Dear SPC Families,

Welcome back to school and happy 2022! Despite the fact that our children are in school and learning alongside their classmates, it is evident that we are in the middle of a Covid surge. With that said, I am relieved to say that in all reported cases, the symptoms are mild. However, I am asking you to remain vigilant in making sure that you keep your child home if they have any symptoms. To be honest, I am seeing a variety of results with testing, so the safest way to make sure we stay in school is to keep your child home if they have any symptoms. Thank you, we will get through this!

GIVEN THE RISE IN CASES, WILL SPC GO REMOTE?
At this time, we have no plans to go remote. We reevaluate the situation daily but remain committed to safe in-person instruction. Currently, there is no reason even to consider a full campus remote learning plan. While there are definitely more cases in the EGC, the UGC (fingers crossed) has been having a really great week! If there are multiple cases in one class, we will consider going remote in that one room for a period of 5 days.

What helps us is if we have accurate vaccination records on file; please do so if you have not already sent your vaccination card to the main office.

SPC HOSTS VACCINE CLINICS THIS SATURDAY-SIGN UPS CLOSE TOMORROW AT 5:00 pm.
This information was recently sent out in separate emails. We are hosting two separate vaccine clinics. The first clinic is for boosters only and is Saturday from 9:00–12:00 pm. The second clinic is a Pediatric Vaccine Clinic from 12:00-2:00 on Saturday. Both clinics are at Jewel Osco. Please sign up using the links below. Make sure to sign up for the correct clinic.

BOOSTER CLINIC INFORMATION:

IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE BOOSTER SHOT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Location:
Jewel Osco Pharmacy
7900 N Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR BOOSTER SHOTS FOR AGES 12+

Current Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Eligibility Criteria:

  • Patient's primary series (Dose 1 and Dose 2) must have been the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Patient's primary series Dose 2 must be at least 5 months ago
  • The patient must be at least 12 years or older

If your child meets those requirements, then please bring:
1. CDC vaccination record card (original if possible)
2. completed consent form
3. copy of insurance card

Pediatric Vaccine Clinic (ages 5-11)
(1st dose on January 8 and 2nd Dose on January 29)
Please sign up by clicking here.

Date: 1/8/2022 and 1/29/2022
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Jewel Osco
7900 N Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714 

Please Bring:
1. Completed form (please click HERE to download the form)
**Note the relationship of the person giving consent and document their name on the "Signature of Patient or Parent/Guardian of Minor Patient" line.
2. Insurance Card -(This vaccine is free with or without insurance).

VACCINE INFORMATION FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS AND CAREGIVERS ABOUT THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE 9 FOR USE IN INDIVIDUALS 5 THROUGH 11 YEARS OF AGE 

PARENT BASH FEBRUARY 12 – POSTPONED!
We had planned a fun parent party for February 12. Given the current surge, we have decided to postpone the party in the spring.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMPS! COMING SOON!
SPC is excited to announce a fun menu of summer enrichment camps for students for three weeks of summer camp! Camps will run (1 week at a time) from June 13-July 1. We will be sending home the menu of options and registration information next week.

COVID DASHBOARD
January 6, 2022
Covid Dash Jan.6

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh 


Restaurant Fundraiser TONIGHT!

SWEET TART NIGHT2

The H&S fundraiser will be at Sweet & Tart for dine-in or carry-out TODAY, Thursday, January 6th. If you participate, students may come out of uniform on Friday, January 7th. Sweet & Tart will not have out of uniform passes, so please send your receipt to school with your child. Thank you for your support!


Please Keep This FACTS Tuition Summary Information Handy For Tax Time!

Question: How Do I Find My Payment Summary In FACTS?

Answer: This report will show the total paid for each of the accounts (i.e. Tuition, Extended Day Care, Technology, Book fees, etc.). Parents can select a year or a date range for this summary. This will also include the Schools Federal Tax ID and address. Please see directions below.
FACTS Tax Summary Directions 2021 1 1 5


Empower Illinois / Tax Credit Scholarship 2022-2023 Application Resources

As a reminder, families can make a reservation for a 2022-2023 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship on January 12, 2022, at 7pm. For all of the details and resources, please go to empowerillinois.org/apply.


 

Counselors Corner for website

What is Mindful Parenting? (And How Can You Get Started Today?!) 

January Parent Speaker: Dr Caroline Adelman will be returning to speak on January 25, 2022 at the Open Board Meeting. We received great feedback on her presentation last year. We

will be sharing more information on her presentation in the coming weeks. Dr. Caroline Adelman will be returning to speak on January 25, 2022 at the Open Board Meeting. We received

great feedback on her presentation last year. We will be sharing more information on her presentation in the coming weeks.

Check out these videos and tips on preparing your child for the vaccine.videos and tips on preparing your child for the vaccine.

ADHD and Executive Functioning Free Webinar Parent Series: Staring in January: Staring in January

Coping with Grief During The Holidays

Snowman Stress Ball Craft: I enjoyed making these with some students this past week.  Here is a quick tutorial if looking for an easy fun activity to do with your child over break.

Grief Groups will begin in February. I will be co-facilitating with Kelsey Hoeper from Willow House.

We have a few spots still in the 1st/2nd and 6th-8th grade groups. Please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you feel your child would benefit from this group. Students are eligible if they have experienced the death of an immediate family member (parent/step parent, sibling, grandparent).1st/2nd and 6th-8th grade groups.  


 

Invest in Kids
There is an amazing opportunity for you to support Catholic education right here at SPC and significantly reduce or eliminate your state tax bill at the same time. Please click here for Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Opportunities and also how to take advantage of a 2:1 match available to donors right now!!

The Archdiocese of Chicago has a matching opportunity available – each can school match up to $50,000 until February 28, 2022 or until the matching funds are depleted.


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

Edison Park Indoor Youth Soccer Pre-K (4) - 8th Grade 
Registration begins January 8th. Please click here to download all of the details.


 

 

Dear SPC Families,

“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him…” – John 1:9-10

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Artwork by Ethel, Second Grade 

As we approach the final day of school before Christmas break, I want to wish you all a blessed Christmas a Happy New Year! I pray that you all enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your families. Thank you for the gift of your children; it truly is a joy each and every day to walk with them as they learn and grow!

Thank you to all the families who generously donated to the faculty gift fund. All the faculty and staff so appreciate your kindness and generosity!

Christmas Concert Recordings:
Our preschool-third graders recorded their Christmas songs this week, and we are in the process of editing. We hope to send them out tomorrow! Thank you to our teachers and Mr. Johnson for preparing the children and Dr. O, Mr. Agostinelli and Mr. DeCaluwe for directing, producing and sound editing!

Last Week’s Soft Lockdown:
While sending the lifting lockdown email last week, I failed to thank our SPC Security, who provided another layer of support to our school. Having a security guard here double-checking that all the doors were secure and walking the perimeter of the school (and also ensuring the safe delivery of the pizzas for pizza Friday) was a welcome relief during the soft lockdown. Thank you to our security guards!

Celebrating Father Britto’s 40th Anniversary!
On Sunday, December 19th, Father Britto will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his ordination at the 10:30 Mass in the upper church. Please join us at Mass as we pray together in thanksgiving for his lifetime of ministry. Afterward, join us for donut Sunday in the gym.

Covid and the Holidays:
If you are exposed or test positive over the holidays, please complete the COVID form. You also will have to keep your child home on Monday, January 3rd. We will respond to all Covid exposure and positive cases when we return on the 3rd. Again, if there is any question about symptoms or exposure, please have your child take a PCR test before returning to school in January.

Covid Dashboard December 15, 2021
covid dashboard Dec. 16 2

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


SPC TRIP (tuition reimbursement incentive program) Update FLASH SALE!

As a reminder, all physical gift card orders may be picked up in the safe zone area at 2:45 PM tomorrow, Friday- December 17th- if you haven't already done so. Thank you to all the families that took part in our 'flash sale' of gift cards. We are placing the remaining cards in one last flash sale with 10% off face value + a 2% rebate to your FACTS account. Those cards will need to be purchased by tomorrow and can be picked up in the safe zone at 2:45 PM. They can be found at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090949A4AC22A2FC1-final Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions. All reimbursements will be made to FACTS accounts after the holiday break.


Smiling Strings Acoustic/Classical Guitar Lessons Coming to SPC in January! 
Attention Students in Grades 3-6
Smiling Strings Guitar
♫ Winter Session Dates: (Jan 11th – Mar 15th) ♫♫♫
Deadline to signup is December 20, 2021.

Please download the flyer with all the details here.


Empower Illinois / Tax Credit Scholarship 2022-2023 Application Resources

As a reminder, families can make a reservation for a 2022-2023 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship on January 12, 2022, at 7pm. For all of the details and resources, please go to empowerillinois.org/apply.


 

Counselors Corner for website

Five Tips for Good Mental Health during the Holidays

January Parent Speaker: Dr Caroline Adelman will be returning to speak on January 25, 2022 at the Open Board Meeting. We received great feedback on her presentation last year. We will be sharing more information on her presentation in the coming weeks.

Check out these videos and tips on preparing your child for the vaccine.

ADHD and Executive Functioning Free Webinar Parent Series: Staring in January

Coping with Grief During The Holidays

Snowman Stress Ball Craft: I enjoyed making these with some students this past week.  Here is a quick tutorial if looking for an easy fun activity to do with your child over break.

Grief Groups will begin in February. I will be co-facilitating with Kelsey Hoeper from Willow House.

We have a few spots still in the 1st/2nd and 6th-8th grade groups. Please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you feel your child would benefit from this group. Students are eligible if they have experienced the death of an immediate family member (parent/step parent, sibling, grandparent).

 


 

Invest in Kids
There is an amazing opportunity for you to support Catholic education right here at SPC and significantly reduce or eliminate your state tax bill at the same time. Please click here for Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Opportunities and also how to take advantage of a 2:1 match available to donors right now!!

The Archdiocese of Chicago has a matching opportunity available – each can school match up to $50,000 until February 28, 2022 or until the matching funds are depleted.


 

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

CHILDREN'S CHOIR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
musical notes
If your child is interested in joining the St. Paul of the Cross Children's Choir, online registration is now OPEN! Click here to sign up.

Rehearsals are on Monday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the children choir will sing at selected 4:30 p.m. Saturday Masses in the upper church. The schedule is forthcoming.

I hope to see your children at our first rehearsal on Monday, January 10.
Ed Eicker
Director of Music
St. Paul of the Cross Church


From the Community

Edison Park Indoor Youth Soccer Pre-K (4) - 8th Grade 
Registration begins January 8th. Please click here to download all of the details.


 

 

Dear SPC Families,

This week the school children gathered for Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Gospel reading from Luke reminded us that "nothing will be impossible for God," and as I looked around the church at the students, I honestly got a little emotional; how true are those Gospel words! Nothing will be impossible for God! Last year, we celebrated Mass in the Gym through live streaming, and now we are able to gather in Church to give glory to our Blessed Mother. In the waiting and darkness of Advent, those words speak hope for all of us in challenging times. These past 21 months have shown us that despite some darkness and waiting for the pandemic to ease….we must remember that nothing is impossible for God!

SPC ORNAMENTS WILL ARRIVE NEXT WEEK:

The ornaments will be here next week! We understand that they may be gifts, so we ask everyone who purchased an ornament to stop by and pick them up in the EGC on Tuesday-Thursday. 

ADOPT A FAMILY CONTRIBUTIONS:

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Adopt a Family Fund! We were able to donate over $10,000 to the Social Service Ministry from the general collection and the sale of the ornaments. Thank you for helping to make Christmas special for so many families.

UNIFORMS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR:

I know many people are wondering if we will return to the regular school uniform after Christmas break. The truth is, even if we wanted to return to the dress uniform--the supply chain would prevent that from happening! So--much to the children's delight, we will continue with our "Covid Uniform Policy" for the rest of the 21-22 school year! I am 99.99% sure we will return to the regular dress uniform in August 2022! 

ENDOWMENT CONTRIBUTION FROM FUN RUN & TRIVIA NIGHT

I am pleased to announce that between the Fun Run and Trivia Night, we are able to contribute $23,000 to the Educational Endowment Fund. Given our tremendous success at the Tiger Fun Run, $14,000 is being deposited as the first Pay it Forward endowment contribution. 

The Pay it Forward Contributions will be made to the endowment when any fundraising surpasses the budgeted goal. This best practice in institutional advancement allows St. Paul of the Cross School to strengthen our operational vitality, thus ensuring Catholic education is strong for future generations of SPC families. 

REMINDER ABOUT RE-ENROLLMENT-EARLY BIRD RE-ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 15!

Re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is well underway! Thank you to the many families that have already re-enrolled! If you have not done so already, please click the link to submit your child's packet to reserve a space for next year. The early bird fee of $75/student ends December 15 and will increase to $125/student beginning on December 16, 2021.

St Paul of the Cross School - Enrollment - Log In (renweb.com)

If you have any questions about your child's enrollment packet or need log-in assistance, please contact Meghan Waldeck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COVID DASHBOARD
December 9, 2021
covid dash 12 9 21

Peace, 
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


 

NJHS Care Packages for the Homeless Due tomorrow, December 10th
Dear Parents/Guardians,
The SPC National Junior Honor Society is creating care packages to donate to Catholic Charities for the homeless. We would be very grateful if each student would bring one of each item that is listed for their grade. You are welcome to bring more, as there is always a need! All items are due to your student's homeroom teacher by Friday, December 10th. We greatly appreciate your help and your generosity in the Christmas season!
We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity! 
NJHS Care Package Project

Please click here to download the flyer.


Winter Clubs and After School Activities Starting in January!

Winter Clubs start on January 3rd and will run for 8 weeks. Register now to secure your spot! Click the links below for the flyers and registration information for all clubs. REGISTRATION IS DUE BY DECEMBER 13th!

ART AROUND THE WORLD (K-2) on Wednesday
DRAMA 1st & 2nd Grade on Monday
DRAMA CLUB 3rd-5th Grade on Thursday
Junior Build It PS-K on Monday
Craftastic K-2 on Wednesday

More Winter Programs

Ballet Winter Session for Preschool through Kindergarten Students
Ballet SPC Flyer 2022 Winter

Please click here to download the ballet flyer.



Smiling Strings Acoustic/Classical Guitar Lessons Coming to SPC in January! 
Attention Students in Grades 3-6
Smiling Strings Guitar
♫ Winter Session Dates: (Jan 11th – Mar 15th) ♫♫♫
Deadline to signup is December 20, 2021.

Please download the flyer with all the details here.


SPC HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION UPDATES
Faculty Gift Fund - Due Tomorrow, December 10th

Faculty Gift Fund 

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 their children's teachers and the staff at our school. Your contribution will provide a monetary gift to all teachers (homeroom, practical fine arts, and resources), aides, the principal, assistant principal, administrative assistants, school secretaries, and the maintenance staff. The SPC teachers and staff truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Please consider making a monetary contribution to show your gratitude to our wonderful teachers and staff. They have worked extra hard this year to ensure our children have a safe environment to learn and excel. A donation is not required, and we want to encourage you to give at your comfort level. We realize that families make financial sacrifices to send their children to Catholic School and challenges with COVID, so please give at the level that is comfortable for your family—any amount is appreciated. Last year's contributions averaged around $80.00 per family.

There are two (2) ways to make donations:

OR

  • This year to go "green," we will not be placing an envelope in your oldest/only child's take-home folder. If you prefer to write a check, please put it in an envelope marked Faculty Gift Fund and send it to the office.

All donations are due by December 10th.

If you have any questions, please 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 your consideration—we have much to be thankful for this year!

Sincerely,
The Home and School Association 

 

 

Counselors Corner for website
Coping with Grief During the Holidays


Roundball 2022 Logo

High School Coaches - Spread the Word to SPC Alum Friends!
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


MERRY MAKING DRIVE-Last Chance to Sign Up!
Please click here to register. We can only have 48 cars per movie.

2nd annual drive in movie

 

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

CHILDREN'S CHOIR REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
musical notes
If your child is interested in joining the St. Paul of the Cross Children's Choir, online registration is now OPEN! Click here to sign up.

Rehearsals are on Monday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the children choir will sing at selected 4:30 p.m. Saturday Masses in the upper church. The schedule is forthcoming.

I hope to see your children at our first rehearsal on Monday, January 10.
Ed Eicker
Director of Music
St. Paul of the Cross Church


From the Community


 

 

 

Dear SPC Families,

There is a ton of information in this Thursday Mailing; thank you for your careful attention to reading everything!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving! Personally, it was wonderful to have the Thanksgiving table set for more family and friends this year! I know before the break, our Covid numbers were climbing; it seems like things have settled down (please don't let me jinx myself). I appreciate everyone being extra vigilant and getting tested and keeping kids home if they are sick, that is very helpful! 

I want to wish a special CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK to all our 8th graders who will be taking the Catholic High School entrance exam this Saturday. It is a big day for them, and I am confident they will all do well. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, as this is a huge step as they prepare to graduate and move on to high school!

As we prepare to open our hearts to Jesus on Christmas day, our students are focusing on preparing their hearts through many advent activities. We hope that by spending time and energy on Advent, the beauty of slowing down and preparing our hearts becomes an advent focus rather than the commercial aspect of the holidays. Students are creating Jesse trees on the doors, and once the doors are complete, the classes can visit other doors. For those unfamiliar with the Jesse Tree tradition, it introduces children to "symbols that depict the ancestors of Jesus or Old Testament events leading to Christ. Teachers explain each symbol and read related Scripture. It helps us understand that many people lived before Jesus was born. They waited for him, just as we wait for his birthday now. These people were good, holy people and have interesting stories!" Students will read stories and then make a symbol to hang on their doors. Each week, we will "light" the advent wreaths in the classrooms and have a special prayer read together over the PA while we light the advent wreath. I encourage you to discuss these lessons and prayers with your children. I have encouraged teachers to hold off on the many Christmas activities in the classroom until the last week before break so that we can have meaningful conversations about Advent and how we prepare our hearts for Jesus. I pray that this Advent is a time for all of us to slow down in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and to rest in the quiet and dark before the light of Christ arrives on Christmas Day. 

REMINDER ABOUT RE-ENROLLMENT-EARLY BIRD RE-ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 15!
Re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is well underway! Thank you to the many families that have already re-enrolled! If you have not done so already, please click the link to submit your child's packet to reserve a space for next year. The early bird fee of $75/student ends December 15 and will increase to $125/student beginning on December 16, 2021.
St Paul of the Cross School - Enrollment - Log In (renweb.com)

If you have any questions about your child's enrollment packet or need log-in assistance, please contact Meghan Waldeck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COVID DASHBOARD
December 2, 2021
THURSDAY MAILING December 2 3

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


SPC 2021 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT - ORDERS DUE TOMORROW, DECEMBER 3rd
St. paul Tigers Ornament 1

We are excited to announce our 2021 Christmas ornament! All proceeds will benefit the St. Paul of the Cross Social Service Ministry. 

Please click here to order.
*The order deadline is December 3rd. 

Reminder: ADOPT A FAMILY CONTRIBUTION
Each year the school families help to provide a happy Christmas to the families served by our Parish Food Pantry. In partnership with the Parish Social Service Ministry, we help to purchase gifts. However, given the challenges with Covid, we will continue to help fund gift cards that the families can use to buy gifts. Please consider donating to help a family enjoy a wonderful Christmas. Given the timeline, we are asking that funds be collected by December 5th, 2021. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION


NJHS Care Packages for the Homeless
Dear Parents/Guardians,
The SPC National Junior Honor Society is creating care packages to donate to Catholic Charities for the homeless. We would be very grateful if each student would bring one of each item that is listed for their grade. You are welcome to bring more, as there is always a need! All items are due to your student's homeroom teacher by Friday, December 10th. We greatly appreciate your help and your generosity in the Christmas season!
We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity! 
NJHS Care Package Project

Please click here to download the flyer.


Winter Clubs and After School Activities Starting in January!

Winter Clubs start on January 3rd and will run for 8 weeks. Register now to secure your spot! Click the links below for the flyers and registration information for all clubs. REGISTRATION IS DUE BY DECEMBER 13th!

ART AROUND THE WORLD (K-2) on Wednesday
DRAMA 1st & 2nd Grade on Monday
DRAMA CLUB 3rd-5th Grade on Thursday
Junior Build It PS-K on Monday
Craftastic K-2 on Wednesday

More Winter Programs

Ballet Winter Session for Preschool through Kindergarten Students
Ballet SPC Flyer 2022 Winter

Please click here to download the ballet flyer.



Smiling Strings Acoustic/Classical Guitar Lessons Coming to SPC in January! 
Attention Students in Grades 3-6
Smiling Strings Guitar
♫ Winter Session Dates: (Jan 11th – Mar 15th) ♫♫♫
Deadline to signup is December 20, 2021.

 

Please download the flyer with all the details here.


SPC HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION UPDATES

Faculty Gift Fund 

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 their children's teachers and the staff at our school. Your contribution will provide a monetary gift to all teachers (homeroom, practical fine arts, and resources), aides, the principal, assistant principal, administrative assistants, school secretaries, and the maintenance staff. The SPC teachers and staff truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Please consider making a monetary contribution to show your gratitude to our wonderful teachers and staff. They have worked extra hard this year to ensure our children have a safe environment to learn and excel. A donation is not required, and we want to encourage you to give at your comfort level. We realize that families make financial sacrifices to send their children to Catholic School and challenges with COVID, so please give at the level that is comfortable for your family—any amount is appreciated. Last year's contributions averaged around $80.00 per family.

There are two (2) ways to make donations:

OR

  • This year to go "green," we will not be placing an envelope in your oldest/only child's take-home folder. If you prefer to write a check, please put it in an envelope marked Faculty Gift Fund and send it to the office.

All donations are due by December 10th.

If you have any questions, please 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 your consideration—we have much to be thankful for this year!

Sincerely,
The Home and School Association 


Attention All Third Grade Artists!
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR Now through December 5!
BookFair 1 1

Scholastic Book Fair is IN PERSON this week through Sunday, December 5th!

Where: Parish Life Center Room 203
Monday - Friday 8am to 3pm for students. We will stay open until 4pm for after school shopping.
Saturday - Online Sales Only

Sunday 10am - 1:30 pm

Please click here for the Book Fair. 


 
TRIP PROGRAM - CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS!
Need to order any last-minute holiday gift cards? Order them through the SPC TRIP program and receive rebates onto your FACTS account. The last day to order before the holiday will be December 8th. We will be processing refunds to FACTS the week of December 13th for all orders made this year. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions. 

 

Counselors Corner for website
Coping with Grief During the Holidays


Roundball 2022 Logo

High School Coaches - Spread the Word to SPC Alum Friends!
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


MERRY MAKING DRIVE- IN IS BACK!

We are excited for our 2nd Annual Merry Making Drive-in Movie Nights! 
Please click here to register. We can only have 48 cars per movie, so be sure to sign up quickly!

2nd annual drive in movie

 

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

St. Viator High School 
Viators Placement Test Image
Please click here to download the Placement Exam flyer.

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

Regina Dominican Basketball FUNdamentals Clinic for Students in Grades 5-8 November 21
Click here to download the flyer.

Maine South High School Hawkette Holiday Spectacular December 5, 2021
Please download the flyer here. 

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.

 

 

Dear SPC Families,
Let’s start the Thursday mailing with some exciting news! I want to congratulate Mrs. Valdez on the birth of Luke on 11/11! AND Mrs. Kusinski welcomed Brooke on 11/14! We are so excited for Mrs. Valdez and Mrs. Kusinski on their new bundles of joy! 

I pray you all have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving vacation!

SPC 2021 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
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We are excited to announce our 2021 Christmas ornament! All proceeds will benefit the St. Paul of the Cross Social Service Ministry. 

Please click here to order.
*The order deadline is December 3rd. 

 

ADOPT A FAMILY CONTRIBUTION

Each year the school families help to provide a happy Christmas to the families served by our Parish Food Pantry. In partnership with the Parish Social Service Ministry, we help to purchase gifts. However, given the challenges with Covid, we will continue to help fund gift cards that the families can use to buy gifts. Please consider donating to help a family enjoy a wonderful Christmas. Given the timeline, we are asking that funds be collected by December 5th, 2021. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION 

PROOF OF COVID VACCINE:

Please remember to submit a copy of your child’s vaccination card to the main office. We have been asked to track the percentage of vaccinated students, and accurate information is essential.  
Covid Letter November 17, 2021

 

Covid Dashboard
November 18, 2021
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Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


SPC HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION UPDATES

Faculty Gift Fund 

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 their children's teachers and the staff at our school. Your contribution will provide a monetary gift to all teachers (homeroom, practical fine arts, and resources), aides, the principal, assistant principal, administrative assistants, school secretaries, and the maintenance staff. The SPC teachers and staff truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Please consider making a monetary contribution to show your gratitude to our wonderful teachers and staff. They have worked extra hard this year to ensure our children have a safe environment to learn and excel. A donation is not required, and we want to encourage you to give at your comfort level. We realize that families make financial sacrifices to send their children to Catholic School and challenges with COVID, so please give at the level that is comfortable for your family—any amount is appreciated. Last year's contributions averaged around $80.00 per family.

There are two (2) ways to make donations:

OR

  • This year to go "green," we will not be placing an envelope in your oldest/only child's take-home folder. If you prefer to write a check, please put it in an envelope marked Faculty Gift Fund and send it to the office.

All donations are due by December 10th.

If you have any questions, please 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 your consideration—we have much to be thankful for this year!

Sincerely,
The Home and School Association 


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR November 29-December 5!
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Scholastic Book Fair will be IN PERSON Monday, November 29th through Sunday, December 5th!

Where: Parish Life Center Room 203
Monday - Friday 8am to 3pm for students. We will stay open until 4pm for after school shopping.
Saturday - Online Sales Only

Sunday 10am - 1:30 pm

Please click here for the Book Fair. Mark your calendars to start shopping on November 29th!


 

Counselors Corner for website
Coping with Grief During the Holidays


Roundball 2022 Logo

High School Coaches - Spread the Word to SPC Alum Friends!
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


MERRY MAKING DRIVE- IN IS BACK!

We are excited for our 2nd Annual Merry Making Drive-in Movie Nights! 
Please click here to register. We can only have 48 cars per movie, so be sure to sign up quickly!

2nd annual drive in movie


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

Men's Club Pick-Up Basketball 
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Come join St. Paul of the Cross Men's Club members 21+ as we play pick-up basketball Sunday 8:30 PM OR Thursday night 9:15 PM (schedule varies depending upon SPC Athletics home games schedule) in the St. Paul of the Cross Morello Parish Life Center Gym. Although many players have some basketball experience, we have players of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, so all are welcome. We have good-natured competition, calling our own fouls and violations while enjoying a good run. 15 min warmup and games go to 100 with halftime at 50. Please bring a white and dark shirt. Contact Jerry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Doug This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
11/18 Thursday 9:15 PM
11/28 Sunday 8:30 PM
12/9 Thursday 9:15 PM
12/19 Sunday 8:30 PM
Dec 22/23: OFF
12/30 Thursday 9:15 PM
1/2 Sunday 8:30 PM


From the Community

Catholic High Schools Events

St. Viator High School 
Viators Placement Test Image
Please click here to download the Placement Exam flyer.

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Regina Dominican Basketball FUNdamentals Clinic for Students in Grades 5-8 November 21
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Maine South High School Hawkette Holiday Spectacular December 5, 2021
Please download the flyer here. 

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Attention 6th–8th Grade Boys
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Loyola Academy Fall Events2021 "
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