Bobcat E-Envelope

November 10, 2022

Hi SPS Families,


I hope everyone is having a good week and we have been lucky with our warm weather for the past few days!  


Tomorrow is Veterans Day and it is a red, white, and blue out-of-uniform day for our students and staff. We are beyond grateful to all who served and continue to serve our country! Please feel free to join us at the 8:30 mass tomorrow, as we honor our veterans!


The first trimester ends tomorrow. Teachers will be working over the weekend and into next week to finalize grades. Report cards will go home with the students next Friday.  


We sent home a parent/teacher conference letter last Tuesday, explaining the format and changes for this day and night. If the letter did not make it home to you, please click here to read


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


Thanks!

Erick Passarelli '04

Principal

Important Dates


  • 11/11 - Veterans Day - Red, White, & Blue Out of Uniform Day
  • 11/11 - All School Mass 8:30 am
  • 11/11 - Friday Fun Lunch Orders Due
  • 11/11 - End of Trimester
  • 11/13 - SPS Parents Queen of Hearts Sales
  • 11/16 - Thanksgiving Feast - Primary 
  • 11/18 - Report Cards
  • 11/18 - Popcorn Day 
  • 11/22 - NO SCHOOL
  • 11/22 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 11/22-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/28 & 11/29 - Parish Advent Mission 7pm
  • 11/30 - Student Council Meeting
  • 12/3 - Festival of Lights
School Calendar

Dear Parishioners,


On this Friday, Veteran’s Day, November 11th, we pause to remember all those who served our country in wars long ago and today. Of course, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives for our freedom. Many still have the wounds of their service, physically and/or psychologically. Now, more than ever, we are aware of Post Traumatic Stress  Disorder (PTSD), which lasts for many years even with support from family and professionals. 


As we gather as one family, we pray that Jesus blesses us with His healing presence; and, for those who suffer from their time in service to our country, we pray for the grace to regain a degree of continuity...

Continue reading Fr. Meany's Letter - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: November 13, 2022
Cardinal Cupich Letter Lifting General Dispensation from Sunday Mass
SPS Good News

October Students of the Month

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

 

PreK - Zaul V.

Kindergarten - Jan G.

1st Grade - Isabel S.

2nd Grade - Lauren D.

3rd Grade - Nelly K.

4th Grade - Alex R.

5th Grade - Analise L.

6th Grade - Victoria C.

7th Grade - Danny D.

8th Grade - Anthony J.

 

Important Information

November Queen of Hearts Sales Volunteers

Volunteers Needed for Sunday 7:30 am & 11:30 am Masses!


St. Patricia's Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle is going strong! Our Parish’s largest ministries will rotate selling Queen of Hearts tickets before and after weekend masses in the gathering space. St. Patricia School Parents are scheduled for November 12th-13th. Please sign up below, volunteer hours will be earned! Thank you for your support!

Sign up to Volunteer

Friday Fun Lunch - December Order

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

Frozen Treat Day - December 2nd

Please submit your orders online and send cash payment into the school office. All orders are due by Tuesday, November 29th. Please note that the Oreo Ice Cream Bar is $2.

Order Frozen Treat Online

Athletics News

Do you love basketball or have played in the past? Reconnect with your passion for the sport this winter by becoming a coach! Enjoy watching our Bobcats learn how to play and grow as athletes while teaching important life lessons about teamwork and tenacity. Make a positive impact that will last a lifetime!


Please email Mr. Fischer at rfischer@stpatriciaparish.com to volunteer or ask questions.

Creative Artists at Play - December Registration

Download Registration Form

Upcoming Events

Veterans Day All School Mass

We would like to honor our Veterans on Friday, November 11th at the 8:30 am Mass! All Veterans that attend will receive a rosary as a small token of our gratitude for their service. Please invite your family members and join us!

Student Council Popcorn Day

Bags of freshly made popcorn will be available during lunch periods! Thank you for your support!

Christmas Eve Children's Program Registration

For Christmas 2022, Mrs. Scialo is coordinating a Children's Program to be presented at the 3:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve. We are spreading the message of Christmas Love and would love to invite our SPS young people to participate!  Rehearsals will take place during the school day.  


We have parts available for 

  • 12 students in Kindergarten - 8th Grades to present our message.
  • 4 students in Kindergarten & 1st Grade to portray Angels
  • 2 students in Kindergarten - 8th Grade to portray Shepards

Please talk with your students to see if they would like to be a part of this special presentation in front of our St. Patricia congregation at the beginning of Mass. No speaking is required. Roles will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. 


If your child(ren) would like to be involved, please register below and Mrs. Scialo will speak to them during the school day. Note - we ask that parents please attend the 3 pm Mass on Christmas Eve if their child is performing in the program. Please feel free to invite others to join you! Thank you for your support!

Register to Perform in Christmas Eve Program

Save the Date - Festival of Lights Saturday, December 3rd

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd! St. Patricia will be hosting our annual Festival of Lights, featuring a special visitor from the North Pole, hot cocoa and cookies, games, and fun for the whole family! We can't wait to celebrate the season with our families!


We will be having an outdoor decoration set up day on Tuesday, November 22nd from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please sign up below to help make our St. Patricia campus merry and bright! Jr. High students are welcome with their parents to help set up, the students will earn service hours.

Sign up to Volunteer!

Support SPS

SPS Poinsettia Sale - Last Chance!

Help us raise money for St. Patricia Athletics – Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball and brighten up your home with beautiful holiday flowers!


The sale has been extended! All pre-orders need to be submitted by Friday, November 11th and should be picked up on Friday, December 9th in the Church Gathering Space between 9:00a – 3:00p.


Please submit all orders via the online order form or download a copy and return with your payment. You may pay online or send payment into the school office. All checks can be made to St. Patricia School. Your support is very appreciated! Please contact Danielle at spsparentsclub@stpatriciaparish.com with any questions.


Parent and Jr. High volunteers are needed for Friday, December 9th.  Please visit Sign Up Genius volunteer link below.  Thank you!

Order Poinsettias Online
Download Order Form
Sign up to Volunteer - Parents & Jr. High Students

Honey Baked Ham Holiday Fundraiser

With the holidays coming up, our school would like to offer you HoneyBaked Ham gifts cards! Don't let the name fool you, it's not just hams! These fresh and delicious pre-cooked hams, turkeys, soups, starters and sides are a great way to feed the family without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Purchase a gift card for yourself, a friend or family today! Simply follow the link on this fundraiser and put in your desired dollar value amount of the gift card you'd like to purchase. Our school will receive 20% of each purchase. Consider your next holiday, special occasion or weeknight dinner an easy win by purchasing these gift cards today! There's so much to choose from!

Learn More and Order Your Gift Cards Today!
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