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

  • APRIL Update

    Happy Poetry Month and Happy Autism Awareness Month!
    This month we are raising awareness about autism acceptance and promoting inclusion for people with autism. At the same time we are celebrating the joy of poetry! See images attached.
    After reading the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, some members of the Student Council were inspired to create a Poetry Giving Tree with the help of the school custodian Ms. Amanda. Each child will be given a leaf to write a poem on, and it will be added to the tree. Scholars can choose to take a poem from the tree if they read one that they really enjoy. 
    This month our 3rd-5th grade scholars will be taking the NYS ELA State Exam. 3rd and 4th graders will take the paper and pencil tests on April 11th and 12th. 5th graders will take the Computer Based Test (CBT) on April 15th and 16th. We will continue to offer after school and virtual Saturday Academy this month in preparation for the ELA and Math exams. We will also offer a Spring Break virtual session for all 3rd-5th grade scholars on 4/23-4/25 from 9:00-11:00. Our annual PEP RALLY will be held on April 9th. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns about these assessments.
    The March Madness Attendance Challenge has come to an end. Congratulations! If your child came to school every day in the month of March he/she will be invited to the Perfect Purple Party on Friday April 5th. 
    Shout out to ALL grades for having at least 90% Year to Date Attendance. Keep up the great work. Attendance Matters!
    3K/PreK- 90%
    Kindergarten- 92%
    First Grade- 92%
    Second Grade- 91%
    Third Grade- 91%
    Fourth Grade- 93%
    Fifth Grade- 91%
    On April 8th, the NYC area will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning at 2:00 pm. It is unsafe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. We will celebrate this event at BLES by wearing ALL BLACK with a splash of yellow. Individual teachers may be planning other solar eclipse activities so please look out for an email from them or feel free to reach out to your child's teacher. We will have INDOOR dismissal on April 8th. 
    Don't forget to complete the School Survey online. It is due on Friday April 5th. Your voice matters!
    5th grade parents, Middle School Offer Letters can now be viewed on MySchools. Please reach out to the school counselor Mrs. Miller-Toomer if you have any questions or concerns about your child's offer. Her email address is
    Here are some other important dates to remember this month:
    April 6th & April 13th- Virtual Saturday Academy/ Fashion & Talent Show rehearsal
    April 8th- Solar Eclipse- Wear ALL BLACK with a splash of yellow
    April 10- Schools closed- Eid-al-fitr holiday
    April 16th- School Leadership Team Meeting- Library 4:00 PM
    April 19th- Fashion & Talent Show
    April 23rd-April 25th- Spring Recess Academy (Grades 3-5)
    April 22nd-April 30th- Spring Recess
    May 1st- Scholars return to school from Spring Recess
    As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions, suggestions or concerns. 
    In partnership,
    In Partnership,
    Joyce Beckles-Knights
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