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

    Happy May, BLES family!
    We start this month by celebrating our teachers during Teacher's Appreciation Week. Let's hear it for the teachers! Their hard work and tireless commitment to families and scholars never wavered throughout this entire ordeal. They stepped up to the plate time and time again to make it happen for our scholars. Please show them some love on May 3-7. Next, I want to wish all of the moms a very joyful Mother's Day! Mothers had to wear so many different hats during this pandemic. I thank you for supporting us at BLES by making sure your children are logged on, attending school regularly and prepared every day for learning. Some of you did this with very small children at home, while you were working remotely. We know how challenging this time has been for you. We see you and we appreciate you, moms!
    Any 3rd-5th grade scholars who are choosing to take the NYS Math assessment will do so beginning on May 4th. If you have any questions or concerns about the NYS Math Exam, please reach out to your child's teacher or Assistant Principal Dawson at
    I would like to extend a personal invitation to the following events:
    BLES Elections/Title 1 Workshop on 5/12 at 5:30
    Principal's Coffee Chat on 5/14 at 9 am and 3 pm
    Parents & Pancakes on 5/28 at 9 am
    We are searching for parents who can participate in our annual College & Career Week. If you can spare at least an hour of your time on May 19th, our scholars would love to hear about your chosen profession, what your day is like and the journey you've taken to get here. Please reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Janelle Miller at While we are on the subject of Ms. Miller, many 5th grade scholars have asked about Middle School acceptance letters. As soon as she receives information about this, she will reach out to all of our 5th grade families.
    BLES is getting ready for a STEAM fair. Scholars will create SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY/ENGINEERING, ART and MATHEMATICS projects on the topic "Save Our Earth." Because of the topic, many of our scholars may think these projects are just like the Earth Day projects but please let them know that these will be very different. An example of a STEAM fair project on Saving the Earth is Showing how you would use your Math Skills to save the world from an asteroid or creating an app or Robot that tackles an issue on our planet. More details about the STEAM fair are forthcoming. Top projects will be presented at TOWN HALL on May 26th. 
    Don't forget that there will be no school (asynchronous or synchronous) on May 13th and May 31st. Please plan accordingly. 
    Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions or concerns at
    Stay safe and Be well!

    Joyce Beckles-Knights


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Upcoming Events

  • In-Person Learning 3K and PreK


  • TOWN HALL 3-5

  • Town Hall K-2

  • BLES PTA/Title 1 elections/Workshop

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