Bobcat E-Envelope
March 17, 2022
SPS Good News
Congratulations to our St. Patricia 5th - 8th Grade Second Trimester Honor Roll Students!
5th Grade “A” Honors
Iris Alvarez
Victoria Chowaniec
Julia Gonzales
Anna Kwak
Vivienne Laureckas
Scarlett Valdez

5th Grade “B” Honors
Michal Bieda
Katelyn Drzayich
Maja Galik
Henry Ingolia
Emily Zahradnicek

6th Grade “A” Honors
Callie Charniak
Joanna Czyz
Jesus Gore-Freire
Oliver Raczkowski
Ximena Reyes
Isaac Villagomez

6th Grade “B” Honors
Blessie Cuta
Tyler Dakic
Daniel Damaschke, Jr
Natalia Machaj
Sylwia Machaj
Gabriela Suarez
7th Grade “A” Honors
Marta Bieda
Emily Czyz
Anthony Janczy
Ana Kunnengode
Xantana Lopez
Dimitri Poulos
Glorija Ramonas
Dominic Talaga
Gabriela Witowska

7th Grade “B” Honors
Paulina Gil
Lily Ingolia
Oliver Krzanowski
Addison Nyenbrink

8th Grade “A” Honors
Maria Elena De La Torre
Devin Feliciano
Nicholas Larson
Zachary Larson
Francesco Levato
Olivia Nalepa
Roxanne Stasch
Valentina Suarez
Jacob Wroniewski

8th Grade “B” Honors
Saul Corral
Maksymilian Galik
Sebastian Krzanowski
Julia Zahradnicek
Our Faith in Action
SPS Student Council sponsored a Humanitarian Collection of medical and health items for the people of Ukraine. We are very grateful for the generous response from our Bobcat family! Thank you and please keep praying for peace and safety for Ukraine.
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!
5Essential Survey
Last month we sent you a link to take a special University of Chicago Survey - "5Essential". Several of you did take the time to do the survey and we are grateful for your support. We have to reach a certain percentage and we need several more families to go online and take the survey. We need at least 15-20 more families to reach the recommended percentage for viewing results. Please help us! Your responses will help us be a better school!

The 5Essentials Survey ends Friday, March 18, 2022. To take the parent survey please click below.
FSP Lunch News
Lunch News - Please follow the FSP single lunch menu carefully at www.fspro.com. Being that the lunches are free, occasionally there can be changes to the menu, as well. If your child does not care for the lunch(es) being provided or is abstaining from certain foods for lent, they must bring a lunch from home. In the case of an emergency, a lunch of mac n cheese will be provided and reimbursement of $2.00 per lunch will be billed. These provisions are only for emergencies and not for daily consumption substituting for FSP and home lunches. During the school year, a maximum of 3 lunches per student can be provided annually on an emergency basis.  Thank you very much for your assistance!
Monday Special Hot Lunch
Monday Special Lunch, sponsored by SPS Parent's Club, is taking orders for March.
We will accept ONLINE ORDERS ONLY through Monday, March 21st. Payment is to be submitted to the School Office. Thank you!
Frozen Treat Day - Order Due 4/4/22
Frozen Treat Day, sponsored by SPS Parent's Club, will be on Thursday, April 7th. Please turn all forms and payment into the school office by Monday, April 4th. Thank you!
Hills Chamber Expo at Conrady Jr. High
SPS will be attending the Hills Chamber of Commerce Expo on Saturday, March 19th at Conrady Jr. High. We are looking for Parent Volunteers to act as ambassadors and to give information about our school out to interested visitors at our table!

The Expo is from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. The table will be set with info and notes will be provided to help you answer any questions.

Volunteer slots have been broken down into 1-hour slots. Please feel free to sign up for as many as you would like. You are very welcome to bring another adult or Jr. High student with. 
Drama Club News
March 17th Update
Ticket On Sale Now! Order Today!
Cost is $10 for an adult ticket and $5 for a child (grade school and below) ticket.
Calling All Volunteers!
The Spring Musical is led by two amazing and dedicated volunteers, Mrs. Scialo and Mrs. Campbell, who have been making memories and selflessly sharing their talents and time with SPS students for over 17 years! Please view the Volunteer Opportunites and see how you can help make this year's play, Frozen Jr., a success. It takes a village and we know we are blessed with the best Bobcat family!
Program Ads
Don’t forget to wish your favorite actor or actress the best of luck on Opening Night!

To order, simply fill out the form below and return it and your cash or check to the school by Tuesday, March 22nd (the deadline has been extended). Send any copy, photos, or clip art you want included in your ad to noni22@comcast.net. If you want us to design your ad, simply write a brief description below and we will do the rest.
Athletics News
Soccer Coaches Needed

Make an impact this Spring on our young Bobcats, volunteer to coach!

Coaches are still needed for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Soccer Teams. Games start in April, so don't delay! Contact Mr. Ray Fisher at rfischer@stpatriciaparish.com
Upcoming Events
SPS Student Council - Popcorn Day
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
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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/
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