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


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 399 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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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! 

Current News

Earth Day Celebration


Gribbin students celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by paying tribute to the planet through kindness, the school’s central theme for the 2014-2015 school year.

As part of the celebration, the electricity was turned off, and teachers and students enjoyed a blackout afternoon, which included quiet reading and learning activities in the classroom, as well as lessons taught outside. Students also discussed the importance of conserving energy and how important it is to take care of our planet.

Scenes from Gribbin’s Spring Concert

Book and Smiles

Gribbin students enjoyed a book fair sponsored by the school’s PTA on April 15-16. The children had a wonderful time reading and purchasing books on a variety of topics, such as science, history and biographies.

Students Learn to Cooperate

Gribbin students in Coleen Verity’s after-school Character Club presented skits on cooperation during a recent school assembly.

The assembly kicked off the school’s monthlong focus on cooperation, which encouraged students to work together in a respectful and caring environment. Members of the Character Club wrote and performed three skits, which concentrated on cooperating and sharing books, taking turns while playing games and working together to care for a pet. 
Each month, the Character Club learns about a positive character trait and performs short skits related the monthly theme.  

Sea Stars Visit Gribbin


Gribbin first-graders received an up-close look at sea stars when representatives from Oyster Bay’s WaterFront Center visited their school.

At the presentation, students were educated about how sea stars eat, see and move. They also learned about the absence of bones and blood in their bodies. The children listened carefully as marine educator Kayla Kraker read “Spiny Sea Star: A Tale of Seeing Star” by Suzanne Tate and had an opportunity to touch and feel live sea stars and clams.

First-grade teacher Giselle Taylor said her students would use what they learned about sea stars to create an image on the computer app Doodle Buddy, which she plans to incorporate into an iMovie along with photos from the presentation. 

“A hands-on lesson like this creates a memory that lasts forever,” Taylor said. “In this school and district, we try to create educational experiences that last a lifetime.”

In addition to touching and feeling the animals, students created a sea star from construction paper and designed it using crayons, glue and sand.


Monday, April 27, 2015