It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Nourishing hearts, minds, and souls
May is the month of Mary.
Congratulations to all of our 8th graders who have received the sacrament of Confirmation. May they continue to gow in their faith.
Mission Statement of Our Lady of Lourdes School
Malverne, New York
The mission of Our Lady of Lourdes School is to provide an opportunity for each child to grow in the knowledge, friendship, and love of the Lord, while aspiring to reach his or her full potential spiritually, academically, and socially. We are dedicated to creating a strong, charitable, faith community that strives to practice the examples Jesus has given us through the gospels.
Pope Francis I from Argentina
Let us pray for our new Pope!
The vocation of being a "protector"... means building sincere friendships in which we protect one another in trust, respect, and goodness. In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God's gifts!"
(from Pope Francis' homily at his inaugural Mass)
Band Concert tonight at 7:30pm in the school hall.
All band members are to wear their uniforms to school during the day and their Sunday best for the concert in the evening.
SCHOOL MAY CROWNING
Our 8th graders crowned Mary.
Congratulations to two of our 8th grade girls, Dana Flynn and Emily Macaluso, and one of our graduates, Janine Baron, who have earned the Girl Scouts' Marian Award. This is the second Girl Scout religious award each of these three girls has received and we are very proud of them!
Congratulations to our second graders who have received their
First Holy Communion. Please keep them in your prayers!
Students may begin to wear their summer uniforms on Monday, May 6th!
To Benefit Our Lady of Lourdes School
Our Lady of Lourdes Men's Club, Malverne
All Are Welcome
Monday, June 17, 2013
Lawrence Village Country Club
Shotgun Start 12:00pm
Registration and Driving Range opens at 10:30am
$250.00 per person
$220.00 for Seniors (age 62 or older)
$125.00 Dinner Only
The price includes: Green fees & Carts, Prizes, full BBQ lunch, on course refreshments, cocktail hour, dinner and open refreshments!
Michael Grant John McNierney
SMART TUITION IS HERE!
Please remember to return your forms. Thank you!
Congratulations to our 8th graders who have made the Catholic High Schools of their choice. They have been accepted to the following schools:
Concert to benefit Tommorow's Hope Foundation
May 22 at St. Agnes Cathedral
for more information click here
New Uniform Company
Lobel's will be here to measure for uniforms on Thursday,May 23rd. You will notice that the logos are slightly different and that we are introducing a nicely tailored vest for our 4th and 5th grade girls. We will also be offereing an alternative nylon gym uniform to our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, if they prefer that to the sweats.
Please no neon sneakers! Children should only be wearing white, blue, gray, or black sneakers for gym. Thank you!
All students should be in the school yard by 8:00am. Once announcements have begun at 8:10 you are late! Students entering the building after announcements have begun will receive a late pass at the door. Please make every effort to be on time. It is very disruptive to your class to come in late. Thank you!!
Please click here for an important message concerning the health of your children and all the families here at Our Lady of Lourdes School.
If you have not already done so, please return your registration application to the office.
We are still accepting applications for our nursery program. Children must be 3 years old by December 1, 2013.
We are offering a 3 day AM Session from 8:20-11:00. Please contact the school office for the registration forms and further information.
Nursery learns about patterns using our Smarttable; a multi-touch, multi-user table that encourages collaboration and creativity.
Welcome all alumni!
We'd like to thank all those who have supported us through the Catholic Alumni Partnership. A special thank you also to our parish family who continues to support all our endeavors!
Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes
O Mary, Mother of Mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners,
comforter of the suffering, you know our needs, our troubles, our sorrows.
Look with mercy on us.
By appearing at the Grotto of Lourdes,
you made it an honored sanctuary where you bestow your favors.
Many sufferers have obtained the cure of their ailments,
both spiritual and physical.
We come, therefore, with complete confidence to implore your
O loving Mother, we ask you to grant our requests.
With gratitude for your favors, we will endeavor to imitate your virtues
that we may one day share in your glory.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ms. Teresa McKee, a former teacher for many years at OLL. Please also keep Ms. McKee's family in your prayers.
Please keep Mrs. FitzGerald in your prayers. She will be undergoing treatments throughout the next couple of months.
Please keep Mrs. G. Graetzer in your prayers as she heals from her surgery.
Please keep Sr. Mary Dowden, principal of Our Lady of Peace, in your prayers. She is home now and recovering nicely.
Scrip-Gift Cards - great gifts for any occasion!
Scrip gift cards are great for all occasions. They are still available
and provide an easy way to continue supporting our school. Click on the tab on the left side of our home page for more information and order forms.
All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained. Please check the Diocesan web site (www.drvc.org) for a schedule of times and places where you can take the class.
We must have a copy of your certificate of completion on file here at the school.
In addition, all volunteers must have a background check, and have signed a code of conduct form or we cannot let you volunteer in any way at the school. This does include any helpers who are brought in to help set up our special events.
Just a reminder: Please do not park in the bus zone at drop off. This is causing a safety issue for everyone.
For everyone's safety, please keep your dogs on a leash and away from the children at all school exits.
Drop off time begins at 7:50am.
That is when the teacher is on duty. The bell rings at 8:00am. All children should be here by then. Please make sure that your children get to school on time.
K children are dismissed at 2:30pm to avoid the 2:40pm rush at
dismissal for the other children.
If you need to speak to the teachers, please make an appointment rather than engage them in conversation before or after school. In addition, please remember that only parents on lunch duty should be in the school yard at lunch time. Please do not come into the office before 8:15 or at dismissal which are very busy times for the office.
It is also extremely important that you try to refrain from taking your children out of school early. Not only can it be a detriment educationally for them, but it is quite often a distraction for their classes.
We appreciate your cooperation in these matters!
The people of Newtown, Ct. and Boston, Ma. continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. May Jesus and our Blessed Mother keep them in their loving care.
Please continue to remember in your prayers all the vicitms of the Super Storm Sandy. The devastation in the areas of Bay Park, Island Park, Long Beach and parts of Oceanside and East Rockaway, as well as numerous other towns and locations on Long Island and the Rockaways, is hard to imagine.
O most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time,
we entrust the United States of America, and especially the people of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to your loving care.
Catholic Schools Week 2013
Excellence in Education for America
Top Ten Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools
1 Catholic tradition and academic excellence in a community grounded in faith
2 Balanced curriculum that includes art, music and fitness
3 Emphasis on moral development, service to others and leadership skills
4 A 99 percent graduation rate
5 Strong preparation for further education
6 Safe and disciplined environment
7 Exceptional faculty who help students reach their highest potential
8 Individual attention in a caring community
9 Commitment to technology use to enhance education
10 Good stewardship of resources
National Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Celebrating the "Year of Faith" - 2012-2013
Pope Benedict XVI has declared a "Year of Faith" which will begin October 11, 2012 and conclude November 24, 2013. "It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time."
Let us keep Pope Emeritus, Benedict, and our Holy Church in our prayers.
Together we pray for Pope Francis in his new role as head of the Church and successor to the Apostle Peter:
"O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
Look favorably on your servant Francis
Whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;
Grant, we pray, that by word and example
He may be of service to those over whom he presides
So that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
He may come to everlasting life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever."
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace... from the Prayer of St. Francis
Please click on the picture above for more information on the NY State Catholic Conference
Strategic Plan for Catholic Elementary Schools in the Diocese of RVC
There is a link on this page for parents to access information regarding the plan put forth by Bishop Murphy's advisory committee.
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