September 16, 2021

Dear SPC Families,

Thank you to everyone who came out last Friday for the 1st Annual Parent Mixer! It was a lovely night to be together and celebrate our school community. I think we will add the event to our yearly traditions!

The Tiger Fun Run is off to a great start, and we are well on our way to meeting our goal. I know there are some fun rumors about what the Super Secret Surprise will be if we reach our goal…..I promise it will not disappoint! Next week will be jam-packed with fun in each of the rooms. Please check your email daily to see if your child’s homeroom has earned any fun awards, such as wearing pajamas to school the next day. You are allowed to come and watch your child run on Friday. Please see your classroom newsletters for the exact time. The Fun Run will take place in the main parking lot.


  • There will be no kiss-and-go line in the main lot on Friday morning. The line will be moved to Washington.|
  • Parents are allowed to come to the Fun Run. Please do not park in FM Global Lot. You will have to find city parking.
  • Your child will be given a pizza lunch on Friday--do not pack a lunch unless there are dietary restrictions.
  • Fun Run T-shirts will go home on Thursday. Your child should wear them on Friday.
  • Two spectators per child are allowed to come and watch the run. You will also be asked to leave after your child runs to allow for space for the next group of runners.

Please remember that it is strongly recommended not to drop off forgotten items in the office, such as Chromebooks, lunch boxes, and water bottles. Please double check your child has these items before they leave for school.

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Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


Last Chance! Today is the Final Day to sign up for this year's Out of Uniform Ten-Packs! 
Tomorrow, Friday, September 17th, is our first Out of Uniform Day with the Virtual Ten-Packs. Please see below for information and to purchase online before 9:00 pm tonight. 

*Just a reminder that we did not sell these last spring as in past years. 

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 tomorrow, 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. 

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 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 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. 
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)


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SPC Cub Scouts – Volunteers Needed!  

Attention parents of boys in Grades 1-4. SPC has sponsored a Cub Scout Pack for many years. Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program that provides an opportunity to learn valuable life skills, including good citizenship, teamwork and personal responsibility, all while having some fun along the way. The pandemic has thinned our ranks recently, so we are looking for some parents in these grades to help us continue to make this program available. No prior experience with Scouting is required, just a willingness to learn a little about the program and then to act as a good leader, role model and guide to your child and his fellow Scouts. If you are interested, please reach out to Robb Armour (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Mikowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Altar Server Program – Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students
We would like to invite all 6th, 7th and 8th grade SPC and CCD students to participate in our Altar Server program. If you are interested in participating in this beautiful ministry, please return the application that was given to you to the school office or rectory office. All current altar servers need to complete an application as all participants will be trained. If you need an application please go to the school office. 

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

Notre Dame Jersey night
Notre Dame Jersey Night, Friday, September 24th! 
Where an elementary school, college or NFL football jersey and receive a free ticket to the game! There will be a check-in table next to the stadium entrance. Please click here for more details and to RSVP.

Edison Park Youth Basketball Attention 1st through 8th Graders!
Registration begins Saturday, September 18th. Please click here for the details.

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Attention 6th–8th Grade Boys
Please click here for St. Patrick High School Admissions Events and Information.


Loyola Academy Basketball Fall Skills League Attention Grades 3-8

St. Viator's Future Lion September Newsletter