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Jackie Seremak

From the Desk of Mr. Justin Horne, P-8 Principal:

“All glory to God” is our theme for this year! Everything we have to be thankful for is due to God’s continued grace. We will start reminding students of that from the very first day of school on August 25th! I thank God for bringing me to Timothy and look forward to my second year here and my 18th year in education. Remember that our first day is a half day with a noon dismissal. 

We welcome several new staff members to the Timothy family this year. You can read short profiles about them here. 

Middle School schedules will be available to view in PowerSchool August 17. If you have accessed PowerSchool in the past, your account will be the same as it was in previous years. If you need to set up a new PowerSchool account, information was sent in a separate email.  Paper copies of your middle school schedule will be available during home base on the first day of school. 

We look forward to a year of giving All glory to God as we serve the Lord together at Timothy!

Sincerely, 
Mr. Justin Horne, NBCT
P-8 Principal 
horne@timothychristian.com 


What's in this post?

  1. 8th Grade Retreat: August 26-27
  2. Elementary School & Middle School Curriculum Night
  3. School Supplies
  4. Middle School Athletic Fall Tryouts
  5. Middle School Musical
  6. Lunch Program & MealTime
  7. Wellness, Health & Nutrition Guidelines
  8. P-12th Allergy/Medication Management
  9. After School Care

8th Grade Retreat: August 26-27
The 8th grade retreat will be held at Camp Manitoqua. The bus will leave for camp at 8:15 am on Thursday, August 26. The bus will arrive back at Timothy at approximately 4:45 pm on Friday, August 27. Students must be registered in advance. Please contact Jackie Seremak (seremak@timothychristian.com) if you have any questions.


Elementary School and Middle School Curriculum Night 
Save the date for our 5th-8th grade Curriculum Night September 2, at 7:00 pm. This will also include an important iPad informational meeting as these students will be 1:1 with iPads this year. More information will be sent home the first week of school regarding these evenings.


School Supplies
Click here and choose your grade level for school supply lists. If you pre-ordered a school supply kit, it will be in your student’s homeroom the first day of school or for pick up during our August 24th Meet the Teachers and Load Your Locker event. Please look for specific information from your child’s teacher regarding what to bring the first few days. It does not all need to be brought on the first day. 


Middle School Athletic Fall Tryouts
Boys Soccer: Coach Ryan Dollard & Coach Ben Dragstrem
6th, 7th, and 8th grade tryouts: August 30 and 31, 3:15-4:45 pm 

Girls Volleyball: Coach Lindsey VerVelde & Coach Macy Ditchfield
7th and 8th grade tryouts: August 30 and 31, 3:15-4:45 pm

Cross Country: Coach Jim Snoeyink
6th, 7th, and 8th practice begins (no tryouts) August 31, 3:15-4:15 pm


Middle School Musical
The middle school musical is back and kicking off Timothy Christian drama with the amusing and nutty Disney Musical, Freaky Friday! 6th-8th graders are invited to audition August 30 and 31, 3:15-5:00 pm. 5th graders can sign up to help backstage. Interested? Learn more here!


Lunch Program & MealTime
Students will be able to purchase a meal deal (for $5) as well as à la carte items and beverages in the cafeteria. Students will pay for items with their MealTime account or pay cash. Check out the MyTimothy app for daily meal choices. New families will receive a personal email on how to set up a MealTime account.


Wellness, Health, and Nutrition Guidelines

We are committed to providing a learning environment that supports and promotes wellness, the following steps have been approved by our board and implemented at Timothy:

  • Parents, students, and volunteers are not allowed to distribute food to any students during regular school hours. 

  • The use of any trans-fat in food sold or distributed to P-12 students during regular school hours has been completely eliminated.

  • The use of Styrofoam to serve or deliver food to P-12 students during regular school hours has been eliminated.

  • We have eliminated student or parent distribution of food to celebrate student birthdays. Elementary school teachers will distribute a school supplied “favor” on birthdays that is appropriate to the grade level.

  • Any distribution of any food to students at school must be approved by the administration, meet approved requirements, and be communicated in a timely fashion to parents.


Pre-12th Allergy/Medication Management
If your student has allergies that we need to be aware of and/or you need to keep medications at school for your child, you will need to have the below paperwork filled out and turned into the school nurse along with any necessary medications. All forms can be found here. Please bring in the proper forms and medications in their original containers on or before the first day of school. 

  • P-12th Prescription Medication Authorization Form

  • P-8th Temporary Medication Authorization Form

  • P-12th IL Food Allergy Action Plan Form

  • P-12th IL Asthma Action Plan Form

  • High School OTC Medication Authorization Form