October 24, 2019

Dear SPC Families,

Our small army of parent ghosts and goblins has transformed the Hallways and Gym of the UGC! It is the evening of Fun Fair and I am so excited for tomorrow I can hardly stand it! For all of our new families, remember to send your child in their Halloween costume tomorrow. Thank you to Kate Bastian and Kelly Skony, the Fun Fair chairs. This wonderful event would not be possible without their many hours of planning. Another big thanks to the parent volunteers who will come tomorrow to run all the games.

Next Thursday is Halloween (I learned last year that SPC celebrates Halloween for about a week). Given that students can wear their costumes tomorrow, costumes are not allowed next Thursday. However, students can come out of uniform and wear orange or black.

Athletic Family Passes - good for the entire family for Home Athletic Events (BB and VB).
BB only - $20
VB only - $20
BB and VB - $30

Today your oldest/only child was sent home with a packet of information from our Celebrating the Spirit committee. Please read through the packet and learn all about our upcoming gala, Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars! 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

Notes From the School Offices

A special thank you to Ms. Melissa Nelson for coordinating the lice checks this past week! We had a few confirmed cases of head lice and nits at SPC during our free evaluation this week. If your child was absent Tuesday and Wednesday and missed the school-wide lice checks, you can make a free appointment at either Hair Butterflies' locations until October 31st. Click the link below and make your appointment. Facts and tips on lice can be found here.  

SPC Home and School Association

Celebrating the Spirit
We sent home a letter and packet of information with your oldest/only child today. There are many opportunities for families to participate, so please be sure to check out the packet. 
Parent Letter
Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
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Save Date CTS 2020

SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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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.


New Committees/Opportunities with Home and School Association
Calling all Parents, Grandparents and Guardians to join in volunteering with the SPC Home and School Association! When you volunteer at the school, you get to know other students, parents and staff ultimately enhancing your entire family’s connection with the SPC community.

We have a couple of new roles available and would love to chat with you! Do you want to volunteer but aren’t able to be at the school due to other obligations? There are some opportunities to volunteer in more of an administrative capacity that would allow you to help from home. Please contact Andrea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

SPC Information and Updates 

Green Team Denim Drive
Hey SPC Parents!

We are the SPC Green Team! We want to inform you that we will be doing a Denim Drive during the first week of November - the 4th through the 8th. You may bring clean and used jeans for the Denim Drive. The jeans may be any color. We will be collecting the jeans at main school entrances during school drop-off in the morning all week.

With the jeans we collect, we will do 3 things:
1. cut out patterns of shoes and ship them to Sole Hope, who make shoes for kids in Uganda.
2. donate some jeans to the SPC Clothing Drive.
3. recycle some jeans to be made into insulation.

We hope you are able to donate your jeans!
- SPC Green Team

Hot Lunch 
Healthy Kids is BACK! Starting in November parents will have the option to purchase a hot lunch on set Fridays. Registration is now open to purchase the lunches. Registration will close on Thursday, October 24th at 3:00pm for the November lunches. Extra lunches will not be available the day of this hot lunch.

Please complete the form(s) by Thursday, October 24th.

UGC Hot Lunch Order Grades 4-8

EGC Hot Lunch Order Grades PS-3

November Lunches and Menus
NOVEMBER 1ST- Cheese Quesadilla, Mexican rice, Fruit and Chocolate chip cookie
NOVEMBER 8TH- Pancakes, Sausage and Fresh Fruit

If you have any questions please let Kelly Spanos know. Thank you for supporting the hot lunch program.

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Dilly Bar Sale!!! 
A little treat for Halloween 
The 8th grade class will be selling Dilly Bars for $2/each, during lunch, on Thursday, October 31st.
For those who have an allergy to Dilly Bars they can purchase a Dairy Queen Frozen Star Popsicle instead.

8th Grade Bag bottle
Have you seen the new SPC drawstring bags and water bottles?
They drawstring bags are the perfect size for sports, lunches or library books.
The Contigo SPC water bottle is perfect to take to school or to a sporting event.
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to St. Paul of the Cross or convenient online purchasing.

Please click on the link, https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=y5qbyr1onk2, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest!

All proceeds/profit support the SPC 8th grade class.

Thank you - The 8th Grade Room Moms

Attention Parents of Grade 2 and Grade 8 - Sacramental Information
Grade 2 Sacramental Letter
Grade 8 Sacramental Letter

Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships

Chess-Ed Winter Session

Registration for the Winter Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for 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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/12/19; On Time and Late fees begin 11/13/19. 


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 20, 2019

Please join us for a Candlelight Rosary October 29th


Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.

From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

St. Ignatius Latin Days - Fun and Games THIS Saturday, October 26th
Please click here to download the Latin Days flyer

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 
Regina Backstage Experience Wizard of Oz - Monday, October 28
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!