August 17, 2023

Dear SPC Families,

We are excited to see everyone next week! The faculty has been busy planning and preparing for a great school year this week! As we begin the school year, I hope you find this prayer useful in your home as you pray with your children: 
Prayer for First Day of School


Homeroom Assignments

A friendly reminder that I will not entertain any requests for classroom changes as we do not take teacher requests. Please understand that all of our teachers are wonderful, and your child will have a great year of learning, growing, and making new friends! Students in grades 4-8 will receive their class schedules at the teacher meet and greet on August 21st.


Forms Being Sent Home on the First Day of School - PLEASE RETURN

  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Verification Form


iPad Agreements

All students in Grades K-8 must complete this agreement in order to receive their iPad. Please click here to read and sign the agreement.


SPC Milk Order 23-24 School Year


It is time to order your milk for the school year. All students (PS-8th) will have the option to receive milk. Preschool will receive milk at snack time and only has the option for 2% milk. Kindergarten will have the option to receive milk for both snack and/or lunch.

The milk options are:

  • Chocolate (Kindergarten-8th)
  • Skim (Kindergarten-8th)
  • 2% (Preschool-8th) Preschool students will only receive 2% milk

Please complete one form per child (i.e., if you have two children who wish to receive milk, you must complete this form twice) by Friday, August 25th. Milk will begin on Tuesday, September 5th. 


Morning Drop-off Procedures - A Reminder
Drop-off Locations – Please use the Kiss-and-Go Line that makes the most sense for your family. Adults using any of the four Kiss-and-Go Lines MUST remain in their cars.

  • Ridge Terrace –  Drop off for UGC and older EGC siblings
  • Tiger Parking Lot – There will drop off near the alley doors of the UGC
  • Main Parking Lot –  Primary drop off for UGC students

Parking Options –  If you are walking your preschool or Kindergarten student to the door, you may park in the Tiger Lot or the Main Parking Lot. All other grades are STRONGLY encouraged to use the three kiss-and-go options. Please do not park at the Ryan Parke Funeral Home at any time, and please do not park along the west side of Ridge Terrace. 


New Dismissal Times! Dismissal doors will remain the same.

2:50- Preschool- Kindergarten dismissal 

3:00 1st-8th grade dismissal


Save the Date!

August 20 - Back to School Mass and Welcome Ice Cream Social (RSVP below)

August 21- Teacher Meet and Greet 4:00-6:00 pm

August 22 - First Day of School 1-8

August 23 - First Day of School PS-K

August 29 - Back to School Mass 10:00 am

August 31 - Back to School Night 6:00-9:00 pm (see below for specific schedule)

September 4 - No School Labor Day

September 8 - Parent Mixer 7:00-9:00 pm in Safe Zone

September 22 – Fun Run

September 29 - 8th Grade Team Building Trip to Lake Geneva


Preschool and Kindergarten Orientations:

Monday, August 21 - Preschool & Kindergarten welcome back/orientation parent sessions. You will receive a signup genius in your welcome back letter from your child's teacher to sign up for a session that best fits your family's availability. There will be limited spaces at each time slot. 

Session 1 - 4-4:30 pm

Session 2 - 4:45-5:15 pm

Session 3 - 5:30-6:00 pm



Thursday, August 31, 2023

Please note the times when we will have specific classroom presentations to allow for families with multiple children to attend back-to-school night.


*This a reminder that Back to School Night is a child-free event. 

  • Grades Preschool-3 will have sessions from 6:00-7:20. Please enter through door D5 on Ridge Terrace or door B1 for 3rd grade.
  • Grades 4-8 from 7:00-8:30 pm (Please enter through door B1)

Administration Presentations:
Looking Forward to a Great School Year – Dr. Mickelburgh

5:30-5:55 GYM

7:10-7:35 GYM 

How to Help My (4th-8th) Child With the iPad 

6:00-6:30 GYM

6:35-7:00 GYM 


1st- 3rd Grade Schedule (plus early childhood curriculum showcase)

You may choose which session to attend based on your availability. All sessions will be the same.

  • 6:00-6:20 Session 1 Preschool through Grade 3 
  • 6: 25-6:45 Session 2 Preschool through Grade 3
  • 6:50-7:20 Session 3 Preschool through Grade 3


4th - 8th Grade Schedule – Full Detailed Schedule Will be Published Next Week

7:00-8:30 pm 

  • The teachers will be holding brief presentations on the curriculum map and classroom expectations. 
  • You do not have to follow your child's bell schedule, as the schedule does not correlate with the schedule below. Based on your child's teachers, you will decide where and when you go. Given that our curriculum is consistent from class to class, you only need to visit the teacher and subject.  

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh



RSVP Here!


Fall After School Activities at SPC

Chess Ed


Registration for the Fall Session of the after-school chess program is underway and begins September 12th!
The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 9/12/23 to 11/28/23.  
The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to students in 1
st - 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, and for all the details, please go to Chess-Ed is looking forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST!

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Fall 2023 Ballet Classes Begin September 12th! 
Please click here for the flyer with the registration link and all the details!


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

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at St. Paul of the Cross
Attention Boys in Grades 1-8
Kick-off Meeting is Thursday, September 11, 2023 at 7 pm in Duffin Hall
Please see this flyer for the details.


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Women's Golf Outing Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Faith, Hope & Charity Guild is hosting its first Women's Golf Outing! All women of the parish are invited to what we hope will become an annual event. Create your own foursome or we'll pair you with some new friends.

We will use the proceeds to help fund the parish Social Service Ministry, honoring Adrienne Timm, who has led the ministry for many years and recently announced her retirement.

We are looking for hole sponsors: Cost is $250 and will include advertising signage.

Saturday, September 16th at 4:00 pm - Shotgun Start
Cocktails and Buffet Dinner at 6:30 pm
Open Bar for one hour, then Cash Bar

Tam O'Shanter Golf Course
6700 W. Howard Street
Niles, Illinois

Golf Only: $65
Buffet Dinner Only: $60
Golf and Dinner: $120

To RSVP and for payment instructions, please visit our SignUpGenius page by clicking here.