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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


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Connolly Hosts Fall Festival

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Connolly School held its Fall Festival Oct. 26. Students had the opportunity to participate in a square dance with a real caller and four-piece band. Face painting, pumpkin crafts and many goodies were available to the children. A good time was had by all who attended.

Reading Takes a New Direction at Connolly

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Teachers at Connolly School are piloting the reading portion of Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project this school year. As part of the reader’s workshop, students are learning to grow complex ideas. They are also discussing the books they’re reading with their peers and completing writing assignments. 

During a recent lesson in Krystle Gonzales’ class, fifth-graders broke into their “book clubs” to read and discuss their fiction book selections. Not only are they tasked with describing the complexity of their book’s characters, they are urged to look for character traits and patterns that reveal themselves in specific situations that arise in the story.

To start, students were broken into groups based on their reading levels and worked together to come up with a book club name. They also established rules they want to follow as a group, including how many chapters they would read during each meeting. While reading, students place Post-its on areas of the book they’d like to discuss with their group. Ms. Gonzales said the book clubs have been an exciting addition to classroom learning.     

“I’ve really seen a growing enthusiasm for reading,” Ms. Gonzales said. “The students are leading the learning in their groups. They’re discussing the theme and characters while learning skills and strategies.” 

Once they complete their reading, students will compare and contrast their reading selections with “Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan. 

Student Council Officers Elected at Connolly and Landing

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Connolly and Landing schools recently held their Student Council elections for the 2018-19 school year. The students delivered impassioned speeches to their peers on why they were a good choice for the position they were seeking. Congratulations to the following students:

Connolly School
Michael Renga and Isabella Santiago – Co-Presidents
Caroline DaSilva and Whitney Matalevich – Co-Vice Presidents
Daniel Rottino – Secretary
Sarai Fernandez – Treasurer
Julia Leone and Paige Chapter – Co-Archivists

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Siena Scagliola – President
Sophia Zapata – Vice President
Arden Jimenez – Secretary
Mia Lupinski – Treasurer
Elijah Gooden – Historian

Connolly Walk Raises Awareness

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Members of the Connolly student council organized the school’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-thon on Oct. 26.

Dressed in pink for the event, students and faculty walked around the school building perimeter with colorful signs they created to raise awareness. 

Through pledges, the students collected more than $800 that will be donated to Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S, a not-for-profit agency that provides assistance to residents of the community and neighboring areas coping with the crisis of cancer.

Flower and Plant Donations Spruce Up Connolly School

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The City of Glen Cove Beautification Commission donated hundreds of tulip bulbs and 60 yellow, gold and white mum plants to Connolly School. The Student Council will be planting all of the wonderful donations around school property. Principal Julie Mullan and Student Council adviser Susan Stanco extended their gratitude to members of the commission for always supporting our school and making it look more beautiful.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018