Daily Announcements

REMINDERS:
School is closed for all grades on Friday, October 31st. 
Early Dismissal for grades K-8 on Monday, November 3rd
Early Dismissal for all grades on Wednesday, November 5th (11:00 N, PK and 11:30 Gr. K-8) -- Parish celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for 9th Graders.

It's no TRICK! We want your TREATS! - OLL School is collecting leftover Halloween candy to send to our service men and women.  Send them it in to school on Monday, November 3rd and we will mail it to Operation Gratitude along with handmade cards and letters from our students.
Operation Gratitude.pdf
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. The Parent Association would like to send a huge thanks to all our families that helped make our first annual pumpkin patch not only a success but also a day filled with spirit and laughter !!!!  A special thank you to the Lee Family for donating the baskets that where raffled off!  "Read more" for photos from our pumpkin patch. Read more...

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 3-6 PM.  Please contact Mrs. Krol (lkol@ollschool.org) for more information.

FREE ICE CREAM!! NO HOMEWORK PASS!!!  - Our Yankee Candle Sale has begun!

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Yankee Candle OLL Flyer 2014.pdf
Class Rings for 7th & 8th Graders - The order form has been sent home and is linked below.  Orders due:  Monday, November 3rd. Read more...
Ring Order Form.pdf
Winter Uniforms in Effect for Grades K-8 - This includes the gym uniform.  NO SHORTS.  Students are to wear the gym track suit which are long pants, jacket, golf shirt and ALL white or ALL black sneakers.

F.A.S.T. Session 2 Registration Now Taking Place - Look "In the Backpack" for sign-up sheets.

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."

Gym Uniform Clarification - Students are to wear the uniform polo shirt with the school logo.  Field day t-shirts or other shirts are not acceptable.

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...

Saturday, November 1
All Saints Day
Monday, November 3
11:30 Dismissal, Grades K-8
Faculty Professional Development
Wednesday, November 5
Early Dismissal 11:30 K-8; 11:00 N, PK
Confirmation (9th Grade) with Bishop Robert Brennan
1:30 & 4:30
Yankee Candle Orders Due
Thursday, November 6
Christmas Sale Begins
Fresh Wreaths, Poinsettias & More!

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.  (List to be posted shortly.)
 
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."
Academy Dance, Friday, November 7th - Contact Stephanie Vacca (svacca@ollschool.org) if you can chaperone or help with refreshments.
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.
Book Fair, December 2-4 (during school hours) - Contact Mrs. Gregg at agregg@ollschool.org
PA Drop & Shop (Babysitting service), Friday, December 5th - Volunteers needed to provide babysitting while school parents do their Christmas shopping.
"Cookie Walk," 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

Mrs. Kuchler having knee surgery

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:

 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 - 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

The Long Island Catholic - July/August 2014
May Crowning



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Today, 11/1/2014
High: 52 Low: 40
Rain likely
81% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/2/2014
High: 51 Low: 37
Breezy
5% 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.