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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, Ms. Julie A. Mullan, or any member of our staff at 801-7310


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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

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As part of the Glen Cove social studies department and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center (HMTC) of Nassau County’s civic education program, the fifth grade students from Connolly and Landing Elementary recently took their annual trip to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center museum. While visiting, students received a guided instructional tour and testimony from Felice Katz who mother, Ethel Bauer Katz was a Holocaust survivor.

Felice shared the harrowing accounts of her mother’s survival and the heartbreaking loss of her family, friends and members of her community during World War II in Buczacz, Poland, which is now a part of Ukraine.

The center provided information to all teachers and building principals that supported a brief overview of the Holocaust along with a glossary of words to help the students prepare for the trip.

The social studies department and the HMTC civic education program was established to promote and empower students to become upstanders and understand that their actions and decisions should be based on morals and values that will encourage and support openness and diversity. Kudos to the teachers, principals and the HMTC for helping to educate and enlighten students on tolerance, diversity and openness.

Connolly Students Read to Dogs

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On Feb. 10, students at Connolly School shared their day with a few four-legged friends for the school’s first Paws for PARP reading program. In participation with Bidawee, a pet welfare agency, select students read the book of their choice to one of four specially trained therapy dogs and their owners who acted as their literacy mentors. The purpose of the Paws for PARP program was to give students the opportunity to read to a non-judgmental audience and gain the self-confidence needed to strengthen their reading skills, social skills and help make reading an exciting and enjoyable part of their daily routine. The Paws for PARP event was coordinated by Connolly reading teacher Danielle Callahan and AIS teacher Dora Ricciardi.

Sharing Holiday Traditions

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The students in Mrs. Clementz’s fourth grade class recently enjoyed the holiday traditions of Hanukkah with Connolly retiree Mrs. Eileen Abramson. When Mrs. Abramson taught third grade she would share her Hannukah traditions by reading books, making latkes and teaching her students how to play the dreidel game. Shea, Mrs. Abramson’s grandson, and the entire class had fun learning about the holiday, taking part in the festivities and were very appreciative of all the effort Mrs. Abramson put into the special day.
Monday, February 24, 2020
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