Landing Elementary School
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.
Jumping with Heart: Landing Raises $7K+
Landing Elementary School’s “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraising efforts have raised $7,181 this year. More than 145 Landing students and staff members participated in this year's effort, which benefits the American Heart Association.
Congratulations to Max Lasser, who raised a school high $415. Other top jumpers include:
Mialani Martinez: $330
Mikey and Lucas Mattern: $300 each
William Merkel, Daniel May, and Ryan Houghton: $200 each
Kevin Kelly Larkin: $190 each
Evan Rodriguez: $160
Vanessa Vela $151
Kristen Sita: $150
Through the Jump Rope for Heart program, students secure donations and pledge to jump rope for extended periods of time to raise awareness and much-needed monies for the AHA. Landing School Principal Dimitri Kryoneris and his three children, Gabriella, Sophia, and Luciano also participated. Landing physical education teacher Karen Serani coordinated the event. Thanks to all the Landing students and families that participated!
Students Pen Their Appreciation for Learning
The Glen Cove Teachers Association recently honored four winners of the Long Island Presidents Council's 2014 essay contest titled “My Teacher Made This Fun to Learn.” GCTA public relations chairperson president Monica Altamirano offered the organization’s congratulations and presented a check for $50 to each winner at the recent Board of Education meeting.
Winners were selected in four different age categories:
Grades K-2: Zainab Raza (Gribbin School). Zainab wrote about her first-grade teacher Vanessa Broglia, who made reading fun to learn.) Zainab's second-grade ELA teacher this year is Amy Gallo, who entered her essay.
Grades 3-5: Maya Taylor (Landing School). Maya chose to write about her Academics Plus teacher Victoria DeLuise, who inspired her to learn architecture by designing her dream house. Maya's fourth-grade ELA teacher this year is Laura Ann Montuori, who entered her essay.
Grades 6-8: Solange Unger (Finley Middle School). Solange wrote about her seventh-grade science teacher Natalie Camisa, who showed her how mixing different chemicals in test tubes is fun to learn. Solange's ELA teacher this year is Priscilla Incerto, who entered her essay.
Grades 9-12: Matthew Grabowski (Glen Cove High School). Matthew wrote about his English teacher Matthew Rottino, who makes rhetoric fun to learn in class. Since Mr. Rottino is Matt’s English teacher, he entered the essay.
Congratulations to Matthew, Maya, Solange and Zainab for their award-winning essays and to their teachers, for making learning fun.