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Saint Timothy Catholic School
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Dear Parents,

On behalf our our entire school community, I'd like to congratulate our 8th grade students on receiving the sacrament of Confirmation this past Saturday, May 13th. The Bishop met with the students and was very impressed with their preparation and knowledge of the Catholic faith. 

I'd like to thank STS parent and CYO Track Coach Mrs. Pennell for successfully starting a new track program this year for our students and sharing her passion for and knowledge of the sport with them. Congratulations to all of our students for their great showing in this year's Diocesan Track Meets. We are so proud of you. 

Please join us for a morning of prayer and reflection this Thursday, May 18th.  Our retreat will focus on ways that we, as parents, can grow in our prayer life and relationship with God and guide our children as they do the same.   The morning will begin at 9:00am with Mass in the Church and then will move to the McGivney Room. The retreat will end at noon. It will be followed by the Annual STS Volunteer Luncheon in the McGivney Room. If you are interested in attending the retreat, please RSVP as soon as possible to Mrs. Henry at
Our spiritual retreat will be led by Carmen Briceno who has  provided  wonderful retreats for our Middle School students and faculty this year. Ms. Briceno  was consecrated into the Order of Virgins in 2009 and has been speaking to  youth groups, young adults, catechists, schools, parents, and families throughout the Diocese. Ms. Briceno graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor's degree in Art and Visual Technology (2005) as well as a Masters in Education (2007). In 2010, she completed a Masters in Theology at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. She has served as a missionary and full-time youth minister before beginning her full-time ministry called Happy Feet Ministries. Ms. Briceno is also a regular columnist for the Arlington Catholic Herald in Spanish on topics of Faith Formation for Families.

Our Virtues program draws to a close with  zeal. We demonstrate zeal by loving God so much it gives us energy.  This May we focus, as a faculty, on showing the students our zeal for God, and the energy it gives us to truly live as disciples of Christ. 
Please join us Saturday, May 20th, 2017 for a parish family picnic in appreciation of all that Father Weymes has done for our faith community.  STS will be providing Father with a special gift in June. If you'd like to make a donation toward the farewell gift, Mrs. Moses will be collecting and consolidating all gifts for Father. If you'd like to donate funds toward father's gift, we ask that you please make out your check to Saint Timothy School. We plan to purchase a travel voucher that will allow Father to travel the world in his retirement.
In appreciation for all of the support that our families have provided to STS this past year, we are inviting everyone to attend our annual volunteer appreciation lunch on Thursday, May 18th, after the parent retreat. If you please to attend this year's luncheon, I ask that you please RSVP to Mrs. Kelly Schmank at

We are looking for help from our parent community in developing a digital solution for tracking our parent volunteer hours. We'd like to have the capability for parents to access and track their own hours. If you are interested in helping with this initiative, I ask that you please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Tara Irons at  

I invite you to join me for the monthly Pastor / Principal Coffee on Friday, May 19th after the 9:00 am Mass, in the McGivney Room. 

Saint Timothy Catholic School remains committed to providing our students with an individualized, supportive, faith based learning environment. I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.

As always I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.
  God Bless You,
Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin

2017 Confirmation
Congratulations to our 8th graders who made their Confirmation last Saturday. As is the annual STS tradition, the students celebrated Monday with a Confirmation brunch for our students and parents, and then attended the 8th Grade Saint Awards Ceremony! What a special ceremony!
confirmation brunch

Clinic Update: Strep Throat
Over the past week there were many reported cases of strep throat. Strep throat is very contagious so good hand-washing is important. Also please avoid sharing drinks or food with family or friends.  
Strep throat may present with any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever, sore throat, red and swollen tonsils (sometimes white patches or streaks)
  • Headache, upset stomach
  • Rash, swollen lymph nodes
Please seek care from your health care provider if you suspect strep throat.
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
food allergy awareness
May is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your family, friends, and co-workers about these diseases.
Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans and 6 million children under the age of 18.
More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies:  pollen, skin, latex, food, environmental and more.
This week is dedicated to Food Allergy Awareness
Created in 1998 by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network ( FARE), Food Allergy Awareness Week is honored each May to shine a spotlight on the seriousness of food allergies. By increasing awareness, we can encourage respect, promote safety, and improve the quality of life for the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.  

Teal is the color to show your support for food allergies. So wear a teal ribbon or ask us about the teal pumpkin we have sitting on our desk in the school clinic.  Please join us in raising awareness for these common diseases.

Have a blessed week!
Mrs. Julianne Duffy, RN, BSN
Mrs. Mary K. Rogowski, MSN, RN, FNP

4th grade track
Congratulations to our 4th grade CYO trackers for their great showing this past weekend at the CYO Track Meet. Thank you Coach Pennell for spending your Mother's Day coaching our young runners to their personal best!


Kickin' into Summer Soccer Tournament
sponsored by the Student Government

Thursday, May 18th 
from 3:30-4:45 
(students will need a change of dismissal)
Grades 3-8  
Please email SGA President, Lauren Albence 
if you would like to sign up!
Bring a change of p.e. clothes and sneakers
 (if they are wearing traditional uniform)

Pick up will be in front of the main office
Enjoy ice pops, (and water will be provided)

Be our Guest!

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch!
Please join us for a specially prepared lunch!
It is a very small way to say a very BIG THANK YOU to ALL our volunteers for all you do to make STS so special
Thursday, May 18th -  11:30 a.m.
Father McGivney Room-  Click email 
Kelly Schmank here to RSVP 

Following the Parent Morning of Reflection which begins at 9:30 a.m. in the McGivney Room

Please join us for An Evening of Fine Arts!
with presentations by the St. Timothy School Choir & Band
and the St. Timothy School Thespians
performing Macbeth!

Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. (Gym)
A Gallery of student artwork will also be on display

We put the 'A' in STREAM!

The third Box Tops contest ends Wednesday, May 31 and the prize is a popsicle party for the preschool & elementary/middle school winners. Please remember to mark your class when sending in Box Tops. 
Our goal for the year is to earn $3,000 from Box Tops!


We have new Non-Virtus opportunities to help with both the Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Receptions. Please see the sign up genius. Thank you! 

Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers to help with Kindergarten and 8th grade graduation receptions. No VIRTUS is required. Please see the PTO Sign Up Genius for details. Thank you for your continued support.

7th Grade Theatrical Music Elective performs a scene from High School Musical for our preschoolers!
7th Grade Theatrical Music Elective performs a scene from High School Musical for our preschoolers!
fr. ron hoye
Save the Date
Fr. Ron Hoye Returns for 3-Day Parish Mission
Entertaining, up lifting, and inspiring! Fr. Ron Hoye is a gifted story teller! Worthwhile for the entire family.
Sunday, May 21, Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23rd. 
7:00 PM in the Church.

 See website for more details or contact Terri

Silent Retreat join Father Schierer for a One Day Retreat on
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Prior registration is required and seating is limited. For more information or to register; please contact Delores Nelson
Registration forms are located in the vestibule of St. Timothy Church.


This summer STS will be offering a program called "SummerNet ," It is St. Timothy School's summer program available to all STS students who will be in first through sixth grade during the 2017-2018 school year. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth for each child. SummerNet gets its name because the word "net" is involved in the three main components of the program: faith, soccer, and technology.For more information please click here, or you can email Mr.David Scoffone  with specific questions.

Broadway Training & Art Exploring in local Catholic 
Parish Summer Day Camps.

This July, Nativity Parish and All Saints Parish are hosting day camps in Art & Drama for ages as young as Kindergarten and as old as High School.  All instructors have professional backgrounds that include Ringling Brothers, Arena Stage, The Corcoran Gallery, Lincoln Center, and Wolf Trap.  Additionally, most instructors are teachers at Arlington Diocesan Schools.  A variety of different camps are offered Monday through Friday for a one week period.  
Visit to take advantage of $10 off in May.
Middle School Elective, Music in Theater! Our 7th graders perform a scene from Annie for our preschoolers!
Middle School Elective, Music in Theater! Our 7th graders perform a scene from Annie for our preschoolers!
Upcoming Events:
  • Wednesday, May 17th - Preschool Coffee, 7th Grade Baby Shower
  • Thursday, May 18 - AllPro Dad's Breakfast, 6th & 7th Grade Iowa Test, Parent Morning Retreat following the 9 a.m. Mass (McGivney Room) Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon @ 11:30 p.m., Math Fair & STEM Expo, An Evening of Fine Arts 6:30 in the gym.
  • Thursday, May 25th  - Math Fair
  • Friday, May 26th  - NOON Dismissal & Field Day
  • Monday, May 29th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, May 31st - Virtus Class 6 p.m. (Cafeteria)
  • Thursday, June 1st  - Last day of school for 3s
  • Friday, June 2nd  - Last day of school for 4s
  • Saturday, June 3rd - Algebra & Geometry HS Placement Exam, Good luck!
  • 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.
  • Monday, June 12th  - NOON DISMISSAL 
  • Tuesday, June 13th  - School wide year book signing - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Wednesday, June 14th  - NOON DISMISSAL & Moving UP Day! LAST DAY OF SCHOOL !
  • Sunday, August 27th - Back to School Coffee Following 9 a.m. Mass
  • Monday, August  28th-- 1st Day of School! Welcome Back!!
    First Communion Breakfast Celebration!
    First Communion Breakfast Celebration!
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