Bobcat E-Envelope
February 10, 2022
SPS Good News
Catholic Schools Week Door Decorating Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who voted in our Catholic Schools Week Classroom Door Decorating Contest! We are happy to announce our winning classrooms!

In our school contest, classrooms voted and it was close. Congrats to 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade for tieing for 1st place! The students win an extended Open Gym Recess and the teachers win bonus lunch/prep time while the kids play! The Facebook Fan Favorite is the Kindergarten Class! They win an Out-of-Uniform Day!

Our students and staff did an amazing job filling our halls with creative, bright displays! A huge thank you to all our Bobcats for their hard work!
In Graditude
We have incredible parent and grandparent volunteers who give so much to St. Patricia School! It takes a village, and we are so grateful for all your hard work and dedication to making SPS thrive! Our students and teachers created Thank You posters to show their appreciation and showcased them in our halls.

Special thank you to our Parent's Club for the much-enjoyed staff luncheon they hosted for Catholic Schools Week, it was wonderful!
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 as soon as possible. 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 began on Sunday, January 30, 2022. Seats are first-come, first-serve now that registration is open to new families.
Parent Referral Bonus Program
A St. Patricia School family who refers a new family to St. Patricia School is eligible for a one-time $300 referral bonus upon the new family's student(s) enrolling in PreK-8th Grades, completing the school year, and satisfying all financial commitments. Refer more than one family and receive multiple bonuses! For questions or more information, contact the school office at 708.598.8200 or spsinfo@stpatriciaparish.com
March Special Lunch Orders
Orders and payments are due by Thursday, February 17th.
Monday Special Lunch, sponsored by SPS Parent's Club, is taking orders for March. 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!
Student Council Valentine's Day Raffle
Student Council is happy to announce that we will be having a 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!

Please download, fill out, and return to school the order form below with payment. Each Valentine’s Day raffle ticket is $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. The deadline to turn in tickets is February 14th and Student Council will announce and draw the winners on February 15th. Good luck!
Bobcat Bonanza Dress Down Day Raffle
Our Bobcat Bonanza Raffle has a terrific item available this week for our St. Patricia families and this is your sneak peek! For $4.00 an entry, you can have a chance to win an Out of Uniform Day for your student's whole class! Entries must include the class you are purchasing for. The raffle has limited spaces available, so don't delay! Item is being posted Thursday, 2/10. Click below to visit our private Facebook group. Have questions about Bobcat Bonanza? Read to the end of the E-news for more information.
Drama Club News
Kids Cast Information
Kids Cast (Grades K-3) will begin next Monday!, February 14th. Information about practices and performances is in the E Brown Envelope online. 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 it to school (or email it to noni22@comcast.net) by Monday, Feb. 14th
Athletics News
Spring Sports Registration & Coaching Positions
Dear Bobcat Families,

Our spring sports season is just around the corner. Registration has been extended for Soccer and forms and payments are due by 2/13/22. Please download below, fill out, and return to the school office with payment.

We are in need of an instructional coach for our K-2nd Co-Ed Soccer team. Coaches and coaches’ families are not asked to help with concessions and all coaches must be Virtus certified and in compliance with the Chicago Archdiocese volunteer requirements.

Please consider joining and helping us create a fun, team environment for the students and youth of St. Patricia School & Parish. If you are interested or have questions please contact our school’s athletic director Ray Fischer. You can reach him by email at rfischer@stpatriciaparish.com.

Thank you, and we hope to see you this spring!

Ray Fischer
St. Patricia School
Athletic Director
Upcoming Events
Father Daughter Dance - February 26th
Girls, grab your Dad or Special Guest for a tropical night of fun and dancing, hosted by St. Patricia's Parent's Club. Registration is now open! Please download and return or fill out the online form to save your seats. All payments must be submitted to the school office, please make checks payable to St. Patricia School. Deadline is February 18th!

Volunteers are needed to ensure the evening runs smoothly. Please visit Sign Up Genius to check out volunteer opportunities. Thank you!
Parish Happenings
St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Our Week 5 drawing was a rollover! Position #46 was chosen revealing the 5 of Clubs♣️. The jackpot climbs to over $4,600.00! Congratulations Pete K. for having his ticket pulled and winning a $50 gift certificate to Prime Time as a consolation prize!

Our next drawing will be on Wednesday, February 16th 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 for Week 6 are on sale at Prime Time Restaurant & Bar during business hours at our automated ticket machine, the Parish Office 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, and will be sold after all Masses this weekend. Be sure to purchase tickets each week to be entered to win!
Reminders
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
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