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May 5, 2022

Dear SPS Parents and Family Members,

As we enter the month of May, we are still wondering when Spring will appear! In the meantime, we wait for her arrival with warmer sunny days. We will celebrate a St. Patricia School Spring with all the wonderful activities and events planned for this merry month of May: YES, the sun is shining bright and we are growing our garden of family and friends here at St. Patricia School! 

Our Student Council rocked Spirit Week and we ended last week with a pep rally and the traditional Student/Staff Volleyball Game. Tradition also dictated the winner…the students of course!

This week, schools all over the nation are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week! We began the week with coffee, drinks, and pastry treats from Starbucks- a wonderful surprise contributed 

by Parents Club and a special donor. All of us extend a grateful thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity! We truly appreciated it! Our teachers and staff will be dressing down this week, having a special lunch on Friday, courtesy of the Office of Catholic Schools, and other surprises throughout the week. I hope that you will ask your child/children to write a thank you note to their teacher this week. I know our teachers and staff would certainly appreciate it!

Last Saturday, I attended the Mass for our second grade students who received their First Holy Communion. It was such a beautiful experience to see each student presented with their family members and then receive Jesus for the first time with them. Truly a very special Mass! Thanks to each of you for recognizing how special receiving the Eucharist is and making it so memorable for your child. An indelible memory indeed! Thanks to our Religious Education Director and staff for planning this special occasion!

As we continue to traverse May, the 7th and 8th graders have 2 field trips this week: Trout and Springfield are on the calendar. Also, the Garden Club is hoping to plant flowers this Saturday at 9 am. We could use your help. Service hours make this a good choice if you can make it!

Next week,on May 11th, our altar servers have a thank you pizza party, and you also have received information about the special May Crowning on Thursday, May 12th, at 6:30. This is such a special event for the 8th grade and 2nd grade students and covid has prevented it until this year. You are invited and welcome! Please come to celebrate and honor Mary, our Mother.


On Thursday, (5/5) of this week, your child will be bringing home a special yellow letter which explains the ALL SCHOOL ZOO Field Trip we are planning on June 6th. The letter contains all the information you need inclusive of cost and permission slip. We also need parent volunteers who are Virtus trained to help us out that day. Please read the letter and return the permission form and $11.00 by Tuesday May 24th. Thank you!  

Don't forget our SPS Fundraiser on May 14th! Be sure you have your tickets to the Wine Mixer! 

Bring your dancing shoes and checkbook! We have wonderful raffles items, including a $300 tuition credit, not to mention a wonderful assortment of spirits just waiting to be sampled! Don’t miss it! See you there!

I'm delighted to share with you that the Parent Club is sponsoring a special ALL SCHOOL FIELD DAY on Monday, May 23rd. ( Pray for good weather!) I have been working with Annette Wagner and Danielle Drzayich to plan a fun day for our students! I will be sending a letter home next Monday, May 9th, with all the details. Please be sure to read it. We will need volunteers for our Field Day too… Virtus trained, please. 

There are other school events this month which I will address in another newsletter.

I do have one very special announcement which you need to know. With permission from 

Mrs. Colleen Mazurek, it is with sadness that I share with you Colleen’s retirement from St. Patricia School. Yes, after 25 dedicated years, Colleen is retiring to be with her family and her soon to be born grandchild! Though happy for Colleen as she opens up a new chapter in her life story, we are losing a treasure beyond value! Colleen has given her all to St. Patricia School and to this community. She will be incredibly missed and will always be a part of the St. Patricia family that she helped create! We wish her well and thank her for all she has given this community. God’s blessings, Colleen, as you begin a new journey. We say farewell and send our love and gratitude with you as you take leave.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of St. Patricia School, I would like to wish all of our mothers a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day!

Peace and all good,

Mary Iannucilli

Interim Principal

St. Patricia School

Important Dates

  • 5/5 - Cinco de Mayo
  • 5/5 - Taco Teen Night 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • 5/6 - Spring Flower Sale - Athletics Shed 9am-4pm
  • 5/7-5/8 - Queen of Hearts Selling - SPS Parents
  • 5/8 - Mother’s Day
  • 5/11 - Altar Servers Pizza Party
  • 5/12 - May Crowning 6:30 pm
  • 5/14 - St. Patricia Wine Mixer 6:30 - 10:00 pm
  • 5/17 - Parent’s Club Meeting
  • 5/19 - 8th Grade Awards Night
  • 5/23 - Field Day
  • 5/26 - 8th Grade Graduation
  • 5/27 - No School
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day - No School
  • 6/1 - Kindergarten/PreK Graduation
  • 6/6 - Brookfield Zoo Field Trip
  • 6/7 - Last Day of School - 1:30 pm dismissal

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SPS Good News

Thank You St. Patricia Teachers!

7th Grade Pizza Party - Won on Bobcat Bonanza!

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!
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SPS Parents Queen of Hearts Selling Weekend

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. St. Patricia School Parents are scheduled for May 7th and 8th and we are in need of 1 parent to sell at each weekend Mass to support our Parish. 

Please sign up by Friday, May 6th. We ask that you arrive about 30 minutes before your weekend selling shift to be sure everything runs smoothly. 1 Volunteer is needed for each shift, you may sign up for multiple times. Thank you for your support! 

Frozen Treat Orders - Due May 17th

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St. Patricia Supply Kits for 2022-23

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Drama Club News
Orders are now being accepted for Video and Photos from Frozen Jr. Orders are due by Monday, May 9th 
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2022 St. Patricia Wine Mixer

St. Patricia Wine Mixer - Saturday May 14th
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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!
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May Parent Club Meeting

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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
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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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