Langston's Letters

May 8 - May 12

A Note from the Principal

Dear Langston Hughes Family,

Field Day is right around the corner and the preparations are well under way. If you have not submitted your permission slip, we ask that you do so tomorrow. It is difficult to determine how many buses and lunches will be needed until we receive all permission slips. For that reason, we are asking that you send the consent forms in by Tuesday. Failure to do so means that you do not plan for your child to attend the trip.

In addition, if you plan to serve as a chaperone for your child's class, please reach out to the teacher by Tuesday. The earlier we receive this information, the more organized and fun Field Day will be.

Have a wonderful week!

Denean Stephens-Spellman


Mark your calendar for June 16th. On that day we will have the closing celebration for our Juneteenth Festival. Throughout that week we will host a series of events that will help us acknowledge the lives lost in slavery and celebrate the resilience of the people of the diaspora. We will share more information in the upcoming weeks, but please plan to join us in the schoolyard on Friday June 16th.
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A Town Hall Event

Attention Langston Hughes Family! Ms. Tanisha needs you! Chancellor David C. Banks will visit the District 18 community on Monday May 8 at 6:00pm. The event will be held at PS 66 845 East 96th Street Brooklyn, NY 11236. Each Parent Coordinator wants to have the most parents in the building. Ms. Tanisha is asking the Langston Hughes family to come out and represent our school. Wear your 233 swag and let the Chancellor know we are in the house!
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Student Updates

In an effort to keep our information current, I am asking you to complete this brief survey for each student enrolled in our school. This will also allow us to plan for next year.

Dates to Remember

  • May 8-12: Acadience ELA Assessments for grades K-2

  • May 8-12: Scholastic Book Fair

  • May 8: Chancellor Banks' District 18 Town Hall Meeting at PS 66 6:00pm-7:30pm

  • May 10: DRP Assessments for grades 3-5

  • May 15: ELA Field tests for grade 5

  • May 16-17: iReady Math Assessments for grades K-5

  • May 17: Virtual PTA Meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm

  • May 18: Field Day

  • May 22-26: Langston Hughes School Science Fair

  • May 25: Final Parent-Teacher Conference of the year

  • May 25: Parent Night at the Science Fair

  • May 29: Memorial Day--schools closed

  • June 1: Spring Picture Day

  • June 5: Kindergarten Stepping Up trip to Launch Trampoline Park

  • June 7: Fifth grade senior trip

  • June 8: Anniversary Day--schools closed for students

  • June 9: Clerical day--schools closed for students

  • June 12: Author Visit: Former Principal Aletta Seales

  • June 13: Award ceremonies for grades K-5

  • June 13: Juneteenth Community Spirit Awards

  • June 14: Juneteenth Pageant: Little Miss/Little Mr. Langston Hughes

  • June 15: Juneteenth Film Festival

  • June 16: Juneteenth celebration

  • June 19: Juneteenth--schools closed

  • June 20: Pre-kindergarten Stepping Up celebration

  • June 21: Fifth grade graduation

  • June 22: Kindergarten Stepping Up celebration

  • June 23: 3K Stepping Up celebration

  • June 27: Last day of school for students and teachers