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 2015-2016 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm


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Connolly Hosts Community Readers Day


Community members, local officials and district employees visited Connolly students during the school’s Pick a Reading Partner Community Readers celebration.

At the event, Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello, members of the Glen Cove Police Department and Fire Department, senior citizens, district professionals and others read grade level-appropriate books to the students. The visitors also spoke to the youngsters about their professional careers and how reading helped them to become successful adults.

Academic Intervention Services teacher Dora Ricciardi, who organized the event, said it was beneficial for students to hear adults read aloud.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to hear adult readers read fluently,” she said. “It also sends a powerful message to the students when they hear how reading has impacted the lives of their guest reader.”

As part of the school’s two-week PARP celebration, Glen Cove High School’s National Honor Society students were invited to read at Connolly. Connolly students also visited and read to students at Gribbin School.     

A Study of Simple Machines at Connolly

Third-graders in Lucretia Simone’s class at Connolly School recently learned about simple machines as part of their studies. Over the holiday break, the students created an invention with one or two simple machines, using only materials found in their homes. The class then displayed their inventions at an Inventor’s Museum on Jan. 12. Connolly students from all grades and class parents had an opportunity to see and hear presentations on each invention.

Sunday, February 07, 2016