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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Mr. McLaughlin Tuesday Tidbit's Overview for 10/26/16
Mr. McLaughlin Tuesday Tidbit's Overview for 10/26/16

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Dear STS Parents,

Next week we you will be able to sign up for parent teacher conference time slots via a sign-up genius. The link will be posted in next week's Tuesday Tidbits and on the school website. 
Next Tuesday, 11/1, we will be attending Mass as a school community to celebrate All Saints Day. All students are encouraged to dress as their favorite saint. On Wednesday, 11/2, the 2nd grade students will dress as saints and will participate in their annual Saint Parade. 

A special thank you to the parents of KB for providing the "Teacher Treat Tuesdays" for our teachers! We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness.

In case you were not able to join us for the Safety Town Hall Meeting last week, please click here to hear audio of the entire meeting.

Here is a summary of the results for the 2016 STS Parent Satisfaction Survey. Please don't hesitate to contact me or Mr. Paul Hunter (Enrollment Management Committee Chair), if you have any questions. For the results  Click Here

The Powerschool Parent Portal will be closed on Friday, 10/28 at 12:00 Noon, as it is the end of the 1st quarter. 

We hope you can join us after carpool tomorrow morning for coffee and donuts with the PVI staff. They will be in the McGiveney room and will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding their forthcoming move to South Riding.   
The annual CYO pep rally at PVI High School is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/2 at 6:30 pm (at PVI). We are in need of CYO basketball coaches for our 5th grades girls' and boys' teams. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Paul Hunter, STS parent and league commissioner.  
Our Student Government is sponsoring a Student Dress-Out Day  on Monday, October 31st, to benefit the hurricane victims in Haiti!  Students may wear any super hero costume or any combination of black and orange. Students are asked to donate at least a dollar with  all proceeds going to benefit Haiti natives who suffered loss and devastation from Hurricane Matthew. We thank you for your generosity!

A reminder if you would like to see videos or pictures 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  

living rosary
World Mission Living Rosary took place this afternoon in the gym.
  There has been reported cases of strep throat in preschool and middle school.  Sore throat usually lasts a few days and turns into a cold but the Strep throat is much more painful and quick onset. Not everyone gets a fever with it. If you suspect it; a doctor's visit is required to test for strep culture. Thank you for making us aware of illnesses it helps to prevent contagiousness.

There has been a number of students with complaints of stomach pain in varying degrees. Without a fever, I will encourage them to get through their day. If they return numerous times I will let you know. And lastly, we have had a few reported cases of the flu. This usually entails missing numerous days of school, so please make me aware if your child is home with the flu. If you have not gotten a flu shot yet---put it on the To Do List!!

FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project®   is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids. Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.

Have a great week and a Safe Fun Halloween!!
Patrice Snowden BSN, RN
School Nurse

PS friends
From the PTO

Teacher Treat Tuesdays
The PTO invites you to participate in a new initiative to celebrate our teachers at Saint Timothy.  Introducing Teacher Treat Tuesdays!  Show your love for our wonderful teachers by signing up to spoil them! Signing up can be done by an individual, a class, or any group of parents.  Bring in a special treat for the teachers and leave it in the new teacher lounge. It can be food, drinks, supplies - whatever you want to say, "We appreciate you!"The new Teacher Lounge is in the After Care Room, which is located above the cafeteria. Stairs to After Care are in the entrance to the cafeteria, across from the restrooms.  Plan to provide a treat for approximately 70 incredible teachers and staff.
For more information and to Sign Up for this new program, please see the Sign Up Genius:  

race for education

Our Race for Education is off to great start. We are almost half way to our finish line! Thank you to everyone who has helped with the mailers and made donations to date!  We truly appreciate your support!
Many volunteers are still needed to help on Race Day.    Sign up here if you can help!

All Original Work artwork & order forms went home with kids last week; please fill out your order forms and return artwork to school this week - all orders are due back Thursday October 27th. If you are not ordering anything, please return artwork anyways - - teachers would like them back. If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Ferretti Many thanks in advance for your support!


Thank you to all those parents that expressed interest in helping plan this year's auction event.  There are many ways to get involved to plan this year's event!  Please email Ila Pilon if interested.

Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius if you can give of your time on either 10/28 for the school Professional Development Day (30 Points Non-Virtus) or 11/4 for the Race for Education, we still have almost all the volunteer spots open.  As always we appreciate all of the support from our STS parents!

We are still in need of volunteers to help with clean up for the Halloween luncheon. Please see the sign up genius for details. 

  Last weeks Tuesday Tidbits has a list of ingredients for the the dessert which will be provided students this Thursday, Oct. 27.  

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.

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Online registration is now open for anyone interested in playing basketball for St. Timothy's in the CYO Basketball league.  

Also, we   need a 3rd grade girls coach and a 5th grade boys coach
If you can help please contact Paul Hunter!

Join us for a 
CYO Basketball Pep Rally Kick Off
Wednesday, November 3
6:30 p.m.
Paul VI Catholic High School
10675 Fairfax Blvd. (GYM)
Fairfax, VA 22030
Admission is FREE!

Great door prizes,  games, and nationally ranked PVI Boys Basketball Coach Farello will be providing an inspirational talk. This evening will be fun for the entire family
Save the date
Meet our amazing STS Business Partners 
 Sunday, November 6th
  10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 STS Cafeteria
 (drop in or stay and participate in the Wildtree Freezer Meal Workshop)

You're Invited to an "Everyday Meals" All-Natural Wildtree Freezer Meal Workshop! 
Sunday, November 6th in the STS Cafeteria!!

Tired of making the same 5 dinners over and over?
Do Busy nights force you to grab take-out more than you care to admit?
We have the answer! Come to this workshop and prep 10 dinners to take home, freeze and cook on busy nights to come. 
All while having fun with your Saint Timothy School Community!
Part of the proceeds will be donated to Saint Timothy School.
Here's how it works:
Step 1: Sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 26 an email will be sent to you to pay online. (Please include your email address when signing up)
Step 2: You will be emailed a grocery list and pre-workshop prep for the above meals after the order has been placed.
Step 3: Come to the STS Cafeteria on Sunday Nov. 6 with your cooler of meat/veggies. Your Wildtree Products will be waiting for you at the workshop with printed instruction labels for your bags, full recipes with additional recipes and side suggestions, and leftover product to make other meals!
Step 4: Take your completed meals home and put them in the freezer. They will be ready for you on busy nights to come! EASY!
Busy on Nov. 6th and can't attend the workshop, but still want to support STS? No problem, order your bundle and prep the meals at home!

Visit Jackie Alvarez's website for more information at


Join Paul VI Catholic High School tomorrow, Wed. October 26th after morning drop off for a cup of coffee and a look at the plans for their new South Riding Campus. 

8:00 a.m. in the Fr. McGivney Room
All are welcome to attend!

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Living ROSARY!!!!

Upcoming dates:
  • Friday, October 28th -  NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, October 31st - Out of uniform day for Haiti!
  • Tuesday, November 1st - All Saints Day
  • Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 3 & 4th RACE for Education
  • Fri. November 4th - 1st Friday Food Pantry Collection
  • Sunday, November 6th - Meet our Biz Partner Coffee 10 AM - 2 PM Cafeteria
  • 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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