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Principal's Message

Dear YDMA families,

I am so grateful to our incredible staff at YDMA who found creative ways to bring our students together in community and to honor and celebrate their accomplishments this year. We are also thankful for the parent support we have received. Parents and families play a huge role in the success of our school, and we could not do it without you. We are so grateful, thankful, and blessed to have such a wonderful community!

As the break gets closer, I want to remind you about the importance of children reading over the summer. Unfortunately, their reading level and skills will drop if they stop reading over the summer break. This is commonly known as the “summer slide”. It will take them a few months to regain the skills and knowledge lost during the summer break. Therefore, please have them read and talk about the book in between their summer activities. 

Below are some important dates that should be marked in your calendar for this month: 

  • June 7th- No School Clerical Day  
  • June 8th- Talent Show 5:30 pm 
  • June 9th- No School- Chancellor's Day  
  • June 10th- Field Day 
  • June 16th- Art Gala
  • June 20th- No School- Juneteenth 
  • June 22nd- 5th Grade Exhibition 12-2 PM on Zoom
  • June 23rd- Pre-K Moving up Ceremony 9:00 AM & Kindergarten Graduation 10:30 AM in the small yard 
  • June 24th- 5th Grade Graduation 10:00 AM in the large yard. 
  • June 27th- Last Day of School  

Please look for our next year's school calendar on the DOE website via this link: 2022-2023 School Year Calendar (nyc.gov) it will also be on our school website at www.ps242.com and on Class Dojo. New class information and supply lists will be posted on Class Dojo by late July. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

Once again, I am humbled by your support, flexibility, and patience. Have a healthy, fun-filled, and safe summer. We look forward to what the future school year holds for our community. Finally, we offer special congratulations to our fifth graders as they step up to middle school. 

COMMUNITY NEWSFEED- READ WHAT OUR SCHOOL HAS PLANNED!

  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-  TUESDAY, JUNE 7TH- CLERICAL DAY
  • TALENT SHOW
   
We've been renewed for SEASON 2 of YDMA'S GOT TALENT!
If you'd like to participate, please submit a 1–2 minute video showcasing your amazing talent. The categories include:
  • -Dance 
  • -Poetry
  • -Singing 
  • -Art
  • -Science Experiment
If music is included in your video, please make sure that it is family friendly.
Submit your videos to ydmatalent@gmail.com by Wednesday, June 1, 2022 .
The Talent Show will be on Wednesday, June 8th at 5:30 pm. The Zoom link will be posted as we get closer to the 
date!
  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS- THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH- CHANCELLOR'S DAY 
  •  FIELD DAY- JUNE 10TH: A day of play for all students' lunch will be provided.

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