Message from Site Director(s)

Dear PS 204X Families and Community,

Welcome to the new home of PS204X – we are excited for another amazing school year and look forward to exploring, building, and growing together. Throughout the year, PS 204 will use this page as we keep you updated on upcoming events, news, monthly parent engagements, and our DFOY Agent of Change described below. We want to invite you to follow DFOY on social media to experience activities, productions, performing arts, sports, SEL, and STEM — just to name a few. Just click any of the social media icons on the top right of this page to follow DFOY.

During this FY20, we have many returning staff! Also, we have new staff who are delighted and looking forward to showcasing all the new and exciting activities as they grow to become Agents of Change! This year we will be re-implementing our DFOY dollar incentives for participants to redeem on Fridays during DFOY Lounge. We will be hosting twelve (12) Parent Engagements, one per month (look for them on our DFOY website). Last year Our Garden was a great success, this year we are expanding and excited about planting more flowers, fruits, and vegetables. All are welcomed to join our gardening team! We will continue building and collaborating with our stakeholders and community, working together as a united team, effecting change and positivity for all. Finally, with the end of year in mind, PS 204 is ecstatic as we plan our End of Cycle 3 Spectacular Production in June 2020. Follow us on the DFOY website for more details!

Please feel free to reach out at any time! We have included our contact information below and look forward to being in touch throughout the year.


Address: 1780 University Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453

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Quarterly Update

As part of our Back-To-School celebrations, participants and families look forward to our upcoming “Lights On Afterschool” — celebrated nationwide — where all afterschool programs have an opportunity to shine the light on what their afterschool program is all about. P.S. 204 staff is excited to present our “Spooktacular Costume Party” where they all can dress up and have a fun-filled day. For Thanksgiving, parents and participants will have an opportunity to create apple pies together and take it home to bake for Thanksgiving dinner. Continuing in the holiday spirit, PS 204 will host our Annual Holiday Spectacular. Hopefully we will receive sponsors for toys for all the participants as we have been able to do for several years in the past.

  • Planting and Pruning the Garden

    Planting and Pruning the Garden, July, 2019

  • Tomatoes, Cilantro, Sage leaves, Eggplant

    Some of the Harvest from our Risse Garden, August, 2019 (Tomatoes, Cilantro, Sage leaves, Eggplant)

  •  End of Cycle Summer Camp

    Solar System: End of Cycle Summer Camp 2019

Events Calendar

  • Nov 27
  • Take N’ Bake Parent Engagement
  • Dec 20
  • Holiday Extravaganza
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  • We want to congratulate Ms. Ela Novoa as the new Activity Specialist and Ms. Luzshel Moreira as the Senior Group Leader for being the new DFOY Agents of Change at PS 204. On behalf of the entire PS 204 Team, it is our pleasure to celebrate you!

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