to P. S. 65!
school community of parents and teachers at The Academy of Innovative Learning want to welcome you
to an exciting school year. We are
totally committed to creating a school environment wherein the whole child concept is utilized and their social,
emotional and academic needs are met.
P.S. 65 offers students an education that gives them exposure to
the arts and, as a result, taps into their hidden talents, building
self-esteem in the process. It is a
school where student learning, individuality, and character are
About Our School
P.S. 65 is a school where students come eager and ready to develop their minds and their character and improve student achievement through infusion of the arts into the core curriculum. For our students, the arts provoke thought, increase awareness, ignite passion, allow exploration and express emotion. The Academy of Innovative Learning offers all students an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and a curriculum that is rigorous consistent, sequential and individualized to meet the needs and learning styles of each student with a focus on each student's intellectual, personal, social and physical development.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
We will be handing out the surveys at Parent Conferences. Please take a few moments between then and April 11 to fill out the Learning Environment Survey and let us know how you think we are doing. You can fill it out while you are waiting to see your child's teacher, mail in the completed questionnaire in the envelope included with the survey, or respond to the survey online.
We will have laptop computers set up in the library during parent conferences for your convenience. You can also link to the survey by clicking on the icon above. It is very important to us that every family submit a survey. We are shooting for 100% participation this year.
The first class in each grade to reach 100% completion will receive a "token" and a free night of homework.
PRE K APPLICATION PERIOD has been EXTENDED!
Online applications will be available on the New York City's Department of Education website beginning Monday, March 3rd. The application period has now been extended April 23rd.
Pre Kindergarten Admissions Information Sessions is a great way to learn more about Pre Kindergarten Admissions directly from the Pre K Admissions team. The information session on Staten Island will be held from 5:30PM to 7:00PM, Wednesday, March 5th at PS 69, 144 Keating Place.
5% cash back to the school when you order your child's school uniform at French Toast*. Please use School Source Code: QS5BNKH. Click on this direct link FRENCH TOAST to get started.
*Only applies to online orders.
Congratulations to our newest PTA Officers!
President - Ms. Victoria Anderson
1st Vice President - Ms. Toni Bennett
2nd Vice President - Ms. Christina Scheffler
Treasurer - Ms. Tricia Ryan
Recording Secretary - Ms. Lynn Keiser
Corresponding Secretary - Ms. Dawn Quinn
Let's welcome our new SLT Members!
Ms. Victoria Anderson
Ms. Michelle Pickering
Ms. Monica Contreras
Mr. David Scheffler
Ms. Christine Gross
Book of the Month
Early Childhood & Upper Grades
Story by: Kathleen Krull
Song of the month:
"awareness", "astonished", "endurance", "adversity"
prefix - "en" - meaning "cause to"; example "endurance" -cause to endure - withstand hardship or adversity"
suffix - "-ness"; meaning "state of, condition of " example "awareness" state of or condiditon of being aware"
Congratulations to CLASS 1-207/Ms. Soto
for 100% ATTENDANCE for the month of February!
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 in this school who need language assistance should contact Norma Santaliz, Parent Coordinator.
Seaman's Society Tutoring Service
50 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
MONDAY - FRIDAY
3:00PM TO 5:00PM
Paul Schooling, Director
718.447.7740 ext. 4628
FORWARD THROUGH EDUCATION is a new initiative supported with grants from the Hearst Foundation, the Staten Island Foundation and the Office of the Richmond County District Attorney. It provides tutoring services to children in elementary, intermediate and high school to help them overcome academic difficulties in any subject area. The tutors are St. John's graduate students who monitor the progress of the children closely. A current report card is required when the child starts the service so progress can be monitored.
If you should have any questions, please contact Liz Rodriguez at 718.981.5034 or Paul Schooling, Director at 718.447.7740 ext. 4628.
Starting October 4, 2013 through March 20, 2014 PS 65 will have the opportunity to earn cash through Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program. Remember, even if you registered your card last year, you must re-register this year for our school to receive credit. Please click on this link for the StopnShop letter.
Parent to Parent New York, Inc.
Parent to Parent of New York, Inc. is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information. This website is maintained as a resource for families.
All activities are held at the Institute for Basic Research located at 1050 Forest Hill Road unless other wise noted. RSVP is required for the Sibling Support Group. Please click on this link for the October Calendar.
Members of the PTA Board
President - Victoria Anderson
1st Vice President - Toni Bennett
2nd Vice President - Christina Scheffler
Treasurer - Trica Ryan
Corresponding Secretary - Dawn Quinn
Recording Secretary - Lynn Keiser
is a website maintained by teh New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents. It has a wealth of information on the state exams for grades 3 through 12.
The National PTA created guides for schools to help familiarize parents with the Common Core State Standards. It may be accessed via this link: www.pta.org/4446.htm or on ARIS: National PTA Parent Guides for the Common Core State Standards.
The standards are designed to increase rigor in the classroom and will require more inquiry, explanation and analysis from students. Students will begin to present and defend arguments, provide evidence and persuasion in their writing and classroom discussions. The ELA curriculum will have to contain more informational text in K-12. Early childhood will have to experience more informational text, in additional to the literature that is traditionally taught.
The Common Core Standards is NOT a curriculum. It is meant to clearly prescribe what children MUST know and learn at the conclusion of every grade. Selected curriculum resources MUST reflect the requirements of the Common Core Standards.
The new K-12 standards are set to be implemented over the next three years and students are expected to perform at a higher level. The NYS K-12 assessments will begin to reflect the rigor of the new standards.
For those who are interested in reviewing the Common Core Standards, please click on to the following link: www.corestandards.org.
PS 65 is spreading the word on getting an ID.
Having an ID is important. Lean how to apply for a birth certificate, Social Security card and a non-driver's State ID. Visit the official GET YOUR ID website for information on how to obtain an ID at www.nyc.gov/getyourid
Get Your ID Campaign
This is part of New York City's Get Your ID Campaign. The goal of the campagin is to help New Yorkers:
- Learn about the types of government-issued IDs there are
- Understand the importance of having an ID
- Learn how to apply for each type of ID
Young Men's Initiative
This program is part of New York City's Young Men's Initiative which aims to improve the quality of life of young black and Latino men in New York City. While developing this initiative, the Mayor's Office discovered that having a government ID will make it easier for all New Yorkers to:
- Apply for jobs
- Open up bank accounts
- Receive government benefits and services
Delayed School Openings
in the Case of Citywide
Emergency Conditions and Major Storm Days
The Chancellor will announce the citywide decision to close or delay the opening of schools during citywide emergency conditions or major storm days after consultation with the Mayor's office of Emergency Management, the Weather Bureau, the City Sanitation Department and the City Transit Authority. The citywide decision will be made as early as possible prior to 6:00AM on the affected day. Only the Chancellor is authorized to make this announcement.
School staff and parents should be advised to check the Department of Education website www.schools.nyc.gov, call 311 and listen to information broadcast by any of the following radio stations: WINS (1010 AM), WCBS (880 AM), WABC (770 AM), WLIB (1190 AM), WADO (1280 AM), as well as the following television stations (WCBS) Channel 2), WNBC (Channel 4), WNYW (Fox Channel 5), WABC (Channel 7), Univision 41, and "NY 1" (Channel 1 on Time Warner Cable television.
Expect Success Family Guides
2013-2014 School Year
Electronic copies are available online at www.schools.nyc.gov/ParentFamilies/ExpectSuccess
Staying informed about your child's academic performance and behavior at
school is key to making sure he/she is developing the skills he/she will need to
be successful in college and careers.
The easiest way to stay updated about your child's education is to get
involved at your child's school: check in regularly with your child's
teacher(s), attend parent teacher conferences, volunteer at school events,
and/or join the parent association.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 -
Tuesdays, November 12, 2013 - 6:15pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 -8:45am
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 6:15pm
February 4, 2014 -
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:15pm
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 -6:15pm
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:15pm
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 -
*All Executive Boards Meetings are held
1 hour prior to the
start of each meeting.
Please visit their website for more information.
Dolphin Reading Log is here!
Please click on the "For Students" tab to download.
Parent E-Mail AddressIn
an attempt to improve communication with our parents, PS
65, The Academy of Innovative Learning, will be maintaining an address book for
e-mail communication and mass mailings.
We encourage all parents to participate by sharing e-mail addresses with
us. Please click on the "Parents" link for the request form.
The NYC Department of Education offers free online interface so that you can understand where your child stands. To get your unique and secure log-on and password information, contact parent Coordinator Norma Santaliz at 718.981.5034 ext 1151 or email@example.com. Please check your child's biographical information for any discrepancies, you'll need your his/her OSIS number and password. http://www.arisparentlink.org