Dear SPC Families,

 

Thank you for a fantastic FUN Run last week! While the money continues to come in, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised more than $160,000! Thank you to everyone who came to cheer on the runners and our security team, who was on hand to ensure the event was safe! Again, there are not enough thank yous to Mrs. Tarasievich for all her coordination and energy!

 

Spirit Wear Day Tomorrow

Students may come dressed in spirit wear tomorrow. Students may wear any appropriate shorts or pants. 

 

First Responder Mass RSVP November 7th

We invite all our St Paul of the Cross parents (of students in grades K-8) who are doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and other emergency professionals to attend this special Mass on November 7th at 10:00am. We ask that you come in uniform and arrive around 9:40. You will line up in the gym and process in with your children. We hope you can join us in thanksgiving for their service and prayer for their safety. Students in grades K-8 will attend the Mass with their first responder parents. IF YOU ARE A FIRST RESPONDER WHO PLANS ON ATTENDING, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

Data Sheets

Tomorrow, we will send home data sheets. Please verify that your family information is correct and return it on Monday. If your child returns the sheet on Monday, October 2nd, they can wear spirit wear!  

 

Summit Condos

Please do NOT park in the Summit Condos across from the school (on Ridge and Summit). Please do not use the driveway as a thoroughfare to school. That is private property, and we need to be good neighbors!

 

Save the Dates

Friday, October 6th -No School Professional Development Day

October 19th- Noon Dismissal NO EDP Parent Teacher Conferences (in person)

October 20th- No School Zoom Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 27th SPC Annual Fun Fair

Friday, October 27th, 7th and 8th Grade Halloween Dance!

Friday, November 3- Endowment Trivia Night!

May 8, 2024, 6 & 7th graders go to Springfield (this is an all-day field trip; leave at 6:30 am and return at 9:00 pm)

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh 

More SPC Updates and Happenings

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What a fantastic Fun Run and turnout!  We are so grateful to all of our sponsors and donors for supporting SPC! Checks and the matching corporate gift donations are still coming in, but thanks to all of you, our proceeds are more than $160,000! 

Hot Lunch
October Hot Lunch registration closes tomorrow, Sept 29th, at 11:59pm.  

SPC 2023-24 Yearbook Pre-order and Save!

With all the back-to-school chaos still whirling around, you may have yet to hear...It's an early bird sale on St. Paul of the Cross, IL yearbooks!
Take 10% OFF the best moments of the school year!
We'll even package them up in a beautifully bound yearbook and deliver it.
Go ahead. Check it off your to-do list.
Click here to download the information and order form.

SPC ATHLETICS

St. Paul of the Cross School Athletics is offering a spirit wear store. 
Please click the link below to view all available options. The store will close tomorrow, Sept 29th, at 11:59 pm, but reopen again throughout the school year. 
SPC Athletics Spirit Wear Store

Basketball open gyms are taking place. If your athlete is playing basketball and you have not heard from a coach in your grade level, please let Kelly Spanos know ASAP.  Rosters will be coming out soon.

Football form-If you have an athlete in grades 4th-7th only who would like to play football next fall 24' please complete this form.  We need to finalize numbers and determine if we can field a team. The form will close October 1st. 
Football Form


 

Counselors Corner

Tips for Talking to Teenagers about Mental Health


Trivia Night 23 website


 

SPC Home & School Association

Thank you to all who attended last week's Home and School Association meeting. Our next meeting will be held on November 9th at 8 AM in Duffin Hall.

Here is a description of all of our committees which also includes open chair positions. The Fun Fair will be our next large event. More information about the celebration will be forthcoming in the next few days. If you are interested in volunteering for any positions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is also a link to our financial information we shared at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Fun Fair.


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


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Women's Group Upcoming Pillar Meetings

The Apostolate of Women (AOW), the women's group of St. Paul of the Cross church, has three Pillars (Service, Spiritual and Social). Each pillar has an upcoming meeting to generate ideas, discuss opportunities to get involved and enjoy each other's fellowship. All women of the parish are welcome to attend one or all of these meetings:
  • Social Pillar: Tonight, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at 425 South Clifton Avenue in Park Ridge (Pillar lead: Chrissy Romano)
  • Service Pillar:  Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom https://edc-llc.zoom.us/j/84650565840?pwd=cllNZ04wakZxVytyeUYvcUxJS3N1UT09&from=addon#success (Pillar lead: Jennifer Brooks)
There is no need to RSVP to these meetings. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to connecting with you!

FROM THE COMMUNITY

From our Catholic High Schools 
Ressurection HS Open House
Click Here to Download the Resurrection High School Open HouseFlyer


 
Regina Dominican Shadow Days 2023
Regina Girls Night In 6th-8th Girls September 29, 2023

Regina Volleyball Clinic 6th-8th Girls
 October 14, 2023


Shadow a Shamrock 6


Dear SPC Families,

 

Our 2023 Tiger Fun Run is TOMORROW, September 22nd. THANK YOU to all the families that have pledged so generously! It does appear that I should start practicing my “TikTok” dance, as we are very close to the $150,000 mark! Keep those pledges coming. We will be accepting online pledges through midnight of Fun Run Day at Family Login Page | Pledgestar

 

I want to extend a very special thank you to Mrs. Renee Taraseievich, our amazing Fun Run Chair, for the past three years! While this is her last year as chair, she has truly left her mark on this event and SPC. Her efforts have helped raise over $450,000 for the SPC Fun Run these past few years and made multiple school improvements possible. She is also the mastermind behind the fabulous Dr. M challenges–kissing the pig, the chicken costume, and now the TikTok video! If you see her tomorrow, please take a moment to thank her. 

Some helpful reminders for the big day:

  • The big lot will be closed at 7:30 am. Please be patient and use caution as we utilize Washington Avenue for the UGC “kiss-and-go.”
  • Please do not park in the FM Global Lot at any time during the school day. 
  • Please do not bring dogs to the Fun Run.
  • Be sure to send your student in his/her Fun Run t-shirt, comfortable bottoms, gym shoes, and a full water bottle!
  • Come cheer the students on! Make a sign, wear your grass skirt, or just come as you are and cheer on the students as they run laps (schedule below).

Fun Run Schedule – Friday, September 22:

  • Multi-Age Early Childhood: 8:30–8:55 am
  • Kindergarten: 9:10-9:35 am
  • 1st Grade: 9:40-10:05 am
  •  2nd Grade: 10:10-10:35 am
  •  3rd Grade: 10:40-11:05 am
  •  4th Grade: 11:10–11:35 am
  • LUNCH: 11:40 am -12:20 pm
  • 5th Grade: 12:20–12:45 pm
  • 6th Grade: 12:50–1:15 pm
  • 7th Grade: 1:20–1:45 pm
  • 8th Grade: 1:50–2:15 pm

Save the Dates

Friday, October 6th -No School Professional Development Day

October 19th- Noon Dismissal NO EDP Parent Teacher Conferences (in person)

October 20th- No School Zoom Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 27th SPC Annual Fun Fair

Friday, October 27th, 7th and 8th Grade Halloween Dance!

Friday, November 3- Endowment Trivia Night!

May 8, 2024, 6 & 7th graders go to Springfield (this is an all-day field trip; leave at 6:30 am and return at 9:00 pm)

 

Family Masses are Back! Save the Dates

Once a month, in collaboration with Religious Education, we will host grade-level family Masses at 10:30 am in the Holy Family Chapel! Our students will assist with reading. I hope you join us in prayer and community!

  • September 10th – 5th grade
  • October 8th – 7th grade
  • November 12th – 4th grade
  • December 10th – 6th grade
  • January 14th – 8th grade
  • February 11th – 2nd grade
  • March 10th – Kindergarten
  • April 14th – 3rd grade
  • May 12th – 1st grade  

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


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Keep it going strong, SPC students! We are thrilled to see the all of the pledges climbing! Looks like Dr. M is already starting to practice her TikTok dance! We can get there... stretch goal of $150,000!!!
Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors!
TikTok DR.M


More SPC Updates and Happenings

Trivia Night 23 website


St. Paul of the Cross School Athletics is offering a spirit wear store. 
Please click the link below to view all available options. The store will close Sept 29th, but reopen again throughout the school year. 
SPC Athletics Spirit Wear Store


 

SPC 2023-24 Yearbook Pre-order and Save!

With all the back-to-school chaos still whirling around, you may have yet to hear...It's an early bird sale on St. Paul of the Cross, IL yearbooks!
Take 10% OFF the best moments of the school year!
We'll even package them up in a beautifully bound yearbook and deliver it.
Go ahead. Check it off your to-do list.
Click here to download the information and order form.


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


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Women's Group Upcoming Pillar Meetings

The Apostolate of Women (AOW), the women's group of St. Paul of the Cross church, has three Pillars (Service, Spiritual and Social). Each pillar has an upcoming meeting to generate ideas, discuss opportunities to get involved and enjoy each other's fellowship. All women of the parish are welcome to attend one or all of these meetings:
  • Spiritual Pillar: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom https://us05web.zoom.us/j/81700775814?pwd=TG4FsTD168HakvNWfB8xQCew65uoQY.1 (Pillar lead: Michelle Arnold)
  • Social Pillar: Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at 425 South Clifton Avenue in Park Ridge (Pillar lead: Chrissy Romano)
  • Service Pillar:  Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom https://edc-llc.zoom.us/j/84650565840?pwd=cllNZ04wakZxVytyeUYvcUxJS3N1UT09&from=addon#success (Pillar lead: Jennifer Brooks)
There is no need to RSVP to these meetings. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to connecting with you!

RCIA 
Are you, or do you know someone who is not Catholic and is interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Or are you an adult Catholic who has not yet completed receiving the Sacraments? We invite you to consider joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program to help you prepare to receive the Sacraments and learn more about Catholicism in an open and welcoming environment.

The RCIA sessions also provide opportunities for you to ask the questions you may have about the Catholic Church. You will be able to learn what the Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God.

For more information, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also call the St. Paul of the Cross parish office at (847) 825-7605 and ask about the RCIA program.

 


 

mens club
Annual Men's Club Golf Outing Friday, September 22, 2023!
Please click here for the details and sign-up information.

FROM THE COMMUNITY

From our Catholic High Schools 
Regina Dominican Shadow Days 2023
Regina Girls Night In 6th-8th Girls September 29, 2023

Regina Volleyball Clinic 6th-8th Girls
 October 14, 2023


Shadow a Shamrock 6

Other Community Events

 

Edison Park 2023/2024 Youth Basketball 
Please click here for the all of the details and registration information. 

Dear SPC Families,

 

The Tiger Fun Run has arrived, and we are well on our way to meeting the goal. Thank you to everyone who has registered and collected pledges! The students are already earning the crazy socks and silly hat prizes and have their eyes on winning the bigger grade-level incentives! Thank you in advance for your participation and support!

Go to https://pledgestar.com/stpaulofthecross/ and click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event.”
Thank you for supporting 
St. Paul of the Cross School’s Tiger Fun Run 2023!

  

Fun Run Schedule – Friday, September 22:

  • Multi-Age Early Childhood: 8:30–8:55 am
  • Kindergarten: 9:10-9:35 am
  • 1st Grade: 9:40-10:05 am
  •  2nd Grade: 10:10-10:35 am
  •  3rd Grade: 10:40-11:05 am
  •  4th Grade: 11:10–11:35 am
  • LUNCH: 11:40 am -12:20 pm
  • 5th Grade: 12:20–12:45 pm
  • 6th Grade: 12:50–1:15 pm
  • 7th Grade: 1:20–1:45 pm
  • 8th Grade: 1:50–2:15 pm

 

Jewelry in Gym Class

  • There should be no form of jewelry worn in gym class. Students are getting scratched, losing their earrings, losing their backs to earrings, breaking necklaces, and so on.
  • Students who have recent ear piercings may need to put small bandaids over the earrings if they can’t be removed. Teachers will not be removing earrings. We understand that new piercings cannot be removed.
  • This is a safety issue. Please do not wear jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, etc.) on PE days. 
  • Children are not allowed to wear jewelry during interscholastic competitions for safety reasons. 
  • If students come to class wearing jewelry, they will be told to remove it and put it in their backpacks. There can be no exceptions. 
  • Thank you for understanding the safety factor in this.

 

Save the Dates

Friday, October 6th -No School Professional Development Day

October 19th- Noon Dismissal NO EDP Parent Teacher Conferences (in person)

October 20th- No School Zoom Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 27th SPC Annual Fun Fair

Friday, October 27th, 7th and 8th Grade Halloween Dance!

Friday, November 3- Endowment Trivia Night!

May 8, 2024, 6 & 7th graders go to Springfield (this is an all-day field trip; leave at 6:30 am and return at 9:00 pm)

 

Family Masses are Back! Save the Dates

Once a month, in collaboration with Religious Education, we will host grade-level family Masses at 10:30 am in the Holy Family Chapel! Our students will assist with reading. I hope you join us in prayer and community!

  • September 10th – 5th grade
  • October 8th – 7th grade
  • November 12th – 4th grade
  • December 10th – 6th grade
  • January 14th – 8th grade
  • February 11th – 2nd grade
  • March 10th – Kindergarten
  • April 14th – 3rd grade
  • May 12th – 1st grade  

Fall Clubs 2023 Registration Information

Please click the attachment below to view the club options and the registration link. Registration opens on Friday, September 8th at 9:00 am and closes on September 15th at midnight.

Fall Club Descriptions 2023.pdf 

 

Save the Date: Mandatory Parent/Child Digital Citizenship Workshop! 

WHO: 5th and 6th Grade Students and Parents

WHEN:NOVEMBER 16th, 6:30–7:30 pm.

WHERE: TBA

Liz Repking will return to SPC this fall to hold digital citizenship courses for 5th and 6th grades. This year, instead of having a parent-only workshop, we are holding a joint parent-student meeting to enhance the conversation about cyber safety and digital citizenship. 

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


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Keep it going strong, SPC students! We are thrilled to see the all of the pledges climbing! 
Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors!

From the SPC Home & School Association 
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HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION MEETING- NEXT TUESDAY 
 
Next Tuesday evening, 9/19 at 8 PM, will be this year's first Home and School Association meeting. We hope that you will join us for a wine hour in Duffin Hall to talk through all the exciting events for this school year. If you will be attending, please click here to RSVP and submit any questions you might have ahead of time. The meeting will be one hour and located in Duffin Hall (adjacent to the main parking lot). To join virtually, there is no need to RSVP, you can simply join at this link.  

Future meetings below:  

2023
Thursday,--November 9-- 8 AM - Duffin Hall 

2024
Tuesday, January 23--8PM--Duffin Hall 
Friday--March 15--8 AM -- Duffin Hall 
Tuesday, April 23--8PM--Duffin Hall 

We hope to see you there! 

 

More SPC Updates and Happenings

Trivia Night 23 Save Date


SPC 2023-24 Yearbook Pre-order and Save!
With all the back-to-school chaos still whirling around, you may have yet to hear...It's an early bird sale on St. Paul of the Cross, IL yearbooks!
Take 10% OFF the best moments of the school year!
We'll even package them up in a beautifully bound yearbook and deliver it.
Go ahead. Check it off your to-do list.
Click here to download the information and order form.


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


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AOW Fall Social & Update - Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Harp & Fiddle   

The parish women's group, the AOW, is kicking off its September Membership Drive and we hope you can attend the AOW Fall Social and Update, where you'll hear important updates from our Spiritual, Service and Social pillar leaders and guilds. Learn how you can get more involved or simply gather with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying refreshments and light appetizers.
 
We have reserved the beautifully remodeled enclosed patio for our meeting.
 
DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 19
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Harp & Fiddle restaurant, 110 Main Street, Park Ridge
 
AOW Membership
The St. Paul of the Cross women’s group invites you to renew or initiate your membership for the 2023-2024 year. Please click here for the membership form.
RCIA 
Are you, or do you know someone who is not Catholic and is interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Or are you an adult Catholic who has not yet completed receiving the Sacraments? We invite you to consider joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program to help you prepare to receive the Sacraments and learn more about Catholicism in an open and welcoming environment.

The RCIA sessions also provide opportunities for you to ask the questions you may have about the Catholic Church. You will be able to learn what the Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God.

For more information, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also call the St. Paul of the Cross parish office at (847) 825-7605 and ask about the RCIA program.

 


 

mens club
Annual Men's Club Golf Outing Friday, September 22, 2023!
Please click here for the details and sign-up information.

FROM THE COMMUNITY

From our Catholic High Schools 
Shadow a Shamrock 6

Other Community Events

The PEACE Program for HSPT Catholic School Entrance Exam Test Preparation Beginning September 23rd
Please click here for the details and registration information.


Edison Park 2023/2024 Youth Basketball 
Please click here for the all of the details and registration information. 

 

 

 

Dear SPC Families, 

I hope to see you all at our annual Parent Mixer tomorrow for a great evening of school spirit, beverages, and music! Thank you to Mrs Waldeck and the Welcome Committee for hosting the evening. We are excited to welcome back the Chancey Brothers for some live entertainment!

Congratulations to the Student Council on a successful Dilly Bar Sale! We have just sent an $800 donation to Catholic Charities Maui to help in the relief efforts!  

Please Do Not Park in FM Global
This week, I received a visit from the manager of the FM Global building, who oversees the parking lot across the street on Washington. The safety of our students is a great concern. Since Illinois Bone and Joint has moved into the building, there has been considerably more traffic and parking. Our students have been seen, at pick-up, running between cars. Parking is not allowed in that lot. If you park there, you risk getting towed. Please follow the rules and be good neighbors. 

Safe Zone After School
Please be mindful of the safety within the Safe Zone after school. I know the weather is beautiful, but we need to ensure everyone is safe; please ensure your child is supervised if they are playing after school. Large games of football and soccer should not be played. 

Family Masses are Back! Save the Dates
Once a month, in collaboration with Religious Education, we will host grade-level family Masses at 10:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Chapel! Our students will assist with reading. I hope you join us in prayer and community!

  • September 10th –  5th grade
  • October 8th – 7th grade
  • November 12th –  4th grade
  • December 10th –  6th grade
  • January 14th – 8th grade
  • February 11th – 2nd grade
  • March 10th – Kindergarten
  • April 14th – 3rd grade
  • May 12th – 1st grade  

Fall Clubs 2023 Registration Information
Please click on the attachment below to view the club options and the registration link. Registration opens on Friday, September 8th at 9:00 a.m. and closes on September 15th at midnight.

Fall Club Descriptions 2023.pdf 

Fun Run September 22, 2023!
Our 2023 Tiger Fun Run is on Friday, September 22nd, and this year's theme is "Fun Run Goes to the Beach!" Surfboards, beach balls, and palm trees will help transform our Big Lot on the Big Day! (Schedule below.) We ask parents to register their student(s) before the official Fun Run Kickoff on Wednesday, September 13th.

Go to https://pledgestar.com/stpaulofthecross/ and click "Not Registered For This Year's Event".

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for one of our sponsorships! As I mentioned in my newsletter last week, this fundraiser is allocated for general operating funds in our budget and helps to fund valuable programs, activities, and school improvements.

We hope you can join us on September 22nd to cheer on your student. Please see below for the schedule and website sponsorship information.

Catholic High School Fair

All 7th and 8th grades will attend the high school fair on September 20th in the gym from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. If parents of 7th and 8th graders would like to attend, please feel free to join us!

Save the Date: Mandatory Parent/Child Digital Citizenship Workshop! 

WHO: 5th and 6th Grade Students and Parents

WHEN: NOVEMBER 16th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: TBA

Liz Repking will return to SPC this fall to hold digital citizenship courses for 5th and 6th grades. This year, instead of having a parent-only workshop, we are holding a joint parent-student meeting to enhance the conversation about cyber safety and digital citizenship. 

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelbugh


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Our 2023 Tiger Fun Run is on Friday, September 22nd, and this year's theme is "Fun Run Goes to the Beach!" Surfboards, beach balls, and palm trees will help transform our Big Lot on the Big Day! (Schedule below.) We ask parents to register their student(s) before the official Fun Run Kickoff on Wednesday, September 13th.

Go tohttps://pledgestar.com/stpaulofthecross/ and click "Not Registered For This Year's Event".

Thank you for supporting St. Paul of the Cross School's Tiger Fun Run 2023!

There's also still time to become a Fun Run Website Sponsor! See below for information and the link. 

Renee Tarasievich
SPC Tiger Fun Run Chair  

Fun Run Schedule – Friday, September 22:

  • Multi-Age Early Childhood: 8:30-8:55 am
  • Kindergarten: 9:10-9:35 am
  • 1st Grade: 9:40-10:05 am
  •  2nd Grade: 10:10-10:35 am
  •  3rd Grade: 10:40-11:05 am
  •  4th Grade: 11:10-11:35 am
  •  LUNCH: 11:40 am -12:20 pm
  • 5th Grade: 12:20-12:45 pm
  • 6th Grade: 12:50-1:15 pm
  • 7th Grade: 1:20-1:45 pm
  • 8th Grade: 1:50-2:15 pm

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From the SPC Home & School Association 
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LAST CALL FOR OUT-OF-UNIFORM PASSES AND THE FACULTY BIRTHDAY AND LUNCHEON FUND!!!

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased an Out-of-Uniform pass or donated to the Faculty Birthday and Luncheon fund for the year. We have received several requests to re-open the FACTS form.  

If you are interested in still purchasing an Out-of-Uniform pass or donating to the luncheon fund, you have until next Wednesday, September 13th at 5:00 pm. Please use this link.  

Our first out-of-uniform and faculty luncheon is Friday, September 15th. 

We are looking forward to a great year and thank you in advance for your continued support!  


More SPC Updates and Happenings

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at St. Paul of the Cross
Attention Boys in Grades 1-8
Kick-off Meeting is Thursday, September 11, 2023 at 7 pm in Duffin Hall
Please see this flyer for the details.


Fall After School Activities at SPC

 Violinandbowguitar
Smiling Strings Violin Fall Lessons Grades K-6 Beginning September 12th
Smiling Strings Acoustic/Classical Guitar Lessons Grades 3-6 Beginning September 12th


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


RCIA Inquiry on Sunday, September 10th at 10:00 am
Are you, or do you know someone who is not Catholic and is interested in exploring the Catholic faith? Or are you an adult Catholic who has not yet completed receiving the Sacraments? We invite you to consider joining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program to help you prepare to receive the Sacraments and learn more about Catholicism in an open and welcoming environment.

The RCIA sessions also provide opportunities for you to ask the questions you may have about the Catholic Church. You will be able to learn what the Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God.

For more information, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also call the St. Paul of the Cross parish office at (847) 825-7605 and ask about the RCIA program.

There will be an RCIA inquiry session on Sunday, September 10th at 10:00 am in the Kinane Center


 

mens club
Annual Men's Club Golf Outing Friday, September 22, 2023!
Please click here for the details and sign-up information.

FROM THE COMMUNITY

From our Catholic High Schools 
Shadow a Shamrock 6

Other Community Events

The PEACE Program for HSPT Catholic School Entrance Exam Test Preparation Beginning September 23rd
Please click here for the details and registration information.


Edison Park 2023/2024 Youth Basketball 
Please click here for the all of the details and registration information. 

 

 

 

Dear SPC Families,

 

We are excited to welcome you to Back to School Night this evening! The teachers are excited to share their plans for the year! This week, we held our Back to School Mass led by the student council; it was wonderful to be back in church with the children actively participating and singing! The school year is off to a great start.

 

Thank you for adhering to the drop-off procedures! Things are running much smoother in the morning. Please remember that there is no left turn out of the lot onto Washington for the UGC drop-off and pick-up. Please follow the signs!

 

Fun Run 2023
In the next few weeks, we will send home information about the Fun Run, scheduled for September 22nd! Thank you to everyone who has signed up for one of our sponsorships! Our t-shirt sponsorships sold out and the shirts are getting ready for print! This fundraiser is allocated for general operating funds in our budget and helps to fund valuable programs, activities, and school improvements. Stay tuned for more information, and we hope you can join us on September 22nd to cheer on your student. We will send home the specific grade-level schedule soon. Please see below for information on the sponsorships.


Parent Mixer Friday, September 8th

I hope to see you all at the annual Parent Mixer next Friday night. It is a fun evening of music, beverages, and community. At the moment, the weather looks perfect for an evening in the safe zone! Please RSVP to let us know if you will be attending. 

 

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FAIR

All 7th and 8th grades will attend the high school fair on September 20th in the gym from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. If parents of 7th and 8th graders would like to attend, please feel free to join us!

 

SAVE THE DATE: MANDATORY PARENT/CHILD DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP!  

WHO: 5th and 6th Grade Students and Parents

WHEN: NOVEMBER 16th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: TBA

Liz Repking will return to SPC this fall to hold digital citizenship courses for 5th and 6th grades. This year, instead of having a parent-only workshop, we are holding a joint parent-student meeting to enhance the conversation about cyber safety and digital citizenship. 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT TONIGHT!

Thursday, August 31, 2023 

Please read the schedule carefully. It would be advisable to map out your schedule based on your child’s teachers. Please note: 

A reminder that Back to School Night is a child-free event. 

Please note when we will have classroom presentations to allow families with multiple children to attend Back to School Night. 

  • Grades Preschool-3 will have sessions from 6:00-7:20. Please enter through door D5 on Ridge Terrace or door B1 for 3rd grade.
  • Grades 4-8 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. (Please enter through door B1)

 

Administration Presentations:

Looking Forward to a Great School Year – Dr. Mickelburgh

5:30-5:55 GYM

7:10-7:35 GYM 

 

How to Help My (4th-8th) Child With the iPad 

6:00-6:30 GYM

6:35-7:00 GYM 

 

1st- 3rd Grade Schedule (plus early childhood curriculum showcase)

You may choose which session to attend based on your availability. All sessions will be the same.

  • 6:00-6:20 Session 1 Preschool through Grade 3 
  • 6: 25-6:45 Session 2 Preschool through Grade 3
  • 6:50-7:20 Session 3 Preschool through Grade 3

 

4th - 8th Grade Schedule 

7:00–8:30 p.m.

  • The teachers will be holding brief presentations on the curriculum map and classroom expectations. 
  • You do not have to follow your child’s bell schedule, as the schedule does not correlate with the schedule below. Based on your child’s teachers, you will decide where and when you go. Given that our curriculum is consistent from class to class, you only need to visit the teacher and subject. 

 Back to school Grades 4 5

6th – 8th Grade schedule
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • The teachers will be holding brief presentations on the curriculum map and classroom expectations. 
  • You do not have to follow your child’s bell schedule as the schedule does not correlate with the schedule below.

Back to school Grades 6 8

Peace, 
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh


Fun Run 2023 Sponsorhip Opportunities!
Fun Run Flyer 2023 Aug.30th

We are excited for our SPC Tiger Fun Run this year; mark your calendars for Friday, September 22nd! Thank you to our T-Shirt sponsors; the shirts are getting ready for printing! And a very big thanks to everyone who has been signing up for the banner and website sponsorships! Just a reminder that the banner sponsorship deadline is on Tuesday, September 5th. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

$1,000 T-Shirt Sponsorship – Only 12 Available SOLD OUT!

  • Name or Logo on 830 Tiger Fun Run 2023 T-shirts that go to all SPC students and faculty.
  • Name or Logo on both Fun Run Banners September 13th - October 2nd - One in front of the school on Northwest Highway, and one by the main SPC parking lot. 
  • Name or Logo on the Tiger Fun Run webpage – Your logo will link to your business website.

$500 Banner Sponsorship – Deadline September 5th

  • Name or Logo on both Fun Run Banners September 13th - October 2nd - One in front of the school on Northwest Highway, and one by the main SPC parking lot. 
  • Name or Logo on the Tiger Fun Run webpage – Your logo will link to your business website.

$250 Fun Run Website Sponsorship 

  • Name or Logo on the Tiger Fun Run webpage – Your logo will link to your business website.

All students will participate and gather pledges through their own personalized pledge pages.

To sign up and pay for the banner or website sponsorship packages, please click here. 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 

Thank you,

Renee Tarasievich
SPC Tiger Fun Run Chair


Parent Party 2023
Please RSVP by September 6th.


From the SPC Home & School Association 
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LAST CALL!  The Home and School Association FACTS Form for Out-of-Uniform Passes and Teacher Appreciation Luncheons will close tomorrow, Friday, September 1st at 5:00 pm.   

We are asking each family to complete this form - one per student enrolled at SPC - before 5:00 pm on Friday, September 1st.

On this form, you will be able to:

  • Donate to support our monthly teacher/ faculty luncheon and birthday celebrations. ***This is a new process!  We are no longer collecting money each month for specific grade levels!***
  • Purchase an out-of-uniform pass (grades K-8).

Within the form is more information about how the funds are utilized to support HSA programming.  We have also provided historical information related to donations on a per-child basis (where applicable). 

We are looking forward to a great year and thank you in advance for your continued support!  


More SPC Updates and Happenings

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at St. Paul of the Cross
Attention Boys in Grades 1-8
Kick-off Meeting is Thursday, September 11, 2023 at 7 pm in Duffin Hall
Please see this flyer for the details.


Fall After School Activities at SPC

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Smiling Strings Violin Fall Lessons Grades K-6 Beginning September 12th
Smiling Strings Acoustic/Classical Guitar Lessons Grades 3-6 Beginning September 12th


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. James' weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. 

Please click here for the latest bulletin. 
Please click here for Fr. James' "The Daily" - Daily Mass Readings and Reflections


 

mens club
Annual Men's Club Golf Outing Friday, September 22, 2023!
Please click here for the details and sign-up information.

FROM THE COMMUNITY

From our Catholic High Schools 
Shadow a Shamrock 6

Other Community Events

Maine South Football
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Elementary and Middle School Spectator guidelines for football games

The PEACE Program for HSPT Catholic School Entrance Exam Test Preparation Beginning September 23rd
Please click here for the details and registration information.


 

Edison Park 2023/2024 Youth Basketball 
Please click here for the all of the details and registration information.