May 6, 2021

Dear Families,

We are in the home stretch! With five weeks left of school, I am asking everyone to review the basic COVID-19 guidelines. St. Paul of the Cross has done an AMAZING job this year of prioritizing in-person learning, and I pray we can all finish strong until June 11th!  

There is a rise in COVID in children. While I completely understand that the symptoms and long-term effects do not compare with some adult situations, we will continue to follow all precautions so that our loved ones remain safe. I know many of us are vaccinated and that it is tempting to loosen some basic precautions. However, our children are not vaccinated yet, and therefore we need to remain vigilant in following precautions.  News Article: Children Now Account for 22% of new Covid Cases

Thank you again for your vigilance! We can do this! 


  • If someone is sick --keep everyone home until the sick person is cleared.
  • If a sibling is sick---all children stay home until the sick child is cleared.
  • If a person is going for a COVID test--EVERYONE stays home until the results come back. Do not drop kids off at school, and then go get the COVID test! 
  • All positive cases must be reported to the main office, and the COVID form must be completed. 
  • When in doubt--call the main office! We have all gotten VERY good at answering COVID-related questions. 


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COVID Dashboard May 6, 2021 
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Thank you to Home and School for all the wonderful surprises this week for Teacher Appreciation! We are blessed to have the love and support of our families! 


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

SHOP WITH SCRIP PROGRAM - Final Physical Gift Card Orders Being Placed Tomorrow, May 7th
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..

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.


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.


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.