Bobcat E-Envelope
March 31, 2022
SPS Good News
March Students of the Month
Congratulations to the March Students of the Month! The following students have demonstrated Determination in the classroom, when overcoming challenges, and while achieving their goals. Keep up the amazing work, we are so proud of you!

Kindergarten - Maggie Breit 
1st Grade - Oliver Damaschke.
2nd Grade - Nelly Kuzinski.
3rd Grade - Victoria Smigaj
4th Grade - Tommy Buss
5th Grade - Anna Kwak
6th Grade - Joanna Czyz
7th Grade - Oliver Krzanowski
8th Grade - Olivia Nalepa
Not pictured - Preschool Jan Gallik
Our Faith in Action
Many blessings to our 8th-grade students who received the sacrament of Confirmation! St. Patricia Parish welcomed the Most Reverend Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago, who administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
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!
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!
Monday Hot Lunch - May/June
Orders and payments are due by Monday, April 11th.
Monday Special Lunch, sponsored by SPS Parent's Club, is taking orders for May/June. 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!
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
Break a Leg Casts Awesome and Sweet and Crew!
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!
Tickets available at the door before the performance.
Cost is $10 for an adult ticket and $5 for a child (grade school and below) ticket.
Upcoming Events
Take Out Tuesday - Buona Beef
Take the night off cooking and support St. Patricia School!
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.
Parish Happenings
St. Patricia Community Service Easter Collection
Our Parish Community Services team will be hosting a collection to help local families and individuals this Easter. Please consider donating a ham to help fill food baskets. Thank you!
Holy Week Schedule
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
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.
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?

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/
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