Bobcat E-Envelope
February 24, 2022
SPS Good News
St. Patricia Coach of the Year 2021-22
On Saturday, February 19, 2022, the St. Patricia Athletics Program recognized Jen Rutledge as the 2021-22 Coach of the Year! Coach Rutledge has played a key role in helping create a successful Girls Volleyball program and her commitment to recruiting and mentoring coaches has been integral to the future of youth sports for our Bobcat athletes.

The award was presented by Rick Kelleher, a long-time St. Patricia Coach who is much loved by the community. Coach Rick began his coaching career the same way countless other have before, he stepped up when no one else volunteered to coach. “At the time, I viewed it as a burden. After a few years, I began to think differently. I had met so many fantastic boys and girls as well as their families that I couldn't wait for another season to begin! I now know that this experience has been a true gift to me, and I find myself grateful and forever thankful to St. Patricia for asking me back all these years. I'm so happy and proud to have answered that long ago call. I thank God and thank you, St. Patricia!”

The Athletic Program is incredibly proud to be able to honor Coach Rutledge and we are so grateful to Coach Kelleher for his many years of dedication. St. Patricia is blessed to have both these amazing coaches share their time, talent, and love of the game with our student athletes! Thank you!
February Students of the Month
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! This month's theme is Responsibility and we are very proud of the following students for being shining examples of responsible choices and behaviors in the classroom!

Pre K - Christopher Suchorabski
Kindergarten - Anna Jasnak & Maria Jasnak
1st Grade - Natalia Golebiowski
2nd Grade - Anna Krzanowski
3rd Grade - Lily Kaminski
4th Grade - Julia Mirecki
5th Grade - Vivienne Laureckas
6th Grade - Isaac Villagomez
7th Grade - Paulina Gil
8th Grade - Frankie Levato
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
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.
Drama Club News
February 24th Update
Frozen Jr. Practices for the next 2 weeks (all in Parish Center):
Frozen Jr. Practices for the next 2 weeks (all in Parish Center):
Tuesday, March 1st, 1:30-3:30, Cast Sweet – Full Cast
Wednesday, March 2nd, 3:00-4:45, both casts – Dance: Let It Go (this is EVERYBODY except Anna, Hans, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf)
Thursday, March 3rd, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast
Tuesday, March 8th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Sweet – Full Cast
Wednesday, March 9th, 3:00-4:45, both casts – Dance: Hygge
Thursday, March 10th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast

Drama Club Fundraiser Presale
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. Please click on the button below to download the PreSale Order Form. All Order Forms are due to the School Office by Friday, March 4th.
Music Program News
School Choir Begins!
The St. Patricia School Choir will begin to lift their voices in song today! 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 was shared during music class this week. Please contact Mr. Villegas at fvillegas@stpatriciaparish.com if your student would like to join and is not attending today. 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
Father Daughter Dance - February 26th
We are so excited to dance the night away Hawaiian style this Saturday!

Volunteers are still needed to ensure the evening runs smoothly. Please visit Sign Up Genius to check out volunteer opportunities. Thank you!
Take Out Tuesday - March 1st
Volunteer Opportunity - Queen of Hearts Ticket Sales
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 and at Prime Time Restaurant. St. Patricia School Parents are scheduled for March 5th and 6th, along with selling at Prime Time Restaurant on Wednesday, March 9th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Please sign up by Friday, March 4th. 2 hours per shift will be earned. We ask that you arrive about 30 minutes before your weekend selling shift to be sure everything runs smoothly. 2 Volunteers are needed for each shift, you may sign up for multiple times, but please note that 2 sellers MUST be present at all times. For Wednesday volunteers, please pick up selling materials in the Rectory by 3:45 pm. Thank you for your support!
Parish Happenings
Keep Up to Date with Parish News!
Be sure to read our Parish Bulletins and weekly E-News to stay up to date with Parish Events, Programs, and more!
St. Patricia HNS Fish Fry
*ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED* 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 Monday, February 28th. Sorry, no orders will be taken after February, 28th or on March 4th. Thank you for your support!
St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Our Week 7 drawing was a rollover! Position #5 was chosen revealing the Queen of Diamonds♦️. The jackpot climbs to over $5,520.00! Congratulations K. Ati. 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, March 9th at 6:00 pm at Prime Time. NO DRAWING ON ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND. 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 86 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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Emergency Closings
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