Summer Rising Information at PS 65

The phone number for PS65 is 718-981-5034. Listen to the prompts and dial “0” to reach the main office. Someone will be in the main office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can contact our Parent Coordinators or DOE site supervisors from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Our Parent Coordinators for Summer Rising are:

Norma Santaliz, PS 65
718-981-5034 ext 1120

Alije Valonzo, PS 78
718-981-5034 ext 1151

If you need to reach someone in administration Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, please call and/or email the contacts below:

Mary Jacob-Alex, Principal in Charge

Danka Amtzis, Assistant Principal in charge of Summer Rising


PS 65 Summer Rising Bus Routes


If you need to reach school staff Monday through Thursday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm and on Fridays, please call and/or email the CBO contacts:

JCC - Director Amanda Ramos (917) 636-3244

JCC - Giselle Navarrete (917) 636-3244

JCC - Destiny Giron (917) 636-3244

JCC - Jessica Marsicano at

PAL - Director Nicole Rivera at (646-939-6947)

PAL - Assistant Director Josiah Watkins at 



Sign up for our NYC Schools Account in time to view report cards by January 19, 2024.
Contact PC Ms. Santaliz at or call her at 718.981.5034 to get your creation code to create your account.



Families with children in Kindergarten through Second Grade are automatically enrolled in the NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program and receive a free NYC Scholarship account.
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Click on the icon for highlights from last year's NYC School Survey 2023. 

Principal's Corner


You can access the school-wide letters for the 2023-2024 school year from Principal Jacob-Alex by simply clicking on the links below. 

 Welcome Back to School_September 2023.pdf 

Family Letter_January 2024

November Updates

Hot Cocoa Was a Huge Success!

Themes for the Month/June



PS 65 Families

THEME: Reflection/Intentions/Celebrations


BOOK: The Bad Seed  by Jory John


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” – Harriet Tubman

SONGS OF THE MONTH:  “Try Everything” - Shakira;  "Unwritten" - Natasha Bedingfield

School Faculty and Staff


Immunizations and Health Forms for the Start of School

 Any NYC Health & Hospital site can provide free immunizations and help families complete the required health form. 

Please visit this link for a list of primary care clinics and the DOE vaccination page for vaccine requirements.

For any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the school office at 718.981.5034 and speak with Patty Siragusa, School Secretary, or Norma Santaliz, Parent Coordinator.

Report Cards are available in your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)

By now, most parents have set up their accounts, but for those that have not - please get in touch with Ms. Santaliz, Parent Coordinator, to help set up an account.  Report cards are available in your NYCSA account.

Parents will vote in the CEC elections through their NYCSA account this year. So if both parents want to vote, they need an account.  Please read below if you have not set up your account. NYCSA is an easy way to stay connected to your child’s school, offering you access to your child’s grades, schedules, test scores, attendance, Individualized Education Program (IEP) information, bus times, and more. NYCSA allows you to submit essential school forms online and access important announcements from the NYC Department of Education, including news of events in your district or citywide.NYCSA now includes Parent University, a resource hub filled with free courses, events, and activities to help empower you as an advocate for your child’s education. In addition, you can use NYCSA to cast your vote in upcoming elections for candidates who will represent your community on local and citywide Community Education Councils.

How to Sign UpYou can sign up for an account today with just your name and contact information, and then connect the account to your child’s records by contacting your school for verification. Learn more at and sign up now at



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Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at  or contact NYC Kids Rise at 833.543.7473,, or visit


Transportation Eligibility

As per DOE directive, transportation eligibility is based on a student's grade level, walking distance between home and school, and existing accommodations based on medical condition, housing status, or safety assessment.

As a reminder, you can log into your NYCSA to know the status of your child's bus. If you need help setting up or accessing a NYCSA, don't hesitate to contact Parent Coordinator Norma Santaliz at or call at 718.981.5034 ext. 1120.

Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at

School Visitor Policy

Visitors to school buildings are no longer required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine. All students and staff will receive 4 rapid test kits each month to use at home. Mask mandates have been lifted. Learn more at the NYC Schools COVID-19 webpage.


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    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Summer Rising - PS 65

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Summer Rising - PS 65

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
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Visit our PTA Page for current fundraisers.




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PTA Reminders

Questions/Concerns?  Please email the PTA at


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Being in school is expected every day to continue the progress and success of all students.


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Student Progress