Dear SPC Families,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Covid Dashboard October 7, 2021

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Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


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


Trivia Night is Back! Friday, November 5, 2021

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

Trivia Night 21 Word docx

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


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

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

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

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

Art Club is Starting!
ART CLUB 2021 2022

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

National Junior Honor Society Children's Coat Drive Extended Until Tuesday, October 12th
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On Monday, October 4th - Tuesday, October 12th, NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) will be sponsoring a coat drive. This coat drive will be for children. The sizes of coats needed are from newborn to adult small. We enoucourge you to donate any coat that may be too small, or unused. Please only donate new or gently used coats. We appreciate any and all donations and we hope that you can participate in this amazing event. Thank you!


Parent Parties!
We are excited to invite you to attend the upcoming parent parties. These parties are a fun opportunity to get know other parents in your child’s grade. Please click on the invitation below to sign up! We hope to see you there.
Please click here to sign up for the parties.
Grade Level Parties 2021
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ctober 7th Grades K-1
October 14th Grades 4-8
October 19th Preschool, Pre-K, Multiage
October 21st Grades 2-3


 

From the Parish 

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 
Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


 

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


From the Community

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


Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts & Princesses - Join Us!

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


Catholic High Schools Events

SPHS Fall Visits 21
Attention 6th–8th Grade Boys
Please click here for St. Patrick High School Admissions Events and Information.



Loyola Academy Fall Events2021 "
Please click here for up to date information on Loyola Academy Admissions Events.

Future Lions Upcoming Events Graphic

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

Dear SPC Families,

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

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

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

Picture Day – Thursday, October 7th!
STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO WEAR UNIFORMS.
Ordering is done online only through Color Portraits. It is a prepay site, and ordering will be closed at 8:00 am the day after Picture Day to process the orders. If you miss prepaying, you will have a chance to order pictures with your child's Ticket Code. When placing an order after Picture Day with a Ticket Code, a shipping fee will be added, and picture packages will be shipped directly to the home. Ticket Codes will be delivered with the bulk picture package order approximately three weeks after Picture Day.
Please click here to download the packages and information.

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

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


Art Club is starting in October!
ART CLUB 2021 2022

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

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


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


 

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

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

Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

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

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

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

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

Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

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

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

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

Regards,

Mrs. Melissa McCallister

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

From the Parish 

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 
Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


 

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


From the Community

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


Park Ridge Wilderness Scouts & Princesses - Join Us!

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


Catholic High Schools Events

SPHS Fall Visits 21
Attention 6th–8th Grade Boys
Please click here for St. Patrick High School Admissions Events and Information.


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

Coffee Chat Fenwick


Loyola Academy Fall Events2021 "
Please click here for up to date information on Loyola Academy Admissions Events.

Future Lions Upcoming Events Graphic

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

Dear SPC Families,

Our 2021 Tiger Fun Run is TOMORROW, Friday, September 24th. Thankfully, the weather looks perfect for the event. I would like to take the opportunity to thank our Chair, Mrs. Renee Tarasevich, for her TREMENDOUS coordination of everything Fun Run...although her job just got a little more complicated as she now has to find a pig!  We are on pace for a record-breaking year, and I am excited to pucker up and Kiss a Pig--I am pretty sure that is what the voters will demand!

Thank you to all our parents, friends, and family who have given so generously to raise a record amount for this event. I am so grateful for all the support and energy in support of our great school! I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow as you stop by to cheer on your children. 

Some helpful reminders for tomorrow:

  • The big lot will be closed at 7:30 am. Please be patient and use caution as we utilize Washington for the big “kiss-and-go.”
  • Please do not park in the FM Global parking lot across the street.
  • Please do NOT bring dogs to the Fun Run.
  • Please be sure to send your students in their Fun Run t-shirts, comfortable bottoms, gym shoes, and full water bottles!
  • A free pizza lunch will be provided. Please send a lunch if there are dietary restrictions.
  • Come cheer the students on! Make a sign, wear a cape, or just come as you are, and cheer on your SPC superhero as they run laps in the big lot (schedule below).

Friday, September 24: Fun Run Schedule

  • Mrs. Archer, Ms. Burke, & Ms. Xamplas: 8:20-8:45 am
  • Mrs. Kusinski, Mrs. Borkovic, & Mrs. LoGalbo: 8:45-9:10 am
  • Kind: 9:15-9:40 am
  • 1st: 9:45-10:10 am
  • 2nd: 10:15-10:40 am
  • 3rd: 10:45-11:10 am
  • 4th: 11:15-11:40 am
  • LUNCH: 11:45 am - 12:20 pm
  • 5th: 12:20-12:45 pm
  • 6th: 12:50-1:15 pm
  • 7th: 1:20-1:45 pm
  • 8th: 1:50-2:15 pm 

SCHOOL PICTURES:

Picture Day is October 7th; please look in your child’s backpack for the flyers. There will be a designated picture time for early childhood teachers.

CALENDAR REMINDERS:

October 7th-PICTURE DAY

October 8th-NO SCHOOL- TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

October 11th- NO SCHOOL COLUMBUS DAY

October 21 & 22: NO SCHOOL-Parent Teacher Conferences

October 29th- FUN FAIR!

November 1-NO SCHOOL!

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Visits SPC

6th-7th and 8th Graders will welcome Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ms. Juliana Taimoorazy next Wednesday morning. She was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work with Iraqi Christian Relief Services. Please see below for her inspirational biography. The students will be prepared for her visit to social studies and religion class early next week. I encourage you to discuss her visit with your child next week. Thank you to Julie Johnston for making this visit possible!

Juliana Taimoorazy

Juliana Taimoorazy is a leading international advocate, speaker, and writer advancing awareness of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.  

In 2007, Juliana founded the Iraqi Christian Relief Council to shine a light on the plight of Christians in her ancestral homeland and raise funds to deliver food, shelter, and medicine to Iraq. Her unique story as a refugee has made her a strong leader and an unshakable voice for Christians in the Middle East today. Taimoorazy has advised many U.S. based organizations and institutions on the issue of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, has been consulted on developing policy, has authored many articles, and continues to speak globally to raise awareness on these important issues.

Juliana’s firsthand knowledge and expertise on Middle East affairs have been vital in her efforts to assist Christians at risk. Her personal network of contacts throughout the region and her unique perspective as a former refugee has been vital to her ongoing efforts to share the message of the plight of Middle Eastern Christians and their desire for religious freedom and their right to live in a pluralistic society. 

Understanding the value of religious freedom, she has been known as a “Warrior Against Discrimination”. She has spent much time building relationships between Middle Eastern Christians and the Jewish community. She is leading the effort among the Assyrians in America to fight against anti-Semitism in different communities. 

Being born and raised in Iran, having direct contact with the Iranians in exiles, and being connected with the people inside the country, Taimoorazy can speak on the current political and humanitarian conditions in Iran.

As a young woman in 1989, fleeing religious harassment in Iran, Juliana was smuggled into Switzerland. After spending seven days in a monastery in Zurich, she was again smuggled into Germany, where she sought religious asylum. In December of 1990, she arrived in America as a refugee in search of religious freedom and the American Dream. In 2000, she obtained her Master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. As a passionate leader who knows firsthand how education can transform lives in America, she has helped refugee women obtain an education to rebuild their lives.

With the opportunities afforded to her to achieve the American Dream, in 2006, Juliana made a commitment to be a greater voice and advocate for the persecuted Church in Iraq and those Christians who are still suffering in the Middle East. Since 2007, her ministry, Iraqi Christian Relief Council, has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, helping displaced Christians (and other minorities) throughout Iraq and refugees in the neighboring countries with their basic necessities. 

Today, through her activism, speaking engagements, and regular media appearances, both in the U.S. and internationally, Juliana has tirelessly shared her personal story and promoted the cause of Iraqi Christians throughout the world. She has been featured on FOX News, BBC, Wall Street Journal Live, Newsmax, Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA), and Christian radio programs, including CBN. As an Assyrian Christian living in Iran, Juliana learned to be multi-lingual and is fluent in English, Farsi, and Assyrian. She will soon be releasing a book sharing her personal experiences and the plight of her people, called “Daughter of Nineveh”.

Juliana has a heart for those who have served America in uniform. She helped raise donations for the Wounded Warrior Project, visited veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, and gathered care packages for American soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

For her tireless service to humanity, Taimoorazy was nominated for the prestigious Nansen Award through the United Nations Higher Commission on Refugees (UNHCR). She has received multiple awards; Assyrian Woman of the Year, Michelle Malkin Investigates “Bulldog Award”, Advocacy of the Year award, to name a few. 

Juliana is a UN Delegate in Geneva, and she is a member of the Simon Wiesenthal Midwest Region’s Community Engagement Committee. She recently joined the advisory council of The Witness Institute, which strives to continue the work and legacy of the Holocaust Survivor, Professor and Noble Prize winner, Elie Wiesel. As of February 2021, she has been accepted as a member of the Witness Fellowship for the Emerging Leaders. 

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Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


Annual Notification Letter Concerning Asbestos Content & Management Plan for St. Paul of the Cross School


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

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

Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

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

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

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

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

Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

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

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

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

Regards,

Mrs. Melissa McCallister

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

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SPC Cub Scouts – Volunteers Needed!  

Attention parents of boys in Grades 1-4. SPC has sponsored a Cub Scout Pack for many years. Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program that provides an opportunity to learn valuable life skills, including good citizenship, teamwork and personal responsibility, all while having some fun along the way. The pandemic has thinned our ranks recently, so we are looking for some parents in these grades to help us continue to make this program available. No prior experience with Scouting is required, just a willingness to learn a little about the program and then to act as a good leader, role model and guide to your child and his fellow Scouts. If you are interested, please reach out to Robb Armour (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Mikowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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Altar Server Program – Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students
We would like to invite all 6th, 7th and 8th grade SPC and CCD students to participate in our Altar Server program. If you are interested in participating in this beautiful ministry, please return the application that was given to you to the school office or rectory office. All current altar servers need to complete an application as all participants will be trained. If you need an application please go to the school office. 

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


Attention Men of St. Paul of the Cross Parish!

TMIY - "That Man is You" is a new Men's organization starting at St. Paul of the Cross Parish.
Becoming a Man After God's Own Heart 
Please click here to download the flyer 

From the Community

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


Park Ridge Newcomers Semi-Annual Kids Sale!
Kids SALE
Please click here to download the Kids Sale flyer.


Notre Dame Jersey night
Notre Dame Jersey Night, TOMORROW NIGHT, Friday, September 24th! 
Where an elementary school, college or NFL football jersey and receive a free ticket to the game! There will be a check-in table next to the stadium entrance. Please click here for more details and to RSVP.


Edison Park Youth Basketball Attention 1st through 8th Graders!
Registration is going on now. Please click here for the details.


SPHS Fall Visits 21
Attention 6th–8th Grade Boys
Please click here for St. Patrick High School Admissions Events and Information.


 

Loyola Academy Basketball Fall Skills League Attention Grades 3-8

St. Viator's Future Lion September Newsletter

Dear SPC Families,

Thank you to everyone who came out last Friday for the 1st Annual Parent Mixer! It was a lovely night to be together and celebrate our school community. I think we will add the event to our yearly traditions!

The Tiger Fun Run is off to a great start, and we are well on our way to meeting our goal. I know there are some fun rumors about what the Super Secret Surprise will be if we reach our goal…..I promise it will not disappoint! Next week will be jam-packed with fun in each of the rooms. Please check your email daily to see if your child’s homeroom has earned any fun awards, such as wearing pajamas to school the next day. You are allowed to come and watch your child run on Friday. Please see your classroom newsletters for the exact time. The Fun Run will take place in the main parking lot.

A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND FOR FUN RUN DAY:

  • There will be no kiss-and-go line in the main lot on Friday morning. The line will be moved to Washington.|
  • Parents are allowed to come to the Fun Run. Please do not park in FM Global Lot. You will have to find city parking.
  • Your child will be given a pizza lunch on Friday--do not pack a lunch unless there are dietary restrictions.
  • Fun Run T-shirts will go home on Thursday. Your child should wear them on Friday.
  • Two spectators per child are allowed to come and watch the run. You will also be asked to leave after your child runs to allow for space for the next group of runners.

DROPPING OFF ITEMS TO THE UGC:
Please remember that it is strongly recommended not to drop off forgotten items in the office, such as Chromebooks, lunch boxes, and water bottles. Please double check your child has these items before they leave for school.

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Peace, 
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Last Chance! Today is the Final Day to sign up for this year's Out of Uniform Ten-Packs! 
Tomorrow, Friday, September 17th, is our first Out of Uniform Day with the Virtual Ten-Packs. Please see below for information and to purchase online before 9:00 pm tonight. 

*Just a reminder that we did not sell these last spring as in past years. 

Out of Uniform Voucher

Don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase a complete pack of TEN Out of Uniform Passes for the entire 2021-2022 school calendar year! The first date is tomorrow, September 17th! 

Click on the voucher above or click here to purchase your out of uniform packs for each student (Grades Kdg-8). They are $30 per student and include 10 virtual passes. 

The dates (also listed on the school calendar) are:

Friday, September 17 
Friday, October 15
Friday, November 19
Friday, December 10
Friday, January 14
Friday, February 18
Friday, March 25
Friday, April 29
Friday, May 27
Friday, June 3


SPC SCHOOL DIRECTORY
The SPC School Directory with family and class information will be available by the end of this month!

You will receive an email with instructions on how to confirm your personal information and directions on how to purchase the directory.

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


SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

SPC Life Team

We are excited to announce that the SPC Life Team for 7th and 8th graders is back (8th graders get service hours for participation)! Last year, the team was unable to meet due to Covid restrictions but this year, we will be able to continue the momentum of this important group!

The SPC Life Team is sponsored by the parish Respect Life Committee and is coordinated by parents, Wendy Diez and Karen Maloney. The mission of the team is to live the Gospel of Life through service to the most vulnerable: the unborn, those with special needs, the poor, the elderly, etc. Our goal is to live out the social justice teaching of respecting the life and dignity of every human person.

Some of our past activities have included:

  • Helping with the parish Baby Bottle project for the Women's Center by distributing and collecting the bottles and speaking at masses
  • Making Easter baskets for expectant mothers at Heather's House
  • Making Christmas ornaments, decorating trees and caroling at Summit of Uptown
  • Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children
  • Making cards for residents at CEL facilities during Covid

We meet one Monday per month during lunch to plan outreach/service activities. 
If your 7th or 8th grader is interested in joining us, please let 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.) know and have them plan to attend our first meeting next week!


Smiling Strings Returns to SPC!
Fall In-Person Violin Lessons

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Lessons take place on Tuesdays (2-3 PM) beginning Sept 21st

Open to New & Returning Students Grades K-8

$239 for 10 weeks + annual $55 materials fee
(violin rental not included)

 

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SPC Cub Scouts – Volunteers Needed!  

Attention parents of boys in Grades 1-4. SPC has sponsored a Cub Scout Pack for many years. Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program that provides an opportunity to learn valuable life skills, including good citizenship, teamwork and personal responsibility, all while having some fun along the way. The pandemic has thinned our ranks recently, so we are looking for some parents in these grades to help us continue to make this program available. No prior experience with Scouting is required, just a willingness to learn a little about the program and then to act as a good leader, role model and guide to your child and his fellow Scouts. If you are interested, please reach out to Robb Armour (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Mikowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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Altar Server Program – Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students
We would like to invite all 6th, 7th and 8th grade SPC and CCD students to participate in our Altar Server program. If you are interested in participating in this beautiful ministry, please return the application that was given to you to the school office or rectory office. All current altar servers need to complete an application as all participants will be trained. If you need an application please go to the school office. 

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


Attention Men of St. Paul of the Cross Parish!

TMIY - "That Man is You" is a new Men's organization starting at St. Paul of the Cross Parish.
Becoming a Man After God's Own Heart 
Please click here to download the flyer 

From the Community

Notre Dame Jersey night
Notre Dame Jersey Night, Friday, September 24th! 
Where an elementary school, college or NFL football jersey and receive a free ticket to the game! There will be a check-in table next to the stadium entrance. Please click here for more details and to RSVP.


Edison Park Youth Basketball Attention 1st through 8th Graders!
Registration begins Saturday, September 18th. Please click here for the details.


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


 

Loyola Academy Basketball Fall Skills League Attention Grades 3-8

St. Viator's Future Lion September Newsletter

Dear SPC Families,

Imagine my surprise when I watched 98% of the kids who ride their bikes to school leave school without a bike helmet! I know riding your bike to school is often a right of passage, that first step in helping our children practice some independence. However, please make sure that your child rides to school with an appropriately fitting bike helmet. We want to make sure that their beautiful brains are protected at all times, not just in the classroom but on the road as well! Thank you for your cooperation, and let’s remember to wear the helmets!

http://ohioaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/bike-safety-letter1.pdf

http://ohioaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Dylans-Story1.pdf

https://www.lfh.org/importance_bike_helmet_safety

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/108/4/1030 

TIGER FUN RUN: COMING SOON
Tomorrow you will receive an email regarding our Tiger Fun Run Kick-Off. Please look in your email for directions on registration and more fun details! Tiger Fun Run is on Friday, September 24th, and is one of our largest fundraisers. It also promises to be a super fun week and a half with classroom incentives and school spirit!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
If you missed back-to-school night, the video recordings will be included in the weekly teacher newsletter.

PARENT MINGLE
It looks like the weather is going to be perfect for tomorrow night. I look forward to seeing you and enjoying a beverage!

COVID DASHBOARD
September 9, 2021
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Be sure to look at a lot of new information about student and parent activities below! 

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


 

HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Our first Home & School Meeting of the school year! Please click here to download the flyer.

HSA September 2021 Meeting

Out of Uniform Ten-Packs for this new school year! Time to sign up!

Out of Uniform Voucher

Don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase a complete pack of TEN Out of Uniform Passes for the entire 2021-2022 school calendar year! The first date is next Friday, September 17th! 

Click on the voucher above or click here to purchase your out of uniform packs for each student (Grades Kdg-8). They are $30 per student and include 10 virtual passes. These will be available to purchase until NEXT Thursday, September 16th, so be sure to sign up before then!

The dates (also listed on the school calendar) are:

Friday, September 17 
Friday, October 15
Friday, November 19
Friday, December 10
Friday, January 14
Friday, February 18
Friday, March 25
Friday, April 29
Friday, May 27
Friday, June 3


SPC SCHOOL DIRECTORY
The SPC School Directory with family and class information will be available by the end of this month!

You will receive an email within the next week with instructions on how to confirm your personal information and directions on how to purchase the directory.

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


 

SPC TRIP: Rebates on tuition through gift card purchases
The Home & School Association is excited for another year of shopping through TRIP- a way for SPC families to earn rebates on their FACTS accounts with the purchase of gift cards. For more information, please reach out to the plan coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/. SPC's enrollment code for families (and friends) is C21ELFAD426. That's right, even extended families and friends can use the program as well to help out with your child's tuition. SPC currently has several gift cards on hand available for purchase. Many of the gift cards on the site are e-cards, but if you're looking for a physical gift card- or to stock up before the holidays- we will be placing the next order for physical cards on 9/15. Please email with any questions!


SCHOOL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

SPC Life Team

We are excited to announce that the SPC Life Team for 7th and 8th graders is back (8th graders get service hours for participation)! Last year, the team was unable to meet due to Covid restrictions but this year, we will be able to continue the momentum of this important group!

The SPC Life Team is sponsored by the parish Respect Life Committee and is coordinated by parents, Wendy Diez and Karen Maloney. The mission of the team is to live the Gospel of Life through service to the most vulnerable: the unborn, those with special needs, the poor, the elderly, etc. Our goal is to live out the social justice teaching of respecting the life and dignity of every human person.

Some of our past activities have included:

  • Helping with the parish Baby Bottle project for the Women's Center by distributing and collecting the bottles and speaking at masses
  • Making Easter baskets for expectant mothers at Heather's House
  • Making Christmas ornaments, decorating trees and caroling at Summit of Uptown
  • Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children
  • Making cards for residents at CEL facilities during Covid

We meet one Monday per month during lunch to plan outreach/service activities. Our first meeting will be held on September 13th at 11:30 am.
If your 7th or 8th grader is interested in joining us, please let 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.) know and have them plan to attend our first meeting next week!


Smiling Strings Returns to SPC!
Fall In-Person Violin Lessons

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Lessons take place on Tuesdays (2-3 PM) beginning Sept 21st

Open to New & Returning Students Grades K-8

$239 for 10 weeks + annual $55 materials fee
(violin rental not included)

 
 
CHESS ED

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

Registration for the Fall Session of the after-school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 9/14/21 to 11/16/21. 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 Fall!
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


 

Attention Men of St. Paul of the Cross Parish!

TMIY - "That Man is You" is a new Men's organization starting at St. Paul of the Cross Parish.
Becoming a Man After God's Own Heart 
Please click here to download the flyer 

 

From the Community

Loyola Academy Basketball Fall Skills League Attention Grades 3-8

St. Viator's Future Lion September Newsletter