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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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 Fairy Tale Ball

Gribbin students enjoyed a magical experience when they attended the school’s Fairy Tale Ball.

The event culminated the school’s Parents As Reading Partners Program, which encompassed the fairy tale theme “Once a PARP a Time,” according to kindergarten teacher and PARP coordinator Genene Coppola.

“For the last two weeks, we have been focusing on fairy tales,” Coppola said. “We even wrote a school fairy tale, with each class adding to the story.”

In honor of the special occasion, female students arrived adorned in beautiful dresses and tiaras, while Gribbin’s young gentlemen dressed in ties and crowns. The children enjoyed dancing and the princess costumes worn by the school’s PARP coordinators. In addition to the Fairy Tale Ball, Gribbin students enjoyed visits from community readers, a book-a-long and a pajama day as part of the school’s PARP celebration.

Book-a-long Fun

Gribbin students recently enjoyed a “book-a-long” as part of the school’s Parents As Reading Partners celebration.

The event was planned as a fun and musical way to promote reading for students. The children looked on as various stories were projected on a big screen, while their music teacher sang through the stories. Students were encouraged to join in.

Community Readers at Gribbin

Members of the Glen Cove community recently visited and read to Gribbin School students as part of the school’s Parents As Reading Partners program.

Students listened to a story read by their special guest and had an opportunity to learn about the important role they have in the community. Principal Francine Santoro expressed her gratitude to the following guest readers who attended the event: 

Mr. Brian Basile — Hair Designer
Mr. Tim Benzinger — Parent
Monica Chavez — ESL Foreign Language Coordinator
Lt. Peter DiMaggio — Glen Cove Police Department
Mr. Mike DiPaolo — UPS Driver
Ms. Merrily Glaviano — Gribbin Teacher Mom
Mr. Nick Glaviano — Second-Grade Teacher’s Brother
Dr. Beverly Granger — Glen Cove Dentist
Mr. Anthony Guastella — Forest Pizza
Dr. Michael Israel — Assistant Superintendent
Mr. Todd Kopetic — Parent
Dimitri Kryoneris — Landing School Principal
Sgt. Jack MacDougal — Retired Police Officer
Ms. Arlene O’Dell — Director of GC Youth Bureau
Maria Rianna —Superintendent
Mr. Matthew Rottino — High School English Teacher
Mayor Reginald Spinello
Officer David Telese — Customs Officer
Mr. Spiro Tsirkas — GC Youth Bureau
Police Chief William Whitton


Sharing the Gift of Reading

Connolly student representatives in grades 3-5 visited Gribbin School as guest readers on Jan. 14. The children, who were chaperoned by teachers Nancy Cox and Dora Ricciardi, brought and read their favorite books to Gribbin students in grades K-2 as part of the district’s Parents as Reading Partners celebration.



Gribbin Celebrates Dr. King

Students at Gribbin School honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an assembly featuring musical performances and speeches. 

During the celebration, kindergarten students performed “Freedom, Freedom Let it Ring” and “Peace and Harmony,” while first-grade students read a poem titled “Dream.” Second-graders performed “It’s in Every One of Us,” read facts about Dr. King’s life and spoke about character traits related to the civil rights activist.

Other highlights included the reading of quotes from Dr. King’s "I Have a Dream Speech” and students, staff and parents taking a peace pledge, before singing “We Shall Overcome.”

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