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Idle Hour Elementary School

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

Welcome Back Idle Hour Students!

First day of School is September 6, 2022


Idle Hour Mantra

I am somebody
I was somebody when I came
I will be a better somebody when I leave
I am powerful, and I am strong
I deserve the education that I get here
I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go


Living Museum Showcases Iroquois Way of Life

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Idle Hour Elementary School students held a living museum showcasing the Iroquois way of life as a culmination of their studies on Native American life and government. Wearing headdresses designed with Native American symbols, the fourth graders first gave an oral presentation about the Iroquois society and system of government, their homelife and other important facts about this nation. The students also delivered information to their guests about their created museum pieces, symbolizing important aspects of the Iroquois life, which included spears, lacrosse sticks, jewelry, dioramas of native American villages, longhouses, headdresses and more.

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Date Added: 12/1/2022

Connetquot Elementary School Students Strive to Be Health

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Students throughout the district took a stand against drugs and pledged to make healthy decisions during the district’s annual United We Stand for a Drug-Free Community Week held in October. This special week of guest speakers and lessons on how to live a healthy lifestyle parallels Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s largest drug-use prevention campaign.

In each of the elementary schools, students signed pledges to live a drug-free lifestyle. At Idle Hour Elementary School, Long Island Railroad representative Chrisann Fabio spoke with students about safety on and around railroad tracks. Each class also made Spooky Scary Skeletons to ”Scare Drugs Away” and to bring attention to the importance of putting healthy things into their bodies.

At Cherokee Street Elementary School, students listened to a drug assembly given by Maggie Caraciolo from Northwell Health Cohen Children’s Hospital, who spoke to students about drugs, especially the impacts of smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

“When you say no to drugs and smoking, you are saying yes to sports, family and health and saying yes to life,” Ms. Caraciolo said.

John Pearl Elementary School students attended assemblies about healthy habits and drug prevention from Northwell Health representatives. They signed a pledge wall to be drug free and participated in themed activities throughout the week. Students had fun participating in Put a Cap on Drugs Day in which the school community wore hats to a drug-free message.

Edward J. Bosti Elementary School students collected hygiene materials for wash kits, which will be distributed to Long Island’s social services department. The collection took place to help community residents take care of themselves.

Date Added: 11/10/2022

Halloween Activities Hone Math, Writing and Reading Skills

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Students at Idle Hour Elementary School participated in Halloween-themed activities that assisted them in honing their math, writing, reading and directional skills.

Dressed in their costumes for the holiday, the first grade students divided into stations where they played Bingo, drew the face of a pumpkin according to specific directions, sorted candy and used a graph to compare the number of pieces, and read Michael Yu’s “How to Catch a Monster.”

Fourth grade students wrote a Halloween-themed article called “House for Sale.” Using descriptive and persuasive language, the students described a haunted house’s qualities that make it special. For example, one student described the rusty swimming pool and the creaking floors that make the house stand out from others. After writing their article, the class created a decorative ornament of the house they described in their essays.

Date Added: 11/1/2022

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