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Saint Timothy Catholic School
Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview!
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview!

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Dear Parents,

I'd like to thank Ms. Lindsay Nash for facilitating our 2nd Annual Hour of Code, 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. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with and hour of coding activities and expanding to support numerous community initiatives. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide, including STS! 

The NJHS is sponsoring a Krispy Kreme Donut sale on  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). Click here to download an order form.

Enrolling a Preschool Student at STS next year? We ask that you please  complete the attached  Preschool Intent To Enroll Form,  (2 minute form )so that we may give your child priority in the application process.   If you have any questions, Please email Mrs. Julie Evans, at 

The 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

All parents who did not receive a copy of their child's Scantron report, we will send a copy home with your child today, in a sealed envelope.

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.

St.Timothy School's 2nd annual Hour of Code after school on Thursday December 8th From 3:30-4:30. Open to grades K-8. I will create a sign up like last year and open it up to around 35 students and parent volunteers. 

Finally, on behalf of Saint Timothy Catholic School's faculty and staff, may you have a happy, safe and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.
I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.  

God bless you, and have a relaxing and blessed Thanksgiving, ,
Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin
"Give thanks to the Lord!"
God Bless America!
God Bless America!

Clinic News

Clinic Issues: We have had a number of reportsof upper respiratory infections and pneumonia. Should your child run a fever with a persistent coughcall your doctor.  If any child has a fever above 104 F, call your doctor immediately or visit an emergency room.  In children with fever, accompanying symptoms such as lethargy, poor appetite,  sore throat ,  cough ,  ear pain ,  vomiting ,  diarrhea , headache, stiff neck and rash are important to relay to your doctor. Call the doctor if the fever lasts more than 1 day in a child less than 2 years old or lasts more than 3 days in a child age 2 or older.
Winter weather is here! Please do not send students without coats, hats or gloves. They need recess/outdoor playtime to stay healthy but without a coat on a day like today they may not be allowed to go outside.
Attention BUS Riders : Reminder: No food is allowed on the bus.  Please discuss this with your children. We must consider those students with food allergies and also the Bus Drivers responsibilities and rules. Thank you
Friday morning Mass : We have had a number of students feel faint during Mass. There may be a number of reasons for this that I would like to mention. First, St. Timothy students arrive at school by 7:45AM, so if a student misses breakfast and goes to mass on an empty stomach, they may be experiencing low blood sugar and begin to feel nauseous. We all know that breakfast is "the most important meal of the day"; so I do recommend that students try to eat something before school, especially on Mass days(there is still plenty of time to abstain for at least one hour before holy communion from any food and drink). Also, the church can be warmer certain times of year and they may get overheated easily. The teachers do prompt them to remove jackets but they don't always. Lastly, some students have said they felt ill or had a stomach ache before Mass. If this is the case, they can let their teacher know and maybe they can sit on the end or in the back so they are not crowded in with the other students.  I found this article in a blog written By Monsignor Charles Pope; he discusses these incidences from his perspective as a priest. It includes more detailed information about the causes in a very enlightening manner.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

God bless you!
Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN
Happy Thanksgiving! Count your blessings!
Happy Thanksgiving! Count your blessings!

Thank you PTO for setting up such an entertaining assembly for the entire school! The US Navy Band Saxaphone quartet was thoroughly enjoyed by the school community!! Here is a sample of the assembly for you to enjoy incase you missed it!

The US Navy Band saxophone quartet plays the Blues!
The US Navy Band saxophone quartet plays the Blues!
Anchors Aweigh!
Anchors Aweigh!

thank you note!
At Saint Timothy we are blessed to have 
such thoughtful families and grandparents!

Santa's Workshop, which will take place this year  December 5th - 7th , in the school library.

Family Advent Wreath-Making & Pot Luck Brunch

Begin a new Advent tradition of praying and lighting the candles of the Advent  wreath at your dinner table this Advent. All members of the family (even toddlers) can participate in assembling a simple Advent  wreath for your home.

wreath building
Saturday, November 26 
from  10 am-noon
in the School Cafeteria
cost: $28 (payable to St. Timothy Church)
All are Welcome!
Bring a pot luck item to share 
(serving 8-10)

To RSVP email Amy Powers or call 703-968-4832 to reserve your space today
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 here .  For questions, please feel free to contact us at  us .

Spirit Week Highlights!

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Upcoming Events:
  • Wed.- Fri. November 23 - 25th - NO SCHOOL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
  • 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 22, Science Fair!
  • Thursday, February 23, 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!
    Thank you for sharing your bounty with the St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank!

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