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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


A Study of the U.S. Constitution

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At Idle Hour Elementary School, third grade students in Stephanie Zelinski’s class participated in a lesson about the U.S. Constitution in honor for Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

The students first learned how the government was founded, which led to a history lesson and discussion on the three branches of government and why the Constitution was created. The students also received a copy of the Constitution from the PTA, which was the perfect opportunity for Idle Hour Elementary School students to study its parts: the Preamble, the Articles and the Bill of Rights. Most importantly, the students learned that the Constitution is a living document and how the government can amend it.

Date Added: 9/20/2022

Connetquot student Rewarded for Summer Reading

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Luke Bente, a second grade student at Idle Hour Elementary School, was a grand prizewinner in the Connetquot Public Library’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Challenge. Luke had to read 10 books to receive a ticket for a raffle to a grand prize. Students who participated in the summer reading program also earned virtual badges.

Date Added: 8/30/2022

Kindergarten Playdate

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The District’s incoming kindergarten students at Idle Hour Elementary School received a sneak peak of their classrooms and met their peers during the Kindergarten Playdate program, held on Aug. 16. Kindergarten Playdate is an excellent opportunity for the students to become acquainted with the school, the classroom and their classmates prior to the school year, thus easing before-school anxieties.

During their Kindergarten Playdate, students had fun playing on the playground, shared a snack and made many new friends. John Pearl, Edward J. Bosti, Sycamore Avenue and Cherokee Street elementary schools also sponsor Kindergarten Playdate programs prior to the opening of school on Sept. 6.

Date Added: 8/19/2022

Kindergarten Playdate

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Incoming kindergarten students had fun playing on the playground, sharing a snack, and making new friends.

Date Added: 8/17/2022

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