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Saint Timothy Catholic School
Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for October 11th.
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview for October 11th.

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Dear STS Parents,

Please check out our fifth grade classes featured on Channel 9 today (click link below)! A special word of thanks to STS Parent, Mrs. Burke, for making this possible.

On behalf of our teachers I'd like to thank our generous PTO executive Board for providing our faculty with snacks and much needed, high quality coffee.
Please be sure to watch Mr. Pryor's humorous video that provides a comparison of the new Scantron Testing Program with the Terranova assessment tool and this month's Academic Newsletter please click :  Link to Newsletter
I hope you can make this Friday's Pastor / Principal's Coffee. The session is scheduled in the McGivney room, following the 9:00 AM School Mass. I will be discussing our safety plans, in preparation for the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for next Thursday, 10/20.
Our first Town Hall of the year will be focused on school safety and will be hosted by our STS Safety Committee. The date for the town hall is Thursday, 10/20 from 6:00 pm till 7:30 pm in the school library. We will do our best to provide remote digital access for our parents who are unable to attend the session. We will be discussing the following issues:
  • Bus Safety / Communication Plans.
  • Safety Audit results.
  • Current safety issues in the local community.
  • Parent / Teacher & Student Awareness Training Programs.
  • Plans to deter playground arsonist
Each year we are required by the Bishop to present a lesson plan, provided by the Diocese, devoted to the topic of   "Formation in Christian Chastity". This program is mandated by the Office of Child Protection and provides teachers and parents with resources to help inform our students about safety from the perspective of human dignity. The lessons for grades 1st through 5th will start in two weeks, 10/31 - 11/4. This will give the parents enough time to opt out if they so choose. Teachers will post the exact dates of their presentation on this topic on their teacher websites.
You have total access to the materials by going to the following website:

There you will find the exact lesson plans and script for the plans. The site can also answer any questions you may have regarding the justification for and reasoning behind our diocese's selection and mandating of this program. If you would like to opt your child out of these lessons, attached, please find an opt-out form. I ask that you please complete the form and submit it to Mrs. Moses by no later than Thursday, 10/27.

As I mentioned in last week's Tuesday Tidbits publication, Mrs. Gott is working with our Youth ministers (Patrick and Christina Jacobeen) to offer our Middle School students a customized presentation on this topic. They are presenting this material to the students this week. 

God bless you,
Joseph M. McLaughlin,  Principal, Saint Timothy Catholic School  

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We have continued to have students K-8 with complaints of headaches, sometimes with fever.  There has been a few cases of laryngitis and viral pharyngitis; this often accompanies the common cold or flu virus. 

Classroom Celebrations : Please remember to notify the teacher and school nurse concerning any food that will be brought in to class. This way we can confirm Safe Snacks for Allergies within the classroom.  I truly appreciate all you do to keep our school safe.

National Dental Hygiene Month  (NDHM) is a month-long observance of the importance of proper oral hygiene . The American Dental Health Association  emphasizes the DAILY 4 : Brush, Floss, Rinse and Chew . Incorporating these steps into a regular oral health routine for you and your children can have a significant impact on overall health. 

Thank you again for your continued support of our school, we greatly appreciate it.

Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN

Kindergartners learn a FUN dance in PE!
Kindergartners learn a FUN dance in PE!





Ready to start planning the social event of the year? The Auction Committee would like to invite you to our kick off meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10am in the Multipurpose Room. Please plan to get involved and find out how to make the 2017 auction a success. For questions, please email  Mrs. Pilon


Remember to send in your labels! Thank you to everyone who has sent in stamps and donations. You have until Oct. 12th to be entered into the gift card raffle.


  Ornament Design has been chosen and ordered.  Watch for pre-sale coming soon.


We are still in need of volunteers for the Original Artworks fundraiser; we will be sorting through artwork, putting together family packets, entering in orders, etc. Dates available are 11/29, 11/30 and 12/1. Please email me if you are interested. Thank You!

Halloween lunch


  On Thursday October 27th we will hold a Halloween luncheon for students. We are in need of volunteers to help with set up/clean up and the serving of students. Please see the sign up genius for details. Thank you for your continued support.

Volunteer Coordinator
Thank you for your continued support of all the PTO and school program needs. We know that these activities could not be as successful without our wonderful volunteers. The Sign Up Genius has been updated to include opportunities to help with the Halloween Luncheon for the students. We also still have opportunities available to assist with Race for Education, the Annual Auction, and Box Tops. Thank you!
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  • Bonus Cards- It's time to register your Bonus cards for Giant and Harris Teeter. This is free money for the school!! Please find directions here. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Steele.

th Grade Book Sale
The 6th grade will be sponsoring a used book sale this year at the Saint Timothy Craft Fair on November 17th. We are in need of donations of gently used books, games, and costumes (new this year!!) to be sold at the fair. Boxes will be located inside the school lobby and inside of the church vestibule. If you have any questions please contact one of the 6th grade room mom's - Lisa Steele, MaryBeth Perdue, or Karen Walker.


Online registration is now open for anyone interested in playing basketball for St. Timothy's in the CYO Basketball league.  
To register,  please click here!

You can pay via credit card or by check (CC preferred).  The number of players who register in each grade will determine how many teams we field in each grade.  We need 8 players per team. 
Registration is open to all boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th.

Bishop O'Connell
Open House
October 161:00-4:00 p.m.
Presentation begins at 1:00. Families are invited to see a presentation, meet our faculty and coaches, and tour through our building.  Click here for more information.

8th Grade Dance -  Mark your calendars for our 8th grade dance. The dance will be held Saturday, November 5th from 7:00-10:00 pm at Bishop O'Connell.

Youth Football Day and Homecoming= October 22, at 1:00 pm. Students K-8 who register in advance will receive free admission to the game, a drawstring bag and an O'Connell water bottle.  Click here to register.

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School Invitations
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  • OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, November 131-4pm (Presentation at 1:15pm). The first 100 8th graders to pre-register receive a free t-shirt! For more info, please visit
  •  JP5K RUN for Options: Saturday, November 19, 2016. Supports the Options special education program. All are welcome! 
For more information about events or admission, please visit  click here or call  703.445.0314

Current 8th graders are encouraged to be a Panther for a Day by contacting Mr. Glen Farello.
Upcoming dates:
  • Friday, October 14th - Principal /Pastor Coffee following 9 a.m. Mass
  • Tuesday, Ocober 18th - Living Rosary (Gym) 2:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 20th - All Pro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m. (Cafeteria)
  • Friday, October 28th -  NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, November 1st - All Saints Day
  • Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 3 & 4th RACE for Education
  • Fri. November 4th - 1st Friday Food Pantry Collection
  • Monday, November 7th - MAKE UP pictures
  • Mon. - Thurs. - Nov. 7th - 10th Fall Book Fair 
  • Thursday & Friday, November 10th & 11th NO SCHOOL-Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, November 18th - NOON DISMISSAL
  • Saturday, November 19th - Craft Fair 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22 - School Mass 9 a.m.
  • Wed.- Fri. November 23 - 25th - NO SCHOOL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
  • Thursday, December 1st - High School Placement Test for 8th grade
  • Friday, Dec. 2nd - PTO Meeting 8:00 a.m. - 1st Friday Food Pantry
  • 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 - 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
  • Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - Spring Golf Tournament @ Westfield Golf Course 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start! 
    Opening Hymn at the school wide Mass! They will know we are Christians by our Love!
    Opening Hymn at the school wide Mass! They will know we are Christians by our Love!
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