Connolly Elementary School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Ridge Dr., 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, Mrs. Rosemarie Sekelsky, or any member of our staff at 801-7310.

Please note school hours for Connolly School for the 2014-2015 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm

Current News

Former NFL Player Visits Connolly

Author and former NFL player Trevor Pryce visited Connolly students as part of the school’s Parents As Reading Partners program. Mr. Pryce, author of the children’s books “The Rainbow Serpent” and “An Army of Frogs,” autographed his books for students during his visit to the school. 

Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky offered her many thanks to Connolly’s PTA President Michelle Scarfo-Juarez, who arranged the assembly.

Sharing the Gift of Reading

Connolly student representatives in grades 3-5 visited Gribbin School as guest readers on Jan. 14. The children, who were chaperoned by teachers Nancy Cox and Dora Ricciardi, brought and read their favorite books to Gribbin students in grades K-2 as part of the district’s Parents as Reading Partners celebration.



Cipriano Wins Connolly Spelling Bee

Connolly’s Amedea Cipriano was the winner of the school’s fifth-grade Spelling Bee on Jan. 8.

The event was organized by teachers Nancy Cox and Dora Ricciardi and featured 10 students vying for the title of champion. According to Cox, this year’s competition was truly thrilling.

“It was one of our most exciting bees,” Cox said. “The last two students were going back and forth for several rounds before we had a winner.”

Runner-up in the competition was Keith Callaghan. Principal Rose Sekelsky congratulates the following students:
Amedea Cipriano
Michael Adams
Anna Basil
Keith Callaghan
Josue Mejia
Andrew Glaviano
Josiah Aschalew
Ally Pascucci
Maria Alvarado
Kylie Morace

Invention Museum Open House

Connolly third-graders in Lucretia Simone’s class demonstrated their knowledge of simple machines by creating unique inventions, exhibited as part of their classroom’s Invention Museum Open House.

The students created their inventions during the winter recess using everyday household materials. According to Simone, the assignment provided a hands-on learning experience, which reinforced the science curriculum.

“The students are currently learning simple machines and, in order for them to create their invention, they had to know the mechanics of a simple machine and how to construct it,” Simone said.

The third-grade students demonstrated their inventions to fellow schoolmates, who were invited to view and ask questions during the open house.

Learning the Art of Silk Screening

Students in Lorraine Clementz’s fourth-grade class at Connolly received a hands-on lesson on silk screening thanks to Susan Czechowski, an art professor at Western Illinois University.

Czechowski, who specializes in silk screening and printing, assisted students, helping them to create the T-shirts they had designed. The children used screens and a squeegee to press the ink through their designs and onto the shirts.

Principal Sekelsky extended her gratitude to Czechowski, a family member of a student in Clementz’s class, for bringing the wonderful program to the school.

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