Dear SPC Families,
It is so refreshing to see that slowly life is returning to normal. This week we celebrated our first school Mass in the church since March 2020 as we honored the Blessed Mother at May Crowning. While protocol required a different format from years past, it was beautiful to celebrate May Crowning with our 8th and 2nd Graders!
I have received many questions about masks and current protocols. After careful consultation with the Archdiocesan Covid Task Force, all Catholic schools will continue all safety protocols for the last few weeks of school to ensure we finish strong. Masks must continue to be worn on campus. We can do this!
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.
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.
HEALTH FORMS FOR NEXT YEAR DUE AUGUST 1, 2021
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.
When you turn in health forms to the office, please check they are complete before submitting them.
- Physical Form: Fill out the top section with the student's information. On the top of page 2, complete the Health History section - circle yes/no and please sign and date by Parent Signature.
- Eye Exam Form: Sign and date the box: Consent of Parent or Guardian on page 2.
- Dental Form: Complete the box with Student Information.
Forms were sent home last week and can also be found on our website or in the EGC and UGC Offices.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.
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!
MAY 31-NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
JUNE 9th-LAST DAY FOR PS & PK
JUNE 10 -LAST DAY FOR KINDERGARTEN
JUNE 11th-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 10:40 Dismissal
OPEN SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, May 25
State of the School Address (please note that we do not have guidance on next year as of now, so we will not be discussing what next year looks like)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
CONDOLENCE CARDS FOR FOR THE FAMILY OF CROSSING GUARD, RUBEN RUIZ
As many of you already know, our crossing guard Ruben Ruiz passed away suddenly. If you would like to drop off a card for his family (Linda - Daughter, Santa - Wife), please drop it off at the main office by Friday, May 28, and we will deliver it to the Park Ridge Police Station.
SPC WELCOMES A THERAPY DOG!
Vader Meet and Greet: Bellosa Counseling Therapy Dog will be visiting SPC Students! Please click on this linkfor information about Vader.
Please click on the link above to watch a recorded program with Global and Virtual Keynote speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, along with Loyola Academy alum and President of CMCM Services, Ms. McAuley, about how teenagers can overcome the mental health struggles they have faced throughout the past year. This Loyola Hope Squad sponsored event aims to spread positivity to parents and students as the world is evolving and returning to normalcy.
LAST ALL SCHOOL MASS TIMES:
Please see below for the last few All School Mass times and live stream information. These Masses will not be on Facebook live.
Live stream information:
Go to www.spc-church.org and click the LIVESTREAMS button on the home page
Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 12:30 pm
Event Title: 8th Grade Ribbon Mass
Date: Wednesday, June 2
Time: 10:00 am
Event Title: Last All School Mass
Date: Friday, June 11
Time: 9:30 am
Event Title: End of Year Mass
COVID Dashboard May 20, 2021
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
NJHS & Uncle Pete's Sack Dinners - Feed the Hungry
On Monday, all students will receive two brown bags in homeroom.
Please consider making a sack dinner(s) containing all the following items:
❏ 2 sandwiches (meat) on white or wheat bread*
*No condiments or cheese on the sandwich
❏ 2 hard-boiled eggs in the shell
❏ 1 small bag of chips
❏ 1 piece of fruit – apple or orange (No bananas)
❏ 2 or 3 cookies or a small candy bar
❏ 1 small water or juice box
❏ 1 paper napkin
If you would like to make extras, please use plastic grocery bags.
Bring sack dinners to school ON FRIDAY, MAY 28 at 7:45–8:15 am (do not bring before this date and time)
NJHS thanks you for your support and generosity!
National Junior Honor Society Induction & Graduation Ceremony
Date: Thursday, May 27th
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Holy Family Chapel
Due to the recent COVID protocol changes, 2 parents/guardians will be to attend for each child graduating or being inducted. If you plan on attending, you must sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/A9b3vwiMCkHkFdXHA . If you are unable to attend, there will be a live stream link sent out next week. Thanks! Ms. Guarnieri
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.
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
Park Ridge Library Summer Reading Club!
Click on the image above to download the complete flyer with all the details!
Click here for a video about the Park Ridge Library Summer Reading Club.
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.
St. Viator's Newsletter
Please click here for the May Newsletter
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.
STEM CAMP Grades K-6th
Energize your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Recharge! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to St. Elizabeth of the Trinity from August 2 - 6, 2021 campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM challenges. They’ll take apart a microphone to explore its inner workings, build and test a device to launch rubber ducks, and design morphing vehicles for the Super Road Rally! Each activity is designed to inspire curiosity, spark imaginations and give your young innovator the best summer ever. Click here