October 12, 2023

Dear SPC Families,

October is always a busy month! Parent-teacher conferences, Fun Fair, and Trivia night are around the corner! 

Trivia Night23 Web landing page

Always such a fun and spirited night with our SPC community, Trivia Night is coming up on Friday, November 3rd. We are excited to see the registrations coming in!  I hope you will join us in gathering with your friends in the SPC Gym for a great night of laughter and community! Click on the Trivia Night image to reserve your tickets. 

No More Shorts
This is a reminder that beginning on October 16th, no more shorts are allowed as part of the dress code. We will resume shorts on April 15th. 

Parent Teacher Conferences
Pick a Time scheduling went out earlier this week. If you need help with scheduling, please let us know. A reminder that Pick a Time will close on Tuesday, October 17th, at 11:50 pm. After that date, you will not be able to schedule conferences. We are looking forward to parent-teacher conferences next week. 

Wednesday, October 18th 
Grades 3-8 will receive one document for all the Google Meet links for the Friday Conferences. Teachers in Grades Preschool-2 will send the Google Meet conferences directly to their classrooms. Teachers will also post the sheet on Schoology. 


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.

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

  • 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 

SPC Home & School Association
CTS 2024 STD

Dear SPC Families,
Last week, we sent out this CTS FAQ sheet, which is filled with answers to questions you may have.

We are planning a fabulous event, and your participation, in any way, will make CTS a huge success! The following information contains all of the ways in which you may wish to help! 
Please click here for our flipbook packet on Celebrating the Spirit 2024!
Or, click on the individual links below. 
Parent Letter 
Well Wishes 
Party Boards

Thank you! 
CTS 2024 Co-Chairs
Kelly Bontempo, Amy DiGregorio, and Megan Weber

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Dear parents,

We are excited to be sharing with you the details for this year‘s Fun Fair. All students will be participating in this year‘s Fun Fair on Friday, October 27th. The Early Childhood classrooms will participate in Duffin Hall and students K-8 will participate in the gym.

To volunteer for this fun event for the K-8th grades, please click on the SPC Fun Fair Volunteer link here. 

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! 

The Early Childhood sign ups will be coordinated through each classroom’s room parents for volunteer opportunities. Please keep in mind, parents are not allowed inside the Fun Fair unless they are a registered volunteer.

If you sign up for a shift, you must cover the entire shift. Unfortunately, we cannot allow for breaks for meetings, lunch duty coverage, recess coverage, etc..
All volunteers are encouraged to dress up in appropriate costumes!
As a reminder, all volunteers on school grounds must be VIRTUS certified and this can be done virtually.

The schedule of events for the students visiting the Fun Fair will be released in an upcoming Thursday mailer from Dr. M; however, the day begins with K and ends with 8th.

As in years past, we are asking all children to help by donating candy/party favors to the event. All candy/party favors assignments are listed below and we are asking for at least 1-2 bags to be brought in per student. If you cannot find the item you are assigned, please choose something else off this list. Candy/favors can be brought in starting on Monday, October 16th and given to your child’s homeroom teacher.

As a reminder, no candy will be consumed at school and allergy friendly bags will be available.
We are looking forward to an incredible event and we cannot wait to celebrate Halloween with the students.
Thank you all for your support and help in creating an amazing event!

All the best,
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

Apostolat Logo
Please click here for the Apostolate of Women Registration Form.


From our Catholic High Schools  
Regina Dominican Shadow Days 2023

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