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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.

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Principal’s Corner…for October 22, 2017

 

Today marks the beginning of the Rockville Centre Diocese’s celebration of “EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION week” – and what a week it should be!  Trust me; there is nothing better to see than the excitement in the faces of our youngest children.  They are curious, enthusiastic and animated about learning and can’t wait to be involved.  But you don’t have to take my word for it; you can come and see them in action for yourself.  We are holding an OPEN HOUSE for our Early Childhood programs (Nursery to Third Grade) on Monday, October 23rd from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.  Families and prospective families are welcome to visit during that time.  Interested?  Please enter through the front doors and older students will be available to give you a tour. 

Open House isn’t the only “special” activity planned for this important week.  Actually the week is quite full!  There is the fall book fair going on Monday and Tuesday (more about that later).  The 2nd and 3rd graders are “Reading Buddies” with the PK and K on Tuesday.  Wednesday miraculously brings a “Pumpkin Patch” to the front of the school for the Nursery-K children.  On Thursday the 1st Graders are having a special “Breakfast with a JOYful someone” and Friday we’re having a “Walk for Education” for all St. Raymond School students to help raise money for our technology program. Of course, we’re also welcoming the East Rockaway Fire Department to share information about fire safety with our little people as well. Did we say it was busy?

In today’s world one of my biggest concerns is the safety of our young people with regards to social media.  It may sound so innocent, but in reality is far from that.  Young minds can easily be tantalized and caught in a web of deceit.  Their practical obsession with the Internet and social media can hurt them and others.  In order to try to divert problems from occurring I have again asked Police Officer John Groshans to make a presentation on the topic to our students and parents.  All are certainly welcome to this informative evening. However, all 6th, 7th and 8th graders and their parents are mandated to attend Officer Groshans’ presentation on Thursday evening, Oct. 26th at 7:00 PM in the school auditorium.  Please be sure to sign in upon arrival.

This week the PSA is sponsoring the annual FALL BOOK FAIR on Monday and Tuesday.  In addition to the regular class visits, there is a MILK AND COOKIE HOUR on Monday evening, October 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Can’t come – you can browse and purchase books at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair.  Thanks, as always.

Let’s summarize the upcoming week:

  • Monday: FALL BOOK FAIR with evening story hour; EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE (9-11 AM);Baked ziti; Chorus after school
  • Tuesday: FALL BOOK FAIR continues; “READING BUDDIES”; 6th Enterprise; Deli sandwiches; Math Enrichment; Parish Children’s Choir from 5-6 PM in the auditorium
  • Wednesday: Band lessons with Full Band at 8:00 AM; Enterprise Grade 4; HEPP classes for 1-4; PUMPKIN PATCH; Pizza; 8th Grade Parent Yard Sale meeting at 7 PM (Auditorium)
  • Thursday:  Bagel day; Chess Club after school; MANDATED MEETING for 6-8 students and parents
  • Friday:  Hot pretzels; WALK FOR EDUCATION
  • Saturday:  Catholic High School Entrance Exam

Please note that the annual 8th GRADE YARD SALE will take place the first Saturday of November.  All are welcome for the “treasures”, food, games and super raffles.

 

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