Dear SPC Families,

Last week I noted that things seem to be looking more normal--and then our Covid Dashboard went up this week. While we will continue to proceed with more normal activities, please remember that while we see the light at the end of the tunnel, we are still in the Covid Tunnel. Please remember to take the necessary precautions and keep your child home if they are not feeling well. It looks like next week, children in the 5-11 age group will be eligible for the vaccine. I encourage you to speak with your child's pediatrician about the vaccine. 

TOMORROW IS FUN FAIR!

I don't know who is more excited, the children or me! It promises to be a super fun day of Halloween fun and candy. Thank you to the small army of parents working today and tomorrow to make this a fabulous day for our SPC ghosts and goblins!

CALENDAR REMINDERS

November 1--No School!

November 5- Holy Fire Retreat Grades 6-8 (the retreat will happen at school)

November 5- Trivia Night

November 8th-12th 6th Grade Cyber Safety Presentations

November 16th-PARENT Cyber Safety Presentation--ZOOM LINK COMING SOON.

November 19th-Home & School Out of Uniform Voucher Day

November 22-26 Thanksgiving Vacation

SAVE THE DATE: CHRISTMAS PRAYER SERVICE & CONCERT GRADES PS-3

WHERE: Church

WHEN: Friday, December 10 at 10:00 am

GUESTS ALLOWED: Two per family. Please do not bring more than two per family; we have a limited capacity. We will Facebook Live the performance so friends and family can watch it.

WHY DO WE DO THE SERVICE DURING THE DAY? Excellent question, the truth is when we host the concert at 6 or 7 at night for these little ones it can be a challenge. Asking them to perform when they should be unwinding for the day and getting ready for bed does not make for ideal circumstances, especially during the excitement of the holiday season. We understand that it isn't always the best for parent schedules, but we appreciate your understanding that this decision is focused on what is best for the kids. We will Facebook live the performance so that if you can't be there--you can still see your child perform.

TARDIES:

It is important to get your child to school on time as it helps with classroom routine and getting organized for the day. Students in the UGC will receive detention after their 5th tardy and every one after that per trimester. Only students with a morning appointment will be excused, and they will need to bring in a doctor's note. The bell rings at 8:00 am, and students must be in their classroom so as not to be considered tardy!

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL:
I am getting a few questions about after the Christmas Holidays. I know that we are eager to travel to family over the holidays, and it is wonderful that we will be able to celebrate with family for the 2021 Holiday Season. However, please continue strict adherence to the City of Chicago travel guidelines that are updated weekly. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html

  • At this time, I do not anticipate a post-Christmas break quarantine. We are planning to return to school after the break on January 3, 2022!

MASKS AND BASKETBALL SEASON:
I am thrilled that basketball is back and our gym is filled. I am also looking forward to the day when our kids can play without masks. However, for the time being, masks must be worn CORRECTLY at all times in the gym, during practice, during games, and while being a spectator. Please do not put our athletics participation in jeopardy by not complying with this rule. 

After speaking with the City Suburban Catholic Conference, there are clear consequences for teams that do not comply with the mask mandate. Should there be a complaint about not wearing masks to the City Suburban Catholic Conference, there will be an investigation. If the investigation finds that players and coaches did not wear masks, the game will be forfeited. We do not want this to happen. Spectators that do not comply with the mask mandate will be asked to leave the building. 

I was recently watching a game at a gym where another team was not following protocols. I will not police other schools, nor will I police SPC athletes or coaches. I have the utmost confidence that SPC athletes, spectators, and coaches will set an example by adhering to the rules at all times and in all gyms. 

Remember, this is temporary; masks will eventually go away. 

COVID DASHBOARD
October 28, 2021
This Covid Dashboard indicates an increase in cases over the past week. We currently have a number of students who need to quarantine. A few notes about the Dashboard:

  • Currently, SPC has had zero "breakthrough cases."
  • 100% of faculty and staff are fully vaccinated.

If your child is vaccinated--you must bring in a copy of the vaccine card to the main office. In cases of close contact quarantine in the older grades, children who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine. We have a number of kids who have not needed to quarantine because they are fully vaccinated.
Covid Dash 10 28

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


Roundball 2022 is Happening!


It’s time for St. Paul’s Annual Roundball Basketball Tournament for ​all​ SPC 6​th​, 7​th ​and 8​th ​grade  students (not just basketball players!)​ Practices will be held on ​SATURDAY, JANUARY 15th​. Tournament games (a boy’s tourney and a girl’s tourney) will be held ​SUNDAY, JANUARY 16​TH THROUGH JANUARY 24TH​. Each team will be coached by SPC alumni who are currently enrolled in high school. All coaches will be  expected to dress in professional attire for the games. All games will be officiated by professional  referees. Members of St. Paul Men’s Club will announce the game play-by-play on the PA. 

Student Registration Deadline, Friday, November 12th
Please click here to register for Roundball 2022.

High School Coaches
All high school-aged St. Paul of the Cross alumni are invited to coach at this year's SPC Roundball Tournament. 

ALL COACHES: As an applicant, I understand that I represent the team and the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Community. Therefore, my conduct as coach must exemplify self-respect, self-control, respect for others, and sportsmanship.
Specifically:
• I will treat every athlete, coach and official with respect.
• I will respect the decisions of the officials. I will offer no words, actions, or gestures of disrespect.
• I am a representative of St. Paul of the Cross Parish Community both inside the gym and when on the parish grounds.

Please click here for the 2022 Coach Application.

Sponsorships 2022
Please click here to learn about our Roundball sponsorship opportunities and sign up online. 
To download the form, click here.


Registration for NEW Students of Current SPC Families Open November 1st

We are excited to announce enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will be open on Monday, November 1st. If you will have a new student in the Fall of 2022,  please click the application link below (open November 1st.) *All new students need a complete application. Current families will have priority in applying from November 1-15. The application will then open to the public and post on our website on November 16. Re-registration for current students will begin on December 1, 2021. We will be using our same enrollment system to log-in and complete. 

*Please note that although you have an enrollment account for other student(s) you will still need to create an account for the new application. 

To complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year please click below:
https://stpcs-il.client.renweb.com/oa/?memberid=15206


 

SPC Directory Reminder - Pay by Today to Keep Access
Just a reminder that if you would like to keep your access to DirectorySpot, our online directory app, payment is due today, October 28th.

It would benefit everyone to login quickly to make sure that your information is correct or to change your privacy settings even if you don't plan to keep your access.

If you did not get an automated email with your login credentials, just go here, use your email address for the username and click on "reset password." You will be sent further directions.

Let Wendy Diez know if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Trivia Night -- There's Still Time to Book Your Table!
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!! See more details below.
Endowment Logo Trivia

Trivia Night 21 Word docx

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


 

 

Out of Uniform Day Wednesday, November 3 - Fundraiser for Brendan

brendan fundraiser

HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

totes magnets
Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be! 
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to SPC Home and School Association or convenient online purchasing. Please visit our web page HERE, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest! All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CHESS ED

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

Registration for the Winter Session of the after-school chess program is underway!  The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/30/21 to 2/15/22.   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 www.2021-2022spcchess.eventbee.com. For more information about the program, please see the program flyer. Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST this Winter!
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


From the Community

Catholic High Schools Events

2021 open house flyer 1

Please click here to find out about Notre Dame's Enrollment events.

SPHS Fall Visits 21
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.

Future Lions Upcoming Events Graphic

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

Dear SPC Families,

My goodness, I can’t tell you how exciting it is to finally feel that SPC is running on almost full cylinders! Parent-teacher conferences are able to happen in person, and the gym is buzzing with basketball practice and games! Seeing so many families at the Parent Mixers at Harp and Fiddle has been wonderful! It is really beginning to feel that life is moving closer to normal! BUT--perhaps the most exciting news is that next Friday--FUN FAIR IS BACK!

FUN FAIR OCTOBER 29! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
FUN FAIR IS BACK. A reminder that students may wear Halloween costumes on Friday. Please remember it should be school-appropriate, with no weapons and no mask.

CALENDAR REMINDERS
November 1--No School!
November 5- Holy Fire Retreat Grades 6-8 (the retreat will happen at school)
November 5- Trivia Night
November 8th-12th  6th Grade Cyber Safety Presentations
November 16th-PARENT Cyber Safety Presentation--ZOOM LINK COMING SOON.
November 19th-Home & School Out of Uniform Voucher Day
November 22-26  Thanksgiving Vacation

SAVE THE DATE: CHRISTMAS PRAYER SERVICE & CONCERT GRADES PS-3
WHERE: Church
WHEN: Friday, December 10 at 10:00 am
GUESTS ALLOWED: Two per family. Please do not bring more than two per family; we have a limited capacity. We will Facebook Live the performance so friends and family can watch it.
WHY DO WE DO THE SERVICE DURING THE DAY? Excellent question, the truth is when we host the concert at 6 or 7 at night for these little ones it can be a challenge. Asking them to perform when they should be unwinding for the day and getting ready for bed does not make for ideal circumstances, especially during the excitement of the holiday season. We understand that it isn’t always the best for parent schedules, but we appreciate your understanding that this decision is focused on what is best for the kids. We will Facebook live the performance so that if you can’t be there--you can still see your child perform.

REMINDER- EXTRA MASKS
Please remember to send your child with extra masks in their backpacks.

ATHLETICS AND SPECTATORS
Thank you for your patience this week as we return to a normal basketball season. We initially said only two spectators per student because we wanted to get an idea of what the games looked like this year. However, we are blessed with a large gym, so at this time, we can increase the number to four adults per athlete. SPC students are also allowed to come and cheer on their friends. I appreciate your cooperation with mask-wearing. Given our Covid dashboard and high vaccination rate, this is a reasonable and safe adjustment. GO TIGERS!

UNIFORMS FROM LANDS END
I know many of us (myself included) are eagerly waiting on the delivery of warm weather uniforms from Lands End. We know there is a significant delay in orders, please do not stress about this! Simply send your students in regular blue sweatpants. There are more things to worry about than if the sweatpants have the logo on them.

CROSSING GUARD INFORMATION
Just an FYI for our students that walk home from school…. We do have crossing guards secured at all the major crossings and intersections near and around the school. Crossing guards are on duty until 3:20 pm since they have to leave to go to other crossings. As with a lot of jobs, there is a shortage of crossing guards! If your child(ren) is dependent on a guard to cross them, please make sure they leave school on time and head right home. We appreciate your support and cooperation in keeping our children safe.

COVID DASHBOARD
October 21, 2021
COVID DASHBOARD10 21

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


SPC Directory
This week, you should have received TWO emails regarding DirectorySpot, the app we are using for the SPC directory. The first email was an automated message explaining how to get into the system by creating a password. The second email was from Wendy Diez and it included information on how to download the app and how to pay for access.

If you did not see these emails, please check your Junk or Spam folder as they may have gone there. If you are confident you did not receive the messages, please let Wendy know. Please note that directory access is $15 and needs to be purchased by October 28th. Questions should be directed to Wendy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

Trivia Night!
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!! See more details below.
Endowment Logo Trivia

Trivia Night 21 Word docx

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


 

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.

Grade Level Parties 2021

October 21st Grades 2-3 TONIGHT!!!
Please click here to sign up for the parties.


Attention 3rd Graders! 

FA event 10 21 1

Payment can be sent in check or cash to the UGC office or to Ms. Whalen on the day of the event. The proceeds benefit the Fine Arts fund and allow for the purchase of various art materials! Hope to see you there...you're not scared, are you???


NJHS - Veteran's Day Fundraiser 
Vets day

National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring a Veteran's Day fundraiser for the Oscar Mike Foundation. We will be selling Star Bars from Dairy Queen to be delivered on November 11th (Veteran's Day) during lunch.

The price for each Star Bar is $2.00. Orders will be taken from Thursday, October 21st-Tuesday, October 26th. Unfortunately, orders will not be accepted after this date. 

Click here to order your Star Bar.

Any questions, email Mrs. Meo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you!


 

HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

totes magnets
Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be! 
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to SPC Home and School Association or convenient online purchasing. Please visit our web page HERE, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest! All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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


From the Community

Friends Fall Sale MonitorRV

Catholic High Schools Events

2021 open house flyer 1

Please click here to find out about Notre Dame's Enrollment events.

Fenwick postcards 2021 FINAL pn

SPHS Fall Visits 21
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.

Future Lions Upcoming Events Graphic

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

Dear SPC Families,

After a beautiful summer-like start to the school year, Fall has arrived! Please remember that tomorrow is the last day for shorts as part of the dress code. 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES OCTOBER 21, 22nd
Next Thursday and Friday there will be no school for students because of Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please remember to schedule your conferences with your child’s teacher, either in person or Zoom. 

SAVE THE DATE AND GATHER YOUR TEAM! TRIVIA NIGHT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH 
See below for the details and how to sign up. You won't want to miss this!

PARENT PARTIES
I look forward to seeing many of you tonight at the Parent Social, and also on October 19th & 21st. Please see below for all the details and sign up information. 

Covid Dashboard
October 14, 2021
covid dash october 14

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


National Junior Honor Society and Uncle Pete's Ministry TOMORROW

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, students were sent home with two paper bags and an instruction sheet.

NJHS members will be collecting the packed lunches TOMORROW MORNING, Friday, October 15th. 
We will collect the lunches from all school doors between 7:45 – 8:15 am. We cannot accept lunches after 8:15 am.

If you would like to make more lunches, please use plastic grocery bags. Please ONLY pack what is on the list, nothing else. 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 in the shell. Please make sure that they are thoroughly boiled for about 10 minutes.
  • 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!

Trivia Night!
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!! See more details below.
Endowment Logo Trivia

Trivia Night 21 Word docx

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


 

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.

Grade Level Parties 2021

October 14th Grades 4-8 TONIGHT!
October 19th Preschool, Pre-K, Multiage
October 21st Grades 2-3
Please click here to sign up for the parties.


Baby Bottles Due Monday, October 18th
Students from the SPC Life Team will be standing by the doors Monday morning to collect the baby bottles. Thank you!


Attention 3rd Graders! 

FA event 10 21 1

Payment can be sent in check or cash to the UGC office or to Ms. Whalen on the day of the event. The proceeds benefit the Fine Arts fund and allow for the purchase of various art materials! Hope to see you there...you're not scared, are you???


 

HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

totes magnets
Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be! 
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to SPC Home and School Association or convenient online purchasing. Please visit our web page HERE, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest! All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts & Princesses - Join Us!

princesses
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

Fenwick postcards 2021 FINAL pn

SPHS Fall Visits 21
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.

Future Lions Upcoming Events Graphic

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

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!

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES:
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.

OCTOBER 15 - LAST DAY TO WEAR SHORTS:
Reminder that next Friday, October 15th, is the last day to wear shorts to school until next spring.

TIK TOK CHALLENGES:
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.

TIK TOK AND CHILDREN:
https://www.pandasecurity.com/en/mediacenter/family-safety/is-tiktok-safe-for-kids/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

ARTICLES REGARDING TIK TOK CHALLENGE:
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-05/tiktok-social-media-teacher-slapping-challenge-gets-warning

https://www.wcia.com/news/school-warns-parents-of-tiktok-challenges/

Covid Dashboard October 7, 2021

Thursday Mailing October 7 3

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


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! 
Crowd pig
Kiss Pig1
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!!
Endowment Logo Trivia

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
coat heart
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
O
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!

princesses
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

SPHS Fall Visits 21
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.

Future Lions Upcoming Events Graphic

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

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.

DOGS ON CAMPUS
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!
STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO WEAR UNIFORMS.
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.

CALENDAR REMINDERS:
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!

COVID DASHBOARD
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DASHBOARD---GREAT WORK SPC!!!
September 30, 2021
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Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


Art Club is starting in October!
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
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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.

YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR St. Paul of the Cross YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE https://treering.com/

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.

Regards,

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!

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

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