Dear SPC Parents,

I want to highlight a few important dates beginning with tomorrow through next Friday before we leave for the Christmas Break.

Tomorrow, December 13th - Celebrating the Spirit Kids’ Day – An an Oscar themed day for the students! It is an out of uniform day, but also, your child can come to school dressed as their favorite movie character! We expect to see some really fun costumes! 

Sunday, December 15th – Family Mass Prepared by the 5th Grade Students
9:00 a.m. Holy Family Chapel

Monday, December 16th - Advent Reconciliation 3rd and 4th Grade

Monday, December 16th – Preschool through Kindergarten Christmas Program
Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the show begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 18th – Grades 1-5 Christmas Program, The Legends of the Holy Night
6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 20th – All School Christmas Mass 2:00 p.m.
The students are participating in Los Posadas and will process into church at 1:50 p.m. I encourage you to enter church early, as this is truly a beautiful procession and Mass.


I am writing this newsletter on my way to rural Arkansas! Father Britto, Adrienne Timm and I are traveling with Catholic Extension to visit St. Luke’s in Warren Arkansas. We are only gone today until tomorrow afternoon so it is a quick trip!  I am looking forward to seeing first hand the results of our 2019 Lenten Mission. The mostly Central American (Mexican and Guatemalan) community of St. Luke Church had been worshipping in a very small chapel that they have outgrown. Parishioners described having children “stacked two or three” on a lap, with other people spilling out the back of the church (which lacks parking) on Sundays. With your generosity, Catholic Extension and the Diocese of Little Rock, the community purchased an old farmers’ co-op and have transformed it into a beautiful new church that will be their new home. Members of this small community in Southeast Arkansas work in the lumber industry as well as other forms of agriculture. Some have lived here for fifteen years or more while others have arrived more recently. We will meet parishioners at the old church before heading a mile away to the new one. Fr. Eddie D'Almeida, the pastor, will concelebrate with Fr. Britto.  I look forward to sharing about my experience when I return. 

Here is another article about the renovation. 

Thank you to all of our families who participated in Adopt-A-Family! We are pleased to report that over 98% of the presents were claimed! Thanks to the generous monetary donations, we will be able to fill those gaps however, if you are still interested in participating, we are accepting gifts until Friday.

Please see more details and important information below! Our school staff, teachers, and parent volunteers are always working and planning special events for the students and the parents. Please take a few moments to read the flyers and information so you stay as informed as possible.

Thank you!

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


 

CTS Oscar Banner with date 

Celebrating the Spirit Kids' Day - Tomorrow! Friday, December 13th!
CTS at the Oscars is not just for the parents! CTS Kids' Day is Friday, December 13th. Help us build the excitement for our biggest school fundraiser with a fun Oscar themed day for the students. On Friday, December 13th, your child can come to school dressed as their favorite movie character! We expect to see some really fun costumes! 

Well Wishes - Don't Forget! 
Let's pack the CTS program book with photos and Well Wishes! Well Wishes are a great way for you to give shout-outs to your children, grandchildren, favorite athlete, scout troop, artist, or for a special faculty member or coach! Well Wishes will be published in the CTS 2020 Program Book, which will be distributed to all SPC families and faculty the week before the gala.

CTS Ticket Raffle - Win Two Free Tickets to CTS at the Oscars. 
We are excited to present the Celebrating the Spirit Ticket Raffle!
One lucky winner will receive two Celebrating the Spirit tickets with a value of over $250
Purchase one raffle ticket for $10 or three raffle tickets for $20.
The drawing will be held on Friday, December 20th! 
You can stop in either school office to purchase your raffle tickets or purchase them on the link below.

CTS Ticket Raffle Link

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website for updates! The CTS website link is on the homepage of our school website, so please spread the word. Just go to spc-school.net and click on the Celebrating the Spirit link. 

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

SPC Christmas Programs!
Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m. The Legends of the Holy Night

Christmas Show


SPC Home & School Association

2019 Faculty Gift Fund-Deadline Extended!

Looking for the best way to show your appreciation to our outstanding teachers and staff this Christmas? Contribute to the Faculty and Staff Holiday Gift Fund sponsored by Home and School! Currently we are 35% to our goal which would ensure that we are able to keep the monetary gift amount the same as last year.

We are extending the deadline to Sunday, December 15. All donations need to be in by this date so we are able to process and deliver the checks before Christmas break.

Please feel free to drop off your check/cash to one of the offices, send it in with your child or donate online HERE. Please forward any questions to Katie Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kelly Regan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Faculty and Staff greatly appreciate your generosity.
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TCMGAJUXFVMYL&source=url



Calling All Volunteers!
Home and School Association is compiling a list of volunteers and their availability as a resource for future volunteer opportunities. Larger scale events will continue to have online sign up options, however smaller needs will be sourced through group emails and our private Facebook group. We will try to plan as far in advance so parents will have the opportunity to alter their schedules if needed. Please email your name and availability to our Volunteer Coordinator-Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Home and School Private Facebook Group!
Join our private Facebook group to share photos, learn about volunteer opportunities and events and just chat with your fellow SPC parents and teachers! Click here to join!


SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


More SPC Information and Updates 

SPC Life Team - Glove Collection 12/13 through 12/19
Please donate gently used or new gloves for the recipients of our Adopt-A-Families. Gloves will be collected December 13th-19th. Collection bins will be by both UGC and EGC offices. The majority of these families don’t even have a pair of gloves- something we take for granted and something so basic. Please help keep them warm this winter.
Thank you!
SPC Life Team


Club and Sports Photos
Club and sports photos will take place on Thursday, December 19th from 8:10-11:00 a.m. in the gym. Students who participate in any club or sport at St. Paul of the Cross will have a group photo taken on that day. Students MUST wear their school uniform on Thursday. Students can not be out of uniform and may not wear their gym uniform. These photos will be added to the St. Paul of the Cross yearbook. You can also purchase a group photo. Your child will bring home a photo envelope on Thursday, December 19th. If you would like to order a group photo, please return the envelope to school by Friday, January 10th.

The following clubs and sports will be photographed: smiling strings, chess, altar services, math olympiad, math competition team, future cities, Jr. & Sr. band, choir, art club, academic team, National Jr. Honor Society, Battle of the Books, Student Council, media club, cross county, track and field, cheerleaders, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and soccer,

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


January Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open

Hot lunch for January will consist of 3 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza. Healthy Kids lunches will cost $6.25 each and the Home Run Inn lunches will cost $5.00 each.mRegistration is now open and will close on Friday, December 20th at 10:00am. Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.

You will receive a confirmation email of your January hot lunches no later than January 5th. If you do not receive one by then your child was not registered.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Session!
Bricks4Kidz winter 2020
Please click here to download the complete flyer with all the details!


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for December 15, 2019 


Christmas tree package
Christmas Shoebox Project Sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Guild
 - Last Weekend to Donate! 
We are pleased to invite you to participate in St. Paul of the Cross Parish's Annual Christmas Shoebox Project for disadvantaged men and women. Your boxes will be given to several of organizations serving the Chicagoland area.
Please click here for information and needs. One quick note, we are in need of more men's boxes this year.

Thank you for your generosity!



From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

St. Viator High School
December 15th Family Mass & Visit with Santa!

Resurrection High School
Saturday, December 14th Breakfast With Santa!

Loyola Academy
Parents Night Out December 13th 6:00 - 9:00 pm!

Maine South Hawkettes - Kick off the Holidays in Style!
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!

https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

Dear SPC Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving break! I was reminded this Thanksgiving as I pulled out my Christmas decorations of one of my favorite memories of decorating for Christmas as a child, unwrapping the baby Jesus from the box and placing him carefully in a tea cup in our china cabinet. It wasn’t Christmas yet, so we all had to wait for baby Jesus. More importantly, I remember the excitement when it was my year to carefully place Jesus in the nativity after my family returned from Christmas Mass. I remember feeling the excitement that Christmas had finally arrived when Jesus could be placed in the manger. Years later that tradition continues in my home and if you ask my children now, they will tell you that Jesus also is placed in the china cabinet (this time in a wine glass- please don’t judge me) until we return from Christmas Mass. The tradition is a reminder to me, and I hope one day my children, to remember to wait and patiently prepare our hearts to place Jesus in the manger. At this time of year I always like to remind all of us to take some time to reflect on the Advent season. It is so easy (and I am guilty of this myself) to get caught up in the crazy commercial Christmas: decorations, shopping, baking, cards etc. We can lose the opportunity to pause and truly appreciate the gift of Advent, the quiet waiting of the birth of Christ. My prayer for us all during this holy season of Advent is that we give ourselves and our children the gift of quietly waiting for the joyful light of Christ at Christmas, that we challenge ourselves to not run around trying to make the perfect “Christmas” rather we enjoy the quiet time with our loved ones preparing our hearts for the joy of placing the baby Jesus in our hearts on Christmas morning. May the quiet waiting and peaceful reflection of Advent be with you all the Advent Season!

Notes about Registration:
I know we have been aggressively sending reminders about registration and making sure that as we begin to plan for the next school year you are equipped with important information. This is the time of year when our attention starts looking forward to planning for next year. I know the 2020-2021 school year will see enrollment growth, the completed construction of our lower UGC and the addition of our STEM lab and library. We are also working on technology improvements across the campus. In order to allocate the necessary resources, registration numbers are important in this planning. Families across our area are recognizing that SPC is the place to be and we are seeing an increase in enrollment interest in all grades. Thank you for your re-registration information, it is incredibly important. 

Advent Reconciliation:
We will have our Advent Reconciliation on the following dates:

December 9th -- 5th and 6th Grade

December 10th -- 7th grade

December 16th -- 3rd and 4th Grade

(8th Grade has been removed from the schedule since they went to Reconciliation during their Confirmation Retreat)

Reminder: Christmas Concerts:
PreSchool, PreK and K will host their Christmas Concert on December 16th from 10:00-11:00am.
Grades 1-5 Christmas Concert will be hosted on December 18th at 6:00pm.

Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021 School Year:
The SPC Finance Committee and the SPC Administration have reviewed current school operations, financial information, budgets and projections for student enrollment in determining the tuition rates. We also benchmarked our tuition against local Catholic schools to guarantee that we ensure the most equitable tuition possible. For the 2020-2021 school year, tuition for all grades will increase 3.5%.

After careful consideration, there will be a new Technology fee charged per family that will help us continue to support technology initiatives at our school. Currently all technology initiatives are funded from our operating costs which does not allow for sustained technology improvements. In the past two years we have been faced with installing brand new servers and wireless access points to ensure that our technology infrastructure is fully functional. These replacements have been very costly. The new technology fee will allow us to plan more efficiently for technology upgrades. We are now faced with creating a plan for replacing our aging smart boards with interactive projectors. Maintaining classrooms that are equipped for 21st century learning requires allocation of resources and strategic planning around including the timely replacement of our Smartboards, upgrades to our technology infrastructure and the addition of computer carts and iPads in the EGC.
Please click here for the tuition schedule for next year.  

Financial Aid Process for the 2020-2021 School Year:
We are strongly committed to the philosophy that no family be denied the opportunity to attend our school for financial reasons. There are a number of opportunities for financial aid and tuition assistance:

  • IL Tax Credit Scholarship – Scholarships are funded through private donations and are available to eligible students on a first come first serve basis. Registration is a two-part process that opens January 15, 2020. For more information please see https://empowerillinois.org/students
     
  • Financial Aid - We will partner with FACTS to process financial aid applications. The financial aid information and process is not available at the moment. As soon as it is available we will announce it in the Thursday Mailing. The deadline will be April 15, 2020.
     
  • If you do not qualify for the IL Tax Credit Scholarship or Financial aid we also have various scholarships through the parish. Please contact Kathy Manny for more information.

Tentative School Calendar for the 2020-2021 School Year: 
Our school calendar will remain tentative until approved by the Office of Catholic Schools. I do not anticipate any major changes to the calendar especially to the start and end of school and any major holiday breaks. Please click here for the tentative calendar. 

Extended Day Program Information:
St. Paul will be offering an Extended Day Program, which will be conducted on each full school day. There will be no sessions on half-days. Please click here for the 2020-2021  EDP information.

Re-Registration Timeline for the 2020-2021 School Year for Current Students:
As always, you are an important part of St. Paul of the Cross School and we are giving our current families the first priority to re-register your current students or submit an application if you have a new student. It is my hope that all our current families will return to SPC. However, if you have different plans we kindly request that you indicate your response on the form below: 

  1. Re-registration is now open for the 2020-2021 School Year. The deadline for re-registration is January 21st.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RE-REGISTRATION FORM.ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT RETURNING.  
  2. Once you complete the re-registration form, the school office will register your child in PowerSchool.
  3. On January 30, 2020 your Smart Tuition Account will be billed for the re-registration fees as follows:
    1st/Oldest/Only Child  $100.00
    Re-registration for 2nd Child  $50.00
    Re-registration for 3rd Child $50.00
    Re-registration for additional children after 3rd $20.00/child.
  4. If you are registering a new student from the same family who has not previously been enrolled at SPC, please submit a new student application to the main office.
  5. Even if the re-registration form is completed, your child will not be considered re-registered unless all this year’s (2019-2020) tuition and fees are current as of Jan. 21, 2020.    

Thank you choosing St. Paul of the Cross School for your child’s education!  

Peace, 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal

 


Notes Fletcher Foy

Just a friendly but important reminder...If your child is tardy, you must come into the office to sign them in. Thank you!


ComeToBookFair
Dear SPC Families,

The Holiday book fair opens tomorrow, December 6th, and we look forward to seeing you and your family there! 55% of all purchases benefit our library and classrooms! We ask you to celebrate the joy of reading together by helping your child select books to enjoy. Please consider donating a book to your child’s classroom from the Wish List area. What a great gift to give any child or teacher on your list this year! 

Click here for the SPC Scholastic Book Fair page.
These are the Book Fair dates: 
Friday, December 6th: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 8th: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you!!!


 

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St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to make Christmas a special time for our adopted families! There is still time to sign up! We only have 31 items left! If your grade list is full, please consider looking at one of the other grades lists. All items will be sent to the proper families as long as they are labeled correctly. If you do chose a gift from another grade please make sure to include the grade you chose from on your label.

Please consider sending a small unwrapped stocking stuffer to school with your child. It will be added to the stockings that will be hung in your child's classroom. Please keep the children in the families ages and genders in mind when choosing.

Gifts will be due by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Please click on the grade lists below for specific information.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Laura Mikowski & Betsy Riggs
Servants of St. Francis School Coordinators

Adopt a Family Grade Specific Lists:

Preschool         Pre-K

Kindergarten   1st Grade

2nd Grade       3rd Grade

4th Grade        5th Grade

6th Grade        7th Grade

8th Grade

Please click here for complete information about our 2019 Adopt a Family.


CTS Oscar Banner with date

Celebrating the Spirit Kids' Day - Friday, December 13th!
CTS at the Oscars is not just for the parents! CTS Kids' Day is Friday, December 13th. Help us build the excitement for our biggest school fundraiser with a fun Oscar themed day for the students. On Friday, December 13th, your child can come to school dressed as their favorite movie character! We expect to see some really fun costumes! 

That's not all - you can join in on the fun by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win 2 free tickets to CTS at the Oscars. 
TIcket Raffle

Please click here to purchase your raffle tickets!

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website for updates! The CTS website link is on the homepage of our school website, so please spread the word. Just go to spc-school.net and click on the Celebrating the Spirit link. 

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show

 

More Exciting SPC Information and Updates 

Kindergarten & First Grade Parent Social Wednesday, December 11th!

KDG First Social

Please click here to RSVP!

January Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open

Hot lunch for January will consist of 3 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza. Healthy Kids lunches will cost $6.25 each and the Home Run Inn lunches will cost $5.00 each.mRegistration is now open and will close on Friday, December 20th at 10:00am. Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.

You will receive a confirmation email of your January hot lunches no later than January 5th. If you do not receive one by then your child was not registered.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC Home & School Association

The Home and School Association is pleased to sponsor the Holiday Faculty Gift Fund. This is a convenient way for parents to give Christmas gifts to all of their children’s teachers and the staff at our school. The SPC teachers and staff truly appreciate this gift fund! A formal letter has been sent home with your oldest/only. Please click below to view the attached letter and links. You may also click here to access the PayPal link for easy and safe donations. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katie Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kelly Regan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you for considering this contribution. The SPC teachers and staff truly appreciate the generosity of our families.
Parent Letter



The Home and School Board would like to welcome Kelly Bjornson to our team as our new Treasurer. Kelly will assume her role upon return from Thanksgiving break. We are thrilled to have her join our team! Kelly can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Calling All Volunteers!
Home and School Association is compiling a list of volunteers and their availability as a resource for future volunteer opportunities. Larger scale events will continue to have online sign up options, however smaller needs will be sourced through group emails and our private Facebook group. We will try to plan as far in advance so parents will have the opportunity to alter their schedules if needed. Please email your name and availability to our Volunteer Coordinator-Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Home and School Private Facebook Group!
Join our private Facebook group to share photos, learn about volunteer opportunities and events and just chat with your fellow SPC parents and teachers! Click here to join!

Please click here to download the flyer.


SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Session!
Bricks4Kidz winter 2020
Please click here to download the complete flyer with all the details!


Sticky Fingers! Starting December 12, 2019!

Please click here for the flyer and more information on signing up.


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for December 8, 2019


 

St Nicks Party


Christmas tree package
Christmas Shoebox Project Sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Guild

We are pleased to invite you to participate in St. Paul of the Cross Parish's Annual Christmas Shoebox Project for disadvantaged men and women. Your boxes will be given to several of organizations serving the Chicagoland area.
Please click here for information and needs. One quick note, we are in need of more men's boxes this year.

Thank you for your generosity!



From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

St. Viator High School
December 15th Family Mass & Visit with Santa!

Resurrection High School
Saturday, December 14th Breakfast With Santa!

Loyola Academy
Parents Night Out December 13th 6:00 - 9:00 pm!

Maine South Hawkettes - Kick off the Holidays in Style!
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!

https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

Dear SPC Parents,

We are in the final hours before we break for Thanksgiving Vacation. We have a tremendous amount to be thankful for at SPC and I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  When we come back from break on December 2nd we will have a very busy 3 weeks before Christmas vacation. 

Adopt a Family
This SPC tradition is a way for our community to support and pray for those who are in need. Please consider helping to adopt a family and provide them with a Merry Christmas.

Confirmation Retreat on December 2nd
Please pray for our 8th graders on December 2nd who will be on their Confirmation Retreat.

Advent Reconciliation
We will have our Advent Reconciliation on the following dates:

December 9th -- 5th and 6th Grade
December 10th -- 7th and 8th Grade
December 16th -- 3rd and 4th Grade

Christmas Concerts
PreSchool, PreK and K will host their Christmas Concert on December 16th from 10:00-11:00am.
Grades 1-5 Christmas Concert will be hosted on December 18th at 6:00pm.

RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2020-21 School Year
Long before the recent announcements in area Catholic schools; the increased number of new families interested in SPC required that we move up our re-registration and simplify the process for the 2020-21 school year. In order to provide the most time for planning, we will follow the timeline and process outlined below. Thank you in advance for your timely response as it will allow us time to best plan for curriculum, staffing, schedule, and fiscal considerations.

Re-Registration Timeline for 2020-21 School Year for Current Students
As always, you are an important part of St. Paul of the Cross School and we are giving our current families the first priority to re-register your current students or submit an application if you have a new student. It is my hope that all our current families will return to SPC. However, if you have different plans we kindly request that you indicate your response on the form below: 

  1. Re-registration is now open for the 2020-2021 School Year. The deadline for re-registration is January 21st. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RE-REGISTRATION FORM. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT RETURNING.  
  1. Once you complete the re-registration form, the school office will register your child in PowerSchool.
  1. On January 30, 2020 your Smart Tuition Account will be billed for the re-registration fees as follows:
  • 1st/Oldest/Only Child  $100.00
  • Re-registration for 2nd Child  $50.00
  • Re-registration for 3rd Child $50.00
  • Re-registration for additional children after 3rd $20.00/child.
  1. If you are registering a new student from the same family who has not previously been enrolled at SPC, please submit a new student application to the main office.
  1. Even if the re-registration form is completed, your child will not be considered re-registered unless all this year’s (2019-2020) tuition and fees are current as of Jan. 21, 2020.    

Admissions Information for Current Families with New Students
As of November 1st, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming new student, please complete an application. As a current family you will of course receive priority, however to help us with understanding the numbers we would appreciate those applications be completed as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the school office or click
here for the online application and Early Childhood selection forms. 

INFORMATION ABOUT 2020-21 Tuition and School Calendar
The week after Thanksgiving break we will be mailing home information about tuition rates for the 2020-21 school year as well as the 2020-21 School Calendar. The finance committee, in collaboration with the Administration, is in the process of determining the tuition and fees for next school year.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


ComeToBookFair
Dear SPC Families,

The Holiday book fair opens on December 6th and we look forward to seeing you and your family there! 55% of all purchases benefit our library and classrooms! We ask you to celebrate the joy of reading together by helping your child select books to enjoy. Please consider donating a book to your child’s classroom from the Wish List area. What a great gift to give any child or teacher on your list this year! 

To help you and your family get an early start on your Christmas shopping, you can shop online starting November 27th! 

Click here for the SPC Scholastic Book Fair page.

Please stay tuned for the schedule of when your children's classrooms will be visiting the book fair. We will have that for your when we return from our Thanksgiving break.
These are the Book Fair dates: 
Friday, December 6th: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 8th: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you!!!


 

2017 Adopt A Family -.docx 1

St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program

Adopt a Family 2019 is off to a wonderful start! Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to make Christmas a special time for our adopted families! There is still time to sign up! We only have 63 items left! If your grade list is full, please consider looking at one of the other grades lists. All items will be sent to the proper families as long as they are labeled correctly.

Please see Adopt a Family 2019 grade lists and links below.
Please consider sending a small unwrapped stocking stuffer to school with your child. It will be added to the stockings that will be hung in your child's classroom. Please keep the children in the families ages and genders in mind when choosing.

Gifts will be due by Monday, December 9, 2019.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Laura Mikowski & Betsy Riggs
Servants of St. Francis School Coordinators

Adopt a Family Grade Specific Lists:

Preschool         Pre-K

Kindergarten   1st Grade

2nd Grade       3rd Grade

4th Grade        5th Grade

6th Grade        7th Grade

8th Grade

Please click here for complete information about our 2019 Adopt a Family.


Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show


Flannigan Announcement Jpg

For a sample of Jim's comedy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVZsH6QRQQ

Flannigan Hosts CTS at the Oscars Announcement

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website for updates! The CTS website link is on the homepage of our school website, so please spread the word. Just go to spc-school.net and click on the Celebrating the Spirit link. 

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SPC Information and Updates 

Preschool & Prekindergarten Parent Social! Wednesday, December 4th
Preschool PreK Social

Please click here to RSVP!

Kindergarten & First Grade Parent Social Wednesday, December 11th!

KDG First Social

Please click here to RSVP!

December Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open
Hot lunch for December will consist of 2 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza lunch. Healthy Kids lunches will be offered in the UGC and EGC.
Registration is now open and will close on November, 21st, at 8:00pm.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC Home & School Association
The Home and School Board would like to welcome Kelly Bjornson to our team as our new Treasurer. Kelly will assume her role upon return from Thanksgiving break. We are thrilled to have her join our team! Kelly can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Calling All Volunteers!
Home and School Association is compiling a list of volunteers and their availability as a resource for future volunteer opportunities. Larger scale events will continue to have online sign up options, however smaller needs will be sourced through group emails and our private Facebook group. We will try to plan as far in advance so parents will have the opportunity to alter their schedules if needed. Please email your name and availability to our Volunteer Coordinator-Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Home and School Private Facebook Group!
Join our private Facebook group to share photos, learn about volunteer opportunities and events and just chat with your fellow SPC parents and teachers! Click here to join!

Please click here to download the flyer.


Eat Chipotle, help St Paul Of The Cross School
Calling all burrito lovers! Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 119 South Northwest Highway in Park Ridge for our fundraiser on Wednesday, December 4th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We're raising money to support St Paul Of The Cross School, so just show the flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

Chipotle Fundraiser FLyer

SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Sticky Fingers! Starting December 12, 2019!

Please click here for the flyer and more information on signing up.


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session 

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 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for 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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. 


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 24, 2019

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older
Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via SignUp.com
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com St. Nicholas Party
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Choose your spot - SignUP.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-204-2798


Christmas tree package
Christmas Shoebox Project Sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Guild

We are pleased to invite you to participate in St. Paul of the Cross Parish's Annual Christmas Shoebox Project for disadvantaged men and women. Your boxes will be given to several of organizations serving the Chicagoland area.
Please click here for information and needs. One quick note, we are in need of more men's boxes this year.

Thank you for your generosity!



From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

St. Viator High School
December 15th Family Mass & Visit with Santa!

Loyola Academy
Parents Night Out December 13th 6:00 - 9:00 pm!

Regina Dominican High School 
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

Dear SPC Parents,

This past week, local Catholic Schools in our area have made announcements in regards to their sustainability for the next school year. In recent months, prior to even the announcement of local Catholic schools, we are pleased to have a very strong interest in both the Early Childhood program and transfers into our K-8 program for the 2020-2021 school year. For some of our K-8 grades, there is limited availability for transfer students. Due to the high demand from both current and prospective families and in order to maintain our standards of excellence, we will be adhering to our priority of admissions.   

In order to maintain the quality academic program and smaller class sizes, we have always had the practice of maintaining the number of transfer student space at each grade level. This will not change; we will always maintain focused attention on class size that is in alignment with school culture and curricular expectations. We will begin accepting students for the 2020-21 school year in grades 1-8 based on the current level of available space given our current staffing and schedule capacity. Once our current families re-register, we will determine if there is additional space available at each grade. We will also determine if there are grades that can add an additional homeroom. For grades Preschool-Kindergarten we will accept new students from new families after the January 24, 2020 deadline according to our priority of admissions.

We are very blessed at SPC to have a strong and robust enrollment with room for growth. Please keep those families who are now faced with transitioning their children to a new school in your thoughts and prayers. 

RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2020-21 School Year:
Long before the recent announcements, the increased number of new families interested in SPC required that we move up our re-registration and simplify the process for the 2020-21 school year. In order to provide the most time for planning, we will follow the timeline and process outlined below. Thank you in advance for your timely response as it will allow us time to best plan for curriculum, staffing, schedule, and fiscal considerations.

Re-Registration Timeline for 2020-21 School Year for Current Students:
As always, you are an important part of St. Paul of the Cross School and we are giving our current families the first priority to re-register your current students or submit an application if you have a new student. It is my hope that all our current families will return to SPC. However, if you have different plans we kindly request that you indicate your response on the form below: 

  1. Re-registration is now open for the 2020-2021 School Year. The deadline for re-registration is January 21st.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RE-REGISTRATION FORM. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT RETURNING.  
  2. Once you complete the re-registration form, the school office will register your child in PowerSchool.
  3. On January 30, 2020 your Smart Tuition Account will be billed for the re-registration fees as follows:

    1st/Oldest/Only Child  $100.00

    Re-registration for 2nd Child  $50.00

    Re-registration for 3rd Child $50.00

    Re-registration for additional children after 3rd $20.00/child.

  4. If you are registering a new student from the same family who has not previously been enrolled at SPC, please submit a new student application to the main office.
  5. Even if the re-registration form is completed, your child will not be considered re-registered unless all this year’s (2019-2020) tuition and fees are current as of Jan. 21, 2020.    

Admissions Information for Current Families with New Students:
As of November 1st, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming new student, please complete a new student application. As a current family you will of course receive priority, however to help us with understanding the numbers we would appreciate those applications to be completed as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the school office or click
here for the online application and Early Childhood selection forms. 

Information About 2020-21 Tuition and School Calendar
Next week we will be mailing home information about tuition rates for the 2020-21 School year as well as the 2020-21 School Calendar. The finance committee, in collaboration with the Administration, is in the process of determining the tuition and fees for next school year.

St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program
We are proud to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program. The program is run through the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Please see immediately below my letter for information on how it works.

Vaping Presentations For Parents and Grades 4-8
(IF YOU ATTEND ONE PARENT EDUCATION WORKSHOP THIS YEAR…THIS IS THE ONE!)
I strongly encourage you to attend the Parent Presentation, which will take place at the Open Board Meeting on November 19th at 7:30pm. Please save the date!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program
We are proud to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program. The program is run through the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Please see immediately below my letter for information on how it works.

How does it work? Each grade will adopt a family in need to help make Christmas a special time. Grade specific lists will be emailed by a Servants of St. Francis volunteer and may also be found in the Thursday Mailing documents. This year, we will use Signup.com to manage the items purchased.  When you receive the email for your child’s grade, please log into Signup.com and select an item you wish to purchase. The family gifts will be managed by the volunteer for each grade. 

There are two ways to participate: 

  1. Choose a name/item from your child’s grade specific list on Signup.com and purchase the item.  Wrap all gifts individually. Label all gifts with the following info: Recipient's name and name of item inside the gift. Before the gifts are given to the families they will be re-labeled without the name of the item.  We need the item name for inventory purposes. Please include gift receipts, especially for clothes. Send the wrapped and labeled gifts with your student to their homeroom.
  2. Monetary donations can be submitted here.  

Gifts are due by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Last year the stocking stuffers we collected were a big success!  We will be going it again this year! Please consider sending a small unwrapped stocking stuffer to school with your child.  It will be added to the stockings that will be hung in your child's classroom. The stocking will be given to the families with their other gifts as a little something extra from “The Tiger Elves”. Please keep the children in the families ages and genders in mind when choosing.   

Thank you in advance for your generosity. The hearts of many are touched by the wonderful sharing and kindness by the St. Paul of the Cross School Community. Thank you for making Christmas special for families in need. If you have any questions, please reach out to your grade volunteer.

Grade Specific Lists:

Preschool         Pre-K

Kindergarten   1st Grade

2nd Grade       3rd Grade

4th Grade        5th Grade

6th Grade        7th Grade

8th Grade


Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show


Flannigan Announcement Jpg

For a sample of Jim's comedy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVZsH6QRQQ

Flannigan Hosts CTS at the Oscars Announcement

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SPC Information and Updates 

Denim Thanks

SPC Green Team Denim Drive Thank You!

The Green Team thanks everyone who donated denim last week. We received 101 pairs of jeans - 22 pairs will be used to cut shoes for Sole Hope, 46 pairs donated to Stuff the Truck, and 33 pairs recycled with Madewell. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
- SPC Green Team


December Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open
Hot lunch for December will consist of 2 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza lunch. Healthy Kids lunches will be offered in the UGC and EGC.
Registration is now open and will close on November, 21st, at 8:00pm.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC Life Team

ornaments 3 

SPC's Life Team had our November meeting yesterday and we made Christmas ornaments for a tree at the Summit. The Summit's theme this year is trees from around the world and we had Ireland (hence all the green ornaments!). Our team will be going there in December to decorate the tree and sing Christmas carols.

We are always looking for new members so if your 6th, 7th or 8th grader is still interested in joining, please join us at our next meeting in December!

Questions? Contact 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.).



HS Volunteer Flyer

Please click here to download the flyer.


Sticky Fingers! Starting December 12, 2019!

Please click here for the flyer and more information on signing up.


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session 

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 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for 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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. 


SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 17, 2019

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older

Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via SignUp.com
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com St. Nicholas Party
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Choose your spot - SignUP.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-204-2798


 

Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.


From The Community

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

Regina Dominican High School 
Programs of Distinction Flyer - November 19th
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com

 

Dear SPC Parents,

In a few weeks we will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences prior to Thanksgiving break. Conferences are scheduled as follows:

Thursday November 21st
Students are dismissed at 11:30am.
Conferences 12:30pm-8:00pm
Teachers' Dinner Break 5:00pm-5:50pm

Friday November 22nd
Conferences 8:30am-12:00pm

On Tuesday November 12th we will send out the pick a time schedule link so that you can schedule conferences with your child’s teachers. Please remember to schedule your conferences early as some times fill up quickly.

Vaping Presentations For Parents and Grades 4-8
Yesterday students in grades 4-8 heard Dr. Terri Collins speak about the dangers of vaping. I strongly encourage you to attend the Parent Presentation which will take place at the Open Board Meeting on November 19th at 7:30pm. Please save the date!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Admissions Information
As of November 1, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming NEW student, please complete an application. As a current family you will of course receive priority, however to help us with understanding the numbers we would appreciate those applications to be completed as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the school office or click here for the online application and early childhood selection forms. Re-registration for current students will begin on January 13, 2020.

Christmas Shows
We have a new format for our Christmas shows this year! Please see the Save the Date below and mark your calendars for our Preschool - Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 Christmas shows.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


Notes From the School Offices

If you would like to receive a text message from our school regarding special events, school closings, or emergency info and you have not signed up yet to receive text messaging, you must do so by tomorrow. The system will be launched on Monday and it will be too late to opt-in. Simply send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 and you will be entered in the system.

Monday, November 11th is picture retake day. If your child was absent on the original photo day, or if you would like them to take a new picture, they may come out of uniform. Please remember to send the original picture back if it is a retake, and if it is the first time the picture is being taken, please send the picture order form with your child(ren.)

(There are forms available in both offices.) You may also order them online as well.


Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show


Flannigan Announcement Jpg

For a sample of Jim's comedy, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVZsH6QRQQ

Flannigan Hosts CTS at the Oscars Announcement

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Auction
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SPC Information and Updates 

SPC Green Team Denim Drive Through Friday, November 8th!

Denim Drive
We want to inform you that we will be doing a Denim Drive during the first week of November - the 4th through the 8th. You may bring clean and used jeans for the Denim Drive. The jeans may be any color. We will be collecting the jeans at main school entrances during school drop-off in the morning all week.

With the jeans we collect, we will do 3 things:
1. cut out patterns of shoes and ship them to Sole Hope, who make shoes for kids in Uganda.
2. donate some jeans to the SPC Clothing Drive.
3. recycle some jeans to be made into insulation.

We hope you are able to donate your jeans!
- SPC Green Team


December Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open
Hot lunch for December will consist of 2 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza lunch. Healthy Kids lunches will be offered in the UGC and EGC.
Registration is now open and will close on November, 21st, at 8:00pm.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SPC Life Team
Our next SPC Life Team will be on Wednesday, November 13th during lunch. We are always looking for new members so if your 6th, 7th or 8th grader is still interested in joining, please have them stop by!

Our service projects for November are helping with the parish clothing drive this weekend and the parish food drive next weekend.

Questions? Contact 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.).


Portillo's Restaurant Fundraiser!
Out of uniform day is November 15 with just a copy of the receipt. Portillo's will not have out of uniform passes.

Also, please note that everyone going through the drive-thru must inform the first order taker for it to count. It is also recommended to check that FUNDRAISER is printed on receipts, as sometimes orders get missed at checkout. A manager can adjust the order before the guest leaves the restaurant. Please note: online, delivery and catering orders as well as the purchase of gift cards are NOT counted towards fundraiser sales.

Portillos 11.13.19 1


8th Grade Bag bottle
Have you seen the new SPC drawstring bags and water bottles?
They drawstring bags are the perfect size for sports, lunches or library books.
The Contigo SPC water bottle is perfect to take to school or to a sporting event.
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to St. Paul of the Cross or convenient online purchasing.

Please click on the link, https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=y5qbyr1onk2, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest!

All proceeds/profit support the SPC 8th grade class.

Thank you - The 8th Grade Room Moms


Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships


Chess-Ed Winter Session 
Discounted Winter Rate Ends November 12th!

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 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for 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 or for all the details and information, please go to www.spc-chess.eventbee.com. DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/12/19; On Time and Late fees begin 11/13/19. 


 

SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!


St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 10, 2019

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older

Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via SignUp.com
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com St. Nicholas Party
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Choose your spot - SignUP.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-204-2798


 

Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.


From The Community

PR Library Fall 2019 Book Sale Print Flyer


Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

Resurrection High School -
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, November 9th

Regina Dominican High School 
Open House - Sunday, November 10th 
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!
https://hawketteholidayspectactular2019.eventbrite.com