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.
Landing Boiler Replacement Underway
The aging boiler at Landing Elementary School is being removed and a new, more efficient system is being installed this summer. Seen here is the old boiler prior to workers dismantling and removing it. The district facilities committee will provide updates throughout the summer, along with photos, as the project progresses. The new system is expected to be in place prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year and will be operational for the fall/winter heating season.
Scenes from Landing School’s Moving Up Ceremony
This year’s ceremony was special, as it marked the completion of the
first year at the helm for Principal Dimitri Kryoneris. The students and
staff celebrated by giving Mr. Kryoneris his own “Dimi-TREE” to plant
on the school lawn as a symbol of his strength and perseverance as a
Congratulations to Landing School’s Math Olympians! They were among nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the program, which involved a series of difficult math contests and practice sessions. The Landing Math Olympians worked under the supervision of coach Victoria DeLuise, who taught them to solve unusual problems and think creatively. The students responded well and were all recognized with certificates for their participation.
Three Landing Math Olympians tied for 1st place: Mia Martinez, Michael Suozzi and Skye Schenck. Izaiha Jorge won 2nd place.
Pictured (front row) Jade Ferreris, Edward Goodyear, Chinaza Ajuonuma, Jennifer Heman, Caroline Yee, Darlyn Bonilla, Liam Dall, (back row) Madelaine Starke, Matthew Gasparello, William Merkel, Jeremy Dorador, Mia Martinez, Michael Suozzi, Skye Schenck, Garielle Callahan, and Caitlin Callahan. Izaiha Jorge is absent from the photo.
A Student with Courage
During this year’s Field Day at Landing School a special ceremony was held honoring Yasmin Fakhry.
Last November, Yasmin was the recipient of a successful life-saving operation. The healing process was slow and Yasmin has made wonderful strides over the past six months.
While her loving family and relatives, including her sister Latifa, have been there for her every step of the way on her road to recovery, Yasmin has had to cope with being taken away from another special family—her teachers and friends at Landing School.
“It’s been said that ‘The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the courage of the heart,’ said Landing physical education teacher Karen Serani. “Yasmin has been an outstanding model of strength, perseverance, and determination. For this, we are proud to present her with Landing School’s Courage Award.”
Rising to the Occasion
Landing Elementary School continued its seasonal recognition of student improvement and achievement as the school recently honored 35 students in grades 3-5 as Junior Rising Stars. During a school-wide assembly, Junior Rising Stars are praised for their overall efforts to be good students as well as good citizens and friends to their fellow classmates. Hard work, strong attendance and an ability to work well with others are some of the criteria for which these students are congratulated.
Landing Principal Dimitri Kryoneris commended the Spring Junior Rising Stars on their accomplishments. Board of Education President Donna Brady and Assistant Superintendent Human Resources Louis Zocchia were also on hand to applaud the following students and their teachers:
Spring 2014 Junior Rising Stars (with teacher)
Valerie Acosta: Mrs. Jensen
Kevin Anaya: Mrs. Pawlowski
Ariel Avelar: Ms. Orlando
Alex Benitez: Mrs. Mazza
Josue Caceres Trigueros: Mrs. Montuori
De’Evian Christopher: Mrs. Villella
Maryori Climaco: Mrs. Hernandez
Kassandra Cruz Rivas: Mrs. Tenke
Elijah Daniel: Mrs. Mendrinos
Brian Flores: Mrs. Villella
Perla Fuentes Escobar: Mrs. Phegley
Anthony Gegovic: Mrs. Reynolds
Nicolai Glouchkov: Mr. Smith
Darwin Granados Reyes: Mrs. Phegley
Kathryn Houghton: Mrs. Conners
Monica Juarez Barnes: Mrs. Liptzin
Lucas Mattern: Mrs. Flower
Ruth Mendoza: Mrs. Reynolds
Kema Minter: Mrs. Fiumara
Jerzon Ovando: Mr. Smith
Natalie Penate: Mrs. Mazza
Nayelin Quezada: Mrs. Clark
Edwin Rivas: Mrs. Clark
Jada Rose Rugel: Mrs. Pawlowski
Allison Salinas Chavez: Mrs. Flower
Gisselle Salinas: Mrs. DePace
Jason Sawoch: Mrs. DePace
Garv Sehgal: Mrs. Fiumara
Julianna Syed: Mrs. Jenson
Aliyah Thurmond: Mrs. Conners
Ana Velasquez Turcios: Mrs. Mendrinos
Stephanie Villalobos: Mrs. Liptzin
Michelle Villatoro: Mrs. Montouri
Gavante White: Mrs. Tenke
Khaleem Zachary: Mrs. Hernandez