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Idle Hour Elementary School

334 Idle Hour Boulevard
Oakdale, NY 11769-1998
Principal: Sandra Rubin

March of the Scarecrows Idle Hour

Idle Hour Student Health Assessment

Idle Hour Health Screening Assessment Questionnaire


VIDEO: Legacy Tiles


Fifth Grade Video


VIDEO: From the Idle Hour Student Government to our Grandfriends at the Bohemia Arbors...


VIDEO: Third Grade Rocks


Special Congratulations to Kristyn Lineman, Keri Farrell, Christine Corrente for using eSpark with fidelity to support student learning, Idle Hour Elementary School has been named an All-Star eSpark School! Here is an exclusive badge from eSpark:




3rd Grade Animal Planet Videos


Welcome Packet 



Rolling Reads

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This school year, librarians are on a roll — thanks to book carts on wheels. Instead of heading down to the library themselves, students now have the library come to them. Each student can check out a book from the cart and then participate in a library lesson and some independent reading time.

District librarians have used this new spin on library education as another way to get their students excited about reading. At Idle Hour Elementary School, if one hears a honking horn, they will know that library media specialist Julia DeMaio is making a stop with her “book bus.” Decorated to look like a yellow school bus and accompanied by recorded sound effects, the “book bus” is sure to spread cheer. At Helen B. Duffield Elementary School, DeMaio uses a traveling “book barn,” covered in faux barnwood and adorned with pictures of animals from various children’s books. At both schools, DeMaio plays the “Price Is Right” theme song during her visits, encouraging each student to do a little dance as they “come on up” to the cart to check out a book of their choice. According to DeMaio, the goal is “to make an unconventional year as normal and fun as possible while fostering a love for books and reading.”