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  • Progress Reports are being sent home

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  • Family Fun

    Creating Holiday Cards. 

    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy


    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
  • Celebration of Learning

    Come out and see all of your children's hard work. 

    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy

    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
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Principal's Message

Can it be that it is the end of the school year?  It has been a pleasure watching the children at Young Diplomats Magnet Academy flourish before our eyes.  They are wonderful children who are excited about learning.  Thank you for all you do to support your child's education.  A strong partnership between home and school fosters great success for our children.

It's hard to believe we are already planning for the 2018-2019 school year.  Part of the planning process includes class placement for next year.  The Young Diplomats Magnet Academy team plays and integral part in placing children and we discuss the best educational setting for each child.  We examine academic factors, social skills, class composition, and special services.  As you can imagine, it is an involved process.  Letters will be sent over the summer, naming your child's teacher for the new school year along with a supplies list.  

The month of June, staff and students are busy with teaching, learning, assessments, and exciting events such as our Annual Art Gala, Field Day, field trips, as well as end of the year picnics/parties, school events, and celebrations.  Please see the calendar of events in our June newsletter for specific times/ dates that pertain to your child's grade level.  

Make sure to look out for a letter indicating your child's reading level so that they can continue to build on their literacy skills over the summer.  Your child has a MYON account where he/she can log on and read books at their level.  Contact your child's teacher for user information if necessary.  We look forward to seeing all of you in September and another successful school year!  Students return to school on Wednesday, September 15th.  Please enjoy the change of pace that the summer brings.  Have a happy, relaxing, and safe summer with your children. 




From the Parent Coordinator

As we gear up for another exciting school year, I'm excited to assure you that my purpose here at P.S. 242 is to serve as a helpful source to our families.   Coming into the 2018-2019 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 for you.

Parent Involvement

Our students’ progress continues to be successful when parents are involved. Each child that walks through the halls of YDMA are supported by a team of educators dedicated to inspire their minds. We strive to provide every student, with the tools needed to have a positive and enriching future. For a successful school year, active parents are key to strengthening the school’s progress, our families and your child’s education.

 Parent Workshops

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs…To help support and assist parents in balancing family life, a monthly calendar and newsletter will be given out with all upcoming events that are scheduled for the month. We ask that all parents come to the workshops.


If there’s a workshop that might interest your or you have concerns that you need assistance in. Please feel free to contact me. I’m available to assist from Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm. You can also reach me by phone (212)678-2908 ext. 111 or by email cortega2@schools.nyc.gov

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 Dates: 9-18-18,  10-16-18, 11-20-18, 12-18-18,  1-22-18, 2-19-18, 3-19-18

4-16-18, 5-21-18, 6-18-18

Time: 4:30-6:30pm