October 15, 2020

Dear SPC Families, 

It is wonderful to be back at school! The children looked great today, and they were all ready to smile for the camera! Please see below for a few housekeeping reminders:

Tomorrow CTS Out of Uniform Day:

We have rescheduled the October CTS Out of Uniform day for tomorrow since we were not in school two weeks ago. 

Confusion About Re-enrollment Packets and Email Regarding Medical Forms:
Yesterday our re-enrollment system generated a reminder that health forms must be uploaded or your child will be excluded. Some parents did not realize they had to finalize their accounts. If you have previously uploaded your medical forms on FACTS, you just need to finalize and submit so that we can print your forms out. If you have not uploaded the required forms, please bring them to the office or send them in with your child. 

  • Physical Examination Forms are required for preschool, kindergarten, 6th grade, and all new and transfer students in any grade.

  • Dental Examination Forms are required for kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade, and all new and transfer students in 1st - 8th grade.

  • Eye Examination Forms are required for kindergarten and all new and transfer students in 1st - 8th grade. 


Sadly we must cancel our beloved Fun Fair for this year. While it is easy to focus on what we can’t do, I would prefer to focus on what we can do:

  • Students may wear costumes to school on Friday, October 30th. They still must wear masks during the day, so I recommend not sending them with any other mask. Costumes must be appropriate for school. 
  • Students will have small Halloween parties in their classrooms. 
  • Students will be provided with a pre-packaged treat. Do not send treats from home; they will be sent back with your child. 

Dropoff and Pickup Safety:
For the safety of our children, we are asking all students to please cross at crosswalks. Parents, we cannot have students crossing in the middle of the streets. It is too dangerous.

No Parking Along Summit in Front of School:
Parents--do not park on Summit in front of the school in the morning. This is the kiss and go line for 7th and 8th grade. 

Social-Emotional Wellness Resources:

Community Resources:

Social Skills Group: Ages 5 & 6

Urban Wellness Parent Webinars

SPC Virtual Girls Group: 

What: Raising resilience - A virtual group for girls focused on self-empowerment. Some topics covered will include building self-esteem, friendship, kindness, cyberbullying, leadership, and tackling conflicting emotions. 

Who: 5th and 6th-grade girls

When: Starting the week of October 26th lasting 8 weeks during lunch and recess 

Who leads the group: Missy Williams and Katie McCarthy are clinical interns at Chicago Psychotherapy and in their second year of receiving their Masters in Counseling at Northwestern University. 

Want to sign up?: Email Ronda Quinn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Parent Strategies to Help Children and Teen Get the Sleep They Need.

Early Childhood Virtual Tour/Presentation October 27th at 10:00 am
We are hosting our first Virtual Early Childhood Presentation and Tour on Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00 am. Spread the word with your family and friends!
Please RSVP here. 


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


School Directory
You should have received an email recently with directions on how to order the SPC directory so that you can have access to contact information for other families. Due to the complexities of this school year, there will be no printed version of the directory. You can order access to the online version by following the directions in the email.

If you did not receive the email about the directory, please let Wendy Diez know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 847-226-8955.

Six Flags Rread to Succeed

Great news! Don't throw those 2020 Read to Succeed Six Flags Great America tickets away. Six Flags Great America will honor the 2020 tickets through August 2021. Those students who were in kindergarten through sixth grade during the 2019-2020 school year and read 360 minutes received a free ticket to Great America. Please contact Mrs.McCallister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.  

SPC Home & School Association

TRIP Information! 
On behalf of the Home and School Association, welcome to St. Paul of the Cross.I wanted to quickly introduce myself as your new T.R.I.P. (Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Plan) Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year.If you are unfamiliar with T.R.I.P., more information can be found here on our website.T.R.I.P. offers excellent rebates through purchases of e-gift cards that families use every day.  Ranging from Lands End Uniforms to Amazon to local restaurants and more- you are able to put small percentages of your purchases back towards your FACTS account with St. Paul of the Cross.You may register for your account here, and even transfer your profile from your former school (if one exists) by using the code C21ELFAD426

Due to COVID this year, we are suspending the purchase of physical gift cards until further notice. There are several gift cards that we have on hand that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis by emailing Tiffany Braun atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must have a valid TRIP account to purchase these cards before emailing. Checks will need to be made out to SPC TRIP, or you can arrange a credit card payment through Shop with Scrip after emailing Tiffany.
Please click here for our current inventory.


Magnets and Totes
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 on the Home and School Association webpage.
Please visit our web page by clicking here (https://www.spc-school.net/parents/homeandschool), select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to you at pick up or drop off. All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez Gemoets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs.
Please click here for the October 18th bulletin.


Bernie's Book Bank Children's Book Drive October 24th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please click here to download the flyer with all of the details!

District 64 Early Childhood Developmental Screenings 
District 64 Diagnostic Team is offering a screening for families with children under the age of three who have concerns with their child's development.

Also, District 64 offers monthly preschool screening for children ages 3-6 who are not yet in kindergarten. All screenings are offered virtually at this time. Please see below to download the information.

District 64 Early Childhood Developmental Screenings

Loyola Academy Dance Clinic
Loyola Academy dance team will be hosting a virtual dance clinic on November 3rd and 4th. Please click on this link to download the flyer for all the details.

St. Viator High School Upcoming Enrollment Event October 22nd