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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for 5/30/17
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for 5/30/17

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Dear Parents,

I'm happy to announce that we have a new second grade instructional assistant, who will be working with Mr. Caughlan next year. Mrs. Heather Hitchcock, an STS parent and former teacher will be joining our 2nd grade instructional team next year. Mrs. Hitchcock has taught for over 12 years and has also served as an instructional assistant. She holds a Masters of Education (Elementary Education) from Saint Joseph University, a B.S. (Elementary Education) from Central Connecticut State University and a VA Collegiate Professional License (grades Pre-K - 6). Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Hitchcock to our instructional team.     
Fr. Weymes!
As you know, our beloved Pastor Father Weymes will be retiring this year after 18 yearsof dedicated service to St. Tim's Parish and School. If you would like to make a donation toward his gift from the school community, I ask that you please submit it to Mrs. Kathy Moses in the office. We will be presenting the gift to Father Weymes on Friday afternoon when the students say their final goodbye to him at a surprise assembly at 2:15 in the gym.
I am pleased to announce that we will be reducing our middle school technology fee for Chomebooks. The new annual fee will be reduced to $100. Starting with our current eight grade class, there is no longer a buyout fee. Our rising eight grade students will not be charged next year, as they already satisfied the total "new" lease to own fee of $300.
Next year our rising 6th and 7th grade students will be charged a $100 fee and in the subsequent year, the class of 2019 will only be charged a $50 fee at the start of their 8th grade year. If the 8th grade students would prefer to donate their Chromebooks to STS (after graduation), we would greatly appreciate their generous donation! Please note that all new students will need to satisfy the total $300 lease to own fee if they'd like to own the Chromebook when they graduate. If you have any questions regarding this new fee structure, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Cowan, Ms. Nash or me.   
freeze pops

On Monday, June 5, The Mission Commission will be selling Freeze Pops at all lunches.  They are raising money for Miss Bielaski's school in Tanzania and will sell for $1 each.  Students can also bring separate a financial donation.  Our donations will help to provide meals for the students of Cheka School.  Checks should be made to STS, but please write "Cheka School" on the memo line.
In the next few weeks our new 2017 - 18 pricing for aftercare will be released. Please know that after much parent feedback, consideration and research, Mrs. Elise Facciolo and I have decided to lower our prices to better accommodate our families in need of after care. The new pricing structure includes significant reductions in our monthly, daily and multiple child rates.
Please check out Mr. Pryor's Monthly Academic Newsletter in today's Tuesday Tidbits.
lost and found

Attention parents: please have your child stop by the lost and found table set up in the cafeteria this week during their lunch period. There are many sweatshirts, sweatpants, sweaters, jackets, etc. Items not picked up by  Friday, June 2nd will be donated to charity.

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

Field Day!
Field Day Fun! A memorable one for the books!
From the Clinic:
Attention Parents of children with EpiPens, Inhalers or other medications in the STS Clinic: Please remember to come to the clinic on you child's last day of school to pick up and sign out the medications. 
  • Preschool June 1st & 2nd
    nurses corner
  • Kindergarten  June 9th
  • 8th graders June 8th
  • 1st-7th  graders June 14th 

We will give you new medication forms at that time so that you will have plenty of time over the summer to have them completed by you and your pediatrician to bring back on the first day of school! Also be aware that any medication not picked up from the clinic within a week of the last day of school will be disposed of following state regulations.

To 5th grade parents: Thank you to those parents who sent in the proof of immunization or the form sent home last week!  If you have done so yet, please send in the Tdap form sent home last week stating you understand that your child needs the Tdap immunization before the first day of 6th grade ASAP!

Thanks and God bless,
Julie Duffy RN
Mary K. Rogowski RN

Our STS 3rd Patriotic Assembly was held today, here are two songs, O Beautiful and You're a Grand Ole Flag, that were song during the assembly. Well done 3rd Graders! We are proud of you, and we are PROUD to be an American!

Chekka School

On  Monday, June 5 , The Mission Commission will be selling Freeze Pops at all lunches.  They are raising money for Miss Bielaski's school in Tanzania and will sell for $1 each.  Students can also bring separate a financial donation.  
Our donations will help to provide meals for the students of Cheka School.  
Checks should be made to STS, but please 
write "Cheka School" on the memo line.

The third Box Tops contest ends TOMORROW Wednesday, May 31. You know you have the Box Tops, so put them into a ziploc baggy 
or glue them onto the Box Top form and send them in!
We're still hoping to reach our goal of earning $3,000 from Box Tops this year!
YOU could win a popcicle party for your child's class and be HERO!
We have new Non-Virtus opportunities to help with both the Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Receptions. Please see the sign-up genius for more details.  Thank you! 

math fair
Math Fair Fun!
The PTO Board would like to thank all the volunteers who came out to support our students at Field Day and for all their help with the KONA Ice truck.  IT was a great day and we appreciate all your support!  

Kona Ice

  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.


 Save the Date 
Vacation Bible School
 July 11- 15th 
This years VBS program theme is Tracking Mary Mysteries & Messages 
All Aboard the Queen of Heaven Express. Click here for registration.

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 1st - 6th 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.

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Summer Camps at John Paul the Great
Join the talented JP coaches, teachers, and other experts for sports and enrichment camps this summer! Most camps are for rising 5th - 9th graders, with some exceptions. For more information, please visit or contact  Camps@jpthegreat.orgor 703.445.0217


Middle School STEM Fair! 
Hands on learning and building at its best!
Upcoming Events:
  • 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!!
  • Final song of the Advanced Band at Hershey Park! Congratulations! Well Done!
    Final song of the Advanced Band at Hershey Park! Congratulations!
    Well Done!
    Award winning performance of the Advanced Band at Hershey Park!
    Award winning performance of the Advanced Band at Hershey Park!
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