Ilene Altschul
Community Superintendent
phone:  212-678-5857

Cynthia Dickman
Deputy Superintendent
phone:  212-678-5857

Rouge Douglas
Director of School Renewal
phone:  212-531-7384

Matthew Angell
Field Liaison
phone:  212-531-7382

Russell Gonzales
Teacher Development & Evaluation Coach
phone:  212-531-7381

Violet Guillet
Administrative Assistant
phone:  212-678-5857 ext. 2

Tracy McClaire
Family Support Coordinator
phone:  212-678-5857 ext. 3

DJ Sheppard
District Family Advocate
phone:  212-678-5857 ext 4

Tuesday, June 28
Last Day For All Students
Have a great summer!
Monday, September 5
Labor Day
Thursday, September 8
School Sessions Begin For All Students
Early dismissal for non-District 75 Kindergarten students only.  Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students
Monday, September 12
Eid al-Adha
School Closed
Mon, Oct 3 - Tue, Oct 4
Rosh Hashanah


For questions about the kindergarten admissions process, email us at or call 718-935-2009.

MS 256 students celebrating the 100th birthday of the unveiling of the statue of Joan of Arc.  100 year ago the Ambassador of France, City Officials, local residents and French speaking students were there to celebrate the creation of the statue. 100 years later the General Consulate of France, NYC Parks, the Riverside Conservancy, and the French Dual Language students of MS 256 were at the park on Riverside to recreate a gathering similar to the one in 1915.  A wreath was laid to honor those who were there in the beginning.  .  as written by Brian Zager, Principal.

Target Teams up with U.S. Fund for UNICEF and P!nk to Bring Harlem Students at PS 242 a Little Kid Power


The Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School Honors Fathers and Father-figures! The ECDD third annual DADS MAKE A DIFFERENCE Rally and Breakfast was held last Friday November 13, 2015. Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez from the 68th District joined in the festivities with families, children, and school staff to celebrate the important role of powerful male role models in our lives. Picture 1: Assemblyman Rodriguez with Parent Leaders. Picture 2: DADS MAKE A DIFFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Jimmy Atkins, Steven Sclafani and Damon Marshall Picture 3: Principal Jane Murphy with Assemblyman Rodriguez and a picture of her own dad.

Quebec Government "Adopts" French Dual-Language School.
Read The Story

MS 256 Supports Wounded Warriors

Chancellor Carmen Fariña surprise visit to PS 242, she personally delivered the "Recognition of Excellence Award.

Jets Pledge $50,000 to Support CHAMPS Flag Football Programs...

Zack Sudfeld, Leger Douzable, John Conner & the Jets, Bring NFL FLAG program to NYC Department of Education's CHAMPS Program. MS 256 hosted event.

 We'd like to have an ongoing exhibit of writing and art work of district 3 students.  We welcome the work from your school!

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