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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Mr. McLaughlin's 3/21/17  Tuesday Tidbits Overview (from the Links)
Mr. McLaughlin's 3/21/17 Tuesday Tidbits Overview (from the Links)


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Dear Parents,

Tuesday Tidbits, 3/21/17
 
I'd like to thank all of our families for their generosity last week.  Thanks to you, our NJHS was able to raise $1,272 for the Cheka School in Tanzania on the NJHS "Green Day". Congratulations to our NJHS officers for their great work on this event!

Welcome to all of our new families who will be joining us for the 2017 - 18 school year. All of them are now receiving the Tuesday Tidbits . We look forward to welcoming them to our school family on "moving on up day" in June!

On behalf of the faculty and staff I'd like to extend our gratitude to our amazing 3rd grade parents for the delicious Irish lunch last week. I'd also like to thank one of our students, Claire Bolton for baking the delicious green cup cakes last week; what a treat!

In anticipation of our school's continued enrollment growth and expansion plans, effective immediately,  we have restructured the focus and responsibilities of our Administrative team.  I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Rutledge has been named Vice Principal of grades 5 through 8 and Mr. Pryor has been named Vice Principal of grades 1 through 4. Both will take on the responsibilities of academics, discipline, standardized testing, and all other related areas specific to the grade levels for which they are responsible.   

As special word of thanks to STS parent, Mrs. Richardson for coordinating this year's skate night, this past Saturday. The event was a great success and a wonderful time was had by all.

Please note that car raffle tickets were mailed home ot all STS families last week. You should be receiving them in the next few days. We appreciate your generosity and support of this important PTO fundraising event. Proceeds will go to help fund our investment in additional instructional technologies and our expansion.

I am excited to announce that our rising 8th grade students will be participating in our very own STEM Fair next year. This will replace the traditional Science Fair and will allow our students to showcase their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills. We are currently collaborating with Dr. Leslie Lipovski, Curriculum Coordinator for the Arlington Diocese, to finalize the plans for the event. We will also be creating an STS STEM website to update our parents on the event details and to share our students' progress on their projects. We currently looking for corporate partners to help train our students in STEM application and help up coordinate the event.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Dr. Testani or Ms. Lindsay Nash. More details are forthcoming.     

Next week I will provide our school community with a date for our first School Expansion Town Hall Meeting. 

For anyone who is interested, we do have a  travelling  Pilgrim Virgin Statue that can come for a visit to your home for a special birthday, anniversary, or perhaps you have an upcoming surgery. Our Lady loves to visit our homes, and she always brings peace and joy during these special visits. To sign up click here .

clare cupcakes!



I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.  

God bless you,

Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin
Principal

3rd grade luncheon
Thank you to our fantastic 3rd grade parents would spoiled our teachers and faculty with a bit of Irish Cheer for St. Patrick's Day! We appreciate your generosity and creativity!

Clinic Update:  Over the past week, there were many complaints related to URI's, abdominal pain, dry skin rashes, nose bleeds and still some reports of influenza.  Spring is here and so is allergy season: itchy eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion. There are many good allergy medications over the counter or talk to your health provider.       
 
Clinic Health News:     Peanut and Tree Nut Free Snacks
peanut allergy
Our school has many children with peanut or tree nut allergies. Many class rooms are nut free.  When choosing a peanut free snack for your child or a class party, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make sure it is free of peanuts and nuts of all kinds.
READING LABELS:   Some manufacturers clearly state if their product has peanut or nuts in it, while in others products, it is almost hidden.  PLEASE READ THE LABELS, each time you purchase snacks.  Manufacturers may have changed their equipment, product line, or processing method since you last purchased an item. 
Do not purchase items with allergy and ingredient alerts such as:
"May Contain Peanut or Tree Nuts"
"Processed on shared equipment with Peanuts or Tree Nuts"
"Manufactured in a plant with Peanut or Tree Nuts"
"Contains Peanut or Tree Nut Ingredients"
 
For more information Click here: On this site is a very good handout to down load:   Peanut Allergy Avoidance List
Thank you for taking the time to read the labels and discussing the topic of "safe snacks" with your child!

Many Blessings,
Mrs. Julianne Duffy, RN, BSN 
Mrs. Mary K. Rogowski, RN, FNP, MS 

Skate Night Fun!
Skate Night!
Skate Night Fun!
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The PTO would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Mrs. Stefanie Richardson for coordinating another successful skate ni ght at the Ashburn Ice House this past  Saturday .  We are happy that all families came out and had a great time.

Please stay tuned for some more exciting opportunities to help the PTO to include new spirit wear items, spring assemblies and teacher appreciat
ion week!  Thank you again to all our amazing volunteers who help
 make our school so successful!

Our annual car raffle has begun and returns are starting to come in. Counting is every Thursday volunteer through sign up genius. We will need weekly parent volunteers.

STS Sign
There is still time to sponsor a letter for the STS Front Entryway. Be a part of our STS legacy and purchase 1 letter! If you would like to purchase a letter, please contact Kelly Schmank for details!



After School Activities

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  • Introducing the first ever STS Boxing Club! Our ownprofessional boxer Mr. Pryor will be sponsoring a coed boxing club for 7th and 8th grade students! Join Mr. Pryor on Wednesday afternoons from 3:50-4:50pm to learn the style, techniques, rules, and history of boxing!
 Click  here

track
NEW THIS YEAR!  
CYO Track!!!

Spring Track is for Boys and Girls in Grades 4-8. St. Timothy will be  offering practice and coaching for only running events this year.

Practice:  Starting Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 3:30 to 4:30.
We  every Wednesday (except for Spring Break) until the Meet
on May 6th and 7th.  Practice will be held in the fenced in area where 
St. Timothy's track  and baseball field is located. We will gather at 3:25 by the benches in the front hall way.

Click here to sign up.


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Spring is in the air! 
And it is a great time to gather some friends and head out to the 
STS Spring Golf Tournament
Great venue, delicious food, fantastic camaradarie, and fantastic prizes!!
Thursday, April 27th 
1:00 p.m. Shot gun Start

At the Award Winning 
Westfield Golf Club in Clifton

Can't golf? Sponsor a hole or donate something for the goodie bags or for a prize!! Special thanks to Mr. Paul Hunter and RE/MAX Gateway Realty for sponsoring the beverage cart during the day! And to the Garrett Family owners of the Stone Road Sunoco A Plus (on Lee Road) for donating free car washes to every golfer!!! Click here for more information, or contact Kelly Schmank.

From our Patrick's & Joseph's...
Happy St. Patrick's Day          &     Happy Feast of St. Joseph!!
Feast of St. Joseph!

(Click to listen to entire Keynote address!!)

 

  • Come back to me!
    Come back to me!
  • Friday, April 7th  - NOON Dismissal, School Performance of Aladdin @10:30 a.m. in the auditorium
  • Saturday, April 8th  - An Evening of Fine Arts & Aladdin 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium
  • Thursday, April 13th NOON Dismissal 
  • Friday, April 14th  - April 23rd Easter Break!
  • Thursday, April 27th , 2017 - 6th Grade Medieval Day Field Trip, 4th Grade Colonial Day & Spring Golf Tournament @ Westfield Golf Course 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start! 
  • Thursday, May 4th  - 5th Grade Cinco de Mayo
  • Friday, May 5th - NOON Dismissal
  • Sunday, May 7th  9 AM (2A) 10:45 AM (2B) 1st Holy Communion
  • Friday, May 12th  - NOON Dismissal
  • Saturday, May 13th  - 8th Grade Confirmation @ 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25th  - Math Fair
  • Friday, May 26th  - NOON Dismissal & Field Day
  • Monday, May 29th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • Thursday, June 1st  - Last day of school for 3s
  • Friday, June 2nd  - Last day of school for 4s
  • Tuesday, June 6th - 8th Grade Yearbook Signing
  • Wednesday, June 7th - 6th Grade Patrol Party & 8th Grade Appreciation Dinner
  • Thursday, June 8th  - School Mass 9 a.m. & 8th Grade Farewell
  • Friday, June 9th  - Kindergarten Graduation 10 a.m. & 8th Grade Graduation 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14th  - School Wide Year book Signing NOON DISMISSAL
  • Thursday, June 15th  - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Friday, June 16th  - NOON DISMISSAL &Moving UP Day! LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • Christ before Us! Sung during the Friday Mass.
    Christ before Us!
    Sung during the Friday Mass.
  • Saint Timothy Catholic School
    "S.T.S."
    Service Tradition Scholarship
      
    Saint Timothy Catholic School serves God by providing each child with an individualized approach, academic excellence, rich Catholic traditions, a solid foundation in the Catholic faith, and opportunities to serve the community.

    STAY CONNECTED and follow what's happening at school!

    Saint Timothy Catholic School
    "S.T.S."
    Service Tradition Scholarship
      
    Saint Timothy Catholic School serves God by providing each child with an individualized approach, academic excellence, rich Catholic traditions, a solid foundation in the Catholic faith, and opportunities to serve the community.

    STAY CONNECTED and follow what's happening at school!