Bobcat E-Envelope

November 3, 2022

Hi SPS Families,


I hope everyone is having a nice week!


We sent home a parent/teacher conference letter on 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. Please reach out if you have any questions!


I hope everyone is able to join us for our second Parents Club meeting next Tuesday, November 8th, at 7:00, at Prime Time. We had a great turnout last month and we are hoping for an even bigger turnout next week!


Next Friday, November 11th, is Veterans Day and we will have an all-school mass in the church at 8:30. Feel free to join us if you are available!


Next Friday is also the end of the first trimester. Where did the time go? Teachers will be working on finalizing grades and then report cards will go home with the kids the following Friday. If you have any questions or concerns about any grades, please contact that teacher directly. We are here to work in partnership with all of you! 


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


Thanks!

Erick Passarelli '04

Principal

Important Dates


  • 11/8 - Election Day
  • 11/8 - Parent’s Club Meeting 7pm
  • 11/9 - Student Council Meeting
  • 11/11 - Veterans 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
  • 11/30 - Student Council Meeting
  • 12/3 - Festival of Lights
School Calendar

Dear Parishioners,


This weekend St. Patricia is joining with the Archdiocese of Chicago to support the efforts of a coordinated Catholic response to help asylum seekers. Over 3,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Chicago since mid-October and we are called to respond with faith and love.


Please read Archbishop Cardinal Cupich's letter below for more information. We will be holding a second collection this weekend at all Masses to benefit this campaign. Thank you for your generosity! 


Sincerely, 

Father Mike Meany

Archbishop Cardinal Cupich's letter 11-6-22
SPS Good News

Trunk or Treat 2022

Our SPS Parent’s Club hosted a terrific evening of Halloween Fun this past Saturday! Families enjoyed Trunk or Treating and a double-feature Drive-in movie along with an awesome Haunted Hallway! Check out our website to view our video!


Congratulations to the winners of the Best-Decorated Trunks! 1st Place – Estrada Family (Day of the Dead – Ofrenda), 2nd Place – Riley Family (Frozen Castle), 3rd Place – Metoyer Family (Witch’s Cauldron & Potions).


We are incredibly thankful for all the wonderful volunteers that worked together to make the night a success! A huge thank you to Luis and Ernestina Alvarez for leading the event, organizing the Candy Collection Contest, and making this wonderful video to share! We especially wanted to thank Cristina and Alex Duran for organizing and running the Haunted Hallway and adding it to our Halloween activities this year. We are also grateful for Debbie Estrada and her wonderful balloon entrance arch, Robert & Carmen Laurakas for their spooky scares in the hallway, and to our Bobcats student volunteers that signed up and helped!


Where would we be without a fantastic team of parents to set up and take down? Thank you to Angelina Barba, Jacqueline Ortega, Alexandra & Michael Hernandez, Maureen Mott, Karina & Andrew McLeod, Rick & Annette Wagner, Sarah Swajnos, Carol & Dan Halpin. We are blessed at SPS with a wonderful community!

Red Ribbon Week 2022

St. Patricia School celebrated Red Ribbon Week, to spread awareness for drug prevention the week of October 25th-28th. The Junior Honor Society sponsors this week in October every year with a variety of theme days to get all age levels involved and a sponsored a coloring contest!


 For 2022 the themes were:

  • “Don't let drugs be your destination.” travel shirts and attire day
  • “Don’t let drugs take away your dreams!” pajama day.
  • “Team up against drugs” sports and jersey day
  • "Don’t get mixed up in drugs” mixed up clothes with crazy socks, hats, and hair


Congratulations to the winners of the coloring contest – Adrian G., Nicholas W., and Iris A.!

All Saints' Day Mass

Important Information

November Queen of Hearts Sales Volunteers

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

Upcoming Events

Parent's Club November Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, November 8th 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

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!

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 are 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 apart 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 3pm 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 cookie, games, and fun for the whole family! We can't wait to celebrate the season with our families! More details to follow, including volunteer opportunities.

Support SPS

SPS Poinsettia Sale

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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Kruse's Krew Annual Veterans' Day Christmas Card Signing


Sat. and Sun., November 12th & 13th

During card signing weekend, Kruse’s Krew would request that homemade cookies and fudge be dropped off to send to our troops stationed overseas. Halloween candy is also accepted! Thank you for all your help and God Bless You All!

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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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