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Tuesday Tidbits
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
NOON DIMISSAL Friday, January 27th - Aftercare closes at 4 p.m.
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview, for 1/24/17, going back in time!
Mr. McLaughlin's Tuesday Tidbits Overview, for 1/24/17, going back in time!

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Dear Parents,

"I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it ." -St. Faustina

Given the recent protests and general unrest in the greater Washington DC area; in the interest of student safety, we have decided to not send our seventh and eighth grade students to this year's March for Life in Washington D.C. this Friday, 1/27/17. We will still transport the students to the Mass and Rally for Life at George Mason University. After the Rally, the students will be transported back to St. Tim's and are expected to arrive around 12:45pm.

 If you initially opted your child out of the March for Life, but you'd now like your seventh or eighth grade student to attend the Mass and Rally for Life at George Mason, please contact Mrs. Gott immediately.  We still have a limited number of tickets available for the Rally for Life! If you and your family would still like to attend the March for Life (in DC), there is still room on the Charter buses that will be transporting St. Tim's parishioners after the 12:00 Noon Mass on Friday, 1/27. If you like to reserve seats, please contact Mrs. Gott as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.   

Please note that the parent portal will be closed at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 26th .

A friendly reminder, re-registration for current families is due this Friday, January 27, 2017. We are at capacity in several of our grades and we have received an overwhelming response from our Fall Open House and weekly tours. To guarantee your child's spot we ask that you please send in your form by this Friday.

In celebration of the Feast of St. Timothy, the STS National Jr. Honor Society is challenging our fellow students to find a way to serve their family, neighbors and community. Our NJHS has come up with a list of 36 ideas, (these are only suggestions, you are only limited by your imagination!) Thirty-six ideas in honor of 36 years of STS!

Below, please find an overview of this year's Catholic School's Week activities; scheduled for next week.

Sunday, January 29 - In our parish
Students should wear their uniforms to Mass and celebrate their pride in St. Timothy Catholic School.  They will receive a coupon for an out of uniform day on 2/7 if they bring in a note from their parents by 2/3.
Monday, January 30 - In Our Community
Students should highlight their individuality by dressing out of uniform. 
Pre-K will wear a favorite movie character shirt.  Grades K to 5 will dress as their favorite movie character (appropriate).  Grade 6 - 60's, Grade 7 - 70's, Grade 8 - 80's, and Teachers - 50's.  Students will bring a donation to support the NJHS Fundraiser for Ms. Bielaski's school in Tanzania.  No homework day for students, so come to Chick-fil-A Night (4-7:30 p.m.) and support the Student Government fundraiser.  A portion of all money spent will be returned to St. Timothy School.
Tuesday, January 31 - In Our Nation
Students will celebrate and honor those who serve our country in the military
and in the government. 
Students in grades Pre-K to 5 will make cards or write notes to marines and sailors under the care of Fr. Dundon, thanking them for their service and sending them their prayers.  Students in grades 6 to 8 will write letters to President Trump letting him know of their hopes for the future of our country and of their prayers for him as he begins office.
Wednesday, February 1 - Celebrating Vocations
Students will make a short pilgrimage to the McGivney room where they spend some time reading some inspiring vocations messages from various priests, seminarians, and sisters from our parish and school.   They will visit with Jesus in the Adoration Chapel of Divine Mercy.  In their classrooms, they will also work on a monstrance craft or a vocations prayer to show the beauty of Adoration and vocations.  These will be used to decorate homeroom doors.
Thursday, February 2 - Celebrating Our Students
Students (K - 8) will show their unity by dressing in the same color
across grade levels.  A whole school Spelling Bee will cap off the afternoon.
8th - black, 7th - pink, 6th - green, 5th - yellow/gold
4th - purple, 3rd - red2nd - blue
1st  - orange or white, K - Neon , Pre-K - red.

Friday, February 3 - Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
Students will celebrate and honor those who make St. Timothy tick.  We will celebrate our service to others with our First Friday Food Pantry collection.  The week will culminate in a fun Game Day activity at 2:15 pm in the gym.  Pre-K will be playing games in their classrooms on Friday.  There will also be an Open House for Prospective Families at 10:00 a.m. in the gym, feel free to share this information with your friends and family.
Saturday, February 4 - Celebrating Our Families
Parents will receive a thank you note/card from their student. Catholic Schools Week will end in rousing fashion with the first STS Talent Night, Saturday, February 4th at 5:30 p.m. Come watch 29 different acts featuring our talented students.   
Invitations for the after school tutoring program were e-mailed to parents last week. If you would like you child to participate, we ask that you please complete and send in the registration form and a check for the fee. When we have a better idea of who will be attending, we will announce the tutoring times and teacher names. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Pryor.

Our Annual Faculty Alumni Basketball Game is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th. We hope that you can come; a great time will be had by all.

I greatly appreciate your active support of our wonderful school.  

Mr. Joseph M. McLaughlin
We are Saint Timothy!
Clinic News
Clinic Issues: The Clinic has had many reports from parents of fevers (usu ~102), cough and congestion. Also, there have been diagnosed cases of Flu/Influenza and Strep Throat. We have not had many cases of Strep reported; however, if a child has had persistent tiredness, headache and/or stomachache, it may be worth a doctor's visit. Sometimes it is difficult to know if it is a "bad" cold or the flu. 

How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu. Not everyone has the test done so depending on the severity of illness

What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
The  symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.
Do other respiratory viruses circulate during the flu season? In addition to the flu virus, several other respiratory viruses also can circulate during the flu season and can cause symptoms and illness similar to those seen with flu infection. These non-flu viruses include rhinovirus (one cause of the "common cold") and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the most common cause of severe respiratory illness in young children as well as a leading cause of death from respiratory illness in those aged 65 years and older.Is the "stomach flu" really the flu? Many people use the term "stomach flu" to describe illnesses with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms can be caused by many different viruses, bacteria or even parasites. While vomiting, diarrhea, and being nauseous or "sick to your stomach" can sometimes be related to the flu - more commonly in children than adults - these problems are rarely the main symptoms of influenza. The flu is a respiratory disease and not a stomach or intestinal disease.
5th Grade Parents: Rising 6th graders: I would like to remind everyone of the Virginia requirement for an additional TDap Booster immunization to enter into 6th grade. Adult Td is required for children 7 years of age and older.  It may be helpful to make your appointments now and hand in the proof of immunization before the end of the year. Otherwise it must be submitted before the first day to ent er 6th grade. 

God bless you!
Mrs. Patrice Snowden, BSN, RN
Get ready for a fun evening
 on  March 4, 2017 
at our annual Auction: 
A Night at the Races!

This is a great way to meet new friends, mingle with old ones and raise money for the future of Saint Timothy.  Come out and join us and bid on some exciting items to include: Class Baskets, class crafts, braces from Dr. Neal Kravitz, Disney World Park Hopper Tickets, signed memorabilia,  summer camps, and so much more!  

You can help us today by donating an item or becoming an event sponsor. Here are some top donation ideas!
1. Tickets: Do you have tickets to the Wizards,
Nationals, Capitals, Theater, Concerts or other exciting events in the area?
2. Vacation Homes/Condos, Timeshares, Hotel Stays...these all make great getaways to donate!
3. Unique and exciting experiences such as a tour of the Capitol, Pentagon, Embassy, TV/Music studio, Police or Fire Truck ride to school
 or can you offer a unique experience in your own home such as an art class, cooking opportunity or any other creative outlet.
3. Unique items: Signed Memorabilia, Art Work, Sporting Goods Equipment to take on your ski trip or golf outing.
4. Donate Wine or Craft Beer (can drop off in the front office)
5. Check out our  AMAZON Wish List  
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All donations/sponsorships are TAX DEDUCTIBLE: Please email Ila Pilonfor more information or questions. 
All Donations received by Feb.10 will be entered to win a free prize!

Don't forget to RSVP today!  Invitations are being backpacked home this week but you can also RSVP ONLINE!! 

This is the only way to RSVP using a Credit Card!
RSVP by Feb. 10 and be entered to wine some free wine!

Need some extra cash? 
50 50 raffle

50/50 Raffle Tickets will be on sale in the school office beginning  tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 25
Winner will be drawn the night of the auction!
Raffles will be sold $5/ticket or 5/$20

February 10, 2017
All 8th graders and their families are invited for dinner and varsity boys' basketball.
From 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm j
oin  PVI teachers, coaches and players from all of our athletic teams and Fine Arts Department  for pizza and soda in our cafeteria. You will have ample time to ask questions and learn about the exciting world of PVI 
athletic teams, intramurals and Fine Arts.

 At 7:00 pm, j
oin the VI Man and cheer on the varsity boys' basketball in the Panther Activity Center   (complimentary game tickets will be available for the students). 
Parents and 8 th graders should feel free to attend all or part of the evening.

Free Catholic Movies!
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Go to enter code 8d911b then sign up for your free account offered by St. Timothy's and start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place!

Dates: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 
School Cafeteria 
2/11 Outing! (Permission Form Needed) 
2/18 Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving 
3/11 Guys/Girls Night! 
Contact Andy Miller

Adult Faith Formation With Fr. Schierer
 Monday, January 23, 2017
 7:00 -9:00 pm in the Fr. McGivney Room-
Movie from FORMED ProLife Presentations '40'. 

Sunday Night Scripture Studies 
An Exploration of t he Epistles of St. Paul. 
6:45 to 7:45 pm in the school library
 with Fr. Duesterhaus 
BYOB - Bring your own bible! 
Each class stands on its own - if you can make the entire series - great! But if you can only attend one class - that is also great! Entrance to library rear of school.
  February 5- Ephesians 
February 19- I Thessalonians

Adult Bible Study-
Discover the Riches of THE MASS 
Father Schierer will be giving this Study on the Mass. 
Classes will begin Monday, February 13th 7:00 pm in the Fr. McGivney Room. $20.00 fee for workbook. Please sign up for this class by February 1 contact Terri Miller at 


Knights of Columbus SOUP to Go!
 Sunday, January 29th

Knights of Columbus will be selling 
hearty Chili to go while supplies last after Masses
  • Thursday, January 26th - 9 a.m. School Mass in Honor of Feast of St. Timothy!
  • Friday, January 27th - NOON Dismissal, March for Life, last day to Re-register for 2017-18 School year w/out a late fee.
  • Monday, January 30th - STS Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (Expo Center) 4 - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, February 3rd, Open House for Prospective Families @ 10 a.m. (gym)
  • Saturday, February 4, Talent Show
  • Wednesday, February 8, Science Fair!
  • Thursday, February 9, Art & Science Open House for entire school
  • Saturday, February 11th  - School Community Wine & Cheese Event 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb.16th, AllPro Dad's Breakfast 7 a.m.
  • 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, School Performance of Aladdin @10:30 a.m. in the auditorium
  • Saturday, April 8th  - An Evening of Fine Arts & Aladdin 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium
  • 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 @ 2 p.m.
  • 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!
Mrs. Reilly's Friendly Frogs sing
Mrs. Reilly's Friendly Frogs sing
 "Going to see the King!"
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