Bobcat E-Envelope
February 3, 2022
SPS Good News
Our Faith in Action
This year's Catholic Schools Week celebrations began with families and St. Patricia School staff attending Mass and snap photos with our Pastor, Fr. Mike Meany! Thank you to all our families who share pictures with us!
Celebrating Our Nation
St. Patricia students and staff gathered alongside members of the Knights of Columbus, parishioners, and Veterans to honor the Flag this past Tuesday.
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
Virtus Training Update
To our Valued Family Volunteers,

We cannot possibly express enough thanks for your help! You are gifting us with your valuable time and making a difference!

As you know, each volunteer goes through our Protecting God’s Children program (Virtus). This is just a reminder to be sure to sign in to your account on a regular basis, check to see what is new, and complete any updates that are required. There are also bulletins to be read on a regular basis sent to you via email. These bulletins have questions at the end that require answers. Please don’t get behind on your bulletins or any updates, as your account will automatically be inactivated and you will not remain compliant. This process is a continuing education program that is not just done once and completed.
Your efforts with not only your time but completion of the Protecting God’s Children “homework” helps us do the best we can to keep everyone safe and protected.  We are grateful. God Bless!
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!
Catholic Schools Week 2022
Door Decorating Contest - Vote by Friday, Feb. 4th at 2:00 pm
Calling all Bobcat Families! The snow may have been keeping us from our hallways, but it won't stop our Catholic Schools Week Celebrations entirely! Celebrate with us by voting for your favorite in our Door Decorating Contest! Visit our Facebook Page to see each door and Like or Love a photo on the post to cast your vote. Voting ends Friday, 2/4/22 at 2:00 pm.
JHS Food Drive - Donations Accepted through Friday, Feb. 4th
Athletics News
Spring Sports Registration & Coaching Positions
Dear Bobcat Families,

Our spring sports season is just around the corner. Registration forms and payments are due by 2/6/22. Please download below, fill out, and return to the school office with payment.

We are in need of coaches for our spring soccer girls’ & boys’ teams along with coaches for our boys’ volleyball teams. We are looking to create teams K-8 in soccer and 4-8 for volleyball. 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.
Parish Happenings
St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
We are looking forward to a successful Queen of Hearts Raffle benefitting our Parish and School programs! Our next drawing will be on Wednesday, February 9th 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 on Sale after weekend Masses in the Church Gathering Space, at the Parish Office 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon-Fri, and at Prime Time Restaurant on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm. Be sure to purchase tickets each week to be entered to win!
Community News
Mother McAuley STEM Saturdays
Mother McAuley is excited to introduce a new program being offered this Spring. With the support of the Exelon and Museum of Science and Industry Green Lab Grant, Mother McAuley presents STEM Saturdays! This FREE and unique program is offered to 6th and 7th grade girls.

To apply, complete the Google Form by February 15, 2022. Acceptances and further details will be sent to students on February 19, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Gallagher or Kim Turnbull using the contact information listed below.
Stagg High School Football Skills Camp
The Stagg Football Program will be hosting its first-ever skills camp for Future Chargers! The event is on February 26th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Stagg High School. The camp fee is $10 and will include a variety of activities including a school tour hosted by our players, skill work, and plenty of competition. Registration will open on February 5th and parents can use the QR code attached to the flyer below to access. This opportunity is a great way for you to get your child into the building and begin the relationship-building process with current Chargers, students, and coaches! All are encouraged to attend, even if you are still not sure if you want to play football. This camp will be available for 5th - 8th graders. We look forward to getting our Future Chargers on campus and can’t wait to have some fun!
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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