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Saint Timothy Catholic School
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Dear Parents,

As is the annual tradition, Holy Thursday 4/13 will be a Free Dress Up Day for all of our students. They are encouraged to wear their Easter best that day. Please note that there is a NOON dismissal on Thursday, 4/13.

During the blessed month of April, St. Timothy students and teachers are focused on
the virtue of  Justice.  Students will learn that to truly live a just life they have to make sure every person gets what he or she needs to survive, including food, clothing and shelter.  Guided by the teachings and lives of three important Saints - Anthony of Padua, Katherine Drexel and Thomas More - students are introduced to the beauty and responsibility of this wonderful virtue which directs us to act fairly and honestly toward others.  

I'd like to congratulate Mrs. Kurtis and our amazing students for their fabulous production of Aladdin, this past weekend. The impressive performance was enjoyed by all. A special word of thanks also to Ms. Bielaski, Mrs. Venafro, Mrs. Frey (for creating the amazing set design) and Mrs. Anthony (for creating the beautiful costumes). 


Congratulations to Dr. Testani, and Mrs. Young and their team of 10 students who competed last weekend at the Diocesan Science Fair. Special Congratulations to Brendan Black (1st place), Sarah Poole (2nd place), Kevin Kirk (3rd place) and John Doyle (Honorable Mention). All of your hard work paid off; well done!

1.   Nick Jones
2.   Mary Carr
3.   Jacqueline Barbaretta
Medicine and Health
4.  Kevin Kirk - 3rd place
Computer Science
5.  Allesandra Freitag
Environmental Sciences
6.  Brendan Black - 1st place in largest category!
7.  John Doyle - Honorable Mention
8.  Audrey Bolton
9 .  Sarah Poole - 2nd place
10.  Regan O'Neil
Behavioral and Social Sciences

 On behalf of our faculty I'd like to thank our 7th grade parents for an amazing faculty lunch last week. The food was delicious and greatly appreciated. 

This morning I sent out an e-mail blast to our middle school parents regarding math coverage for the rest of the school year. If you did not receive the blast, please let me know. 
We will be hosting a Virtus class on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Anyone wishing to attend will need to register on the Virtus website at Mrs. Moses will be taking completed paperwork from 5 - 5:50 p.m..
The Robotics club up will start meeting on Thursdays after Easter from  3:45 to 5:00. Any interested Middle School student can come.  We will be looking to set our Robotics team for next year's Fall competition.  We are limited to 20 interested students.  If we have more than 20 people interested, we will have to re-access. Click here to
sign up.
On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, I wish you all a joyful and blessed Easter!
God Bless You,
Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin

Menter Easter Eggs!

St. Timothy's Mentor Students Donate Nearly 2,000 filled Easter Eggs to St. Vincent De Paul!!  As part of a Lenten service project, the 100 St. Timothy's students who take part in the school mentoring program filled plastic Easter eggs with candy, toys and erasers for families served by St. Vincent De Paul. The students also delivered  Easter cards they had made. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the mentoring students were also able to deliver more than 200 chocolate crosses and bunny lollipops. Nearly 2,000 Easter Eggs were delivered, along with the cards and goodies this morning to the food pantr y.
Weekly Clinic Update:
There were several reported cases of the Flu (influenza B) in the first grade and many
reported cases of strep throat throughout the school. Many students were also sent home due to stomach pain with nausea and vomiting.  Dry skin rashes, bloody nose, seasonal allergies, and asthma symptoms were other frequent complaints. To avoid dry skin or lips, use lotion or Vaseline. Seasonal allergy symptoms can be treated with many over the counter and/or prescription medications. Please see your child's health care provider if your child's allergies or asthma has flared or is not controlled.  

Health Update:
Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat/tonsils. Exposure to strep throat can occur if you are close to someone who is coughing, sneezing or from sharing food, utensils or drink. Children can develop a sore throat for various reasons.....viruses, bacteria, allergies, or environmental irritants. Many sore throats turn into colds within 2-3 days, but strep throat is different.  The symptoms of strep throat may include: sore throat, fever, red tonsils with/out white patches, headache, upset stomach, tender and swollen neck glands, or rash. If you suspect strep throat, please seek medical care for diagnosis and treatment. Strep throat is treated with antibiotics. Your child may return to school after they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and fever-free for 24 hours without temperature reducing medication.

Stomach bugs are contagious, so please keep your child home until they are symptom-free (no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) for 24 hours and fever-free for 24 hours without temperature reducing medications. Please be diligent in following prevention measures and the school policy with all illnesses.

Reminder for 5th Grade Parents:  Rising 6th Graders: The State of Virginia requires a Tdap booster immunization prior to entering 6th grade. It may be helpful to make your appointment before the end of the school year. Otherwise, it must be submitted before the first day of 6th grade. 
epi pen

Recall of Epi-Pens: Mylan has expanded their recall of 
their Epi-Pen auto injector. Wehave checked all Epi-Pens in the clinic and you will be notified if your child's Epi-Pen is recalled. Please check for the full list of recalled lots to check your Epi-Pens at home: Click here.

Recall of Ventolin HFA 200D Inhalers: GlaxoSmithKline issued a recall on 3 lots of these inhallers 6ZP003, 6ZP9944, 6ZP9848. We have checked all inhalers in the clinis and you will be notified if your child's inhaller has been recalled. Please check your child's inhaler at home. I fyou have any questions, please call the company's response center at 1-888-825-5249.

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

Emma as music teacher
We had a new music teacher today, Ms. Emma Ladowicz (3B)! She was loved by all the students, and Mrs. Salinas enjoyed having her musical assistant help with her classes!
Spring is here! 
Come out to the  St. Timothy Catholic School Spring Golf Tournament!
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Thursday, April 27th at 1:00 PM! 

Bring a foursome or register yourself for a fun day of golf and fellowship at the award winning Westfield Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia.  

The fee is only $125 per golfer or $500 for a foursome and includes green fees, cart, amazing prizes and contests, lunch & dinner and an opportunity to win a brand new BMW!  For information or to sponsor a hole, click here or call 703-378-9408.  Looking for a way to earn your Points for Parents? Please contact Kelly Schmank for ideas.
car key

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





The third Box Tops contest ends Wednesday, May 31 and the prize is a popsicle party for the preschool & elementary/middle school winners. 


Please remember to mark your class when sending in Box Tops. Our goal for the year is to earn $3,000 from Box Tops, that means roughly 42 Box Tops/student...definitely doable!!

 So far we have raised $882.40!

Mrs. Reilly's Pre-K Frogs sing Palm Sunday Song!
Mrs. Reilly's Pre-K Frogs sing
Palm Sunday Song!

Joe Jacobeen
Today, Seminarian, Joseph Jacobeen spoke
with a number of classes about his vocation! 
Here he is speaking to 3B! 
Here I am Lord!
Here I am Lord!
Christ be our Light!
Christ be our Light!

Upcoming Events:
  • 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 18 - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon @ 11:30 p.m., An Evening of Fine Arts - Choir presentation, 30-Minute Shakespeare, and a gallery of student artwork. Starts at 6:30 in the gym.
  • 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 !
    Our 2nd graders learn to program Finch Robots!
    Our 2nd graders learn to program
    Finch Robots!

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