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Landing Elementary School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Early Dismissal Time: 11:25 p.m.

McLoughlin Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Office:  (516) 801-7410
Nurse: (516) 801-7460
Attendance: (516) 801-7412
Social Worker: (516) 801-7465
Cafeteria: (516) 801-7494 

  
A National Blue Ribbon Award Winning
School of Excellence

Welcome To Our School

Welcome to Landing School, also known as "the Friendly School!" Landing is a special place for so many reasons. It is a place where we pride ourselves on being a family. As Landing principal, I am proud of my caring and nurturing faculty and staff, who are committed to bringing each and every child a full and enriched educational experience. We strive each day to reach our personal goals and celebrate our many successes. We value our cultural diversity and learn to be appreciative of the unique qualities that make us who we are. At Landing School, we understand that learning styles are individual and varied, and we search continually for ways to reach all learners, so that each child can realize his or her own personal potential.

Our PTA is an integral part of our family, and provides our students with a variety of fun and educational experiences throughout the school year.

Our On-Site Committee meets regularly to discuss ways in which we can be proactive as a school community and keep our learning environment a positive and productive one. We consider local community members (Glen Cove seniors, policemen, etc.) to be our extended family members and encourage their participation in our many outreach programs.

As you can see, Landing School is more than just an elementary school....it is our home.

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    Reading Club Fun at Landing

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    This year, third-graders in Mrs. Christine Barsic’s and Mrs. Nicole Mazza’s classes at Landing School have joined together for reading book clubs. The activity, which takes place twice a week, allows children to truly enjoy reading with partners. They also discuss the traits of characters, main ideas and themes found in their chosen books. Additionally, when their reading is finished, they choose a culminating project based on the book they have read.  

    Students Layla Palazzo’s and Gianella Salinas’ reading came to life after they chose to write a letter to author Stephen Krensky about the book, “History of Fun Stuff: The Deep Dish on Pizza!” To their surprise, Mr. Krensky wrote a letter back to them. The girls were so excited to hear from the author, it truly made their reading come to life. His letter also served as inspiration for other groups to write letters to the authors of their chosen books.

    Landing Celebrates Jr. NBA Skills Challenge Winners

     Landing Celebrates Jr. NBA Skills Challenge Winners photo

    Landing School students participated in the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge in February. As part of the contest, students have one minute to dribble through cones and score points from designated spots on the basketball court. Students practiced throughout the week to prepare for the regional competition, which was held on March 16 at Basketball City on Pier 36 in Manhattan. The students capped off this great achievement with a culminating basketball showcase for the Landing fifth grade. Landing physical education teacher Karen Serani expressed her pride to all students who entered the contest. Congratulations to the following winners in their age division:

    Boys Under 11
    Alfred Seaman – 31 points (first place)
    Elias Jorge – 28 points (second place)
    Marco Johnson – 22 points (third place tie)

    Girls Under 11
    Anjhelyny Hernandez – 17 points (first place)
    Mia Lupinski – 13 points (second place)
    Sophia Gonzalez – 13 points (third place)

    Boys Under 13
    Jordan Robinson –30 points (first place)
    Leybis Villatoro – 27 points (second place)
    Phillip Delfino – 13 points (third place)

    Girls Under 13
    Keyri Jaco Ronquillo – 7 points (first place)



    Landing Students Learn to Cultivate Kindness

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    Students at Landing Elementary took part in an inspirational assembly about kindness, treating others with respect and paying it forward when Mr. Richard Specht Jr., the founder of the ReesSpecht Life Foundation, visited their school.

    The Cultivate Kindness school program was created to teach children about how being kind to one another can leave a lasting impact. Its creation stems from tragedy. On Oct. 27, 2012, while preparing for Hurricane Sandy, the Specht family lost their son Rich Edward-Ehmer Specht (Rees) in a backyard pond drowning. Through the kindness of many within the community, especially Kelly Landscaping, which covered the pond, the Spechts’ learned how acts of kindness can help others see the positive during a hard time. The family wanted to do something positive for the community and decided to pay it forward with random acts of kindness. Mr. Specht’s daughters came up with a goal of creating 500 random acts of kindness. After the community’s reaction to the first round of acts of kindness, they were even more inspired to help others and have surpassed that number.

    Mr. Specht, a former middle school science teacher, made his message fun and engaging. Students were able to see how kindness can spread and come back to you like a boomerang. He also showed the students a science demonstration on how negative feelings and behavior can affect others. Mr. Specht poured different liquids into glass beakers to form a dark liquid (negative feelings), then turned changed those negative feelings back to clear liquid (positive feelings) by adding another substance. The students were amazed by this science experiment and were inspired to treat others with kindness. Students were encouraged to help others and talk to someone who may be sitting alone.

    Mr. Specht also wrote a children’s book, “A Little Rees Specht Cultivates Kindness,” about a boy, Rees, who spreads kindness to other kids just like a seed. With each act of kindness the seed grew and grew to make the world beautiful again. He also wrote a second book about bullying and an animation series to go with the books that will be coming out soon.  

    The Landing PTA generously purchased a few books for the teachers to share with their students. Mr. Specht wanted each classroom teacher to have a copy so they could share the story of kindness each year. He planted the first seed of kindness by donating books to each classroom teacher. Before the assembly, teachers read and shared the story with the children. Classroom teachers and students wrote thank-you cards and letters showing their appreciation. 

    After the assembly, students helped the custodial staff clean up the chairs and prepare for the APR for lunch. Students were left with a card to help spread Rees’ story and spread kindness within Landing and the Glen Cove community. Thank you to the PTA and the Cultural Arts Committee for bringing such an inspirational guest to Landing to spread an amazing message to all students and staff.  

     


    PARP-O-Lympics at Landing

    PARP-O-Lympics at Landing photo

    Landing School students concluded their participation in the PTA’s Pick A Reading Partner program, which asks a partner to read with a child for at least 20 minutes daily, stressing that reading can be fun as well as informative.

    The theme this year was Color Your World With Reading. Students did a wonderful job and were rewarded for collectively reading 40,000 minutes with the school’s first PARP-O-Lympics. Activities included a mummy wrap, a hula-hoop contest, trashketball, over and under, a hula-hoop chain and an adult/teacher knockout competition. 




    Emergency Pillowcase Preparedness

    Emergency Pillowcase Preparedness photo

    Connolly and Landing school students participated in the American Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project when American Red Cross AmeriCorps representatives visited their schools on Jan. 22.

    The Pillowcase Project teaches children coping skills to help them deal with an emergency situation and also offers tips and tools to help them prepare for emergencies. It’s made possible thanks to a grant from Disney and came to fruition after American Red Cross volunteers witnessed victims of Hurricane Katrina packing personal belongings in pillowcases when leaving their homes. 

    Representatives explained the importance of having an escape plan in the event of a home fire, the need for smoke detectors in every room, tips on what to do if there’s a hurricane and more to students. The youngsters were also trained through the program’s three core principles, Learn, Practice and Share: learn how emergencies happen and how to stay safe when they do; practice what you learn so you’ll be ready when an emergency happens and share what you’ve learned so that everyone knows how to stay safe in an emergency.

    After the discussion, students decorated pillowcases they received from the organization. The students were encouraged to draw pictures of important items they wanted to bring with them in an emergency. This important program was brought to the district thanks to Landing physical education teacher Karen Serani, who is a volunteer member of the American Red Cross. 

    Sunday, March 24, 2019
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