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

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    We are now well into our summer vacation. We made it through an unprecedented time in the history of our country. After schools were closed unexpectedly in March because of COVID-19,  we quickly put a plan into place and began to teach remotely. We got every scholar into a Google Classroom, including 3K and Pre-K and we began to teach synchronous lessons for the very first time. You rolled up your sleeves and put on your teacher hat. You logged on with your children and made sure that they were participating and understood what to do each day. You asked questions and gave lots of feedback, suggestions and compliments. Thank you families! This is what a true partnership looks like! We couldn't have done this without you. 
    Were there bumps in the road? Yes! Did things always go perfectly? No. But we can now say that we have learned and grown so much as educators and YOU can say that you have learned a lot as well. You have a better understanding of what your child is learning in school and you've gotten to know your children a little more.
    As we prepare for School Reopening in the fall, I want to encourage you to register for and  attend Chancellor Carranza's Family and Student Information Sessions.  You will learn more about the Department of Education plans for the 20-21 school year. You can REGISTER HERE:  
    The next two  Citywide Sessions will be held on August 12th from 6:30-8:00 and August 27th from 6:30-8:00. 
    Our second BLES Town Hall Family Meeting will be held on Wednesday August 19th at 1 pm or 6 pm.
    Please also be sure to complete the Learning Preference Survey by August 7th. You can complete the SURVEY HERE:
    As we look to the next school year, we want to be prepared for any number of circumstances that may exist. There will be challenges ahead but our school community is strong and I am committed to doing everything I can to support the teachers, parents and scholars of BLES.
    Please check the calendar on this website, along with our social media pages for ongoing updates and important information. You can access our social media pages HERE: 

    Thank you again for all that you do. Stay safe and be well!

    In partnership,

    Joyce Beckles-Knights


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Upcoming Events

  • Town Hall-School Reopening

  • Family & Student Information Session

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