Bobcat E-Envelope

September 15, 2022

Hi SPS Families,

The classrooms have been busy around the school, with great and fun lessons taking place within the classrooms. One of my favorite parts of this job is going into the classrooms and seeing the teachers and the students having fun together! 

Students in K-8 began their i-Ready assessments this week. i-Ready is an online testing system that measures growth in both reading and math and the tests are given three times during the school year. Once the students are completed with each test, teachers and myself receive data that we all will analyze and we will look at student strengths in both reading and math, as well as look at areas that we need to improve. It's a great tool to really help everyone involved and is used in all Archdiocesan schools. 

The gym uniforms will arrive here at school early next week and will be delivered to the students to take home. We thank you for your patience with this.

Our Junior Honor Society and Student Council induction ceremony will take place in the church at 1:30 on Tuesday. Parents and families are more than welcome to join us! 

Please remember that the tardy bell is at 7:55 so if the kids enter the building after 7:55, they have to stop at the front office for a tardy slip.

Also just a reminder that if you are arriving right at 3:00 or a little after to pick up your kid(s), please be extra vigilant in the parking lot when trying to park, as the kids have a tendency to run to their cars and sometimes aren't vigilant of their surroundings either. Safety is our number one priority and I know we can all work together in making the parking lot procedures safe for everyone.

As always, if you need anything or we can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Erick Passarelli '04


Important Dates

  • 9/16 - Mum Orders Pick Up 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • 9/16 - Oct Friday Fun Lunch Orders Due

  • 9/17-9/18 - SPS Parents Queen of Hearts Selling Weekend

  • 9/18 - Catechetical Sunday

  • 9/20 - 1:30 pm JHS & Student Council Inductions

  • 9/20 - Frozen Treat Orders Due

  • 9/20 - Charleston Wrap Sale Begins

  • 9/21 - 5:00 pm Girls Basketball Home Games

  • 9/22 - 5:00 pm Girls Basketball Home Games

  • 9/22 - 8:30 am All School Mass - Join us!

  • 9/23 - Frozen Treat Day

  • 9/29 - 8:30 am All School Mass - Feast of the ArchAngels - Join us!

School Calendar
SPS Good News

Bobcat Bonanza Gives Back!

Last week, Bobcat Bonanza hosted an Appreciation Breakfast for our SPS Teachers and Staff to thank them for all they give to our school and students each and every day!

In the Classroom

During Technology class this past Monday, students were tasked with a STEM Challenge!  They were asked to create a pyramid using only 4 solo cups and 3 popsicle sticks.  The rules were the cups had to be a popsicle length apart and only one popsicle stick on one cup. Our Bobcats took the challenge head-on and had a great time working together!  Nice work!

Our Faith in Action

We celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross this week! SPS students joined our parishioners at 8:30 am Mass and led the congregation in prayer.  Check out the highlights and join us for future All School Masses, all are welcome!

Important Information

Extended Care News

Beginning Monday 9/19, after-school Extended Care will be held downstairs (located next to the School Hall).  Please pick up at the North Parking Lot.  Morning Care will still take place via the Main Office.

Queen of Hearts - SPS Parents Selling Weekend Sept. 17-18th

St. Patricia School Parents are scheduled to sell Queen of Hearts Tickets after Masses on September 17th & 18th. We are in need of parent volunteers after all Sunday Masses, you will earn Volunteer Hours for your time. Selling Queen of Hearts tickets is a simple process and there are parish members who can help with any questions that come up while selling.

Visit Sign Up Genius to Volunteer

October 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

Frozen Treat Day - Orders Due Sept. 20th

Frozen Treat Day is a program that SPS Parent’s Club provides to offer students a fun treat each month! Please download the order form and send payment to your student’s classroom teacher in an envelope marked with the student’s name and “Frozen Treat Day.”

Frozen Treat Order Form

September All School Masses

Enrichment Programs

SPS is excited about upcoming Extracurricular Activities this fall! Click below to view flyers to register.  New this week is the Creative Artists at Play program!

Creative Artist at Play - with Mrs. Scialo
Chess Scholars Flyer
Let's Code Flyer

Support SPS!

Fall Mum Sale

Thank you to everyone who ordered Mums in support of SPS and the Parent's Club!  Pick up will be tomorrow, Friday, September 16th between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

Charleston Wrap - Starts September 20th!

Support St. Patricia Parent's Club and receive 40% of the profits directly back to you as a St. Patricia Parent!  Register early and share with family and friends! Sale starts September 20th.

Bobcat Bonanza

Join our private Bobcat Bonanza Facebook Raffle Group and invite others to support SPS!

In 2020-21 we raised over $60,000 and the funds were used to offer 1:1 Chromebooks to all students from K-8th grade. For 2021-22, we raised over $20,000 towards the renovation of our School Hall (lunchroom) including installing air conditioning that is soon to be underway! Join our group, share with friends and family, and support St. Patricia School! Scan our QR code and it will take you directly to our group page or click the button below. This is a private group to fundraise for St. Patricia School. Have fun and score some awesome stuff! Questions? Email Mrs. B-Rodriguez at 

Join Bobcat Bonanza Today!
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Parish Happenings
Keep Up to Date with Parish News!
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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Join the St. Patricia community on Sunday, September 18th as we take time to visit with each other and get to know our neighbors!  Celebrate Catechetical Sunday at the 9:30 am Mass.

Please contact the Rectory at 708-598-5222 or to register.


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!

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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