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.
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.
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!
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
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.
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.
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.
Updates from SPC Home & School Association
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
Smiling Strings is Returning to SPC - Violin and Guitar Lessons!
Fall Violin Lessons Gr K-6 Beginning September 13th
Accoustic Classical Guitar Lessons Grades 3-6 Beginning September 13th
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
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!!
Date: Friday, September 16th.
Time: Check in at 12:00. Shotgun Start – 1:00.
Location: Wilmette Golf Club (3900 Fairway Drive, Wilmette IL)
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!
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
SPACE IS LIMITED, so sign up now! And...don't forget to invite a friend!
Fun, Faith & Music Class
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
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.
Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools
Edison Park Youth Basketball Grades 1–8 Girls and Boys
Registration begins September 17th. Click here to download all the details.