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May 12, 2022

Dear SPS Parents and Family Members,

The month of May is moving very quickly and I think it would be helpful to use this newsletter as

your guide to all SPS activities and events that are in the works and on the calendar for this month….

May 12   May Crowning is Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. The second and 8th grade students have special roles for this service dedicated to Mary, our Mother. Gowns (no caps) for the 8th grade and Communion outfits for 2nd grade.  

May 19  8th grade Awards Night and Dinner begins at 6:30 and the class of 2022 should arrive at 6:15. Formal dress or Sunday best is expected. Calling on 7th grade parents (Virtus trained) to volunteer for the evening! Go to Sign Up Genius to sign up for a time period.


May 23  All School Field Day All students will play games on a special schedule for that day. 

Bring a bag lunch if you did not purchase the Buona Beef Monday lunch for that day. Parent volunteers (Virtus trained) are needed for this event. Go to Sign Up Genius for details. 

May 26  Class of 2022 Liturgy and Graduation at 6:30 pm. Students arrive at 5:45 and proceed to their homeroom dressed in CAP and GOWN.

June 1 Kindergarten Graduation Prayer Service at 10 a.m. Instructions and Reminders have been sent home.

Pre-K Celebration Prayer Service at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Instructions have been sent home.  

Both classes, K and Pre-K, are able to go home and are finished for the school year. 

June 2 LAST DAY for Extended Care

June 6 ZOO School Field Trip  Grades 1-7 Students will leave SPS at 9 a.m. and return around 2 p.m. The $11.00 fee is due on May 24th. Volunteer chaperones (Virtus Trained) are needed for this trip. A special letter of information was recently sent home. Students should bring a backpack and their brown bag lunch. See the letter for further details. For those that ordered the Monday Pops lunch, it will be delivered on Tuesday, June 7th.

June 7th Last day of the 2021-22 School year! Mass will be at 12:15 p.m. and students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

A few final reminders…..

Please be sure to contact the office if you are not returning, the paperwork for transfers takes time. 

SPS Summer Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Monday- Thursday)

All tuition and fees are due on May 25th. Report cards or transcripts will not be given to students 

who have outstanding tuition or fees. 

Students will receive their final report card on June 7th. 

If you have not yet registered for next year, please do so asap. Thank you!

Are you going to our School Fundraiser this Saturday evening? We are hosting a Wine Mixer this Saturday evening, May 13th. Doors open at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be good music from our own Mr. Freddy Villegas, heavy Hor’s D'oeuvres by Chuck’s, with wine and spirit tastings, raffle prizes, games, and more! Hope to see you there!

Heartfelt thank yous to all of our dedicated and hardworking staff members and volunteers who have made this evening possible! YOU are the real rock stars of this event, YOU are the wind beneath St. Patricia School’s wings! THANK YOU!!


Mary Iannucilli

Interim Principal

St. Patricia School

Important Dates

  • 5/12 - May Crowning 6:30 pm
  • 5/14 - St. Patricia Wine Mixer 6:30 - 10:00 pm
  • 5/17 - Parent’s Club Meeting 7:30 pm
  • 5/19 - 8th Grade Awards Night
  • 5/23 - Field Day 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • 5/26 - 8th Grade Graduation
  • 5/27 - No School
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day - No School
  • 6/1 - Kindergarten/PreK Graduation
  • 6/4 - Movie Night
  • 6/6 - Brookfield Zoo Field Trip
  • 6/7 - Last Day of School - 1:30 pm dismissal

School Calendar
SPS Good News

April/May Students of the Month

PreK - Peyton Swanson

Kindergarten - Allison Schultz

1st Grade - Zachariah Stoklosa

2nd Grade - Justin Zahradnicek

3rd Grade - Annabel Damaschke

4th Grade - Cecelia Stoklosa

5th Grade - Julia Gonzales

6th Grade - Fareed Alkhader

7th Grade - Nia Ruvalcaba

8th Grade - Nick Larson

7th & 8th Grade Release the Trout!

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!
Download Registration Form
Register Online

End of Year - Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways you can help out this month!  Please click below to view available opportunities.  Thank you!

Sign Up via Sign Up Genius

Frozen Treat Orders - Due May 17th

Order Frozen Treat

St. Patricia Supply Kits for 2022-23

Order Online

2022 St. Patricia Wine Mixer

St. Patricia Wine Mixer - Saturday May 14th
Purchase General Admission Tickets
Purchase Senior Tickets
Purchase DD Tickets
Download Order Form
The 2022 Wine Mixer Committee would like to offer St. Patricia Parents multiple Volunteer Opportunities to help earn volunteer hours and be involved! We are in need of Gift Card donations, volunteers to help iron tablecloths and set the gym, volunteers to assist with the event night, and washing linens after the event. Please view and sign up below!
View Volunteer Opportunities
Download Pre-Sale Form and Return to School/Rectory Office

Upcoming Events

May Parent Club Meeting

Sign Up to Attend

Field Day - May 23rd

We are having a FIELD DAY for all of our students sponsored by the Parent’s Club! The plans have been finalized and our FIELD DAY all student event will be held on May 23rd, from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. This will be a fun filled event for Pre-K through 8th Grade. The games will be set up by Fun Services who will also provide sno cones for each student and there will be a lollipop tree too!

Students will also be able to eat their hot lunch on that day or can bring their own bag lunch if they did not order Monday Special Buona Beef lunch. Since the day will be activity-based, we would like everyone to wear their gym uniforms that day.

Additionally, the traffic pattern will be set up differently for drop off and pick up because the games will (hopefully) be set up outside. We will send you specific directions next week for drop off and pick up procedures so that the traffic pattern goes smoothly and without disruption for that day.

SPS Parents, we need your help for this day! We need 15-20 volunteer parents who are Virtus trained and can assist with games and the student classes as they rotate through the games.

Sign up to Volunteer

Brookfield Zoo Field Trip - June 6th

Read for Trip/Volunteer Information
Parish Happenings
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Be sure to read our Parish Bulletins and weekly E-News to stay up to date with Parish Events, Programs, and more!
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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
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
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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
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