Bobcat E-Envelope
January 13, 2021
SPS Good News
Our Faith in Action
We came together as a school and faith family in an all-school Mass celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany last week! What a bright sight to see the second-grade students processing in with their offerings to Jesus!
Important Information
2022-23 Registration is Now Open!
St. Patricia School has begun to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year and asks our current families for the following information to secure their seats for the upcoming year.

  • Please complete and return the below ReRegistration Form to secure placement for next year
  • Include the non-refundable $200 per family re-registration/commitment fee. This fee is credited to next year’s tuition.
  • You may also register online and pay with a credit card

Please return the form and payment to the school office on or before Sunday, January 30, 2022. Completion and submission of this form and re-registration fee is required for your child(ren)’s enrollment for the upcoming school year. Thank you for your understanding and commitment to Catholic education. Open registration for new families begins on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
Monday Special Lunch Order
Orders and payments are due by Thursday, January 13, 2022.
Monday Special Lunch, sponsored by SPS Parent's Club, is taking orders for February. There are 2 options to order - online or download form and print. Please choose the method that is best for you. Payment is to be submitted to the School Office. Thank you!
Frozen Treat Day - January 28, 2022
Frozen Treat Day will be on Friday, January 28th! Please submit your order and payment to the school office by Tuesday, January 25, 2022. All students must have their own form submitted. Thank you!
Is This Your? Lost and Found
The School Office has many items seeking to be reunited with their owners! Please have your students check the tables in the front entrance or if you recognize an item from the photo, please contact the office to have it sent home. Thank you!
Catholic Schools Week - Alumni Highlight
During our upcoming Catholic Schools Week activities, St. Patricia School would love to highlight the accomplishments of our alumni! Please share with us your former Bobcat's high school and college updates, such as school attending/attended, honors received, and positive impact on their local communities. Please email Jen Ahern at jahern@stpatriciaparish.com or contact the school office. We can't wait to hear all the good news! Thank you!
Upcoming Events
Parent's Club - January Meeting
All Bobcat Parents are invited to attend the Parents Club Meeting on Tuesday, January 18th! Join us to hear updates on Catholic Schools Week and learn more about how you can get involved at St. Patricia School! All attendees will receive 1 volunteer hour.
Drama Club News
Frozen Jr. Audition Information Grades 4-8
Let’s try this again!! Performance dates for Disney’s Frozen Junior are March 31st, April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Auditions for the play have been rescheduled and will be held on Tuesday, January 25th, from 3:00 until 6:00 in the school. 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.

Visit MTI’s website at https://www.mtishows.com/disneys-frozen-jr to get more info - including complete Character breakdowns. You can also find the full songs and scenes from other productions on YouTube.

Each student participating – whether auditioning or not – needs to fill out a tryout form and either download it, fill it out and send to the office or complete and send it electronically to Mrs. Cambell at noni22@comcast.net.

Please view all 3 attached items for further information. Thank you!
Parish Happenings
St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
We are looking forward to a successful Queen of Hearts Raffle benefitting our Parish and School programs! Our next drawing will be on Wednesday, January 19th at 6:00 pm at Prime Time, all are welcome to join us for 25% off appetizers. Can't make it? Check out the drawing live on our parish Facebook page www.facebook.com/stpatriciaparish or visit our website www.stpatriciaparish.com for updates.

​Tickets on Sale after weekend Masses in the Church Gathering Space, at the Parish Office 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon-Fri, and at Prime Time Restaurant on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm. Be sure to purchase tickets each week!
Reminders
Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Please keep St. Patricia School in mind as you prepare your taxes. The TCS 2-for-1 Match Program is back and the time to take advantage of its benefits is today before funds are depleted. Supporters last year helped to provide a high-quality, faith-based education for 17 students here at St. Patricia! This is truly a blessing for all the families who applied and a blessing for St. Patricia School! Contact us today to see how you can make an impact and receive an important tax benefit for your family.
COVID-19 Information
Please visit our website's Reopening Plan page to keep updated on COVID-19 protocols and procedures at St. Patricia School. We have added a COVID-19 Dashboard that was created to provide the St. Patricia School community with current information regarding COVID-19 metrics on our school campus and in our surrounding area. The dashboard will be updated each Tuesday.
This information is subject to updates based on current guidance. We will communicate updates as they are received from the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools. Thank you for your support!
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!

Lunch Supervisors
Parents, we need your support! It is through your volunteering efforts that we are able to give our Teachers a well-deserved lunch break in the faculty lounge. Please consider coming and helping out, your time is greatly appreciated!

Lunch supervisors watch classes during lunch and recess. Each day a supervisor works 2 lunch periods, 11:20-11:55 am and 11:55 am- 12:30 pm. The supervisor earns $4.00 per lunch period. If you wish to use this as volunteer hours towards your family's 20 required volunteer hours for the year, you will not be paid for the shift. You may volunteer to work as many days as you like, all are welcomed.

VIRTUS training is required to volunteer. Volunteers will be asked to supervise wherever the need is for their chosen shift. We cannot guarantee you will be placed with your student.
Bobcat Bonanza
Have you joined our Bobcat Bonanza Facebook Raffle Group?

In 2020-21 we raised over $60,000 and used the funds to offer 1:1 Chromebooks to all students K-8th grade. Our 2021 goal is to raise funds toward the renovation of our School Hall (lunchroom) including installing air conditioning in order to expand our after-school enrichment programs by raffling off prizes through our private Bobcat Bonanza Facebook group. Join our group, share with friends and family, and support St. Patricia School! Click the button below or scan our QR code and it will take you directly to our group page. This is a private group to fundraise for St. Patricia School. Have fun and score some awesome stuff! Questions? email stpatriciaparentsclub@gmail.com
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Gotta Scoop?

If you or your group have something that you would like to have included in the weekly Bobcat E-Envelope please email our Communications Director, Jen Ahern at jahern@stpatriciaparish.com. The deadline for submissions is on Tuesdays by 3:00 pm.
Emergency Closings
In case of inclement weather or other emergencies where the school needs to be closed, we will report to https://wgnradio.com/weather/emergency-closing-center/
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