Dear Parents,

This Saturday, our 8th grade Confirmandi will receive the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep them in your prayers as we celebrate Confirmation at 9:30 am with The Most Reverend Bishop Mark Bartosic. Having completed a number of Confirmation interviews myself, I know our 8th graders are ready for this special day!  

LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY
Our students will begin our Lenten Journey on Tuesday morning when we gather for a short Palm Burning prayer Service. Please have your children bring their palms to their classrooms by Monday so that their palms may be included in the Palm Burning Prayer Service. 

On Tuesday afternoon, we will gather as a school in the afternoon to learn about our Lenten Mission. Students will be coming home on Wednesday afternoon with their almsgiving envelopes. 

We will gather for Ash Wednesday Mass at 1:30 on 2/26.

NEW: FACTS Tuition Management System

Beginning in July 2020, we are switching to FACTS Tuition Management for our tuition collection. We will detail the migration next week in the Thursday mailing. We are also working with FACTS at creating an online system for our May mailing, which will allow you to complete all the required forms online. In addition to online forms, you will be able to upload the necessary medical documentation. It is our hope that the new system will be more family and environmentally friendly.

5Essentials Survey: Please Complete
Beginning February 18, teachers, parents, and students across the Archdiocese of Chicago will have an opportunity to participate in the Climate, Culture, and Catholic Identity Survey utilizing the 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of St. Paul of the Cross School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders
· Collaborative Teachers
· Involved Families
· Supportive Environments
· Ambitious Instruction

Prior research has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were ten times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

All teachers and 4th through 8th-grade students will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and the Archdiocese in May 2020. Additionally, the Archdiocese has chosen to provide the 5Essential parent survey. If at least 20 percent of St. Paul of the Cross parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated.


Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

The 5Essentials Survey will be conducted February 18 – March 20, 2020. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/archchicago/survey/parent/.

Thank you in advance for completing the survey.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


Celebrating the Spirit - Deadline Tomorrow Sign Up for Teacher Celebrations, Out of Uniform Passes, Mother Son Dinner, and MORE!

Don't forget, one last chance to sign up online for all of the fabulous Teacher Celebrations, Out of Uniform Passes, Mother Son Dinner, and a few select Party Boards! 

Thanks to all who have been going online to sign up for our wonderful CTS offerings, including the Teacher Celebrations, Mother Son Dinner, Father Daughter Dance, Out of Uniform Passes, and Parent Celebration Parties (Party Boards)! This is truly a community endeavor!

If you or your friends have plans to sign up for one or more of our CTS Party Boards (there are a few open spots and these parties are NOT to be missed!) and have not yet done so, please don't delay. ALL CTS Party Boards will be closed after tomorrow, February 21. Please click here to go to the the CTS website where you can sign up online.

To sign up for Teacher Celebrations (these are super fun parties for your child and his/her classmates hosted by their teachers!!!), Mother Son Dinner, Father Daughter Dance, and Out of Uniform Passes, please click on this link. The teachers have very creative and fun parties planned for your children!

The CTS website will close after tomorrow, February 21st. After that, the Teacher Celebrations & Father Daughter Dance prices increase to $25 each ($50 per father/daughter couple). The Mother Son Dinner will be $100 per mother/son couple. For Teacher Celebrations you will be able to send in cash/check to the teachers. There will be a form available for the Mother Son Dinner and the Father Daughter Dance that can be sent in with cash/check to the school office. If you are planning on purchasing any of these, we recommend you do this online before it closes.

For questions about the Teacher Celebration Parties, please contact your child's teacher directly.
Thank you for all of your support for SPC!


Laissez les bons temps rouler...Let the Good Times Roll with Dilly Bars!

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Celebrate Mardi Gras and Support the Class of 2020...Dilly Bars will be sold for $2/each, during lunch, on Tuesday, February 25th!


SPC Home & School Association

BOX TOPS DUE Friday, February 27th!

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Send in those Box Tops clips to the EGC or UGC offices ASAP! Our deadline is next Friday, February 27th in order for SPC to get credit for all of your box tops! 


The Six Flags® Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club

A few weeks ago all kindergarten through sixth grade students received the Six Flags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club information. The Six Flags® Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club is due by Wednesday. April 8th.  Teachers will not be accepting reading logs after that date. Every student in kindergarten through sixth grade who completes six hours of recreational reading and enters the information online by Friday, Wednesday, April 8th is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at Six Flags Great America. Tickets will arrive in May, and will be distributed to those students that participated.

This year all reading logs need to be completed online. You can register your child/ren by going to http://www.sixflags.com/books . Please see all homeroom teacher’s codes below. 

Homeroom Teacher Codes:

Mrs. Kusinski- XW4QZ

Mrs. Murphy- PADTH

Mrs. Rinaldi- A9TU3

Mrs. Hader-HFETT

Ms. Kraft-MDWRX

Mrs. Chaparro- D9EAH

Mrs. McCallister-S5E6V

Ms. Chambers- PZZHU

Mrs. Johnson- A5CY6

Mrs. Galvin- EKCVJ

Mrs. Golden-YWR2H

Ms. Lewandowski-4RMSZ

Mrs. Valdez- JPDBZ

Ms. FaQuin- ZQNPZ

Mrs. Zimmerman-Q9K7V

Mr. Okimoto-EKVBE

Mrs. Pecoraro-CGW7S

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


SPC Yearbooks - Ordering Deadline is Friday, April 3rd

The deadline to order a St. Paul of the Cross yearbook is Friday, April 3rd. If you are not sure if you already ordered a yearbook, please contact Mrs. McCallister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before ordering. 

Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

  • Custom Yearbooks:  Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos. (This is optional; don’t feel obligated to complete this)
  • Green Yearbooks:  TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and it prints on recycled paper. In the past four years TreeRing planted almost 1,800 trees on behalf of St. Paul of the Cross.
  • Beautiful Yearbooks:  All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.

YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR St. Paul of the Cross YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE https://treering.com/

Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

o   Your personalized yearbook only costs $26.00 for a soft cover. You may order a hardcover yearbook for an additional charge.

o   You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 3rd.  

o   Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Regards,

Mrs. Melissa McCallister
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P.S. If you need help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TreeRing has a wonderful customer service. I have found that calling them at 877-755-8733 works well too. 


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Spring Session begins Wednesday, March 18th!
Please click here to download the flyer.

Sticky Fingers Cooking
Sticky Fingers Spring Session begins Thursday, March 19th! 
Please click here to download the flyer.


 

chess ed

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. 



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 23, 2020 


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!

Summer Camps

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Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp Flyer! 

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!

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


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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!


 

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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!

 

Dear SPC Families,
I am very excited about Celebrating the Spirit this weekend! I know many of our parents have worked tirelessly to ensure that fun will be had by all and that we raise money for SPC. I hope you had a chance to get a preview of the Student Art this week. Each project is a collaborative work made by each grade and they are incredible! I look forward to celebrating our wonderful school with you on Saturday evening!  

2020-2021 Registration Fees
I understand there was some confusion regarding re-registration fees. Families were only billed if they indicated that they were returning for the 2020-2021 school year.

2020-2021 Registration fees have been applied to your March Smart Tuition billing. Families that pay tuition annually or semi-annually have been contacted separately for payment. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kathy Manny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


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It's not too late to buy your Grand Raffle tickets and Donate toward the teachers' tickets! Please click here!

Online Bidding!
Time to start bidding on the Silent Auction tomorrow through our Online Bidding! Those who are attending CTS will be receiving a text and email with their own dedicated link to start bidding. For those not attending, we will be sending out an email containing the general Online Bidding link.


On behalf of the entire CTS Committee, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday night!!

Bob & Jeannie McNamara
George & Megan Panothiocas
CTS Co-Chairs
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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. Discounted Registrations Closing Soon.

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. 


 

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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 9, 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

St. Viator Future Lion Newsletter
Edison Park Youth Soccer 

Regina Dominican High School Panther Book Club!
Park Ridge Baseball Softball Registration Now Open
  

 

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. 

Peace, 
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal 


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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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From The Community

Regina Dominican High School Panther Book Club!
Park Ridge Baseball Softball Registration Now Open
  

 

Dear SPC Families,

Congratulations to our Future City Team! They came in 2nd place out of 22 teams at Regionals held at UIC on Saturday, January 18th. A big thank you to the Future City Team sponsors, science teacher, Mrs. Christine Stypka, and IT coordinator, Mrs. Laurie Moran and mentor, Dr. Rick Rosin, Ph.D, Chemical Engineer. Please read all about their project below. 

We are excited for Catholic Schools Week 2020, which begins on Sunday! A special thank you to Student Council and National Junior Honor Society for helping to plan a week that celebrates SPC! Our theme this year is Celebrating our Faith, Knowledge, and Service through Kindness

Sunday, January 26, 2020 – Mass & Open House
Theme: Celebrate Our Church
We will gather for Mass at 9:00 in the Upper Church. All students who attend Mass in their SPC uniform will be given an out of uniform pass. Students should see their homeroom teacher before Mass or at the Open House for their pass. 

Join us for Open House 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate Kindness Through Service
The homeroom teacher will receive a note to send home with their students asking for various items that S.C. & N.J.H.S. will use to build “care kits” for the homeless. These items will include a hat, gloves, travel sized toothbrush, toothpaste, chap stick, lotion, socks, comb/brush, Kleenex, shampoo/conditioner, soap, etc. Kits will be put into baggies and attached to a hat/glove set. Once sets are put together, they will be delivered to the Catholic Charities Donation Center at 1717 Rand Road, Des Plaines. Collections will be made up through and including Friday of Catholic Schools Week.

Grade:                  Item:                                       Grade:             Item:

Preschool

Travel size toothbrush

4th Grade

Tube of Chapstick

Pre-K

Travel size toothpaste

5th Grade

One knit winter hat

Kindergarten

One pair knit gloves

6th Grade

Travel size Kleenex

1st Grade

Travel size body soap

7th Grade

One pair of white or black warm socks

2nd Grade

Small hair comb

8th Grade

Travel size shampoo & conditioner

3rd Grade

Travel size body lotion

   

Celebrating Kindness Homework Project: ALL HOMEWORK IS CANCELLED FOR NEXT WEEK! 

Next week students will be assigned a different type of homework. Each night we are replacing the traditional type of homework with random acts of kindness! That corresponds with the daily theme, SPC students will be spreading random acts of kindness all over our neighborhoods! Please see below and your weekly newsletters for more details on each night’s “assignments.”  Each night students will be given a heart to write what the random act of kindness they completed that night. Please also email Dr. Mickelburgh photos and brief descriptions so that we can put some on social media.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK BY DAY

Monday, January 27, 2020 – Celebrate Our Community: Pay It Forward
Theme: Do a kind act for someone you may not know or without them knowing.

We have an All School Mass at 2:00, so students must come to school in full uniform today.

Homework: Students will complete the first heart by writing/drawing in the act of kindness that they did without someone knowing. Examples may be: clean the snow off someone’s car; pick up litter/paper; recycle; put away books; hold the door, etc.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – Celebrate Our Faculty, Staff, & Parish Members with Kindness

Theme: Say something nice, show someone they are appreciated.

Today is a Mass Schedule day but no Mass. Instead the 4th-8th grade Geography Bee will be held in the Gym from 8:15-9:15. Grades 3-8 will attend. Others are welcome to come and cheer the students on.

Homework: Students will fill out the second heart showing a way they were kind to their teacher, staff member, or parish staff member.  Ideas: cleaning out their desk; putting away supplies; telling Father that they loved Mass; saying thank you to a staff member.

Celebration: Breakfast with your Teacher today! Thank you to Home and School for organizing breakfast! 

What can students wear? Dress like your favorite teacher

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – Celebrate Our Families:

Theme: Be kind to your Family.

Homework: Students will fill out the third heart showing a way that they were kind to a member of their family.  Ideas: help with chores; give a hug; tell a family member you love them; do the dishes after dinner; set the table; make dinner/breakfast.

What can students wear? Pajama Day today!

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Celebrate You and Your Friends:

Theme: Take care of you, take care of a friend, it will bring you both good luck!

Today is a 2:00 schedule day. Students will return to their homerooms at 2:00 for an afternoon of teacher lead fun. This could be Jeopardy, games, etc. for your class. At 2:35, everyone will go to the Gym to see Dr. M. get slimed/pied in the face! (Ms Lewandowski’s class won this during Tiger Fun Run!)

Homework:  Students will fill out the fourth heart showing something kind they did for themselves or a friend. Ideas: make a card for someone; tell a friend why you appreciate them; give your friend a hug; take a long bath; read a good book; eat your favorite food; meditate.

What can students wear? Students Out of Uniform-Favorite Sports Team Day.                  

Friday, January 31, 2020 – Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness

Theme: Throw compliments out like Confetti

Students will sprinkle compliments throughout the day they give at least three (3) compliments to a friend, teacher, staff member, or someone you don’t know. 

Today is a special schedule so that we can honor our long-standing tradition of the SPC Staff v. 8th Grade Volleyball Game, as well as meet with our Prayer Buddies. Ms. Iacopelli has made a special schedule for today. Please check the Calendar.

Celebration: Pizza Lunch (All students will receive a special pizza lunch sponsored by Home and School Association. 

  • Prayer Buddies Today
  • Faculty/8th Grade Volleyball Game

What can students wear? SPC Spirit Wear!

We are looking forward to a wonderful and faith filled Catholic Schools Week!

One quick and important reminder from the CTS Committee, if you plan to attend Celebrating the Spirit at the Oscars on Saturday, February 8, and have not yet purchased your tickets, tomorrow is the last day to purchase your tickets before the ticket price increases. See below for more updates. 

Peace, 

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


CTS Oscar Banner with date

Reminder: Ticket Price Increases After Tomorrow, January 24th!
We are thrilled to see all of the RSVPs coming in! If you plan on attending but have not yet purchased your tickets, remember that the price increases after tomorrow. Please click on the CTS Ticket Page where you can RSVP, donate toward the teachers' tickets, and purchase raffle tickets. 

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.

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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SPC Future City Team Results
Please read the results by clicking here.
Future City Team 2020


SPC Home & School Association

Buona Beef For Dinner Tonight?

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!


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 January 26, 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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