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Gribbin PTA Gifts Connolly School Funds for Playground

Gribbin PTA Gifts Connolly School Funds for Playground Photo
Members of Gribbin School’s PTA, along with Principal Francine Santoro, surprised the Connolly School community with a $5,000 donation to help support their PTA’s playground fundraising efforts. 

The group presented the donation to Connolly School Principal Rose Sekelsky and members of their PTA prior to Connolly’s third-grade concert on June 6. Principal Sekelsky expressed her gratitude to Gribbin School’s PTA on behalf of the students and staff at Connolly.

“This very generous donation will help to make our dream of a newly refurbished playground a reality much sooner than we anticipated,” Sekelsky said. “Thank you!” 

Gribbin School Fine Art Festival "Lights" Up The Night!

Gribbin School Fine Art Festival

Gribbin School’s annual fine arts festival was centered on the school’s yearlong theme of "Light."

The evening began with second-graders presenting shadow dancing based on their workshop study with dance teaching artist Mickey Davidson. Following the dancing, STEAM teacher Jessica McKenna read a story about fireflies to the crowd. The students and their families were then treated to a spectacular art show put together by art teacher LeeAnn Palazzo that featured work from every student in the school. The subjects of the artwork included fireflies, lighthouses and light reflected on ocean waters. As a special added treat, music teacher JoAnn Criblez and physical education teacher Mark Checola illuminated the entire upstairs hallway into a "Dreamscape Light Path," complete with music and moving light fixtures that the families could walk through. The evening capped off outside with refreshments served by the Gribbin PTA, a firefly craft for students to create and beautiful live music provided by a duet featuring Glen Cove School's alum Michael Alvarez. All had a wonderful time!