better to light a candle than to curse the
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Nourishing hearts, minds, and
Let us be people of peace in prayer and
... Pope Francis
LENT: What can we do to bring us closer to
THE EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT BILL
you may have heard that the Dream Act has been removed from the
Governors budget. We do not know how/if this will impact the
Education Investment Tax Credit Bill.
to ensure that our representatives hear our need, please
contact your Assemblymen/women, Senators, and the Governor again
this week. The budget is scheduled to be passed by
message is the same WE NEED THE EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX
CREDIT BILL PASSED NOW.
to the New York State Catholic Conference website to send
Thank you all for
your generous donations to the children in Fort Portal,
Congratulations to all of our eighth
graders who received their letters of acceptances to their Catholic
High Schools. Congratulations also to all scholarship
The Middle States
Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary
announced re-accreditation, the
gold standard for measuring and evaluating
Our Lady of Lourdes School!
Our 3D Printer has arrived!!!!
Our 6th graders received their Bibles at a
prayer service on
January 28th. May they continue to read and
spread the Good News of our Lord!
2nd Grade Prayer Service
You may still sign up for our early
childhood program. Our nursery program is a three or five day
program (depending upon enrollment) from 8:20-11:00am. Our PK
program is currently a five day extended day from 8:15am-1:15pm.
This year we will be also be offering a full-day program
Our WINTER WEDNESDAYS
FOR TWO program continues for six weeks beginning February 4th from
for more information, view our
For an application, click here.
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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
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Our buzzer system has now been installed.
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.
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.
students are expected to be in the school yard when we recite the
Pledge of Allegiance together at 8:00am every
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.
rules and regulations, including important lunch
procedures, can be found in resources. Thank you!
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.
Pope Francis I from
Let us pray for our
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
Francis' homily at his inaugural Mass)
Peace is a gift
of God, but requires our efforts.
Let us be
people of peace in prayer and deed.
Francis' twitter page #we pray for peace)
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.
must be VIRTUS trained. Please check the
Diocesan web site (www.drvc.org)
for a schedule of times and places where you can
We must have a
copy of your certificate of completion on file here at the
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 everyone.
Please be considerate of our neighbors
and do not block their driveways when you drop off or pick up your
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
"To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of
every preacher and of each believer." - St Thomas
Excellence in Education for
Top Ten Reasons to Choose Catholic
Catholic tradition and academic excellence in a community grounded
Balanced curriculum that includes art, music and fitness
Emphasis on moral development, service to others and leadership
A 99 percent graduation rate
Strong preparation for further education
Safe and disciplined environment
Exceptional faculty who help students reach their highest
Individual attention in a caring community
Commitment to technology use to enhance education
Good stewardship of resources
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.