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:
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.
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
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.
SPC Home & School Association
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.
Please click here for our current inventory.
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.
FROM THE PARISH
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.
FROM THE COMMUNITY
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.
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.