May 16 - May 20
A Note from the Principal
Dear Langston Hughes Family,
On June 17, the Langston Hughes School community will host our inaugural Juneteenth celebration. On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all enslaved people in the Confederate states. Juneteenth, June 19, 1865, is the day that acknowledges when the enslaved African Americans of Galveston, Texas finally found out that they were legally free. The news of freedom did not reach them until two and a half years later.
We are teaching our children the importance of remembering that day and celebrating its importance with music, dance, drama, and art. We are planning to hold part of the celebration in the school yard, so the community can also come out and participate. We hope to see you there.
Juneteenth Fact: Juneteenth has its very own flag. See the picture below.
Have a wonderful week!
1st Annual Brooklyn Schools Steel Band Jamboree
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Boys and Girls HS Field
1700 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Daily Health Screeners
- Take your child's temperature.
- Log in to the screener. If you don't know your child's credentials yet, log in as a guest or use the paper screener.
- Answer the questions.
- Click submit.
- Show the screener to the staff when you bring your child to school.
Dates to Remember
May 16: Last day of the Scholastic Book Fair
May 17: Acadiance Reading assessment for grades K-2
May 19: Acadiance Math assessment for grades K-2
May 24: New York State Science Performance Examination for grade 4
May 27: Author Visit - Tonya Engel
May 30: Memorial Day observed--schools closed
May 31: DRP reading assessment for grades 3-5
June 6: New York State Science Written Examination for grade 4
June 7: Clerical day--schools closed for students
June 9: Chancellor's Conference Day--schools closed for students
June 17: Juneteenth Celebration
June 20: Juneteenth observed--schools closed
June 21: Kindergarten Stepping Up ceremony at 9:30am
June 22: Fifth Grade Promotional Exercise at 9:00am (5-205 & 5-207) and 10:15am (5-215)
June 22: Fifth Grade celebration 5:30pm-8:00pm
June 23: Pre-kindergarten Stepping Up ceremony 9:30am
June 27: Last day of school for all students
July 5: Summer Rising begins
August 19: Summer Rising ends