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Connolly Elementary School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Early Dismissal Time: 11:25 a.m.

Ridge Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7310

Welcome to Our School

The Margaret  A. Connolly Elementary School was built in 1955 and was named for Miss Margaret A. Connolly who served as a teacher when the school opened its doors in 1955 (then called East School) and later as principal for 21 years. Her total years of service amounted to 25 years. The school is situated on 13 acres of land, and is located on Ridge Drive.

Currently, as part of the district's "Paired Plan," Connolly School serves Grade 3-5 students and is paired with Gribbin School (Grades K-2).

The Connolly School faculty and staff are dedicated to providing excellent opportunities for your child's educational and social growth. Our school's mission statement and instructional philosophy are supportive of these goals. Please feel free to contact the current principal, Ms. Julie A. Mullan, or any member of our staff at 801-7310


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Fifth Graders Compete in Spelling Bee

Fifth Graders Compete in Spelling Bee
Fifth Graders Compete in Spelling Bee 2
Fifth graders at Landing and Connolly schools participated in a spelling bee on March 28 at Connolly School. Two representatives from each fifth grade class participated in the bee, going head-to-head in the competition. The winner of the spelling bee was Connolly student Saoirse Feidor and the runner-up was Sophia German. Saoirse won by spelling the word “marmalade” correctly.

After the bee, all students enjoyed a celebration to recognize their hard work and dedication. The students from Landing enjoyed their visit to Connolly and stayed for lunch and recess. The event was a great way for the students to meet each other. The competition was also livestreamed for all the fifth graders to watch in their classroom. A special thanks to spelling bee coordinators Cheryl Carmody and Dora Ricciardi (Connolly) and Melissa Harechmak and Melanie Odone (Landing).

Congratulations to all the participants:

Connolly School
Leslie Chamul
Katarina Cukro
Delilah Espin
Saoirse Feidor
Sophia German
Matthew Jackson
Susan Recinos
Kerissa Salvador
Steven Santos
Cole Trotto

Landing School
Nevaeh Ambles
Ayva Colato
Marcus Davidov
David Dorfman
Emeli Escobar
Antonio Esposito
Danieyella Gonzalez
Willow Pagan
Kaitlyn Kielczewski
Siena Scagniola
Juliah Werner

A Firsthand Account of the Holocaust for Connolly Fifth-Graders


It was a history lesson Connolly School fifth-graders will not soon forget, when six Holocaust survivors from Gerwin Jewish Fay J. Lindner Residences visited their school to share their harrowing stories of survival and heartbreaking loss on March 14.

You could hear a pin drop as students listened to Rose Ashkenazy, Sally Birnbaum, Ruth deBeer, Herman Gancz, Tina Kamin and Ruth Meador tell their stories of the Holocaust. From the family members they lost, to the concentration camps they survived and the education they sorely missed because they were no longer allowed to attend school, all of it, etched into their memories as if it happened yesterday.     

The students learned of the survivors in a Newsday article, where they were featured before International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Teachers Maureen Hellman, Valerie Scicchitano and Susan Stanco had been covering the Holocaust in class and decided to have students write to the survivors to express their feelings about what they read. The fifth-graders penned heartfelt letters and created hand-drawn pictures for the survivors. The survivors were so touched by the letters, they decided to come visit the students, to tell their stories and answer questions.  

Each of the six survivors was given a wooden trinket box adorned with a butterfly that included a poem from the students. The children were visibly moved by what they heard and told their special guests they would never forget.  

To view media coverage of the special meeting, click on the following links: 
FOX 5:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019