Mission Statement of Our Lady of Lourdes
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
Our buzzer system has now been
When you hit the buzzer, if we do not recognize
you or can't see you on our camera, we will ask you to identify
yourself before we buzz you in.
Telephoning the school
Please remember that we
have one phone line so you will get a busy signal from time to
time. Please be patient. You may be trying to call at
the same time that others are also calling. Thank you!
an effort to keep all of our children safe and with the steadily
increasing number of children with food allergies, we are asking
that no food or baked goods of any kind be sent in for
celebrations. Each class will have an age appropriate way to
celebrate birthdays and holidays. This policy took effect as of
November 4, 2013. If your child's class is a peanut free
zone, please make sure that you do not send in a snack with nuts of
any kind. Thank you for your cooperation in this serious
All students are
expected to be in the school yard when we recite the Pledge of
Allegiance together at 8:00am every morning.
Please make every
effort to be on time. It is very disruptive to your class to come
Kindergarten is dismissed at 2:40pm.
First, second, and third grades are dismissed at 2:45pm. Fourth
through eighth grades are dismissed at 2:50pm.
Our rules and regulations, including
important lunch procedures, can be found in
to read about the love and support we show
our students in Catholic schools.
Find strength in the
We must be constantly fed and nourished at
the Table of the Lord. It is as a community that we grow in faith.
It is as a community that we gather to support one another on the
faith journey. This is what Eucharist is. We constantly remember
that Eucharist is who we are.
Francis I from Argentina
Let us pray for our
"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
Peace is a gift of God, but requires our
Let us be people of peace in prayer and
(from Pope Francis' twitter page #we pray for
here for an important message
concerning the health of your children and all the families here at
Our Lady of Lourdes School.
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
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
Look with mercy on
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
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.
The E-Rate provides
discounts to assist schools to obtain affordable
tele-communications and Internet access. Three service categories
are funded: Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, and
In order to
receive a fair part of the discounts applied to school services, we
must survey the incomes of our families. This information will be
kept confidential and will be use only for the purpose of applying
for the telecommunications discounts from the
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 capacity at the
school. This does include any helpers who are brought in to
help set up our special events.
Please talk to your children about
the dangers of social media.
11 social media apps teens are now
using other than Facebook:
Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest,
Vine, Reddit, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat, Pheed, 4Chan, Yik
Just a reminder: Please do not
park in the bus zone or at the ropes at
drop off or pick-up. This causes a safety issue for
Please be considerate of our neighbors
and do not block their driveways when you drop off or pick up your
For everyone's safety, please keep your dogs on a leash
and away from the children at all school exits.
Please do not come into the office
before 8:15 or between 2:30 and 2:50 since these times 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 or bringing them in late. 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
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"To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of
every preacher and of each believer." - St Thomas
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Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic
Educational Association and the United States Conference of
Let us keep Pope Emeritus, Benedict,
and our Holy Church in our prayers.
Let us all
continue to remember that what is truly important is that we
pray, not where we pray.
can be formal or informal, verbal or nonverbal, active or
contemplative. Prayer is communicating with God. Just as we talk
and share with our best friends what is happening in our lives, so
we talk and share with God. Just as we listen to our friends, so we
listen to God. As in human communication, our communication
with God can be expressed in a variety of ways. We communicate with
God using words and songs, in imagination and silence, and ritually
or spontaneously. We can pray in church, our gardens, our cars, or
while in the shower. We can also pray lying in bed, as the first
thing we do when we awake, and as the last thing we do as we drift
off to sleep. One of the characteristics of prayer we as Catholics
believe is that with the right intention every moment of the day
all our hopes, works, joys, and sufferings can become our
prayer.See more at:
Please continue to remember
in your prayers all victims of violence and natural
May Jesus and our
Blessed Mother keep them in their loving care.
Please click on the picture above for
more information on the NY State Catholic
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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