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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.

 Due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13, we will be postponing our Carnival until Friday, June 15, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

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


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Carnival Fun at Connolly

Carnival Fun at Connolly photo

Connolly School students enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities, games and delicious snacks when the PTA hosted a carnival on June 15.

The PTA, led by Co-presidents Jaryme Demostheni and Deneen Jackson, planned the annual carnival for the entire student body. The group purchases games, small toys to use a prizes and outdoor equipment, such as frisbees, checkers and hoppity hops, which ultimately were donated to the physical education department for student use. They also secure vendors such as Mister Softee, to bring the students carnival-like treats. Jackson said the PTA fundraises for the carnival all year. 

“We do it because the children love it,” Jackson said. It gives them a day outdoors to really enjoy themselves.” 

Mrs. Mullen expressed her great appreciation for the PTA and everything they do for the students throughout the school year, especially the carnival, which she described as “a truly wonderful event.” 

Connolly K-Kids Raise Funds for Local Animal Shelter

Connolly K-Kids Raise Funds for Local Animal Shelter photo
The Connolly School K-Kids held a fundraiser for Cove Animal Rescue. Their successful effort resulted in a $312 donation to the local Glen Cove animal shelter. Diane Connolly from Cove Animal Rescue visited the K-Kids and thanked them for their generous donation to help the animals of Glen Cove. 

NBC Reporter Visits Connolly Students

NBC Reporter Visits Connolly Students photo
NBC Reporter Visits Connolly Students photo 2
Connolly School students in Ms. Susan Gielbeda’s and Ms. Erin O’Beirne’s fourth-grade classes have been studying the art of journalism in Writing Workshop. The students have been working on writing feature articles as well as “beat” stories. NBC field reporter Checkey Beckford visited Connolly School to meet and mentor the students. The students were able to learn firsthand what it takes to be a journalist. Then they pitched some feature story ideas, which Ms. Beckford helped explain how they could further develop.

Research Highlighted at Connolly’s International Feast

Research Highlighted at Connolly’s International Feast photo

Connolly School fifth-graders celebrated the completion of their research projects, which focused on a variety of different countries, with an International Feast on June 6.

Students enjoyed multicultural music and traditional ethnic foods and desserts prepared by their parents. They also had an opportunity to view the informative, research-based posters created by their classmates, which were displayed on the walls of the cafeteria. Students used iPads and books from the school’s library to conduct their research. They also watched videos in their classroom that highlighted different holidays, cultural dances and feasts of their respective country of study. The projects included information on geography, well-known landmarks, famous people and capital cities. 

The culminating event was organized by special education teacher Valerie Scicchitano and featured colorful placemats created by the students. A wonderful time was had by all!

Connolly Faculty Wears Jeans for Troops

Connolly Faculty Wears Jeans for Troops photo
Connolly School faculty and staff recently raised more than $150 for the military during its Gi Go Jeans for Troops fundraiser. In the fall, Connolly raised $190, bringing the school’s donation total to more than $350.
Thursday, July 19, 2018