Upcoming Events

  • PTA Meeting

    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
  • School Leadership Team Meeting

    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
  • PTA Meeting

    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
  • School Leadership Team Meeting

    PS242 (03M242) - Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
  • PTA Meeting

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

Welcome back from spring break.  I hope everyone had a chance to rest and relax just a little while enjoying some family time together.  Spring is here and excitement is in the air as we continue to have a wonderful year of learning here at Young Diplomats Magnet
Academy! As always, we greatly appreciate the combined efforts of all, as we support our students in successfully meeting the highest of standards set before them.

The month of April marks the beginning of state testing.  We will begin administering the ELA state test to our 3rd- 5th grade students beginning Monday, April 19th through Thursday, April 29th.  The standardized tests will only be administered in the school
building. Students who are fully remote will not be mandated to come into the building forthe exam.  We will provide more information once we receive further guidance regarding
state tests.

There are many more events scheduled for the upcoming months such as our virtual weekly Coffee/ Tea Breaks with Mrs. D and Mr. Morgan, monthly Town Halls, monthly celebrations, award assemblies, Talent Show, and Fifth Grade Exhibition. We will continue
to involve your child in rich learning experiences.

Here are some of our upcoming events for the month of April:

Coffee/ Tea Break with Mrs. D & Mr. Morgan
Topic: Social Emotional Bingo with Ms. Wielingen
Date & Time: April 8, 2021 at 10:30am

Coffee/ Tea Break with Mrs. D & Mr. Morgan
Topic: Favorite Mug - Show us your favorite mug and share why it's important
to you.
Date & Time: April 15, 2021 at 10:30am

Coffee/ Tea Break with Mrs. D & Mr. Morgan
Topic: Virtual Vision Board- make sure to bring different photos to put together
your vision board.
Date & Time: April 22, 2021 at 10:30am

Town Hall with Mrs. D & Mr. Morgan
Date & Time: April 29, 2021 at 5:00PM

We look forward to seeing you at some of our events and activities.

As always, feel free to email me at
cortega2@schools.nyc.gov to answer any questions you might have.

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 2020-2021 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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YDMA Votes

Weekly Photo Challenge with Mrs. Barksdale!

School Leadership Team meeting information

Dates: Every third Tuesday of the Month 

Meeting Date: February 23, 2021 

Time:  4:30 pm

Parent Teacher Association/ Title 1 Parent Advisory Council

Date: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 

Next meeting: February 9, 2021

Time: 6:00pm.