Nominate a Teacher or Staff member of PS 65 for the Big Apple Award!


Have you nominated your favorite PS 65 Teacher or Staff Member for the Big Apple Award?

Nomination window is open until Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

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Learn about the Community and Citywide Education Council Elections!

Please join on 1/25/23 at 7:30 PM for an information session on CEC elections.

The meeting is open to all parents/guardians.

All D31 public school parents/guardians can run for a seat on the CEC.

Below are a few reasons parents/guardians should consider running for one of these impactful volunteer positions.

  • Learn about DOE initiatives, schools, and programs 
  • Advocate for what is essential to you as a parent 
  • Vote on school rezoning, school closings, and co-locations
  • Build relationships with other parents 
  • Engage directly with local leadership, district leadership, and DOE leadership as collaborative partners shaping the future of your school communities  

The Presidents' Council Meeting begins at 7pm. The CEC election information session begins at 7:30. 

SI Presidents' Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
January Presidents' Council Meeting

Topic: January Presidents' Council Meeting

STEM Matters NYC

STEM Matters NYC offers a variety of programs during spring break and the summer for students in grades K-12 including one-week camps and multi-week high school internships and courses. If you are interested in animal science or aerospace, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, and so much more, discover, investigate, design, and create with us!

Apply Now for Spring Break STEM Camps!

The application for spring break enrichment programs for K-8 students is now open. Learn more and apply to have fun, new STEM adventures this spring break! Don't miss out, spots are limited, and the application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2023.

Sign up for our mailing list to stay updated on student programs throughout the year. For questions, contact



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

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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.


Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at

School Visitor Policy

Latest Update from the DOE is September 2022

The following protocols are in place when entering a school building.

School Building Visitors

Visitors 12 and older must show proof of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination to enter a school building.  Visitors do not include students attending a school in a DOE building.  This proof may be provided in several ways.  Please see the link above for more information.

To enter the building, a visitor must have the following:

  • show identification
  • have proof of vaccination

Mindfulness Classes at Parent University

Mindfulness is emerging in public education based on 60 years of teachers, parents, and families discovering and utilizing these strategies of stress management, attentional focus, awareness, acceptance, and self-regulation to: 

  • Stay with & realize solutions to personal and public challenges and changes 
  • Increase one's capacity to notice and appreciate life in ways that support resilience 
  • Support joyful learning and growth 
  • Develop critical thinking skills

Join us each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm as we build community and harness the power of self-care and self-healing through the discovery of the conscious breath, meditation, and movement.

View Flier and Parent University.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Any families with children in schools offering free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision can sign up for this program, which means it’s available to all students enrolled in New York City’s public schools. 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Read more details on the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit website, and watch the FCC’s video in English or Spanish to learn more


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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

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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