home & School Association

Back to School Mass and Picnic 
We are very excited to welcome you back to SPC with our first Back to School Mass and Picnic this Sunday!

Mass will begin at 4 pm in the Upper Church. With nearly 650 RSVPs, we encourage you to arrive early. Parking will be available in the main lot and across the street on Washington.

After Mass, there will be boxed dinners with either a hot dog or hamburger, chips, a cookie, and soda / water. The food stations will be located in between the UGC (Upper Grade Center) and Rectory, and then families will proceed to either the Safe Zone (the area near the playground) or the Tiger Lot (the small parking lot near the Tiger statue).

We will have limited tables and chairs set up, but we are encouraging families to bring their own chairs to the event.

In case of rain, the picnic will be moved to the school gym.

We look forward to welcoming everyone on Sunday afternoon and back to school this year! Also, if you're not following Home and School Association on Facebook or Instagram, we encourage you to like our new pages today to find out more about events throughout this year!

Thank you!
Tiffany Braun and Jenny Ramundo

Out of Uniform Passes! Reminder 
The first Out of Uniform date is on Monday, August 29th. If you purchased in the spring, you received an email today from Dr. M with that confirmation-don’t order another one. 

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SPC After School Activities

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
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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Save the Date: ANNUAL SPCMC Golf Outing September 16th!|
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, Bob McNamara singing a 4-hour cover of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and Dr. Mike Myer providing free prostate exams at the 1st hole.

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. 

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

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

Payment link will be coming shortly!! Questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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


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

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.

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