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Saint Timothy Catholic School
Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for 2/28/17.
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for 2/28/17.

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NO SCHOOL Monday, March 13th (Professional Dev. Day)

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, is the start of our Lenten Journey. I pray that your journey leads you closer to our Lord and deeper into the boundless love that he offers his obedient servants. Saint Francis provides a simple road map for the journey.... "Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible." 
There have been many inquiries from parents regarding the status of our school schedule, if we use no snow days. Every year, the Diocese asks us to include three snow days in our schedule to accommodate inclement weather. In the event that we do not use all or some of the days, the unused days will be subtracted from our school calendar and the last day of school will be pushed up accordingly.

Please note that we have recently had some close calls in our afternoon carpool. To insure that all of the students are safe, I ask that all parents, when in the carpool line, please pull forward and put your car in PARK as you wait for the release of your round.
We hope you can join us this Saturday, 3/4 for our Annual Gala Auction. Registration and event details can be found on our school's website.

There are many exciting things going on in our school, to learn more, read Mr. Pryor's Academic Newsletter!

This is a reminder that our safety committee will be hosting a session on the dangers of Social Media and other student safety issues, next 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 next week. 

Please join m e for t he Pastor/ Principal Coffee -  Friday, March 10th, following the 9 a.m. Mass. I will be discussing  forthcoming changes to our aftercare program and to the administration structure. Hope to see many of you there!

This Friday,3/3, you are invited to join us at 2:20 pm, in the church, for the Stations of the Cross.  

Thank you to everyone who showed up at Chipotle last night to support the Band & Choir's fundraising efforts for Hershey Park! Chipotle will be giving the Band & Choir a check for $906.28!!!

Thanks so much for your consistent support of our amazing school, I greatly appreciate it!

God bless you,

Joseph M. McLaughlin
Lenten Suppers
Reminder, the Lenten Meals begin this Friday! 6 p.m. (Fish N Chips)   
Clinic Update:

Weekly Clinic Update:
There have been many reports of the flu (especially influenza A) in our school.  Our teachers and staff have been working hard to keep the classrooms clean and encourage frequent hand washing.  If your child has been absent due to illness, please keep them home until they are feeling better and fever free for 24 hours (without taking any anti-fever medication).    
We also saw many students with cold symptoms, skin rashes, abdominal pain, and some with seasonal allergy symptoms.  If your child has allergies controlled by medication, please know when to start them on their medication. 
Clinic News:
Allergy symptoms often mimic the common cold:  nasal congestion, runny nose, throat irritation, and fatigue.  Here is helpful chart from Web MD.
Symptom                                Cold                             Allergy
Cough                                    Often                             Sometimes
Aches                                     Often                             Never
Fatigue                                   Sometimes                     Sometimes
Itchy watery eyes                    Rarely                            Often
Sore throat                             Often                            Sometimes
Runny or stuffy nose              Often                            Often
Reminder for 5 th grade Parents: Rising 6 th graders:  The State of Virginia requires a TdaP booster immunization prior to entering 6 th grade.   It may helpful to make your appointments now and hand in proof of immunization before the end of the school year. Otherwise it must be submitted before the first of day of 6 th grade.
Happy Mardi Gras Day!
Many Blessings,
Mrs. Julianne Duffy, RN, BSN
Mrs. Mary K. Rogowski, MSN, RN, FNP

This  Friday, March 3rd, the NJHS will be holding their monthly food drive for the parish's Food Pantry.  The classes have been asked to bring in the following items:

PreK          Peanut Butter (bring to Stem Lab when received due to class allergies)
K               Cans of soup (any kind)
1                Cans of fruit (any Kind)
2                Cans of soup (any kind)
3                Boxes of low sugar cereal
4                Baby cereal and/or baby food
5                Baby cereal and/or baby food
6                Boxes of spaghetti
7                Mac 'n Cheese
8                Peanut Butter

With your support we are able to assist over 100 families in our parish community. We greatly appreciate your generosity!!
Fourth Grade Music Class!
Fourth Grade Music Class!
In only a few short days we will be celebrating our annual auction "A Night At the Races" at the Washington Dulles Hilton.  We hope you are ready for a fun filled evening!

There are many exciting items up for
bi d to include our LIVE Items: Full Set of Braces from Dr. Neal Kravitz, Firetruck & Police Car Rides to School, Dinner with Father Duesterhaus, Wizards Seats, and so much more!!! You can now  preview the items here

Out of town or can't attend?  It is easy....Submit a proxy bid form by  Friday, March 3 at 11:59pm and we will take care of the bidding for you!  
See the Proxy Bid Form Below:

Coming to the auction?  Here are a few important reminders!
1. Registration Begins at 6:15pm
2. We will be using mobile bidding devices: so please have your phone, iPad, etc... fully charged and ready to go!
3. There will be Open Bar for Beer & Wine from 6:15-7:45pm...Cash Bar will be available for mixed drinks during that time and a cash bar will be 
open until 11pm.  Please make sure you bring cash!
4. We will accept Credit Cards, Ch ecks and Cash for payments (limited change available)
5. Dress is Business Casual and those Derby Hats if you choose!
6. Come prepared to have a FUN NIGHT celebrating Saint Timothy!!!

Thank you to everyone who has helped contribute their times, talents and treasures to make this event a success!!!!
We can't wait to see you Saturday Night!  

Remember you can purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets
 in the school office until Friday, March 3!
50 50 raffle

Boxing Club
Introducing the first ever STS Boxing Club! Our own professional 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


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Car Raffle

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







Keep collecting those Box Tops! The next contest ends 2/28. Prizes are Mr. McLaughlin reads to the class for the preschool class winner and a free dress day for the elementary/middle school class winner.







There are still many opportunities to help with the school Auction this Saturday....we are looking for people to help with Wine Pull, Raffle, Check out and Clean up. Thank you for all of the support and volunteers, we couldn't do this without you!  Click here


Upcoming dates:
  • Saturday, March 4th - SCHOOL AUCTION!
  • 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.
  • 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
    KA sings the National Anthem each morning!
    KA sings the National Anthem each morning!
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