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Gribbin Elementary School

School Hours: 8:55 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Early Dismissal Time: 12:10 p.m.

Seaman & Walnut Roads, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7210



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 382 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".

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You can support Gribbin School while you shop

All year we will be collectingBox Tops for Education.  Clip those Box Tops and send them to school.    Save your King Kullen receipts and bring them to school too. 

Register your Stop&Shop savings card and a portion of your sales will go to our school.

Just a few ways you can support our school without doing any work!

Use the Gribbin PTA Amazon link. Amazon will contribute up to 10% from your purchases to the Gribbin PTA whenever you access their website using our unique Amazon link.

Current News

100 Days Smarter at Gribbin School

100 Days Smarter at Gribbin School photo

Students at Gribbin School celebrated the 100th day of school with a variety of fun academic activities that incorporated counting to 100.

In Michelle Mardiney’s bilingual kindergarten class, students did 100 exercises while watching a video of counting to 100 in Spanish. They also created necklaces using 100 beads and practiced writing their numbers. Meanwhile, kindergartners in Irene Kamola’s class participated in mathematics-themed centers that focused on counting to 100. First-graders enjoyed a 100-day snack comprised of pretzel rods and clementines. They also completed a writing activity that focused on what they’d like to have 100 of, and grouped items by fives, 10s and 25s to equal 100.         

Souper Bowl at Gribbin Benefits Local Families

Souper Bowl at Gribbin Benefits Local Families photo
Students at Gribbin Elementary School recently participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring for the ninth consecutive year. 

The Souper Bowl is a nationwide food drive that calls on schools, churches and other organizations to collect nonperishable food items and donate them to a local charity of their choice. The event coincides with the NFL’s Super Bowl to bring awareness to the needs of food pantries across the country, which were depleted during the December holidays. 

Gribbin School families donated 126 pounds of food over the two-week collection period. The collected food was donated to the food pantry at Saint Rocco’s Church in Glen Cove. 

Gribbin Students Celebrate Mentors

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The Gribbin School Mentoring Program celebrated National Mentoring Month on Jan. 31 in the school library. Each Gribbin student made their mentor a thank-you gift. They also shared dessert and some quality time together at this fun celebration. The Mentoring Program at Gribbin has been in operation for 12 years and is coordinated by school social worker Kristin Brosnan and Principal Francine Santoro.

Buddy Reading Day at Gribbin

Buddy Reading Day at Gribbin photo

As part of Gribbin’s Pick A Reading Partner activities, classes paired up to share books during Buddy Reading Day. Teachers placed students together to take turns reading to each other. Children delighted in discussing their favorite stories with students from another grade level. This was one way to promote the importance and joy of reading.


The Circus Comes to Gribbin

The Circus Comes to Gribbin photo

Gribbin students are learning circus tricks in physical education class under the direction of teacher Mark Checola. According to Mr. Checola, the circus skills unit lasts approximately four weeks and teaches students balance, coordination, focus and safety, while performing circuslike activities. The students participated in a variety of activities, such as spinning a plate connected to a stick, balancing a long feather in the palm of their hand and walking on a balance beam.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018