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Upcoming Events

  • Barnes & Noble Bookfair

    2245 Richmond Avenue
    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Kindergarten Open House

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Bricks4Kidz - K, 1, 2

    After School Enrichment Program Grades K, 1 & 2
    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Bricks4Kidz

    After School Enrichment Program Grades 3, 4, 5
    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Bricks4Kidz - K, 1, 2

    After School Enrichment Program Grades K, 1 & 2
    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
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General Information

We are a application/lottery school.
If you would like your child to be considered for our school for grades 1 thru 5.  Please stop by the office to fill out an application and bring with you your child's recent report card.




Kindergarten - Application Period

NYC families with children born in 2012 who are applying to Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year can apply beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Application period closes January 13, 2017



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 Our Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians of our "little dolphins",

We were so happy to see so many of you at the Parent/Teacher Conferences!  It is so important for us to work together and to communicate often in order to provide our students with the highest level of education possible!

This year we are continuing to us "WIN" (What I Need) slips to inform you of the area(s) in which your child needs additional assistance.  Please make sure to check your child's notebook for these so that you will be informed of your child's progress at school.  We included the list of upcoming "Parent/Guardian Workshops" in your child's report card folder.  We hope that you will be able to join us for these very important workshops.  You will be given very important information on what your child is learning in school and you will also be invited to come in and see your child learning in school.

We have begun our "After-School Enrichment Programs" this year.  We have students in grades 3, 4, & 5 participating in the "Compass Explore Music Program" with the Staten Island Philharmonic.  This program was given to our school, and the students are learning to play a musical instrument and read/write music.  If you child is interested in participating in this program, please let me know.

We also have the Illuminart "Hip-Hop" program which includes students in grades 2 - 5.  The cost of this is $50 and the students are provided with 10 sessions of "Hip Hop" lessons, which will culminate in a performance.

Finally, our "Bricks 4 Kidz" program is up and running.  Students in all grades were invited to participate.  The cost is $120. per child for an 8-week program.

Our  Technology/Literacy Cluster teacher, Ms. Victoria Patanio, has also begun working with Duplos and Legos with our students.  So many of you spoke to me about how much your child is learning in that program and shared your delight in this new program at our school.  I thank Ms. Patanio for her enthusiasm on pioneering this in our school.

We were also able to do Duplo classes with both Kindergarten classes and with Ms. Schreier's Science classes.  We will continue to integrate STEM into all of our classrooms.

The school will be closed on the following dates in November: Tuesday, November 8th - Election Day; Friday, November 11th Veteran's Day; Thursday and Friday, November 24th and November 25th - Thanksgiving recess

I wish everyone a very "Happy Thanksgiving".

Sophie Scamardella

Please label all of your child's belongings.  Please place their full name in their clothing, their backpacks, lunchboxes, boxes, etc.  We find so many lost items and we do not know to whom they belong.  Thank you for being part of our very amazing school!

PTA News

Dolphin Tales Newsletter

 November Dolphin Tales Newsletter.pdf 

PTA Events



P.S. 65 PTA Dine Out for Dolphins
Monday, November 28th
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Restaurant & Lounge
520 Bay Street
 el patron flyerpdf.pdf 

Barnes & Noble Holiday Fun
Thursday, December 8, 2016
3:00pm - 8:00pm

2245 Richmond Avenue
 Barnes Noble Book Fair 2016.pdf 

 Holiday Fair
December 15 and December 16, 2016
Information Forthcoming

  Shoe Drive Fundraiser
  PTA Shoe Drive.pdf


School Spirit Sales
t-shirts, magnets, hats

 School Spirit Order Form 2016pdf.pdf  


This Month's Lunch Menu


November Breakfast and Lunch


Apply here for lunch

Book of the Month


Author Bob Sornson

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.  Mrs. Rodriguez would like to thank all of our dolphins and their families for the GREAT start this year.  YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!!


166 Box Tops
First Place

141 Box Tops
Second Place

102 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 




Save the Date


3rd Annual
P.S. 65
Basket Bash Fundraiser

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Grand Oaks Country Club

 2017 Save the Date Basket Bash Flier English.pdf 

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.