Daily Announcements

Yankee Candle Order Pick-up - Yankee Candle orders will be sent home with students on Monday, November 24th.  If boxes are too heavy or numerous for students to take home parents are invited to pick-up between 2-4 PM on Monday, and all day during school hours on Tuesday.  Contact Mrs. Gregg in the School Office at 631-587-7200 x 100 if you have any questions.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed - We are still in need of a few parent volunteers to assist with the Book Fair during school hours on Dec. 2, 3, 4.  Please contact Mrs. Gregg (agregg@ollschool.org) if you can help.

"Cookie Tour" Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6PM - Please come to this meeting and find out how you can be involved and earn volunteer hours.  Event date:  Saturday, Dec. 6th. Contact:  Juan Aviles, javilles@ollschool.org

Come have "Breakfast with Santa!" - Sunday, December 7th. Two seatings:  7:30-9:30 AM and 10:30-12:30. See flyer below to make your reservations.
OLL BWS FLYER 2014.pdf

Christmas Sale Order Pickup Information - Saturday, Nov. 29th 2-6 PM or Sunday, Nov. 30th 8 AM - 1 PM by Priests' Garage behind rectory.

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Happy Principal Appreciation Day, Mrs. Krol!  - Thank you for all you do to make Our Lady of Lourdes School such a great place to learn!   "Read more" for photo.
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Bishop Murphy to Celebrate 50th year of Ordination - Sunday, November 30th at 12:30 PM mass, St. Agnes Cathedral. Read more...

POWERSCHOOL - The PowerSchool Parent Portal has been closed to allow teachers time to evaluate student progress and performance. They will be finalizing and entering grades in preparation for report cards.


Students Should Dress for Cold Weather - All students should assume that they will be having outdoor recess when they dress in the morning.  Please make sure your child(ren) leave the house with coats, hats, gloves in this colder weather.  

"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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Pumpkin Characters in 2nd Grade - It’s fall and that means that pumpkins are everywhere!
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Islander Game to Benefit Tomorrow's Hope Foundation, November 26th -- Please see flyer linked below or CLICK HERE for more information.
Tomorrows Hope Islanders Flyer.pdf
Christmas Spectacular, Saturday, December 6th - Celebrate mass with the OLL School Family at 5:00, attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 and shop at the Cookie Tour until 8:00 PM.  Includes performances by the OLL School Select Choir and Jazz Ensemble.  See flyer linked below for details.
2014 Cookie Tour Flyer.pdf
Security Volunteer Needed - We are looking for a  parent volunteer with a background in security or law enforcement to staff our front desk in the afternoons from  4:30-6 PM (your children are invited to stay in After-Care).  Please contact Mrs. Krol (lkol@ollschool.org) for more information.

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...

KUDOS!
Congratulations to Allison Staluppi
who spent her weekend baking and selling cupcakes for the American Cancer Society.
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Halloween with Early Childhood - "Read more" for photos from our Halloween costume parades. Read more...

Fire Safety Lesson - Firefighters from the West Islip Fire department visited the Nursery and Pre-K children to speak to them about fire safety -- they even brought one of their firetrucks with them! "Read more" for photos.
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Pumpkin Patch Winners -  Congratulations to the winners of our Pumkpin Patch Raffle:  Gabriella Chong and Frankie Albarella.  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...

Volunteers Needed! - We have many events coming up for which helping hands are needed.  Please see our volunteer corner (right side of this page, toward the bottom) for a complete list.

Students Learn Flag Ettiquette - Eighth grade members of the National Elementary Honor Society were recently trained in the display, care and positioning of the American Flag by Mr. Greg Buck, Commander at West Islip American Legion Post 1738. 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

"Do Now"

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...

Monday, November 24
Early Childhood Thanksgiving Feast
Cafeteria
9-10:30am
Emergency BUS drill
Grades K-8
Tuesday, November 25
8th Grade Bake Sale
School Lobby
8-8:15 AM
Items 2/$1.00
Wednesday, November 26
11:30 Dismissal K-8 (11:00 N & PK)
Dress Up Day
$1.00
This is a DRESS-UP day
See the handbook for rules
End of Trimester I
School Mass
8:30am Church

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

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. 

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."
Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 7th - Contact Denise Stidd (dstidd@ollschool.org) for more information on how you can get involved.
Christmas Season Sale - Help is needed to create our custom-designed wreaths -- no experience necessary!  November 24 - 28...Contact Bronwen Sessa at bsessa@ollschool.org or leave a message at 631-806-6228 if you can help or for more information. For other volunteer opportunities contact Annemarie Flynn, wearetheflynns@verizon.net or 631-838-7367.
Book Fair, December 2-4 (during school hours) - Contact Mrs. Gregg at agregg@ollschool.org
PA Drop & Shop (Babysitting service), Tuesday, December 16th - Volunteers needed to provide babysitting while school parents do their Christmas shopping.
"Cookie Walk," Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 6 PM.  Event date: Saturday, December 6 - Contact Juan Aviles at javiles@ollschool.org.
Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 7th - Lots of help is needed for this fun, family event!  Please contact Denise Stidd (dstidd@ollschool.org) if you can help with soliciting raffle prizes, getting food donations, decorating/setting up, staffing the event, etc.
PA Christmas Sale, December 10-11 - During school hours, assist students with purchases. Contact Stephanie Vacca, (svacca@ollschool.org).
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:

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






 


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, 11/23/2014
High: 54 Low: 49
Partly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 65 Low: 49
Rain
86% 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.