Bobcat E-Envelope
February 17, 2022
SPS Good News
JHS Food Drive Supporting Together We Cope
Thank you to all those who participated in the food drive during Catholic Schools Week sponsored by the Junior Honor Society. It was a great success and we are very grateful to be able to offer such a plentiful donation to help others!

Our JHS members assisted in loading the donated items to be delivered to Together We Cope on Valentine's Day! A wonderful way to show love for their community!
Student Council Valentine's Day Raffle
Student Council President and Vice President pulled the lucky winners for the Toy Baskets from Emmerson Toys! Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to their friends who gave a little love and gifted the winning tickets!
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. Please note that our Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes are filling up fast!
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
Due to today being an E-Learning Day, we will accept Online Orders Only until Monday, February 21st. All payments must be sent to the School Office on Tuesday, February 22nd.
5Essentials Survey
All teachers and 4th through 8th-grade students will be responding to the 5Essentials survey. Please review the Parent Notification Letter below. If you do not wish for your student to participate in the survey, please sign and return the Notification Letter by Tuesday, February 22, 2022. We will begin the in-school survey on 2/22/2022. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2022.

Additionally, our school has chosen to provide the 5essentials parent survey. If at least 20 percent of St. Patricia parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The 5Essentials Survey will be conducted from February 15 through March 18, 2022. To take the parent survey please click below.
Schoolbelles Uniforms
Free Dress Down Day - TwosDay 2-22-22
Drama Club News
February 17th Update
Kids Cast (Grades K-3
The first practice was last Monday 2/14. Love the enthusiasm and chaos! The next practice is Monday, February 28th. If your child would like to join Kids Cast there is still plenty of time. Please view info below.

Drama Club Fundraiser after all Masses March 5th and 6th!
As many of you know, the Annual Bake Sale is our only fundraiser for the Drama Club. All proceeds from the Bake Sale go towards technology (microphones, amplifiers, etc.) used during the performances. Due to COVID protocols, we cannot hold a Bake Sale. Instead, we will host a silent ‘basket’ auction and Split the Pot after all masses on March 5th and 6th. Look for more information on presale availability next week!

Don’t forget to donate to the Drama Club Fundraiser. We are getting some great ideas for baskets but welcome more! We also need baskets so if you have one you are willing to donate please send it in to the office. Thank you for your support!
Music Program News
School Choir Begins!
The St. Patricia School Choir will begin to lift their voices in song next week! The first practice will be on Thursday, February 24th from 3:15 - 4:00 pm in the Church for all interested 5th-8th Grade students. A Parent Permission Form will be shared during music class next week. Please bring the signed form to practice on the 24th. Thank you!
Athletics News
Spring Sports Registration & Coaching Positions
Dear Bobcat Families,

Our spring sports season is just around the corner. Registration has been extended again for Soccer and forms and payments are due by Friday 2/25/22. 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
Parent's Club February Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 6:30 pm for a Parent's Club meeting! The meeting will take place at Prime Time Restaurant and will be available on Zoom.

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.

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 has been extended due to E-Learning Day to Tuesday, February 22nd.

Volunteers are needed to ensure the evening runs smoothly. Please visit Sign Up Genius to check out volunteer opportunities. Thank you!
Take Out Tuesday - March 1st
Parish Happenings
St. Patricia HNS Fish Fry
St. Patricia’s Holy Name Society is hosting the annual Fish Fry for 2022! Orders will be available for Curbside Pickup Only on Friday, March 4th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Fish and Shrimp dinners are available, as well as combo meals!

Download the order form below. All order forms and payments must be returned to the School Office or Rectory Office by Friday, February 25th. Sorry, no orders will be taken after February, 25th or on March 4th. Thank you for your support!
St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Our Week 6 drawing was a rollover! Position #12 was chosen revealing the 2 of Clubs♣️. The jackpot climbs to over $5,200.00! Congratulations Sue B. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 gift certificate to Prime Time as a consolation prize!

Our next drawing will be on Wednesday, February 23rd 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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