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 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

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.

Character Club Learns About Respect

Gribbin students in Collen Verity's afterschool Character Club learned about respecting others during their October meetings. Each month, students learn about a positive character trait and perform a short skit related to the club’s monthly theme.

As part of their October activities, the children acted out a play about the book “The Giving Tree” and read a poem using the letters in the word respect.  The play taught the children to be kind to others and spend time with their family and friends. In addition, the children were reminded to always smile at their friends and be generous. The Character Club theme for November is generosity.

Pumpkin Activity Promotes Learning

First-grade students at Gribbin School enjoyed a different kind of math lesson when their teacher Antoinette Hatzopoulos incorporated the use of pumpkins to assist them with counting and adding up to 10.

The activity, which included students counting and adding pumpkin seeds, was inspired by their read aloud “How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?” The children worked in small groups, with different sized pumpkins. They also learned related vocabulary words, such as pulp, rind, blossoms and ribs.  

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014
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