Bobcat E-Envelope

March 9, 2023

Hi SPS Families,

2nd-trimester report cards are going home today. Please look them over and if you have any questions about any grades, please email the teachers directly. Please also sign and have your child(ren) return the report card envelopes to their homeroom teachers.

SPS teachers, parents, and students will have an opportunity to participate in the 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of St. Patricia School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials. 

The 5Essentials Survey will be available until March 17, 2023. To take the survey please click below.


Erick Passarelli' '04


5Essentials Parent Survey

Important Dates

  • 3/9 - Report Cards
  • 3/9 - Spring Pictures
  • 3/9 - Confirmation
  • 3/14 - Parents Club Meeting 7pm
  • 3/17 - 11:30 am Dismissal
  • 3/17 - Optional Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 3/22 - Nothing Bundt Cakes Orders Due
  • 3/24 - Frozen Treat Day
  • 3/25 - Mother Son Lego Event
  • 3/26 - Teen Movie 3pm
  • 3/30 - 4/2 - SPS Drama Annie Jr. Performances
  • 4/2 - Palm Sunday
  • 4/4 – 1:30 pm Dismissal
  • 4/6 – Holy Thursday 11:30 am Dismissal
  • 4/6 – Nothing Bundt Cakes Pick Up
  • 4/7 – Good Friday – No School
  • 4/7 - Living Stations of the Cross 12:00 pm
  • 4/8 – Holy Saturday
  • 4/9 – Easter Sunday
  • 4/10 – 4/16 – Easter Break
  • 4/17 – Classes Resume
School Calendar

Don’t forget to share your feedback on the Disciple Maker Index! The Survey is LIVE and will be open until March 31st.

All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole. The survey is available on our website:

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Fr. Meany, parish leadership, and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be.  Thank you for your help in this important matter!

Start Your Survey!
SPS Good News

Blessings to St. Patricia's 2023 Confirmandi!

St. Patricia Parish welcomes Kevin M. Birmingham, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago, who will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation tonight on Thursday, March 9, 2023. May the Holy Spirit dwell within the hearts of our Confirmation Class.

We welcome our young people into their full membership in the Catholic Church. Please keep them all in your prayers.

Athletics News

Congratulations to our 8th grade Boys’ Basketball team on their championship win in the 2023 SCC Blue Division! Our fabulous fans came out and cheer our Bobcats on as they played a close game against St. Linus, with the final score being St. Patricia 37 – St. Linus 28! Awesome end to a great season for our Bobcats! Check out more photos on our website

Important Information

Friday Fun Lunch is a program that SPS Parent’s Club provides to offer students a lunch option from local restaurants, while fundraising to support our school! For the 2022-23 school, orders can be placed online only. Once you place your order, please send payment to your student’s classroom teacher in an envelope marked with the student’s name and “Friday Fun Lunch.”

Order Friday Fun Lunch Online

Frozen Treat Day - sponsored by the Parent's Club - will be on Friday,March 24th! Please submit your order online and send payment into the school in a marked envelope.

Order Frozen Treat Online

Our St. Patricia Youth will be reenacting the events as portrayed in the Stations of the Cross. We are in search of students in Grades 4-8 to be the performers! The Living Stations will take place on Good Friday, April 7th at 12:00 pm at St. Patricia Church. Practices will be held on Mondays at 3:30 pm.

If your child(ren) is interested, please fill out the form below or contact Mrs. Glowgowski in the school office.

Download Registration Form

Join us on Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm for a Parent's Club meeting! The meeting will be available on Zoom and in person at Prime Time Restaurant located at 7750 95th St, Hickory Hills, IL 60457. 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 [email protected]

Sign Up to Attend

The Parent's Club is hosting this year's Mom & Son Event in the SPS Parish Center on Saturday, March 25th! We are very excited to be able to host a Lego building event with special guest characters who will be there to put on a show, play games with the kids, as well as take pictures! The cost to attend is $35.00 per couple and $15.00 for each additional son. Food will be served and additional fun items will be available to purchase.

Parent's Club is also in need of volunteers to help make the evening run smoothly! Please sign up below.

Register Online for Mother Son Event
Sign up to Volunteer

Drama News

Our 2023 Drama Club Raffle Basket Fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you to all our St. Patricia family for your support and to all who donated to make the raffle possible. A BIG Bobcat congratulations to our many winners!

Annie Cast Practices for the next three weeks (all in Parish Center): 

  • Thursday, March 9th – No Practice due to Confirmation

  • Tuesday, March 14th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Sweet! – Full Cast
  • Wednesday, March 15th, 3:00-4:30 – Dance Practice – Everyone - both Casts
  • Thursday, March 16th, 3:00-5:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast

  • Tuesday, March 21st, 3:00-6:00, Cast Sweet! – Full Cast – Complete Run Through
  • Wednesday, March 22nd, 3:00-4:30 – Dance Practice – Annie, Hannigan, Warbucks, Grace, Rooster and Lily only - both Casts
  • Thursday, March 23rd, 3:00-6:00, Cast Awesome – Full Cast – Complete Run Through

Kids Cast Practices for the next 1 weeks – in school until 4:30 - Monday, March 13th 

Please submit Order Form and Payment to the School Office.

Annie Jr. Ticket Order Form

 Recognize your special actor or actress with a personal message!

Download Program Ad Order Form

Support SPS

Parent's Club Easter Fundraiser - Nothing Bundt Cakes

St. Patricia School has partnered with Nothing Bundt Cakes in Orland Park for our Easter

2023 Fundraiser! Enjoy delicious cakes for your Easter celebrations while supporting SPS!

Here’s how it will work:

  • Our school 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).

Please place your order by downloading the Order Form below and returning the order and payment to the school office by Wednesday, March 22nd. If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, please contact Annette Wagner at: [email protected]

Download Order Form

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars and start making plans to join us for a night out that is full of good food, drink, and friends! The St. Patricia Wine Mixer will take place Saturday, April 22nd. More information to come, sponsorships available!

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2023-24 SPS Registration

If you have not done so, please return your re-registration sheet and $100 commitment fee for next school year to the school office to secure your enrollment. You may also complete the information and make payment via credit card online at our website. Thank you!

Register Online
Download 2023-24 Re-Registration Form
Virtus Training

If you have not done so, please return your re-registration sheet and $100 commitment fee for next school year to the school office to secure your enrollment. You may also complete the information and make payment via credit card online at our website.

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!

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