Connolly Elementary School
School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Ridge Dr., Glen Cove, NY 11542
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
UPDATE: DUE TO EXTREMELY HEAVY CALL VOLUME IN THE REGION CALLS WERE VERY SLOW TO GO OUT. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
Update: Initial phone call notifying families of closing went out at 5:25am. A follow up was sent at 5:55am. Due to extremely heavy call volume in the region calls have been very slow to go out. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Third-grade Connolly students celebrated Chinese New Year as part of their unit study on China.
The children learned about China's history and culture, and as a culminating activity participated in a Chinese food tasting on Feb. 26. They had fun making crafts and hats and took to the school’s hallways in a Dragon Parade. In the spirit of Chinese culture, Connolly teachers gave each student a red envelope with gold coins as a token of good luck and prosperity for the New Year. Chinese New Year began on Feb. 19 and lasted for 15 days. It is the Year of the Sheep, Goat.
Connolly Fundraiser Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation
Connolly students in Tara Pilewski's third-grade class recently raised $1,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Pilewski tasked students with researching local charities on the computer. Each group took notes and wrote a speech to teach their classmates what they had learned about their organization. After completing their research, students discussed what charity would benefit the most from a donation and voted to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Students planned a breakfast sale to help raise money and, with the help of Connolly’s parent volunteers, collected close to $500 during the event. A secret donor decided to match that donation, allowing the students to donate $1,000 to the organization.
The students also created thank-you cards to Make-A-Wish volunteers for all their hard work and dedication helping those who are sick.
Fourth-grade Science Fair Fun at Connolly
Fourth-grade students from Connolly showed off their scientific abilities during the school’s annual science fair on Feb. 27.
The children created poster boards that reflected their findings and shared them with teachers, students and family members in attendance.
Superintendent of School Maria Rianna and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel were also present at the event.
Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky commended the fourth-grade students on their unique and creative projects.
Science Fair at Connolly
Connolly School fifth-graders put their scientific knowledge to the test during the school’s annual Science Fair.
The fair was the culminating event to the students’ recent studies of the scientific method, which, according to fifth-grade teacher Susan Stanco, included classroom lessons on dissecting hypotheses and the use of different variables. As part of the learning process, each student was tasked with creating a science project at home and given an opportunity to demonstrate it for classmates and teachers at the fair.
SCHOOL CLOSED, TODAY, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
Due to the severe weather, school will be closed today, Thursday, March 5, 2015