February 13, 2020

Dear SPC Families,

There is such an amazing spirit here at St. Paul of the Cross School! The sense of community, the energy of our teachers, and the incredible support of our parents are what make SPC so special. Last Saturday night, many of us came together for our annual gala, Celebrating the Spirit. It was a night to be remembered!

I can't begin to thank Jeannie & Bob McNamara and Megan & George Panothiocas for their TREMENDOUS energy in planning. Thank you to their entire committee and Mary Ploen for all their efforts in planning an amazing evening which raised a good deal of money for our STEAM program and construction of the UGC Lower Level!

Please take a moment to read the letter from our co-chairs directly beneath my letter. We have so much to celebrate!

Have a wonderful long weekend and stay warm!

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh

CTS Oscar Banner with date

Wow! What a night! CTS at the Oscars was a huge success! Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make it such a fun event. Everyone looked so good on the red carpet!   

SPC is truly an amazing community, and once again, we celebrated our school’s spirit with tremendous generosity and support. With the focus on our STEAM program and construction of the UGC Lower Level (new Science/STEM Lab and Library), CTS at the Oscars has raised over $130,000!!! All of which will go directly back to supporting your children's education. We cannot thank you enough for your support and generosity and your commitment to Catholic education and St. Paul of the Cross School.  

Of course, that doesn’t mean we are finished. We still have our Teacher Celebrations, Mother Son Dinner, Father Daughter Dance, Out of Uniform passes for 2020-21, and a few Party Boards that are online now through next Friday, February 21st. 

Please click on the CTS website to sign up! 

Please don't delay if you are considering any of the fabulous parent AND family parties, or the Teacher Celebrations as they all close at the end of next week. 

On behalf of the Celebrating the Spirit Committee, thank you again for your generosity and support for St. Paul of the Cross School!

Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
CTS Co-Chairs
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Sticky Fingers Cooking
Sticky Fingers Spring Session begins Thursday, March 19th! 
Please click here to download the flyer.


chess ed

Presidents Day Chess Ed Kumbaya Workshop Information Here. Last chance to register!

Chess Ed Spring Session! Last Chance for Discounted Registration 
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. 

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Bricks for kid image

Summer Camp 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 February 16, 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:

From The Community

Loyola Academy Dance Team clinics on March 3rd and April 2nd for 6th through 8th grade students. 
Please click here for the flyer and information.

St. Viator Future Lion Newsletter
Edison Park Youth Soccer 

Regina Dominican High School Panther Book Club!