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Upcoming Events

  • MidWinter Recess (no school)

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Pre K Application Deadline

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Pre K Application Period Closes

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Bricks4Kidz

    Students in grades K-5 may participate.


    You must enroll online by visiting their website:

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Hip Hop Dance Class - Make Up

    PS65 (31R065) The Academy of Innovative Learning
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General Information

New York City School Water

A note from Deputy Chancellor Rose followed by a detailed notice and Q&A regarding the specific number of lead elevations and the locations of the associated fixtures within our school building.


We are an 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.


 Pre Kindergarten - Application Period

Your child is eligible to attend pre-K in the year that he/she turns four.  Applying to pre-K for the 2017-2018 school year can apply beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Application period closes February 24, 2017

Please go to the Pre K page on the NYC Department of Education website for more information.


A Letter From Our Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians of our "little dolphins",

"Happy New Year!"  I hope that all of you have a year filled with much peace, love, happiness and good health!

This month we will host Parent/Guardian Workshops from 2:30-3:30pm on:

  • Tuesday, January 10th for parents/guardians of students in all grades on the New York State ELA Test
  • Tuesday, January 17th for parents/guardians of students in all grades on the New York State MATH Test
  • Tuesday, January 24th for parents/guardians in grades PK and K on Kindergarten Literacy skills and strategies
  • Tuesday, January 31st for parents/guardians of students in grades PK, K and grade 1 on 1st grade Literacy skills and strategies

Also, the week of January 23-27 is "LITERACY WEEK".  Parents/Guardians in all grades will be invited into the classroom to view their children being given instruction in literacy.  The schedule is forthcoming.  You may always obtain valuable information about what your child is learning using the following New York State website:  This website contains important information about the standards of each grade as well as information on the NYS tests and resources for parents/families.

I want to thank all of you for your patience as we work through the new policy with the Lexia Reading Logs.  Lexia is a research-based Reading program with a proven record of increasing Reading achievement.

Many parents/guardians have inquired about our ongoing arts programs.  Please know that Mr. I and Ms. Rizzo will switch their Wednesday classes as of February 1st so that students will receive both Musical Theatre and Visual Arts.  We have just  hired another part-time Music teacher who will work with students in grades 1, 4, & 5, and who will also take on the P.S. 65 Chorus.  Bobaloo is coming to work with students in grades PK & K, and Ms. Patanio, our Technology teacher, who is also a Visual Arts teacher, infuses art into her curriculum daily.  Finally, all of our teachers have been provided with instruction in the 4 art strands, and they infuse arts into their lessons every day.  We will continue to provide arts programs after-school and will begin our Enrichment Program in February for students in grades 3, 4, & 5.  This will eventually grow to include students in the lower grades.

I want to extend my deepest appreciation to all of you for your kind words, gestures and generosity to me and my staff during the holiday season!  I hope that you know that we appreciate all that you did.  I'm so excited about this New Year, and look forward with great enthusiasm to the work that lies ahead!

Sophie Scamardella

PTA News

Dolphin Tales Newsletter

 November Dolphin Tales NewsletterNovember Dolphin Tales Newsletter.pdf 

 Shoe Drive UpdateShoe Drive Update.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

Annual Father Daughter Dance
February 10, 2017
 Father Daughter Dance 2017.pdf 


School Spirit Sales
t-shirts, magnets, hats

 School Spirit Order Form 2016pdf.pdf  


This Month's Lunch Menu


February Breakfast and Lunch


Apply here for lunch

Book of the Month


Author  P.K. Hallinan

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.




Water Safety in NYC Schools

Families can learn more about the protocols the Department of Education uses to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school, as well as to look up water test results for their child’s school. This fall, the State issued new regulations on testing water for lead in schools.

Click HERE for more details.



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 




Let's Celebrate Together!


3rd Annual
P.S. 65
Basket Bash Fundraiser

Please join us at Grand Oaks Country Club! 
A fun night of raffles, friends and lots of laughs.
We encourage all of our families and their friends to attend this wonderful night that brings us together as a community to help support the programs and events that make our school, P.S. 65 special.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Grand Oaks Country Club

 Fundraiser Flyer 2017.pdf 

Basket Bash_Order Form 2017.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.