Connolly Elementary School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Early Dismissal Time: 11:25 a.m.

Ridge Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7310

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 2015-2016 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm


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Earth Day Lesson Transcends Classroom at Connolly

Connolly students in Lucretia Simone’s third-grade class learned about recycling and how to care for the planet prior to Spring Break. During that time, student Logan Grech came up with the idea to have his friends and classmates join him at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve to clean up the beach. The students collected seven bags of trash and were so proud. They were very happy to make a difference in the community and the environment and want to make it a weekly event. 

Connolly’s K-Kids Volunteer at Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

Five members of Connolly’s K-Kids Club volunteered at the North Shore Kiwanis Club annual Pancake Breakfast on April 17. The money from this event serves as a fundraiser to purchase back-to-school clothing for local children in need, prior to the new school year.

As part of their service, the students served the guests and bused tables, which offered them an opportunity to give back to their community and to help others. Connolly Kiwanis Club adviser Nancy Cox described the students’ efforts as amazing!

Connolly Students Spread the Magic

Connolly School hosted a paper airplane-throwing contest on April 21 to benefit the Spread the Magic Foundation.  

The foundation was created by magician Chad Juros, who visits sick children in hospitals to "spread some magic." Connolly Student Council co-president Carter Suozzi inspired this idea for the fundraiser. Juros visited Carter in the hospital on his birthday last August. Chad touched Carter's heart because he is also a childhood cancer survivor.

Each student paid $3 to participate in the airplane-throwing contest. If the children raise more than $1,000 for the foundation, Juros committed to performing a schoolwide magic assembly for the children in May. According to Carter’s mother, Jane Suozzi, donations have been pouring in and the amount raised will be unveiled during the magic assembly.     

Connolly Students Enjoy Pizza With the Mayor

Connolly fifth-graders in Frank Monteleone’s class enjoyed a pizza party with City of Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello after participating in the mayor’s storytelling challenge.
The mayor presented the challenge to students when he served as a Community Reader during the school’s Pick a Reading Partner celebration in January. At that visit, Mayor Spinello brought a book to present to the fifth-graders, but the class recommended a different book for the mayor to read, which included humor. Keeping that request in mind, the mayor challenged the students to write their own silly stories and to submit them to his office, with the most creative to be included in the City of Glen Cove’s newsletter. He also promised a pizza party for the class’ participation.
Mayor Spinello delivered on his promise on April 18. He thanked all of the students for taking part in the challenge and said it was a tough decision for him and his staff to pick one story as winner. Fifth-grader Jake Robert Casale wrote the winning essay and received a small token of appreciation. The entire class received citations, a copy of the city newsletter, a pencil made of all recycled materials and a booklet of fun activities from the mayor.
Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky commended the students on their writing and encouraged them to continue exercising their writing ability in the future.      

Connolly Hosts Ancient Civilization Museum


Connolly School fifth-graders in Krystle Gonzalez’s class hosted an Ancient Civilization Museum on April 8 for their parents and students in other classes.

At the museum, students displayed PowerPoint presentations, hands-on projects and posters they created based on ancient civilizations. The museum served as a culminating activity to the class’ study on nonfiction research and its social studies unit on Ancient Civilizations of Latin America. Prior to the event, students chose an ancient civilization that they wanted to learn more about and were paired with other classmates interested in the same topic. The fifth-graders worked cooperatively and had fun sharing what they learned about ancient civilizations with others.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016