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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Blessings for Advent

Principal's corner and announcements

Principal’s Corner…for December 10, 2017


Years ago I learned a traditional English Christmas carol that comes to mind each year at this time.  It’s a very simple melody with equally simple words, but perfect for now.  It’s entitled “How Far Is It To Bethlehem” (and can be found on You Tube).  The lyrics were written by Frances Chesterton and begin like this: “How far is it to Bethlehem? Not very far. Shall we find the stable room lit by a star? Can we see the little Child? Is He within? If we lift the wooden latch may we go in?”

We’ve come to the Second Sunday of Advent already – and that much closer to Bethlehem.  Do we want to see the Child?  How are we preparing our gifts to share with our King?  Here at St. Raymond School we will continue to ready our hearts for the Birthday of our King through prayer and good works.

This second week of Advent continues to find us quite busy about many things including the annual PSA Christmas Boutique and Parent Teacher Conferences!  Guess you could say that those two events are ways of looking at gifts – hopefully, all of which will be well received!  Let’s look at the entire week and what’s in store:

  • Monday:  Grade 5 to morning mass; Baked ziti; 2:00 PM dismissal for our monthly faculty meeting
  • Tuesday:  Grade 4 to morning mass; PSA’s annual Christmas Boutique during the day; Deli sandwiches; Math enrichment for Grade 8 at lunchtime; Math Olympiads for Grades 4-6 after school; Spirit basketball home game with Long Beach Catholic at 3:30 and 4:45 PM; Parish children’s Choir from 5-6 PM in the auditorium
  • Wednesday:  Band lessons (NO Full band in the AM); Kindergarten to morning mass; Dismissal at 11:30 AM with Assessment Card distribution (Auditorium); Parent Teacher Conferences from 12:30 – 3 and again from 6-8 PM
  • Thursday:  Grade 3 to morning mass; Bagel day; Junior Sodality for 1-3 at lunchtime and 4-8 after school; Spirit basketball home game with St. Agnes at 3:30 and 4:45 PM
  • Friday:  Grade 2 to morning mass; Hot pretzels at lunch; Classroom door decoration contest

Don’t forget to come to the CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT this evening at 7:00 PM in the Church.  It’s an ideal time to get into the true spirit of Christmas by sharing time and prayer with our St. Raymond Parish.  Hope to see you there.  Join in JOYful anticipation of Christmas!


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