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Saint Timothy Catholic School
Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, September 7, 2016
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Dear Parents,

I am pleased to announce that our carpool performance is improving everyday, thanks to you!. For those pre-K parents who are new to the process, attached, please find two carpool videos created by Mrs. Rutledge and Mrs. Nash.  The videos outline the morning and afternoon procedures. A special word of thanks to all of our parents for your continued patience and adherence to the procedures, I greatly appreciate your support and cooperation!

Morning Carpool Line
Afternoon Carpool Line
Afternoon Carpool Line

Please join m e for t he Pastor/ Principal Coffee -  Friday, September 9th following the 9 a.m. Mass. I will be discussing the survey results from the Enrollment Management Parent Satisfaction Survey and some of the new initiatives scheduled for this year. Hope to see many of you there!

To the parents of our eighth grade students, St. Timothy Catholic School will once again make arrangements for a High School Placement Test (HSPT) review course for students at a special price. This program has helped our students over the past three years to increase their scores on the High School Placement Test. This has resulted in additional scholarship awards and placement of STS students in honor tracks for various courses.Details for this program are forthcoming next week.

Our fourth Annual Parish Festival is rapidly approaching (on October 1 st), and we are still in need of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out with any of the activities, we ask that you please contact Mrs. Terri Miller in the parish office. All parent volunteers will receive points towards their "Points for Parents" requirements.    

As I mentioned in my comments at last week's PTO meeting, this year's school theme is "Expecting Excellence". The administration and staff intend to model this excellence this year in how we communicate with all stakeholders, in the quality of our instruction, in our interactions with others and in how we present ourselves. Subsequently, we will also expect the students to respond to this challenge of high standards (academically, spiritually and socially).  

There have been some questions regarding the student uniform code that I'd like to provide some additional clarity on. Please note that the entire STS uniform policy is currently outlined on our school website under the parent resources heading. The summer uniform for both boys and girls may be worn until the Columbus Day weekend in October, and may be worn starting the first Monday in May. Tennis shoes may be worn with this uniform. There have been specific questions regarding the wearing of Tan Sperrys, acceptable sock colors, what spiritwear is acceptable for P.E. and when it gets cold, what spiritwear will be acceptable (to be worn over the STS sweaters).

Here are the responses to these questions:
  • The Tan Sperry shoes are fine.
  • The summer uniform calls for white crew socks that must be visible above the top of the shoe and cover the ankle. That said, I realize that we have not fully enforced this policy last year, so many students have been wearing white crew socks with logos on top. Subsequently, this has been viewed by many as an acceptable option. Please note that the white crew sock is the dress code, but given that we did not consistently enforce this (last year), I understand that parents have already purchased socks with the logos on them. That said, I also understand that sufficient advance notice is essential and a reasonable expectation of parents. Subsequently, we intend to move to a white crew, (without logos) by next year (2017 - 18) and will not penalize those students who show up with small logos on their socks. Today I noticed that almost all of our students were wearing white crew socks and I want to thank all of you for making this happen.
  • Students are permitted to wear STS spirit wear hoodies or STS fleece tops with their P.E. uniforms. The students will also be able to wear these items over their sweaters when the weather gets much colder.
I hope this answers everyone's questions on this topic, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions.  We greatly appreciate your consideration and understanding of our efforts to move toward a uniform policy that is consistent and reflects well on our entire community.

I f you are hoping to sign up for After School care please contact  Mrs. Elise Facciolo . There are still a few spots available.

Middle School Parents, if you are interested in receiving any emails your student sends please contact Ms.Nash.
Please note that the Parent Portal is now open for 3rd to 8th grade students. We ask that you p
lease sign in to your Power School account and add your Emergency Care information, if you have not already done so. If you have trouble logging into your account or have specific questions please contact  Mrs. Cowan  or  Mrs. Irons.

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  

STS Enthroned

Thank you to everyone who came to our Back to School Nights last week.
Our School, our students, and our community was enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Clinic Update:

nurses corner
Third & Seventh Grade Parents:

Lions Vision and Hearing Screenings are coming; Monday September 26.

Letters for participation will be coming home. Please complete and return as soon as possible.
Volunteers needed for the hearing and vision screening day Monday, September 26.
  • The 3rd grade will be from 9-10:30 a.m.
  • The 7th grade will be from 12:45-3:00 p.m.  

We only need 8 volunteers (4 in AM & 4 in PM), so if you are interested --Please email me.

Thank you to all St Timothy Parents for making the beginning of the year go so smoothly. If I am still missing any paperwork at this point I will request it via email. Don't hesitate to call if any questions. Thank you!

Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN
Join Choir & Band!
Join Choir & Band!

Choir and Band Information Night
Thursday, September 8th
7:00 p.m.
afterschool clubs

 Our After School Activities will be up and running in the next few weeks. 

There is still room in many of the clubs! Click here to sign up!

Signups are currently taking place for: 
  • Tigers on the Run (Grades K-3), 
  • Lego Club (Grades 2-5) Completely FULL!
  • Choir (Grades 4+), 
  • Battle of the Books (Grades 5-6), 
  • Cross Stitch Club (Grades 2+)
We have added additional clubs to this program including Drama Club, STEM Club, Mission Commission, and the 3rd Grade Book Club.

Students may sign up using our SignUp Genius Contact Mrs. Erin Kelly with any questions or concerns! 

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CYO T ENNIS is here once again!! It is time to sign up!!

 Click here to see the details!
Please remember to visit out PTO website for up to date information on all events and how to get involved at St.Timothy. 

Click here to see the PTO website!

The PTO Board would like to thank all of those who joined us for our first meeting last Friday, Sept 2.  It was great seeing so many new faces in the crowd!  We hope to see many of you throughout the year at our PTO and school wide events and we look forward to working with all of you.  Please remember, you can email any questions, concerns, ideas to our PTO President, Ila Pilon at any time.

Please remember to visit out PTO website for up to date information on all events and how to get involved at St.Timothy.

Thank you for your support of Tiger Closet and our spirit wear sales!  So far, we have raised over $6000 throughout the summer and first week of school!!  Again, your support is appreciated!!!
Our 5th Annual Race for Education!
race for education

Save the Dates:
November 2nd and 3rd - Preschool
November 4th - Kindergarten - 8th grade
Pre-kickoff information will be going home with your oldest child this week.
Many hands are needed prior, during and after this event.

Grotto Christmas Ornament

You've heard of the yearly White House Ornament, now there is the STS Christmas Ornament.  Keep an eye out for sneak peaks and pre-sales. 

(This is a sample of a previous ornament that was created a number of years ago.)

If you've been collecting Box Tops over the summer, it's time to send them in.

 STS earned over $2100 for the 2015-2016 school year. Let's see if we can collect $2500 this year! Contest details coming soon. Box Tops can be submitted in plastic bags, envelopes or collection sheets which can found here.

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Do you shop at Amazon? When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to St Timothy School. Bookmark the link 

Original Artworks returns Fall 2016 - 
Look out for updates in the coming weeks.


Room Mother's Tea
Monday, September 12th
Immediately after 
School in the Cafeteria

Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers for Room Mom's Tea. We need parents to help provide food and assist with set up and clean up. Please see the sign up genius for more information and for a date. Thank you in advance for volunteering your time.

Tiger Spiritwear
Thank you to everyone who donated a
nd purchaseduniforms from the Tiger Closet over the summer! Thank you as well to all of the parent volunteers who helped keep the Tiger Closet open all summer long. Now that the school year has started, the Tiger Closet will be open Friday mornings from 8-9am. We had such a terrific summer of sales that we are in need of more donations. If you have some uniforms that you no longer need, please drop them off at the front office of school. Please contact Erin Kelly with additional questions or concerns.


Bingo Night

Friday, September 23st
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

A GREAT night for ALL families! Lots and Lots of prizes, pizza, and ice cream! Mystery Prizes for the Daring Winners and even a 50/50 raffle! Come one come all-Only $5.00 per person with a $20 maximum, for our larger families! So bring the whole family for a night of fun with your friends! Please complete an RSVP form so we can be sure to have enough for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at the first fun family night of the new school year!

Please RSVP using the  form and return to the front office. Thanks Mary Jans for coordinating this family favorite for our community!!

All Pro Dad
All Pro  Dads
 Breakfa st 
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month 
at 7:00 a.m.
(Next breakfast is Sept. 15th)

Calling  all  Dads and kids, Join  All  Pro  Dad's Breakfast for a quick, before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood a
nd family topics. You'll take away some great tips and resources to help you be the best 
Dad you can be, and you'll strengthen your
 relationship with your kids at the same time.
RSVP   by clicking here or contact  Paul Hunter  
3rd Thursday Morning of Each Month
Click  here for more information
Walking With Purpose
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic women's Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. To learn more about these bible studies contact Marsha Jacobeen.

Moms, Grandmothers & Teachers of St Timothy School 
You are invited to an 
Afternoon Tea 
sponsored by the Women of "Walking with Purpose"
Sunday, September 25th
 2-4 p.m.
 in the St. Timothy School Cafeteria 
Food, Fellowship 
and the entertaining Sister Clare Hunter will be speaking on
 "Be Mary and Laugh."

 Cost: $10. REFRESHMENTS SERVED. Please register by dropping payment in the parish office or by contacting  Marsha Jacobeen 
The Parish International Festival

The 4th Annual International Festival will be an 
all day event on Saturday, October 1st.  

Beginning with Mass at 9:00 a.m.- ending with an Italian Night Dinner and Entertainment.  It is a full day of fun that requires a lot of volunteers  - from set up the day before  - to the last broom sweep at the end of the evening.  

Please look at the  website it will give you a brief idea of what goes on that day and the possibly where your ministry can help. 

Please direct all questions to  Terri Miller  or call 703-585-6336.   This is a wonderful community building event and a great way to earn your points for parents!

Upcoming dates:
  • Tues. Sept. 6th & Wed. Sept. 7th - 1st Day of Preschool
  • Thursday, Sept. 8th - Choir & Band Info Night 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 9th - Principal/Pastor Coffee following 9 a.m. Mass - McGivney Room
  • Thursday, Sept. 15th - AllPro Dad's Breakfast
  • Wed. Sept. 21 - Fri. Sept. 23rd - School Picture Days
  • Friday, Sept. 23rd - Bingo Night
  • Saturday, October 1st - Parish International Festival
  • Thursday, December 15 Christmas Concert 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - Spring Golf Tournament @ Westfield Golf Course 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start!
    Friday, May 12 - Spring Band Trip
  • Wednesday, May 17 - Spring Band Concert
  • To see other pictures from the 1st Day of Pre-K go to Saint Timothy Catholic School Alumni and Friends Facebook Page.
    1st day
    1st day of prek
    First day of Pre-K 4 Owls... first music class!!
    First day of Pre-K 4 Owls... first music class!!
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