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Idle Hour Elementary School

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


Stony Brook Teddy Bear Clinic Virtual Field Trip


Enjoy these winter-themed projects created by students in Krystal Zaglool's art classes.


Grades K-2 Kindness Video

Grades 3-5 Kindness Video

March of the Scarecrows Idle Hour

Idle Hour Student Health Assessment


VIDEO: Legacy Tiles


Fifth Grade Video


VIDEO: From the Idle Hour Student Government to our Grandfriends at the Bohemia Arbors...


VIDEO: Third Grade Rocks


Special Congratulations to Kristyn Lineman, Keri Farrell, Christine Corrente for using eSpark with fidelity to support student learning, Idle Hour Elementary School has been named an All-Star eSpark School! Here is an exclusive badge from eSpark:




3rd Grade Animal Planet Videos


Welcome Packet 



Teddy Bear Medical Care

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Students in Claire Bancroft’s and Lanie Goodman’s kindergarten classes at Idle Hour Elementary School recently participated in a virtual field trip to the “Teddy Bear Clinic,” an injury prevention program sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Each student brought in their own stuffed animal and learned how to care for and properly apply bandages to their fuzzy friends while suited up in surgical masks and scrub caps.

Planting a ‘Poet-Tree’

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The poetry of Shel Silverstein planted the seed of creative expression for fourth graders at Idle Hour Elementary School. Inspired by Silverstein’s work, the students wrote poems on pieces of paper shaped like leaves, which library media specialist Julia DeMaio then arranged into a “poet-tree” on a bulletin board in the school hallway. Pictured are Matthew O' Hagen (left) and Kayla Rosen (right) who posed proudly with the blooming “poet-tree.”

Giving the Gift of Reading

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Throughout the month of March, students at Idle Hour Elementary School banded together to collect more than 1,200 books, ranging from baby board books to elementary picture books to chapter books for teens and adults. The school then passed the books on to the "The Book Fairies,” a local nonprofit organization that will now distribute them to people in need across Long Island and New York City.