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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.

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


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Connolly Students Start With Hello!

Connolly Students Start With Hello photo
Connolly students from Susan Gielbeda’s fourth-grade class paired with the fifth-graders in Susan Stanco’s class to participate in a national Start With Hello week.

Start With Hello week brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in schools and communities. The goal is to empower young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school. The students were paired up with a new friend to create posters on different ways they can say “hello.” They learned that a simple word like “hello” could make a huge impact. The posters will be displayed around Connolly School in an effort to promote a more welcoming environment.

Connolly Buddies Collaborate for Library Contest

Connolly Buddies Collaborate for Library Contest photo
Connolly School third- and fifth-grade buddies in Tara Pilewski’s and Susan Stanco’s classes paired up to write and illustrate a fairy tale to submit to the Glen Cove Public Library Book Contest. The children studied the literary genre prior to creating their entries.

New Learning Standards Highlighted at Connolly’s Science Fair

New Learning Standards Highlighted at Connolly’s Science Fair photo

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Connolly participated this February in a science fair, which was aligned to the newly released New York State Science Learning Standards that stress beginning with science phenomena to engage students.

The science fair was a culminating project in a six-week scientific inquiry unit designed by the district’s science coordinator, Alexa Doeschner, in consultation with Connolly School Principal Julie Mullan. Science materials were purchased, and Ms. Doeschner prepared more than 100 science kits for teachers to use within their classrooms. Mrs. Mullan and Ms. Doeschner facilitated in-service meetings for teachers to get acquainted with the new approach. Teachers worked hard to implement the new curriculum, as they had to take a step back from direct teaching and take on a different role where they guided students through the inquiry process. 

Students had the opportunity to engage in scientific inquiry from beginning to end. They collaboratively developed their own questions and hypotheses, designed and conducted experiments, collected and interpreted data, and came to a conclusion. Students then presented their projects during the science fair, while district administrators rated their presentations using a rubric. 

Community members, including parents and Board of Education members Amy Franklin and Monica Alexandris-Miller, were in attendance showing their support for students’ hard work. The children were clearly proud of their projects and enthusiastic to share their accomplishments with everyone.


Connolly Student Council Donates Toys for Children in Ecuador

Connolly Student Council Donates Toys for Children in Ecuador photo
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Connolly’s Student Council raised money during the holidays by selling pencils and sending them to each other. With the money they raised, the group bought toys, coloring books, crayons and different types of puzzles for the local doctor’s office of Dr. Loriann Stuiso. Dr. Stuiso plans on bringing the donations to Ecuador when she performs free reconstructive surgeries on children that reside there.

Connolly Academic Plus Students Dissect Owl Pellets

Connolly Academic Plus Students Dissect Owl Pellets photo

Fourth-grade students in Connolly’s Academic Plus program dissected owl pellets as part of their study of raptors.

Prior to the dissection, the group researched different raptors and wrote realistic fiction pieces to convey what they had learned about their habitat, diet and neighborhood, and how humans affect their existence. According to science, technology, research, engineering and arts teacher Cheryl Carmody, the students were given creative license with regard to their project and created outstanding posters, dioramas and other projects to accompany their writing. 

Mrs. Carmody explained to students that farmers have owl pellets examined to determine what rodents are hurting their crops. She then equipped each team of students with an owl pellet, plastic gloves, magnifying glasses and tweezers to begin identifying the bones, skulls and other materials contained in their pellet.   

The Academic Plus Program is an accelerated educational program offered to students in grades 3-5 at both Connolly and Landing schools.  

Monday, March 19, 2018