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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 is our home.


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    Current News

    Landing Students Learn to Embrace Difference in Others

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    Fourth graders in Ms. Courtney McCord’s class at Landing School participated in a class lesson that integrated science and character development on Sept. 20. The class recently completed a mystery science lesson, “What Blind People See,” and read the book, “All Are Welcome,” which speaks to embracing differences in others. 

    Ms. McCord, wanting to reinforce the students’ learning, invited Glen Cove resident Jimmy Merkel to visit the class. Mr. Merkel has been blind since birth and has accomplished a lot in his life. The students listened carefully to Mr. Merkel’s story about riding a bus to New York City to go to a blind school, learning to read and write braille, riding a bicycle with his six brothers and sisters, counting change with only his sense of touch and the struggles that come without having vision. Perhaps the most meaningful lesson for students was witnessing Jimmy’s positive attitude and acceptance. This attitude combined with a strong support system is clearly what has helped him succeed in life.

    ‘What Lifts You’ at Landing?

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    Landing School teachers Monica Altamirano, Jean Bennardo, Margaret Clark and Melissa Harechmak recently approached interim building principal Alexa Doeschner with an idea for a community building art installation to be displayed at Open School Night.  

    The group learned of artist Kelsey Montague, who began a campaign of painting murals of wings around the world, and attaching the prompt “What Lifts You?” to the art work. People enjoy taking pictures in front of these murals, reflecting on what lifts them and tagging themselves to the hashtag #WhatLiftsYou.  
    For Landing’s own version of this uplifting campaign, art teacher Jean Bennardo drew an outline of the wings and templates of feathers that were given to students and staff. Ms. Doeschner then asked all students and staff to answer the question “What Lifts You?” in one or two words. The feathers came in on the same day as Open School Night, and Ms. Altamirano, Ms. Bennardo and Ms. Harechmak worked with student-volunteers to paste each feather onto the wings. Student and staff responses included “family,” “sports,” “pets,” “my teacher,” “God” and “all of you.” The result is a display of overwhelming positivity and community, and serves as a visual reminder of what lifts Landing.

    Sunday, November 17, 2019