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January 26, 2023

Hi SPS Families,

We are getting excited for our Catholic Schools Week celebrations beginning Sunday, January 29th! Join us for the 9:30 am Family Mass, led by our amazing teachers. Open House will directly follow Mass, please enter via the Gym doors. Check out your student's classroom and their hard work, enjoy hospitality in the Gym, and visit with friends, families, and staff.

Know a family looking to join SPS? Invite them to Mass and Open House to learn more about how awesome our school is! Check out our Parent Referral Bonus Program below.

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



Erick Passarelli '04


Important Dates

  • 1/29 - Catholic Schools Week Begins - see schedule
  • 1/29 - SPS Family Mass 9:30 am
  • 1/29 - Open House 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • 1/31 - Volleyball Home Games
  • 2/1 - Grandparent/VIP Day
  • 2/3 - Spiritwear Orders Due
  • 2/4 - Father/Daughter Dance
  • 2/6 - Basketball Home Games
  • 2/7 - Volleyball Home Games
  • 2/12 - SuperBowl Party @St. Patricia
  • 2/14 - Valentine’s Day
  • 2/17 - No School Staff Development Day
  • 2/18 - Basketball Home Games
  • 2/20 - No School President’s Day
  • 2/22 - Ash Wednesday - Lent Begins
School Calendar

Dear Parishioners,

Catholic Schools Week begins this Sunday, January 29th through Saturday, February 4th. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2023 is "Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” As communities of faith, Catholic Schools instill in students their destiny to become saints. 

I hope you take the time to visit our school during the open house and listen to the many new academic initiatives and ministries that take place each day. Mr. Erick Passarelli and his staff of teachers and parent leadership are most proud of what they have accomplished through your support...

Continue reading Fr. Meany's Letter: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time: January 29, 2023
SPS Good News

Winter Homecoming Highlights

St. Patricia had a great homecoming weekend! We saw big crowds, a busy concession stand with added nachos on the menu, and free popcorn donated by the student council. Our half court serve was a big hit! We did not have a winner this year, but we raised over $100. Thank you to all the parents, staff, visiting teams that helped make homecoming possible!

Important Information

If you have not done so, please return your re-registration sheet and $100 commitment fee for next school year to the school office on or before Sunday, January 29th to secure your enrollment. You may also complete the information and make payment via credit card 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!

Register Online
Download 2023-24 Re-Registration Form

Register online to attend this year’s Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by the Parents Club! Please submit your reservation by Thursday, February 2, 2022. As always, a brother, uncle, or family friend is welcomed to escort an SPS student for the evening. Dinner will be served.

The cost is $30.00 per couple (Daughter and Guest) with $5.00 for each additional Daughter. All payments must be turned into the school office, please include the family name with your payment. Please make checks payable to St. Patricia School. Thank you!

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Our online shop for P.E. uniforms and Spiritwear is now open! Purchase your items (think Spring uniforms as well as winter) and they will be delivered to school and sent home. Deadline for orders is Friday, February 3rd.

Order Online

It’s that time again to celebrate our planet. Earth Day is right around the corner (think spring and warm weather!) so the Junior Honor Society is offering you the opportunity to purchase t-shirts with an Earth Day design! Let’s honor all of the creatures of the Earth by participating in this annual fundraiser. You will be able to wear your new T-shirt on a school, out of uniform day for the celebration of Earth Day and the remainder of the school year on Spirit Days. 

Download Order Form

Student Council is happy to announce that we will be having our second Valentine’s Day Raffle! Students may send a Valentine’s Day raffle ticket to a friend to give that friend a chance to win one of our three prizes or purchase for themselves! Please download the order form below! Thank you for your support!

Download Order Form

SPS Catholic Schools Week 2023

SPS's Catholic Schools Week Open House will be Sunday, January 29th from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, directly following the 9:30 am Family Mass.

We are in need of Parent Ambassadors to help with New Family Tours. We are looking for English, Polish, and Spanish speaking volunteers to welcome guests and provide tours. A Jr. High student will be paired up and tours are given as a team. This is our big push for new families and registration, your help is greatly appreciated!

We are also asking for donations for baked goods to offer as hospitality to our guests. We will be setting up coffee, water, juice, and baked goods tables in the Gym. Water and juice donations can be dropped off at the Main School Office prior to Sunday 1/29 please. Baked good donations can be dropped of on Friday, Jan. 27th or at the Gym entrance on Sunday, Jan. 29th by 9:15 am. Thank you!

Sign up to Volunteer

We warmly invite our Grandparents and VIPs to join us for light refreshments, board games, and sharing precious moments together!

Wednesday, February 1st from 9:30 am - 10:30 am in the Parish Center/Gym. Please enter via the gym doors.

A professional photographer will be onsite for group portraits. $15 for 1 framed photo, $20 for 2 framed photos. Cash only payments.

Please RSVP to help us plan the event. A form was sent home today with your child. Not sure if your VIP can make it? No worries, all are welcome to attend, RSVP's are not mandatory.

Download RSVP Form

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 with any questions.

Boys Volleyball Registration Form 2023

Registration for the 2023 season is now open! All students K-8th grade are eligible to play. Deadline is February 15, 2023. Please download the registration form and return with payment to the School Office. Please contact Mr. Ray Fischer at with any questions.

Soccer Registration Form 2023

Drama News

Practices next week (all in school):

Tuesday, January 31st, 3:00-5:00, Cast Sweet! – Full Cast

Wednesday, February 1st, 3:00-5:00, Roles – Annie, Hannigan, Orphans – both Casts

Thursday, February 2nd, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast

Practices for following week (all in Parish Center):

Tuesday, February 7th, 1:30-3:30, Cast Sweet! – Full Cast (note early due to early dismissal)

Wednesday, February 8th, 3:00-5:00, Roles – Dance Practice – NYC – both Casts

Thursday, February 9th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast

Kids Cast (Grades K-3) will begin February 13th. Information about practices, costumes and performances is below. This includes a form to complete to let us know that your child will be joining the Kids Cast. Please complete the form and return to school (or email to by Monday, February 10th. There will be six practices total (in addition to the Dress Rehearsals) on Mondays from 3-4:30. We really, REALLY, need parent help here so PLEASE if you can volunteer to help, let Jessica Scialo know as soon as you can.

Kids Cast Info Packet
Kids Cast Sign Up Form
KIDS Cast Packet - Practice Schedule

Support SPS

In the spirit of next week's Catholic Schools Week, Bobcat Bonanza is featuring a $500 Tuition Check/Credit towards any Catholic Elementary, High School , or College Tuition or $500 Cash item to bid on! Bid for your chance to win at

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