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

  • December Update

    Principal’s Monthly Letter and Family Update

    Happy December & Seasons Greetings, BLES Families!

    Here are some important dates and events to remember:

    Our Beat the Streets Wrestling Program will come to an end on December 7th and the championship will take place on 12/10. For further information about the championship, please contact Mr. Santimauro at

    The last day for Girls on the Run is December 12th.The Girls on the Run 5K Run will take place on 12/10 at the Icahn Stadium in Manhattan-Field 10. Please also note that GOTR is accepting donations of chapstick, socks, toothbrushes and more as part of their annual service project. Please reach out to Mrs. Vargas-Murphy at if you have any questions about Girls on the Run or if you would like to make a donation.

    The last day for the K-2 Academic Intervention Program will be Thursday December 21st. Stay tuned for details about the Academic After School program starting soon for grades 3-5. 

    Congratulations to our 60 GOLD Honor Society Inductees! They will be enjoying a Holiday Trip to see a performance of Scrooge on Monday December 18th at the College of Staten Island. We are very proud of all of their accomplishments! 

    Our End of Year, Red Carpet, Honor Society Gala will celebrate the achievements of our scholars in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. We are looking for at least 2 parents to join the planning committee for this spectacular event that is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 1st. 

    The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled to take place December 11th-December 15th in our school library. Shop online Dec 11- Dec 24 for an expanded selection of exclusive books, new releases, value packs and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Buy one, Get one and 25% Off pricing is not applicable online. 25% of every online purchase during the Fair directly benefits our school! Click on the following link and start shopping beginning on December 11th. Thank you for supporting our school!

    Finally, our schoolwide attendance is at 92% Great job, families! Here is the breakdown by grade level:

    3K/PreK- 90%

    Kindergarten- 92%

    First Grade- 94%

    Second Grade- 93%

    Third Grade- 93%

    Fourth Grade- 93%

    Fifth Grade- 93%

    I'm looking forward to seeing you all at our Parents & Pancakes workshop on 12/8, the Sneaker Ball fundraiser on 12/16 from 2:00-5:00, the SLT and PTA meetings the week of 12/18 and our annual Holiday Show taking place on December 22nd at 8:30 am! 

    Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful new year! Feel free to reach out with questions, suggestions, shout outs or concerns to

    In Partnership,
    Joyce Beckles-Knights
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Upcoming Events

  • Community Circle K-2

  • Scholastic Book Fair

  • Community Circle 3-5

  • Parents & Pancakes

  • Scholastic Book Fair

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