Daily Announcements

Christmas Hallway Decorating Contest - The Faculty and Staff competed in a hallway decorating contest which was judged by members of the School Board.  Photos can be seen under the "Photo Gallery" (top of the web site homepage) for 2014-2015.  And the winner was.....the First Floor!

Merry Christmas! - We wish all of our families a happy and blessed Christmas.  We look forward to seeing everyone in 2015!  Please "Read more" for the inspirational poem "One Solitary Life."  This poem, taken from  a sermon by Dr. James Allan Francis in 1926, causes us to pause and reflect on Jesus' birth, and life.   CLICK HERE for a reading of the poem by Bing Crosby. Read more...

St. Francis Tells the Christmas Story - OLL's Annual Christmas Spectacular returns with performances on Friday, December 19th at 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. 

Christmas Concert Photos - Click on "Read more" for photos from our annual Christmas Concert featuring our Kindergarten through 8th Grade Students.
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AFTER CARE ON Friday, Dec, 19th - Friday, Dec. 19th.  We heard you...WE WILL BE HAVING AFTER CARE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 19th.

Thank you to the Vedra Family for providing breakfast for the Faculty and Staff this morning.  Special thanks also to the Rzymski Family for a delicious lunch!

Recess Camp at OLL - Sign up Now! We realize that Christmas recess is two long weeks...Camps R Us will be holding a Christmas Recess Camp Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 and Jan. 2 here at OLL School.  Open to non-OLL School students as well.  Camp moderators will be Mr. Tobin and Ms. McHugh. See attached flyer for details. Working parents will especially appreciate this convenience!
Christmas Recess 2014.pdf
Class Photos Retake Day, Jan. 7th - One of the cameras malfunctioned on Photo Day and certain homerooms did not receive their class pictures.  Read more...

Thanksgiving Food Drive - Thank you to all who contributed to our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!  Donations were brought to our Parish Outreach Center by members of our National Elementary Honor Society for distribution to those in need.
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Our Thanksgiving Tree - Students in Grades 4-8 in Mrs. Lora's Spanish classes showed their gratitude to God for all his wonders and everyday blessings by completing a Thanksgiving project in Spanish. 
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Ice Cream Party! - "Read more" for photos from the Yankee Candle Ice Cream Party with Mrs. Krol. Read more...

Our Nursery and Pre-K children enjoyed a Thanksgiving Celebration with their families.  "Read more" for photos. Read more...

"Operation Gratitude" Candy Collection for Our Troops a Success! - Many thanks to all of the OLL School families who sent in their leftover Halloween Candy. 
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Wedding of Q and U - The first grade students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip celebrated the quick, quaint and eloquent wedding of the letters Q and U.  Read more...

Shop Amazon.com and Help Raise Funds for OLL School - Eligible purchases at AmazonSmile will earn our school 0.5% of the purchase price!  Just shop through www.smile.amazon.com.  "Read more" for the OLL link to Amazon Smile. Read more...

TECHNOLOGY WISH LIST

It is time for us to take the next step in technology.

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Accessing Online Textbooks - We suggest that you use Google Chrome as your Internet browser when accessing online textbooks. It seems to work with the fewest "glitches."

Sharing Creation Stories - Students in Mrs. Loeffel's 1st Grade Religion Class studied about the Creation Story. 
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REGISTRATION - We are still accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please call the school office at 631-587-7200 or email Mrs. Gregg at agregg@ollschool.org for more information.

Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015 - See link below for updated list of immunizations required by New York State.
Immunizations 2014-2015.pdf
We have a New FACEBOOK Page - In preparation for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes School we a have a new FACEBOOK page which will help our many alumni connect with their alma mater.  "Like" us at this link:  OLL School Facebook Page

Volunteer Incentive Programs - Please check with your employer to see if they have a "Volunteer Incentive Program" which supports non-profit organizations.  We recently received a generous donation from Verizon because one of our parents was given credit for volunteering here at OLL.  Every little bit helps!

Non-Discrimination Notice - Please "Read more" for the Diocese of Rockville Centre official notice on non-discrimination. Read more...


Our School Handbook is a Living Document.
"A new rule is in effect immediately upon student notification" p.16


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
NO student will be released from the Bus line as a walker
UNLESS
the homeroom teacher receives a note in the morning!!!!
Security of your children is extremely important to us
 PARENTS: Please be conscious of where you park to let the children off - Leave HANDICAP parking spaces for those who need them 

School Library Access

Visit our library catalogue at http://ollschool.follettdestiny.com
Choose a book or view eBooks online

Username: ollschool
Password: student

LERNER Books access username and password:  ollschool


Web Site Sponsors

We are grateful to Dr. Paul Cain, DDS for sponsoring our school website. Dr. Cain is a board certified orthodontist practicing at 232 Orinoco Drive in Brightwaters. You can reach Dr. Cain at 631.666.7008 and if you choose Dr. Cain for your children's orthodontic care please be sure to thank him for supporting Our Lady of Lourdes School!

     As stewards of Catholic education, Our Lady of Lourdes’s faculty and staff, in cooperation with both parents and students, is committed to guiding each child towards the realization of his/her full spiritual, academic, personal and physical potential. Read more...

Friday, December 19
AFTER CARE will be available
Full Day of School, Last Day before Christmas Vacation
Dress Up Day
$1.00
This is a DRESS-UP day
See the handbook for rules
School Mass
8:30am Church
Monday, December 22
Christmas Recess
Vacation Camp!
Camps R us!!
Contact bmchugh@ollschool.org for info
Open to all schools

Shop Amazon.com and Help Raise Funds for OLL School - Eligible purchases at Smile.Amazon.com will earn our school 0.5% of the purchase price! CLICK HERE for link to AmazonSmile web site.

 TARGET’s “TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION” Program - Just designate OLL School as your school and start shopping!

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STOP & SHOP A+ REWARDS - Register your Stop & Shop Card to our school's ID number and then shopping at any Stop & Shop store.   Read more...

LABELS FOR EDUCATION! - Get clipping and start earning free stuff for our school! 

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BOX TOPS 4 EDUCATION - Earn cash for our school!

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Yankee Candle Sale -- Please CLICK HERE to go to the Our Lady of Lourdes Shopping page...we receive 40% of all sales! Our GROUP # is:  990047342

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish web site - click here.

A Children's Liturgy is offered every Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

MANDATORY HOURS FULFILLED - Please check here frequently for a list of hours fulfilled as the year progresses.  CLICK HERE for list as of 11/16/2014.
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
Please remember that before you can volunteer in ANY capacity (except for Italian Feast) you need Virtus Training and a background check.  Look "In the Backpack" for forms and go to www.virtus.org and click on "Registration."

GRAB "N GO BREAKFAST - We need ongoing volunteers to staff our new morning breakfast program -- an hour max in the mornings.  Please contact Bronwen Sessa at bsessa@ollschool.org or leave a message at 631-806-6228.  

Welcome to our Prayer Corner

We understand that we need to pray each day, reflecting on the blessings and graces God sends us. 
We do this so when hard and difficult days come we will remember and know we can turn to God
for grace, consolation and peace.

Let us bring our hopes and needs to Jesus, as we pray for;

Phillip Vecchion, grandfather of Nicholas Harding
 
 Kevin Kuchler, Mrs. Kuchler's son


Aaron Sisa, First Grade Student & Friend

For the continued good health of our school's  friend, Claire Hopkins


and for the repose of the soul of:

Phyllis Jones and Daphne Brown, great aunts of Henniyah, Henri and Helaina Rivers

Michael N. Berger, grandmother of Lance and Brooke Berger

 Irene Helen Turkiewicz, great-grandmother of Keira and Sylvie Heller

Mrs. Elena Nador, mother of Olivia (Gr. 2) and Sofia (Pre-K)

Nicholas Tortorelli  grandfather to Billy & Robert Colleran

All those who are departed that we hold dear in our hearts






 


ATTENTION: PARENTS/GUARDIANS
WE HAVE A CONFIRMED CASE OF INFLUENZA IN OUR SCHOOL. 
PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD SEEN BY THEIR PHYSICIAN IF THEY ARE SHOWING AND SIGNS/SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU. IF YOUR CHILD RECEIVED THE INFLUENZA VACCINE THEY SHOULD STILL BE CHECKED.  THE STRAIN OF FLU THAT IS INFECTING  PEOPLE WAS NOT INCORPORATED IN THIS YEAR'S VACCINATION.

Enterovirus EV-D68, NYS Department of Health Notice - See link below.
Enterovirus Information.pdf
Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015 School Year - See document linked below
Immunizations 2014-2015.pdf
FIFTHS DISEASE - Please see letter linked below for complete information.
Fifths Disease Letter.pdf
SEASONAL FLU GUIDE - Click on the link beow for information regarding seasonal flu from the New York State Department of Health.

#2423 Seasonal FluParent072011.pdf
 
Students going into 6th grade in September (if already 11yrs old).  Must get the TDAP immunization before the first day of school.  Make appointments today!


How sick is sick.doc

South Bay's Neighbor - November 19, 2014
Operation Gratitude

South Bay's Neighbor - November 12, 2014
Farm Field Trip Fun

South Bay's Neighbor - November 5, 2014
The Wedding of Q and U

South Bay's Neighbor - October 29, 2014
Apple-icious Celebration

The Long Island Catholic - October, 2014
School is open!

South Bay's Neighbor - October 15, 2014
Learning the Senses

South Bay's Neighbor - September 24, 2013
Headed to School

Babylon Beacon - August 14, 2014
Our Lady of Lourdes School meets requirements of accreditation
Crowning Prayer Service held at OLL

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Today, 12/19/2014
High: 39 Low: 28
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/20/2014
High: 39 Low: 30
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.


The Parish Family of Our Lady of Lourdes is fully compliant with all diocesan and national guidelines for the protection of children. Every pastoral team member, employee, teacher, catechist, coach, or any other volunteer or parent entrusted with care for our children has completed a full background check and training in the prevention of abuse and protection of children. Each of these persons wears an OLL ID badge as evidence to you and our assurance that they fully meet these requirements.