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Principal's Message

September 8, 2020

Dear YDMA Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My hope is that this letter finds you and your family


I’m writing this letter before school officially begins to inform you that I will be leading the

school remotely. Rest assured that I will be involved in all aspects of the school and will

continue to support our students, families, and staff members.

Similar to last year during our transition to full Remote Learning, I will be part of the classrooms

virtually and host parent meetings often to keep everyone updated. With you as our parents and

partners, I am confident that we will be able to surmount any obstacle and make this a fabulous

year for our children! Additionally, know that I will be working closely with our Superintendent,

Ms. Loughlin and her team to help ensure that our school is running smoothly.

I look forward to seeing all of you at our Town Hall meeting scheduled for tonight at 5:30 pm.

At this meeting, we will discuss the new procedures that have been put in place such as arrival

and dismissal, along with other critical information.

As always, please feel free to contact me on Class Dojo or dgomez5@schools.nyc.gov.


Denise Desjardin (Mrs. D)



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 2019-2020 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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School Leadership Team meeting information


September 26, 2019

October 22, 2019

November 26, 2019

December 17, 2019

January 21, 2020

February 25, 2020

March 17, 2020

April 28, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 23, 2020


Time:  4:30 pm

Parent Teacher Association/ Title 1 Parent Advisory Council

December 10, 2019

January 14, 2020

February 11,2020

March 10, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 5, 2020


Time: 8:30am & 5:30pm