Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School Mission Statement

At Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, scholars will be empowered to have choice in how they learn and voice in what they learn. We will provide innovative, individualized instruction that addresses scholar's unique learning styles, cultivates, independent thought, promotes the building of character and enables students to contribute their ideas locally and globally . The Brooklyn Landmark experience  will guide our scholars as they develop their sense of identity and purpose in this world.  We will comprehensively develop citizens who will be decision makers in tomorrow's society.  The Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School scholars will inspire greatness in others, allow their voices to be heard worldwide and create change through their actions and endeavors.  By giving our scholars a choice in how they learn and a voice in what they learn, we are building the foundation of critical thinkers that is needed in the best colleges and the 21st Century workplace.

Message from Principal Knights

  • Monthly Update from Mrs. Knights


    Welcome Back to BLES!

    Greetings BLES family and friends!

    On behalf of the staff of Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, I want to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! We are looking forward to a great partnership with you to ensure that our scholars are safe, happy and achieving at their highest potential!

    This year, we are getting a jump start on Beginning of the Year assessments. Between August 16th and August 30th every child has been scheduled to come in for a reading test. If you are unsure of your child's date and time of testing, please reach out to me as soon as possible.

    I am sure that you have many questions and concerns regarding the upcoming school year. We have calendared three dates for you to receive information from the BLES team and ask questions. Please save these dates:

    Friday, September 3rd- Information Session for New and Incoming Families-3K, Pre-K, Kindergarten and all other new families. This event will happen virtually at 9 am and 1 pm. Look out for a zoom link from Mrs. Gibson, parent coordinator.

    Friday, September 10th- TOWN HALL for all families. This event will be held virtually at 10 am and 5 pm.  Look out for a zoom link from Mrs. Gibson, parent coordinator.

    Saturday, September 11th- Back to School Kick Off from 10-1 on Sumpter Street between Rockaway Avenue and Mother Gaston Blvd.- Giveaways include backpacks, pencil pouches, hygiene packs, snacks and library books. Meet with staff from Xposure Foundation and our new after school program provider, Achievement Lab! You'll also meet with Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Legal Services, Dial A Teacher, PTA/Title 1, United Community Schools and BLES staff. There will be fun and games for the scholars! Please join us if you can.

    The first day of school for all scholars is Monday September 13th. Arrival is at 8:30 and dismissal is at 2:50. More information and important dates will be provided at the three sessions listed above. See you then. 

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at I look forward to an amazing school year!


    Joyce Beckles-Knights


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Upcoming Events

  • International Day of Peace-Peace Parade

  • BLES Heroes Day- Dads bring your child to school

  • SLT Meeting

  • Guest Reader Friday

  • Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People's Day-NO SCHOOL

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