October 26, 2023

Dear SPC Families,


Twas the night before Fun Fair! Can you feel the excitement?


Fun Fair Tomorrow:
Thank you to the team of volunteers and Fun Fair Chair, Mrs. Erin Greene, for all their work on planning and preparing for the beloved Halloween Fun Fair Tradition! We are excited for tomorrow. Please note the following:



Thank you to the many volunteers who have signed up to help tomorrow. A reminder that only volunteers are allowed to attend Fun Fair and assist. If you have not signed up as a volunteer, we kindly request that you not come to Fun Fair.


Halloween Costume Guidelines:

As you prepare for students to wear Halloween costumes to school, please be mindful of the following:


  • School rules regarding dress code must be followed: No short skirts/shorts/tutus, no bare midriffs, no bare shoulders, or low necklines. 
  • Nothing that promotes the use of illegal substances or activities or is derogatory, disrespectful, or depicts violence. 
  • Students may wear hats & hoods as part of the costume on this day only.  
  • ALL costume preparations are to be completed at home. (No dressing or applying of make-up or colored hairspray once students arrive at school).  
  • No masks or weapons (nun chucks/sickles/swords/knives/guns, etc).  
  • Students or parents who have questions about the acceptability of their costume should check with their homeroom teacher before wearing the costume to school. 
  • Students wearing inappropriate costumes will need to call home to have a change of clothes brought up to them. 
  • PARENTS: Please help support an appropriate, distraction-free learning environment for all students by assuring that your students adhere to these guidelines. 


Out of Uniform October 31st:

Students may wear orange, purple, or black for Halloween. Given we will have celebrated Halloween on October 27th –there will be no parties on October 31st.


No More Shorts - Even on Out of Uniform Days:

This is a reminder that as of October 16th, no more shorts are allowed as part of the dress code. We will resume shorts on April 15th. This includes out-of-uniform days. 

Reminder Restaurant Fundraiser TODAY! 

Visit Triple Scoop'd TONIGHT between 3 - 9 pm TODAY and receive an out-of-uniform pass with a copy of your receipt- valid for Monday, October 30th!

A portion of all sales tonight goes back to SPC. We hope to see you there! 


Wednesday November 1st:  We welcome Jim Basketball Jones to SPC!

Mr. Jones will come and do two assemblies, one for K-3 and another for grades 4-8! The assembly focuses on caring for other students by applying kindness.Being an "UpStander" requires awareness, understanding, and a commitment to look out for each other. An UpStander stands up for what is right for others and themselves. In this School Assembly, Jim Basketball Jones encourages students to look for the good in others and treat others the way they want to be treated. Jim also encourages students to show empathy and accept differences in others. This assembly will be filled with fun and engaging activities, allowing students to practice proactive kindness.


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 10:00 am. 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 that 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 FRIST RESPONDER WHO PLANS ON ATTENDING PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Save the Dates:

Friday, October 27th SPC Annual Fun Fair

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

Friday, November 3- Endowment Trivia Night!


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

Trivia Night! November 3, 2023

Trivia Night23 Web landing page

Trivia Night is coming up NEXT Friday, November 3rd, and I'm really looking forward to seeing so many of you at this fun event! Click on the Trivia Night image to reserve your tickets. If you have any questions, please email the Endowment Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPC Home & School Association

Home & School Association Restaurant Fundraiser - Triple Scoop'd, TONIGHT from 3pm to 9pm

If you participate, students may come out of uniform on Monday, October 30th. They will not have out of uniform passes, so please send your receipt to school with your child. Thank you for your support!
Triple Scoopd HSA

Fun Fair Tomorrow!

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We are so excited to see all of the students in their Halloween costumes tomorrow! 
Thank you to all of our volunteers who have signed up to help tomorrow. A reminder that only volunteers are allowed to attend Fun Fair and assist. If you have not signed up as a volunteer, we kindly request that you not come to Fun Fair.
Please review the Costume Guidelines in Dr. M's letter above. Thank you!

Celebrating the Spirit 2024
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CTS FAQ sheet
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

From the School

November Hot Lunch Registration Deadline Tomorrow, October 27th

Hot lunch registration for November is open until tomorrow. Please note the new expectations and protocols for hot lunch this year.

-No refunds will be given for any reason (double registered, field trips, absent etc.)

-Teachers will receive the hot lunch list every Monday before the hot lunch day and it will be posted in the classroom as a visual for the week.  Please ask your child to confirm they are on it.  

-No extra lunches will be ordered. Please make sure you know if your child(ren) is scheduled for hot lunch on hot lunch days.

If you registered for the first half of the year please do not register again. You received a receipt from FACTs for your reference when you registered. 

All students who attend school full time Preschool (need to be registered for lunch bunch)-8th Grade can order hot lunch.  Hot lunch will be provided by Healthy Kids, Home Run Inn Pizza and Giordano's and Raising Cane's chicken.  Hot lunch will take place most Friday's of the month along with some additional days.  Healthy Kids lunches will cost $8.00 a lunch, Home Run Inn Pizza will be $6.00 a lunch, Giordano's will cost $8.00, Cane’s chicken with $8.50. You will have the option to order a regular lunch or a gluten free lunch.

Registration is open until tomorrow, Friday, October 27th at 11:59pm. Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed. Please make sure you input all fields with the correct information.

Please Note: You will need to fill out a separate form for each student's lunch request.
Please complete this form by tomorrow, Friday, October 27th. We are unable to add lunches after this 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

Fair Trades Market 2023 flyer
Click here to download the flyer.

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


School District 64 Early Childhood Diagnostic Team
2023-2024 Developmental Screenings

School District 64 offers monthly free developmental screenings (cognitive, social-emotional, communication, and motor skill development) for children age 2yrs 9mos through 5yrs 11mos who live in the School District 64 community.

Please click here for the dates and more details. 

From our Catholic High Schools  
Regina Dominican Shadow Days 2023

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