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Student holds sign saying Hello to All My 233 Family!


  • 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 25: Rosh Hashanah --Schools closed

  • September 26: iReady Reading assessment for students in grades K-5

  • September 28: iReady Math assessment for students in grades K-5

  • October 2-6: Smile NY free dental examinations

  • October 9: Indigenous Peoples/Italian Heritage Day-schools closed

  • October 27: Fall Ball for grades 3-5 5:30pm-8:00pm

  • October 31: Literary Character Day Parade for 3K-2

  • November 2: Half-day for Parent-Teacher Conference-11:10am dismissal

  • November 2: Parent-Teacher Conferences--Afternoon and evening times to be announced

  • November 7: Election Day - No students in attendance


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!

To Our Wonderful

P.S. 233 Families

Welcome to the start of the 2023-2024 school year! The Langston Hughes School has served this community for over 80 years, and the day before the first day of school still fills us with anticipation and excitement. We are putting the finishing touches on the classrooms and making sure everything is just right for the arrival of our students. This will be a year of growth and achievement for all of our students, and we can't accomplish this without your support. I look forward to seeing you and welcoming our children back on Thursday, September 7.  


In Service,

Denean Stephens-Spellman

Check out the article about P.S. 233's STEAM Family Night in the Canarsie Courier!

Please read this week's newsletter for important information about arrival and dismissal procedures, Spirit Week, Dads Take Your Child to School Day, our Rising Star afterschool program, and more!

5 students pose in their uniforms

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. 

"When a man starts out to build a world,
 He starts first with himself."

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes portrait in black and white


P.S. 233 - Langston Hughes is always here for you!

Ms. Spellman, Principal
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