November 2, 2023

Dear SPC Families,

Happy November! I hope everyone has warmed up after a chilly Halloween! We had a very busy week here at SPC! Congratulations to Dr. O and our NASA Tech Rise winners from last year, who showcased their project and success on WGN yesterday! They spent a very fun afternoon at WGN studios. CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

Kindergarten-8th graders enjoyed a visit from Jim Basketball Jones yesterday for his energizing messages about kindness and leadership. I encourage you to talk to your children about what their "takeaways" were from his assembly!

I want to give a shout-out to all the amazing volunteers and Mrs. Greene, who made Fun Fair 2023 a huge success! Thank you for sharing your time and energy to make the day so fun for the children. This year, we moved the Early Childhood Fun Fair to Duffin Hall for an extra special experience for our littlest tigers.



We are excited to begin registration for the 2024-2025 school year, and as always, current families have priority in the process. If your family will have a new student to SPC next year, the application is now open to current families only. Please log in to your FACTS account and select Create a New Student Application. If you will not have a new student next year to SPC, there is no further action needed. Re-registration for current students will take place in December.



SPC has a long-standing tradition of partnering with the parish social service ministry to ensure that needy families in our community have a wonderful Christmas. The Adopt-A-Family program will collect funds and purchase gift cards so families can buy their own gifts. Given the timeline, we ask that funds be collected by December 10, 2023. Please consider donating to the Adopt-A-Family program so our school can continue this Advent tradition. 100% of these proceeds will go towards the Adopt-A-Family program in Social Service Ministry. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION


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


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

SPC Home & School Association

Home & School Association Restaurant Fundraiser - D’Agostinos in Niles- Tuesday , November 14th from 3pm to 9pm
The H&S fundraiser will be at D’Agostinos on Tuesday, November 14th. If you participate, students may come out of uniform on Thursday, November 16th.  They will not have out of uniform passes, so please send your receipt to school with your child. Thank you for your support!

Restaurant Night DAgostinos

Celebrating the Spirit 2024
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Take a trip with us down memory lane as we remember just how awesome this beloved SPC event has been in the past! 
Dr M and Britto2019
Oscar Picture

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

More School News

Preschool-1st Grade Parent Mingles!
November 28 and 29 parent night out 2

Calling all preschool- first-grade parents... it's time for a fun parent night out! We hope you can join your grade-level night to sip, mingle, and enjoy a fun time! Appetizers, wine, beer, and mixed drinks will be served. This is a parent-only event. There will also be a fun raffle as we look forward to SPegas CTS on February 2, 2024. All parents who attend will be entered into a raffle to win a fun CTS surprise. Please click the link to RSVP. Payment Forms (

Athletic News
Please click the link below to be updated on Bitty basketball, sport pictures, volleyball, and other fun athletic things that are taking place. Athletic Newsletter

Register NOW for the Fall Session of Chess-Ed’s Chess Enrichment Program
Registration for the Fall Session of the after-school chess program is underway!  The 10-
week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 12/05/23 to

The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to students in
1 st through 8 th grade and students of all chess abilities. Professional instruction will include
the basics for beginning and novice players and build with opening theory, middle game
planning, and end game combinations for continuing students.  Playing chess improves
memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility,
sportsmanship, social skills and more! The benefits of chess last a lifetime!

To register, please go to  For
more information about the program, please see the program flyer. Chess-Ed is looking
forward to seeing your CHESS ENTHUSIAST!
Click here to download the flyer.



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


St. Nick’s Party:  St. Nick’s is back! Last year we were able to bring part of the event back and this year we will have the full event (including the children’s shopping area!). The event will be 10 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, December 3 in the Morello Parish Life Center – Gym. Please mark your calendars to attend and consider volunteering! See sign up links for adult and student volunteers below.  

Adult volunteer link: 

Student volunteer link (service hours available): Students: St. Nick's Party - Student Volunteers ( 

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

Shadow a Shamrock 6