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Gribbin Elementary School

School Hours: 8:55 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Early Dismissal Time: 12:10 p.m.

Seaman & Walnut Roads, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7210



End of Year Important Dates 2017

Important Letter to Parents


Welcome To Our School

The Eugene J. Gribbin Primary School was built in 1966. Our school was named after Mr. Gribbin, a former principal at Glen Cove High School as well as a Superintendent for the district in 1941. Mr. Gribbin's name was synonymous with education in Glen Cove for many years.

Currently Gribbin School houses 382 students in grades k-2.

The entire staff is dedicated to educating and nurturing the whole child. We strive for a safe and secure environment where every child is encouraged to excel.

"The lesson you teach today is not confined to the walls of the classroom. Once it is implanted in the heart and mind of a child it can change the world".

Kindergarten  |  Grade 1  | Grade 2

Homework Help & Learning Websites

You can support Gribbin School while you shop

All year we will be collectingBox Tops for Education.  Clip those Box Tops and send them to school.    Save your King Kullen receipts and bring them to school too. 

Register your Stop&Shop savings card and a portion of your sales will go to our school.

Just a few ways you can support our school without doing any work!

Use the Gribbin PTA Amazon link. Amazon will contribute up to 10% from your purchases to the Gribbin PTA whenever you access their website using our unique Amazon link.

Current News

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!

Community Helper Day at Gribbin

Community Helper Day at Gribbin Photo

Gribbin students in Jennifer Russo’s first-grade class shared their newly acquired knowledge of community helpers with families and guests.

In costume, students read sections of the nonfiction books they authored, answered questions for guests and gave their opinion about their community helper. Guests had the opportunity to view students’ paintings, clay models, books and a class mural. In addition to students sharing what they had learned, they had a special visit from three local community helpers who shared information about their jobs and answered the students’ questions.

Students can continue researching at home by using the internet database PebbleGo and visiting the Glen Cove Public Library.

Global Day of Design at Glen Cove

Global Day of Design at Glen Cove Photo

Glen Cove students in grades K-2 at Deasy and Gribbin schools took part in the Global Day of Design on May 2, a national movement that encourages students to participate in innovative thinking and creating during one 24-hour period.

Using maker space supplies, including making tape, pipe cleaners, craft sticks, glue and recycled materials, second-graders at Deasy created the community of Glen Cove, equipped with homes, businesses, animals and vehicles for transportation. Meanwhile, other Deasy students engaged in a variety of building centers throughout the day, building rollercoasters, a dinosaur and rocket ship using Legos. At Gribbin, students enjoyed making a multitude of items, including a castle, a movie theater, a pirate ship and butterflies.

According to STEAM teacher Jessica McKenna, the activities encouraged critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication amongst students. Teachers and students had a wonderful time creating!

Gribbin Students Shine in Spring Concert

Gribbin Students Shine in Spring Concert Photo

Gribbin students showed off their outstanding singing voices and their love for music when the school hosted its annual spring concert on April 28.

Under the direction of music teacher JoAnn Criblez, the K-2 students sang upbeat songs such as “You Light Up My Life,” “Heartlight” and “Dancing in the Moonlight,” all while dancing along to the music. Each musical selection tied into this year’s Shine A Light theme. In addition to singing, first- and second-graders demonstrated their instrumental skills during song flute and recorder performances.

Throughout the concert, Criblez discussed the musical growth of the students from kindergarten through second-grade and expressed her pride in their achievements.      

Gribbin PTA Co-Presidents Alexis DiMaggio and Toni Curran attended the concert and honored Criblez with a bouquet of flowers for all of her hard work with the students.

Saturday, June 24, 2017