Landing Elementary School

A National Blue Ribbon Award Winning School of Excellence

School Hours: 8:55 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Early Dismissal Time: 12:10 p.m.

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

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 is our home.


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    Current News

    Glen Cove Students Have Heart

    More than 120 Landing students raised $10,051 for the American Heart Association through the school’s participation in Jump Rope for Heart.

    Through the Jump Rope for Heart program, students secured donations to jump rope during their physical education class to raise awareness and much-needed monies for the AHA. The money raised was the largest amount collected at Landing School in its 20-year history of supporting the organization. Congratulations to fifth-grade student Max Lasser, who raised $760. Other top fundraisers included: Maddy Kaffly ($600); Eli Reinheimer ($418); Olivia Bifone ($415); Kristen Sita ($355); Jaden Aguilar ($325); Sasha Brennan ($325); and Sofia Lorenti ($306).

    Students were encouraged to collect online donations for this event. In all, there were 46 online participants, raising an astounding $7,313. Each student who raised money received an AHA duck and a duck sticker that was placed on the “Landing Duck Pond” at school.

    Crocheting with Heart

    Landing students in the PTA’s after-school Crocheting Club created scarves for the HeartScarves program of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

    The 12 students accepted the challenge to crochet with “heart,” creating four red scarves, which the organization will hand deliver to women in the hospital or in cardiac rehab centers right after a cardiac event. The scarves were designed to be 3 to 4 inches wide and 50 to 60 inches long so they can be used during medical procedures without getting tangled with medical equipment. A printed gift card is attached to each scarf, explaining the meaning of the HeartScarves program.

    In addition to the four scarves made by students, the Crocheting Club will donate another seven scarves thanks to donations from friends and community members.

    Landing Book Contest Winners

    Four students from Landing School were named winners in the Glen Cove Public Library’s annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest. 

    The contest invites aspiring student-authors in grades 2-6 to write and illustrate an original children’s book. Nearly 30 student-authors were recognized for their outstanding books out of the more than 150 entries received from both public and private schools.

    Congratulations to the following students from David Smith’s fifth-grade class for combining their literary and artistic skills to produce books for all to enjoy: Michele Cruz for her book, “How to Take Care of a Parakeet”; Jose Santos and Giovanni White, who collaborated to write and illustrate a sports adventure titled “Soon-to-be All-Star Logan Thompson”; and Walter Gomez for his book, “The Wonderful World of Wolves.”

    Ready, Set, Action

    Fifth-grade students in David Smith’s class performed, recorded and produced a radio play titled “Two Pigs, a Wolf and a Mud Pie.” 

    The project was a collaborative effort between Smith and LIU Post’s WCWP Radio Director Dan Cox. Prior to recording, Smith’s students rehearsed the script of the play, a mixed parody of classic fairy tales. Main characters included Wolf, Cinderella, Hansel, Gretel, Snow White and the Witch. In addition to the characters, students filled the roles of sound effects technician, engineer and director.

    On the morning of the recording, Mr. Cox set up his portable “radio station” and prepared students to perform their assigned roles. The experience gave students a greater understanding and appreciation of the varied aspects involved in creating an audio or video production. “Two Pigs, a Wolf and a Mud Pie” was an interdisciplinary unit of study, as students learned and applied math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the performance. 

    The audio play will air on LIU’s WCWP Radio and be available as a podcast in early June 2015.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015