Bobcat E-Envelope

January 12, 2023

Hi SPS Families,


I hope everyone is getting settled back into their school routines after Christmas break!  

Please be sure to check your student’s backpack today for 2023-24 Re-Registration information and Tax Letters for 2022.  


We ask that you return the Re-Registration form and $100 family commitment fee to the school office on or before Sunday, January 29th to secure your enrollment. You may also complete the information and make payment online at our website. SPS will open enrollment up to new families on the 29th at our Catholic Schools Week Open House and we want to give you the opportunity to secure your seat(s). New this year, we will be offering a $500 Tuition Credit Raffle towards 2023-24 tuition to all returning families who complete enrollment by February 28th!


As we enter the second half of the school year, we are in need of Lunch Supervisors to help cover the classrooms for our teachers to be able to have a lunch break in the staff lounge.  Virtus training is mandatory for all volunteers.  You can choose to be paid for your time or apply towards the 20 volunteer hours required for all families.  Please visit Sign Up Genius to volunteer. As always, your support is greatly appreciated!


As always, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Thanks!

Erick Passarelli '04

Principal

Download 2023-24 Re-Registration Form

Important Dates


  • 1/13 – Friday Fun Lunch Orders Due
  • 1/14 – Volleyball Home Games
  • 1/16 – No School – MLK Day
  • 1/17 – Drama Auditions
  • 1/17 – Volleyball Home Games
  • 1/18 – Drama Callbacks
  • 1/19 – Basketball Home Games
  • 1/21 – Winter Homecoming
School Calendar

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16th (celebrated to honor his Jan. 15th birthday) provides an opportunity for all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago to reflect on the sin of racism. In April of 2001, Cardinal George issued a pastoral letter on racism, “Dwell In My Love.” He wrote that the face of racism looks different today than it did thirty years ago. Overt racism is easily condemned, but the sin is often with us in subtle forms. In examining patterns of racism today, he identifies four forms that merit particular attention...

Continue reading Fr. Meany's Letter: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: January 15, 2023
SPS Good News

January Students of the Month

Congratulations to St. Patricia School’s January Students of the Month! We are very proud of your hard work, positive attitudes, and respectful behaviors in the classroom!


Ms. Laughran- Lusk PK Emilia Metoyer

Mrs. Lang K Jessica Zalewski

Mrs. Oprondek 1st Caroline Smigaj

Mrs. Rodriguez 2nd Lydia Styrczula

Mrs. Bennett 3rd Justin Zahradnicek

Miss. Glogowski 4th John Borowicz

Mrs. Oszakiewski 5th Oscar Stachura

Mrs. Bartley- Bogard 6th Henry Ingolia

Mr. Lennon 7th Oliver Raczkowski

Mr. Fischer 8th Marta Bieda

STEM Thank You

Dear St. Patricia Families,


Thank you very much for your donations to our STEM class. As a result of your generosity and kind support, we will be able to continue to expand and grow our STEM classes in 2023.  


STEM is an acronym in education that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM learning extends well beyond the classroom and technical fields. It encourages teamwork and collaboration among the students while using their problem-solving skills. It also promotes creativity and out-of-the-box thinking while they research and engineer their topics.  The analytical, research, and problem-solving skills they learn in STEM can be applied to any career in their future.  


I am grateful for the outpouring of support and donations to the STEM classes. The children enjoy learning, researching, and engineering their creations. I personally want to wish you and your families a Happy New Year and hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas! 


Sincerely,

Mrs. “K” - (Kochniarczyk)

Christmas Love Children's Program

We are very proud of all our students who helped spread our message of “Christmas Love” at this year’s 3pm Christmas Eve Mass! Thank you for your hard work and dedication, everyone did a wonderful job! 

Important Information

Friday Fun Lunch is a program that SPS Parent’s Club provides to offer students a lunch option from local restaurants, while fundraising to support our school! For the 2022-23 school, orders can be placed online only. Once you place your order, please send payment to your student’s classroom teacher in an envelope marked with the student’s name and “Friday Fun Lunch.”


There is no milk served on Fridays. Please be sure to send your student a drink from home!


There will be no refunds for any absent students and food will not be saved for when they return to school. Thank you for understanding.

Order Friday Fun Lunch Online
Sign up to Volunteer

Frozen Treat Day - sponsored by the Parent's Club - will be on Friday, January 27th! Please submit your order online and send payment into the school in a marked envelope.

Order Frozen Treat Online
Sign Up to Attend

Athletic News

Registration for the 2023 season is now open! Deadline is January 31, 2023. Please download the registration form and return with payment to the School Office. Please contact Mr. Ray Fischer at rfisher@stpatriciaparish.com with any questions.

Boys Volleyball Registration Form 2023

Drama News

Auditions for the play will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, from 3:00 until 6:00 in the school. Please pick up at the Main School Office doors. Tryouts are for speaking/singing roles ONLY. Due to the number of students who tryout, this process takes a long time. Some students will be done much earlier than 6 pm. If possible, please plan so that they can call you for early pickup if necessary. And, obviously, some students will be sitting around waiting to audition for a long time. Please be patient and use your time wisely and quietly.


In the event that callbacks are needed, parents will be contacted via email and/or phone Tuesday evening by 9pm and the full list will be posted by 8 am Wednesday in the lobby of the school. Callbacks – if necessary – will be held the next day, Wednesday, January 18th. The final cast list will be posted by 9 PM Wednesday on the school website and by 8 am Thursday in the school lobby. Drama Club website address is: https://stpatriciaschool.org/student-life/arts-enrichment/drama-club/

Download Annie Jr. Tryout Form

Upcoming Events

Volunteer opportunities - including Baked Goods donations and Tour Guides will be sent via Sign Up Genius next week. Please help us spread the word to interested families to visit SPS and tour on Open House! Also, please plan on attending the 9:30 am Family Mass on Sunday, January 29th prior to Open House. Thank you!

Support SPS

Join our private Bobcat Bonanza Facebook Raffle Group and bid for a chance to win a Pizza Party for a SPS classroom!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/bobcatbonanza/permalink/1268493387029131/?mibextid=Nif5oz to bid directly on the Pizza Party.


Our online raffle group has a major impact for raising funds that benefit St. Patrica School. In 2020-21 we raised over $60,000 and the funds were used to offer 1:1 Chromebooks to all students K-8th grade. For 2021-22, we raised over $20,000 towards the renovation of our School Hall (lunchroom) including installing air conditioning that is currently underway!

Join our group, share with friends and family, and support St. Patricia School! Popular past prize items are Cash Raffles between $200 – $350, Scratch off Lottery Tickets, Gift Cards for a variety of food, shopping, and experiences, Electronics, Small Appliances, Home & Garden items, and so much more!


This is a private group to fundraise for St. Patricia School. Payments are made through Venmo: @Bobcat-Bonanza (last 4 digits of the phone are 0064).

Drawings are hosted by Mrs. Rodriguez and usually take place on Thursday evenings via Facebook Live. Join us to have fun and score some awesome stuff!

Visit Bobcat Bonanza on Facebook!
Parish Happenings
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Reminders

Virtus Training

As a reminder, Virtus training is mandatory for all wishing to volunteer at St. Patricia School. This program is required by the Archdiocese of Chicago. If you have any questions, please direct them to the school office. Thank you for your support!


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