Thursday, December 19

Dear SPC Families,

I read a meme online this week that said, "Brace yourselves, teachers… a full moon last week and this week is the week before Christmas break!" The excitement in the classrooms is palatable! I know the children are very excited for Christmas! We have had a wonderful week before we leave for Christmas break.

Congratulations to all the preschool through fifth graders who performed in their Christmas concerts this week. Thanks to all of the teachers who helped the students practice and prepare. A very special shout out to our music teacher, Mr. Alex Bravos! Congratulations to Mr. Bravos on his first SPC Christmas Concert. I also want to thank our Early Childhood Director, Mrs. Meghan Waldeck, for the behind the scenes preparations.

Tomorrow we will start our celebration of Mass with a Posadas procession. Las Posadas is a Mexican tradition where the journey of Mary and Joseph to find a room at the inn is reenacted. Two of our 8th graders will dress as Mary and Joseph and go to each classroom in the UGC (the EGC students will join their prayer partners) and ask for lodging. At each classroom, Mary and Joseph will be turned away and faced to travel to another classroom. As Mary and Joseph process from room to room, each class will then follow behind Mary and Joseph becoming Pilgrims who join them on the journey. We will process as grades K-8 to the front steps of the church where Father Britto will welcome Mary, Joseph and all the 'pilgrims' into church, finally finding shelter in the church for the start of Mass at 2:00pm. Our Preschool and PreK students will have their own Las Posadas in the morning and will remain in the 1st floor of the EGC. More information on Las Posadas can be found by clicking here.  

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Adopt a Family. Because of your generosity, many families will receive their Christmas Wish Lists. We helped 16 families for a total of 96 people (60 children) and 284 gifts were filled! WOW! We also were able to purchase the gifts that were not accounted for and make a donation of $1486.52 to the Parish Adopt a Family Program. Thank you for your kindness!

Upon our return in January we will be full speed ahead with Celebrating the Spirit, Roundball, and Catholic Schools Week! But before we begin 2020, I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas! May the light and love of the Christ Child fill all our hearts!


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


CTS Oscar Banner with date 

Well Wishes - Don't Forget! 
Let's pack the CTS program book with photos and Well Wishes! Well Wishes are a great way for you to give shout-outs to your children, grandchildren, favorite athlete, scout troop, artist, or for a special faculty member or coach! Well Wishes will be published in the CTS 2020 Program Book, which will be distributed to all SPC families and faculty the week before the gala.

CTS Ticket Raffle - Win Two Free Tickets to CTS at the Oscars. 
We are excited to present the Celebrating the Spirit Ticket Raffle!
One lucky winner will receive two Celebrating the Spirit tickets with a value of over $250
Purchase one raffle ticket for $10 or three raffle tickets for $20.
The drawing will be held TOMORROW! Friday, December 20th! 
You can stop in either school office to purchase your raffle tickets or purchase them on the link below.

CTS Ticket Raffle Link

Important Information Regarding CTS
Parent Letter

Sponsorship Opportunities
Well Wishes
Party Boards

Also, be sure to check out the Celebrating the Spirit website for updates! The CTS website link is on the homepage of our school website, so please spread the word. Just go to and click on the Celebrating the Spirit link. 

Thank you,
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
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SPC Home & School Association

Calling All Volunteers!
Home and School Association is compiling a list of volunteers and their availability as a resource for future volunteer opportunities. Larger scale events will continue to have online sign up options, however smaller needs will be sourced through group emails and our private Facebook group. We will try to plan as far in advance so parents will have the opportunity to alter their schedules if needed. Please email your name and availability to our Volunteer Coordinator-Cheryl Sorce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Home and School Private Facebook Group!
Join our private Facebook group to share photos, learn about volunteer opportunities and events and just chat with your fellow SPC parents and teachers! Click here to join!

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!

More SPC Information and Updates 


Club and Sports Photos
Club and sports photos took place today, Thursday, December 19th. These photos will be added to the St. Paul of the Cross yearbook. You can also purchase a group photo. Your child will bring home a photo envelope today, Thursday, December 19th. If you would like to order a group photo, please return the envelope to school by Friday, January 10th.

The following clubs and sports have been photographed: smiling strings, chess, altar services, math olympiad, math competition team, future cities, Jr. & Sr. band, choir, art club, academic team, National Jr. Honor Society, Battle of the Books, Student Council, media club, cross county, track and field, cheerleaders, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and soccer,

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. McCallister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

January Hot Lunch Order Form Now Open Deadline Tomorrow, December 20th 

Hot lunch for January will consist of 3 Healthy Kids lunches and 1 Home Run Inn Pizza. Healthy Kids lunches will cost $6.25 each and the Home Run Inn lunches will cost $5.00 each.mRegistration is now open and will close on Friday, December 20th at 10:00am. Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.

You will receive a confirmation email of your January hot lunches no later than January 5th. If you do not receive one by then your child was not registered.
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..

chess ed

Martin Luther King Day Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2020 -DISCOUNTED Registration is OPEN!
Chess Workshop Details

Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Session!
Bricks4Kidz winter 2020
Please click here to download the complete flyer with all the details!

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 December 22, 2019 

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