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

‘The Gift’


Gribbin students warmed the hearts of family members and faculty through entertaining performances at the school’s winter concert.

“The Gift,” written and directed by music teacher JoAnn Criblez, featured a skit presented by Cynthia Van Ommeren’s second-grade class. It also included high-energy musical performances by students in grades K-2, who sang traditional favorites such as “A Marshmallow World,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” Each song was accompanied by dance movements, making the musical selections come to life.

Thanksgiving Lesson Incorporates Math and History

Gribbin students in Antoinette Hatzopoulis’s class studied the history of Native Americans and Pilgrims around the Thanksgiving holiday. As part of their lesson, the first-graders learned about the food the Native Americans shared with the Pilgrims and created a homemade feast of corn muffins, cranberry sauce and butter, which they enjoyed as a class. The children also used their math skills to construct turkeys out of apples.

Food Collection Helps Families in Need

Students and faculty at Gribbin School donated all the staples for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to help local families in need.    

The food collection, organized by social worker Kristin Brosnan, took place throughout November in an effort to ensure the donations would reach as many community members as possible.

“We coordinate with local agencies, including the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, to make sure we can cover the biggest number of families in need,” Brosnan said.

Thanks to the generous donations of the school community, 17 local families received complete Thanksgiving meals in boxes decorated by Gribbin students.  

Holiday Book Offers Language Lesson

Kristin Wolf’s first-grade class at Gribbin visited the library to share the story of “Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey.” The book provided a wonderful opportunity to teach a bilingual lesson, as it incorporates many Spanish words. After sharing the story, the students selected a buddy and played a fun matching game using the vocabulary from the book. According to Mrs. Wolf, a great time was had by all.

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