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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbit's coming to you from his Magic Carpet!
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbit's coming to you from his Magic Carpet!

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Dear Parents,

In an effort to keep everyone updated on our staffing decisions for the balance of this year and for the 2017 - 18 school year, below please find information on staffing changes and hiring decisions for the 2017- 2018 school year.
First, I'm happy to announce that three new instructional professionals have joined our K-8 team.
Effective yesterday, Ms. Samantha Carr, an STS Alum, re-joined our school family as an instructional assistant. She will be filling in this year where we need help. Next year she will be working with Mrs. Linda Summers as part of the kindergarten instructional team. Ms. Carr is a graduate of JMU and holds a BA in Marketing, she began her STS career as a student in, Mrs. Summer's KB class! 
Mrs. Pat McDermott will be moving to the second grade team, next year, and will be working with Mrs. Kathleen Moskowitz.     
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Katie Titus will be joining us next year as an instructional assistant. Ms. Titus will graduate from Christendom College this spring with a BA in Philosophy. She will be working on the second grade instructional team. 
I am also pleased to announce that Mrs. Rachel Riley will be moving from the pre-K instructional team to the second grade team as our new second grade teacher. Mrs. Riley has been an exceptional pre-k lead teacher at STS for the past two years and has also taught at the high school level. She holds a BA in Art and an MA in Teaching (History) from Trinity University. I ask that you please all extend a warm welcome to our newest team members!
I will be reaching out to the parents of those classes where we will have staffing needs, to share our coverage plans.
On Thursday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m., the STS PTO is sponsoring an Amazing Animals Event for grades k-3. The event will last for about 45 min. If you need additional information, click  here for more information about the event.;
Join us on Sunday, April 30 at 10 a.m. in the Father McGivney Room to make beautiful bracelets with images of Our Lady.
Donations for the Barn, which is an organization that provides transitional housing for mothers and their children battling domestic violence, will be greatly appreciated, as well as the $15 fee to make each bracelet. Click
here to sign up to attend. NJHS volunteers are needed for setup from 9-10 a.m., collecting donations throughout the event, and cleanup from 12-1 p.m..
Please note that car raffle tickets were mailed home to all STS families. We appreciate your generosity and support of this important PTO fundraising event. Proceeds will go to help fund our investment in additional instructional technologies and our school expansion.

Our first School Expansion Town Hall Meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the school Library.

A few of our parents have forwarded this article regarding the dangers associated with the new craze of making slime. Click here to read the article.  

It's important for us all to remember that although St. Tim's prides itself on academic excellence, Catholic identity supersedes all other elements of what makes our school great. Without God's graces, St. Tim's would not be as blessed as it is. To see a snapshot view of what is going on in our school, check out Mr. Pryor's Academic Newsletter.
living stations

As is the annual tradition, this Friday, March 31st,  the National Junior Honor Society will present the Living Stations of the Cross, in the church at 2:20 p.m. All are welcome to attend this solemn and moving service.

The Saint Timothy School Drama Club invites you to their 2017 Off Broadway performance of "Aladdin" on Friday, April 7th at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations graciously accepted.

The St. Timothy Advanced Band is performing  this Saturday at Diocesan Band Festival for assessment. To help better prepare them, Ms. Fitzpatrick would like to invite anyone who is interested to listening to the band run through the music after school in the music room (Wednesday, 3/29/17). This performance will afford our students the opportunity to practice in a concert mentality!  T he Band students would benefit greatly from it!

We have very limited openings for 3's and 4's in our full-day classes.   Thank you for spreading the word about our great preschool.

If your family has educational toys or puzzles to pass on, please contact Mrs. Evans.

I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.  

God bless you,

Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin

Weekly Clinic Update: 
There were several reported cases of strep throat and one report of influenza B.   Many students complained of a stomach ache with nausea and headache (with/without fever).  The cold weather and the start of allergy season triggered asthma symptoms and bloody noses.  If your child has an inhaler for asthma or reactive airway disease, please make sure they have one in the clinic along with an updated Asthma Action Plan.   
 Health News: Epi-pen Auto-injector Recall outside of the US
epi pen
All Epi-pens in the school clinic were checked and none have been recalled.
March 20, 2017:   Alphapharm (A Mylan Company) initiates recall of EpiPen Auto-injector devices in countries outside the United States, following two reports worldwide of the device failing to activate in a batch of about 80,000 devices.  The recall affects devices distributed in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan only, according to the company.  Mylan said it is working with the regulatory authorities, where appropriate, to inform them about the recall.

Recalled Batch Numbers and Exp month/year:
5F A665           April 17
5F A6651         April 17
5F A6652         April 17
5F A6653         April 17
For more information, click here to visit STS website, under Nurse's Notes.

Many Blessings,
Mrs. Julianne Duffy, RN, BSN
Mrs. Mary K. Rogowski, MSN, RN, FNP

John Nguyen

Kindergartner, John Nguyen,  brought in a dollar with a special note to give to the poor. Even though the amount is small, the thought is priceless! He said every time he gets "green" for his great behavior, which is doing something extra special in his KC class, his father gives him money. The KC students learned that this was an example of showing "Mercy", our March virtue.

car key
Our annual car raffle will has begun and returns are starting to come in. Counting is every Thursday. We will need weekly parent volunteers.




Boxing Club


Introducing the first ever STS Boxing Club! Our own professional boxer Mr. Pryor will be sponsoring a
coed boxing club for 7th and 8th grade students! Join Mr. Pryor on Wednesday afternoons from 3:50-4:50pm to learn the style, techniques, rules, and history of boxing! Click here to sign up!



Parish Lenten Mission West Point Chaplin Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski will be giving the homily at all of the Masses this weekend. He is the uncle to the Mason Family (Uncle to 3 STS alums!)
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 11-15, 2017. This is a very popular VBS and will fill up by June! Sign up early to insure your children can be a part of this wonderful ministry! The theme this year is Trackin Mary Mysteries and Messages. Click here to sign up!

Junior High BASH -   April 29th, 2017
For all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited! Bring a friend! We will be meeting at St Tim's parking lot and driving by bus to John Paul the Great together. We depart at 2:30pm and returning to St Tim's by 10:00pm. There will be music, games, food, and Mass.
**Please take note of this year's new addition of a free-throw competition. The grand prize is a pair of  Kings Dominion tickets!**
WE NEED ADULT CHAPERONES! Please contact Christina Jacobeen.

What happens when a student graduates preschool and heads to Kindergarten where they learn to read BOOKS!  The student return to Pre-K as the Mystery Reader! Here Cecilia Duncan reads April Fool's Day to the Frogs Class!!

Greg Piper
Special thank you to professional National Geographic Photographer, Greg Piper, and dad to Nikita Piper(2B) for sharing his amazing pictures and passion for God's beautiful sea creatures with the 2nd grade! 
  • Friday, April 7th  - NOON Dismissal, School Performance of Aladdin @10:30 a.m. in the auditorium
  • Saturday, April 8th  - Evening performance of 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
  • Friday, May 5th - NOON Dismissal
  • 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
  • Monday, May 29th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial 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 !
  • Vocab wall
    Our students are always striving to learn new words. This is the vocabulary wal lin 2nd grade
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    Saint Timothy Catholic School serves God by providing each child with an individualized approach, academic excellence, rich Catholic traditions, a solid foundation in the Catholic faith, and opportunities to serve the community.

    STAY CONNECTED and follow what's happening at school!