Langston's Letters

March 13 - March 17

A Note from the Principal

Dear Langston Hughes Family,

I hope your children have shared with you the fun they had on Friday's trips. The fourth and fifth graders visited the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center. Ms. McCrea was excited to share how well our students represented their school community. She said they made excellent observations.

Our kindergarteners and first graders went bowling at Bowl 360. There were smiles and excited chatter everywhere when they returned to the school. We are so happy to be able to take trips again!

Have a wonderful week!

Denean Stephens-Spellman

One World Observatory

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Bowl 360

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3K/Pre-K Applications

The 3K and Pre-k application process deadline has been extended to March 13. If your child is currently enrolled in our 3k class and you wish to have your child continue on in our pre-kindergarten program, you must apply for a seat. You can apply for 3K and pre-kindergarten in one of three ways:

1. Online with (use the button below)

2. By phone at 718-935-2009. Call Monday-Friday between 8am and 6pm.

3. Contact a Family Welcome Center. Learn how at

If you have any questions or require support applying for 3K or pre-kindergarten, our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Tanisha Allen is always available to answer questions or help walk you through the process. Ms. Tanisha can be reached at (516) 519-3812 between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm. Don't wait, seats fill up quickly!

We also have seats available on other grades. If you know of any individuals who are looking for a new school family, please send them our way.

Dates to Remember

  • March 13: Last day to apply for 3K and Pre-K

  • March 13:Picture Re-take Day for all students

  • March 13: Virtual SLT Meeting 5:00pm-7:00pm

  • March 22: Virtual PTA Meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • March 24: Kindergarten, first grade, and K/1-378 to the Manhattan Fire Museum

  • April 3: Virtual SLT Meeting 5:00pm-7:00pm

  • April 6-14: Spring recess--Schools closed

  • April 19 & 20: New York State English Language Arts Examination

  • April 20: Kindergarten and first grade to the NYC Transit Museum

  • April 21: Eid-al-Fitr--Schools closed

  • April 26: Virtual PTA Meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • April 27: K/1-378 to the NYC Transit Museum

  • April 28: Parent Gardening Night with Ms. Howard 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • May 2-4: New York State Mathematics Examination

  • May 8: Virtual SLT Meeting 5:00pm-7:00pm

  • May 24: Virtual PTA Meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm