Bobcat E-Envelope

October 13, 2022

Hi SPS Families,


First-trimester progress reports are going home with the kids today. Please look them over, discuss the grades with your child(ren) and sign the sheet. They should be returned tomorrow, Friday. If you have any questions about a certain grade or class, please contact that teacher directly. 


Student Council's first popcorn day is tomorrow, Friday. Popcorn is $1 a bag and will be delivered to the kids in the morning.


We are going to have our second fire drill tomorrow with the Roberts Park Fire Department. The fire department will be here to look at our procedures. We are also going to have a lockdown drill tomorrow with the Hickory Hills Police Department at 11:00. The teachers have been preparing the kids for both drills and I know we will do well. The drills are mandatory per the State of Illinois and our local cities. 


We are having our first "Family Mass" on Sunday at 9:30 am. Please join us as we celebrate the Mass with fellow St. Patricia School families! 


We are happy to announce that our school play this year is Annie! Mrs. Scialo and Mrs. Campbell told the kids yesterday during their lunches and they were extremely excited! Auditions for the different roles will take place in January. 


I hope that many of you will be able to join us at Primetime on Tuesday, October 18th, at 7:00, for our first Parent Club Meeting! Come on out and join fellow parents as we talk about and converse on different upcoming events and ideas for this school year. Drinks are provided! If you cannot make it, there will be a Zoom link sent out as well. 


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


Erick Passarelli '04

Principal

Important Dates


  • 10/13 - HNS New Member Night
  • 10/13 - Girls Basketball Home Games 5pm
  • 10/14 - Charleston Wrap Sale Ends
  • 10/14 Friday Fun Lunch Orders Due
  • 10/15-10/16 - Pumpkin Sale After All Masses
  • 10/15 - Trivia Night
  • 10/16 - Family Mass 9:30 am
  • 10/17 - Rosary Prayer Service
  • 10/17 - Virtus Training English/Polish
  • 10/18 - Parents Club Meeting 7pm at Prime Time
  • 10/19 - Basketball Home games 5pm
  • 10/20 - Picture Retakes
  • 10/29 - Trunk or Treat/Drive-in Movie
  • 10/31 - Halloween Classroom Parties
School Calendar

Dear Parishioners,


I recently came across some interesting facts and figures about the importance of lay people in the life of the church. 


Between 1965 and 2007 US Catholic population increased 48% and the number of priests available for pastoral ministry declined 8.5 %. Between 2004 and 2020 according to Dean Hoge “Priesthood in Year 2020” the estimated number of Catholics per parish will increase from 3086 to 3700...

Continue reading Fr. Meany's Letter - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: October 16, 2022
SPS Good News

October is Fire Prevention Month

Last week SPS welcomed local firefighters from Roberts Park Fire Protection District for an all-school assembly!  Firefighters modeled their suit and gear, shared important fire safety do's and dont's, and demonstrated with the students how to stop, drop, and roll. We are very thankful for our close partnership with Roberts Park FPD and for their dedication to keeping our communities safe!

Important Information

Fall Picture Retakes

Boys Basketball Registration

It is time to start signing up for boys basketball! 🏀 The first deadline for sign up is this Friday Oct. 14th. This deadline will let us know what teams the school will be submitting to the league. Please sign up ASAP and before Oct. 14th to ensure your Bobcat will have a team to play on! Teams are open to 4th-8th grade students. 


We are also in need of a 6th-7th grade basketball coach - please contact Mr. Ray Fisher at rfischer@stpatriciaparish.com 

Boys Basketball Registration Form

Girls Volleyball Registration

Girls Volleyball Registration Form

Halloween Candy Grams

Send a spooky Candy Gram to classmates, teachers, and staff at SPS and support Student Council!

Halloween Candy Gram Order Form

Friday Fun Lunch - November Orders

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

Reminder - FSP Orders are due by 10/15/22!  Login and order online below.  If you have not registered for an account, the registration password is: SP195

FSP Hot Lunch Orders

Upcoming Events

Parent's Club October Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm for a Parent’s Club meeting! The meeting will be available on Zoom and in-person at Prime Time Restaurant located at 7750 95th St, Hickory Hills, IL 60457. Hear updates on planned events and activities and learn more about how you can get involved at St. Patricia School! Parents will receive 1 volunteer hour for attending the meeting. Questions? Email spsparentsclub@stpatriciaparish.com

Sign Up to Attend

Halloween Fun at SPS!

The SPS Parents Club is hosting an evening of spooky fun on Saturday, October 29th. Trunk or Treat will be taking place from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, with a drive-in double feature following. We will be showing 2 shorts- Scared Shrekless and Toy Story of Terror. New for 2022 - we will be featuring a Haunted Hallway! Click below to sign up to help setup the Hallway on Friday 10/28 form 6pm-10pm and earn Volunteer Hours.


Please RSVP to register to attend! Registration for St. Patricia School families is required for this event, as there will be no vehicles allowed to enter once trunk or treating begins. Only registered families may participate.

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Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Trivia Night

Purchase Team Tickets Online
Purchase Individual Tickets Online

Grab your team of 6 and get ready for a slightly spooky, fun night out! Best Decorated Table will take home a prize and the top 3 teams win cash prizes!  Don't have a full table? No worries!  You can purchase individual tickets and join a table the night of.   Visit https://stpatriciaparish.com/trivia-night-2022/ for more details.  

Support SPS!

Charleston Wrap - SALE EXTENDED to Friday 10/14!

Support St. Patricia Parent's Club and receive 40% of the profits directly back to you as a St. Patricia Parent! Register early and share with family and friends! Sale ends October 14th!

Bobcat Bonanza

Join our private Bobcat Bonanza Facebook Raffle Group and invite others to support SPS!


In 2020-21 we raised over $60,000 and the funds were used to offer 1:1 Chromebooks to all students from 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 soon to be underway! Join our group, share with friends and family, and support St. Patricia School! Scan our QR code and it will take you directly to our group page or click the button below. This is a private group to fundraise for St. Patricia School. Have fun and score some awesome stuff! Questions? Email Mrs. B-Rodriguez at lrodriguez@stpatriciaparish.com 

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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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