Your donation is now tax-deductible!

“Friends of PS 165 Robert E. Simon, Inc.” is a non-pro fit entity, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. IRS Tax ID: 47-2664982

Ways to Support PS/MS 165

When you support the PTA @ PS/MS 165 your donations help to provide programs such as:

  • Recess enrichment and play equipment
  • Arts Programs
  • Math Night
  • Annual Spring Fair
  • International Night
  • Dual Language Anniversary Celebration
  • Spring Field Day
  • Graduation Ceremonies (K, 5th, 8th grades)
  • Teacher supplies
  • Staff professional development
  • Class field trips
  • Staff appreciation gifts

Below are sites and programs that provide many ways to help fund these awesome PTA-supported programs that help our children!

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You can make a direct donation through Paypal. Just click the Donate Button to donate to the general fund. You can fund with your bank account or credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to donate!

You can also donate specifically to our recess fund, which pays for our E3 Sports recess enrichment program!

If you would like to submit a donation in person please click on the image below to download the donation form.
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Do you shop on Amazon? Click the Amazon logo or this link and you can help with every purchase at no cost to you through the Amazon Smile program with our affiliate code! Up to 15% will be generated back to PS/MS 165 with no extra purchase or work required from you!

If you have not used Amazon Smile before, don’t worry! Please read this page, which has step-by-step pictures of what to type, and what you can expect to see. It will take less than a minute to set up!

We are excited to announce that the P.S. 165 PTA are now participating in the Fairway Community Partners program. can provide each P.S. 165 family and staff member with a card to have scanned when they pay for their groceries. Fairway will donate 3% of each transaction (less tax, alcohol and delivery charges) to our PTA. The cards can be used in any Fairway location (but only in-store). There is no additional cost to the shopper, and no personal information will be shared with Fairway or the PTA.

Because there are no retroactive credits, you must remember to have the cashier scan your card BEFORE you pay.

If you are, or would like to become, a frequent shopper at Fairway, please contact Parent Coordinator Ms. Santana ( or come to any PTA Event and pick up a Fairway Card.

Those 10¢ coupons you find on the sides of packages can add up to real money for our school! Clip the coupons out of the product package and drop them off with our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Santana or with your child’s teacher.
Click the the picture to find participating products!

We are pleased to announce our partnership with TD Bank!
 As a member in the Affinity Program, our nonprofit PTA now has an easy way to raise money. The more members who bank with TD, the more money the organization can earn. There are no costs involved…it actually pays the organization to belong! If you are already a TD Bank customer, visit any location and ask to have your balances included as part of the Friends of PS 165 Inc account. Mention CODE: AG813

How does it work? is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the materials to the school. You’ll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you’ll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.

Book Culture and Book Culture Kids are two local, neighborhood book stores close to PS 165 filled with new and classic fiction and nonfiction, mysteries, cookbooks, graphic novels, and more.

Downstairs is the Children’s Reading Room, a whimsical space filled with books, toys, games, puzzles, art supplies and plush toys. It is a fun and cozy place to curl up with a book or meet other families.

When you shop at Book Culture, use code “GB-PS165” at checkout (in-store or online) and the PTA will receive 15% of the total sale!


Our PTA is happy to announce a fundraising partnership with Oliver‘s Labels!
The PTA earns 20% on every sale through this customized link:
*Funds are used to supplement recess and arts programming, teacher appreciation, graduation events and more!
About the company:
Using Oliver’s Labels on all your kids’ stuff is a great way to identify their belongings and help keep them out of the “lost-and-never-found” pile. 
Our allergy labels and tags are easily noticeable by teachers and care-givers to help remind them of a child’s special needs or life-threatening allergies. 
Oliver’s Labels are Practical! Oliver’s Labels are Durable! Oliver’s Labels are Beautiful! 
Our beautiful products are made from high performance, waterproof and 
scuff-proof materials that have been tested to be durable in a huge range of environments. 
Our sticky labels can be used on items that go in the dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and outdoors. 
Our clothing labels are easy to apply and can be thrown into the washing machine and dryer. Oliver’s Labels are glossy and colorful, and are available in a variety of different sizes and shapes to label everything! We even have adult-friendly designs so you too can stop losing your stuff no matter what age you are!
Start shopping today!  Thank you!


It all adds up Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015. Talk about extra credit! Use your REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target and to help the eligible K-12 school of your choice. Sign up using our school code, Use our school ID: 77716.

And as always you can support the PS/MS 165 PTA by getting our school gear.