Gribbin Elementary School

School Hours: 8:55 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Early Dismissal Time: 12:10 p.m.

Seaman & Walnut Roads, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7210



Important Letter to Parents


Welcome To Our School

The Eugene J. Gribbin Primary School was built in 1966. Our school was named after Mr. Gribbin, a former principal at Glen Cove High School as well as a Superintendent for the district in 1941. Mr. Gribbin's name was synonymous with education in Glen Cove for many years.

Currently Gribbin School houses 382 students in grades k-2.

The entire staff is dedicated to educating and nurturing the whole child. We strive for a safe and secure environment where every child is encouraged to excel.

"The lesson you teach today is not confined to the walls of the classroom. Once it is implanted in the heart and mind of a child it can change the world".

Kindergarten  |  Grade 1  | Grade 2

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Current News

Hour of Code Kicks Off in Glen Cove


Elementary students in the district participated in a worldwide celebration of computer science education with an Hour of Code, sponsored by

During a recent STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) class at Gribbin, kindergartners engaged in “Meet the Fuzz” during their Hour of Code. The lesson began with STEAM teacher Jessica McKenna discussing with students different types of machines and some of the careers that computer scientists can attain. The students were then introduced to coding and learned several commands, which allowed them to move their fuzz character through a maze. Each level of the game became increasingly difficult.

Students in Ken Altamirano’s and Cheryl Carmody’s STEAM classes also participated in grade-appropriate coding lessons as part of the Hour of Code celebration. Over the next few months, students will continue to learn about computer science and be taught how to program various characters across multiple platforms. Children in the primary grades will use symbolic and block coding, while students in grades 3-5 will continue to use block coding and learn JavaScript.

Additionally, district STEAM teachers are using Common Sense Media’s Digital Passport and Everfi Ignition Digital Citizen programs to teach students in grades 3-5 how to be safe and kind citizens while on the internet.

The History of Thanksgiving at Gribbin

Second-graders in Giselle Taylor’s class at Gribbin Elementary School learned the history of Thanksgiving using information on the websites and

In addition to studying the historical events of the celebrated day, the class used the Google Earth app to visualize the voyage from England to the "New Land." They also baked pumpkin muffins, made butter, (noting the scientific reason for the change from liquid to semi-solid) and created breadbasket turkeys with recycled paper grocery bags. 

As part of their studies, students learned that Native Americans were very resourceful. For instance, after hunting and capturing a deer, they would eat the meat and would write symbols on the hide or use it for blankets or clothing. The class emulated their actions by using part of the grocery bags as paper bag books, on which they drew symbols to tell stories, just like the Native Americans did. The lesson concluded with the class sharing what they were grateful for.  

Gribbin First-Graders Write Letters to Veterans


In honor of Veterans Day, Gribbin School first-graders in Antoinette Hatzopoulos’ and Coleen Brunhuber’s classes wrote thank-you letters to those who served our country. Several students in each of the classes knew a veteran and worked in partnership with their classmates to write and decorate their letters.

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Gribbin

Gribbin students collected nonperishable food items to help local community members.

Led by Principal Francine Santoro, school social worker Kristin Brosnan and classroom teachers, children decorated donation boxes and collected traditional Thanksgiving groceries, which will be given to St. Rocco’s Church in Glen Cove. According to Brosnan, schools within the district joined local community organizations to gather food so the church can distribute the items to those in need prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Red Ribbon Week at Gribbin

Students at Gribbin Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week from October 24-28. The occasion included many school spirit activities reflecting on the theme of making healthy choices and staying drug free.

One of the highlights of the week was the door-decorating contest, which many classes participated in. There were so many creative and wonderful entries that it was definitely a tough choice for all faculty and staff who voted.    

Congratulations to all participants and especially to our top three winners, it was a kindergarten sweep!
Friday, December 09, 2016