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

K Kids Raise Money for UNICEF

The Connolly K Kids participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, raising $397 to help provide basic necessities to children in need. The club received a patch for collecting more than $200. Connolly K Kids co-president Lily Hoffman raised the most funds, collecting $56 for the organization.

Student Artwork Selected for PARP

The artwork of Connolly School’s Dana Levy and Landing School’s Carlos Rivas was selected as the official designs for the district’s Parents As Reading Partners program.
The students’ drawings focused on this year’s PARP theme, “Once a PARP a Time,” which will be featured on materials distributed throughout the district’s elementary buildings. PARP is a statewide PTA program that asks parents to read with their children for at least 15 minutes daily.

Fifth-Graders Dazzle at Winter Concert

Members of Connolly’s fifth-grade orchestra, band and chorus delighted administrators, teachers and family members at their winter concert on Dec. 12.

The melodious event kicked off with band students, who played “Our Director,” “Holiday Sampler” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” under the direction of band teacher Edward Smith. The orchestra entertained the audience with “Jazzy Old Saint Nick,” “Rock of Ages” and “Auld Lang Syne.” The show concluded with the chorus, made up of the entire fifth-grade class, singing traditional favorites such as “Winter Wonderland” and “Feliz Navidad.”

Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky applauded these students on their outstanding musical performances.

Kidsday Art Contest Winner

Connolly fifth-grader Grace Risco has been selected as a winner in Kidsday’s 36th annual Art Contest.

Grace’s artwork will be featured in a special section of Kidsday’s Dec. 28 issue. In addition to having her artwork published, the fifth-grader received a Kidsday T-shirt and has been invited to be a staff artist for the publication.

The district congratulates Grace on this wonderful achievement.

Connolly Student-Musicians Selected for All-County

Seven students from Connolly School have been selected to perform at the Nassau Music Educators Association Division I All-County Music Festival on Jan. 11 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

Josiah Aschawel will represent the school’s band on trumpet, while violinist Amadea Cipriano has been selected to represent the school’s orchestra.

Maria Alverado, Graciana Bache, Christine Cleremont, Alexis Martone and Peter Reyes are also set to perform as part of the All-County Chorus.

Students were selected for the NMEA All-County Festival based on last year’s New York State School Music Association scores and teacher recommendations. In all, 47 students from the Glen Cove School District were chosen to perform.

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