Daily Announcements

2-Hour Delayed Start. Monday, March 2, 2015 - Our Lady of Lourdes School will open at 10 a.m. on Monday.  It will be a FULL DAY of school for all grades.  The early dismissal for Grades K-8 has been changed to Monday, March 9th.

OLL Thespians Take Note! - Auditions for this year's spring drama, "Anne of Green Gables," take place on Thursday, March 5th from 3-4pm.   Please note that this year's play is a drama and will not require singing auditions. Good luck everyone!

Don't miss this opportunity! Nationally Renowned Speaker- Adults (only) are invited to a special presentation at OLL School on Thursday evening, March 5th at 6:30pm ($10 per adult) by the Courage to Speak Foundation.  Read more...
Courage to Speak Presentation Flyer.docx.pdf
POLAR VORTEX ALERT! -- Please note that the children are permitted to wear their track suit gym uniform on any day when the temperature falls below 20 degrees.

International Buffet, March 7th - Plan to join us for a culinary trip around the world on Saturday, March 7th.  See flyer linked below for details.
International Buffet flyer 2014.pdf
BOWLING FUN! - NO WRITTEN HOMEWORK FOR STUDENTS WHOSE PARENTS ATTEND!
- The Faculty Bowling Fundraiser will be held this year on Friday, March 13.  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  See the attached flyer for more details.  Also, the faculty is looking for additional baskets/items to raffle off at Bowling Night.  If you are able to donate a basket/items, please contact Krista Harris at Kharris@ollshool.org.
Adult Bowling Night 2015.doc
Dancing Classrooms - Transforming Lives One Step at a Time - View this video to learn more about the innovative ballroom dancing program offered here at OLL School to our 4th and 5th graders.   Click here: Video

PowerSchool Parent Access Closed - The PowerSchool Gradebook parent portal has been closed so that teachers can enter final grades and comments for the Trimester 2 report cards.  It will reopen once report cards have been mailed home on March 6th.

KUDOS

Sarah Skala qualified to swim her 100 yd backstroke at the ASCSC County Championships in April that is held at Eisenhower Park. Qualified time of her swim 1:18.64…woowhoo!!

Madalena DiPientrantonio did it again! She donated another 12.5 inches of hair to Locks of Love for a total of 40 inches so far!  We are so very proud of her!
 

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Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11th - We celebrated the Feast Day of our patron saint, Our Lady of Lourdes, at a school mass.  "Read more" for the story of St. Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes. Read more...

OLL Students Helping Others! - During Catholic Schools Week students donated non-perishable food items on "Soup-er" Bowl Day, toiletries on "Crazy Sock Day," and new pajamas on "Pajama day."  All donations benefited the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Outreach.
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Chocolate Sale Begins! We encourage each family to sell at least one case of 60 Worlds Finest chocolate bars (bars are $1 each) -- we receive 50% profit from each case sold!   Sale ends Friday, Feb. 27th.
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Opt Out Letter 2015.docx
REGISTRATION - We are now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please see "Admissions" in the toolbar above, call the school office at 631-587-7200 or email Mrs. Gregg at agregg@ollschool.org for more information.

Human Board Game Comes to OLL! - Students in Grades K-8 enjoyed a special Catholic Schools Week treat sponsored by the Parents' Association..."Read more" for photos. Read more...


Tomorrow's Hope Foundation Newsletter - Please see link below for a the January, 2015 newsletter from the Tomorrow's Hope Foundation.
Jan 15 Newsletter.pdf
EVENT CHAIRPERSON NEEDED - We are looking for a school parent who would be interested in heading up our Christmas Season Wreath Sale and/or our Spring Plant Sale next year.  
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Buy Your Yearbook Booster Ads Now! - Deadline for purchasing booster ads in our 8th Grade yearbook is April 30, 2015.  See form linked below for more information.
Yearbook Booster Ad 2015.pdf
TOMORROW'S HOPE FOUNDATION Applications Now Available - Financial assistance applications for students in Grades K-8 are due to the Private School Aid Service by April 20, 2015.  You can now apply online at http://www.psas.org/RCKV.aspx.  You can also print out the form and fill it in by hand, or complete the form directly on your computer.  "Read more" for instructions on how to do this.

TH Application ENGLISH 2015-2016.pdf

TH Application SPANISH 2015-2016.pdf

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Keep Cutting Out Box Tops! - We just received a check for over $1,000 from the Box Tops for Education Program...Thank you to all who participate in this worthwhile project -- and keep on cutting out those Box Tops! Read more...

NCEA Announcement - Please see "Read more" for information from the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) on how you can sign up for the USCCB's (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) action alert system. 
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Our Lady of Lourdes School will continue to report school closings due to snow, weather or other emergency situations on our school web site and News 12.  In addition, we will use the SchoolReach parent communication system as an overlay to the public announcements. 

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...

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."

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...

Mon, Mar 2 - Fri, Mar 6
CogAt Testing
Grade 1
Monday, March 2
2-Hour Delayed Start
School opens at 10 a.m.
FULL DAY of school for grades K-8
Early Dismissal rescheduled for Monday, March 9th
School Mass
8:30am Church
Trimester III begins
Thursday, March 5
"The Courage to Speak"
Presentation for ADULTS only!
6:30PM in the APR
Coffee with the Principal
8:30 - 10:00am
Media Center

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 hours as of March 1, 2015.
 
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."

EVENT CHAIR NEEDED - We are looking for a school parent who would be interested in heading up our Christmas Season Wreath Sale and/or our Spring Plant Sale next year.  This person would be running the show soup to nuts!  Bronwen Sessa, who currently runs these sales, will be available for consulting next year and has also kept great notes for her successor.  If interested or for more information, contact the school office or Bronwen herself at bsessa@ollschool.org.

Volunteer Hours Opportunity - Families can earn 1 hour of volunteer time by donating two cases of bottled water.   Water can be dropped off during school hours at the School Office (please label with your name).

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;

Thomas James Hicks, younger brother of Pre-K student Evelyn Hicks
 
Phillip Vecchion, grandfather of Nicholas Harding

John Philie, brother-in-law of Mrs. Rankin

   Kevin Kuchler, Mrs. Kuchler's son
Bob Kuchler - Mrs. Kuchler's Husband

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:

Florence Falanga, grandmother of Mrs. Loeffel

Matteo Tambasco - Grandfather of James Gallagher

Dorothy Manzi - Grandmother to Sydney Evans

 Juan Antonio Aviles Sr. - Great-Grandfather to Amanda & Antonio

 John F. Rice - Grandfather to Mrs. Loeffel

Haydee Cordero - Great aunt of Keira Rodriguez


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 - February 25, 2015
Diocesan Winner in Respect Life Contest

South Bay's Neighbor - February 11, 2015
Community Service Participants

The Long Island Catholic - Jan/Feb 2015
Collecting Candy for Troops

South Bay's Neighbor - January 28, 2015
Fashion Show

South Bay's Neighbor - January 21, 2015
Ringing in the New Year

South Bay's Neighbor - December 10, 2014
Donation Distribution

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, 3/1/2015
High: 32 Low: 29
Snow
91% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/2/2015
High: 38 Low: 18
Mostly cloudy
8% 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.