Langston's Letters

November 21 - November 25

A Note from the Principal

Dear Langston Hughes Family,


Welcome to Wakanda Week is finally here! The festivities will include Family Fitness Night, featuring an African dance class with live drumming; Family Movie Night, featuring a free screening of the first Black Panther movie; and a school-wide trip for the students in grades 2-5 to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.


Monday November 21 - Family Fitness Night: African Dance Class 6:00pm-7:15pm

This event is free and open to all registered students of the Langston Hughes School, an adult member of their family, or a guardian. The class will take place in the cafeteria and begins at 6:00pm. Dress comfortably in a t-shirt and footless tights, stretch pants, or sweatpants. Females might also dance in a wrap skirt, but it is not required. African dance class is traditionally done in bare feet. You can also wear socks or footies with grips on the bottom. Tights with the feet and socks can cause dancers to slip and sneakers may have small rocks or glass that can be dangerous to bare feet. Please arrive at 5:45pm so you have time to change before class begins.


Tuesday November 22 - Family Movie Night: Black Panther 5:00pm-8:00pm

This event is free and open to all registered students of the Langston Hughes School, an adult member of their family, or a guardian. For the screening of the first Black Panther movie, feel free to dress up as your favorite Black Panther character. Snacks will be sold.


Wednesday November 23 - School-wide trip: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Students in grade 2 through 5 go and see the movie. Consent form and $6 fee due on Monday.


If you plan to join us on Monday and/or Tuesday evening, please use the form below to RSVP.


Have a wonderful week!


Denean Stephens-Spellman

Fifth Grade Scholars

Last week our fifth graders really demonstrated their dedication to scholarship. They participated in the Fifth Grade Spelling Bee and visited the Louis Armstrong house to conduct research on the legendary musician. Ms. McCrea, the fifth grade reading teacher, was bursting with pride as she recounted the brilliance that our students displayed as they asked questions and shared what they had already learned with the tour guides of the museum. Ms. McCrea stated that the tour guides were thoroughly impressed with the information that the students had uncovered through their own research!


Fifth grade students also competed in our Spelling Bee to see who would represent our school in the District 18 Spelling Bee. The competitors included: Ruggerio Meredith, Jayden Esprit, Angeni Lloyd, Jacori Lane, Joshua Robertson, Tae'sean Newby, Omayah Murray, Jordan Mathurin, Ariel Williams, and David Kennedy. I would like to thank each of them for their participation. Congratulations to our winner Jacori Lane, and our runner-up Angeni Lloyd.

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Dates to Remember

  • November 21: Family Fitness Night - African Dance class 6:00pm-7:15pm

  • November 22: Family Movie Night - Black Panther 5:00pm-8:00pm

  • November 23: Movie trip - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for grades 2-5

  • November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving recess--schools closed

  • November 30: Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Analyzing Student Data 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • December 1: Deadline to complete and submit the middle school application

  • December 9: Holiday Bake Sale

  • December 26 - January 2: Winter recess--schools closed