Daily Announcements

Spring Fair 
Thursday May 5 and Friday May 6
Just in time for spring planting and Mother's Day

Please note the change of date for the May PTA meeting on calendar to May 31, 2016
Please join us for Board/SLT Voting.

SI Yankee envelopes are do back by Thursday, May 5
PS 42 Night is Saturday, June 18th. Order your tickets today!

STEM Summer in the City, a free program designed to provide current 2nd - 10th graders the opportunity for an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions. This summer we are looking to pilot a Minecraft track where all students will be able to build and share their creations in Microsoft's new Minecraft portal for schools. 

Pre-K applications for round 2 will open May 2

Round 2 of Pre-K Admissions begins Monday, May 2
—and all New York City families with a child born in 2012 can apply!

Round 2 program options will include:

  • Newly awarded pre-K programs that were not available during the Main Round. 
  • Programs from the Main Round with available seats for more students. 

We will post a list of these programs to the pre-K website on May 2, and you can always find the latest program information in Pre-K Finder.

If you applied for pre-K in the Main Round, you will get your offer letter next week. You can accept your offer and still choose to apply in Round 2—it will not affect your Main Round offer. Call 718-935-2009 with questions


School Hours - 8:15 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Breakfast served - 7:55 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Children not having breakfast can enter the building at 7:55 a.m.
Late pass issued at 8:20am

Morning Care - Early drop off begins at 6:25am til 7:55am and includes breakfast. The cost is $100 monthly. S.T.A.R. - Our after care program is from dismissal to 6:00pm. The cost is $150 monthly.Children participate in games, arts and crafts, technology and the use of our gym. Both of these programs are open to all students and applications are available in the main office.

NYC Schools Account You nowhave a new way to access key information about your child's progress in school. With a NYC Schools Account, you will be able to view your child's attendance, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.  

                      You can now register for a NYC Schools account in two ways:

Visit school in person to receive a temporary password.

If you already have an account, log in HERE



The NYCDOE has upgraded to MySchoolBucks. If you were a MyLunchMoney user, all of your account information including students, account balances, meal histories, SmartPay payments, and profile details are available at MySchoolBucks. Access your upgraded account today at www.myschoolbucks.com and login using your existing MyLunchMoney email address and password. If you're new to MyLunchMoney, please create a FREE account at www.myschoolbucks.com.

It takes 24 hours to find out if your eligible for Free Lunch. 

Find your child's bus information


Parents & Visitors:
Please remember to always
present ID when visiting PS42 
It's for the safety of your children

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 5 - Fri, May 6
Spring Fair
Friday, May 6
Extraordinary Student Breakfast
Sunday, May 8
Mother's Day
Monday, May 9
911 Museum
4-327, 4-312
Buehler Trip
Grade 2 Field Day
Miller Field