Bobcat E-Envelope
March 3, 2022
SPS Good News
2nd Grade Wins 1st Place in Hills Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Decorating Contest!
Congratulations to our 2nd Grade Class for taking 1st place in this years Scarecrow Decorating Contest that was hosted by the Hills Chamber of Commerce! Mrs. B and her class won $50 and bragging rights until next year! Awesome job Bobcats, way to represent for St. Patricia!
Our Faith in Action
This week we prepared our hearts and minds for the beginning of our Lenten journey. On Shrove Tuesday, the school took part in our Palm Burning prayer service, and on Ash Wednesday we celebrated an All School Mass with Fr. Mike Meany, Fr. Chris, and Deacon Norb Weitendorf. Tomorrow, Friday, March 4th, will start our school Stations of the Cross at 2:15 pm in the Church. All are invited to join us!
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 and Spanish to welcome our guests. Please view the Sign Up Genius form to volunteer!
Upcoming Events
Take Out Tuesday - Rescheduled for Today, Thursday, March 3rd
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!
Bobcat Bonanza - Pizza Party and Out of Uniform Day Raffle
Our Bobcat Bonanza Raffle will be posting 2 terrific items available this week for our St. Patricia families and this is your sneak peek! For $5.00 an entry, you can have a chance to win a Pizza Party for your student's whole class! For $4.00 an entry, you can have a chance to win an Out of Uniform Day for your student's whole class! Entries must include the class you are purchasing for. The raffle has limited spaces available, so don't delay! Click below to visit our private Facebook group. Have questions about Bobcat Bonanza? Read to the end of the E-news for more information.
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!
Drama Club News
March 3rd Update
Frozen Jr. Practices for the next 2 weeks (all in Parish Center):
Tuesday, March 8th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Sweet – Full Cast
Wednesday, March 9th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast (to make up for Snow day)
Thursday, March 10th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast

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 2 weeks – in school until 4:45 - Monday, March 7th and Monday, March 14th 
Athletics News
Cheer on our Bobcats this weekend!
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
Burbank National Little League Registration
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
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