Welcome to St. Raymond School

Welcome to St. Raymond School!

We are a joyful community of students from Nursery through Grade Eight.  This is our 91st year in serving the families of St. Raymond Parish and the communities of East Rockaway, Lynbrook, and Bay Park.

Please call us at 516-593-9010 to learn more about our school.

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Principal's corner and announcements

Principal’s Corner…for March 18, 2018


In the Responsorial Psalm today the psalmist repeats: “Create a clean heart in me, O God.”  What a beautiful prayer for each of us during this penitential season of Lent.  It is good for us to remember that God does have mercy on each one and can and will cleanse us of our sins. Let us make this our prayer this Fifth week of Lent.

I am pleased to say that we have at last secured a replacement in our seventh grade and welcome Mr. Billy Howe to our St. Raymond School Family.  Mr. Howe, a resident of Oceanside, has been employed by the Oceanside Public Schools for the last couple of years and joyfully brings his skills and talents to share with our students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.  We wish him the very best!

Speaking of wishing the very best to someone, we are privileged to be honoring Mrs. Carol Bernacki, our first grade teacher, at this week’s school mass as we celebrate her 25 years of teaching in Catholic schools.  I am happy to say that her entire time serving in Catholic schools has been with us at St. Raymond’s.  Mrs. Bernacki meets our children in their most formative years and gently, yet firmly, prepares them for their educational experiences in the years to come.  We, as the St. Raymond School Family, are delighted to share this milestone with Mrs. Bernacki and ask God’s blessing and your good wishes on her and her family.

It is with a grateful heart that we thank God that spring arrives this Tuesday!  I am sure that we all are looking forward to warmer days and bright sunshine!   Of course that also means more time outside with baseball, softball, tennis, golf…all those wonderful activities that get us out of doors in the fresh air.

Besides spring, this week also brings us SPRING PICTURES on Wednesday and ASSESSMENT CARDS and PARENT TEACHER CONFERNECES on Thursday. Low and behold – we have one more parade this week in Rockville Centre (not far away so many familiar faces should line the parade route!) and then, I think we can safely say that we have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in grand style!

Here’s a look at our week’s schedule:

  • Monday:School Mass @ 8:45 am with 6th grade hosting; baked ziti at lunch; Student Council meeting at lunchtime; Chorus after school
  • Tuesday:Grade 8 to morning mass; Deli sandwiches; 8th Grade Math Enrichment at lunchtime; Parish Children’s Choir from 5-6 pm in the auditorium
  • Wednesday:Band lessons with full band at 8:00 am; Grade 1 to morning mass; SPRING PICTURE DAY; Pizza day; Spanish Scrabble after school
  • Thursday:Kindergarten to morning mass; 11:30 am dismissal for all; Distribution of assessment cards at 11:30 am in the auditorium; Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday:Grade 3 to morning mass; Hot pretzels at lunch
  • Saturday:St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rockville Centre


Happy Feast of St. Joseph!  May JOY be yours this week.


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