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

Gribbin Kindergartners Learn About Butterflies

Kindergartners in Irena Kamola’s class at Gribbin School recently experienced the life cycle of the butterfly. The students had an opportunity to watch the caterpillars grow, form their chrysalis and hatch into butterflies. Then, on a beautiful spring morning, they invited their first-grade friends in Antoinette Hatzopoulos's class to join them as they released the butterflies. The children also pretended they were butterflies, using a straw as the proboscis of a butterfly as they sipped delicious pear nectar.

Animal Museum at Gribbin


Second-grade students at Gribbin School recently organized an Animal Museum, which included dioramas, murals and nonfiction books that students wrote on specific animals from habitats they researched in class.

Each class studied a different habitat and researched an animal from that specific habitat, writing a book based on their findings. Each class rotated to a different teacher over five days, learning about different habitats, including the ocean, rain forest, savannah, arctic, desert and woodland forests. Students researched their animals’ classification, appearance, diet, habitat, movement, sounds and babies. Along the way they also found fun facts. On the day of the museum, the students came in wearing clothing related to the habitat studied in their classroom. Parents and administrators were invited to attend the museum, as well as the Gribbin student body as a whole.

Mentoring Program Grows Friendships at Gribbin


Participants in Gribbin’s mentoring program gathered at the school’s library on June 6 to celebrate another successful year of the program.

During the meeting, the mentors, who are made up of community members, teachers and staff, spent quality time with their student-mentees, enjoying conversation and refreshments. The mentors were also presented with hand-painted coffee mugs crafted by the students to thank them for the time they spent with them throughout the school year.   

According to school social worker Kristin Brosnan, the school’s mentoring program has been in place for 10 years and allows adult volunteers to visit with students in grades K-2 during their lunch and recess periods either weekly or biweekly depending on their availability. She said the mentors serve as positive role models for the students, and the school and children are thankful to have them.

Gribbin School is looking to recruit new mentors for the program, for more information, please contact Brosnan at  

Jazz Fine Arts Festival at Gribbin


Gribbin School held its annual Jazz Fine Arts Festival on June 1. The festival featured the showing of a jazz cartoon created by music teacher JoAnn Criblez and second-grade students.

During the evening event, students took part in a jazz dance presentation, which was the culmination of a dance residency they participated in last month under the guidance of teaching artist Mickey Davidson during physical education classes. The students also took part in a jazz singalong and escorted their families around the school building to view the wonderful jazz-inspired art show they created under the direction of art teacher LeeAnn Palazzo.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed refreshment outside in the beautiful early evening while live jazz musicians played. They included Gribbin alumnus Michael Alvarez, who is also the uncle of a first-grade student, as well as two of his musician friends on keyboards and stand up bass. Everyone had a great time!



Friday, July 29, 2016