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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Oveview from Colonial Williamsburg
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Oveview from Colonial Williamsburg

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Dear Parents,

The date for our first School Expansion Town Hall Meeting has been rescheduled. The new date for the meeting is Thursday, May 11th at 6:00 PM in the school Library.

There are many exciting academic initiatives happening throughout our school, for an update on these activities, please read Mr. Pryor's Academic Newsletter.

Now that Spring has officially arrived, we will be hosting (non-alcoholic) "Happy 
Ho urs"  every Friday afternoon   beginning at 2:15 PM.
friendly friday
After you've lined up in the carpool line,  in front of the school,   we ask that you please leave your car and come join us for  refreshments and fellowship in the McGiveney Room We are calling this new program Operation Friendly Friday. We hope you can join us this Friday. 

I would like to thank our wonderful PTO Board for   sponsoring a "Laser Science" assembly for our students in grades 4-8 on Monday, May 1 at 1:30pm in the school gym. 
For more information on this special assembly, please click on the  Laser Science  website:     

Please note that new wall mats have been installed in the gym to enhance student safety during our PE classes. A special word of thanks to Mr. Craig Webb and his facilities team for installing the new mats, they look great.
Given that we only used one snow day this year, the schedule for our last week of school has changed. The new schedule is as follows:
  • Monday, 6/12 is a half day. This is the final day for all makeup work and exams.
  • Tuesday, 6/13 is a half day; class parties and our yearbook signing will occur on this day.
  • Wednesday, 6/14 is a half day and is our last day of school for students. This is also moving up day for students. We will schedule a moving up day for rising 1st grade students in August.
Mrs. Henry, our guidance counselor, is planning a half day spiritual retreat for STS parents the second week of May; details are forthcoming.
Saint Timothy Catholic School remains committed to providing our students with an individualized, supportive, faith based learning environment. I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.

As always I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.
 
  God Bless You,
   
Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin
Principal
Spring Break!
Look who had the same idea for Easter Break? 
Colonial Williamsburg Fun!

Clinic Tuesday Tidbits

Happy Easter! We hope that you all had a restful, safe and blessed Easter vacation!

In clinic news:
gym mats
The concrete walls in the gym are now lined with protective mats!  The wall mats will help
 prevent many injuries and protect our students from harm.

Allergy season is in full swing and we are seeing lots of red, itchy eyes because of the high pollen count these last few weeks. Please encourage your child not to rub or scratch at their eyes as this can lead to conjunctivitis, which is an inflammation of the outermost layer of the eyeball and the inner surface of the eye lid. Taking daily allergy medicine such as Claritin or Zyrtec, cool compresses, allergy eye drops and limiting outdoor exposure on high pollen count days are some ways to combat this problem.

Reminder for 5th grade Parents: Rising 6th graders: The State of Virginia requires a TDaP booster immunization prior to entering 6th grade. It may be helpful to make your appointment now and hand in proof of immunization before the end of the school hear. Otherwise it must be submitted before thefirst day of 6th grade

Have a blessed week!
Mrs. Julianne Duffy, RN, BSN
Mrs. Mary K. Rogowski, MSN, RN, FNP
teacher appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week
 is May 1st- 5th!

Please join us as we create a week that is
 "Out of the Park" for our staff! 

The week will consist of the following:
Monday: Breakfast of Champions (provided by the school)

Tuesday: 7th Inning Snacks (PTO & Parents)

Wednesday Tailgate Party Lunch (Provided by the PTO)

Thursday: Time Out for Treats (PTO & Parents)

You can help be a part of this special week by signing up to donate something for our All-Star teachers!  
Please see the Sign Up Genius to Below to see how you can contribute to this special week!

car key

Our annual car raffle is coming to an end. The final day of counting will be today 4/25/2017. Good Luck to all those who purchased tickets. The drawing will be held this Saturday 4/29/2017.
 

The third Box Tops contest ends Wednesday, May 31 and the prize is a popsicle party for the preschool & elementary/middle school winners. Please remember to mark your class when sending in Box Tops. Our goal for the year is to earn $3,000 from Box Tops, that means roughly 42 Box Tops/student...definitely doable!! So far we have raised $882.40!

volunteers

We have new Non-Virtus opportunities to help with both the Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Receptions. Please see the sign-up genius for more details. Thank you! 


NJHS and Mary's Corner is co-sponsoring
 A Mother's "Marian Bracelet" Making Coffee 
Sunday April 30th 
10 a.m.
Father McGivney Room.  
 The event will benefit The Barn (a local organization that supports transitional housing for families battling domestic violence).   Sign up  here:
  If you have an NJHS member who'd like to volunteer their help please email  Mrs. Duncan.  We need people to provide a few baked items and others to help set up, run and clean up.

 
fr. ron hoye
Save the Date
Fr. Ron Hoye Returns for 3-Day Parish Mission
Entertaining, up lifting, and inspiring! Fr. Ron Hoye is a gifted story teller! Worthwhile for the entire family.
Sunday, May 21, Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23rd. 
7:00 PM in the Church.

 See website for more details or contact Terri


Silent Retreat join Father Schierer for a One Day Retreat on
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Prior registration is required and seating is limited. For more information or to register; please contact Delores Nelson
Registration forms are located in the vestibule of St. Timothy Church.

challenge


 Save the Date 
VBS
Vacation Bible School
 July 11- 15th 
This years VBS program theme is Tracking Mary Mysteries & Messages 
All Aboard the Queen of Heaven Express. Click here for registration.
Upcoming Events:
  • Thursday, April 27th , 2017 - 6th Grade Medieval Day Field Trip, 4th Grade Colonial Day & Spring Golf Tournament @ Westfield Golf CourseƂ 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  - May Crowning after school Mass, 1st Communion Breakfast, NOON Dismissal
  • Saturday, May 13th  - 8th Grade Confirmation @ 2 p.m. 
  • Monday, May 15th - 8th Grade Confirmation Brunch & Saint Awards
  • Wednesday, May 17th - Preschool Coffee, 7th Grade Baby Shower
  • Thursday, May 18 - AllPro Dad's Breakfast, 6th & 7th Grade Iowa Test, Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon @ 11:30 p.m., Math Fair & STEM Expo, An Evening of Fine Arts - Choir presentation, 30-Minute Shakespeare, and a gallery of student artwork. Starts at 6:30 in the gym.
  • Thursday, May 25th  - Math Fair
  • Friday, May 26th  - NOON Dismissal & Field Day
  • Monday, May 29th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, May 31st - Virtus Class 6 p.m. (Cafeteria)
  • Thursday, June 1st  - Last day of school for 3s
  • Friday, June 2nd  - Last day of school for 4s
  • Saturday, June 3rd - Algebra & Geometry HS Placement Exam, Good luck!
  • 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.
  • Monday, June 12th  - NOON DISMISSAL 
  • Tuesday, June 13th  - School wide year book signing - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Wednesday, June 14th  - NOON DISMISSAL & Moving UP Day! LAST DAY OF SCHOOL !
  • Sunday, August 27th - Back to School Coffee Following 9 a.m. Mass
  • Monday, August  28th-- 1st Day of School! Welcome Back!!
  • ACRE Review
    5th graders review in small groups for the ACRE Religion Test.
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