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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview.
Mr. McLaughlin's
Tuesday Tidbits Overview

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Dear STS Parents,

On behalf of the faculty, I'd like to extend our appreciation to the first grade parents for the amazing lunch they prepared and served last week. The chili was sensational!

The week of 10/31, we will start posting a parent sign-up Genius for the parent / teacher conferences scheduled for the week of November 7th. 

We hope you can join us for our first Town Hall meeting scheduled for this Thursday, 10/20 at 6:00 PM in the school Library. The focus of the meeting will be school safety.

Please note that copies of the 2016-2017 STS Parent Directory will be sent home with the children tomorrow.   

A special thank you to Dr. Carl Steger of South Riding Family Dentistry and  father to Reagan and Campbell, for being the proud sponsor of this year's Battle of the Books team and sponsor of this week's All Pro Dad's breakfast on Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. We greatly appreciate your generous support of our wonderful school.

A reminder if you would like to see videos of your students in action follow us on Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

God bless you,
Joseph M. McLaughlin,  Principal, Saint Timothy Catholic School  


We have had a reported case of strep throat, and continue to see sore throat/cold symptoms.
A stomach virus was present in a small number of students; some with fever and without.
Concussion Awareness:
Please remember to let the school nurse know if a student has been diagnosed with a concussion from their physician.  It is helpful for school to know to assist the student with symptoms and/or  their workload while recovering. Any concussion orders or plans should be sent in to Mrs Snowden's attention.
PTO Celebrations :
On Thursday October 27th students will have a special lunch in celebration of Halloween. The PTO will be providing students with dessert and drinks regardless of whether they buy lunch or not. You will find a list of ingredients for each dessert on the Nurse Page on website. Students will also have their choice of regular milk, chocolate milk or water. Please make your teacher aware if you do not want your child to have the snack. Thank you
Patrice Snowden BSN, RN
School Nurse

nurse patrice
Thank you again for your continued support of our school, we greatly appreciate it.

Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN

The ingeniuous Sr. Jacinta dries the slide for her Friendly Frogs!
The ingeniuous Sr. Jacinta dries the slide for the Friendly Frogs!
From the PTO


On behalf of the PTO, we would like to thank all of those individuals who have signed up to help with race for education and other events throughout the year!  We rely on volunteers like you to help make each event a success!
Please remember to check out the PTO Website  for up to date information, sign up links and so much more!  
race for education
Thank you very much to everyone who sent in stamps and donations to help cover mailing costs. Congratulations to the Stamp Donation Raffle Winners: Isabella Nguyen 1C, Teresa Duong 7A ,and Samantha Mark 6A!      
We have received about 2,500 labels! Prize cards will be handed out to the students in class next week!! 

 The Race for Education is only 2 weeks away. We will need many volunteers to help out on Race day, Nov. 4th. Be on the look out for dates/times added to the Sign Up Genius.  

Ready to start planning the social event of the year? The Auction Committee would like to invite you to our kick off meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10am in the Multipurpose Room. 
 Please plan to get involved and find out how to make the 2017 auction a success. If you can not attend and would like to become involved, please email Ila Pilon at
Original Works artwork and order forms are coming home this week! You can order all sorts of things like ceramic tiles, notepaper, ornaments; see the display box in the hallway at school for samples. Please keep an eye out for your childs' packet; ALL orders are DUE BACK to STS by Thursday October 27th. Please let me know if you have any questions:   Georgia Ferretti. Thank you in advance for supporting the OW Fundraiser!
First contest ends Nov 30! Continue collecting! Apologies for the incorrect link to download collection sheets the other week. 
Here is the correct link.  
afterschool clubs

Calling all Timothy Tigers in Grades 4th-8th to serve as Christ served those in need! A main focus of the Mission Commission Club this year will be to help those in need after Hurricane Matthew. Mrs. Gott will hold club meetings the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.  Click
here to sign up.
Halloween lunch

On Thursday October 27th students will have a special lunch in celebration of Halloween. The PTO will be providing students with dessert and drinks regardless of whether they buy lunch or not. Please note parents are responsible for either packing lunch or having your child buy lunch from the cafeteria. Dessert will be chocolate pudding with a whip cream ghost. Full day preschool and students with a dairy allergy will be given orange gelatin.  Below you will find a list of ingredients for each dessert. Students will also have their choice of regular milk, chocolate milk or water. We are still in need of volunteers for this luncheon. If you are able to help, please see the PTO sign up genius for details. Thank you for your continued support. 
Reddi Whip Real Whip Topping:
Nonfat Milk, Cream (Adds a trivial amount of fat), Sugar, Corn Syrup, Maltodextrin, Inulin (Chicory Extract), Cellulose, Mono- and Diglycerides Polysorbate 80, Artificial Flavors, Carrageenan.
Jell-O Brand Instant Chocolate Pudding:
Ingredients : Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Disodium Phosphate (For Thickening), Contains Less Than 2% Of Natural And Artificial Flavor, Salt, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate (For Thickening), Mono- And Diglycerides (Prevent Foaming), Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Artificial Color, BHA (Preservative).
Royal Brand Orange Gelatin: (For students with a dairy allergy only)
Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate CHIPS
   Ornament Design has been chosen and ordered.  Watch for pre-sale coming soon.

giant rewards
  • Bonus Cards- It's time to register your Bonus cards for Giant and Harris Teeter. This is free money for the school!! Please find directions here. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Steele.

th Grade Book Sale
The 6th grade will be sponsoring a used book sale this year at the Saint Timothy Craft Fair on November 17th. We are in need of donations of gently used books, games, and costumes (new this year!!) to be sold at the fair. Boxes will be located inside the school lobby and inside of the church vestibule. If you have any questions please contact one of the 6th grade room mom's - Lisa Steele, MaryBeth Perdue, or Karen Walker.


Online registration is now open for anyone interested in playing basketball for St. Timothy's in the CYO Basketball league.  
To register,  please click here!

You can pay via credit card or by check (CC preferred).  The number of players who register in each grade will determine how many teams we field in each grade.  We need 8 players per team. 
Registration is open to all boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th.

In case you missed Mr. Pryor's hilarious Terra Nova Testing video, 
we wanted to give you another opportunity.

AllPro Dad's Breakfast  -  Thursday, October 20th
7:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria

Breakfast will be compliments of South Riding Dentistry
 and Chef Tony of course!

Bishop Ireton High School Open House: 
Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1:00-3:00 pm
 (presentation begins just after 1:00 p.m.).  

Tours:  families who cannot attend Open House can schedule a tour during the school day.  Click  here for details.

Shadow:  8th graders can spend the day accompanying a current BI student to their classes and lunch.  Click  here for details.

Bishop O'Connell

8th Grade Dance -  Mark your calendars for our 8th grade dance. The dance will be held Saturday, November 5th from 7:00-10:00 pm at Bishop O'Connell.

Youth Football Day and Homecoming= October 22, at 1:00 pm. Students K-8 who register in advance will receive free admission to the game, a drawstring bag and an O'Connell water bottle.  Click here to register.

Current 8th graders are encouraged to be a Panther for a Day by contacting Mr. Glen Farello.
Recessional Hymn from school wide Mass,
Recessional Hymn from school wide Mass,"Sing to the Mountains!"
Upcoming dates:
  • Thursday, October 20th - All Pro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m. (Cafeteria)
  • Friday, October 28th -  NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 1st - All Saints Day
  • Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 3 & 4th RACE for Education
  • Fri. November 4th - 1st Friday Food Pantry Collection
  • Monday, November 7th - MAKE UP pictures
  • Mon. - Thurs. - Nov. 7th - 10th Fall Book Fair 
  • Thursday & Friday, November 10th & 11th NO SCHOOL-Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, November 14th - Spirit Day @ Guapos 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, November 16th - Open House for Perspective Families 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 18th - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Saturday, November 19th - Craft Fair 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22 - School Mass 9 a.m.
  • Wed.- Fri. November 23 - 25th - NO SCHOOL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
  • Thursday, December 1st - High School Placement Test for 8th grade
  • Friday, Dec. 2nd - PTO Meeting 8:00 a.m. - 1st Friday Food Pantry
  • Monday, Dec. 5th -8th, Santa's Workshop
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6th - Feast of St. Nicholas
  • Friday, Dec. 9th - Principal Coffee following 9:00 a.m. Mass
  • Tuesday, Dec.13th - Preschool Coffee - 8:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14th - Band Concert (Gym) 7 p.m. 
  • Thurs. Dec. 15th - AllPro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m., Christmas Dinner and Concert in the Church 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 19th Christmas Paraliturgy - 1:45 p.m. (Church)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21st - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Christmas Break- NO SCHOOL - December 22nd - January 2, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 3 - first day back after Christmas Break
  • Monday & Tuesday, January 16th & 17th - NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, February 22, Science Fair!
  • Thursday, February 23, Art & Science Open House for entire school
  • Saturday, March 4th - SCHOOL AUCTION!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sunday, May 7th 9 AM (2A) 10:45 AM (2B) 1st Holy Communion
  • Friday, May 12th - NOON Dismissal
  • Saturday, May 13th - 8th Grade Confirmation
  • Thursday, May 25th - Math Fair
  • Friday, May 26th - NOON Dismissal & Field 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!     
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