January 30, 2020

Dear SPC Families,

What an exciting Catholic Schools Week!! We have had so much fun with all of the activities. Thank you to Home and School and Student Council for helping plan many of the enjoyable activities. It is always such a special week when we can celebrate our wonderful school community.

Are you ready for Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars next Saturday, February 8th? You won't want to miss out! Enjoy the great CTS promo video below.

Reminder: No School on Monday, February 3rd
Monday, we will finally receive the prize for raising our Fun Run goal! Enjoy a day off!

Tentative School Calendar for 2020-2021 School Year:
Our school calendar will remain tentative until approved by the Office of Catholic Schools. I do not anticipate any significant changes to the calendar, especially to the start and end of school and any major holiday breaks. Please click here for the tentative calendar.

Congratulations to 20 of our seventh graders on qualifying for the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regional Science Fair in March! Please read about it in Mrs. Stypka's letter below. 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

CTS Oscar Banner with date

It's Not too Late!
You won't want to miss out on Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars. It promises to be an outstanding night from the moment you walk onto the Red Carpet for the Pre-Party! Click on the CTS Ticket Page and RSVP now! You can also donate toward the teachers' tickets, and purchase raffle tickets. 

CTS Student Art Preview

You are invited to a sneak preview of the class art projects before their formal release at Celebrate the Spirit! Get a behind-the-scenes preview and dream about where these handmade masterpieces will look in your own home. Each project is a collaborative work made by each grade. Your child may have added his or her fingerprint or painted a particular piece of the project. They are truly masterpieces made with their hands and from their hearts! You can't put a price on that!

The sneak preview is available Wednesday, February 5 & Thursday, February 6 in the A&B rooms from 7:45am - 3:30pm. Stop in for a cup of coffee after drop-off and peruse these one-of-a-kind originals!

Melissa Poindexter and Natalie Whalen
Student Art Co-chairs

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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Science Focus Results - 20 qualify to exhibit at Regional Science Fair
SPC Seventh Grade Science Focus Qualifiers

SPC Home & School Association

Fannie May HSA

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!

chess ed

Presidents Day Chess Ed Kumbaya Workshop Information Here.

Chess Ed Spring Session!
Registration for the Spring Session of the after school chess program is underway! The 10-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and runs from 2/25/20 to 5/5/20. 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. 

Please click here for the Chess Ed spring flyer.

Please click here to go directly to registration. 

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 February 2, 2020 

Servants of St. Francis - Suburban Outreach, Help Feed Those in Need at Timothy's Ministry:

Sunday, February 23, 2020    11:30am - 2pm
Looking for Service Hours or just looking to Serve, please join others from St. Paul of the Cross to feed those in need at Timothy's Ministry in Palatine (NEW LOCATION!) by volunteering to bring food and serve at the luncheon. 
Unable to attend but still want to help? We are also accepting food donations that can be dropped off in advance of the luncheon. 
Please click the link for more details and to register:

Candlelight Rosary

Candlelight Rosary Tonight

Tonight, 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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