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Idle Hour Elementary School

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


Link to the live stream Idle Hour Fifth Grade Moving Up Day Ceremony event on 6/20/24.

Idle Hour 5th Grade Art Tiles 2023

Idle Hour Senior Walk 2023 


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


Idle Hour fifth graders perform “Joust”

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Idle Hour Elementary’s fifth graders performed Joust to a packed house on June 10. The fifth graders worked very hard with Mrs. Daugherty on this performance. They learned to sing, dance and act all while having a great time in learning what it takes to put on a great show. The fifth graders did two shows that day— one for the school and one for their families. Both were a major success. Congratulations on a job well done!

Date Added: 6/13/2024

Idle Hour chorus receives Gold Medal rating at NYSSMA

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On May 21, the Idle Hour 4th and 5th grade chorus received a Gold Medal rating at NYSSMA Major Organization.

The chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Daugherty, practiced three NYSSMA selections and performed for two judges at Centereach High School. Congratulations to all the students who put in many hours of hard work. Your dedication has paid off!

Date Added: 5/29/2024

Idle Hour Students Win Fire Safety Poster Contest

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Idle Hour Elementary students participated in the West Sayville Fire Department’s fire safety poster contest. Congratulations to Orianna Cantillo, Ella Rickard, Mackenzie Kiley, Ethan Stewart and Brielle Stewart on their winning posters!

Date Added: 5/24/2024

Idle Hour students create urban, rural and suburban communities

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To round out their social studies unit on types of communities, second graders at Idle Hour Elementary created their own urban, rural or suburban landscapes.

Each student was asked to choose a community they could envision themselves living in and creatively bring it to life in the form of a model. They utilized the writing process to generate a script about what one would find in their specific community, using vocabulary words they’d learned in the unit such as gridlock and livestock.

Whether they chose an urban, rural or suburban landscape, each student implemented unique touches such as sparkling lights, aluminum foil towers, water bottle skyscrapers, real sand and more. They presented both their display and oral presentation to their parents and visitors.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 5/3/2024

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