September 19, 2019

Dear SPC Families,

The Tiger Fun Run is in full force at SPC. Our goal is to raise $65,000 for instructional materials, technology and facility enhancements! Thank you in advance for your support of this fundraiser. The students are already having a fun time, wearing silly socks, winning popsicle parties, scrunchy day and PJ day! The funds raised will go to support our enhanced STEAM program and to pay for the new instructional materials we added this year: a new K-8 Social Studies Curriculum, Spanish Curriculum for Early Childhood through Grade 8, and an Early Childhood Math program. This week will be a little busy with communication from your teachers; please look for daily notices on Google Classroom, as the teachers will update what incentive the homerooms have earned.

Please Come and Cheer on Your Runner Next Friday!
The Tiger Fun Run will take place in the large parking lot (there is no parking or drop off in the lot that day) on September 27th at the following times:

Preschool, Pre-K, K 8:30-9:30am
Grades 1-3 10:00am-11:00am
Grades 4-5 12:45-1:45pm
Grades 6-8 2:00-3:00pm
As part of the Tiger Fun Run there is a character education component. Each day the students meet for a 10-minute team huddle where they discuss their rewards and watch a character video. Click here for today’s video.

Jodee Blanco Book Signing & Order Form
On September 10th, Jodee Blanco came to SPC to talk to our students about bullying. She is the author of NYT Bestseller, Please Stop Laughing At Me. She will be returning to SPC to sign copies of her book. If you are interested in ordering the book, please click here to purchase. Orders must be placed by September 27th.

Please read through the rest of the Thursday Mailing each week for current school information, upcoming events, parent and student opportunities, clubs and athletics. Also, new starting this week, you will see “Notes from Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs. Foy” from the school offices where they will share some important reminders and more. 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

SPC Information and Updates 

Notes From the School Offices

Picture Day is on Thursday, October 3rd, and we are looking for two parents who would like to help us out from 8:00 - 11:00 am. Please let either of us know! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gentle reminder regarding picking up your child's homework if he/she is absent; please do not come to school prior to 3:00. The teachers will not have the homework ready yet as they are teaching classes all morning and afternoon. Thank you for your understanding. 

Tiger Fun Run - Friday, September 27th
On Wednesday we kicked off our Tiger Fun Run with Pep Rallies! Our goal is to raise $65,000 for instructional materials, technology and facility enhancements. Pledging is now open, so if you've not had a chance to register your child, please click on the flyer below to register.

Fun Run Pledge Open 2019 FNL

SPC Yearbooks!
It’s never too soon to order your 2019/2020 SPC yearbook. If you order by September 30th, you will receive 15% off each yearbook. The only way to order your 2019-2020 SPC yearbook is online. Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

  • Custom Yearbooks: Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos. (This is optional; don’t feel obligated to complete this)
  • Green Yearbooks: TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and it prints on recycled paper. In the past four years TreeRing planted almost 1,800 trees on behalf of St. Paul of the Cross.
  • Beautiful Yearbooks: All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.


Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $26.00 for a soft cover. You may order a hardcover yearbook for an additional charge.
  • You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 15th.
  • Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Mrs. Melissa McCallister
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P.S. If you need help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; TreeRing has a wonderful customer service. I have found that calling them at 877-755-8733 works well too.

Volunteer Opportunity for 6th - 8th Graders
For Respect Life Month (October), the SPC Life Team will be coordinating the Baby Bottle Project which is in support of the Women's Center of Greater Chicagoland. Baby bottles are distributed to the parish/school and families fill them with spare change during the month. 

We need some extra volunteers to help distribute the baby bottles at the end of each mass the weekend of September 28th and 29th. 8th graders will receive service hours for helping. If your 6th - 8th grade child can help out, please sign them up here
Please 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.) if you have questions. Thank you!

8th Grade Retreat - Please click here for complete information and permission slips-DUE SEPTEMBER 25th

Destination: Timber-Lee Outdoor Education
                      N8705 Scout Road
                      East Troy, WI 53120

Depart: October 1st @ 8:30 from SPC Parking Lot
Return: October 2nd @ 5:30 to SPC Parking Lot

You can pay by check or by clicking here.

Fall Offerings at SPC

SPC Green Team! Calling all 4th, 5th and 6th Graders
If you love the environment and want to help take care of our Earth, then join SPC's Green Club. Together, our members are working to find ways the entire SPC community can protect the environment and care for the resources God has so generously shared with us. Some club activities might include:

  • Organizing a school supply recycling drive
  • Using creativity to inform all students about protecting the earth
  • Walking to the SPC garden to learn about composting and nature

Please join us for our meetings on the third Monday of each month during lunch and recess. Our meetings are currently scheduled for Sept. 23, Oct. 21, November 18 and December 16.

Club moderators Kristin Hunt and Kelly Skony will collect Green Team members in the upper grade center on these dates for our meetings and then return students to their homerooms once lunch and recess have concluded. Please fill out the permission slip that has been emailed out, or contact Kristin Hunt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know who will be joining next Monday. 

SPC Kindergarten Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 
Registration and Informational Meeting Friday, September 20th 6:30 pm in the A/B Meeting Rooms
Please click here to download the flyer with more details.

High School Placement Test Preparation - PEACE Educational Services
PEACE Educational Services will be offering their High School Test Preparation Program on Thursdays beginning September 26th for 8 consecutive weeks at St. Paul of the Cross School. 
PEACE provides a comprehensive program, which fully prepares students so that their full ability is reflected on their high school entrance exam. We teach the format of the HSPT. Over 8 weeks, we review and practice in the test format 17 essential math concepts. We also review and practice language skills required for the test including grammar, usage, verbal classifications, and vocabulary. We teach specific reading comprehension strategies and practice them over 7 sessions. We fully explain and practice analogies and logic problems which are new skills for most students. On the last day the students take a full HSPT to practice the skills acquired over the 8 weeks. You are provided a full report categorized by skill areas and vast resources for further practice if needed. The cost of the program is $575 plus materials. The full curriculum and registration can be found at, or call Patti Smith at (847)567-7260 with further questions. 

Tiny Tigers Fall Session Begins October 4th. Please click on the flyer below to download.
TinyTigers fall 2019 Reg

ChessEd - Columbus Day (School's Out!) - October 14th Chess Workshop 2019
Please click here for information and to register. 

SPC Home and School Association

Celebrating the Spirit Save the Date! 
And the Oscar goes to… SPC! In the spirit of Hollywood, this years annual school fundraiser, Celebrating the Spirit, will be held at Chateau Ritz on Saturday, February 8, 2020 - on the eve of one of Hollywood’s biggest nights. It’s going to be a glamorous night of fun, food and dancing! Please save the date and stay tuned for more details.

School Directory
The directory is going to the printer this week and will be ready for distribution to your oldest/only child next week. Those who ordered the online version will be sent directions on how to access it by the end of this week. 
Questions? Contact Wendy Diez or Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Earn tuition credit for your October statement, sign up is simple and does not need to be updated annually. 
Once you are enrolled, stop by the UGC and purchase your cards. Please, see the calendar for dates. Remember, gift cards are always available for purchase online. 
To get started:
St. Paul’s enrollment code is: C21ELFAD426 
Go to, click “join your scrip program” and follow the prompts, the enrollment code above is what links you to SPC. 
Have questions? Call, text or email, Kate Bastian 
at (773)710-1762 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 September 22, 2019 

From The Community

The Park Ridge Youth Commission is hosting a family movie night (Alladin!) on Saturday, September 21. Please click here for all the details.

Regina Dominican High School - 8th Grade Girls Night In Friday, October 4th
Please click here to download the flyer for Dominican's Trivia Night.

St. Viator High School - Upcoming Admissions Events
Please click here to download St. Viator's flyer containing information on admissions events and upcoming open houses.

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

Edison Park Youth Basketball - Boys and Girls in Grades 1-8
Registration begins Saturday, September 21st. Please click here to download the flyer with all the details.