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Idle Hour Elementary School

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

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


Connetquot schools ‘go purple’ to raise awareness

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Students across the Connetquot Central School District donned purple on Sept. 13 to show their support for Islip Goes Purple. Islip Goes Purple is a monthlong initiative designed to unite the Town of Islip in raising awareness of mental health, substance use disorder and celebrating those in recovery.

In talking about students who wore purple to raise awareness of mental health, John Pearl Elementary School Principal Brian Winkle added, “Students are taught that it is important to take care of their minds and bodies, focusing on overall wellness.”

“This is the first year students in the district are wearing purple for IGP Day,” said Director of Student Services Joanne Pisani. “It’s great to see so much of our Connetquot school community supporting this cause and showing solidarity!”

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Date Added: 9/20/2023

Connetquot Commemorates 9/11

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On September 11th, several buildings around the district commemorated the 9/11 terror attacks in their own way:

Students at Idle Hour wore red, white, and blue and Mrs. Cerulli's 5th graders (pictured below) held the letters they wrote to the West Sayville Fire Department firefighters, thanking them for their service. Second graders in Ms. Healy and Ms. Plutsky's class also wrote letters and made paper firefighter helmets.

Members of the OBMS 7th and 8th grade choruses participated in Sayville’s 9/11 Moonlight Memorial at The Common Ground. Students gathered to learn and rehearse music over the summer for this annual event that honors residents of Islip who lost their lives as a result of the terror attacks.

Mrs. Alway's 6th graders gathered at Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School’s 9/11 memorial. Mrs. Alway noted, Every year the OBMS community honors those we lost by placing 2,977 flags to honor those we lost on September 11th. Students participated in lessons to educate them about the events of the day. The message we would like them to remember is even the simplest act of kindness makes a difference in our world.

At RMS, students and PTA volunteers stayed after school to plant flags in honor of 9/11 victims.

Students at Connetquot High School sold silicone red, white, and blue bracelets for $1. All of the funds raised will be donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation which is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller and supporting our military and first responders who selflessly serve our country.

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Date Added: 9/14/2023

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