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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



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

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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

School Closed Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21st

Due to the forecast of severe weather, the Glen Cove School District will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21st.

Gribbin Students Tour Glen Cove

Gribbin Students Tour Glen Cove photo

Second-grade students at Gribbin School took a bus tour around Glen Cove to learn about the history of their community. During the tour, the students heard interesting facts about when Glen Cove was founded – known then as Musketa Cove. The tour included stops at Garvies Point Museum; Glen Cove Mansion, one of the first homes built in Glen Cove; Morgan Park and the library. The students met with City of Glen Cove Mayor Timothy Tenke at City Hall, learned about his job and how he helps the citizens of Glen Cove. They also visited the Glen Cove Police Department, where they were given a tour of the department and were educated on the different ways that the police help their community. This trip had a special meaning, as it coincided with the 350th anniversary of the founding of Glen Cove.

Gribbin Students Create Papier-Mâché Globes

Gribbin Students Create Papier-Mâché Globes photo
Second-graders in Coleen Brunhuber’s class at Gribbin constructed papier-mâché globes as a culminating activity in social studies. Each student began with a balloon, and glue and water for the paste. They then cut strips of newspaper and covered the entire balloon. After the balloons dried overnight, the students painted the balloon blue and let it again dry overnight. The students then cut and pasted the continents and oceans together, creating their beautiful projects, which are on display in the school’s hallway. 

A Focus on Inner Strength at Gribbin

A Focus on Inner Strength at Gribbin photo
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This year, the Gribbin School Site Committee has been focusing on the theme of inner strength in conjunction with the book “We’re All Wonders,” by R.J. Palacio. Glen Cove High School principal Antonio Santana, along with several high school students, recently visited with Gribbin students to share their personal triumphs over obstacles. The youngsters and the guest speakers shared a rich exchange of experiences and advice on how to be resilient and embrace their inner wonders.


Pizza Time at Gribbin

Pizza Time at Gribbin photo
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Second-graders in Coleen Brunhuber’s class at Gribbin School learned how to make pizza, thanks to Mr. Guastella from Forest Pizza in Glen Cove.

Mr. Guastella volunteered his time to make pizza with the students. In writing, they wrote about how to make pizza from scratch. They also wrote Mr. Guastella thank-you letters and stated their opinions about what they enjoyed about making the pizza. This fun activity aligned with the second-grade study of opinion, information and narrative writing.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018