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 399 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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You can support Gribbin School while you shop

All year we will be collecting Box 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 Target & 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! 

Current News

Bench Dedication Remembers Beloved Librarian

Gribbin School held a beautiful bench dedication ceremony in honor of late librarian Robin Schapira on April 20.  

Schapira, who served as librarian at Gribbin and Connolly schools from 2000-2015, lost her battle with stage 4 breast cancer on Feb. 26, 2015. The staff, along with her family, wanted to honor her memory and did so with a colorful bench located on the playground, which includes a plaque that reads "Robin's Reading Bench."  

In addition to helping to fund the bench, donations made at the time of Schapira’s death went toward purchasing many books for her beloved libraries. It is the hope that students will enjoy reading books on her bench in the sunshine. During the ceremony, the school also unveiled a buddy bench purchased by Gribbin’s PTA. Also serving to grant a wish of Schapira’s, the buddy bench allows students who do not have someone to play with during recess to invite a friend to sit with them and play.

Kindness Challenge at Gribbin

Gribbin School students took part in a Kindness Challenge under the direction of Character Club adviser Coleen Brunhuber throughout the month of April.

Students were encouraged to perform acts of kindness in school, at home and in the community. Some examples were: smile at everyone you see today, give a compliment to a friend, donate food to a local food pantry, plant a flower, thank a teacher and/or wash the dishes after dinner.

The faculty and staff at Gribbin aim to instill kindness and generosity into the school’s children. Teachers and staff have noticed many students going out of their way for their friends, which was a wonderful thing to see. They hope it will continue!

Gribbin Second-Graders Tour Glen Cove


Second-grade classes from Gribbin School took a tour of Glen Cove, visiting Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello at City Hall and the Glen Cove Police Station.

As the bus went around the city, teachers acted as “tour guides," providing the children with the history of Glen Cove. Other stops on the tour included Glen Cove Mansion, The Robert Coles Homestead, Morgan Park, Garvies Point Museum, fire station, library and the post office.

During the City Hall visit, Mayor Spinello spoke to the children about his job and gave a tour of the building. At the police station, Officer Ted Karousos spoke to the students and showed them around the department.

Some of the history shared with the second-graders was that Glen Cove was originally called Musketa Cove. The name was adopted and changed to Glen Cove in 1834. The first settled street in Glen Cove is "The Place" and is still here to date. Glen Cove has more than 10 miles of waterfront including, three public beaches, two nature preserves, a public golf course and a public park.

Gribbin Celebrates Reflections Regional Finalists

Congratulations to Gribbin School kindergartner Kamila Piasta and second-grade students Saoirse Fiedor and Alyssa Weigand, who were chosen as Nassau Regional finalists in the National PTA Reflections Program. The contest’s theme this year was “Let Your Imagination Fly.”
Wednesday, May 25, 2016