Field Day Fun at Landing


Landing School students who achieved success in physical education throughout the school year were celebrated during the school’s annual Field Day event.

Congratulations to twins Edith Vanegas and Jeffrey Vanegas for receiving the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance award for excellence in physical education. Physical education awards for excellence were earned by students Valerie Acosta, Colette Brunelle, Aidan Costella, Ashly Freeman, Danielle Ginez, Chaaya Letellier, Evan Rodriguez, Allison Salinas, Edith Vanegas, Jeffrey Vanegas, Noe Velasquez and Parker Wiesner. Elias Vassilakis was the recipient of the Courage Trophy.

Students who broke the P.A.C.E.R. records held at Landing School were also recognized, including fourth-grader Jonathan Patino (70 laps), who also holds the boys' grade 3 record of 61 laps; fifth-grader Valerie Acosta (69 laps), who also holds the grade 4 record of 59 laps; and fifth-grader Jeffrey Vanegas (81 laps).
Other recognition was given to students in the 80s club. These students achieved 80 sit-ups on both their pre- and post-tests for curl-ups as part of their baseline and summative fitness tests.

All in all, it was a fun day, as teachers, staff and parents participated in the adult water balloon toss to the delight of Landing students! Many thanks to water balloon fillers and to those who helped set up for the event.
Field Day was a success thanks to the Landing PTA, Principal Benjamin Roberts, parents, staff and the custodial staff.