WELCOME TO P.S. 233
THE LANGSTON HUGHES SCHOOL
ABOUT P.S. 233
A Community of Learners
P.S. 233, The Langston Hughes School, is a public 3-K through Grade 5 elementary school. We have faithfully served our East Flatbush community for over 90 years, and focus on educating the whole child - socially, emotionally, and academically.
Our talented and dedicated teachers provide students a strong foundation in all subject areas. We ensure opportunities for students to engage in critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, collaboration and creativity as part of their school experience. We provide for varied and effective use of technology and real-world application of knowledge and skills.
Our students receive specialized courses in music instruction and performance, library media, computer science, robotics, horticulture and hydroponics, and physical education. Struggling students and those with special needs are offered the additional supports needed to grow and flourish as learners.
All of our classroom teachers have earned Master's degrees in Education. Most of our students are of Caribbean or Middle Eastern descent.
The Kindergarten application is closed, but you may add your child's name to the DOE schools' Kindergarten waitlists. If you have any questions or require support applying for Kindergarten, our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Tanisha Battle, is available 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Call Ms. Tanisha at (516) 519-3812.
Thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers who supported our Kids for Kids campaign for the people of Ukraine! Read the article in the Canarsie Courier!
Download the Class Dojo app for communications with the school.
Create your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) to change your child's password, give consent for Covid testing, track student progress, access forms for your child, take classes in Parent University, and more.
Stay up to date with the latest news on returning to school by visiting the NYC DOE Homepage.
September 26 & 27: Rosh Hashanah--schools closed
October 5: Yom Kippur--schools closed
October 10: Indigenous Peoples/Italian Heritage Day--schools closed
October 28: Fall Ball for grades 3-5 5:30pm-8:00pm
November 3: Half-day for Parent-Teacher Conference--11:10am dismissal
November 3: Parent-Teacher Conferences--Afternoon and evening times to be announced
November 7-14: Scholastic Book Fair
November 8: Election Day - No students in attendance
November 11: Veteran's Day--schools closed
November 14: Picture Day
November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving recess--schools closed
DATES TO REMEMBER
The Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) offers very important and timely information about health and safety issues, how to stay connected to your child's education, and much more!
Welcome, P.S. 233 Families!
Read this week's newsletter from Ms. Spellman to learn about our rainy day procedures, enjoy photos from our Rising Stars Award ceremony and more!
P.S. 233 - Langston Hughes is always here for you!
"When a man starts out to build a world,
He starts first with himself."