Bobcat E-Envelope

September 22, 2022

Hi SPS Families,

Welcome to Fall! The weather is starting to change around here as we continue on with the school year! 

If you are interested and have not registered your kid(s) for either the chess club or the computer coding club, please click on the links towards the bottom of this newsletter to sign up. Registration is due online by Monday. 

We had a great turnout for our girls basketball games last night for our "pool party" theme! Come on out again tonight for another round of girls basketball, starting at 5:00 with our 5th grade team and then right after that game, our 8th grade team takes the court. Tonight's theme is "white out". 

Next week's all-school mass will honor our local firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and city leaders as we celebrate the Feast Day of the Archangels. We are blessed to have our own "angels" watching over our towns and cities every day and we are so thankful for them and their service. The Mass will begin at 8:30 so feel free to join us! 

The contractors have started the duct work in the cafeteria downstairs for the HVAC system that is going to be installed. Work like this will be completed this week and next week and then the "full" construction project will begin the first week of October. We will keep you updated with information and photos as we continue on with this project. 

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


Erick Passarelli '04


Important Dates

  • 9/23 - Frozen Treat Day

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

  • 10/4 - 1:30 Early Dismissal

  • 10/4 - Take Out Tuesday - The Patio

  • 10/4 - Blessing of the Pets - 4:00 pm

  • 10/5 - Girls Basketball Home Games 5pm

  • 10/6 - Roberts Park FD Visit

  • 10/7 - No School Staff Development

  • 10/8 - Fall Homecoming

  • 10/10 - No School Columbus Day

  • 10/13 - Holy Name Society New Member Night

  • 10/13 - Girls Basketball Home Games 5pm

  • 10/15 - Trivia Night

  • 10/29 - Halloween Event

School Calendar
SPS Good News

SPS Teacher Wishlists

For the 2022-23 school year, we have encouraged our SPS teachers to set up individual teacher wish lists on Amazon. Each teacher’s wish list includes items and supplies that will make a difference in their classroom. Parents and other members of the community are encouraged to visit the SPS Teacher Wish Lists via Amazon and choose one or more items that they would like to contribute. Once an item is purchased, Amazon will ship the item directly to the teacher at SPS.  

Don’t forget, if you place your order using AmazonSmile, Amazon may donate a portion of your purchase to St. Patricia. You will need to set your charity to St. Patricia. Visit below!

Check Out Wishlists on our Website
Sign Up for Amazon Smile

In the Classroom

Students in 5th grade are exploring the relationship between mass and volume. First they practiced finding volumes of solids and liquids using graduated cylinders and water displacement. Then they measured the mass of the solids to prove that the higher the volume of an object does not always mean the higher the mass. 

Celebrate SPS Students

On Tuesday, our student leaders from the Junior Honors Society and Student Council were inducted into their respective roles during a ceremony held in the church. Both organizations required those wishing to be elected to a leadership role to prepare and give a speech to their peers. We are incredibly proud of all who presented and wish to congratulate the officers and all representatives for 2022-23!  Thank you for wanting to serve SPS!

Student Council Officers

President – Dominic T.

Vice President – Dimitri P.

Treasurer – Katelyn D.

Secretary – Ana O.

Promotions – Glorija R. 


Michelle K.

Annabel D.

Ryan M.

Julia M. 

Victoria C. 

Henry I.

Daniel D.

Jesus G. 

Tony C.

Reese C.

Junior Honor Society Officers

President – Emily C.

Vice President – Lily I.

Treasurer – Anthony J.

Secretary – Marta B.


Ana K.

Glorija R. 

Gabriela W.

Important Information

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!

Please note on early dismissal Tuesdays, CAAP sessions will take place directly following dismissal.  Students who are enrolled in CAAP will be ready for pick up at 3:00 pm.

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

Fall Mum Sale

Thank you to all who supported our Fall Mum Sale! With your generous support, SPS Parent's Club was able to raise over $2,300.00! We are especially grateful to our Jr. High students who unloaded the flowers and helped to set up the plants for pickup and to our wonderful parent volunteers for their time and dedication to SPS!

Upcoming Events

Halloween Save the Date

Mark your calendars and get your costumes and decorations ready!  SPS Parent's Club will be hosting an evening of spooky fun on Saturday, October 29th.  More details will follow!

Trivia Night

Purchase Team Tickets Online
Purchase Individual Tickets Online

Grab your team of 6 and get ready for a slightly spooky, fun night out! Best Decorated Table will take home a prize and the top 3 teams win cash prizes!  Visit for more details.  

Support SPS!

Charleston Wrap - Happening Now

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!
How To Join Facebook Groups
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!
Visit Parish Website

Creation Care News

Register Online

Please contact the Rectory at 708-598-5222 or with questions.  Registration deadline is October 1st. 


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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