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Saint Timothy Catholic School
Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview

REMINDER - NO SCHOOL MONDAY, March 13th - Professional Dev. Day

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Dear Parents,
PTO auction

We hope that everyone enjoyed this year's Annual Gala Auction. I'd like to once again thank the PTO Board (Mrs. Spillane, Mrs. Cinotti and Mrs. Kabadi and Mrs. Pilon)  for making this year's Auction so special, a great time was had by all.  

A special word of thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Pilon, our PTO President and Auction Chair for her tireless efforts on this year's event. Please find an Auction wrap-up in the PTO section of today's Tuesday Tidbits.

With the season of Lent upon us, we feel that there is no better time to highlight the virtue of Mercy. It is through Jesus's ultimate sacrifice that we are all shown God's glorious mercy. Students who display this virtuous behavior will be recognized by their teachers and placed in our Virtue Vineyard. 

"I think we too are the people who, on the one hand, want to listen to Jesus, but on the other hand, at times, like to find a stick to beat others with, to condemn others. Jesus has this message for us: mercy. I think - and I say it with humility - that this is the Lord's most powerful message: mercy".
- Pope Francis

This is a reminder that our safety committee will be hosting a session on the dangers of Social Media and other student safety issues, tomorrow evening  Wednesday, 3/8/17 in the school Library at 7:00 pm. Please note that we will also have special speakers to discuss these topics and answer any questions you may have. Teachers and students will also receive training on these topics this week.

Please note that the date for the pastor / principal coffee has been changed to next Friday, March 17th.  I hope to see you all there.

Congratulations to all of our CYO basketball teams on a successful season. Special Kudos go out to this year's STS CYO Championship Teams, the 8th grade girls and boys and the 5th grade girls team. Well done students, we are all so proud of you! Thanks also to our volunteer coaches, we appreciate you sharing you passion and knowledge of the game with our students!

On behalf of STS I'd also like to thank Mr. Paul Hunter and Mr. and Mrs. Jans for their generous donations to our school. We greatly appreciate your generosity to and support of our school.

We will be adding a new CYO track team in the coming weeks. Details and sign-up information is forthcoming in next week's Tuesday Tidbits.  

Congratulations to our newest NJHS members. 43 new members (7th grade students) were inducted in the STS NJHS Chapter yesterday afternoon.   

A special thank you to Mrs. Spillane and her mother for spoiling our teachers and staff today with an amazing feast of Italian delights. 

I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.  

God bless you,

Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin

Congratulations to all our National Junior Honor Society Inductees! Well Done!

Clinic Update

The clinic has been VERY busy! We are still seeing many cases of Influenza A in several classes and among the staff. Remember to wash those hands, especially before eating! We've seen some cases of strep throat too. I f you think your child could have strep throat, they must be seen by their health care provider. Group A Strep throat is a serious bacterial infection that should be treated with antibiotics . We are also seeing a lot to different types of rashes come thru our door.  Please remember to inform us by phone or email of any rash your child may have due to allergies, virus, psoriasis, dry skin etc. 

Please remember that if a medication or cream/ointment needs to be taken/applied during school hours, to fill out the Medication Authorization form, signed by a physician for prescription drugs or any OTC drug taken for more than 4 days at school and bring it in with the medication.  Also remember that an adult must bring in any medication to the clinic, not your child. 

Lastly, we have seen lots of students coming in with very dry, cracked, chapped and bleeding lips.  We are only able to apply Vaseline which comes off easily and is a very temporary fix.  IF you notice your child has chapped lips, please consider sending in a tube of Chapstick with your child to use as needed.

Thanks!  Many Blessings,
Mrs. Julianne Duffy, RN, BSN
Mrs. Mary K. Rogowski, MSN, RN, FNP
The STS Math Committee would like to invite you to our Annual  Pi Family Game Night!  Please come and enjoy an evening of games, fun, and, of course, PIE!  

WHO: All STS Families
WHAT: Pi Family Game Night - Come to play different games with fellow classmates and family members.  You will also enjoy in some delicious pie desserts.
WHERE: The STS Cafeteria
WHEN: 3.14.17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WHY: In honor of Pi Day (3/14)

We hope to see you there!  

STS Gala Expansion Video (incase you missed it Saturday night!)
STS Gala Expansion Video
 (incase you missed it Saturday night!)

The PTO board  would like to express our sincere gratitude to the STS community for making  Saturday night an amazing evening that showed the true spirit of our family at Saint Timothy. We are all so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community at STS and its because of all of you that the evening was so successful. To all the volunteers who gave of their time, talents, and treasures...we say THANK YOU! 

The auction is not quite over yet..
We will be hosting an auction FIRESALE now through March 14 at 12pm. You can access the firesale by click here
Here you will find a few items to continue to make our event a success
1. The opportunity to help BUY A LETTER for the new school signage that will be showcased on the front of the school
2. A Donation Drive to help fund 20 more devices for the google expeditions program so our kids can travel to places like Canada and Africa without ever leaving the classroom
3. The opportunity to win some exciting items that are still left for bidding!!!
The Auction Video (get your box of tissues ready!!)
The Auction Video
 (get your box of tissues ready!!)

To our amazing sponsors: 
Mr. Paul Hunter
Mr. Greg Piper, 
G&C Auto, 
Radiance Medspa & 
Sully Animal Hospital...
thank you again for your support! 

To our wonderful entertainment by the Bishop O'Connell Jazz Band & our fellow STS parent, Mr.  Ben Bolton  & Josie Sang helped make the night so much fun and we loved seeing people stay and dance the night away! We would like to specifically say thank you to Mrs. Pickens for organizing the crafts, Mrs. Black for her organizing the wine pull, Mrs. Kurtis for the teacher offerings, Mrs. McCoy & Mrs. Madden for solicitations help, Mrs.Sylvain for the beautiful flowers, and Mr.Kirk for all his assistance the night of the event.

Ben Bolten
Ben  Bolten rocks on!

STS Sign
How would you like to be a part owner of our fabulous school? Okay, maybe you could own a small piece of our school by purchasing one of the new letters to be hung on our new entryway!! 
 Email  Ila Pilon

SKATE NIGHT!! -  March 18, 2017
Skate night!
Skate night is $5 a ticket or $20 max per family.  
The ticket includes ice time and a skate rental.    STS hour on the ice is from 6:10 to 7:10.  Plan to arrive by 5:45 to ensure you're ready to skate at 6:10 p.m.

Grand Champions!
Boys 8th Grade, Girls 8th Grade Team 1, and Girls 5th Grade Basketball Teams! 
Congratulations on finishing your seasons on a high note!
8th grade champs!

8th grade boys
5th grade champs

From our Business Partner RE/MAX Gateway Realty...
Time for March Madness Again!

As part of the STS community, you all are invited to play this free online NCAA bracket pool I've created just for our St. Timothy's community.  The brackets will be released this Sunday evening and then you'll have until  Thursday, March 16th at noon to submit your picks.  You and your kids are welcome to submit a bracket.  Only one entry per email address is allowed. This is a great way to build community and have fun!  Here's how to get started: 

Instructions for joining the pool entitled 'The Hunter Group at RE/MAX Gateway March Madness Pool'
Our STS Business Partner, The Hunter Group at RE/MAX Gateway is sponsoring an online NCAA Bracket Pool for our St. Timothy community.  If you are interested in joining the pool, please follow these steps:
2. Enter the following information:
   a. In the Pool ID box, enter the number 30182
   b. In the Pool Password box, enter 'ststigers' (without the single quotes)
3. Fill out the form information, including a personal username and password. (Rest assured, this information will NOT be sold or utilized for spam email under ANY circumstances.) If you played last year you should use your existing username and password - you don't need to create a new account.
4. Make your bracket picks, with the ability to change them right up until your pool's deadline.  The brackets will be released  on Sunday night, March 12th.  You need to make your picks before the games start on March 16th at 12:00pm.  
5. Win Prizes!  1st Place $100 Visa Gift Card; 2nd Place $50 Visa Gift Card; 3rd Place $25 Visa Gift Card
It's that easy. If you have any questions, let me know. 
Good luck!
Paul Hunter & Kristi Lalli 
The Hunter Group
RE/MAX Gateway

Look what came in the mail for 2A! Penpal letters!
 How exciting is that!
  • Monday, March 13th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
  • Tuesday, March 14th  - Pi Night!  Wednesday, March 15th  - Preschool Coffee 8 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 16th  - AllPro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m.
  • Friday, March 17th - Pastor - Principal Coffee (new date)
  • Saturday, March 18th  - PTO Skate Night
  • 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 & 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 !
    Mystery Visitors in Spanish
     These mystery guests came to Mrs. Dee's 3rd Grade Spanish class to talk about Chile - Mrs. Ladowicz; Colombia - Mrs. McCoy and Mexico - Mrs. Jauregui. It was a wonderful experience to have our parents share their first hand experience with our students!
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    Saint Timothy Catholic School
    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!