November 14, 2019

Dear SPC Parents,

This past week, local Catholic Schools in our area have made announcements in regards to their sustainability for the next school year. In recent months, prior to even the announcement of local Catholic schools, we are pleased to have a very strong interest in both the Early Childhood program and transfers into our K-8 program for the 2020-2021 school year. For some of our K-8 grades, there is limited availability for transfer students. Due to the high demand from both current and prospective families and in order to maintain our standards of excellence, we will be adhering to our priority of admissions.   

In order to maintain the quality academic program and smaller class sizes, we have always had the practice of maintaining the number of transfer student space at each grade level. This will not change; we will always maintain focused attention on class size that is in alignment with school culture and curricular expectations. We will begin accepting students for the 2020-21 school year in grades 1-8 based on the current level of available space given our current staffing and schedule capacity. Once our current families re-register, we will determine if there is additional space available at each grade. We will also determine if there are grades that can add an additional homeroom. For grades Preschool-Kindergarten we will accept new students from new families after the January 24, 2020 deadline according to our priority of admissions.

We are very blessed at SPC to have a strong and robust enrollment with room for growth. Please keep those families who are now faced with transitioning their children to a new school in your thoughts and prayers. 

RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2020-21 School Year:
Long before the recent announcements, the increased number of new families interested in SPC required that we move up our re-registration and simplify the process for the 2020-21 school year. In order to provide the most time for planning, we will follow the timeline and process outlined below. Thank you in advance for your timely response as it will allow us time to best plan for curriculum, staffing, schedule, and fiscal considerations.

Re-Registration Timeline for 2020-21 School Year for Current Students:
As always, you are an important part of St. Paul of the Cross School and we are giving our current families the first priority to re-register your current students or submit an application if you have a new student. It is my hope that all our current families will return to SPC. However, if you have different plans we kindly request that you indicate your response on the form below: 

  1. Re-registration is now open for the 2020-2021 School Year. The deadline for re-registration is January 21st.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RE-REGISTRATION FORM. ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT RETURNING.  
  2. Once you complete the re-registration form, the school office will register your child in PowerSchool.
  3. On January 30, 2020 your Smart Tuition Account will be billed for the re-registration fees as follows:

    1st/Oldest/Only Child  $100.00

    Re-registration for 2nd Child  $50.00

    Re-registration for 3rd Child $50.00

    Re-registration for additional children after 3rd $20.00/child.

  4. If you are registering a new student from the same family who has not previously been enrolled at SPC, please submit a new student application to the main office.
  5. Even if the re-registration form is completed, your child will not be considered re-registered unless all this year’s (2019-2020) tuition and fees are current as of Jan. 21, 2020.    

Admissions Information for Current Families with New Students:
As of November 1st, we have begun accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you will have an incoming new student, please complete a new student 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. 

Information About 2020-21 Tuition and School Calendar
Next week we will be mailing home information about tuition rates for the 2020-21 School year as well as the 2020-21 School Calendar. The finance committee, in collaboration with the Administration, is in the process of determining the tuition and fees for next school year.

St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program
We are proud to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program. The program is run through the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Please see immediately below my letter for information on how it works.

Vaping Presentations For Parents and Grades 4-8
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!


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

St. Paul of the Cross Adopt A Family Program
We are proud to bring back the St. Paul of the Cross Adopt a Family program. The program is run through the St. Paul of the Cross Parish Social Service Ministry and Servants of St. Francis. Please see immediately below my letter for information on how it works.

How does it work? Each grade will adopt a family in need to help make Christmas a special time. Grade specific lists will be emailed by a Servants of St. Francis volunteer and may also be found in the Thursday Mailing documents. This year, we will use to manage the items purchased.  When you receive the email for your child’s grade, please log into and select an item you wish to purchase. The family gifts will be managed by the volunteer for each grade. 

There are two ways to participate: 

  1. Choose a name/item from your child’s grade specific list on and purchase the item.  Wrap all gifts individually. Label all gifts with the following info: Recipient's name and name of item inside the gift. Before the gifts are given to the families they will be re-labeled without the name of the item.  We need the item name for inventory purposes. Please include gift receipts, especially for clothes. Send the wrapped and labeled gifts with your student to their homeroom.
  2. Monetary donations can be submitted here.  

Gifts are due by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Last year the stocking stuffers we collected were a big success!  We will be going it again this year! Please consider sending a small unwrapped stocking stuffer to school with your child.  It will be added to the stockings that will be hung in your child's classroom. The stocking will be given to the families with their other gifts as a little something extra from “The Tiger Elves”. Please keep the children in the families ages and genders in mind when choosing.   

Thank you in advance for your generosity. The hearts of many are touched by the wonderful sharing and kindness by the St. Paul of the Cross School Community. Thank you for making Christmas special for families in need. If you have any questions, please reach out to your grade volunteer.

Grade Specific Lists:

Preschool         Pre-K

Kindergarten   1st Grade

2nd Grade       3rd Grade

4th Grade        5th Grade

6th Grade        7th Grade

8th Grade

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 

Denim Thanks

SPC Green Team Denim Drive Thank You!

The Green Team thanks everyone who donated denim last week. We received 101 pairs of jeans - 22 pairs will be used to cut shoes for Sole Hope, 46 pairs donated to Stuff the Truck, and 33 pairs recycled with Madewell. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
- 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

ornaments 3 

SPC's Life Team had our November meeting yesterday and we made Christmas ornaments for a tree at the Summit. The Summit's theme this year is trees from around the world and we had Ireland (hence all the green ornaments!). Our team will be going there in December to decorate the tree and sing Christmas carols.

We are always looking for new members so if your 6th, 7th or 8th grader is still interested in joining, please join us at our next meeting in December!

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.).

HS Volunteer Flyer

Please click here to download the flyer.

Sticky Fingers! Starting December 12, 2019!

Please click here for the flyer and more information on signing up.

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 

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 

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 17, 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

Updates and Invitations From Our High Schools

Regina Dominican High School 
Programs of Distinction Flyer - November 19th
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!