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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Dear Parents,

Here is a copy of Mr. Pryor's Monthly   Academic Newsletter . This month's newsletter focuses on "Giving Thanks!"

Next Monday, 12/5 is an STS Chick Fil A Night, all proceeds will go to our amazing Choral Competition Program (see details below). We hope to see you all there. 
Saint Timothy School Christmas Ornaments are still available for purchase in the main office by order form or after Masses on Sunday. Ornaments are 15.00 dollars and make a wonderful addition to any Christmas Tree. All money goes to our school PTO fund.
This is a reminder that our  2nd Annual Hour of Code is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th from 3:30-4:30 p.m (in the STEM Lab). The program will be open to grades K-8 about 35 students. Please contact Ms. Lindsay Nash if you have any questions. 

The NJHS is sponsoring a Krispy Kreme Donut sale   Friday,   December 2, 2016.   Pre-orders for the donuts are now being collected.  You have the option of buying one individual donut (to be distributed at lunch for 3rd to 8th grade students and delivered to the classroom for Kindergarten through 2nd grades) or one or more dozen donuts (to be delivered to your child's classroom). Order forms are available in the school office.

The High School Placement Test is scheduled for our eighth grade students on Thursday, December 1st. Good luck students!  Middle school parents are asked to please consult the middle school teacher websites for the mid-term exam schedule. Based on parent feedback, we have changed some of the test dates to better balance the schedule. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding as we implement this new middle school testing schedule. 
St.Timothy School's 2nd annual Hour of Code is scheduled for Thursday, December 8th, from 3:30pm - 4:30pm (in the STEM Lab). The program is open to students in grades K-8. Here is the signup link for students and parent volunteers  

Next week Santa's Workshop will be in full operation, in the school library. Please consider helping out during your child's classroom time or any other spot during the day! We especially need help with the younger classrooms. Please contact Mrs. Pilon, if you are able to help. 

The STS St. Bernadette and St. Matthew Advisories are sponsoring a toy drive for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.  Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted between November 27th to December 9th, 2016.  The donated toys can be dropped off in the designated box in the school lobby.  

As always I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks so much for your support of our amazing school, I greatly appreciate it!
God Bless You,
Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin
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Fun at Cross Stitch Club!
Clinic News

Clinic Issues: So far this week we have only had complaints of stomach ache/pain from students. Generally this last 1-2 days and comes and goes in intensity. Usually crackers or mint and a few minutes rest- gets them back to class. Should a student return multiple times I will call parents. The usual sore throats continue and I encourage fluids, rest and salt water gargle for relief. If your student requires cough drops or any over the counter medication, a medical authorization form should be completed and brought in with the medicine by the parent. Thank you for your emails to inform me of your child's illness and/or reason for absence. I truly appreciate it.  Have a great week!

God bless you!
Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN

Middle School Science
Middle school enjoying hands on learning in science!
This  Friday, December 2 , is Food Pantry Friday .  
Each grade has been asked to bring in the following:
Pre-K               cans of beans (any kind)
K                     instant mashed potatoes
1                     Mac 'n Cheese
2                      cans of fruit (any kind)
3                      cans of beans (any kind)
4                      boxes of low sugar cereal
5                      cans of vegetables (any kind)
6                      cans of pasta (meat and meatless)
7                      boxes of pasta
8                      cans of soup (any kind)

Thank you for your generous support of the St. Vincent dePaul Society Food Bank -- together we are able to help over 100 families from our local area! Did you know TODAY is #GivingTuesday? Why not pick up some extra food when you are at the store and send it in for Friday!?
Support the STS Choir go to the STS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on 
Monday, December 5th
from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

STS Choir practices
STS Choir practices "Child of the Poor" for their Chick-fil-A performanance!

The PTO would like to invite you to attend our quarterly meeting on Friday, Dec 2 after morning drop off in the Father McGivney Room.  
We hope you can join us!  

Santa's Workshop is next week in the school library!  Letters and envelopes will come home this week with your students!  Please see the scheduled times below for your student's class.  This is a fun activity that the kids enjoy participating in each year.  If you are interested in volunteering, please check out the Sign Up Genius for opportunities.  We appreciate all your support and thank you to our wonderful chair, Mrs. Tara Pollock for all her help!  We would also like to thank Mrs. Peggy Reno for preparing all our letters to go home this week!  
Monday, Dec. 5
8:30-9:15: 5A 
9:15-10:00: 5B
10:00-10:45: 2B
10:45-11:30: 6A
11:30-12:15: 6B
12:15-1:00: KB Summers
1:00-1:45: 4B
1:45-2:30: 1B
Tuesday, Dec. 6
8:55-9:40: 3A
9:45-10:30: KA
1-1:45: 4A
1:45- 2:30: 1A
Wednesday, Dec. 7
8:30-9:15: 3B
9:40-10:25 : 2A
10:30-11:15: KC
11:30-12:15: 1C

Ornament orders are beginning to roll in and be fulfilled. Get yours today while supplies last.

All orders are in and will be distributed this week. Please contact Georgia Ferretti ASAP. if there is anything wrong with your orders - we will need to ship it back to the vendor in order to get it back in time for the holidays. Many thanks again for your support with this fundraiser! 
Christmas Luncheon

We are still in need of volunteers to help with the Christmas luncheon on December 16th. If you are able to help, please see the sign up genius for details. Thank you for your continued support.
Bracelet Making Brunch!
Sunday December 11th 
 10:00am (McGivney Room)
Moms, daughters, grandmas, friends come make a faith bracelet for yourself and/or a gift while enjoying fellowship and food.  
More info coming soon!
Questions contact
Last Junior High Youth Group Meeting of the Semester

Saturday, December 3rd
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Breakfast with Baby Jesus

 Sunday, Dec. 4th
 after all the morning Masses in
 the Fr. McGivney Room

 Continental Breakfast and photo opportunities as you and your children pose with Baby Jesus in the Nativity. Questions contact Terri Miller 703-378-7646 or
Bishop O'Connell
Bishop O'Connell High School is hosting 2 Dance Clinics on.
Sunday, December 4th
  • Grades K-4 - Holiday Kids Clinic 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Grades 6-12 - Holiday Dance Clinic 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
It' sthe perfect opportunity for parents to finish their last minute shopping and those holiday errands. 

For discount, pre-register at: . Questions can be sent to .

The 6th Grade Music Elective is busy practicing for the Christmas Concert!

Upcoming Events:
  • Thursday, December 1st - High School Placement Test for 8th grade (eat a good breakfast and get to bed early 8th graders!!)
  • Friday, Dec. 2nd - PTO Meeting 8:00 a.m. - 1st Friday Food Pantry
  • Monday, Dec. 5th - Spirit Night @ ChickFil-A to benefit Choir trip to Hershey Park in the Spring (4 - 8pm) 
  • Monday, Dec. 5th -8th, Santa's Workshop
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6th - Feast of St. Nicholas
  • Friday, Dec. 9th - Principal Coffee following 9:00 a.m. Mass
  • Tuesday, Dec.13th - Preschool Coffee - 8:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14th - Band Concert (Gym) 7 p.m. 
  • Thurs. Dec. 15th - AllPro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m., Christmas Dinner and Concert in the Church 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 19th Christmas Paraliturgy - 1:45 p.m. (Church)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21st - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Christmas Break- NO SCHOOL - December 22nd - January 2, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 3 - first day back after Christmas Break
  • Monday & Tuesday, January 16th & 17th - NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, February 8, Science Fair!
  • Thursday, February 9, Art & Science Open House for entire school
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • "Any Turkey Can Tango!
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