Message from Site Director(s)

Dear P.S. 72 Families and Community,

Welcome to the new home of P.S. 72 – we are excited for another school year and look forward to using this page to keep you updated on news, events, as well as shining the DFOY spotlight on parents, staff, or participants through the DFOY Agent of Change highlighted below. We also encourage you to follow DFOY on social media to see more content from our activities, along with other DFOY programs. Just click any of the social media icons on the top right of this page to follow DFOY!

We are thrilled for what’s in store, this school year. Seeking new staff members to work alongside with our returning staff, I am sure that the diversity and creativity will exceed our expectations. Our focus will be to shine a light on the many gifts and talents that our participants may not know they have and elevate the talents of those that do. With the end of the year in mind, we are looking to wow our parents, stakeholders, and community with our “Surprise Theme” Production. Keep a lookout as we reveal different hints on what our theme will be!

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


Address: 2951 Dewey Ave, The Bronx, NY 10465

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Quarterly Update

We look forward to our upcoming Lights on After-School event that is celebrated nationwide to focus on the accomplishments of after school programs. With our lights on Zumba and “What After School Means to Me? activities, along with others, I am sure our attendees are bound to have a joyous and wonderful time.
We are so excited about our upcoming collaborative events with the P.S. 72 PTA department and Parent Coordinator such as Spooky Movie Night, Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration and Holidays Around the World Event. Our participants and parents look forward to these events as it is a time to spend with one another while enjoying the festivities!

Events Calendar

“More info coming soon!”


Agent of Change

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  • We want to congratulate our three newest members of the P.S. 72 DFOY Team; Ms. Sanjida Ahmed, Ms. Fantasia Roman and Ms. Celida Guillermo for exemplifying true DFOY Agents of Change quality! Their desire to excel in their work is apparent by going out of their way to volunteer time to prep for their assigned activities, and working cohesively together to get the job done.

    On behalf of the P.S. 72 DFOY staff, it is our pleasure to celebrate Ms. Sanjida. Ms. Fantasia, and Ms. Celida!

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