Gribbin Elementary School
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 371 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
You can support Gribbin School while you shop
All year we will be collecting Box Tops for Education
. Clip those Box Tops and send them to school.
Save your King Kullen
receipts and bring them to school too.
Register your Target & Stop&Shop
savings card and a portion of your sales will go to our school.
Just a few ways you can support our school without doing any work!
Spring Magic in the Air
Gribbin Elementary School held its annual spring concert entitled “The Magic in Me” under the direction of music teacher JoAnn Criblez. The show consisted of a collection of entertaining songs –contemporary and classic– performed by the school’s kindergarteners and first and second graders. Every song carried the theme of magic: kindergarteners performed “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Puff the Magic Dragon,” first graders performed “Uh, Oh…It’s Magic” and “Do You Believe in Magic?” while second graders performed “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” and “I’ve Got the Magic in Me.” The first and second graders also performed instrumental selections.
Spring concerts are scheduled in schools throughout the district this season. Please check the calendar section of this website to find your school’s concert date.
Mad About Science
Gribbin students recently experienced science in a fun, safe and imaginative way through an interactive assembly conducted by Mad Science of Long Island. The ‘Mad Scientist’ put on a high-energy, informative show, demonstrating how mixing different properties and chemicals produces some very eye-opening results.
Sea Stars at Gribbin
Students at Gribbin School learned about sea stars as they touched and observed live "Stars of the Sound." An educator from the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay brought several sea stars to the school, as well as clams and mussels, shellfish that the sea stars eat, all of which can be found in the Long Island Sound. The children identified the sea stars' parts and learned how sea stars eat, see, and regenerate arms, culminating the session by making a sea star craft of their own.
Students Pen Their Appreciation for Learning
The Glen Cove Teachers Association recently honored four winners of the Long Island Presidents Council's 2014 essay contest titled “My Teacher Made This Fun to Learn.” GCTA public relations chairperson president Monica Altamirano offered the organization’s congratulations and presented a check for $50 to each winner at the recent Board of Education meeting.
Winners were selected in four different age categories:
Grades K-2: Zainab Raza (Gribbin School). Zainab wrote about her first-grade teacher Vanessa Broglia, who made reading fun to learn.) Zainab's second-grade ELA teacher this year is Amy Gallo, who entered her essay.
Grades 3-5: Maya Taylor (Landing School). Maya chose to write about her Academics Plus teacher Victoria DeLuise, who inspired her to learn architecture by designing her dream house. Maya's fourth-grade ELA teacher this year is Laura Ann Montuori, who entered her essay.
Grades 6-8: Solange Unger (Finley Middle School). Solange wrote about her seventh-grade science teacher Natalie Camisa, who showed her how mixing different chemicals in test tubes is fun to learn. Solange's ELA teacher this year is Priscilla Incerto, who entered her essay.
Grades 9-12: Matthew Grabowski (Glen Cove High School). Matthew wrote about his English teacher Matthew Rottino, who makes rhetoric fun to learn in class. Since Mr. Rottino is Matt’s English teacher, he entered the essay.
Congratulations to Matthew, Maya, Solange and Zainab for their award-winning essays and to their teachers, for making learning fun.