October 7, 2021

Dear SPC Families,

I hope you are all going to have a relaxing holiday weekend! After all excitement of pig kissing and school picture day this week, I know that I am looking forward to the holiday! I am looking forward to seeing many of you at Harp and Fiddle in the next two weeks; it will be a nice time to meet more families from your child's grade. We are gearing up for the return of Trivia Night on November 5th; see below for information about the  evening. It is time to gather your team and reserve your babysitters for a very fun night at SPC, supporting our Endowment!

Please look for an email from the school tomorrow to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences with your child's teacher. This year we are offering a choice to either meet in person or via Zoom for the conference.

Reminder that next Friday, October 15th, is the last day to wear shorts to school until next spring.

Let me preface my comments by saying that I don't think any students or alumni of SPC would ever engage in the ridiculous and often criminal "tik tok challenges" that are receiving national media attention. However, I do think this is an opportunity to have a conversation with our children about the appropriate use of social media. Contrary to the articles below, our faculty is not on "alert," and for that, I am grateful. However, my concern is simply that our children may be exposed to videos of these horrible incidents when they are on tik tok. This is a learning opportunity for our children; just because people think things are "funny" doesn't make it right or appropriate. Please have some conversations at home about responsibility and respect when viewing social media.

SAVE THE DATE: All parents should attend this VERY insightful Zoom regarding cyber safety even if your child doesn't have a phone yet!
Liz Repking: CyberSafety Consultant
November 16th 7:30 pm Zoom Meeting
The objective is to educate parents on the dangers their children face every day in their online life and provide them with strategies to parent in this hyper-digital age.





Covid Dashboard October 7, 2021

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Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

Congratulations SPC! Tiger Fun Run Net Proceeds in Excess of $140,000!
Thanks to Mrs. Renee Tarasievich for the big finale on Wednesday. Dr. M kissed Walker the pig...TWICE! 
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You can see more photos on our Facebook page.

Trivia Night is Back! Friday, November 5, 2021

The Endowment Committee is thrilled to be bringing Trivia Night back to SPC! This school and parish event is always a fantastic time. So gather your group of friends and click on the flyer below to purchase your group tables. Tables will sell quickly, so don't delay!!
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Trivia Night 21 Word docx

Please click here to purchase your tables! 
Questions? Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Junior Honor Society and Uncle Pete's Ministry Tuesday October 12th

NJHS is sponsoring Uncle Pete's Ministry this year. Uncle Pete's Ministry is an organization where we help pack and send out lunches to homeless people all over Chicago. On Tuesday, October 12th, every student should bring home 2 paper bags with a slip of paper saying what to pack.

NJHS members will be collecting the packed lunches the morning of Friday, October 15th. If you would like to make more lunches, then you can use plastic grocery bags. Here is a reminder of what we would like every student to pack in their lunches:

  • Two sandwiches with only meat inside them. The bread can be either white or wheat, but please don't put cheese or other condiments on the sandwich.
  • Two hard-boiled eggs- please make sure that they are thoroughly boiled.
  • One small bag of chips
  • One piece of fruit like an orange or apple (NO bananas)
  • Two or three cookies, or a small candy bar
  • One small water or juice box
  • One paper napkin
    Thank you so much for your help!

Art Club is Starting!
ART CLUB 2021 2022

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 Extended Until Tuesday, October 12th
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On Monday, October 4th - Tuesday, October 12th, 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.
Grade Level Parties 2021
ctober 7th Grades K-1
October 14th Grades 4-8
October 19th Preschool, Pre-K, Multiage
October 21st Grades 2-3


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.

Loyola Academy Fall Events2021 "
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.