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

  • Happy November!

    Dear BLES families!

    Happy November!

    This month, we pause to reflect on the many things we are thankful for. I want to take this time to THANK YOU for entrusting BLES with the care and education of your children. Thank you for your support, whether it is through volunteer work, attendance at our parent meetings or chaperoning for a field trip. Parents have many options these days, so thank you for choosing BLES!

    This month, I would like to remind families that SAFETY is our number one priority. To that end, schools train and drill all staff and students in the General Response Protocol. This protocol describes what to do in an Evacuation, Shelter-In or Lockdown. Although these kinds of drills can be scary for young children, it is designed to be age-appropriate without causing unnecessary alarm. Please review the General Response Protocols that were given to all students (A copy is attached) and discuss these procedures with your child.

    Please also be reminded to update the Emergency Contact Cards that are on file in our office. This includes providing phone numbers and the names of adults to whom the school may release your child in an emergency. Families are also encouraged to register with Notify NYC to receive information about emergency events and create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) to receive real-time emergency notification. You can also call 311 for additional information about a school during an emergency.

    Finally, vaccination is the best way to reduce the risk of COVID 19. Call 877-829-4692 to find a location near you. Because of the low student vaccination rates at our school, we are working on bringing the vaccine clinic back to our school this year, along with COVID 19 vaccination workshops for families so that your questions and concerns can be addressed.

    Here are important dates to remember this month:

    • November 3rd- Parent Teacher Conferences
    • November 8th- Chancellor’s Conference Day- Students not in attendance
    • November 10th- PTA Meeting at 5:30
    • November 11th- Veteran’s Day- No School
    • November 18th- Student Council Elections
    • November 22nd- Picture Day (Money for pictures is due on or before 11/18)
    • November 23rd- Families of Promise Meeting (For families who speak another language)
    • November 24th and 25th- Thanksgiving Recess- No School

    As always, I am excited to share the list of scholars who have Perfect Attendance for the month of October! (Please see attached)

    Feel free to reach out to me at or if you have any questions or comments about anything mentioned in this monthly letter.

    In partnership,

    Joyce Beckles-Knights


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