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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, Mrs. Rosemarie Sekelsky, or any member of our staff at 801-7310.


Please note school hours for Connolly School for the 2016-2017 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm

 

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Current News

Connolly Welcomes a New Principal

Connolly Welcomes a New Principal Photo
When elementary students at Connolly School in Glen Cove embark on the new school year in September they will be greeted by the building’s new Principal, Julie Mullan.
    
Mullan most recently served as principal of P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier School in New York City. She also served as assistant principal and resident principal at Shorac Kappock Elementary School. In addition to her administrative experience, Mullan spent seven years as a general education teacher, teaching pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade at P.S./M.S. 029 – The Melrose School.
    
A Massapequa resident, Mullan has a Master of Science in special education (birth-grade 2) and literary studies (birth-grade 6) from Hofstra University, and a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and history. She also holds New York State professional certifications in early childhood education (birth-grade 2), childhood education (grades 1-6), literacy (birth-grade 6), special education (birth-grade 2) and as a school building leader.     
    
Mullan is looking forward to meeting and fostering relationships with all the Connolly School students and their families.  

"I’m excited to work with the school community to continue the tradition of high expectations for our students and ensuring that all learners are ready for the next step in their educational journey," Mullan said.

Connolly Students Create Carnival Games

Carnival Photo

Fourth-grade STEAM students at Connolly School were inspired by the video Caine's Arcade to invent and create arcade games they could play at their carnival.

The students worked in teams of four, following the engineering design process: ask, imagine, plan, create and improve. They used recycled items found at home such as boxes, tubes and cups to create their arcade games. Each game had a special name, and had rules, which were written and clearly marked on the game. Many of the teams also created tickets and prepared prizes to give to the winners.

During the carnival, the teams took turns manning the games, giving out prizes, playing and having fun. One student commented, “This is like being at a real carnival! I love playing and winning prizes!”

“I was so proud of all my fourth-grade students for the hard work they put into creating, building and problem-solving each step of making their game,” STEAM teacher Cheryl Carmody said. “They showed great team work and cooperation all along the way.”

 This was the second year that students have incorporated the fourth-grade arcade to the Connolly Carnival. The students made it quite the success!





Connolly Students Race Recyclable Cars

Connolly Students Race Recyclable Cars Photo

It was a race to the finish at Connolly School as third-grade students put their recyclable cars to the test during a recent STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) class.

Prior to race day, the students, led by STEAM teacher Cheryl Carmody, designed and built their cars using recyclable materials and MakerSpace supplies, such as straws, masking tape and yarn. The students worked in teams and had to select the items they planned to use, based on a budget of $1,000. Each item had a set cost and the group had to collaborate to determine which items they needed and at what cost.

On the day of the race, each group had an opportunity to test their cars and make any changes they felt necessary before the final race. They also had to write about any changes they made, how they felt their car performed and update any additional supplies they might have had to “purchase.”

Mrs. Carmody set up a track for the race and timed each individual group to see whose car was the fastest. The students had a great time!    



 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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