A Message from the Principal


Dear PS 64 Community,

I am writing to introduce myself as the new interim acting principal of PS 64.
I want to thank Mr. Marlon Hosang for his years of dedication to the school.
As I step into this role, I am filled with excitement and enthusiasm for the journey ahead, and I am eager to lead this vibrant and close-knit community. On Friday, September 8th, after drop-off, please join me for coffee and bagels in the schoolyard.

With 23 years of experience in education, I have had the privilege of working in NYC schools as a teacher, math coach, and assistant principal, which has deeply shaped my educational philosophy and approach. I am committed to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment, and I am dedicated to ensuring that every student at PS 64 receives a high-quality education.

I began my career as a math and special educator at Greenwich Village Middle School in the West Village, part of District 2. After having two sons, I returned to serve public schools as a math coach. I was fortunate to work across the five boroughs as a math consultant, collaborating closely with teachers and principals to strengthen math instruction. For the past six years, I have been an assistant principal at Spruce Street, a public K-8 school while raising two teenage boys. I loved both of these tough roles.

I understand that change can bring both excitement and uncertainty, but I want to assure you that my top priority is the well-being and success of our students.

I am excited to partner with you to nurture and enrich experiences in and out of the classroom for our students. Together, I want to ensure our children feel a sense of belonging and joy as we achieve academic excellence.

In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to getting to know all of you and learning about the unique strengths and traditions that make PS64 a special place. I am committed to open communication and transparency, and I welcome your input, ideas, and feedback as we work together to shape the future of our school.

Before the first day, you can reach me via email at [email protected]. I am truly honored to lead the PS 64 family.

Warmly, Kara Levin 

Important Reminders

The first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2023. We’re excited to welcome you back! 

Be Prepared

  •   Thursday and Friday Arrival will be at the 5th Street cul-du-sac at 8:30 am. Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.
  • Make sure your children are on a regular sleep schedule and that you’ve practiced your family’s morning routine (including your route to school) with them before the first day.

  • Review the 2023-24 School Calendar at schools.nyc.gov/calendar for information on upcoming events and closures throughout the year. 

Stay Healthy 

  • Submit all required health forms before the start of the year. For more information about health requirements to attend school, visit schools.nyc.gov/schoolhealth.
  • Double check that your child is up to date on all required vaccinations. Visit schools.nyc.gov/immunization for more information.


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