Connolly Elementary School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Ridge Dr., 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 2014-2015 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm

Current News

Harlem Wizards Lace Up at Glen Cove


Students and their families enjoyed a fun night of silly basketball antics when the Harlem Wizards took on teachers, administrators and community members during a fundraising game sponsored by Connolly School’s PTA at Glen Cove High School.

The exhibition game was highlighted by incredible basketball tricks, audience participation and a tremendous amount of laughter. It also raised money for the Dr. Mary Bear Scholarship, which benefits a fifth-grade Connolly student and the PTA’s Cultural Arts Committee.

Connolly School PTA President Michelle Scarfo-Juarez said the event’s success was due to the generosity of the community and the members of the PTA’s Family Night Out Committee.

“We really appreciate all of the support,” she said “A lot of the people who attended don’t have children at Connolly, and they came to support out school.”

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello also joined community members at the game, posing for pictures with students in attendance.


Students Raise Money for Sporting Equipment

Connolly students are enjoying new soccer balls, dodge balls, tennis balls and hula-hoops thanks to a bake sale fundraiser and the support of a local business.

Members of the school’s Student Council decided they wanted to do something nice for their school. After some brainstorming, they opted to buy new playground equipment and organized a bake sale to earn money.  Student Council members then contacted Board of Education President Rich Maccarone, owner of Valley Sport and Trophy on Glen Street, who afforded the students an opportunity to get many more items than their money would’ve allowed them to purchase.   
Student Council advisers Susan Stanco and Monique Vaccaro expressed their pride in the students, who worked together to make their dreams a reality.

‘Robin’s Reading Room’


Connolly School students took part in a free throw basketball fundraiser to pay tribute to school librarian Robin Schapira, who lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 26.

The idea for the fundraiser came from fifth-grade student Anna Basile, who wanted to honor Schapira with an event that tied into March Madness. Each student participating in the contest raised money through sponsors.  Those funds, which totaled $375, will be used to purchase books for “Robin’s Reading Room” in memory of Schapira.

Schapira’s husband Barry and daughter Sarah were in attendance and gave out prizes to the top shooters in the contest. The students also gave the family a binder of poems created in honor of the librarian. Congratulations to the following the students, who made the most shots during the contest:

Grade 5
Gerson Medina
Samantha Conte
Maria Alvarado

Grade 4
Finn Jenkins
Londell Wheeler

Grade 3
Warren Toutoute
Nicholas Congero
Nicholas Ladearous


Monday, April 27, 2015