September 14, 2023

Dear SPC Families,


The Tiger Fun Run has arrived, and we are well on our way to meeting the goal. Thank you to everyone who has registered and collected pledges! The students are already earning the crazy socks and silly hat prizes and have their eyes on winning the bigger grade-level incentives! Thank you in advance for your participation and support!

Go to and click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event.”
Thank you for supporting 
St. Paul of the Cross School’s Tiger Fun Run 2023!


Fun Run Schedule – Friday, September 22:

  • Multi-Age Early Childhood: 8:30–8:55 am
  • Kindergarten: 9:10-9:35 am
  • 1st Grade: 9:40-10:05 am
  •  2nd Grade: 10:10-10:35 am
  •  3rd Grade: 10:40-11:05 am
  •  4th Grade: 11:10–11:35 am
  • LUNCH: 11:40 am -12:20 pm
  • 5th Grade: 12:20–12:45 pm
  • 6th Grade: 12:50–1:15 pm
  • 7th Grade: 1:20–1:45 pm
  • 8th Grade: 1:50–2:15 pm


Jewelry in Gym Class

  • There should be no form of jewelry worn in gym class. Students are getting scratched, losing their earrings, losing their backs to earrings, breaking necklaces, and so on.
  • Students who have recent ear piercings may need to put small bandaids over the earrings if they can’t be removed. Teachers will not be removing earrings. We understand that new piercings cannot be removed.
  • This is a safety issue. Please do not wear jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, etc.) on PE days. 
  • Children are not allowed to wear jewelry during interscholastic competitions for safety reasons. 
  • If students come to class wearing jewelry, they will be told to remove it and put it in their backpacks. There can be no exceptions. 
  • Thank you for understanding the safety factor in this.


Save the Dates

Friday, October 6th -No School Professional Development Day

October 19th- Noon Dismissal NO EDP Parent Teacher Conferences (in person)

October 20th- No School Zoom Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 27th SPC Annual Fun Fair

Friday, October 27th, 7th and 8th Grade Halloween Dance!

Friday, November 3- Endowment Trivia Night!

May 8, 2024, 6 & 7th graders go to Springfield (this is an all-day field trip; leave at 6:30 am and return at 9:00 pm)


Family Masses are Back! Save the Dates

Once a month, in collaboration with Religious Education, we will host grade-level family Masses at 10:30 am in the Holy Family Chapel! Our students will assist with reading. I hope you join us in prayer and community!

  • September 10th – 5th grade
  • October 8th – 7th grade
  • November 12th – 4th grade
  • December 10th – 6th grade
  • January 14th – 8th grade
  • February 11th – 2nd grade
  • March 10th – Kindergarten
  • April 14th – 3rd grade
  • May 12th – 1st grade  

Fall Clubs 2023 Registration Information

Please click the attachment below to view the club options and the registration link. Registration opens on Friday, September 8th at 9:00 am and closes on September 15th at midnight.

Fall Club Descriptions 2023.pdf 


Save the Date: Mandatory Parent/Child Digital Citizenship Workshop! 

WHO: 5th and 6th Grade Students and Parents

WHEN:NOVEMBER 16th, 6:30–7:30 pm.


Liz Repking will return to SPC this fall to hold digital citizenship courses for 5th and 6th grades. This year, instead of having a parent-only workshop, we are holding a joint parent-student meeting to enhance the conversation about cyber safety and digital citizenship. 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

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Keep it going strong, SPC students! We are thrilled to see the all of the pledges climbing! 
Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors!

From the SPC Home & School Association 
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Next Tuesday evening, 9/19 at 8 PM, will be this year's first Home and School Association meeting. We hope that you will join us for a wine hour in Duffin Hall to talk through all the exciting events for this school year. If you will be attending, please click here to RSVP and submit any questions you might have ahead of time. The meeting will be one hour and located in Duffin Hall (adjacent to the main parking lot). To join virtually, there is no need to RSVP, you can simply join at this link.  

Future meetings below:  

Thursday,--November 9-- 8 AM - Duffin Hall 

Tuesday, January 23--8PM--Duffin Hall 
Friday--March 15--8 AM -- Duffin Hall 
Tuesday, April 23--8PM--Duffin Hall 

We hope to see you there! 


More SPC Updates and Happenings

Trivia Night 23 Save Date

SPC 2023-24 Yearbook Pre-order and Save!
With all the back-to-school chaos still whirling around, you may have yet to hear...It's an early bird sale on St. Paul of the Cross, IL yearbooks!
Take 10% OFF the best moments of the school year!
We'll even package them up in a beautifully bound yearbook and deliver it.
Go ahead. Check it off your to-do list.
Click here to download the information and order form.


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

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AOW Fall Social & Update - Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Harp & Fiddle   

The parish women's group, the AOW, is kicking off its September Membership Drive and we hope you can attend the AOW Fall Social and Update, where you'll hear important updates from our Spiritual, Service and Social pillar leaders and guilds. Learn how you can get more involved or simply gather with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying refreshments and light appetizers.
We have reserved the beautifully remodeled enclosed patio for our meeting.
DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 19
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Harp & Fiddle restaurant, 110 Main Street, Park Ridge
AOW Membership
The St. Paul of the Cross women’s group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2023-2024 year. Please click here for the membership form.
Are you, or do you know someone who is not Catholic and is interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Or are you an adult Catholic who has not yet completed receiving the Sacraments? We invite you to consider joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program to help you prepare to receive the Sacraments and learn more about Catholicism in an open and welcoming environment.

The RCIA sessions also provide opportunities for you to ask the questions you may have about the Catholic Church. You will be able to learn what the Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God.

For more information, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also call the St. Paul of the Cross parish office at (847) 825-7605 and ask about the RCIA program.



mens club
Annual Men's Club Golf Outing Friday, September 22, 2023!
Please click here for the details and sign-up information.


From our Catholic High Schools 
Shadow a Shamrock 6

Other Community Events

The PEACE Program for HSPT Catholic School Entrance Exam Test Preparation Beginning September 23rd
Please click here for the details and registration information.

Edison Park 2023/2024 Youth Basketball 
Please click here for the all of the details and registration information.