October 5, 2023

Dear SPC Families,


I think the Fall weather has finally arrived! What a blessing this warm weather has been these past few weeks. A reminder that students may wear shorts until October 13th.  

Tomorrow, our teachers will gather for professional development to collaborate on instructional planning, committee work, SEL planning, and Catechetical training. I pray you all enjoy the four-day weekend,


Trivia Night, which is always a super fun evening, is around the corner! I hope you will join us in gathering with your friends in the SPC Gym for a great night of laughter and community! Tickets are now on sale here.


Parent Teacher Conferences-COMING SOON!

Next week, we are sending out pick-a-time parent-teacher conference sign-up schedules. Please note the following parent-teacher conference schedule. Based on parent feedback, we are offering an evening time slot on Thursday, October 19th. Please remember the noon dismissal for all students on Thursday. 



1:00-8:00 pm IN PERSON Parent Teacher Conferences only


Friday, October 20th

Asynchronous Learning today: teachers will post work on SeeSaw or Schoology

NO SCHOOL TODAY-Conferences continue

9:00 am-3:30 pm Parent Teacher Conferences are available only via Google Meets



We have just wrapped up the 1st diagnostic iReady testing and will send the student results home to families tomorrow. The email with your child’s test scores will be coming from “SPC Reports.” If you have any questions, please do not reply to that email; you will need to contact your child’s teacher.  

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

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 


Grab Your Friends and Join Us! Trivia Night at SPC!

Trivia Night 23 website

SPC Home & School Association

We are excited to share this Save the Date for Celebrating the Spirit 2024!

CTS 2024 STD

Please click here for the FAQ about Celebrating the Spirit 2024. More info coming out next week.


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Dear Parents, 
We are excited to announce the date of the annual SPC Fun Fair. Please save the date for Friday, October 27, 2023 There will be a lot more details coming out in the next couple of weeks. Also, an email will be sent out on 10/10 with the link to sign up for volunteer opportunities. We thank you for your support and look forward to an amazing event!
The Fun Fair Committee

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


From our Catholic High Schools  
Regina Dominican Shadow Days 2023

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