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Saint Timothy Catholic School
Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mr. McLaughlin's 9/27/2016 Tuesday Tidbits Overview!
Mr. McLaughlin's 9/27/2016
Tuesday Tidbits Overview!

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Dear Parents,
view from new entrance

I am pleased to announce that the new entrance way received final approval from thecounty. We will have a special Blessing Ceremony for the new entrance building on Friday, 9/30, following the 9:00 AM School Mass.  After the blessing  the entrance will be officially open for visitors. All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  
I'd like to thank Mrs. Mary Jans for once again coordinating an  amazing" Bingo Night." This year saw record breaking attendance (over 300 people) and some very big winners! What a great way to start the new school year. A great time was had by all!

If you are interested in registering your 8th grade student for the High School Placement Test review course, please contact  Mrs. Rutledge.  

  We will be conducting a "Lock Down Drill" on  Thursday, 10/6. The teachers and children will be notified in advance of the drill to eliminate any potential stress or anxiety.  

We are in the second week of Scantron testing and the students have acclimated welltothe new testing format. We look forward to sharing the results of the tests with parents at the upcoming parent / teacher conferences. We will also be providing additional information on the instructional plans we've implemented in response to the testing results.

The annual STS parent directory will be completed by the week of October 3rd. Please contact Mrs. Irons if you have any questions or would like to opt out. If you would like to place an ad in our directory, or would like to list your student on the babysitter list please contact Mrs. Schmank.

We have a few more days of the month to fill for families or individuals to pray the rosary for the intentions of the school and parish communities and our country, can you help? Dates still needed: 14th, 17th, 18th, 27th, 29th. Click here to sign up. You don't need to be at school or church to do this, you can do this at home and it only take 15 minutes. 
Thanks so much for your strong support of our amazing school. I greatly appreciate it!

God bless you,

Joseph M. McLaughlin,  Principal, Saint Timothy Catholic School  
nurse patrice

This week we have had cases of head lice in third grade. The students were treated over the weekend and all students were checked Monday. Please continue to make me aware of any cases so we can try to stop it before it spreads.
Prevention is key to so many communicable illnesses at school and I appreciate your help with notification and teaching your children the importance.
There has also been reports of fevers with and without a stomach virus; lasting a few days.

Flu Season is upon us and Prevention is Key!
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu. This page summarizes information for the 2016-2017 flu season.

Fight The Flu: Protect your Family
1. Get an annual flu vaccine.
2.  Wash your hands. 
3.  Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
4. Stay home when sick.
Have a Great week!

Thank you!

Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN

Bingo night

The PTO would like to thank Mrs. Mary Jans for organizing another fabulous Bingo Night last Friday.  We saw record crowds and even ran out of BINGO cards!  It was a great evening of family fun! 


 We would also like to thank our new academic dean, Mr.Michael Pryor for graciously being our BINGO caller and for all the volunteers who assisted with set up, registration, cafĂ© duties and clean up!  We could not have had such a successful event without all of you! 

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Race for Education  


Kick off packets went home last week. Please return labels and green sheet to your homeroom teacher by Oct. 5th to qualify for prizes!    
  • We will be sending "sponsor mailers" to prospective donors throughout the United States. We are hoping that school families help with the mailing costs, either by contributing with stamps or by giving a monetary donation. A Stamp donation form will be coming home this week.                          
  • As our way of saying "thank you" for donating stamps, your name will be placed into a drawing for a $25 gift card to Walmart, Giant and Starbucks. Thanks for supporting our Race for Education!

Box Tops (No more Labels for Education) - Contest details are here! This year we will have three contests and separate prizes for the preschool and elementary/middle school classes who win. 

Dates and prizes: 
The first contest ends Wednesday, Nov. 30 
The prizes are extra play time for the preschool class winner and an extra recess for the elementary/middle school class winner.
The second contest ends Tuesday, Feb. 28 
The prizes are Mr. McLaughlin reads to the class for the preschool class winner and a free dress day for elementary/middle school class winner. 

The third contest ends Wednesday May 31 
The prize is a popsicle party for the preschool & elementary/middle school winners. We've set a goal to raise $3,000 via Box Tops this year. If we reach (or surpass!) this goal the whole school receives a 30-minute game day in June!! Please remember to mark your class when sending in Box Tops. Questions? Contact Kate Conrad

coming soon

STS Christmas Ornament - A design has been chosen. Look for a sneak peek next week and make plans to purchase this upcoming holiday season!  Only a limited number will be available!

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 at you have any questions contact Mrs. Steele.


6th 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.


  •  It's that time of year again!   Searching for a handful of volunteers to help sort, stuff, collect and distribute artwork and orders!
    Dates:  (Times 9:00 a.m.- Noon if you can only help a portion of the time - that is okay!) Location: Gym Stage
    October 17 - 20
    November 1 - 4
    November 29 & 30
    December 1-2

    Please let   Mrs. Ferretti  know if you can help.
  •  Thank you to all of our volunteers! There are still many slots open for Race for Education, Annual Auction, and Box Top help. The PTO appreciates all of the support and help from our parents! Click here to volunteer!

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.

Happy Feast of the Holy Rosary
4th Annual International Festival is this 
SATURDAY, Oct. 1st!

Ticket Sales - Beat the crowds!   Available in the parish office during business hours.  We have made game tickets very affordable this year - 
so bring you family and join in the fun! 

Free Admission to watch Live Entertainment and walk through the mini- world market
ALL DAY WRISTBANDS - for most games.
                   (ages 5-14)- under 5 free
1 Wristband for $5.00
Up to 6 Wristbands for $10.00
            (for siblings in the same family)
Climbing Wall is $5.00
Some Crafts additional ticket or two
FOOD TICKETS - 13 countries to taste
            Sold in $5.00-$10.00-$20.00
            $20.00 each only 200 to be sold
BEER TICKETS- sold day of event
WINE PULL TICKETS-sold day of event  

Also looking for people to pray participate in the Rosary and Eucharistic Procession 
(especially looking for people to pray the rosary in Korean and Vietnamese if you can help please contact Mrs. Sandy Ralston

Our Lady Around the World Display,  will be in the school this year during International Festival. Please bring statues and images to the Preschool office in the school Friday 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m..  Please contact Mary Lynne Duncan  with any questions, she will be there to collect the images and secure them.  
They are still looking for donations of water and
 soda that can be dropped off in the parish office.
 Thank you for your generous support of this community building event!
Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School Invitations
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  • OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, November 131-4pm (Presentation at 1:15pm). The first 100 8th graders to pre-register receive a free t-shirt! For more info, please visit
  •  SHADOW: 8th graders can be a Wolf for a Day! Please schedule your shadow visit today by visiting. 
  •  JP5K RUN for Options: Saturday, November 19, 2016. Supports the Options special education program. All are welcome! 
For more information about events or admission, please visit  click here or call  703.445.0314

Current 8th graders are encouraged to be a Panther for a Day by contacting Mr. Glen Farello.
Upcoming dates:
  • Saturday, October 1st - Parish International Festival
  • Friday, October 7th - 1st Friday Food Pantry Collection
  • Monday, October 10th - NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, October 11th - TRADITIONAL UNIFORM BEGINS!
  • Friday, October 14th - Principal /Pastor Coffee following 9 a.m. Mass
  • Tuesday, Ocober 18th - Living Rosary (Gym) 2:20 p.m.
  • 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
  • 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 - Christmas Dinner and Concert in the Church 5 p.m.
  • Thurs. Dec. 15th - Band Concert (Gym) 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 19th Christmas Paraliturgy - 1:45 p.m. (Church)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21st - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - Spring Golf Tournament @ Westfield Golf Course 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start! 
  •  So nice to hold Advanced Math outside when the weather is so beautiful! (5th grade!)
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