November 7, 2019

Dear SPC Parents,

In a few weeks we will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences prior to Thanksgiving break. Conferences are scheduled as follows:

Thursday November 21st
Students are dismissed at 11:30am.
Conferences 12:30pm-8:00pm
Teachers' Dinner Break 5:00pm-5:50pm

Friday November 22nd
Conferences 8:30am-12:00pm

On Tuesday November 12th we will send out the pick a time schedule link so that you can schedule conferences with your child’s teachers. Please remember to schedule your conferences early as some times fill up quickly.

Vaping Presentations For Parents and Grades 4-8
Yesterday students in grades 4-8 heard Dr. Terri Collins speak about the dangers of vaping. I strongly encourage you to attend the Parent Presentation which will take place at the Open Board Meeting on November 19th at 7:30pm. Please save the date!

Admissions Information
As of November 1, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming NEW student, please complete an application. As a current family you will of course receive priority, however to help us with understanding the numbers we would appreciate those applications to be completed as soon as possible. You may pick up an application in the school office or click here for the online application and early childhood selection forms. Re-registration for current students will begin on January 13, 2020.

Christmas Shows
We have a new format for our Christmas shows this year! Please see the Save the Date below and mark your calendars for our Preschool - Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 Christmas shows.

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

Notes From the School Offices

If you would like to receive a text message from our school regarding special events, school closings, or emergency info and you have not signed up yet to receive text messaging, you must do so by tomorrow. The system will be launched on Monday and it will be too late to opt-in. Simply send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 and you will be entered in the system.

Monday, November 11th is picture retake day. If your child was absent on the original photo day, or if you would like them to take a new picture, they may come out of uniform. Please remember to send the original picture back if it is a retake, and if it is the first time the picture is being taken, please send the picture order form with your child(ren.)

(There are forms available in both offices.) You may also order them online as well.

Christmas Show Save the Dates! 

Preschool - Kindergarten December 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 - 5 December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Show

Flannigan Announcement Jpg

For a sample of Jim's comedy, please visit:

Flannigan Hosts CTS at the Oscars Announcement

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website.

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
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SPC Information and Updates 

SPC Green Team Denim Drive Through Friday, November 8th!

Denim Drive
We want to inform you that we will be doing a Denim Drive during the first week of November - the 4th through the 8th. You may bring clean and used jeans for the Denim Drive. The jeans may be any color. We will be collecting the jeans at main school entrances during school drop-off in the morning all week.

With the jeans we collect, we will do 3 things:
1. cut out patterns of shoes and ship them to Sole Hope, who make shoes for kids in Uganda.
2. donate some jeans to the SPC Clothing Drive.
3. recycle some jeans to be made into insulation.

We hope you are able to donate your jeans!
- SPC Green Team

December Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open
Hot lunch for December will consist of 2 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza lunch. Healthy Kids lunches will be offered in the UGC and EGC.
Registration is now open and will close on November, 21st, at 8:00pm.
The menus are on the forms.

EGC Hot Lunch Order Form
UGC Hot Lunch Order Form

Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.
For questions, please contact Mrs. Spanos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPC Life Team
Our next SPC Life Team will be on Wednesday, November 13th during lunch. We are always looking for new members so if your 6th, 7th or 8th grader is still interested in joining, please have them stop by!

Our service projects for November are helping with the parish clothing drive this weekend and the parish food drive next weekend.

Questions? Contact Wendy Diez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Karen Maloney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Portillo's Restaurant Fundraiser!
Out of uniform day is November 15 with just a copy of the receipt. Portillo's will not have out of uniform passes.

Also, please note that everyone going through the drive-thru must inform the first order taker for it to count. It is also recommended to check that FUNDRAISER is printed on receipts, as sometimes orders get missed at checkout. A manager can adjust the order before the guest leaves the restaurant. Please note: online, delivery and catering orders as well as the purchase of gift cards are NOT counted towards fundraiser sales.

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8th Grade Bag bottle
Have you seen the new SPC drawstring bags and water bottles?
They drawstring bags are the perfect size for sports, lunches or library books.
The Contigo SPC water bottle is perfect to take to school or to a sporting event.
These are available for purchase in both the EGC and UGC offices with cash/check made payable to St. Paul of the Cross or convenient online purchasing.

Please click on the link,, select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to the homeroom of your only/oldest!

All proceeds/profit support the SPC 8th grade class.

Thank you - The 8th Grade Room Moms

Roundball 2020 Logo

Roundball 2020! - January 11-19, 2020
Please click on the links below!

Roundball Player Registration - 6th-8th Grade Girls and Boys (NOT JUST BASKETBALL PLAYERS!)
Roundball Coaches Flyer and Electronic Application
Roundball Coaches Application
Roundball Parent Volunteer Information
Roundball Sponsorships

Chess-Ed Winter Session 
Discounted Winter Rate Ends November 12th!

Registration for the Winter Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 11/19/19 to 2/11/20.  

The chess program is taught by Chess-Ed instructors and is open to all SPC students in 1st through 8th grade, and students of all chess abilities, novice or continuing. Professional instruction will include the basics for 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 or for all the details and information, please go to DISCOUNTED Registration Fee applies through 11/12/19; On Time and Late fees begin 11/13/19. 


SPC Home and School Bulls Game Family Nights!
Purchase tickets at a discounted price now through this link: . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!

St. Paul of the Cross Parish

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and to stay informed about all of the upcoming events and programs. Parish Bulletin for November 10, 2019

Service Opportunity - St Nicholas Party - 6th Grade and older

Looking for student volunteers to help with the St. Nicholas Party. Set up is Saturday, December 7th and the actual event and clean up is Sunday, December 8 in the Morello Parish Life Center - Gym.

We will need volunteers for:

Set up - Saturday December 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Event - Sunday, December 8 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clean up - Sunday, December 8 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Volunteers should sign up for a shift via
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on St. Nicholas Party
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on
3. Choose your spot - will send you an automated confirmation and reminder.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kay Schenfeld at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-204-2798


Fair Trade Thursday Mailing

Please click on the Fair Trade image to download the flyer.

From The Community

PR Library Fall 2019 Book Sale Print Flyer

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

Resurrection High School -
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, November 9th

Regina Dominican High School 
Open House - Sunday, November 10th 
Regina Jersey Night Caling all 6th-8th Grade Girls - Thursday, November 21
Regina Dinner Theater - Friday, November 22

Maine South Hawkette's Holiday Performances - Save the Date! December 15th
Kick off the holidays with the Maine South Hawkettes! Guest performances by Orchesis and the Maine South Drum Line, as well as some special guests that you won’t want to miss! Sunday, December 15, at 3pm in the Maine South Spec Gym! Tickets available at the door or online!