Connolly Elementary School

Welcome to Our School

The Margaret  A. Connolly Elementary School was built in 1955 and was named for Miss Margaret A. Connolly who served as a teacher when the school opened its doors in 1955 (then called East School) and later as principal for 21 years. Her total years of service amounted to 25 years. The school is situated on 13 acres of land, and is located on Ridge Drive.

Currently, as part of the district's "Paired Plan," Connolly School serves Grade 3-5 students and is paired with Gribbin School (Grades K-2).

The Connolly School faculty and staff are dedicated to providing excellent opportunities for your child's educational and social growth. Our school's mission statement and instructional philosophy are supportive of these goals. Please feel free to contact the current principal, Mrs. Rosemarie Sekelsky, or any member of our staff at 801-7310.

Please note school hours for Connolly School for the 2014-2015 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm

Current News

Connolly School Kiwanis Kids

Fifty new student-members were inducted in the Connolly School K Kids club, a service-based group affiliated with the North Shore Kiwanis Club, at a ceremony held on Oct. 22.  

As part of the induction, the students pledged to serve their neighborhood and school, to respect the environment, and to try to make the world a better place.

North Shore Kiwanis President Julia Salat attended the event and welcomed the new members into the Kiwanis family. Also in attendance was Kiwanis liaison and retired Connolly teacher Leslie McCarthy, who wished the club's members a successful year of service to others.  

In addition to inducting the new members, the club also installed its new officers at the meeting, which include:

Co-presidents: Lily Hoffman and Reina Lopez
Co-vice presidents: Anthony Gigliotti and Peter Reyes
Secretaries: Colleen Coehlo and Kylie Morace
Treasurers: Marlene Calderone and Samantha Conte
Archivists: Alexis Martone, Gianna Marconi, Kayla Perez and Josslyn Recinos  

Nancy Cox and Sandra Vigliotti serve as advisors to the Connolly School club. The club is planning many projects for the year, beginning with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and planting pink tulips for cancer awareness.

Breast Cancer Walk

Connolly students took strides to fight breast cancer at the school’s fifth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-Thon on Oct. 3.

Hosted by Connolly’s student council, with assistance from advisers Susan Stanco and Monique Vaccaro, the event took place during recess periods on the school’s back field.

“In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the children felt the need to support a worthy cause,” Principal Rose Sekelsky said. “They decided to give up their recess to support the thousands of breast cancer patients and survivors.”

Students raised $650 through pledges, which will be donated to Glen Cove CARES, a not-for-profit agency which, according to its website, provides assistance to residents of Glen Cove and neighboring communities coping with the crisis of cancer.

Stanco said that prior to the event, she explained to students the importance of supporting people around the world who are affected by this disease.

“People are going through hard times,” she said. “This is what we can do to help them.”

Superintendent Maria Rianna, Principal Sekelsky and teachers Olga Notskas, Frank Monteleone and George Kearnes also joined the cause, walking lap after lap with students.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

School Hours:
8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Early Dismissal Time:
11:25 a.m.

Ridge Dr.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Office: 516-801-7310
Nurse: 516-801-7360
Attendance: 516-801-7312
Cafeteria: 516-801-7394


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