January 16, 2020

Dear SPC Families,

Roundball Week 2020 has been so much fun! Make sure to mark your calendars for more games tomorrow evening and then the Championship Games and Awards Presentation on Saturday evening. The gym has been full of Tiger spirit since Sunday afternoon and we have all had a wonderful time. Congratulations and thank you to Ryan Fletcher, Joe Haugh, and the SPC Men's Club for all their energy in making this SPC tradition such a treasured success! See below for the full Roundball schedule.

The good news is that the Winter Fun at SPC is not over! In a few short weeks, Saturday, February 8, we have Celebrating the Spirit to look forward to! The RSVP’s have been coming in since the invitations were sent home last Thursday. Directly below my letter you will find information regarding purchasing tickets and/or tables for CTS.

Early Childhood Night of Information
Next Wednesday evening, January 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m, we will be having our Winter Early Childhood Night of Information for prospective families. Be sure tell your family and friends about it. Look for information below. 

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.

Last week the students in grades Preschool-8th grade 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


In closing, please remember that there is no school on Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We also have no school on February 3rd to celebrate the students making the Tiger Fun Run Goal! While we were hoping that we could celebrate maybe a Chicago Bears Super Bowl appearance, the great news is that the New England Patriots will not be playing! 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

CTS Oscar Banner with date
We are thrilled to see all of the RSVPs coming in! Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars will be an outstanding night from the moment you walk onto the Red Carpet for the Pre-Party! 

CTS is a sit down dinner and is open seating. There is also an option to purchase a Reserved Table for Ten. A Reserved Table for Ten is intended to be a VIP experience as it guarantees you to sit with your group and comes with two bottles of champagne at the table. If you have any questions about purchasing your tickets, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please click on the CTS Ticket Page where you can RSVP, donate toward the teachers' tickets, and purchase raffle tickets. 

On behalf of the entire CTS Committee, we look forward to seeing you on February 8th at Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars!
Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
CTS Co-Chairs
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Roundball Tournament Friday and Saturday Schedule of Events
It has been an outstanding week of spirit at SPC and we are excited for the big final weekend! 

The Skills Competition preliminary round will be held from 2:30 - 4:30 pm on Saturday Jan 18th. No need to sign up, just show up! Any Roundball player can participate. If the player can't make the prelims, let us know. We will do our best to figure out an alternate time. The Skills Competition finals will be later that evening between the championship games.

We are in need of help in the Roundball Cafe throughout the weekend. If you can volunteer, please use this link to sign up.

Friday Games:
Hoyas vs Blue Demons  @ 7 pm  
Rams vs Irish  @ 6 pm
Rams/Irish vs Hoyas  @ 8 pm
Saturday Championship Games:
Girls 5:00 pm
Boys 6:45 pm 
Award Ceremony immediately following the Boys' Championship Game

Please click on the Roundball page (located under the Students tab) for a look at this year's tournament program book and brackets.
The Roundball Cafe will be open on Friday and Saturday, 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 this weekend! 

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.


Early Childhood Night of Information - January 22, 2020
Jan. Tours Flyer Bulletin 2020

Please click here to download the flyer.

SPC Home & School Association

buena beef

Download the Buena Beef flyer here.

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: http://response.bulls.com/spc . Enter the following promo code to access discounts: STPAUL

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Martin Luther King Day Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2020 
Chess Workshop Details

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

Tiny Tigers Winter Session!
Please click here for the Tiny Tigers Winter Session Dates and Flyer


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 January 19, 2020 

Candlelight Rosary

Candlelight Rosary

Thursday, January 30th 7:30 p.m. Upper Church

Please join us as we gather to pray the Rosary in a beautiful, 30-minute service accompanied by music and candlelight at St. Paul of the Cross Parish on Thursday, January 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Church. Whether you haven’t said the Rosary in years and would like to be reintroduced to this peaceful form of prayer, or you pray the Rosary regularly, please come and be inspired!​

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From The Community

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest - Saturday, January 18, 2020
Please click here for the flyer.

St. Viator High School Future Lion Newsletter

Edison Park Youth Indoor Soccer Flyer