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

  • Parents are our primary partners!

    At Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, we believe that parents are our primary partners. This means that..

    1. we work in partnership with you to ensure that your child is successful at BLES and beyond.
    2. we want to see you at one of our school-wide events, including Parents & Pancakes, Healthy Harvest and the annual Holiday Show.
    3. we are available to assist and answer questions daily.
    4. we believe in mutual goal setting. We work together to solve problems. We don’t believe that we have all of the answers.

    This month, on November 14th, you have an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher during Family Conferences. There, you will look at your child’s classwork and assessments, ask questions and find out how you can support your child’s academic and social-emotional progress at home.  You will also receive lots of information and resources at our Community Resource Fair in the Dance Studio and our PTA meeting in the library.

    This month’s core value is LEADERSHIP. Throughout the month, we will be teaching your children what leadership looks like, sounds like and feels like. We will also teach scholars how to identify leadership qualities in others, how to work collaboratively with others and the importance of demonstrating leadership in conflict. Our core value mentor of the month is Barack Obama.

    It was great to see so many parents and family members at our Character Day performances! There was standing room only! Our scholars did an amazing job and they looked incredible. We are working hard to make every experience you have at our school-wide events better than the last. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, suggestions or concerns. I can be reached at or 718-443-2747 ext. 2081

    Finally, at the end of the month, we will be spending some time with our family and loved ones giving thanks. I want to take this time to say THANK YOU to our BLES Family and Friends. Thank you for supporting our school community and for working with all of us to make BLES such a wonderful place of learning!

    In Partnership,

    Joyce Beckles-Knights



Upcoming Events

  • Talk to the Teacher 2:40

  • Student Government Elections

  • Wrestling Practice

  • Girl Power Group

  • Cheerleading Practice

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