Thursday, September 27, 2023

Dear SPC Families,


Thank you for a fantastic FUN Run last week! While the money continues to come in, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised more than $160,000! Thank you to everyone who came to cheer on the runners and our security team, who was on hand to ensure the event was safe! Again, there are not enough thank yous to Mrs. Tarasievich for all her coordination and energy!


Spirit Wear Day Tomorrow

Students may come dressed in spirit wear tomorrow. Students may wear any appropriate shorts or pants. 


First Responder Mass RSVP November 7th

We invite all our St Paul of the Cross parents (of students in grades K-8) who are doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and other emergency professionals to attend this special Mass on November 7th at 10:00am. We ask that you come in uniform and arrive around 9:40. You will line up in the gym and process in with your children. We hope you can join us in thanksgiving for their service and prayer for their safety. Students in grades K-8 will attend the Mass with their first responder parents. IF YOU ARE A FIRST RESPONDER WHO PLANS ON ATTENDING, PLEASE CLICK HERE


Data Sheets

Tomorrow, we will send home data sheets. Please verify that your family information is correct and return it on Monday. If your child returns the sheet on Monday, October 2nd, they can wear spirit wear!  


Summit Condos

Please do NOT park in the Summit Condos across from the school (on Ridge and Summit). Please do not use the driveway as a thoroughfare to school. That is private property, and we need to be good neighbors!


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)

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh 

More SPC Updates and Happenings

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What a fantastic Fun Run and turnout!  We are so grateful to all of our sponsors and donors for supporting SPC! Checks and the matching corporate gift donations are still coming in, but thanks to all of you, our proceeds are more than $160,000! 

Hot Lunch
October Hot Lunch registration closes tomorrow, Sept 29th, at 11:59pm.  

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.


St. Paul of the Cross School Athletics is offering a spirit wear store. 
Please click the link below to view all available options. The store will close tomorrow, Sept 29th, at 11:59 pm, but reopen again throughout the school year. 
SPC Athletics Spirit Wear Store

Basketball open gyms are taking place. If your athlete is playing basketball and you have not heard from a coach in your grade level, please let Kelly Spanos know ASAP.  Rosters will be coming out soon.

Football form-If you have an athlete in grades 4th-7th only who would like to play football next fall 24' please complete this form.  We need to finalize numbers and determine if we can field a team. The form will close October 1st. 
Football Form


Counselors Corner

Tips for Talking to Teenagers about Mental Health

Trivia Night 23 website


SPC Home & School Association

Thank you to all who attended last week's Home and School Association meeting. Our next meeting will be held on November 9th at 8 AM in Duffin Hall.

Here is a description of all of our committees which also includes open chair positions. The Fun Fair will be our next large event. More information about the celebration will be forthcoming in the next few days. If you are interested in volunteering for any positions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is also a link to our financial information we shared at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Fun Fair.


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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Women's Group Upcoming Pillar Meetings

The Apostolate of Women (AOW), the women's group of St. Paul of the Cross church, has three Pillars (Service, Spiritual and Social). Each pillar has an upcoming meeting to generate ideas, discuss opportunities to get involved and enjoy each other's fellowship. All women of the parish are welcome to attend one or all of these meetings:
  • Social Pillar: Tonight, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at 425 South Clifton Avenue in Park Ridge (Pillar lead: Chrissy Romano)
  • Service Pillar:  Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom (Pillar lead: Jennifer Brooks)
There is no need to RSVP to these meetings. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to connecting with you!


From our Catholic High Schools 
Ressurection HS Open House
Click Here to Download the Resurrection High School Open HouseFlyer

Regina Dominican Shadow Days 2023
Regina Girls Night In 6th-8th Girls September 29, 2023

Regina Volleyball Clinic 6th-8th Girls
 October 14, 2023

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