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

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.


Gribbin Students Get Published

The poetry of 11 students in John Segreti’s first-grade class has been selected for publication in the upcoming edition of the “Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans.”

Selections were based on a variety of topics, including flowers, writing, birthday parties, the Little Red Hen and bike riding. The children penned their poems during writer’s workshop sessions.

Congratulations to Michael Alvarez, Chelsea Bonilla, Kate Chun, Madison Crawford, Sophia German, Kanaye Jones, Natalie Macnow, Leo Moza, Alexandria Quail, Yassien Salam and Kasey Zuniga.

Library Awards for Glaviano and Granados

Gribbin second-graders Ashley Glaviano and Janet Granados were named winners at the Glen Cove Public Library’s 26th annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest.

Glaviano and Granados wrote and illustrated their own books, which were judged by Glen Cove Public Library librarians based on their originality, creative expression, storyline, grammar and presentation. Glaviano’s teacher Coleen Verity and Granados’s teacher Caryn Stasco congratulated the students on this achievement.

A Map for Success

First-grade ESL students at Gribbin School learned to navigate a map thanks to a unique classroom activity created by ESL teacher Amy Cooke.
Cooke, who is teaching students how to read and answer questions pertaining to maps, created a super-sized community map on a shower curtain liner to help students learn to give and receive oral directions. As part of the activity, students stood on the map and followed the directions given by their classmates or teacher to help them get from point A to point B.

“Using a map is a very abstract activity,” Cooke said. “I wanted to make something concrete to help them read and interpret a map.”

According to Cooke, the activity also reinforced the students’ social studies curriculum about places and workers in the community.

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015
On The Rise