St. Raymond is a Catholic elementary school dedicated to nurturing a Christ-centered community where students serve God and others, develop their talents, strive for academic excellence and become life-long learners.

May 5, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are quickly approaching the close of another school year and I wanted to update you on some calendar changes.  First of all, let me tell you that the last day of school for the students in grades 1-7 will be Wednesday, June 24th.  As you may remember, on that final day the students report at the regular time, will attend the 8:45 AM mass as a school family, return for assessment cards and be dismissed at 10:00 AM.  The “stepping up” day for the Nursery School is June 17th, for the Pre-K is June 18th and for the Kindergarten is June 19th.

More immediately, next week we will not have school on May 14th or 15th.  The 14th is Ascension Thursday and the 15th we like to refer to as “Extension Friday”.  That will give families a nice long week-end before the end of the year.  There is an additional change in the original calendar and that is for Thursday, May 21st.  We will be having a half day on the 21st to allow for an orientation for our teachers in a program beginning in September.  Please mark your calendars.

These are busy weeks with much activity.  Here are a few reminders:

·         May 8th – Uniform measurement from 1-2:30 PM in the school auditorium

·         May 12th – School MATH BEE

·         May 20th – SPRING CONCERT

·         May 21st – School Mass (2nd grade hosts) and Kindergarten Orientation for September

·         May 22nd – Student Golf Day

·         May 25th – Memorial Day Parade at 10 AM in East Rockaway

And that’s just May!!

One final reminder – the students are outside now for recess and some physical education classes.  I believe it would  be a smart idea to apply sunscreen in the morning before coming to school – just as a safety measure.  Thanks for your understanding and help.

In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, I am,


Sister Ruthanne Gypalo, IHM

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NYS Science Performance
Friday, May 29
Student Council Election
Monday, June 1
NYS Science Written Test
Thursday, June 4
Class Night
Friday, June 5
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Today, 5/28/2015
High: 82 Low: 62
Chance thunderstorms
30% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/29/2015
High: 75 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.