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.

Principal's corner and announcements

Principal’s Corner…for November 19, 2017


Here we are just days away from Thanksgiving.  What a perfect time to reflect on the many blessings that God has given to us and for which we should be grateful!  How best to do that is certainly a personal choice.  Of course, I would suggest beginning Thanksgiving morning by coming to share the Eucharist and remembering to thank our God for the love and care that He shows to us each and every day.  Certainly I will be praying and giving thanks for each of you as you bring so much to my life each year. 

This is a short week for the students of St. Raymond School with only two and a half days of class.  That probably sounds like a breeze to most folks, but remember that our 6th, 7th and 8th graders need to prepare for the first trimester comprehensives which begin on the 29th of November.  I would guess that the Thanksgiving break gives the students both time to prepare and to play – which is a good thing!   Here’s how the rest of the week is shaping up:

  • Monday:  Baked ziti at lunch; Student Council meeting at lunchtime; Chorus practice after school in the Music room
  • Tuesday:  Enterprise for Grade 6; Deli sandwiches at lunch; “winning” Pizza party for Grades 3 and 6 (who brought in the most money per child for the Walk for Education); Parish Children’s Choir from 5-6 PM in the auditorium
  • Wednesday: Band lessons with FULL Band at 8:00 AM; School Mass at 8:45 AM (Third grade hosting); HEPP classes for 1-4; Dismissal at 11:30 AM for the Thanksgiving holiday

St. Raymond School Family is busy about many things to give service to others.  Presently they are collecting toys with St. Vincent de Paul, candy for the Vets, making Christmas cards for Angela’s House for children in need, gathering “Blankets warming hearts” for nursing homes and hospitals, etc.  Advent begins shortly and it’s a perfect time to “share the love and spread the joy”.  We’re happy to have others join us in our efforts, so please feel free to help with any of our drives.  They are all for a worthwhile cause.

Finally I want to reiterate Father Chuck’s invitation to participate in our annual BACKWARDS DRAWING this Sunday afternoon.  Hopefully you already have a ticket and are excited about being in it!  Come and enjoy the afternoon.  You can count on some simple raffles and tasty food to pass the time.  And remember, there’s the opportunity to take a raffle on the 500th ticket – a guaranteed winner!!  We look forward to seeing you in the cafeteria about 2:00 PM.

Blessings to all for a most happy Thanksgiving.  Do have a JOY-filled feast! 



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