Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dear SPC Families,

Happy New Year! It is wonderful to have everyone back from Christmas vacation. I am looking forward to the many activities we have coming up from Roundball to Catholic Schools Week to Celebrating the Spirit! We are hitting the ground running with a busy start to 2020!

Roundball 2020:
The Roundball Tournament starts this weekend. We will be posting updates and schedules on social media. Stop by the gym for some FABULOUS SPC FUN! Tournament games (a boys’ tourney and a girls’ tourney) will be held SUNDAY, JANUARY 12TH THROUGH JANUARY 18TH. For those of you new to SPC , the SPC Roundball Tournament consists of two separate basketball tournaments for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls. Our high school-aged SPC alumni return to their alma mater to coach the teams. More than 70 alumni participate each year and have just as much fun and friendly competition as the SPC students! Members of the SPC Men’s Club serve as announcers, and professional referees officiate. Awards are given for the champions, school spirit, and leadership. Please see below for Roundball 2020's program including the teams, bracket, and more!

Celebrating the Spirit ~ Saturday, February 8, 2020
Today your oldest or only child will be coming home with your Celebrating the Spirit invitation. Be sure to check those backpacks! For those students who attend half day or are not at school today, we will send the invitations home with them upon their next day at school.

The CTS Committee has been hard at work behind the scenes in preparation for Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars. They have an incredible night planned so be sure to keep an eye out for their updates as we countdown to the big night. In the meantime, go to the CTS website to purchase your tickets, donate toward the teachers' tickets, and purchase raffle tickets. I sincerely hope that you will join us!

Catholic Schools Week
Full details about the week will be outlined in the next few weeks but please save the date for the All School Family Mass: Sunday January 26th at 9:00am in the Upper Church we will all gather to celebrate Mass. Students who wear their uniform to Mass will receive an out of uniform pass!

Upcoming Open School Board Meeting:
Erin's Law Presentations at SPC January 28th at 7:30pm in the A/B Meeting Room
The January 28th School Board will host a parent information night with Jessica Caccavallo, MSW, LSW from Northwest CASA. Ms Caccavallo will present information on Erin's Law, which is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, Erin Merryn. Erin's Law seeks to implement prevention-oriented child sexual assault program in schools.

This past week the students in grades Preschool-8th grade have had brief developmentally appropriate presentations from Northwest CASA on some of the topics below. On January 28th Ms. Caccavallo will cover the curriculum and what was presented at each grade level. I strongly encourage all families to attend the meeting on the 28th. The students’ presentations covered:

  • Safety Everyday
  • Personal Space
  • Safe vs. Unsafe Touches
  • Unsafe secrets/Unsafe games
  • 3-step rule to getting help
  • Identifying trusted adults


Prayers requested:
Lastly, I request that you keep the Capitani Family in your thoughts and prayers. Mr. Joseph Capitani, father of current 8th graders Margaret, and former SPC students, Joseph and Christopher. Mr. Capitani passed away on Sunday. Joe was also the President of the Men's Club. I have included the link to the arrangements below. Please keep the entire Capitani family in your thoughts and prayers.


Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

 CTS 2020 Invite NewFNL

Dear SPC Parents,

Your oldest or only child should have come home today with your Celebrating the Spirit invitation. For those students who attend half day or are not at school today, we will send the invitations home with them upon their next day at school. Please be sure to check the backpacks for your invitation!

Every year, the SPC community comes together for our annual Celebrating the Spirit gala. The proceeds from this event ensure SPC remains at the forefront of advances in education.

In the spirit of Hollywood, this year’s Celebrating the Spirit will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, on the eve of one of Hollywood’s biggest nights. Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars is going to be a glamorous night of fun, food, and dancing, hosted and emceed by comedian Jim Flannigan and your involvement will make our event a success!

For your convenience, you can go to the CTS website (also found on the homepage of the school website) to purchase your tickets, donate toward the teachers' tickets, and purchase raffle tickets. 

We sincerely hope that you will join us in Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars at Chateau Ritz on Saturday, February 8, 2020! On behalf of the entire CTS Committee, thank you for your support to make this year’s event a huge success!

Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
CTS Co-Chairs
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P. S. Well Wishes - Don't Forget! DEADLINE TOMORROW- Friday, January 10th!
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. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by tomorrow, Friday, January 10, with your well wish and photo so we can make sure it gets into the printed book! 

Roundball Tournament January 12-18, 2020
We are set to begin the tournament! Please click on the Roundball page (located under the Students tab) for a first look at this year's tournament program book and brackets. The Roundball Cafe will be open every evening so put those dinner worries to rest and let CiCi's Pizza and our Roundball Cafe team take care of it for you. We look forward to seeing you! 

SPC Home & School Association

HSJanuary 2020 Meeting 2

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 

Science Fair Judges Needed for Jan 22, 2020

The annual St. Paul of the Cross Science Focus is coming up on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. A total of 52 students will be judged on their projects at the school level. Some students will then progress to further competition at the regional level.

We need Science Fair judges. We are looking for interested people who work in science-related occupations or who enjoy science as a personal interest. If you have judged with us in previous years, we hope you will return again this year. 
Please click here for more information.

chess ed

Martin Luther King Day Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2020 -DISCOUNTED Registration deadline soon!
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 


right to life

Saturday, Jan. 11th, 2020 
Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams

Sponsored by the SPC Parish Respect Life Committee
Please click here for the flyer with all the information.

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