Gribbin Gets Greener for Earth Day

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Students at Gribbin Elementary School celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by reciting poetry, singing a song and recognizing the planting of four new trees in front of the school. Michael Ktistakis, who owns All-Island Lawn Maintenance of Glen Cove and has a child attending the school, donated the plants, which included two kousa dogwood trees and two yews. The students had been learning about Earth Day in their classes, recognizing the need to continually recycle and take care of the planet.

During the celebration, second-graders read original poems about Earth Day and everyone joined together to sing Raffi’s “Big Beautiful Planet.” Several students ceremoniously shoveled soil to mark the occasion. Additionally, Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi thanked all students, parents and teachers for their participation in the event.