Bobcat E-Envelope

May 26, 2022

Dear St. Patricia Parents and Family Members,

This school year is quickly coming to an end! We had such a wonderful field day for our students on Monday, courtesy of the Parent Club and our oh-so-generous parent volunteers who braved the wind and chill of the morning. We survived the unexpected “oil announcement” from Hickory Hills and were fortunate enough to hold the city workers back until later in the morning. I have since communicated with the city and asked that SPS be informed about these city projects and was assured that we would be. So, a huge and heartfelt thanks to all our parents who, from set up to clean up, helped make our field day a great success. The children loved it-especially the snowcones!

Thank you for turning in your ZOO permission slips for our ZOO Field Trip on June 6th. Your child’s teacher will contact you about whether you will chaperone or not. Thank you to so many who have volunteered and are virtus trained for this trip. Parents were chosen by lottery. If you weren't picked to attend then you could still drive and meet us there. However, if your child rode on the bus, they must return on the bus. Please remember that they should wear their gym uniforms and we are asking that NO CELL PHONES be brought on the trip. Remember, if your child is NOT participating, we are not holding classes on June 6th.

I am excited to share that thanks to the generosity of some parent club members, we are sponsoring LUCA at MOVIE NIGHT for our students and families on June 4th. We encourage you to come and park between 7 and 7:30, purchase some fun concessions, (first 30 cars will get free popcorn courtesy of Mr. Fisher) and sit back and enjoy the wonderful film LUCA. It’s heartwarming!

Special thanks to our 7th grade moms who helped us with the Class of 2022 Awards Evening on May 19th. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks also to our first grade teacher and a first grade parent who also helped that night. The evening was so beautiful and the recognition given to our 8th grade students was quite impressive and reflected their outstanding efforts and accomplishments throughout their years at St. Patricia’s!

Soon we will say goodbye to our 14 students from the Class of 2022! We celebrate and honor them at their Graduation Mass and Ceremony Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. Special congratulations to them, and to their families who supported Catholic education through the years, and to the SPS teachers and staff who helped guide and prepare them for the next part of their life journey!

Please remember that there will be no classes on May 27th and that classes resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

SPS Parents, at the end of this newsletter you will find the approved tuition for the 2022-23 school year. Registration is now open. Please don't wait to secure your placement for the next school year. More information about St. Patricia admission and registration is in this e-newsletter.

We are also looking forward to our very special Kindergarten Graduation and Pre-K celebrations.

On June 1st. Both ceremonies will take place in St. Patricia Church. These are such special moments for all of us and I look forward to celebrating them with you. Kindergarten graduation begins at 10 am and Pre-k Celebration begins at noon. Killoran Photography will be there for pictures and thanks to a generous parent donation Disney Characters will be available in the gym at 11:30 for photo ops with your children! (More happy moments to create with your child!) The Disney Characters will be available for both the kindergarten and pre-k children.

The last day of school is June 7th and Dismissal is at 1:30 pm. The LAST DAY of BEFORE and AFTER CARE is JUNE 3rd. The Closing Mass of the school year is at 12:30 pm. There is Pop’s Beef that day or a bag or hot lunch as well.

It’s also takeout Tuesday at Culvers in Bridgeview from 2-6pm.

Please remember that student report cards will be sent home on June 7th with your child. All tuition and fees must be paid or the student report card will be withheld. Please call the office if you have a concern about this. Remember, too, that the school chromebooks are leased and you will be contacted if there is any damage or loss to the chromebook your child used. This is per the initial chromebook agreement you signed.The chromebooks will be turned in and inspected before the students go home.

SPS has available openings for the next school year. We are interested in hiring a teacher aide for 3 days a week, a food service coordinator, and a person for our Before/After Extended Care Program. Call the School Office for further information and send your resume to Mrs. Tina Glogowski, Administrative Assistant, in the Main Office. Her email is: Thank you!

Be sure to note the tentative school calendar in this e-newsletter. The start date for all students is August 22nd. Also, please note the orientation dates and times for the pre-k and kindergarten students.

Last, but certainly not least, I would like you to know that it truly has been such a pleasure in serving as your interim principal these past 3 months. St. Patricia School is a beautiful and caring community with a warmth and openness that makes it a very special family and faith community. The faculty and staff are exceptional in every way! I have enjoyed working with Fr. Meany, your pastor, and am grateful he invited me to consider this interim role.

Thank you for your welcome and for your openness. Thank you for making it feel like HOME. I will be taking a pre-planned vacation from June 2-7 and will return for one final week from 6/8-6/15,


Spread the good news about St. Patricia School. It is an outstanding example of a faith-filled Catholic School living out its educational mission each and every day. The Holy Spirit lives here!!

Please be sure to talk with your children about the horrific tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Pray for peace with them and reassure them that God is our protector and will keep us safe and St. Patricia School.

All Blessing and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Mary Iannucilli

Interim Principal

St. Patricia School

Talking to Children About Violence Resource

Important Dates

  • 5/26 - 8th Grade Graduation
  • 5/27 - No School
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day - No School
  • 6/1 - Kindergarten/PreK Graduation
  • 6/3 - Last day of After Care
  • 6/4 - Movie Night
  • 6/6 - Brookfield Zoo Field Trip
  • 6/7 - Closing All School Mass - 12:30 pm
  • 6/7 - Last Day of School - 1:30 pm dismissal
  • Take Out Tuesday - Culver's 2-6pm

School Calendar
2022-23 Tentative Calendar
SPS Good News

Class of 2022 Awards Night

Congratulations St. Patricia Class of 2022!

Please join us in wishing our St. Patricia Class of 2022 8th grade graduates congratulations! These intelligent, kind, and hard working students have persevered through learning during a global pandemic and still achieving the highest levels of academic success. We are so proud of you all and know your futures will be bright! The St. Patricia family will always be here for you and you will always be Bobcats!

Kayla Buss

Saul Corral

Maria Elena De La Torre

Devin Feliciano

Maksymilian Galik

Sebastian Krzanowski

Nicholas Larson

Zachary Larson

Francesco Levato

Olivia Nalepa

Roxanne Stasch

Valentina Suarez

Jacob Wroniewski

Julia Zahradnicek

Important Information

2022-23 Tuition Information

Thank you for your continued support. It is a privilege and an honor for us at St. Patricia School to know and educate your children. The sacrifices that you make investing in your child’s education at our school are many, and we do our best to provide our students and their families with the best experience possible. Our students are encouraged in faith and service and are challenged to widen their interests beyond the academic. They participate in SPS sports, drama, community engagements, service projects, and so much more! Above all we help our students to grow in faith through instruction, access to the sacraments, and frequent prayer.  

Over the past several weeks, the school administration, Fr. Meany, the Archdiocese, and the St. Patricia Finance Council have been working hard to finalize the 2022-2023 school year budget and tuition rates. After much review and reflection on the school budget, fundraising, and the tuition rates of other Catholic schools in the area, the following rates have been approved.

Download Tuition 2022-23

Thank you again for choosing St. Patricia School. Because of you, we remain a vibrant and academically excellent school serving Hickory Hills and our surrounding communities!

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!
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St. Patricia Supply Kits for 2022-23

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St. Patricia Supply List for 2022-23

2022-23 Supply List

Fall Sports Registration -  Girls Basketball

2022 Girls Basketball Registration

Upcoming Events

Drive-In Movie Night - Saturday June 4th

Take Out Tuesday - June 7th 2pm-6pm

2022 Wine Mixer

Parish Happenings
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Community Happenings

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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