Principal Sister Mary Dowden
Sharing the Good News of Catholic Education
OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL
Rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we at Our Lady of Peace School are called to educate the whole child in the spirit of service and compassion. We strive as a community coupled with God's love, to inspire each child to grow spiritually and academically, in a diverse and increasingly challenging world.
Please check out the latest edition of the OLP Blue Lightning school newspaper for interesting
book and movie reviews, yummy recipes, a look at what's happening at OLP and a whole lot more-
OLP ENRICHMENT CLASS!
YOU DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB AT THE
ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY
2014 CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL
MOCK TRIAL PROGRAM
To the newly inducted members to the
OLP National Junior Society
COME SEE THE FANTASTIC OLP MARCHING UNIT IN THE
LYNBROOK MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.
MONDAY , MAY 26th
See the attached sheet for more information
Memorial Day Parade Info.
Thank you to all who participated in our
OLP SPRING CONCERT
it was wonderful!!!!!
Congratulations to our marching unit for the wonderful
job they did marching in the parade.
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FINE ARTS SHOW 2014.docx
Thank you to all the students who performed in the OLP Fine Arts Show. It was a very enjoyable evening. We have many talented students. The art work around the room was fantastic.
Just a few reminders-
requests for next year must be received by your home district by April
1st. If you apply after that date your district does not have to
provide busing for your child. This also applies to 8th grade students for High School busing.
Tomorrow's Hope - The Diocesan Tuition Assistance program-
would like an application.
The Materials Fee was due by March 1st. If you have not sent it in please send it as soon as possible.
This is our way of knowing that your child is returning next year. The fee is $150 for your 1st child in
K - 8, $140 for each additional child. For Nursery and PK the fee is $100 for the 1st child and $90 for each
Raffles for a BEATS Solo HD Headphone which can be
used with the ipad, iphone, ipod,ect. are being sold at lunch time. The
raffles are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. All proceeds will go to the
"Simply 4 Mary" foundation.
Pasta Lunch - Thursday, March 27th - Forms are due back by March 17th.
Being it is the season of Lent, please try to put aside a little each week for the
Missionary Childhood Association collection. All donations are due in by Friday,
Congratulations to all our 8th Grade Students for their acceptance into the High Schools of their choice.
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS
STUDENT/FACULTY/PARENT VOLLEYBALL GAME
TO BENEFIT THE
“SIMPLY 4 MARY” FOUNDATION
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
7:30 PM IN THE FR. LARRY PENZAS GYM
ALL PARENTS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE
“BEATS” SOLO HD HEADPHONES
WORKS WITH ALL iPADS, iPHONES & iPODS
WILL BE SOLD AT LUNCH
STARTING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5TH
6 for $5.00
To see what is happening at OLP - Read the Fall/Winter Edition of our school Newspaper - "OLP Lightning"
newspaper 2013-2014 FALL WINTER ISSUE.doc
Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team for coming in 1st place in the Catholic Middle School Boy's Basketball Red Division.
Welcome to the Our Lady of Peace School website-
Our Lady of Peace is a N-8 School located in Lynbrook, New York. We are a parish school and part of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. As a parish school, we are very proud to have received the New York State and United States Department of Education's Awards for Excellence in Education. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Read more...
COME VISIT OUR SCHOOL AND EXPERIENCE THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF O.L.P.
Nursery, Pre-K, Kindergarten - 8th Grade
To register or to arrange a tour of our school please
call the office for more information -516-593-4884
If you participated in our magazine fundraiser, thank you very much
for doing so.
If you, a friend or family member forgot to order, there is still an opportunity to do so.
*GO TO www.gaschoolstore.com
*ENTER YOUR SCHOOL'S ONLINE ID 2501831 AND CLICK 'SHOP NOW'.
*ENTER STUDENT'S NAME AND CLICK.
*SELECT YOUR MERCHANDISE AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS TO COMPLETE YOUR SHOPPING
We appreciate your support.
WE'RE SO EXCITED!!!!
iPads at OLP
The new year brought new technology to Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook. Brand new Apple iPads were purchased for each 4th and 5th grade student and were given to the students this week. Over the years, Our Lady of Peace School has used technology to transform teaching and learning. The school already utilizes smartboards in every classroom and they are used daily by teachers and students to maximize learning. Each classroom also has Apple TV and every teacher was given an iPad last year. The iPads were given to the students for them to be used both in school at home. Students are required to bring their iPad to school each day and use it to participate in various lessons that take place. The students will also take the iPad home each night to complete homework assignments, as well as have the opportunity to use the variety of apps that have be placed on it for educational use. These iPads will follow the current 4th and 5th graders for the remainder of their years at OLP. The days of students lugging backpacks full of heavy textbooks are numbered and will be replaced with iPads. Our Lady of Peace School is excited to be part of this technology revolution!
Band Start-up Letter.doc
Dear Parents of the Our Lady of Peace Marching Unit
Welcome to the 2014 Parade Season! Just like last year, our marching practices will be held on Monday afternoons from 2:45 to 3:30 PM. Music and twirling rehearsals will be Thursdays after lunch as needed. As you know from past years, it takes a great deal of practice to get the band, twirlers and color guard to march together as one unit. We are very proud of our award winning Marching Unit.
Attached please find a copy of the letter that was sent home which needs to be signed and returned.
THANK YOU FOR SENDING YOUR BOX TOPS AND CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS.
WE JUST RECEIVED A CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $1018.00 FROM
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION.
PLEASE KEEP CUTTING THEM AND SENDING THEM IN.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!!
WE ALSO COLLECT CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS.
Second Grade went to visit a one-room schoolhouse at the
Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.
The students had the opportunity to see what school was like
for children living in New York in the 1880s.
Congratulations to the Third Grade Class for their wonderful performance in
"The Country Store Cat".
Please see more photos under our photo gallery tab on the tool bar.
On Monday, October 21st the 8th grade students at OLP were fortunate to experience a non-traditional, experimental approach to building individual and team growth. Project C.A.R.E. (Challenge Activities Ropes Experience) is a program designed for adolescents to develop self-esteem, confidence and trust in one's self and others through a variety of professionally guided experiences. The students enjoyed this experience!
Twirling Flyer 2014.docx
Our Lady of Peace
Begins Tuesday, October 8th
Rockville Centre- Ursuline Sister Joanne Callahan, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, is recognized as an official with authority to respond to Revenue Procedure (75-50) which was published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin dated December 8, 1975. In conformity with the IRS regulation, notice is hereby given that the schools of the Diocese of Rockville Centre admit students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools and that the schools do not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of their education policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Sister Joanne further explained that the very notion of racial discrimination is diametrically opposed to the concept of Christian communities that our schools strive to be. She also pointed out that our Catholic schools have always welcomed and have been enriched by students from various ethnic groups.
Dear Parents- Please note that the web address for the Powerschool Parent / Guardian Portal as been changed. The new web address for Power School Parent Portal is:
The Diocese requires that anyone who participates or volunteers for any school function( lunch duty, class trips, classroom activities) must be VIRTUS trained and complete a background check and code of conduct form. A copy of your certificate must be sent in so it can be kept on file in the rectory. If you have not taken the VIRTUS training class please go online to virtus.org to register for a class. There is a complete list of dates and places where the classes are available under the Rockville Centre Diocese listing. For assistance or more information please contact the school office.
Support our school while you shop for groceries. It's easy when you register for Stop & Shop A+ Bonus Bucks. Just click on the link below.
OUR SCHOOL I.D. # IS 15020
A Message from the Bishop's Advisory Committee...
O.L.P. ALLERGY INFORMATION
Please be aware that there are several students who have severe food allergies at OLP. There are many things we can do to help keep these children safe. Please review the following recommendations with your children.
A recognized School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools