Upcoming Events

  • SLT Meeting

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  • GrandParent Appreciation Breakfast

    This event will be dedicated to all of our Amazing Grandparents who are constantly supporting their grandchildren and the school.  We want to give them a BIG thank you.

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  • Spirit Day/ Award Assembly

    Spirit Day Theme:  March Madness (Students will need to create their own Jersey) 

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  • District 3 Science Expo

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  • Spring Break

    Spring Break will begin on March 30, 2018 through April 6, 2018.  School will resume on Monday April 9, 2018

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Principal's Message

Dear YDMA Families,

 Many times teachers (and principals) are asked by parents, "What can I do at home to help my child be successful at school?" My answer is quite simple, "Read with your child every day." Before, during, and after the reading, praise your child, direct a discussion about the story, ask questions, visualize the story, talk about the characters and their traits, share personal reactions, and relate the story to life experiences. Most of all enjoy the story together and let your child see that reading is fun. Cherish this special time together!
 Attendance is a critical component of student success. Ensuring that your child is here on time each day will allow them to learn and grow in multiple areas: academic, behavioral, and social/emotional. When possible, please try to schedule appointments outside of the school day. Please note that parents will not be allowed to sign their child out early after 2:15 pm. This is right before regular dismissal and is a very busy time in the building which results in a great deal of disruption. I do apologize  for the inconvenience but please understand that this is to help ensure the safety of everyone here.  

We understand that students have cell phones to communicate with their family members as a safety precaution. However, they can be disruptive and distracting during school hours. Therefore, we need your support with enforcing the cell phone policy of the building. Please remind your child to keep their cell phone off and put away when they enter the school building. The use of cell phones are prohibited in the building during school hours. Office phones are available for students if there is an emergency. Cell phones will be confiscated if a child is found using it during the school day.

 I look forward to seeing everyone at our Parent-teacher conferences which will be held on Thursday, March 15th. The sessions are from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm and then from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm.

From the Parent Coordinator

As we gear up for another exciting school year, I'm excited to assure that my purpose here at Young Diplomats Magnet Academy is to serve as a helpful resource to our families.  Coming into the 2017-2018 school year; I encourage all parents to communicate creative ideas and concerns that many of us have regarding your child's education.  My role in partnership with the principal is to facilitate support networks and workshops of interest to you. 

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Dates :                    September 26, 2017 

October 17,  2017

 November 21, 2017

                                  December 19, 2017

                                 January 23, 2017

                                 February 27, 2017

                                 March 20, 2017

                                 April 17, 2017

                                May 29, 2017 

                               June 12, 2017 


Times: 4:30pm- 6:30pm 



We serve Pre-K through 5th grade. If you'd like to schedule a tour please call the main office (212)678-2908.