The school is great when it comes to the teachers and some support staff. I do believe that the school tends to favor some Hispanics families and ignore the other types of families in the school. The PTA does the typical fundraisers without any consideration for other families who, for example who prefer not to give their kids junk food, or just host movie nights that appeal to very young kids. They want volunteers but when you do volunteer theres no direction and very little appreciation. They rarely ask for help just so that they can complain they don't receive any help, I feel like you if step on the wrong toes, your child is doomed, so try not voice your opinion or make a small change cause its not worth the aggravation
This school is a very nice place to work. The staff is very caring and knowledgeable and the related service providers (OT,PT, Speech, Counseling, etc.) are very dedicated and involved. There are lots of programs that the kids can get involved in both during school hours and also in after school. The PTA is wonderful with activities for the kids, raising money for the school and also providing support to the staff.
My daughter attends 3rd grade here im very pleased and all teachers and staff are wonderful . The school has tonsss of programs for the kids i love it.
As an OT at PS212 Q in Jackson Heights, Queens I truly believe that our school is a supportive environment for student with special needs. We have a wonderful team who always puts learning first. Using a multidisciplinary approach we meet bi-weekly to discuss student who currently have classifications/IEP's, along with RTI strategies for other students who are struggling in the school. We have a full, on site related service team including OTs, PTs, Speech, Guidance , a school Psychologist, a Health Coordinator, a SETSS teacher, an Adapted Physical Education Teacher, etc. Along with an amazing support staff, we have amazing special and general education teachers (K-5) and administration who's top priority is to make sure that the students feel safe and comfortable to promote the acquisition of learning. They are knowledgeable about techniques to use in the classroom to adapt the environment for students with attentional difficulties and have become very creative using techniques such as velcro on the inside of the desks as a fidget, changing the lighting in the rooms, and using programs such as Activity Works to give breaks for movement throughout the day as needed.
I love PS212. This will be my daughter last year at PS 212 she will start 5th grade in September. She's being at PS212 since 1st grade. I LOVE the school. Teachers and staff are great with the kids. Education is GREAT.
I think this school is great with the wonderful teachers in this school. I miss this school and wish I was still there
This is second year of my son and i am not very happy .My son tells me that she speak most of time spanish and he does not understand her.and my son is very good at reading and he got 2 for that because we don't send any gifts for teacher as other parents does
i love this school so much now i am in middle school and i still love mrs ellis and everyone in ps212 more than my middle school people. I think mrs ellis is the best principal in the whole wide world.
i am in 5th grade and my opinion about this school is that its excellent. i think this because im in this school and i know how it is like. they are very organized and hard working people.they try there best to make us have the best last year with 5th grade prom , yearbook, graduation and more.i will miss it when i leave because ive been there since kindergarden. thanks P.S.212
Registering a child to Kindergarten is a nightmare at this school! The ONLY hours they will allow you to do it is 9-11am and not a minute later. And if you can't make it at that time, o well, too bad for you and your child. So many of us, parents and caregivers, work at those hours and can NEVER make it in time for the registration. I sincerely hope that this can and will be changed.
It's our second home; a haven for learning and growing. I can honestly say that I love my job! I'm very thankful for our precious little ones, our cooperative and hardworking parents and the most wonderful group of professionals you will ever meet. Thank you P.S. 212.
There are great therapists and a fantastic related service staff as well as parents who are supportive and involved.
This school is the safest from all the other schools that my children have gone to. The staff and the teachers are very nice and they helped my child grow strong. They are very educational and they teach my daughter all that she needs to knows. This is the best school!
Best staff, great parents and of course wonderful students. We are very lucky.
I love that the therapists are involved with the students even outside of the therapy domain and care for their student's overall well being and success.
We work really well together as a staff. We also keep each other well-fed.
The quality of the teachers is superb! Caring knowledgeable teachers that make a difference.
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