Dear SPC Families,

The excitement for Catholic Schools Week is building! We hope you can join us on Sunday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm for Open House to stop by and visit your child's classrooms. We ask that students wear their school uniforms to Mass this weekend to celebrate our school! The Catholic Schools committee has planned some fun activities for CSW2023. Please see below:

Catholic Schools Week Sunday, January 29th to Saturday, February 4th 
2020 CSW logo F.E.S

Sunday theme: Celebrating Your Parish

  • SPC students read at Mass
  • Check out the church bulletin cover
  • Attend Mass in uniform
  • Attend Open House in school uniform (out of uniform following Monday, 2/6: get a pass from homeroom teacher)

Monday theme: Celebrating Your Community

  • 8th grade & 2nd-grade buddies create Valentine cards for residents at Summit of Uptown
  • Sock Drive for Catholic Charities (Collect socks in homeroom throughout the week)
  • Attire: Dress Down with your favorite tie, socks or tie dye (Tie to Community)

Tuesday theme: Celebrating Your Students

  • 10 am Mass (K-8th grade) 
  • Movie and a treat provided by the teacher and room parents/ No homework!
  • Attire: Jeans or Jammies 

Wednesday theme: Celebrating Your Nation

  • Olympic groups meet to make letters or cards for veterans or first responders 
  • 2:00 flag ceremony in the Gym
  • Sock drive for Catholic Charities continues
  • Attire: Dress in red, white, and blue 

Thursday theme: Celebrating Vocations

  • "Future's so bright, I gotta wear shades." 
  • Morning prayer: by Father James/ Getting to know St. Paul of the Cross
  • Attire: Wear neon colors and sunglasses or wear your future job attire


Friday Theme: Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

  • FUN SHOE FRIDAY (homerooms compete for best FUN SHOE)  
  • The sock drive for Catholic Charities ends (socks will be collected from your homeroom today)
  • Volleyball game (3rd-7th grades in the Gym)
  • Extra recess for the EGC 
  • Thank you notes for lunch parents and volunteers
  • Attire: Dress in Spirit Wear with fun shoes

Saturday theme: Celebrating Families

  • Family activity and/or game night
  • Family dinner with no phones or electronics
  • Take family photos and tag SPC on your Social Media #SPCFamily #CSW23
  • Gamers Corps: Edison Park - CSW Family Game Night coupon

This a Friendly Reminder about Birthday Treats 
Edible treats are not allowed for student birthdays; please do not bring treats to school. Mrs. Serafin and Mrs. Foy will not take treats and bag them individually. 

Student Parties (from the handbook)
Class parties during school hours should be limited in number and should take place during the last period of the day. If a teacher wishes his/her students to celebrate their birthdays with their classmates, he/she should ensure that the celebrations are simple and non-disruptive to the class schedule or other surrounding classes. Non-edible treats are welcome. Treats are distributed to the birthday child's homeroom only. At no time should a child's birthday party be the occasion in the classroom for practices that have their proper place in the home during a family-sponsored party. An entertainer's visit to a class as a way of celebrating an individual child's birthday, for example, would not be appropriate. Pizza parties at lunchtime will not be allowed. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Over the last year, we have been fortunate enough to bring back many events for our students... From Fun Fair to prayer buddies and the SPC Olympics to parent & child outings and dances.  

Our Home and School Association board has been working diligently to plan each of these events, but they need more support from all SPC families. These events cannot continue without your assistance. Even if you can only support remotely, this still provides a significant layer of support for the Home and School community.  

If you have yet to volunteer at one of our events this year- and even if you have and you'd like to be more involved- I encourage you to email our board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The board is seeking leaders and committee members for nearly all positions for the remainder of this year and next school year. We need your support to make the remaining events a success for our children.   

Thursday Mailing Submissions
This is just a reminder that if you are submitting something for the Thursday Mailing, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Tuesday before. 

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


CSW 2023 Open House Thurs Mail

Open House this Sunday, January 29th! Spread the word with your family and friends!


From our Home & School Association

Home & School Association Restaurant Fundraiser - Panino's Pizzeria Tonight! January 26th  

The H&S fundraiser will be at Panino's Pizzeria for dine-in or carry-out three days this month, January 24th, 25th & 26th.  If you participate, students may come out of uniform on Friday, January 27th. Panino's will donate a portion of all sales back to our school. They will not have out of uniform passes, so please send your receipt to school with your child.

Thank you for your support!

Panino’s Pizzeria
28 S. Fairview
847-823-3450

www.paninospizza.com

MotherSonBowling23

Calling all mothers, bonus moms, aunts, grandmothers or mother figures of Preschool- 5th Grade boys!   

We have two more dates available for Mother-Son Bowling at Kings’ Bowling located in Rosemont. Tickets are $20 and include two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. All participants need a ticket to attend. 

Ticket sales will close the Thursday morning prior to the event or when we reach our 75 person maximum per event- whichever comes first.

Tickets can be purchased through FACTS this form.

We cannot wait to see you!

 

FatherDaughterDance
Please Register Here

Each person will need a ticket; tickets include dancing, a photo booth and heavy appetizers.  We hope you are able to join us!

 

Mother Son Golf

Please Register Here. We hope you are able to join us for what is sure to be a fun event!

For all of our upcoming events, we encourage you to visit and subscribe to the school calendar. The school calendar encompasses all HASA related events and was updated at the beginning of the school year for planning purposes.  
We are excited to roll out some of the upcoming events below! Please email us with any questions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
January 27th: HASA Meeting
8 AM; Duffin Hall 
 
January 29th (Preschool – 5th Grade)
Mother / Son bowling at King's Rosemont
*more availability recently opened due to popular demand!
 
Mother / Son bowling at King's Rosemont
*more availability recently opened due to popular demand! 
 
February 24th: Home and School Association Out of Uniform Day
 
3:30 PM, 5:30 PM, or 7:30 PM
 
The Golf Shack in Gleview
10 AM and 2 PM slots still available
 
March 14th: HASA Evening Meeting
8:00 - 9:30 PM at Duffin Hall
Join us for a wine hour with HASA to discuss the remainder of the year and beyond
 
March 24th: Home and School Association Out of Uniform day

 


Attention Coaches & Sponsors
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Sponsorships
Please consider becoming a Roundball Sponsor: Sponsorships cover the cost of the tournament and contribute to the following: 

  • Annual Alumni Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior entering college next Fall
  • SPC Athletics 
  • SPC Educational Endowment Fund  

Please click here to get your Sponsorship Banner or T-shirt sponsorship for Roundball 2023

Coaches
High school-aged St. Paul of the Cross alums are invited to coach at Roundball.
Click here for the coaches application.

Coach Registration Deadline is Next Friday, January 20th

For more info on Roundball 2023, visit the SPC Roundball page where you’ll find sponsorship forms, volunteer opportunities, alumni coaches registration, and the latest updates.

Any Questions?  Email the SPC Roundball team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chess-Ed Kumbaya Presidents Day 2023 Workshop on Monday, February 20th
Click here for the details and to register.

CHESS ED

Chess-Ed Spring Session at SPC Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Starting on February 21st
Please click here for all of the information and to register.

 



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



Mens Club Logo

Bocce Mens Club

$65 Per Man


From the Community

Edison Park Indoor Youth Soccer Grades Pre-K (4) through 8th Boys and Girls
Click here for the details.

Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

St. Pats Youth Strength Conditioning

Attention 7th Grade Girls
Trinity Seventh on 27th flyer

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Band Students
ND RES BAND GRADE SCHOOL NIGHT Flyer 1


Danny Did Foundation Hustle & Heart is Back!

Danny Did Thur Mailing


 

Park Ridge Softball and Baseball Spring Registration Information
Please click here to download the flyer with all of the details.

Dear SPC Families,

Second Graders Reconciliation 
Please keep our second graders in your prayers as they make their First Reconciliation next week!

Tomorrow - Home & School Association Out of Uniform Day 

Molly Strong Dress Down Day Monday, January 23rd

Molly Strong

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 29th as we kick off Catholic Schools Week at our Open House from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm! Our Catholic Schools Week Committee has been busy planning a week long celebration, January 29-February 3; more to follow. 

CSW 2023 Open House Thurs Mail

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


From our Home & School Association

Home & School Association Restaurant Fundraiser - Panino's Pizzeria, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 24th, 25th & 26th  

The H&S fundraiser will be at Panino's Pizzeria for dine-in or carry-out three days this month, January 24th, 25th & 26th.  If you participate, students may come out of uniform on Friday, January 27th. Panino's will donate a portion of all sales back to our school. They will not have out of uniform passes, so please send your receipt to school with your child.

Thank you for your support!

Panino’s Pizzeria
28 S. Fairview
847-823-3450

www.paninospizza.com

MotherSonBowling23

Calling all mothers, bonus moms, aunts, grandmothers or mother figures of Preschool- 5th Grade boys!   

We have 3 dates available for Mother-Son Bowling at Kings’ Bowling located in Rosemont. Tickets are $20 and include two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. All participants need a ticket to attend. 

Ticket sales will close the Thursday morning prior to the event or when we reach our 75 person maximum per event- whichever comes first.

Tickets can be purchased through FACTS this form.
We cannot wait to see you! 

Home & School Association

Attention Coaches & Sponsors
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Sponsorships
Please consider becoming a Roundball Sponsor: Sponsorships cover the cost of the tournament and contribute to the following: 

  • Annual Alumni Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior entering college next Fall
  • SPC Athletics 
  • SPC Educational Endowment Fund  

Please click here to get your Sponsorship Banner or T-shirt sponsorship for Roundball 2023

Coaches
High school-aged St. Paul of the Cross alums are invited to coach at Roundball.
Click here for the coaches application.

Coach Registration Deadline is Next Friday, January 20th

For more info on Roundball 2023, visit the SPC Roundball page where you’ll find sponsorship forms, volunteer opportunities, alumni coaches registration, and the latest updates.

Any Questions?  Email the SPC Roundball team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Thank You From The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland

We would like to express our gratitude to you, the families and staff of St. Paul of the Cross School for participating in the 2022 Baby Bottle Project for The Women's Center. The total collected in this year's campaign from the entire parish came to $26,125.36. This is a fantastic effort and we are truly grateful for everyone's generosity.
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FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections

Apostolate of Women (AOW) Mass this Saturday! Please Join Us!
Women of the parish and school are invited to attend a special Apostolate of Women mass at St. Paul of the Cross on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Upper Church. We will have reserved seating in the front of the church. After mass we will meet in the Kinane Center for a reception with wine, appetizers, coffee and dessert. Come learn more about the AOW, see old friends and meet new ones. Hope you can make it!


Pack 24 Cub Scouts Attention Boys in Grades K-5

Pack 24
Please click here for the flyer with all of the details.


Mens Club Logo

Bocce Mens Club

$65 Per Man


From the Community

Edison Park Indoor Youth Soccer Grades Pre-K (4) through 8th Boys and Girls
Click here for the details.

Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

St. Pats Youth Strength Conditioning

Attention 7th Grade Girls
Trinity Seventh on 27th flyer

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Band Students
ND RES BAND GRADE SCHOOL NIGHT Flyer 1


Danny Did Foundation Hustle & Heart is Back!

Danny Did Thur Mailing


 

Park Ridge Softball and Baseball Spring Registration Information
Please click here to download the flyer with all of the details.

Dear SPC Families,

I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and New Year!  While I enjoyed the vacation, it is great to get back in the routine of school; and my goodness, we were blessed with great January weather early in the week. We even squeezed in a fire drill on Wednesday!

Today we had incredible news from NASA!!!  Our 6th-grade students won the NASA TechRise Challenge again! The winning team, "Illinois Icons", includes Neala D, Meili M, Chloe N, Angelica L, and Lola S. St. Paul of the Cross is one of 60 winning TechRise teams around the country. Please join me in congratulating the "Illinois Icons" and our STEAM teacher, Dr. Karl Ochsner!

NASA is supporting the development and demonstration of our payload called the "Solar Panels in the Stratosphere." This year's challenge focused on environmental research in developing technologies near the edge of space by developing an experiment proposal for this year’s NASA TechRise flight vehicle – the high-altitude balloon! The high-altitude balloon flight will offer more than four hours of flight time at 70,000 feet and provides exposure to Earth’s atmosphere plus views of our planet.

The team will be awarded $1,500 to build their experiment, a flight box in which to build it, and an assigned spot to test their experiment on a NASA-sponsored balloon flight.


TechRise 2023

Picture left to right: Dr. Karl Ochsner, Neala D, Meili M, Chloe N, Angelica L, and Lola S (not pictured.)

Next week we will administer the Winter IReady diagnostic; please note the specific grade level dates on your weekly newsletters.

Finally, a reminder to those who are turning left out of the parking lot either after drop-off or pickup. The sign is clearly marked .. NO left turn. This is a safety concern for our students, and the Park Ridge Police will ticket.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


 

Attention Players, Coaches & Sponsors
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Player Registration Deadline is TOMORROW, Friday, January 13th

Sponsorships
Please consider becoming a Roundball Sponsor: Sponsorships cover the cost of the tournament and contribute to the following: 

  • Annual Alumni Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior entering college next Fall
  • SPC Athletics 
  • SPC Educational Endowment Fund  

Please click here to get your Sponsorship Banner or T-shirt sponsorship for Roundball 2023

Players
Player Registration Deadline is TOMORROW, Friday, January 13th

ALL​ SPC students in 6​th​, 7​th, ​and 8​th ​grades (not just basketball players) are eligible to play. ​Practices will be held on ​Saturday, March 4,​ with games running March 5 – 12. Each team will be coached by SPC alums currently enrolled in high school.    
Click here to register a player.

Coaches
High school-aged St. Paul of the Cross alums are invited to coach at Roundball.
Click here for the coaches application.

Coach Registration Deadline is Next Friday, January 20th

For more info on Roundball 2023, visit the SPC Roundball page where you’ll find sponsorship forms, volunteer opportunities, alumni coaches registration, and the latest updates.

Any Questions?  Email the SPC Roundball team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 

Spring Ballet with Ms. Rio! 
Ballet Flyer 2023 Spring 1
Please click here for all of the information and to register.


 

MotherSonBowling23

Calling all mothers, bonus moms, aunts, grandmothers or mother figures of Preschool- 5th Grade boys!   

We have 3 dates available for Mother-Son Bowling at Kings’ Bowling located in Rosemont. Tickets are $20 and include two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. All participants need a ticket to attend. 

Ticket sales will close the Thursday morning prior to the event or when we reach our 75 person maximum per event- whichever comes first.

Tickets can be purchased through FACTS this form.
We cannot wait to see you! 

Home & School Association
 
Martin Luther King Day Chess Workshop from ChessEd
Please click here for all of the details and to register.

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 Grades Pre-K (4) through 8th Boys and Girls
Click here for the details.

Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Attention 7th Grade Girls
Trinity Seventh on 27th flyer

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Band Students
ND RES BAND GRADE SCHOOL NIGHT Flyer 1

 

Dear SPC Families,

I am excited to announce some changes in staffing at SPC! Mrs. Pabst is retiring after over 30 plus years of working for the Archdiocese. Mrs. Bridget Fletcher will replace her as Business Manager effective January 1st. Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs. Pabst will continue to work together until the end of January to ensure a smooth transition. We are excited to welcome Mrs. Eileen Serafin, who will replace Mrs. Fletcher in the EGC main office. We were blessed to have Mrs. Pabst for the past few years and wish her well in her retirement! Thank you to all of them who have been working through November and December to ensure a seamless transition! 

A reminder, tomorrow is a Home and School Out of Uniform Day!

Thank you to everyone who is completing their re-enrollment! It is essential that you complete the re-enrollment for 23-24 by January 20th as we have a record number of new family applications for Preschool-8th grade for next year. We will start accepting new families on January 27th based on the space available after our current families have registered. Please make sure to re-enroll! If you have any questions related to re-enrollment or logging into FACTS, please email Mrs. Waldeck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CHRISTMAS SHOW GRADES PS-3rd  
Wednesday, December 21st, 10:30-11:30 in the Church

Doors Open at 10:00 am

Our students and teachers have been working hard at practicing for the show, and we are thrilled to have an in-person concert back again!

Please note the following:

  • All students in Grades 4-8 will watch the show on December 20th. Therefore, we are not allowing students to leave school to watch the show. We have limited capacity and want to make sure there are enough seats. 
  • We are livestreaming the show. Please click here to view the livestream on the date.
  • We ask that all audience members remain in their seats for the entire show, even if your child has performed. 
  • Students may come dressed in their Christmas outfits!

Donations to Social Service Ministry:
Thank you to all who donated to the Social Service Ministry! We were able to send $3775 to assist the families for Christmas!

Christmas Break
A reminder that Christmas break begins at dismissal on December 22nd! We will return to school on TUESDAY, January 10th, which will be a 2:00 Tuesday.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh



Christmas Tree
The National Junior Honors Society is making care packages for Catholic Charities and we need your help. Due by tomorrow, December 16th

We are asking for the the following items by grade levels:

  • Preschool/Pre-K:  Individually wrapped snacks (such as crackers, goldfish or granola bars)
  • Kindergarten:  Pocket sized tissues
  • 1st Grade:  Gallon sized Ziploc bags
  • 2nd Grade:  Travel size toothpaste or dental floss
  • 3rd Grade:  Toothbrushes
  • 4th Grade:  Hats
  • 5th Grade:  Black and white socks
  • 6th Grade:  Gloves
  • 7th Grade:  Small size hand sanitizer
  • 8th Grade:  Deodorant

Members of NJHS will come to your homeroom to pick up the items.

Thank you! 

SPC Home & School Association 


Reminder: TOMORROW is the last day to give to the holiday Faculty Fund! CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE 

FACULTY FUND XMAS


LAST CALL for Christmas Drive-in Movie registration! Join us TOMORROW evening for back-to-back features. Click here to register!

Drive in Movies


VOLUNTTER OPEN

There are several volunteer openings with the Home & School Association both this year and looking ahead to next! CLICK HERE to see what's available!

MotherSonBowling23

K-5 MOMS! SAVE THE DATE to Join us for a fun mother-son bowling outing next month. Maximum 75 guests per event. Be on the lookout for sign-up link soon!

Athletics Board

Please CLICK HERE for more information about the SPC Athletic Board.

 

 

Counselors Corner

Winter Workshops at Bellosa Counseling Over Christmas Break 
Check out the workshops by clicking here. 


 

Attention Players, Coaches & Sponsors - It’s time to sign-up for SPC Roundball 2023! Save the Dates March 5 – 12, 2023 
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Players
ALL​ SPC students in 6​th​, 7​th, ​and 8​th ​grades (not just basketball players) are eligible to play. ​Practices will be held on ​Saturday, March 4,​ with games running March 5 – 12. Each team will be coached by SPC alums currently enrolled in high school.    
Click here to register a player.

Player Registration Deadline is Friday, January 13th
 

Coaches
High school-aged St. Paul of the Cross alums are invited to coach at Roundball.
Click here for the coaches application.

Coach Registration Deadline is Friday, January 20th

Sponsorships
Please consider becoming a Roundball Sponsor: Sponsorships cover the cost of the tournament and contribute to the following: 

  • Annual Alumni Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior entering college next Fall
  • SPC Athletics 
  • SPC Educational Endowment Fund  

Please click here to get your Sponsorship Banner or T-shirt sponsorship for Roundball 2023

For more info on Roundball 2023, visit the SPC Roundball page where you’ll find sponsorship forms, volunteer opportunities, alumni coaches registration, and the latest updates.

Any Questions?  Email the SPC Roundball team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


From the Community

Edison Park Indoor Youth Soccer Grades Pre-K (4) through 8th Boys and Girls
Sign-ups begin January 7th. Click here for the details.

Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Band Students
ND RES BAND GRADE SCHOOL NIGHT Flyer 1

Dear SPC Families,

A huge congratulations to Mrs. Dohr, Mrs. Mikowski, and all the volunteers for a successful Book Fair! 

This past week all of our 8th-grade classes had the opportunity to spend a day at DePaul University as the culmination of the Catholic Future Leaders Project. Our 8th graders have worked hard on their projects which examined areas they want to improve at SPC. They presented them to DePaul professors and even the Dean of the School of Education. Thank you to Mrs. Quinn and the teachers for all their guidance and preparation in making this project happen! All of our 8th graders earned a micro-credential from DePaul University on Leadership!

This Saturday, come and cheer on some SPC basketball! We have all our SPC teams playing that day for pack the gym! It will be a fun day celebrating a great basketball season! We also have some spaces for the Christmas Drive-in Movies! Click below for more information.

Re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year:
It is that time of year when we begin re-enrollment for the next school year. On Monday, December 12th, you will receive an email to re-enroll through FACTS. You will need to use the same login you have used to enroll in the past. Re-enrollment will be from December 12th-January 20th. On Monday, the enrollment packet will contain the following information:

  • Draft 23-24 School Calendar
  • 23-24 Tuition Rates
  • Grant and Aid Information
  • Medical Forms needed to be completed by August 1st.

It is essential that you complete the re-enrollment for 23-24 by January 20th as we have a record number of new family applications for Preschool-8th grade for next year. We will start accepting new families on January 27th based on the space available after our current families have registered. Please make sure to re-enroll! 

I have to pick my child up for an appointment?
We understand that some appointments must be made during the school day (orthodontists, specialists, doctors, etc.); however, please give the teachers and office staff advance notice by emailing or calling in advance. It is very disruptive to the teachers and classrooms when they have to stop in the middle of a lesson to take a call from the office that someone is getting picked up. If you send an email to the teacher, please copy the respective administrative assistant from that building so they know who will be leaving ahead of time. 

The National Junior Honors Society is making care packages for Catholic Charities and needs your help. Please read below.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


The National Junior Honors Society is making care packages for Catholic Charities and needs your help. 

From Monday, December 12th - Friday, December 16th please bring in the following items:

  • Preschool/Pre-K:  Individually wrapped snacks (such as crackers, goldfish or granola bars)
  • Kindergarten:  Pocket sized tissues
  • 1st Grade:  Gallon sized Ziploc bags
  • 2nd Grade:  Travel size toothpaste or dental floss
  • 3rd Grade:  Toothbrushes
  • 4th Grade:  Hats
  • 5th Grade:  Black and white socks
  • 6th Grade:  Gloves
  • 7th Grade:  Small size hand sanitizer
  • 8th Grade:  Deodorant

Members of NJHS will come to your homeroom to pick up the items.

Thank you!


Pack the Gym 

 

SPC Home & School Association 

Scholastic Book Fair Thank You
Dear Parents and Families,

I’m sending my sincere gratitude for making our Book Fair an outstanding success!
Thanks to your contributions, we raised over $16,000 for our school, which we’ll use to grant a variety of wishes. My reward for hosting this Book Fair is watching your kids discover new books.  All that joy wouldn’t be possible without Mrs. Laura Mikowski and all the volunteers from our school community – they deserve my special thanks.

If you have unused funds in your child’s eWallet, your child missed out on the Fair, or if your child has already finished every new book, there’s still time to shop! Our Book Fair will continue ONLINE THROUGH DECEMBER 14TH. Please note, all orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.  Buddy up with a friend. EWallets can be shared. Your online purchases will also benefit our school. Click below to shop our Fair:

St. Paul of the Cross Scholastic Book Fair
I hope to see you and your child at our next Fair. Until then, happy reading!

Gratefully,

Mrs. Sue Dohr
Book Fair Chairperson
St. Paul of the Cross School


Faculty Gift Fund

FACULTY FUND XMAS
Hello, SPC Families!

With the holidays just around the corner, Home and School Association has begun collecting contributions for the Faculty Fund. The Faculty Fund is a school-wide collection of monetary gifts which is then equitably divided among all SPC full time faculty, part time faculty, administrative and support staff.  In previous years, families have donated $75-$100 per family, however, the FACTS form allows for you to contribute any amount with which you are comfortable.

CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE

The link to the form below will be open through Friday, December 16th at Noon. Gifts will be distributed to our incredible SPC faculty on Wednesday, December 21st.  
If you have any questions, please contact Home and School Association at [email protected]net.


Portillo's Restaurant Nights TONIGHT!!
RestaurantFundraiser Portillos


Christmas Drive-In Movie Series! 
It's that time of year again! Sign up early, because only 48 vehicles can register for each of the movies. Popcorn will be served to each attendee and we may even have some special surprise guests stop by!
 
Pricing is $30 per car, per movie.  Click here to register!

Drive in Movies


cub scouts
Want to learn more about Pack 24 Cub Scouts for boys in grades K - 5? 

Come to our Parent Information and Pack meeting on Monday, December 12th at 7pm in Duffin Hall at St. Paul.

Come to get information about Cub Scouts and to get your son registered for 2023. See what events are planned and to get the family involved. 

Contact Ken Kapst 847-804-4469 or Ken Kulas 847-730-7171 

For additional information and to RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Please click here to download the flyer with more details.


 

Counselors Corner

Winter Workshops at Bellosa Counseling Over Christmas Break 
Check out the workshops by clicking here. 


 

Roundball 2023! Save the Dates March 5 – 12, 2023 
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FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


From the Community

Elf Santa Is Coming Card 2
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Announcements From Our Catholic High Schools

Attention 7th & 8th Grade Band Students
ND RES BAND GRADE SCHOOL NIGHT Flyer 1