Cap and Gown Decoration - 5th Grade Parents/Guardians

Consistent with past practice, PS 65 students are not permitted to decorate their caps or gowns.

Mrs. Scamardella has made this aware to the 5th-grade teachers who have relayed this message to the students and parents through DOJO.  If any student has decorated their cap, please DOJO Ms. Milazzo, Ms. Henriquez, Ms. Debenedetto, or Ms. Desantis.  You can also send an email message to Ms. Rodriguez at or Ms. Santaliz at

Questions or Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at

5th Grade - NEW Arrival Times for Parents and Students for Graduation at Curtis High School


Please read the importation new information below as it pertains to graduation on Tuesday, June 15th.

  • ALL graduates will be given a mask upon entry to the field as we want to keep the uniformity of this event.

Please remember to have your completed health screening for your graduate and all guests when you arrive at the field.  Also, please remember to have your ticket ready.  Temperatures will be checked before entrance to the field.

      • 8:40 a.m. - Students whose last names begin in A-E (and their guests)
      • 9:00 a.m. - Students whose last names begin in F-L (and their guests)
      • 9:20 a.m. - Students whose last names begin in M-R (and their guests)
      • 9:40 a.m. - Students whose last names begin in S-Z (and their guests)


Pre K & K Virtual Stepping Up/Moving Up Ceremonies and Photography Information

Families of our PK and K students,

Your child's Virtual Stepping Up/Moving Up ceremonies were posted onto your child's google classroom last week.  The times are listed below.  In addition, we are inviting you to come to our school to take photos with your child.  Those times are also listed below.  Each child is permitted to have 2 guests.  This is to ensure that we adhere to the Social Distancing Guidelines that are still in effect in the Department of Education.  (*Please note that if you bring another child, that will count as 1 of your guests.)

All are expected to:

  • wear masks
  • remain socially distanced
  • have a completed "Health Screening" for every guest upon arrival - Preferably done ahead of time on your phone - use this DOE linkOpens in a new browser tab
  • Someone will be at the gate to check your screening and take your temperature before entry to the schoolyard area.  

Please see the chart below for times that the Virtual Video will be posted and for times allotted to come to our schoolyard to take photos with your child.  Thank you to our wonderful PTA and staff for all their hard work in decorating for these events!!








Name of Teacher

Virtual Stepping UP
Virtual Moving UP
Video at Home

Enter Schoolyard for Photos
2 Guests per Student

(*You may sign out your child and take them with you when you leave.  This is up to you.)

Remote PK

Ms. Stuto

6/14 at 9:00 a.m.

6/14 - 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.


Ms. Dulligan & Ms. LaBarbera

6/14 at 10:30 a.m.

6/14 - 12:00- 12:30 p.m.


Ms. Yordt & Ms. Feinberg

6/14 at 10:30 a.m.

6/14 - 1:00-1:30 p.m.




Remote K

Ms. Fazio & Ms. Dana
Ms. Anderson, Ms. Schreier & Ms. DeRoss

6/16 at 9:00 a.m.

6/16 - 10:30-11:00 a.m.


Ms. Schreier, Ms. Rampulla & Ms. Thomson

6/16 at 9:00 a.m.

6/16 - 11:30-12:00 p.m.


Ms. Mackey
Ms. Springer

6/16 at 9:00 a.m.

6/16 - 12:30-1:00 p.m.

NYC Learning Survey 2021

Continue to Share Your Voice!

Each year, all families, teachers, and students take the NYC School Survey to share feedback about their schools.  The NYC School Survey is one of the nation's largest education surveys.  Survey feedback can help improve your child's learning environment.

The citywide survey window is from May 10th through June 11th.

We heard from 56% of our families last year!  Which is pretty high, considering that we had just entered the pandemic.

What are we proud of? 

  • 100% parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed that the school communicates in a language that they can understand.
  • 98% parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed that staff work hard to build trusting relationships with parents/guardians
  • 98% parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed on the response they get when they call the school
  • 97% parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed on the overall quality of the teachers at the school
  • 96% parents/guardians agreed or strongly agreed on the principal is an effective manager who makes the school run smoothly.

Families can take the survey online via computer or mobile device at in any of the ten DOE-supported languages.  Families will enter "f" followed by their child's nine-digit OSIS Number.  Note that "f" must be lowercase.  Families can find their child's OSIS number on their report card, or NYC Schools Account.


Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at


Spring Raffle Fundraiser

Buy Your Tickets NOW!  Drawing Wednesday, June 23rd via ZOOM

Fill out the Google Form to request tickets.  PTA now accepting raffle purchases through PayPal.  


Summer Rising and JCC Programs this Summer at PS 65

PS 65 has been selected to be one of the sites for the new "Summer Rising Program," which is in collaboration with our JCC Program.  This program will begin on Tuesday, July 6th, and will run through Friday, August 20th. The day will begin with a "Socially Rigorous Academic Acceleration Program".  It will then continue with the DYCD JCC Summer Camp.

If you would like to apply for a seat in this program, please visit the DiscoverDYCDWebsite. The application period is OPEN NOW.


As we receive further information, we will share it with all of you.


Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz, Parent Coordinator at

Announcements Feed

  • Important Information and June Dates Parent/Guardian Letter

    June 1, 2021

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  • Latest Family Updates from Chancellor Porter

    Latest family updates from Chancellor Porter.

    April 9, 2021

    May 24, 2021

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  • NYC Department of Education School Year Calendar 2021-2022

    The NYC school calendar has been released for 2021-2022.

    Please note the following reminders:

    - November 2, Election Day, will be a fully -remote instructional day for all students

    - On "Snow Days"  or days when school buildings are closed due to an emergency, all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning.

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  • District 31 App

    District 31 has just launched a new app for residents of Staten Island.  It's called NYC District 31 Staten Island.  The app is available to download on iTunes.  It has social media and news updates in one place, essential information for families, and information about the schools in District 31. 

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  • Wide Open School - Check It Out!

    A new initiative from the DOE powered by Common Sense Media, Wide Open School brings resources to make learning at home better for parents and children.  Activities range from pre-school to grade 12.

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  • 2020-2021 Family Guide

    The 2020–21 Family Guide provides some information on what that teaching and learning will look like this school year. You will find universal expectations for how our schools will support every single student every single school day—whether they are participating in fully remote or blended learning.

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  • Device Request Form

    Remote Device Request Form from the Department of Education.

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  • Have you created your New York City Schools Account?

    Parents and Guardians:

    We’ve made it easier to sign up for an NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.

    If you have not yet created your account, you can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is:

    • Go to
    • Set up the account by:
      • Entering  your name and email address,
      • creating a password, and
      • answering a few brief security questions so you can reset the password if you forget it.

    After you create your account, you will need to verify your identity and your relationship with that student. You will need an account creation code letter, contact Norma Santaliz at

    Once you verify your connection to your student you will be able to see your child’s grades, test scores, and attendance.

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  • 2018-2019 Recognition School!

    Congratulations to our teachers, students and families! NYS has designated PS 65 as a 2018-2019 Recognition School based on high academic achievement, student growth, and having made progress during the 2017-2018 school year.

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PTA Reminders

Questions/Concerns?  Please email the PTA at


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Attendance- Blended & Remote

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


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Student Progress

To track your student's assignments and grades, please visit their Google Classroom and Class Dojo.