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

  • February Update

    Happy Black History Month!
    This month, we will honor the contributions of African Americans to the United States and beyond. Our annual Get Woke Week will take place the week of February 12th-16th and culminate with performances and a Gallery Walk on February 16th. Families are invited to attend!
    BLES is proud to be a Respect for All school. We are committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all community members. We promote inclusion and a respect for diversity in our daily practices. Community Circle, School-wide celebrations, Families of Promise and Cultural Gallery Walks are just some of the ways we help every scholar, parent and staff member feel represented and valued. BLES is celebrating Respect for All Week February 5th-9th this year. All scholars will participate in classroom activities such as the Respect Challenge, mindfulness moments and a discussion of various scenarios. They will rep their culture one day and see an anti-bullying performance (The YOJO Show) in the school auditorium.
    The week of February 5th-9th is School Counselor's Week. Happy School Counselor's Week to Mrs. Miller-Toomer and Ms. Lino. Their contributions to our school community are profound and they are truly appreciated!
    Grades 3-5 have started the Mastery Season! This means that they are engaging in a Teach, Assess, Reteach cycle of learning for standards Mastery. Mastery Season will take place from now until Spring when the scholars will take the NYS ELA and Math exams. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
    Progress Reports went home to families on February 1st. You will see your child's IReady and Acadience scores for ELA and Math along with your child's overall performance in core subjects, attendance and comments from your child's teacher on what he/she must work on in order to improve. See schoolwide data attached here 
    Grade 5 is hosting a Sweetheart Soiree for scholars in grades K-5 on February 9th. Please reach out to Mrs. Ford-Watson at if you have any questions.
    District 23 is hosting another curriculum week the week of 2/12-2/16. BLES looks forward to facilitating on the first day of the week (Feb. 12th). From 4:00-5:30, you can log on to one or more of the following sessions to hear about the ELA curriculum we use in District 23 across grades 3K-5. Here is the information you need to join:
    3K/PreK- MEETING ID-915 4100 1554
                    PASSCODE- 042696
    Kindergarten-Second Grade- MEETING ID- 980 8977 7683
                                                    PASSCODE- 492896
    Third Grade- Fifth Grade- MEETING ID- 934 0657 8468
                                              PASSCODE- 788088
    I look forward to seeing you all at one or more of the following school-wide events:
    2/9- Parents & Pancakes- 9:00
    2/15- P.T.A. Meeting- 5:30
    2/16- Black History Month Showcase and Gallery Walk- 9:00
    2/27- School Leadership Team Meeting- 4:00
    2/28- Families of Promise- 8:30 
    In Partnership,
    Joyce Beckles-Knights
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