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

Please note school hours for Connolly School for the 2016-2017 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm


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Spelling Success for Connolly Student


Connolly fifth-grader Lila Santamaria was named the winner of the school’s Scripps Spelling Bee contest on Dec. 8.

Lila competed against the top spellers in the fifth-grade class in the competition. In all, 10 students took part in the bee after placing first and second in their individual class contests. During the competition, each student took turns spelling words off the Scripps spelling word list, presented by STEAM teacher Cheryl Carmody in front of the entire fifth-grade class. Principal Rose Sekelsky and AIS teacher Dora Ricciardi judged the event. The spelling bee concluded with Cassian Gerasimenko and Lila going head to head in several rounds before Lila spelled the word “gnarled” correctly, winning the competition.

Principal Sekelsky congratulated Lila and Cassian as well as the other contenders, Jessica Callaghan, Kate Clermont, Ava DeLuca, Serena Figliuzzi, Panagiotis Georgilis, Virginia Graziosi, Jeymee Gutierrez and Sophia Karathanasis.

Connolly K-Kids Spread Holiday Cheer

The Connolly K-Kids are spreading holiday cheer across the globe this December.

The students are participating in a service project called Operation Christmas Child. The K-Kids packed boxes filled with toys, school supplies and personal hygiene items that will be sent to children in impoverished parts of the world so that they may experience the joy of the holiday season and also receive some needed supplies.

The students packed six boxes to send overseas in partnership with their Kiwanis sponsor club, The North Shore Kiwanis.  

Connolly teachers Krystle Gonzalez and Sandra Vigliotti serve as advisers for the K-Kids club and retired Connolly teacher Leslie McCarthy is the North Shore Kiwanis Club liaison. The Connolly K-Kids were happy to send some fun and necessary items to children to have the opportunity to enjoy the giving season.

A Lesson in Lacrosse for Connolly Students

Glen Cove High School students and lacrosse players Jared Buehre and Tristyn Hudson visited Connolly School physical education classes on Nov. 15.
The student-athletes, both members of the Glen Cove High School varsity lacrosse teams, along with PE teacher George Kearnes, introduced the game of lacrosse to Connolly students who learned the basic skills and practiced them alongside the varsity lacrosse players.
Lacrosse is a fast-growing sport that is being introduced to the youth in Glen Cove thanks to the help of the community.    

Sunday, January 22, 2017