Bobcat E-Envelope

August 25, 2022

Hi SPS Families,

It has been a great week so far! The kids are back learning in the classrooms, and hopefully, having fun during the day as well! I feel so fortunate to return to SPS and please know that my door is always open in case you need anything.  

I mentioned to the staff at one of our meetings last week that I plan to be in all classrooms every day, all school year, to get to know everyone. It has been great getting into all of the classrooms so far this week, talking with the students and teachers, and seeing the great lessons and activities that are going on inside the classrooms. The teachers are outstanding and you can tell right away that they all have a passion for teaching! It truly feels like a family around here!

Our Curriculum Night (Parent Night) is next Tuesday, August 30th, at 6:30. We will start in the gym with a few presentations and then you will have the opportunity to go to your child's/children's classrooms to listen to what your kids will be working on during the school year. It is a great night to get to know the teachers and staff, as well as other families!

Our Parent's Club is sponsoring an ice cream truck for the kids next Monday! This is a free treat for them and the truck will be parked in our parking lot where the students and staff will be able to pick from a variety of ice cream treats. It's a way to celebrate a good first full week back at SPS! Thanks to Annette Wagner for organizing this! 

Our first Friday spirit wear day is tomorrow! This will be every Friday during the school year. Any St. Patricia spirit wear shirt, jersey, or sweatshirt can be worn. Students are allowed to wear jeans, sweatpants, leggings, uniform pants or uniform shorts. If you do not have any St Pat's spirit wear yet, students can wear their gym shirt. Any new or current students that have not received any spirit wear or gym clothes yet, can wear something blue tomorrow. 

Again, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Erick Passarelli '04


Important Dates

  • 8/28 - 8/31 - Book Fair

  • 8/30 - Curriculum Night 6:30 pm in the Gym

  • 9/2 - Friday Fun Lunch Orders Due

  • 9/5 – No School Labor Day

  • 9/6 – 1:30 pm Early Dismissal

  • 9/6 - Take Out Tuesday @ Plush Horse

  • 9/7 - Picture Day

  • 9/7 – Girls Basketball Home Games

  • 9/9 - Mum Sale Orders Due
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SPS Good News

Summer Building Updates

Over summer break, the hallways at SPS received a fresh coat of paint in Bobcat Blue! Once the hallways were completed, 8th-grade student Glorija R. designed and hand-painted unique Bobcat artwork above some of our key doorways and spaces.  Her artistic efforts were the perfect touch to complete the project!  Thank you Glorija for sharing your talent with SPS!

First Day of School Highlights - Welcome Back!

Ice Cream Social 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a sweet time at this year’s Ice Cream Social! A big THANK YOU to our Jr. High volunteers who did an excellent job keeping the fun and games rolling and to our SPS Parents Club volunteers for all their hard work organizing the afternoon and running the show! We are looking forward to a wonderful new school year and loved being able to kick it off with such a fun event for our St. Patricia community!

Important Information
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!

Tution Payments

Please make sure your August tuition payments are paid by September1, 2022.  Thank you!

Blackbaud Tuition

Lunch Supervisors - Volunteer

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.

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 $8.00 for the full lunch period. If you wish to use this as volunteer hours you will not be paid for the shift. You may volunteer to work as many days as you like, all are welcome.

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. Thank you for support!

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September Friday Fun Lunch Orders

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.”

There is no milk served on Fridays. Please be sure to send your student a drink from home!

There will be no refunds for any absent students and food will not be saved for when they return to school. Thank you for understanding.

Order Friday Fun Lunch Online

For the 2022-23 school year, we ask all parents to review, sign, and submit to the school office a copy of the School Family Pledge for a healthy, and safe school year.  This form was also sent home with students today.  Thank you!

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Upcoming Events

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to SPS!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to St. Patricia School on August 28 – 31st! We will be selling books, posters, school supplies, and educational toys after all the Masses on Sunday 8/28 in the Hospitality Room. The Fair will be open to students and their parents 8:30 am to 2:10 pm on Mon., 8/29 and Tues., 8/30, and Wed., 8/31 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM. It will also be open for Curriculum Night 8/30 from 5:30 - 6:15 pm, and after the Principal’s Address - 8:00 pm.

We are looking for volunteers to help with Set-Up on Friday 8/27, helping to run the fair after all Masses on Sunday 8/29, volunteers for visiting classrooms Monday 8/30, Tuesday 8/31, and Wednesday 9/1, and Tuesday 8/31 during Curiculum Night. All volunteers must complete the Archdiocese of Chicago mandated Virtus training program before being eligible to volunteer. Thank you in advance for helping out with this fun event!

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Shop Book Fair Online starting 8/26

Take Out Tuesday - September 6th

Fall Mum Sale

Help us raise money for SPS Parent's Club & brighten up your home with beautiful fall colors! All pre-orders need to be submitted by Friday, September 9th, and should be picked up on Friday, September 16 between 9:00a - 3:00p.  Please submit orders online.  You may submit payment online or send a check to the school office in an envelope marked "Mum Sale" with your name. Thank you for your support!

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Support St Patricia this Sunday at the Hickory Hills Street Fair!  Our Holy Name Society will be selling Split the Pot tickets after all Masses and at the fair. Drawing is 6:00 pm!

Bobcat Bonanza

Have you joined our  private Bobcat Bonanza Facebook Raffle Group? Starting after Labor Day, the fabulous prizes will return!

In 2020-21 we raised over $60,000 and the funds were used to offer 1:1 Chromebooks to all students K-8th grade. For 2021, we raised over $20,000 and the renovation of our School Hall (lunchroom) including installing air conditioning is soon to be underway! 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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