Bobcat E-Envelope
March 24, 2022
SPS Good News
Blessings to our SPS 2nd Grade Student on their First Reconciliation
The 2nd-grade class continues their faith formation on their journey to making their First Communion on April 30th. Please keep them in your prayers as the children welcome God's love and forgiveness into their hearts with their First Reconciliation that took place this past Saturday, March 19th.
Our Faith in Action
All are invited to Walk the Way of the Cross with our all-school Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 2:15 pm!
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!
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.
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!
Out of Uniform Day - Thursday, March 31st
Drama Club News
March 24th Update
SHOWTIMES

Thursday, March 31st at 6:00 PM - Cast Awesome
Friday, April 1st, at 7:00 PM - Cast Sweet!
Saturday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM - Cast Awesome    
Sunday, April 3rd, at 2:00 PM - Cast Sweet!
Ticket On Sale Now! Order Forms Due FRIDAY, MARCH 25th!
Cost is $10 for an adult ticket and $5 for a child (grade school and below) ticket.

After Friday 3/25 tickets will no longer be available via the school office and must be purchased at the door before the performance.
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!
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! All coaches receive 20+ volunteer hours. Contact Mr. Ray Fisher at rfischer@stpatriciaparish.com
Upcoming Events
SPS Student Council - Popcorn Day
Mom & Son Lego Day
Guys, grab your Mom or Special Guest for an afternoon of all things Legos, hosted by St. Patricia’s Parent’s Club! Characters Lego Emmet, Roblox guy, and Hulk will be there to put on a show, play games with the kids, as well as take pictures. Registration is now open. The cost to attend is $35.00 per couple and $15.00 for each additional son.

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.
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
Community News
Hills Chamber of Commerce - Easter Bunny Pictures
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!

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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Gotta Scoop?

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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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