Bobcat E-Envelope
March 10, 2022
SPS Good News
Congratulations to SPS Sertoma Poster and Essay Winners!
Our students constantly make us proud! Congratulations to the following winners:
5th grade Poster Contest
1st Place- Maggie Czerwosz
2nd Place- Scarlett Valdez
3rd Place- Emily Zahradnicek

8th grade Essay Contest
1st Place- Roxanne Stasch
2nd Place- Devin Feliciano
3rd Place- Maks Galik
Our Faith in Action
We invite our St. Patricia families to our All School Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent at 2:15 pm. Please note, there will be not a service on March 18th.
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.

Registration is now open for new and current families. Seats are first-come, first-serve. Please note that our Kindergarten and 1st-grade classes are filling up fast!
Optional Parent Teacher Conferences
On March 17th, teachers will be conducting Optional Parent Conferences. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss and review the current academic/behavioral progress of your child.
If you would like to request a conference, please download, complete, and return the form by Friday, March 11. Thank you!
Spring Open House - Sunday, March 13, 2022
St. Patricia School will be hosting a Spring Open House on Sunday, March 13, 2022. We invite our current Bobcat families to 9:30 am Mass, with Open House beginning at 10:30 am. Please enter through the Gym doors. We can't wait to see all our families and welcome prospective families to tour our school as well! Check out what your student(s) have been working on, visit the classrooms, and enjoy connecting with other Bobcat parents.

Have neighbors, friends, or family interested in joining our family? Invite them to attend!

Interested in volunteering to be a Parent Ambassador and guide tours to new families? We are looking for parents who speak Polish, Spanish, as well as English to welcome our guests. Please view the Sign Up Genius form to volunteer!
Out of Uniform Day - Friday, March 11th
Student Council Ukraine Humanitarian Collection Drive
Monday Special Hot Lunch
Orders and payments are due by Thursday, March 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!
Drama Club News
March 10th Update
Support the St. Patricia Drama Club! This raffle is our biggest fundraiser to fund the expenses of the play - help us make this event a success!!

Raffle tickets are on sale before during Open House on March 13. Tickets can also be ordered through school until Sunday, March 13. Winners will be drawn after Open House on Sunday, March 13. Thank you!
Frozen Jr. Practices for the next week (all in Parish Center):

Tuesday, March 15th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Sweet – Full Cast
Wednesday, March 16th, 3:00-4:45, both casts – Dance: Let It Go - only
Thursday, March 17th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast

Kids Cast Practices for the next week – in school until 4:45 - Monday, March 14th
Ticket On Sale Now! Order Today!
Cost is $10 for an adult ticket and $5 for a child (grade school and below) ticket.
Frozen Jr. T-shirts
Again, this year we are designing and ordering t-shirts for the spring play participants
(Play Cast, Kids Cast and Crew). There will be an out of uniform day the week of March
28th for the students and staff to wear them. The cost of the T-Shirt is $12 for
participants and $15 for ‘supporters’. If you would like to order a t-shirt, please fill out
the form below and send it back to school with your money. Checks can be made out to
St. Patricia School. All orders must be in by Friday, March 12th so that we can order the
t-shirts in time for the play.
Athletics News
Cheer on our Bobcats this weekend!
Upcoming Events
Parent's Club Meeting - March 15th
Join us on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 7:30 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.

Questions? Email stpatriciaparentsclub@gmail.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes - Order for Easter, pick up at school!
St. Patricia School has partnered with Nothing Bundt Cakes (NbC) Orland Park for our Easter
2022 Fundraiser! Here’s how it will work:
Our organization will receive 15% of all orders placed (half of the profits). If we generate
$5,000 or more in sales, we will receive 20% of all orders placed (two-thirds of the profits).

Orders are due March 30th. Pick up will be at St. Patricia on Wednesday, April 13th 3-6pm.
Jr. High Trout Field Trip Fundraiser
Support this year's Trout Trip to release the trout! The Jr. High students have been engaged in a long term Life Science project of raising trout from eggs to release in the Spring into a local waterway. Order your Smencils today!
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!
Lenten Parish Mission
Reminders
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
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
Follow us on Social Media
We share photos, updates, and more on our school's Facebook and Instagram Accounts. Check us out!
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
In case of inclement weather or other emergencies where the school needs to be closed, we will report to https://wgnradio.com/weather/emergency-closing-center/
A message from SchoolMessenger will be sent to receive on your phone, email, and text.