September 8, 2022

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! 

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.    

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


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

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


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
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

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.

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.

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

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