September 30, 2021

Dear SPC Families,

Thank you for your amazing support for the Tiger Fun Run! It was such a beautiful day, and I think my favorite aspect of the day was that we had so many parents on campus cheering on all our tiger runners! I want to thank Mrs. Renee Tarasievich, who outdid herself as the event chair, helping to raise over $140,000 in net proceeds for our school! She was assisted by a team of volunteers that day: Nicole O'Connor, Ann Fantuzzi, Siobhan Haugh, Eileen McManus, Jennifer Saviski, Meredith Santucci, and some of our alumni! I am overwhelmed by the generosity of all the families who helped to make this event a success. Stay tuned...the fun isn't over; Mrs. Tarasievich is still coordinating the details surrounding my kissing a pig (oh, the things they don't tell you in graduate school that will be added to your job description!)

We hope that you will join us at Harp and Fiddle for some grade-level parent mixers. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know other parents at SPC and enjoy a night out. Please see the invitation and link to sign up below.

Full disclosure, I am a huge dog lover! Last year, in a moment of tremendous weakness at the Student Council visit to Wright-Way Rescue, I adopted my 3rd dog. However, dogs are not allowed on campus. I fully admit I am even the first person to pet the dog. BUT--it is a liability to bring them to drop off and pick up. Please leave your furry friends at home.

Picture Day – Thursday, October 7th!
Ordering is done online only through Color Portraits. It is a prepay site, and ordering will be closed at 8:00 am the day after Picture Day to process the orders. If you miss prepaying, you will have a chance to order pictures with your child's Ticket Code. When placing an order after Picture Day with a Ticket Code, a shipping fee will be added, and picture packages will be shipped directly to the home. Ticket Codes will be delivered with the bulk picture package order approximately three weeks after Picture Day.
Please click here to download the packages and information.

I know it seems that there are a lot of "days off" in October. Please understand that teacher professional development days and parent-teacher conferences are necessary parts of a school calendar.
October 7th – PICTURE DAY 
October 8th – NO SCHOOL- Teacher Professional Development Day
October 11th – NO SCHOOL Columbus Day
October 21 & 22 – NO SCHOOL- Parent Teacher Conferences
October 29th – FUN FAIR!
November 1 – NO SCHOOL!

September 30, 2021
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Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

Art Club is starting in October!
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Two groups will alternate Thursdays after school, 3:15-4:40, in the art room. Sixth, seventh, & eighth grade starts 10/7 and fourth & fifth grade starts 10/14. We will be creating fun holiday projects, experimenting with various art mediums, and beautifying the school. Email Ms. Whalen with questions...hope to see you there!

National Junior Honor Society Children's Coat Drive
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On Monday, October 4th - Friday, October 8th, NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) will be sponsoring a coat drive. This coat drive will be for children. The sizes of coats needed are from newborn to adult small. We enoucourge you to donate any coat that may be too small, or unused. Please only donate new or gently used coats. We appreciate any and all donations and we hope that you can participate in this amazing event. Thank you!

Parent Parties!
We are excited to invite you to attend the upcoming parent parties. These parties are a fun opportunity to get know other parents in your child’s grade. Please click on the invitation below to sign up! We hope to see you there.
Please click here to sign up for the parties.
Parent Socials Invite


Order your SPC 2021-2022 yearbook by September 30th and save 10%

The deadline to order a St. Paul of the Cross yearbook is Friday, April 8th.

Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

Custom Yearbooks: Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos. (This is optional; don’t feel obligated to complete this)

Green Yearbooks: TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and it prints on recycled paper. In the past five years, TreeRing planted over 2,300 trees on behalf of St. Paul of the Cross.

Beautiful Yearbooks: All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.


Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

o Your personalized yearbook only costs $28.00 for a soft cover. You may order a hardcover yearbook for an additional charge.

o You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 8th.

o Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.


Mrs. Melissa McCallister

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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


PRWSP Food Drive 2021
The Wilderness Princesses and Scouts have organized a food drive for the food pantry on 10/16 and 10/17!
Please click here to download the flyer with all of the details.

From the Community

District 64 Developmental Screenings
School District 64 offers monthly free developmental screenings (cognitive, social-emotional, communication, and motor skill development) for children age 2yrs 9mos through 5yrs 11mos who live in the School District 64 community. Call Jefferson School (847) 318-4290 for more information. 
Please download these flyers with the dates and details.

Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts & Princesses - Join Us!

The Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts & Princesses (“PRWSWP”) is an American family tradition that dates back to 1925.
Please click here to download the flyer and sign up information. For questions, please contact Eric Bjornson at 847-754-1495 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Catholic High Schools Events

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

Fenwick High School Coffee Chat on Monday October 4th,  9 am at Fenwick High School

Coffee Chat Fenwick

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Please click here for up to date information on Loyola Academy Admissions Events.

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Please click here for up to date information on St. Viator's Admissions Events.