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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for 9/13/2016
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for 9/13/2016

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Dear Parents,

Please note that we are very close to hiring a new school guidance counselor. I expect to make an announcement in the next 48 hours.

Attached, please find Mr. Pryor's first Academic Newsletter: Click here to   view .
Please note that there is a link in his newsletter that will provide an overview of the new Scantron assessment tool, the benefits of the assessment tool and an interpretation of the results. This Scantron assessments will help us identify and better meet the individual learning needs of each STS student. 

Please note that there is an error on the calendar magnets that were recently distributed to the STS community. The spring auction date is incorrect; it is listed as Tuesday, April 4 but the correct date is Saturday, March 4.

I'd like to thank  Mrs. Pattison, Mrs. Driscoll, Mrs. Kabadi and Mrs. McCarthy for coordinating and facilitating a beautiful Room Mother's Tea for our parent volunteers, yesterday,  9/12/15. We are so blessed to have such generous parents in our school community!

A reminder school pictures are scheduled for next week Wednesday, 9/21 and Thursday, 9/22. Middle school students are asked to wear their traditional uniforms for their pictures.
To our eighth grade parents, we are still finalizing a deal with the Testmasters Program to provide all interested eighth grade students with an opportunity to participate in the Testmasters High School Placement Test (HSPT) review course at a special price. This course has a proven reputation for offering quality test preparation products since 1991 and has helped many of our students perform at their best on this important assessment. 

The HSPT review course is an on-line course. Students may watch the videos at home when their schedule permits. There are twelve instructional hours in math, twelve instructional hours in reading/writing and twelve hours that are devoted to sample testing. The course is being offered to St. Timothy students at the discounted rate of per student provided we can guarantee a minimum enrollment number. If you are interested in registering your child for this course, please contact Mrs. Rutledge. Once we have finalized the pricing, we will contact our 8th grade parents with the details and work with Testmasters to register your child so that students can start working on the course the last week in September.
Tuesday Tidbits Out Takes! (hint, Mr. McLaughlin goes down the slide!)
Tuesday Tidbits Out Takes!
 (Hint, Mr. McLaughlin goes down the slide!)

I am pleased to announce that our carpool process continues to improve daily. We have now stabilized or afternoon times, however, given that we are now into week three, I ask that all parents please not park and walk their children in. I ask that everyone please start using the formal drop off procedure in the morning, as it is much safer for students and their families. Thanks so much for your consideration and understanding.   
If you are interested in participating on our school's technology committee, please contact the committee chair Mr. Rob Muskett at

Mrs. Rutledge, Mr. Pryor and I will be discussing the topic of harassment, and all of its forms, with our  6th, 7th and 8th students next week. If you prefer that your child not participate in this session I ask that you please notify Mrs. Moses by email; We are mandated by the Arlington Diocese to share this information with the Middle School students each year. 

Our aftercare program is in need of   gently used toys, games/puzzles (with all pieces) and children DVD's. Parents can drop them in the office with a note that says after care. 

Thanks so much for your strong support of our amazing school. I greatly appreciate it!

God bless you,

Joseph M. McLaughlin,  Principal, Saint Timothy Catholic School  

STS Class of 2017 Team Building Trip to Verdun!
STS Class of 2017
Team Building Trip to Verdun!

Clinic Update
There has been a few Fall viruses going around: Already!! We have had the stomach bug in PK, K & 1, strep throat in Preschool & 1, and I have sent home a few students with fever hovering around 100 and complaints of headache and tiredness.  Remember It is not too early to get your Flu Shot;  Plenty of rest and good handwashing help too!! 
Lions Hearing and Vision Screening 
Sept. 26th
I still need some afternoon volunteers to help out between  11:30-3:00 p.m
Please send me an email if you can make it. There will be food and drink as incentive!

Please don't forget to send doctors notes for any injuries or accommodations that your child has been given. You can also send me information in an email. Thank you!

Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN
afterschool clubs
Our After School Activities are up and running! 

Our clubs are a fun way for students grow in friendships and faith while having fun!  

Signups are currently taking place for: 
  • Tigers on the Run (Grades K-3), 
  • Lego Club (Grades 2-5),
  • Choir (Grades 4+), 
  • Battle of the Books (Grades 5-6), 
  • Cross Stitch Club (Grades 2+)
  • Chess Club (Grades 4+). 

We are also excited to offer a few new clubs this year. Contact Mrs. Erin Kelly with any questions or concerns!  Click here to sign up!

  • Bingo Night - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd.....A GREAT night for
    ALL families! Lots and Lots of prizes, pizza, and ice cream! Mystery Prizes for the Daring Winners and even a 50/50 raffle! Come one come all-Only $5.00 per person with a $20 maximum, for our larger families! So bring the whole family for a night of fun with your friends! Please complete an RSVP form so we can be sure to have enough for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at the first fun family night of the new school year!
  Race For Education  is
Race for Education is Quickly Approaching!
Quickly Approaching!
  •  To kick off our Race For Education, The PTO will be providing treats for the students during lunch on Monday, September 19. Students in grades K-2nd will receive Oreos and Students in grades 3rd-8th will receive Gatorade. Preshool students will receive Oreos in their classrooms. Many hands are needed before, during, and after the Race, please sign up to help by visiting the PTO website or clicking on this link. 
  • Room Mom - The PTO Hospitality Committee would like to thank all our parents who volunteered to help with Room Moms Tea. It was a wonderful event and a great way to thank our room moms for all they will do this year.
  •  Volunteer Coordinator - Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for past and upcoming events.  New Volunteer Opportunities have been added to the Sign Up Genius. Don't forget to record points for parents once you are finished.    Thank you! Link to Volunteer Sign Up Genius.

All Pro Dad
All Pro  Dads
 Breakfa st 
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month 
at 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast this Thursday, Sept. 15th

Calling  all  Dads and kids, Join  All  Pro  Dad's Breakfast for a quick, before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood a
nd family topics. You'll take away some great tips and resources to help you be the best 
Dad you can be, and you'll strengthen your
 relationship with your kids at the same time.
RSVP   by clicking here or contact  Paul Hunter  
3rd Thursday Morning of Each Month
Click  here for more information
AHG announcement

Happy Feast of the Holy Rosary
International Festival

The 4th Annual International Festival will be an all day event on 
Saturday, October 1st  

Beginning with Mass at 9:00 a.m.- ending with an Italian Night Dinner and Entertainment.  It is a full day of fun that requires a lot of volunteers  - from set up the day before  - to the last broom sweep at the end of the evening.  

Please look at the  website it will give you a brief idea of what goes on that day and the possibly where your ministry can help. 

Please direct all questions to
   Terri Miller or  call 703-585-6336.
 This is a wonderful community building event!

blood drive

(Coordinated by our very own Brent Kiefer STS Alum 2016!)
Monday, October 3rd
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Appointments are strongly preferred:  
with your preferred time
Thank you!

Walking With Purpose
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic women's Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. To learn more about these bible studies contact  Marsha Jacobeen.

Moms, Grandmothers & Teachers of St Timothy School 
You are invited to an 
Afternoon Tea 
sponsored by the Women of "Walking with Purpose"
Sunday, September 25th
 2-4 p.m.
 in the St. Timothy School Cafeteria 
Food, Fellowship 
and the entertaining  Sister Clare Hunter 
will be speaking on
 "Be Mary and Laugh."

 Cost: $10. REFRESHMENTS SERVED. Please register by dropping payment in the parish office or by contacting  Marsha Jacobeen 
Paul VI Catholic High School invites all Middle Schoolers to their Annual PVI Middle School Night 
Friday, September 23
6:00 p.m.

Students are invited to join us for "Rally in the Alley and Varsity Football Game.  Free food, t-shirts, prizes and free football game tickets for all! 
Upcoming dates:
  • Thursday, Sept. 15th - AllPro Dad's Breakfast
  • Wed. Sept. 21 - Fri. Sept. 23rd - School Picture Days
  • Friday, Sept. 23rd - NOON DISMISSAL, Bingo Night
  • Monday, Sept. 26th - Lions Club Vision & Hearing Screening
  • Saturday, October 1st - Parish International Festival
  • Monday, October 10th - NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, October 28th -  NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday & Friday, November 10th & 11th NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, November 18th - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Saturday, November 19th - Craft Fair
  • Wed.- Fri. November 23 - 25th - NO SCHOOL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
  • Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - Spring Golf Tournament @ Westfield Golf Course 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start!
  • Spelling fun with iPads!
    Spelling fun with iPads!
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