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 2016-2017 school year are 8:10 am -2:55 pm


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Current News

Connolly K-Kids Spread Holiday Cheer

The Connolly K-Kids are spreading holiday cheer across the globe this December.

The students are participating in a service project called Operation Christmas Child. The K-Kids packed boxes filled with toys, school supplies and personal hygiene items that will be sent to children in impoverished parts of the world so that they may experience the joy of the holiday season and also receive some needed supplies.

The students packed six boxes to send overseas in partnership with their Kiwanis sponsor club, The North Shore Kiwanis.  

Connolly teachers Krystle Gonzalez and Sandra Vigliotti serve as advisers for the K-Kids club and retired Connolly teacher Leslie McCarthy is the North Shore Kiwanis Club liaison. The Connolly K-Kids were happy to send some fun and necessary items to children to have the opportunity to enjoy the giving season.

A Lesson in Lacrosse for Connolly Students

Glen Cove High School students and lacrosse players Jared Buehre and Tristyn Hudson visited Connolly School physical education classes on Nov. 15.
The student-athletes, both members of the Glen Cove High School varsity lacrosse teams, along with PE teacher George Kearnes, introduced the game of lacrosse to Connolly students who learned the basic skills and practiced them alongside the varsity lacrosse players.
Lacrosse is a fast-growing sport that is being introduced to the youth in Glen Cove thanks to the help of the community.    

Planting Fun at Connolly

Members of Connolly’s student council recently planted tulips and mums around the school and cleaned up around the building in an effort to beautify it. Student council advisers Monique Vaccaro and Susan Stanco commended the students on a wonderful job and extended their gratitude to the Glen Cove Beautification Committee for supplying the flowers.

Connolly Students Study Biomes

Connolly School fifth-graders in Susan Stanco’s class recently studied, investigated, analyzed and inspected land biomes in class. Through readings, PowerPoints and experiments conducted at home, students culminated the lesson with 3-D replica models of the biomes.

Connolly Walk Raises Awareness


Members of the Connolly student council organized the school’s seventh annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk-a-thon on Oct. 14.

Dressed in pink for the event, students and faculty walked around the school building perimeter with colorful banners and signs they created to raise awareness.

Through pledges, the students collected $835 that will be donated to Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S, a not-for-profit agency that provides assistance to residents of the community and neighboring areas coping with the crisis of cancer.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016