Dear SPC Families,
Twenty school days remaining until we can all celebrate the amazing accomplishment of a full year of in-person learning during this unprecedented year (I am really looking forward to NEVER using the word unprecedented again). Thank you for remaining vigilant in the homestretch. We welcome back three cohorts to school tomorrow; please remain vigilant in following the guidelines so we can finish the school year together.
What Will Next School Year Look Like?
While we focus on ending this school year on a positive and strong note, I know many of us are wondering what next school year will bring. So many things are changing rapidly with Illinois transitioning back to reopening, the CDC lifting mask restrictions, and vaccines being available to 12-15-year-olds. Although I do not have any answers at this time, I fully anticipate that next year will look more normal; as soon as I have more details to share, I will let everyone know.
Please Save the Date: Parade for our Graduates on June 2 at 5:00 pm
Please join us in a very special parade to celebrate our graduates!
We need your help in showing our SPC love to the Class of 2021. We all know their 8th-grade year was not what we envisioned for them, but we still want to send them off with a celebration. One of the things we have planned is an SPC Parade. Please join us on June 2 from 5:00-6:00. Our graduates will be lined up (social distancing) in their caps and gowns along Ridge Terrace and Summit. I know it would mean a lot to see so many of their SPC family wish them well!
Vaccincations For 12-15-Year-Olds
As you may have heard, the Pfizer vaccination has been granted emergency approval for children ages 12-15. I know many of our students already have appointments. At this time, the vaccine is not mandatory. But, we are encouraging parents to speak to their pediatricians about the benefits of the Pfizer vaccine for their children. Here is an article from the AAP
SPC Vaccination Tracker
While not required, St Paul of the Cross School is asking that when your child is vaccinated, please complete the following quick survey so we can track our overall progress for student vaccinations.
Cook County Vaccination Information
Important Health Forms for Next Year - Due August 1, 2021
Today health forms are being sent home with current PreK, First, and Fifth Grade students.
All students entering Kindergarten will need a physical, eye, and dental exam.
Students entering Second Grade will need a dental exam.
Students entering Sixth Grade will need to provide a physical exam form.
Completed examination forms are due in the office by August 1, 2021. Your child’s teacher assignment will not be available until you have turned in a completed Physical Examination Form or proof that an appointment for a physical has been scheduled. Failure to provide a completed form or appointment information by Tuesday, August 24, 2021, will result in your student being excluded from the first day of school. Your child will continue to be excluded from school until the completed form is provided, or an appointment is scheduled.
Please direct all questions regarding examinations and requirements to Mrs. Bridget Fletcher at 847-825-6366 x3601 or Mrs. Linda Foy x3602.
Summer Office Hours
Just a heads up that the main office will have summer office hours beginning June 21 until August 17. The main office hours are already on the school calendar and are as follows:
Monday and Friday: School Office is closed.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
The Main Office will also be closed on: June 29
COVID Dashboard May 13, 2021
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Scholastic Book Fair May 17 – May 30
The Virtual SPC Scholastic Book Fair opens on Monday, May 17th! It will run through May 30th. Time to plan your summer reading!
Support SPC by shopping The Scholastic Store Online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits SPC and helps develop a love of reading.
Please click here for the Virtual Fair.
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.
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.
FROM THE COMMUNITY
Edison Park Fall 2021 Outdoor Soccer Registration - Attention Pre K (4) – 8th Grade Girls & Boys
Download the details 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.
Loyola Academy Summer Rowing Camps for Rising 6th - 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.
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!