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Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes School

Our school theme for the 2015-2016 school year:

Share God's loving mercy.
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy which will run from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016.  The Holy Father asks us to make this a year of grace so that the Church, "with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind."

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!

Please note the following dates:
Thursday, September 3
- First day of school for K to 8 - 11:50 dismissal
Friday, September 4 - No School
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day - No School
Tuesday, September 8 - First full day of classes for grades K through 8
Tuesday, September 15 - Back to School Night, 7:00 PM, School Hall

Welcome to our new, improved website!
We appreciate your patience while our site is under construction. Please check back often for updates.


 The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools announced re-accreditation, the gold standard for measuring and evaluating school  performance, to Our Lady of Lourdes School!


Our 3D Printer has arrived!!!!
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Our nursery program is a three or five day program from 8:20-11:00am.  For PK there is a choice of an extended day or full day. The hours of the extended day program are 8:15am-1:15pm and the full-day program runs until 2:30pm. 

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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.

Food Allergies
In 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 matter.
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Please note:
All students are expected to be in the school yard when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance together at 8:00am every morning.
Full day PK is dismissed at 2:30pm. 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 resources. Thank you!

 Highlights From Pope Francis' Installation
  Pope Francis I from Argentina
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 Please click here for an important message concerning the health of your children and all the families here at Our Lady of Lourdes School.
 
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
maternal intercession,
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.
Amen.

 "To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every preacher and of each believer."  - St Thomas Aquinas 
 
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. 

Please continue to remember in your prayers all victims of violence and natural disasters.
May Jesus and our Blessed Mother keep them in their loving care.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  
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.

Social Media
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 Yak

SAFETY FIRST!!
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 everyone.  Please be considerate of our neighbors and do not block their driveways when you drop off or pick up your children.  
For everyone's safety, please keep your dogs on a leash and away from the children at all school exits.

Lobel's Uniform Company is located in the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.
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Let us all continue to remember that what is truly important is that we pray, not where we pray. 
Prayer 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: http://www.loyolapress.com


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