Announcements

Important June Dates to Remember

There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Thursday, June 4, 2015, as it has been designated a Staff Development Day citywide. Also, on the following Three Half-Days -- Tuesday, June 9, Monday, June 15, and
Friday, June 26, all students will be dismissed at 11:20 a.m. Finally, please be aware that NO report cards will be distributed prior to dismissal on the last day of school, Friday, June 26, 2015.

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Early Dismissal/Day Off Letter June 2015

Cheerleading Tryouts

Paulo is pleased to announce tryouts for anyone interested in joining our 2015-16 Cheerleading Team.
Tryouts Day 1 May 27th 4-7pm Gym D Tottenville HS -wear athletic clothes/shoes & bring signed forms
Tryouts Day 2 May 28th 4-7pm Gym D Tottenville-be prepared to perform for the judges. For questions or more information, please email Coach Davis (ldavis@is75.org) or stop by room 459.


Paulo Shines in Borough-Wide Arts Festival

Once again, our well-known Performing Arts Department has garnered a top honor. Both our fabulous Jazz Band and our talented Drama Department's Grade 8 Paulo Players were selected (through a competitive audition process) to perform in the Borough-Wide Arts Festival at Snug Harbor on May 20, 2015. Way to go! Your accomplishments make all at Paulo very proud!

Great Summer Band Opportunity

If you enjoy playing a musical instrument, and have at least one year of playing experience, you'd be smart to consider joining the 2015 IS 75 District-Wide Self-Sustaining Summer Band Program this year!! It's a wonderful opportunity to hone your skills, make new friends, and have fun. This summer's program will be located at P.S. 36, and will run from Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 30. Auditions (only for those new to the program or those wishing to move up to the Senior Concert Band) are scheduled for June 29-30. Please see the link below for information about cost and further program guidelines. Don't miss this chance to become a better musician and have a lot of fun too!

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Summer Band 2015

Paw Prints Celebrates the Arrival of Spring!

The Spring issue of our beautifully done online student newspaper, Paulo Paw Prints, has arrived! Click on the link below to enjoy some lovely spring poetry, and read about spring holidays, songs, and important dates to remember. There are even useful test-taking tips to help take the stress off the state exams. Kudos to Mr. Trimble and our hard-working newspaper staff on another job well done!

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April 2015 Issue of Paw Prints

April PTA Newsletter Is Full of Important Information!

Don't miss the April 2015 PTA Newsletter! There's a lot happening at I.S. 75 this spring, including the state tests and many special events. Check the link below and be sure you stay informed.

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April 2015 PTA Newsletter

Check PupilPath Daily!!

ALL students and parents should register for Pupil Path, so that they can check posted homework assignments, test grades, and project deadlines daily. The red "PupilPath" navigation bar at the top of our homepage menu provides easy access.

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PupilPath Log-In Page
Quick Guide to Pupil Path

Upcoming Senior Activities

As we have recently passed the mid-point of our year, it is time to look forward to the many exciting events we have planned for our graduating seniors in the months ahead. Please note the important dates outlined in the Senior Activities Letter students have recently received in homeroom, which is also posted below for your convenience. Please note that, in accordance with longstanding Paulo policy, participation in any of these events in contingent upon satisfactory citizenship.

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Senior Activities Schedule and Letter

Senior Trip to Great Adventure

Friday, June 5, 2015 will be our Senior Trip to Great Adventure. The cost of the trip is $65, payable by cash or money order only (no personal checks accepted). Trip forms and payment were due by March 31. Please note that senior dues must be paid in full and satisfactory citizenship must also be maintained in order to participate in the trip. Other relevant details, and the required consent form, are available by clicking the links below.

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Great Adventure Memo to Parents
Great Adventure Consent Form

Mandatory Spring Break Assignments in English and Math

English Spring Break Assignment - Practice Test 2: Book 1, questions #1-49.
Please click on the links below to access the mandatory Spring Break Math Assignments.
All work is due upon return to school on Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Grade 6 Spring Break MATH Assignment
Grade 7 Spring Break MATH Assignment
Grade 8 Spring Break MATH Assignment

Shop at the One Stop Panther Shop!

Did you know that you could do all your school supply shopping right here at Paulo, on your lunch hour? If you forgot a pen or pencil, or need a folder quickly, come to us! Click The One Stop Panther Shop Newsletter for a great article by three Paulo students explaining everything you need to know about our wonderful school store and how it operates. The One-Stop Panther Shop has all kinds of popular items you are likely to need throughout the school year, including pens/pencils; notebooks; folders; mini-staplers; school spirit items, and much more! So buy your supplies at the Panther Shop on Mondays and Thursdays during your lunch period, and help encourage team work, school spirit and unity, and a chance to have real life working experiences. So come check us out! See you at the One-Stop Panther Shop!

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One Stop Panther Shop Newsletter
One-Stop Panther Shop Flyer

Orientation Slide Show for Incoming Grade 6 Parents

For any incoming Grade 6 parents who were unable to attend 
The Paulo Class of 2018 Orientation Assembly on March 3, we have posted a link below to the entire Orientation Presentation (PowerPoint slides).

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Orientation Presentation (PowerPoint) 
(Choose "slide show" option on top task bar, then choose "from beginning" option to view the presentation seamlessly in its entirety).

School Dress Code Regulations

Please be familiar with all aspects of the school dress code regulations (including footwear), and adhere to them consistently, as they will be strictly enforced.

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2014 Dress Code Letter

Check Out Our New Math Video Resources

We are pleased to announce a collection of user-friendly math video resources that may help our students better understand the different math topics they are learning about in class. They are also ideal for practice and studying! The videos are broken down into units of study, and a monthly curriculum calendar is also provided so that parents can easily see what topics are being studied at any point in time. Simply click the "Math Video Library" tab on the left homepage menu, and then select the desired grade level and unit/topic. See the link below for more information.

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Principal's Letter on the New Math Videos

Important Parent Resources

Excellent resources on everything from how to increase your child's reading skills to how to help them stay safe online or stay physically fit are at your fingertips under the red Parent Resources tab on our homepage. The PTA Newletters tab also summarizes all you need to know on a monthly basis regarding life at IS 75 for both you and your child. Finally, the Parents' Guide to Success with the Common Core by grade is also available under the red Common Core State Standards Initiative tab.

Students Victorious at Annual Student-Faculty Basketball Game

Congratulations to the Grade 8 student team, who beat  the faculty 80-77 in the 12th Annual
Student-Faculty Charity Basketball Game, which benefited the March of Dimes and the Wounded Warriors Project. Student MVPs were Nicole Cooper and Kai Mercado. It was an evening of great fun, exciting basketball, enthusiastic pep band and cheerleader performances, and lots of support for some great causes. We even collected lots of canned goods at the door for the Bread of Life Food Drive!Thanks to all who took part in another fabulous Paulo tradition!!



IS 75 Students to Play at Carnegie Hall

Four outstanding student musicians from I.S. 75 have been chosen to play alongside the celebrated New York Pops orchestra at its 32nd Annual Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on May 4, 2105. Dylan Kahan, 807 (clarinet); Evan Rubenstein, 805 (clarinet); John Liu, 606, (euphonium); , and Jonathan Schneider, 803 (percussion) were among only twenty students selected through a rigorous audition process from schools all across New York City. Paulo is proud of your tremendous talent and hard work! Our strong showing in such a competitive setting highlights our phenomenal music program, and is yet another stellar example of our overall excellence in the arts. Congratulations to all four of our winners!

Peter Pan Spring Musical a Big Success!

I.S. 75's Spring Musical production of Peter Pan was a rousing success!! Congratulations to Mrs. Daniels, Mr. Peters, the eighth grade drama majors, our school band, and all who came together in grand Paulo tradition to give us a spectacular show, complete with dazzling special effects, stirring music, amazing stagecraft, etc. Our production of Peter Pan was second to none!!

A Very Special Paulo Production

Can You Guess Which Show P25@IS75 (along with Mrs. Carsten's class) will be performing in June? Auditions were held and parts have now been assigned. Find out more by clicking the article 
Can You Guess? by Brianna Bodell, and start looking forward to a very special show in June.

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Can You Guess?

Senior T-Shirt Contest Winner

Our eighth graders have chosen the design that they feel best fits this year's senior theme, "The Power of Attitude." Click on the link below for a "Sneak Peek" of the winning design.

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Winning Senior T-Shirt Design

School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our school spelling bee champions for 2014-15, who will advance to the Staten Island District-wide bee at Petrides in January. The winners are Angela Zheng of 601; Avi Ng of 701; and Matthew Amoroso of 806. A hearty round of applause also goes to ALL our class bee winners.Every one of you did a fabulous job, both with spelling tough words under pressure and by conducting yourselves in a gracious and sportsmanlike manner. Paulo is proud of you :-)

UAU - SONYC FREE After-School Program In Full Swing

The United Activities Unlimited SONYC FREE after-school program, running from 2:20 until 5:20 pm. five days a week, is still taking applications. We have limited openings remaining, so please submit your application as soon as possible. If you need an application, please email bdangelo@unitedactivities.org or go to Room 348. You can also call Ms. D'Angelo directly at 917-831-8775, or at school at 718-356-0130 X 3481. For more information, click here or click on the red navigation bar marked "UAU-SONYC Program" on our homepage.

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UAU - SONYC Program Flyer


Free Math Tutoring on Saturdays

The Beacon Program at Tottenville High School
offers free math tutoring to middle school students every Saturday morning according to the following schedule: 9-10 am for Grade 6 ; 10-11 am for Grade 7; and 11-12 noon for Grade 8. If you could use extra math help, check it out! Applications are available every day in the IS 75 lunchroom.

IS 75 Student Handbook

The important  information in the 2014-15 IS 75 Parent Student Handbook is accessible below for easy reference. The two-sided Handbook Acknowldegement Form, which  all Paulo students and parents were required to sign and return to school, also appears below.

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2014-15 Paulo Student Handbook
Handbook Acknowledgement Tear-Off

Student Behavorial Contract

The Discipline Code and Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities should have already been returned to school, signed by both parent and student. These signatures indicate both awareness of the rules and agreement to follow the standards of behavior that are clearly spelled out in the contract throughout the 2014-15 school year.

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Student Behavioral Contract

IS 75 Bell Schedule and Supply Lists

Click the links below for the IS 75 Bell Schedule and for lists of required supplies in order to be well-prepared for school each day. Other important information can be found under the red Parent Resources tab on the www.is75.org homepage.

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2014-15 Bell Schedule
English Supplies
Math Supplies (Revised)
Social Studies Supplies

IS 75 Bus Stop Schedule

Please note that a revised, comprehensive list of all IS 75 bus stops, including arrival and departure times, is available here:

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IS 75 Bus Stop Schedule (Revised 11-20-14)

Join S.T.A.R. Today!

All students are cordially invited to join our Student Team for Activities and Recreation (S.T.A.R), which plans many fun events here at Paulo throughout the school year. To join, just place $3 in an envelope and give it to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

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STAR Membership 2014-15

Documentation Needed for Last-Minute Walk-In Registrants to IS 75
 
Please click Registration Instructions for  details on what to bring to in-person registration for brand-new student transfers/walk-ins.

Paulo's Recycling Program

Did you know that Paulo is one of the top recycling brigades in the entire New York City area?

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Recycling Parent Letter.
Items that can be Recycled for Cash (2 cent donation to our school per item) tells how you can help.
Cash for Trash (New York Daily News article about our innovative recycling program).


Donations for The One Stop Panther Shop

Check out these suggestions for small items you can donate, and support our store during lunch periods on Tuesday and Thursdays to purchase school supplies, cool pens, and much more!

Needed Donations for the Panther Shop

Useful Math Resources 

A  list of valuable Math practice links appears below.

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Paulo Math Resources 

CHAMPS Program

CHAMPS Morning Sports Center operates at IS 75 on Monday-Friday mornings from 6:55-7:55 a.m. See the link below or contact  Mr. Frank Sciarabba at fsciarabba@is75.org with any questions.

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Champs website

Parents of English Language Learners:

Click on the links below to access important forms, notifications, answers to frequently asked questions, and a parent orientation video, all made specifically for Parents of English Language Learners. (Please note that all forms, resources, and videos are easily accessed in the family's native language).

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Important Family Resources for ELL Students
Parent Orientation Video for ELL Students

A comprehensive guide for parents of students with disabilities is available below in English and nine other languages. This document provides helpful information regarding special education processes, procedures, and policies to assist parents in making informed educational decisions for their children. Hard copies of this document are also available at each school to assure additional convenience.

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A Parent's Guide to Special Education Services for School-Age Children

Sign-Up Procedure for Emergency Updates

All New York City public school families can sign up for Notify NYC updates on emergency situations at their children’s schools by phone, text message, or e-mail. To register, click on the link below or call 311.
"Notify NYC" assures immediate notification in real-time on delayed school openings, early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events. Alerts can be requested for schools in up to five zip codes.

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Register here for Notify NYC
"You must take personal responsibility in your life. You may not be able to change the circumstances, the seasons, or the world, but you can change yourself. That is something over which you DO have control." - Jim Rohn

Tuesday, May 26
GRADE 6 HONOR SOCIETY CEREMONY
at 12:30 p.m. in School Auditorium
GRADE 8 ARISTA CEREMONY @ 6 p.m. in School Auditorium
RECEPTION FOR GRADE 8 STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO FOLLOW
Wed, May 27 - Thu, May 28
TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMMING IN THE LIBRARY
for all 8th grade seniors planing to attend Tottenville High School in the Fall
Wednesday, May 27
GRADE 7 JUNIOR ARISTA CEREMONY @ 12:30 p.m.
Talent Show REHEARSAL
from 2:25-3:55 p.m. in Room 215
Talent Show REHEARSAL
from 2:25-3:55 p.m. in Room 215

Today, 5/26/2015
High: 79 Low: 63
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/27/2015
High: 79 Low: 64
Slight chance thunderstorms
21% chance of precipitation.