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.


St. Raymond School is happy to announce that we will once again be hosting an
Early Childhood Open House
 on Friday, May 11th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and again from 1:00 to 2:15 PM.  
All are welcome to visit the school and witness the programs first hand.  We also are delighted to announce that we will be offering the AFTER  CARE program to our Pre-K students next year to accommodate the needs of the parents.  Contact the school directly for more information.

Principal's corner and announcements

Principal’s Corner… for April 15, 2018


I can think of no better way to begin a day than with the prayer in today’s Alleluia verse: “Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us; make our hearts burn while you speak to us. Alleluia”.  It is with burning hearts that we too can help spread the good news of the Lord.  Let us go forth as the Lord would have us do!

“April showers bring May flowers” we’re told.  So, stretching that idiom a little, we are hoping that April will indeed shower “pennies from heaven” as we once again engage our students in the “Pennies for Patients” campaign to help battle leukemia and lymphoma among children.  If you would like to help out we will be happy to accept all donations toward the cause.  Drop off your extra pennies or whatever else you would like to donate at the school and we will joyfully add them to our donation. 

This week we are inviting our students to dress up in their best spring clothes for the rescheduled SPRING PICTURES on Friday, April 20th.  Hopefully, the sun will be shining to put everyone in a good mood.  This week the PSA is also sponsoring the SPRING BOOK FAIR on Thursday and Friday.  Books make great gifts for First Communion, birthdays and stepping up ceremonies!  Come and check out what’s available.

Of course, next Saturday is the date for one of our most enjoyable fundraisers.  It’s our annual NIGHT AT THE RACES!  Doors open at 6:00 PM immediately following the evening mass.  The $25 entrance fee includes a buffet dinner, wine, beer and soda, as well as LOTS of FUN!!  The races (of the vintage style) commence after dinner with chances for everyone.  Wear your favorite hat and prepare to “pick the winners” in the excitement of the night.  Remember, this is an evening for adults and ALL ARE WELCOME!! (If possible, we would prefer tickets be purchased in advance either at school or the rectory.)

Here’s a look at the week to come:

  • Monday:Pennies for Patients campaign begins; baked ziti at lunch; Chorus after school
  • Tuesday:Deli sandwiches at lunch; 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; Pizza day; Spanish scrabble after school
  • Thursday:SPRING BOOK FAIR (in the cafeteria); Bagel lunch; Chess Club after school
  • Friday:SPRING BOOK FAIR concludes; SPRING PICTURES for N-8; Hot pretzels at lunch; 2:00 PM dismissal for Faculty Meeting

In our present day society it makes it necessary for all schools to practice emergency procedures on a regular basis.  Thank God, these are basically drills – but required by the State.  Please know that we at St. Raymond’s take safety most seriously and are having emergency drills throughout the school year.  Once again this week we will be having a LOCK DOWN with the assistance of the Fourth Precinct.  Do not panic if you see police cars – it is for the drill!   Let’s pray that it will always be just a drill!

Please have an enJOYable week.  Hope to see many at our NIGHT AT THE RACES!     


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