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

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Dear Parents,

We are now in our third week of school, and we have been receiving many questions from parents regarding the carpool process. Subsequently, I am attaching two carpool videos (below)  that outline the morning and afternoon process visually. I also need your help with morning carpool, to insure that the process remains safe. We've noticed that many parents are still parking in the far lot and walking their children to the door. Please know that this creates a safety hazard, especially when children are walking through the lot and cars are backing up to leave the far lot. We have had some close calls that can be avoided if everyone follows the process.

I also ask that you please not use your cell phones while you are in carpool. Thanks so much for your immediate compliance with and consideration of this request.  Student safety is our primary focus and concern.    

Morning Carpool review.
Morning Carpool review.
Afternoon carpool review
Afternoon carpool review


STS celebrates America by showing our solidarity for the victims o f Hurricane  Harvey, by ADDING red, white or blue to your regular STS uniform.  Tomorrow,  Wednesday, September 13th, students are asked to bring in a monetary donation for NCEA in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The money raised during our Americana theme day will go to the National Catholic Education Association's campaign: "Student to Student: A Catholic School Response to Hurricane Harvey." 100% of the funds collected will be distributed to dioceses in the affected areas for their Catholic schools in vital need of support due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey. You can learn more  here.   There is also a matching grant that will match ALL the money raised across the United States! 

The next PTO meeting will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at 
8 a.m. in the aftercare room and the first Pastor/Principal Coffee is also scheduled for Friday, 9/15 after Mass in the aftercare room.  
The STS School Climate Committee, which develops programs for our parents on a variety of topics, is seeking your input as we plan for the 2017-18 school year. Please click  here to answer a very brief survey.

lost and found
As the weather gets cooler in the mornings, we know students will arrive to school with jackets and hoodies, and many times our students forget or misplace them. One of our amazing parents, Mrs. Davis, has organized, photographed and created a website of lost and found items.  If your child has lost something, please  log onto the Saint Timothy Lost and Found website and use the password LostAndFound to see if your items are there. Or email Mrs. Davis to see if she can help you. A special word of thanks to Mrs. Davis for developing this helpful solution. 

Starting this week, Mrs. Rutledge and I will be discussing the topic of harassment, and all of its forms, with our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. If you prefer that your child not participate in this session, I ask that you please notify Mrs. Moses by e-mail at

We are currently working on the annual parent directory and would like to know if you prefer to have your contact information left out of this year's directory. If you prefer to keep your information out the directory, I ask that you please contact Mrs. Tara Irons. If you would like to have your child listed as a babysitter, please contact Mrs. Kelly Schmank.
The High School Placement Test is required for all students who plan to attend a Diocesan high school. It is part of the admission process, and the results are used to place students in their courses as freshmen. This year the test is on November 30, and is administered here at STS. 
For several years, we have partnered with Testmasters to provide an online HSPT prep course. Through this arrangement, St. Timothy School students are given a discount for a course that prepares students for success on the HSPT.  If you are interested in learning more about the course and signing up, please contact Mrs. Rutledge
A reminder that students are currently participating in the first round of Scantron standardized testing. We will be sharing the results with you after the three week testing window has closed.

I ask that you please review the important Race for Education and Spirit Wear information below, in the PTO section. 

Thank you so much for your strong support of our wonderful school.

God Bless You,
Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin
Fantastic field trip for the 8th grade to Verdun last Friday. 
A place where team building and growth mindsets are the norm. 
nurses corner
Clinic News:   There have been several reported cases of strep throat this past week.  For more information visit this website to learn more about strep.  If your child is diagnosed with strep throat or any other communicable disease, it is important to notify the school nurse and your child's teacher by e-mail or personal note. 

We also saw many students with symptoms of Upper Respiratory Illnesses (URI's) and seasonal allergies. Flu season will be upon us soon, so please consider getting the flu vaccine.

vision and hearing
A reminder that the  STS Annual Vision and Hearing Screen  will be held on  Wednesday September 20, 2017.   This screening is for 7th and 3rd graders and some Kindergarten students.  

Parental permission is required. Please return the blue permission forms by this Friday.  
Many Blessings,
Julianne Duffy, RN, BSN
Mary K. Rogowski, RN, FNP, MSN

"Mary's Song" sung during the Friday school Mass

Menter Easter Eggs!

Application for STS Mentor Program
     We are very pleased to announce that we will be offering our peer mentoring program again this year. Our elementary students will be paired with trained middle school students and will participate in bimonthly meetings. During these meetings, students will participate in discussions and activities covering a variety of topics such as friendship, success in school, and problem solving. This year's program will include tie-ins with our virtue program and our new school-wide etiquette program.
    Our mentors serves as positive role models to the younger students as they work together to strengthen their social skills and build confidence. The mentoring program does not provide academic support or tutoring. All meeting take place during the school day.
    If you would like your child to participate in the mentoring program, please click here to find the permission form. Or go to Mrs. Henry's teacher page under the Guidance section of the Elementary Teacher pages on the website. Please return the permission form to your child's classroom teacher by Sept. 22nd, space is limited for this program. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email Mrs. Henry or call 703-378-6931; ext. 232, Thank you for your interest and support!

The new POS system has been running smoothly. Parents: if you have not already done so, please remember to sign up at here to add money, view your child's purchases, and to pre-order. In order to purchase our ingredients for student lunches, we encourage you to pre-order as soon as the menu is available.

We will accept your order the 
same morning if it is ordered by 
7:30 a.m
You may also  delete orders if you realize 
you do not want to order the  lunch.

Students will enter their pin number when they come to the lunch line
to purchase their lunch. It is at this time, you will be charged.
Please review your PIN number with your student. Parents were given
the PIN number in their welcome packet and it is highlighted on the
same page with your carpool number

New Saint Timothy School Volunteer Program
The one place to sign up and log your hours!

STS Volunteer Spotlight

A HUGE Thank You to all of our families who have created an account on our new Volunteer Webpage and started to volunteer.  We have 187 families who have already created accounts and logged 185 Volunteer Hours.  Way to go!

We have immediate needs in the next week for the following:
We have also recently  added several new opportunities to earn volunteer hours:
To see the details of these events, create an account, or log your hours please visit the volunteer website .

Once again, thank you for your continued support!
  • If you have any questions about volunteering or how to create an account on Track it Forward please feel free to reach out to Carrie Ladowicz.
afterschool clubs

  Join in the fun during our After School Activities! Clubs are enrolling now and will begin mid- to late- September! Click here to sign up for the Silver Knights Chess Club, STEM Club, Ecology Club, Craft Club, Mission Commission, Choir. 

Calling all thespians! The Saint Timothy Catholic School Drama Club has drawn open the curtains and is taking new members for the 2017-2018 School Year! This year the production will be The Little Mermaid. Students in grades 5th-8th are encouraged to join! Please see the signup genius for more information! 

Race for education 2016
  Our 6th Annual Race for Education Will Be Here Soon!
Save the Dates:
November 2nd and 3rd - Preschool
November 3rd - Kindergarten through 8th grade
Pre-kickoff information will be going home with your oldest child this week, 
so please check their backpacks.
Many hands are needed prior, during and after this event. 
Please sign up to volunteer.

Mr. McLaughlin is now allowing all students to wear the new quarter zips in place of the sweaters. The same dress code rules apply for Middle School  quarter zips as sweaters.
Use the code "2017 St. Timothy SWAG 10% off"  to receive 10% off the quarter zip
Questions? Email Sara Cinotti

Tiger Spiritwear

The Tiger Closet will be open Frida ys
 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Now is a great time to stock up on uniforms for the coming school year. If you have any uniforms to donate to the closet, kindly drop them off in the school office. Thank you!

Halloween lunch
Halloween night! 
Want to have family fun giving back this Halloween? 

Join the youth ministries at St. Tim for
Halloween for the Hungry this Halloween night, Oct. 31.  Families will be collecting non-perishable food for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry throughout various neighborhoods as they trick-or-treat.  
For more details, and to sign up, email Mrs. Perry 

Moms, Grandmothers & Teachers of St Timothy School 
You are invited to an 
Afternoon Tea 
sponsored by the Women of "Walking with Purpose"
Sunday, September 24th
 2-4 p.m.
 in the St. Timothy School Cafeteria 
Food, Fellowship 
and our guest speaker
Kathleen Wilson, founder of Mary's Shelter

 Cost: $10. REFRESHMENTS SERVED. Please register by dropping payment in the parish office or by contacting  Marsha Jacobeen 

Upcoming Events:
  • Friday, September 15th - PTO Meeting @ 8a.m., Principal /Pastor Coffee following the 9 a.m. Mass (both meetings will be in the Aftercare Room),
  • Monday, September 18th - Room Mother's Tea @ 3:30 p.m. (Cafeteria)
  • Tuesday, September 19th - Preschool Coffee Aftercare Room - 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 19th 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Preschool Ice Cream Social on the Preschool Playground
  • Wednesday, September 20th - Lions Club Vision & Hearing Test (3rd & 7th grade)
  • Wednesday & Thursday, September 20th & 21st - Picture Days (Traditional Uniform)
  • Thursday, September 21st - AllPro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m. (Cafeteria)
  • Friday, September 22nd - NOON DISMISSAL - Professional Development Day
  • Saturday, September 30 - Parish International Festival
  • Monday, October 9th - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day! 
  • Tuesday, October 10th - Students begin wearing their "traditional uniform"
  • Friday, October 27th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
  • Thursday & Friday, November 9th & 10th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Conferences
    "Canticle of the Sun" sung during the school Mass on Friday, September 8, 2017
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