April 29, 2021

Dear SPC Families,

As we approach the final month of school, I want to thank you all for your continued support of the guidelines and policies in keeping our kids in school all year! I know we all have questions about end-of-year activities and what will be required of us next school year. At this time, we are working to finalize the end-of-year activities to align with the current COVID-19 guidelines. 

The Week of May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week! I want to take this opportunity to thank our amazing faculty and staff for their strength, perseverance, and grace this year! We are so blessed at SPC with our team of talented teachers who have faithfully shown up each day this year despite the uncertainty and challenges!

CALENDAR REMINDERS:

MAY 7th: A reminder that there will be no school for students. Teachers will have PD all day. 

MAY 14th: CTS Out of Uniform

MAY 19th: May Crowning (2nd and 8th Grade only). Students will watch May Crowning via Facebook live.

MAY 25th: 8th Grade Ribbon Mass during the 8:30 Mass

MAY 31st: Memorial Day-No School

Please see new information below from our Student Council and National Junior Honor Society. 

COVID Dashboard April 29, 2021
Covid Dashboard April 29 2021

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


STUDENT COUNCIL 

dilly bar
Dear SPC Parents/Guardians, 
 
The Student Council is selling Dilly Bars and Star Bars to raise awareness and funds for Wright-Way Rescue, an organization that works to reduce the number of homeless pets through adoption and community education.  
 
For $3.00, you may order either a Dilly Bar or Star Bar for your student using the form that was passed out to students in school today. You may not order more than one ice cream per student. If you have more than one child who would like to purchase an ice cream, please only use one form to place all orders for your family. Forms are due back to the Student Council by Thursday, May 6. Ice creams will be delivered to students on Friday, May 14. 
Preschool & Pre-K parents/guardians, please make sure your child will be at school on May 14, if you wish to place an order for them.
 
Student Council will also be featuring SPC students' pets in our daily morning prayer videos! If you would like to see your family's pet included, please email a photo of the pet, along with its name, species, and the name(s) of your SPC student(s), to Student Council. Parents of EGC students may send the photo and info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Older students may use their SPC email addresses to send them to [email protected]net. Please send the photos to either of those email addresses by Thursday, May 6.
 
Thank you to the Dairy Queen on Dempster in Niles for working with us on this fundraiser!
 
Thank you for supporting Wright-Way Rescue, 
The SPC Student Council

National Junior Honor Society 

DENIM DRIVE

denim

NJHS is collecting used and new jeans for donation! All jean material is welcome, including jean jackets, shorts, and pants. Please have your student bring them into school and they will be collected through Thursday May 6th. Thanks in advance for your generosity!   

HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

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
 

SHOP WITH SCRIP PROGRAM
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..


 
8TH GRADE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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

Eligibility: 
 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. 


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 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.

FROM THE COMMUNITY

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.


Resurrection Summer 2021 Girls Athletic Camps 4th–12th Grade Girls

Basketball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Running, Softball & Volleyball!

To register, click here.