September 9, 2021

Dear SPC Families,

Imagine my surprise when I watched 98% of the kids who ride their bikes to school leave school without a bike helmet! I know riding your bike to school is often a right of passage, that first step in helping our children practice some independence. However, please make sure that your child rides to school with an appropriately fitting bike helmet. We want to make sure that their beautiful brains are protected at all times, not just in the classroom but on the road as well! Thank you for your cooperation, and let’s remember to wear the helmets! 

Tomorrow you will receive an email regarding our Tiger Fun Run Kick-Off. Please look in your email for directions on registration and more fun details! Tiger Fun Run is on Friday, September 24th, and is one of our largest fundraisers. It also promises to be a super fun week and a half with classroom incentives and school spirit!

If you missed back-to-school night, the video recordings will be included in the weekly teacher newsletter.

It looks like the weather is going to be perfect for tomorrow night. I look forward to seeing you and enjoying a beverage!

September 9, 2021
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Be sure to look at a lot of new information about student and parent activities below! 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh



Our first Home & School Meeting of the school year! Please click here to download the flyer.

HSA September 2021 Meeting

Out of Uniform Ten-Packs for this new school year! Time to sign up!

Out of Uniform Voucher

Don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase a complete pack of TEN Out of Uniform Passes for the entire 2021-2022 school calendar year! The first date is next Friday, September 17th! 

Click on the voucher above or click here to purchase your out of uniform packs for each student (Grades Kdg-8). They are $30 per student and include 10 virtual passes. These will be available to purchase until NEXT Thursday, September 16th, so be sure to sign up before then!

The dates (also listed on the school calendar) are:

Friday, September 17 
Friday, October 15
Friday, November 19
Friday, December 10
Friday, January 14
Friday, February 18
Friday, March 25
Friday, April 29
Friday, May 27
Friday, June 3

The SPC School Directory with family and class information will be available by the end of this month!

You will receive an email within the next week with instructions on how to confirm your personal information and directions on how to purchase the directory.

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Diez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC TRIP: Rebates on tuition through gift card purchases
The Home & School Association is excited for another year of shopping through TRIP- a way for SPC families to earn rebates on their FACTS accounts with the purchase of gift cards. For more information, please reach out to the plan coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: SPC's enrollment code for families (and friends) is C21ELFAD426. That's right, even extended families and friends can use the program as well to help out with your child's tuition. SPC currently has several gift cards on hand available for purchase. Many of the gift cards on the site are e-cards, but if you're looking for a physical gift card- or to stock up before the holidays- we will be placing the next order for physical cards on 9/15. Please email with any questions!


SPC Life Team

We are excited to announce that the SPC Life Team for 7th and 8th graders is back (8th graders get service hours for participation)! Last year, the team was unable to meet due to Covid restrictions but this year, we will be able to continue the momentum of this important group!

The SPC Life Team is sponsored by the parish Respect Life Committee and is coordinated by parents, Wendy Diez and Karen Maloney. The mission of the team is to live the Gospel of Life through service to the most vulnerable: the unborn, those with special needs, the poor, the elderly, etc. Our goal is to live out the social justice teaching of respecting the life and dignity of every human person.

Some of our past activities have included:

  • Helping with the parish Baby Bottle project for the Women's Center by distributing and collecting the bottles and speaking at masses
  • Making Easter baskets for expectant mothers at Heather's House
  • Making Christmas ornaments, decorating trees and caroling at Summit of Uptown
  • Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children
  • Making cards for residents at CEL facilities during Covid

We meet one Monday per month during lunch to plan outreach/service activities. Our first meeting will be held on September 13th at 11:30 am.
If your 7th or 8th grader is interested in joining us, please let Wendy Diez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Karen Maloney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know and have them plan to attend our first meeting next week!

Smiling Strings Returns to SPC!
Fall In-Person Violin Lessons

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Lessons take place on Tuesdays (2-3 PM) beginning Sept 21st

Open to New & Returning Students Grades K-8

$239 for 10 weeks + annual $55 materials fee
(violin rental not included)


Register NOW for the Fall Session of Chess-Ed’s Chess Enrichment Program

Registration for the Fall Session of the after-school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 9/14/21 to 11/16/21. The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to students in 1st through 8th grade and students of all chess abilities. Professional instruction will include the basics for beginning and novice players and build with opening theory, middle game planning, and end game combinations for continuing students. Playing chess improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more! The benefits of chess last a lifetime!

To register, please go to For more information about the program, please see the program flyer. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this Fall!
Chess-Ed Flyer


From the Parish 

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 
Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


Attention Men of St. Paul of the Cross Parish!

TMIY - "That Man is You" is a new Men's organization starting at St. Paul of the Cross Parish.
Becoming a Man After God's Own Heart 
Please click here to download the flyer 


From the Community

Loyola Academy Basketball Fall Skills League Attention Grades 3-8

St. Viator's Future Lion September Newsletter