April 22, 2021

Dear SPC Parents,

Happy Thursday, SPC!  In the next few weeks, we hope to have more guidance about the end-of-year activities. I appreciate your patience as I await direction from the Archdiocese. As soon as we know dates and activities allowed, I will send out communication. 

Thank you to the committee (Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Archer, Mrs. Spanos, Mrs. Xamplas, Ms. Sullivan, Mrs. O'Connor, Mrs. Sanfrantello) who planned a fun Week of the Young Child for us! Please remember our service project continues into next week.  

Thank you to the families that have already generously donated newborn and hygiene kits for our service project, Share Our Spare. You still have time to create kits as a family. We ask that all kits be brought to school no later than Wednesday, April 28.  
Spare our Share information here.

Mrs.Quinn and Counseling Interns will be delivering the SOS (Signs of Suicide) prevention program (in partnership with Elyssa's Mission) in the coming weeks to Grades 6-8. All 6-8 grade parents should have received a separate email message regarding this program from Mrs. Quinn. Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions about the program This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Elyssa's Mission, a community-based organization that provides resources to help prevent teen suicide, would like to remind everyone that suicides start to spike in the spring (April and May). The pandemic has negatively impacted virtually ALL teens' mental health—particularly teens who were already struggling with mental health issues and/or experienced additional stressors related to COVID-19 (e.g., illness of self or family member; parental job loss; inability to participate in sports/hobbies/activities, etc.). Please increase your vigilance at this time of year. Click here for the complete newsletter from Elyssa's Mission. 

For those who missed our February 24th Parent Workshop, "Flattening the Emotional Rollercoaster During Covid" by Dr. Caroline Adelman 
Zoom Meeting Recording Click Here.
Access Passcode: 439t8q$q


Teachers have the last Professional Development Day; there will be no school for students. 

May Crowning will be held on May 19 at 1:00. Both 2nd and 8th graders will participate in May Crowning in the Church, and it will be live-streamed for the entire SPC community. More details will be forthcoming. 

Please read below for the details! 



Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


HSA Volunteers Needed
Home and School is looking for Volunteers for the 2021-2022 School Year.
All committees welcome the help and board positions also available if you have served as a committee chair. Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested or have any questions. 
Home & School Volunteer flyer Information

The Home & School Association will be placing the final order of the school year for physical gift cards from the Shop with Scrip program on May 7th. Please have all orders in for physical gift cards by that time. Now is the perfect time to stock up for summer, as there will be no physical gift card sales during June, July, and August. Only e-cards will be available during that time. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thank you to our SPC Girl Scout Leaders
We are pleased to share two scholarships available to our current 8th-grade students who will be attending a Catholic high school in the fall. The 8th-grade teachers are discussing these scholarship opportunities with their homerooms, and we also want to provide you with this information. 

Cathleen A Russo Memorial Scholarship

 Current 8th-grade students who will be attending a Catholic high school with an interest in Education.
Entry: Applicants will submit an essay with a minimum of 4 paragraphs regarding their favorite teacher and explain why they are interested in teaching.
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Evaluation & Selection: Please submit the essay to the UGC Office by May 14 at 8:00 am. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. The essays will then be given to the selection committee anonymously. 
Scholarship Award Amount: $750 
Payment will be made directly to the attending high school in the student's name. A certificate will be given to the student at graduation. 

2021 SPC Men's Club Rising Star Scholarship Application 

In an effort to promote and encourage Catholic Education, SPMC will award a $4,000 scholarship to be utilized at any approved Catholic High School Institution in the Chicagoland area. This scholarship opportunity is open to any 8th-grade male parishioner of St. Paul of the Cross. The Rising Star Scholarship will be awarded to the deserving individual who demonstrates these key requirements.  

  • Demonstrates aptitude for extracurricular activities and has contributed to his community through philanthropic opportunities.
  • Completes an essay of 500 words or less titled "What I will gain from a Catholic Education." 
  • All Finalists will complete a virtual interview with SPC Men's Club Board Members the week of May 17 or 24.

All entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm, Monday, May 17, to Men's Club board member Steven Bachert, via email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any questions, please email Mr. Bachert, or you can reach him via 312.399.9531.

chess ed

REGISTER NOW for the Mini 2021 Chess-Ed Virtual Enrichment Program! 
Keep your chess game sharp and join us for Chess-Ed’s 4-week Mini Session this May!

The 4-week Mini Session is offered Monday through Friday at a variety of times (4, 5, and 6 pm) with Beginner, Novice, Continuing, and Advanced program levels.  The chess program runs from 5/3/21 to 5/28/21 and begins after the current Spring session ends on 4/30/21.  The Mini Session is taught by Chess-Ed instructors using Zoom, lichess.org, and other chess software. Please refer to the Eventbee registration site for chess level guidelines. 

To register, go to:   www.a-mini-virtual-chess-ed.eventbee.com.  Be sure to register early to take advantage of EARLY FEE pricing.  For more information about the program, please refer to the program flyer and Eventbee website.  Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this May!

Please click here for the flyer. 


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 latest bulletin.


blood drive

The Holy Family Guild will be coordinating a Virtual Blood Drive from April 1 - April 30th. 

Anyone who would like to participate can make an appointment at one of the many local Vitalant (formerly LifeSource) donor centers and use our code - RG08
All successful donations will be tested for the COVID antibody! You are also able to donate after you have been vaccinated.

Please use THIS link below to make your appointment since it is connected to the St. Paul of the Cross blood drive.

Please contact the Holy Family Guild blood drive coordinators with any questions: Christine Perille (847) 823-8755 or Eileen Kaczmarek  (847) 698-4558.


Edison Park Fall 2021 Outdoor Soccer Registration - Attention Pre K (4) – 8th Grade Girls & Boys 
Download the details here.

Loyola Academy Summer Rowing Camps for 6th - Rising 9th Graders
Please click here to download the flyer with all the details.
Please click here to watch a video on a recent rowing season.

Loyola Academy Dance Camp
Calling all dancers! Join the Loyola Academy Ramblerettes this May for our Junior Ramblerettes Virtual Spring Clinic! Participants will work on dance skills and learn a fun routine too! Come learn what it takes to be a Ramblerette and have tons of fun dancing together...virtually! All dancers K-8th grade are invited to attend this Zoom clinic.

  • K-5th Grade Jr. Ramblerettes Clinic: Tuesday, May 4th 4:30-5:30p
  • 6th-8th Grade Dance Team Prep Clinic: Tuesday, May 4th 4:30-6:00p (Jazz) and Thursday, May 6th 4:30-6:00p (Pom)
This event is FREE, but we do ask all dancers to pre-register by May 1st. To pre-register, please fill out this form or use the QR code in the flyer. If you have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can't wait to dance with you! 
Download the Loyola Jr. Ramblerettes flyer here.

Loyola Academy Junior High Summer Enrichment Program
Summer will be here soon! Loyola Academy will be offering their Jr. High Summer Enrichment Program for summer 2021. Please click here to download the flyer.

Regina Dominican Summer Athletic Camps 5th–8th Grade Girls

Girls in the 5th-8th grade are invited to join us this summer for one of our athletic camps! Meet Regina Dominican Coaches and current Panthers as you enhance your athletic skills while enjoying all summer has to offer!
To register, click here.
Download the flyer here.

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