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Saint Timothy Catholic School
Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
REMINDER: There is a 2 HOUR DELAY on Monday, February 6, 2017
(Prize from surpassing Race for Education goal!)

In honor of CSW, Mr. McLaughlin's 
Tuesday Tidbit's Overview  is coming to you 
from  St. Peter's in Rome!

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Dear Parents,

This past Sunday was the official kick off of Catholic Schools Week. We were thrilled to see so many of our outstanding students attending Mass in their uniforms, serving Mass and handing out postcards after Mass. We are also appreciative of the students who sang and performed at Mass; including  Lyn Cyubahiro, Alexis Florit, Isaura Hernandez, Luciana Mancebo, Shawna McCoy, Kyla O'Byrne, Brendan Black and  Kevin Kirk !  The feedback from parishioners was extremely positive . Thank you for showing our community what makes our students so special! If you wore your uniform to Mass please click  here , you will have a free dress day on Tuesday, February 7th.

We are proud to announce our new, STS Student Digital Magazine thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Anderson, her advanced writing students, Ms. Nash and Mrs. Rutledge! Please click here.

I am pleased to share with you Mr. Pryor's January Academic Newsletter! Please click here to see some of the great things going on at Saint Timothy!

I am sad to announce that our beloved nurse, Mrs. Snowden, will be leaving STS due to personal reasons. Her last day will be Friday, 2/3/17. On behalf of our school community, I'd like to thank Mrs. Snowden for her numerous contributions to our school and for the loving care she has shown our students over the past 18 months. She will be greatly missed and we will keep her in our prayers. Please know that we are in the process of interviewing viable candidates to fill the nurse position and will inform the community when a final decision has been made. 

Thousands of Virginia students receive the financial assistance they need to attend Catholic and other nonpublic K-12 schools through the Education Improvement Scholarships tax credit program.  Virginia can help many more children if bills pass this year to increase the tax credit to 90% from 65%, and to make low-income pre-K students eligible for the program.  Please  take action here  to tell your state delegate and senator to support these bills. 

Last week, Mr. Pryor sent out invitations to the parents of students who can benefit by participating in our after school tutoring program for language arts and Math. To date we have only received a few responses. We would like to start the classes next Tuesday, but if we do not have enough interest, we will have to cancel the sessions. If you are interested in having your child participate in the program I ask that you please complete and submit the registration form that was e-mailed last week. 

On behalf of our teachers I'd like to thank our Kindergarten parents for a delicious Chinese New Year luncheon last week. We are so appreciative of your kindness and thoughtfulness!

This year our second grade students are scheduled to receive their First Penance on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00a.m. in the Church. We ask that you please arrive with your child in the church at 9:45 am. We will keep our 2nd graders and their families in our prayers as they prepare to make their First Penance.

We invite you all to attend our first annual Talent Show this Saturday, 2/4 at 5:30 PM in the school gym. Come watch our talented students.

We are still in need of judges for this year's Science Fair. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Mrs. Karen Young. The information is posted on our school website.

Here is the list of activities for Catholic Schools Week:
Wednesday, February 1 - Celebrating Vocations
Students will make a short pilgrimage to the McGivney room where they spend some time reading some inspiring vocations messages from  various priests, seminarians, and sisters from our parish and school.    They will visit with Jesus in the Adoration Chapel of Divine Mercy.  In their classrooms, they will also work on a monstrance craft or a vocations prayer to show the beauty of Adoration and vocations.  These will be used to decorate homeroom doors.
Thursday, February 2 - Celebrating Our Students
Students (K - 8) will show their unity by dressing in the same color 
across grade levels.  A whole school Spelling Bee will cap off the afternoon.
8th - black, 7th - pink, 6th - green, 5th - yellow/gold
4th - purple, 3rd red2nd - blue
1st   orange  or white, K -  Neon , Pre-K - red.

Friday, February 3 - Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
Students will celebrate and honor those who make St. Timothy tick.  We will celebrate our service to others with our First Friday Food Pantry collection.  The week will culminate in a fun Game Day activity at 2:15 pm in the gym.  Pre-K will be playing games in their classrooms on Friday.  There will also be an Open House for Prospective Families at 10:00 a.m. in the gym, feel free to share this information with your friends and family.
Saturday, February 4 - Celebrating Our Families
Parents will receive a thank you note/card from their child(ren). Catholic Schools Week will end in rousing fashion with the first STS Talent Night, Saturday, February 4th at 5:30 p.m. Come watch 29 different acts featuring our talented students.   
I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.  

Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin
CSW Opening Ceremony
Catholic Schools Week
Opening Prayer & Ceremony

Clinic News
Clinic Issues: The Clinic continues to have  many reports from
parents of fevers (usu ~102), cough and congestion. Also, there have been diagnosed cases of Flu/Influenza in 1st, 6th and 8th.. We have not had many cases of Strep reported; however, if a child has had persistent tiredness, headache and/or stomach ache with worsening sore throat it may be worth a doctor's visit. We continue to get extra cleaning for this difficult flu and viral season in the classrooms and teachers are very diligent about wiping desk and handwashing.
5th Grade Parents: Rising 6th graders: I would like to remind everyone of the Virginia requirement for an additional TDap Booster immunization to enter into 6th grade. Adult Td is required for children 7 years of age and older.  It may be helpful to make your appointments now and hand in the proof of immunization before the end of the year. Otherwise it must be submitted before the first day to enter 6th grade. 

God bless you!
Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN
Shawma book mark
This Friday, Feb 3, is the monthly collection for the Food Pantry. The grades have been asked to bring in:

Pre-K, K - Mac 'n Cheese
1 - cans of vegetables (any kind)
2 - baby food (any kind)
3 - boxed pasta (any kind)
4 - cans of pasta (meat and meatless)
5 - cans of tuna
6 - cans of fruit (any kind)
7 - cans of soup (any kind)
8 - boxes of low sugar cereal

Thank you for helping to make a huge difference in our local community! St. Vincent dePaul greatly appreciates your support!!
5:30 p.m. (gym)
Free admission
Refreshments will be available during intermission
Auction and 50/50 tickets will be sold!

Get ready for a fun evening on  March 4, 2017 at our annual Auction:
A Night at the Races!
This year stay and dance the night away to our live band:  the Josie Sang Band!
This is a great way to meet new friends, mingle with old ones and raise money for the future of Saint Timothy.  Come out and join us and bid on some exciting items to include: 
  • Class Baskets,
  • Class crafts, 
  • braces from Dr. Neal Kravitz, 
  • Disney World Park Hopper Tickets, 
  • signed memorabilia, 
  •  teacher experiences, 
  • National vs. Cubs tickets, and so much more!  

Don't forget to RSVP today!  Remember you can send in your RSVP or buy tickets online at

RSVP by  Feb. 10 and be entered into a drawing to win free wine!  We will be drawing just in time for Valentine's Day! 

We are still accepting donations!  All items can be dropped off in the front office!  Donate any item, wine, unique experience before  Feb. 10 and be entered
to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or a $25 Chick-Fil-A Gift Card!

Here are 5 easy ways to donate today!
Drop off wine and/or craft beer

number 2
Buy an item off our Amazon Wish List

number 3
 Donate a unique items or experiences

number 4
Tickets to sporting events, theater, concerts

number 5
Vacations/condos/hotel getaways

auction amazon

All donations/sponsorships are TAX DEDUCTIBLE: Please email Ila Pilon at for more information or questions.  

50 50 raffle
Need some extra cash?  
50/50 Raffle Tickets are now on sale in the front office!
Winner will be drawn the night of the auction!
Raffles will be sold $5/ticket or 5/$20
car key
Tickets will be sent out at the end of the month. Watch for volunteer opportunities

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Reminder: the next Box Tops contest ends  Tuesday Feb 28 and 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. Happy collecting!!

afterschool clubs

Calling all 2nd-5th graders! We are looking for a few more students to join our Thursday Lego Club! STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO, Spring Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO┬«! Apply realworld concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Gondolas, Zombie Crawlers, Helicopters, and a Monorail Train! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. We will meet beginning next Thursday, February 2nd. Sign up and view more details here  

Talent Show Intermission
Hospitality Committee is in need of volunteers to serve a light snack during the Talent Show intermission. Please see the sign up genius for details. This is a great opportunity to earn points for parents.


We still have openings to help with the school Auction, please see the Sign up Genius for more details. 
Thank you!

March 18, 2017
Skate night is $5 a ticket or $20 max per family.  
The ticket include ice time and a skate rental.   STS hour on the ice is from  6:10 to 7:10.  Plan to arrive by  5:45 to ensure you're ready to skate at 6:10 p.m.

faculty game

Save the date for the big match up! 
Student vs. Faculty/Alumni Game
Thursday, February 16th
6:00 p.m. Tip Off
youth group dinner
  • Friday, February 3rd, Open House for Prospective Families @ 10 a.m. (gym)
  • Saturday, February 4, Talent Show
  • Wednesday, February 8, Science Fair!
  • Thursday, February 9, Art & Science Open House for entire school
  • Thursday, Feb.16th, AllPro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m.
  • 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, School Performance of Aladdin @10:30 a.m. in the auditorium
  • Saturday, April 8th  - An Evening of Fine Arts & Aladdin 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium
  • 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 @ 2 p.m.
  • 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!

ps frozen princess
Officer MacGreggor

Character Dress Up Day, our Frozen 
Preschool Princesses matched the weather!

Movie Character Day! 
 KA managed to squeeze in a game of Red Light/Green Light with their our own 
Officer MacGregor!  

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