September 26, 2019

Dear SPC Parents,

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and generosity for the Tiger Fun Run! We are so close to our goal of $65,000! 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. I know the kids have had a wonderful week wearing comfy clothes, extra recess and some crazy hair!

As we prepare for the run tomorrow, we have to consider the weather. As of right now, it looks like there is an 80% chance of rain and thunderstorms. We have decided to move the run into the gym, but do not worry, we will still have a ton of fun because it will be a Tiger Fun Run Glow RUN! Water will not be served to students in the gym for safety and slipping on the floor purposes. Students should bring water bottles to drink before the run and when they return to their classrooms.

We do not need extra volunteers, as our 8th graders will be marking laps. However, we want Friday to be one of the best days of the year for the students. We would LOVE for you to still come to the run at your child’s assigned time and cheer on the students!

Glow run schedule in the Gym:

  • PS           8:15 - 8:55am 
  • PK - Kdg  9:05 -10:00 
  • 1st - 3rd  10:05 - 11:05am
  • 4th - 5th  12:45-1:45pm
  • 6th - 8th   2:00-2:55pm

Congratulations to all of our students who helped to secure a pledge from all 50 States! Truth be told, I am looking forward to the slime a little more than I was being on the roof!

What Does My Child Wear During the Tiger Fun Run?
All students will be given Fun Run T shirts tomorrow morning. Teachers will send students to the bathroom to change. Students should wear gym shoes and whatever comfortable running shorts/pants they choose.

8th Grade Retreat Next Week
Next Tuesday and Wednesday the 8th graders will be on retreat in Wisconsin. Please keep them in your prayers during these 2 days of team building and fun!

Grandparents/Grand Friends Day
Save the Date for October 11th from 8:00am-11:30am. Please note the 11:30am dismissal time for all students. The invitation is below for you to share with your child’s grandparent/grand friend.


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

SPC Information and Updates 

Notes From the School Offices

It is very important to get your child(ren) to school on time. This year school begins at 8:00 am. A child is considered tardy after 8:00 am. There are only 5 minutes of homeroom time in the UGC before students change for their first period class. When a student comes in late, it is a disruption to the teacher who is trying to begin teaching. Therefore, please have your child(ren) work on good organizational skills by getting things ready the night before and having them to school on time.

Fast food lunches are forbidden at SPC School. An outside lunch may be brought in once a year on your child(ren's) birthday only. We understand that there are emergencies that happen, however, in fairness to all students, we ask that you please adhere to this policy.

Picture Day
Today your child will be bringing home a picture day order form. You may return the form to your child's homeroom teacher on or before picture day on Thursday, October 3rd or you may order online using the school code: 10022801

Grandparent/Grandfriend Day Friday, October 11th.  
Please click on the invitation to download.
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More School News and Updates

Tiger Fun Run - Tomorrow!!
Last Wednesday we kicked off our Tiger Fun Run 2019 with our goal of raising $65,000 for instructional materials, technology and facility enhancements. Thanks to the generosity of all our parents, faculty, and friends, we are so close to that goal! Here is tomorrow's schedule:

Glow run schedule in the Gym:

  • PS           8:15 - 8:55am 
  • PK - Kdg  9:05 -10:00 
  • 1st - 3rd  10:05 - 11:05am
  • 4th - 5th  12:45-1:45pm
  • 6th - 8th   2:00-2:55pm

There is still time to donate, I know we would all love to have SuperBowl Monday off of school!
Please reach out with any questions. Have fun, and see you all tomorrow! Thank you again for your generous support!
Go Tigers !!

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!

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 upcoming meetings are currently scheduled for 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. 

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 
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.

Kick off Volunteer Meeting - Monday, October 7th, 7:00 pm in the LMC (Library Media Center in the UGC)
Mark your calendars and we hope you can join us as we start planning Celebrating the Spirit 2020! If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars, we hope you can join us! 

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 29, 2019 

Servants of St. Francis Upcoming Events

Dinner for Hines VA Fisher House, Sunday, October 6

Hines VA Fisher House provides temporary housing for family members of veterans who are receiving care at the Hines VA Hospital in Maywood. Join fellow parishioners in preparing dinner for our military veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Bring your pre-cooked items (ovens are available for warming) and share a meal with those staying at the Hines VA Fisher House.

If you are unable to help serve dinner but still want to cook, you can drop your food off locally and we will bring it. On the signup, there are spots for food preparation and for serving. Please signup for one or both. Children over 5 are welcome to come and help us.

Dinner takes place Sunday, October 6 from 5:00-7:30pm. Please contact Alyssa Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 

Dinner for Hines Sign-Up Here

Feed My Starving Children, Saturday, October 12, 4:30-6:30pm

Looking to serve? Looking for Service Hours? Please join fellow parishioners at Feed My Starving Children to pack meals for children around the world. This is a great event for individuals, couples, groups of friends and/or families. Please consider joining us for this fun event!

Contact Kathy Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Sign up at: Feed My Starving Children

From The Community

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.

St. Francis High School Girls Basketball Program - Free clinic Saturday, October 5th Girls in Grades 2-8
Please click here to download the flyer with all the details.