Gribbin Elementary School
Welcome To Our School
The Eugene J. Gribbin Primary School was built in 1966. Our school was named after Mr. Gribbin, a former principal at Glen Cove High School as well as a Superintendent for the district in 1941. Mr. Gribbin's name was synonymous with education in Glen Cove for many years.
Currently Gribbin School houses 371 students in grades k-2.
The entire staff is dedicated to educating and nurturing the whole child. We strive for a safe and secure environment where every child is encouraged to excel.
"The lesson you teach today is not confined to the walls of the classroom. Once it is implanted in the heart and mind of a child it can change the world".
Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2
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All year we will be collecting Box Tops for Education
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Just a few ways you can support our school without doing any work!
Gribbin 2014 - Thank you Principal Santoro
A Play in a Day
Gribbin Elementary School students recently enjoyed a “Play in a Day” – back by popular demand. The initial performance of the play, entitled "Tikki Tikki Tembo," took place last month during the school’s Enrichment Afternoon, which provided students with an opportunity to choose from a variety of activities of high interest to them. Teachers, teacher assistants, custodians, and parents all volunteered their time to co-teach activities to the children during the school day.
One of these choices that day was to put together "A Play in a Day." Music teacher JoAnn Criblez and kindergarten teacher Irena Kamola organized the play, with first and second graders from different classes participating. Students enjoyed it so much that they decided that the whole school should see it, and Principal Francine Santoro agreed.
“Tikki Tikki Tembo is based on a picture book set in ancient China that tells the tale of a young boy who has a very long name during a time when nicknames or abbreviating names were not allowed. The boy’s named is Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-chari Bari Ruchi-pip Peri Pembo, which means “The Most Wonderful Thing in the Whole Wide World.” When he falls into a well and his brother seeks help from others, he experiences difficulty explaining the situation due to the boy’s lengthy name. The story attempts to draw a fictional correlation between the incident and fact that many modern day Chinese names are not very long.