School News

  • Saturday School Culminating Event

    On April 29, 2017, Saturday School attendees will be celebrating the successful completion of the PS 12 and PS 191 Saturday School Program. A showcase of student work will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm. A special luncheon will be held at 12:00pm for student attendees and family members. 

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  • Spring Fling!!!!!

    Our PS 12 community would like to invite you to take part in an interactive and engaging learning opportunity during our Spring Fling event. This event will be held on April 27, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

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  • SPRING RECESS: April 10 to April 18, 2017

    PS 12 will be closed from Monday, April 10, 2017 to Tuesday, April 18, 2017 for Spring Recess. School will reopen on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. 

    NYJTL After-school will held from April 10, 2017 to April 17, 2017. 

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  • PS 12's Open House

    PS 12 will be hosting a two day open house on April 5 from 8:30am-1:30pm and April 7 from 8:15am-9:15am. Please see Ms. Thom, Parent Coordinator for more details. 

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  • New York State English Language Arts (ELA)

    On March 28, 29 and 30, 2017, students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will take the New York State's ELA exam to assess their progress toward New York State standards in English language arts. 

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  • Saturday School will be cancelled on March 18, 2017!

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  • New York City district schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

    School begins promptly at 8:00am. Please allow for additional travel time. Be safe!!!!

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  • Schoool's will be closed on Tuesday, March 13, 2017!

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  • Storm Stella Update

    Alert issued 3/13/17 at 9:15 AM. The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously issued Blizzard Watch to a Blizzard Warning for NYC from 12AM on 3/14 to 12AM on 3/15. The current forecast calls for 12-20" of snow, winds of 25-35mph with gusts up to 55mph, and cold temperatures. Snowfall rates of 2-4" per hour are possible which may result in whiteout conditions & visibilities of less than a quarter mile.

    New Yorkers are advised to stay off the roads except in the event of an emergency. If you must travel, use mass transit.

    Be prepared to potentially lose power. Charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, & turn refrigerators/freezers to a colder setting. Stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off appliances & keep refrigerator doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power & have a disability/access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) & need immediate assistance, dial 9-1-1.

    Reminder: NYC Department of Transportation has suspended alternate side parking regulations on Tuesday, 3/14 and Wednesday, 3/15 for snow removal. Meters remain in effect.

    For the latest weather information, please visit

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  • Storm Stella

    Notification issued 3/12/17 at 8:15 PM. NYC Emergency Management advises New Yorkers to prepare for a nor'easter which is forecast to bring cold temperatures, 12-18 inches of snow, and winds of 20-30mph with gusts up to 50mph to NYC beginning late Monday night through Tuesday, 3/14. This will create dangerous travel conditions including slippery roads and visibilities of one quarter mile or less at times. New Yorkers are advised to stay off the roads except in the event of an emergency. If you must travel, use mass transit.

    The National Weather Service has issued the following:

    Blizzard Watch in effect for NYC from 12AM on 3/14 to 12AM on 3/15
    Coastal Flood Watch for BK, SI, & southern QN from 8AM-12PM on 3/14. Tides 2-3 feet above normal are possible for the south shore bays of Long Island and the lower New York Harbor. During a Coastal Flood Watch, minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties is possible due to the height of the storm tide, wave splash-over, and/or effects of the full moon.

    NYC Department of Transportation has announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations are suspended on Tuesday, 3/14 and Wednesday, 3/15. Meters remain in effect.

    For the latest weather information please visit

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LEGO Robotics Night: May 17th, 2017

Saturday School Celebration!

Spring Fling

About Us!

Dr. Jacqueline Peek Davis Elementary School (P.S.12):

            PS 12 is a small warm school nestled in Ocean Hill, Brownsville between row houses and new sustainable housing developments. We are a school located in a community that is on the rise.  If you are looking for a school where everyone knows your name and every child matters, our school is for you.  Our culture and community is amongst the best in New York City. Our school focuses on every child's social, emotional and academic needs.  We align our curriculum to the state standards and ensure our student work products are authentic and rigorous.  Our School Leadership Team consists of parents, staff and community members who work cohesively to make effective decisions for the school community pertaining to our school needs, budget and grant opportunities.  We are a school where collaboration is at the heart of our existence. We are defined by one key word “Together”.  We work collaboratively with families. Together, we are committed to making an impact as family engagement and community is part of our school culture and tradition.  We offer adult education classes, afterschool, Saturday school, consultancies in literacy and math, residencies in the arts and beyond as well as a variety of family engagement opportunities on site and off site.  We collaborate with a plethora of organizations in the community, local colleges and universities ensuring college and career readiness is at the forefront of our work.

 Our school motto summarizes our belief:

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve” 

 P.S. 12 Vision

The Dr. Jacqueline Peek-Davis Elementary School/P.S. 12 School motto says it all: 

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve.” 

Our school consists of a community of learners in which all children are empowered to achieve high academic standards and social success.  We celebrate diversity and individuality one student at a time. All members of the P.S. 12 school community work together to create a nurturing environment of excellence.

 P.S. 12 Mission

            As a community of learners, P.S. 12 is committed to promoting academic excellence for all of our students by establishing a safe, orderly and nurturing environment.  We aim to develop character and social awareness that fosters a positive school culture. Our community is dedicated to ensuring that all students achieve academic excellence through high quality, differentiated and data-driven instruction, thereby, developing life-long learners adaptable to the challenges of our evolving technological world.

School Wide Goals