October 3, 2019

Dear SPC Parents,
Happy October! Yesterday we returned from a wonderful 2 days in the beautiful Wisconsin woods with our 8th graders. I am confident (as soon as I fully recover) that we will make this an annual tradition where our 8th graders take time to be together for team building, collaboration, adventure and memory making. I was very impressed by how our 8th grade students worked together to encourage one another to try challenging tasks and problem solve through different team building activities. They showed great flexibility in problem solving and tremendous compassion helping one another face their fears in tasks on the high ropes course or climbing tower. A very special thanks to our fearless chaperones, Ms. Guarnieri, Mr. Bravos, Mr. Warner, and Ms. Iacopelli for their marathon 36 hour field trip! We were also fortunate to have Mrs. Shultz and Mrs. Ufheil come up and surprise us for the day.

Last week we held our 2nd annual Tiger Fun Run! We had so much fun cheering on our students who ran to raise money for instructional supplies and technology enhancements! I am thrilled to report that we have raised over $78,000! Thank you to Mrs. McManus and Mrs. O’Connor for co-chairing the event!

Looking ahead to next week:

Grandparent and Grandfriends Day
Friday, 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/grandfriend. I look forward to meeting many grandparents and grandfriends on Friday!

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

Notes From the School Offices

We are really looking forward to seeing all of the grandparents and grandfriends next Friday! It is always such a special day.  
Please click on the invitation to download.
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SPC Home and School Association

Moretti's Restaurant Fundraiser Today! Out of Uniform Tomorrow!
Morettis Fundraiser

Celebrating the Spirit Volunteer Kickoff Meeting - October 7th, 7:00 p.m.
We hope you can join us as we start planning Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars!
Volunteer Kickoff 2020FNL

totes magnets

Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be! 
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to SPC Home and School Association or convenient online purchasing. Please visit our web page HERE, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest! All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SPC Information and Updates 

Early Childhood Night of Information - Wednesday, Oct. 16th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Please share with your friends and family who are thinking about Preschool through Kindergarten for their child. 
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scholastic book fair

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.

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. 

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


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 October 6, 2019

Servants of St. Francis Upcoming Event

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

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

St. Viator High School - Upcoming Admissions Events
St. Viator Parent Information Night Wednesday, October 9th at 7:30 p.m. 

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

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. 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.