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  • Parent Workshop - ELA

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Picture Day

    We will be using Classic Act Pictures this year.
    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Teachers Lounge

    SLT Meeeting

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • P.S. 65 School Yard

    March of Dimes Wonder Walk Parade

    Our "little dolphins" will dress up in their favorite literacy/hero character and walk for the March of Dimes and the "tiny" babies. All of the coin boxes and donations are due on Friday, November 4th. Thank you!!
    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Deadline: March of Dimes coin boxes and donations due.

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General Information

We are a application/lottery school.
If you would like your child to be considered for our school.  Please stop by the office to fill out an application and bring with you your child's recent report card.


Picture Day - October 26, 2016

Dolphin Families,

Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th.  Please make sure that your child is in full uniform that day.  Order forms will be distributed in the classroom a few days before picture day.




All students who will be entering kindergarten through third grade for the 2017-2018 school year can participate in G&T Admissions.  Start by signing up to test by Monday, November 14.  Please click on this link for more information.

G&T Booklets available by contacting Mrs. Rodriguez. 


A letter from Principal Scamardella

Dear Parents/Guardians of our "little dolphins",

Welcome back to the 2016/2017 school year!  I know that this is going to be another year filled with success.  I hope that everyone had a nice summer, and I am so happy that you are part of our school.

I hope that you will continue to partner with us in your child's education.  Together we ca do great things for your children.  There will be many opportunities for you to come and visit your child's classroom, meet with your child's teacher, and attend workshops to help you understand what your child is learning in school.  Please try to attend as many as you can.  We want you to know what is happening in our school so that you may be able to help your child at home.

Our first Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016.  This is a half-day of school for all students.  All students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon on this day.  There is yellow bus service.  We will send home information about the JCC and Goodhue programs on this day.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held from: 1:00-2:30pm and again from 5:30-8:00pm.  You will receive a letter from your child's teacher about scheduling an appointment.  Please be on the lookout for that letter.

Please make sure to check your child's folder daily.  Also, if you haven't already done so. please give Ms. Santaliz your email address so that you may be part of our school-wide email system.  Also, check our school website: often as Ms. Santaliz posts important information on this site.  You can also access your child's class website at this address.

Also, please check your child's homework and ask them about their day.  Please read with them and/or encourage them to read daily.  Reading is critical to success.  In addition, we send home our "Book of the Month" for you to read and discuss with your child.  I look forward to reading the responses you both place in our "Family Reading Notebook" and Ms. Rodriguez publishes many of them in our "Monthly Newspaper".  I hope you have had the opportunity to be part of this "Family Reading Program".

Lastly, we are still using yellow "WIN Slips" to inform you of what your child needs.  "WIN" stand for: "What I Need".  Check your child's folder and/or homework notebook.  The teachers will place these slips in either/both.  This will give you information on what to work on with yur child at home.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher, the office, and/or our parent coordinator, Ms. Norma Santaliz.

I look forward to another year with you and your children!

Have a happy and safe October!


Sophie Scamardella

PTA News


Dine Out for Dolphins 

El Patron
October/November 2016



Staten Island Children's Museum - October 28, 2016
Barnes & Noble Holiday Fun - December 8, 2016



School Spirit Sales
t-shirts, magnets, hats


Yankee Candle Sale

Fall Bake Sale
November 9, 2016

Shoe Drive

Holiday Fair
December 15 and December 16, 2016

This Month's Lunch Menu


October's Breakfast and Lunch


Apply here for lunch

Book of the Month


Author Maria Dismondy
Ilustrated by Kim Shaw

Language Assistance Services

The Department of Education is committed to ensuring that you have a meaningful opportunity to participate in and have access to programs and services critical to your child's education.  The Department of Education provides translation and interpretation services that will assist you in communicating effectively with your child's school.  Information about your rights regarding translation and interpretation services is available in the main office of this school.

Parents who need language assistance should contact Norma Santaliz, Parent Coordinator.

Download Microsoft Office 365 for Free on Your Home Computers

All parents and guardians with children who attend New York City public schools now have free access to Microsoft software and services.  Thanks to a partnership between the Department of Education, Microsoft, and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, parents/guardians of city students across all five boroughs will be able to download the following Microsoft digital products free of charge:

  • Office 365 ProPlus on Windows (WOrd, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business, Access, InfoPath and Publisher)
  • Office for Mac Professional 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote)
  • Office iPad, iPhone, Andriod (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

In addition, all city students and their parents/guardians will have free online access to Microsoft's Cloud service as well as Office Online.

Parents will be able to download Microsoft software on up to five family computers and five family tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.  To download this software, parents should visit the Microsoft website and enter their home phone number or email address in addition to their child's date of birth.

Any P.S> 65 parent/guardian who is having difficulties registering for the Microsoft software should contact Norma Santaliz, Parent Coordinator.

Box Tops


For the first month of school, we collected 1376 box tops.  I would like to thank all of our dolphins and their families for the GREAT start this year.  YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!!


205 Box Tops
First Place

197 Box Tops
Second Place

187 Box Tops
Third Place



**A very close competition between classes this month.




Parent to Parent New York, Inc.
Staten Island Special Education Parent Center

Institute for Basic Research
1050 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314

 Parent to Parent November.pdf


UFT Staten Island Parent Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island
1100 South Avenue, Staten Island NY

The Road to Student Success

Register online 




Enrollment Questions

Enrollment questions should be addressed to the following departments:

Elementary School Enrollment

Middle School Enrollment

High School Enrollment


New York State Education Department

To sign up for updates from NYSED:

  2. The body must read: SUBSCRIBE PARENTS <your name>  Example: SUBSCRIBE PARENTS Jane Smith
  3. You will receive a confirmation email

Equity and Excellence for All


Visit to learn about Equity and Excellence for All. 

NYC Schools Account


NYC Schools Account

Parents are encouraged to create an NYC Schools Account to gain access to key information abut their child's progress in school.

Please call Norma Santaliz, Parent Coordinator for a access code and for your child's student id number.