Come and be a part of one of our most time-honored traditions here at Paulo! On December 11, 2013 at 7 pm
, our multi-talented chorus, band, and seventh grade drama majors
will combine forces to perform Holidays in the City
, a wonderful show guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! Tickets are $7
(cash or money orders only) and can be requested by filling out this HOLIDAY SHOW TICKET ORDER FORM
. This is one of the premiere events that makes IS 75 the very special place that it is
...don't miss it!!
Friday, December 13, 2013,
is a very special night
here at Paulo!! It's Autism Awareness Night
!! Those who attend will learn about about autism spectrum disorder, and our own Paulo students will perform in a wonderful play called "Pumpkin Soup!"
The play will teach others about autism acceptance. Tickets ($5, cash or money order only
) must be ordered ahead of time
tickets will be sold at the door. Click Autism Awareness Night Order Form
for the order form, and return all orders to Ms. Marenda in Room 250 as soon as possible. Let's all come out and show our support for our fellow students in a big way!
SHARE THE HOLIDAY JOY - BRING IN AN UNWRAPPED TOY!!!
The celebrated Paulo Toy Drive
is in full swing here at IS 75. Do something really worthwhile and remember children less fortunate than yourself during this season of giving -- consider donating a new toy for a sick child in Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, NY
. It's easy...just pick out anything you think a child from birth through 18, boy or girl, would like, and bring it to Mr. Herrmann's office in the morning during homeroom. Imagine the look of joy when a sick child receives your gift!
ATTENTION 8th GRADERS
: SENIOR DUES DEADLINE APPROACHING THIS COMING FRIDAY,DEC.6!!!
It may be hard to believe, but it is time to begin preparing for the many senior activities which will mark the end of your years here at Paulo. Senior dues ($120 per student)
includes payment for the graduation gown; diploma case; rental of the College of Staten Island; Senior T-Shirt; Yearbook; and Video Yearbook. (Please note the cost of the Senior Banquet or the 8th Grade Trip to Great Adventure are not included). ONLY MONEY ORDERS MADE OUT TO I.S. 75 WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Student's name and homeroom should appear on the face of the money order, and it should be placed (together with the tear-off that appears below) in an envelope with the student's name and homeroom. 2013-14 Senior Dues Letter
to access and print out a copy of the letter and tear-off with additional details and information.
ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADERS!!!!
Time to gather your ideas and get creative, because our Senior T-Shirt Contest
has officially begun! Students are encouraged to consider the theme of this year's graduating class, "Go Beyond the Expected,"
when mapping out a design. Entries must be submitted to Mrs. Runfolo in Room 418,
or to Mr.Mariconda in the cafeteria during lunch
. Four finalists will then face off for an exciting online vote
to determine the winner. Have Fun and Good Luck to All!
: The JCC BEACON PROGRAM
offers a variety of FREE activities specifically designed for middle school students
, including "open gym" for sports and recreation, popular video games, and more. It is held on Friday nights from 6:30-9 p.m.,
and Saturday afternoons from 12 noon-3 p.m.
For more information, contact Mr. Frank Sciarabba
at (718) 356-0130 or Fsciarabba@schools.nyc.gov
: Get immediate access to all your child's online class information!
By registering right here
parents can now keep up to date on announcements, upcoming tests and events, homework assignments, and other important class information which will be posted regularly on the school website in all content areas. (Be sure to link your child's name, grade, and OSIS #
to your new parent account!!) Teachers will also be able to contact you by email, and vice versa - another convenient feature. If you wish, you may also schedule "email or text alerts" here, which will send you an email/text at your convenience to update you on relevant new content as it is added to your child's classes. This is your chance to BE INVOLVED AND STAY INFORMED!!
: PAULO DOES ITS PART FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!!
This year, we have instituted a NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM
in the lunchroom, separating everything into 3 categories, including compostable food products
.Click Recycling Parent Letter
to review all the important details of our ambitious and worthwhile initiative with your child. Your family can help
by bringing in items every Friday
from the list: Items that can be Recycled for Cash
. Every clean item donated will result in a 2 cent donation to our school
- you wouldn't believe how fast those pennies add up!
And we are taking good care of our resources at the same time! Please read up on our effort and join our ranks!
Looking to do something fun and interesting after school? The Paulo After-School Center
offers such cool classes as scrapbooking, dance, cheerleading, sports, nintendo wii, lego robotics, chess club and games, and hands-on-science.
Check out the list of fantastic offerings by clicking ASC Activities - Fall 2013.
Registration Forms and additional details can be accessed by clicking After School Center Registration Form Fall 2013.
No personal checks please - cash or money orders (made out to IS 75 After-School Center) only. Come join the fun!!
IMPORTANT EXTENDED DAY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: Our extended day academic intervention program began on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013, and will be held on TWO days per week for the 2013-14 school year. Students required to attend this program will be dismissed at 2:57pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays ONLY. (Please note that this is a change from last year). ALL students will be dismissed at 2:20pm on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. As always, students NOT attending the extended day program will be dismissed at 2:20pm EVERY day. PLEASE NOTE: If your child is required to attend the extended day program, you will be notified in writing.
Access the 2013-14 IS 75 Parent/Student Handbook
by clicking Handbook - 2013-2014
(cover page can be viewed at handbook - cover
), which parents need to discuss in detail with their child(ren).
The Handbook acknowledgement 2013 - 2014
form needs to be signed by both students AND parents and should have already been returned. (Please note that this form is two-sided - back of the form needs signatures regarding school photos). Thank You for your cooperation!!
Please click school dress code
to see the principal's letter on our dress code guidelines, and carefully review its requirements with your child. Note that any clothing items and/or accessories that may be deemed as distracting to the educational process are prohibited, and dress code regulations will be strictly enforced.
We need your support to maintain a safe and educationally conducive learning environment for all students on a daily basis.
Join STAR (Student Team for Activities and Recreation) TODAY
!! Click STAR Membership Drive 2013
for all the exciting details. Membership includes reduced admission to our movies, dances, and fun special events, service credits, school spirit contests, and much more.To join, place exactly $3.00 in an envelope with your name and homeroom on it! Money will be collected during homeroom. So get your STAR membership card today, and start enjoying the Paulo experience to the fullest!
Our school store "The One Stop Panther Shop" is IS IN NEED OF SOME DONATIONS. Please click Donation List for School Store to see suggestions on some small items you can donate and how you can help. Come down during lunch periods on Tuesday and Thursdays to purchase school supplies, cool pens, and much more. Check it out at the Panther's Den!
Attention Parents: Here are some useful links which can provide valuable Math practice
for your child. Click Paulo Math Resources
to see these links and their corresponding descriptions. (These links are also available under the red Parent Resources tab
on the homepage). You can also go to the homepage or to the MySchool section of this website and click on Common Core State Standards Initiative
for still more information, including a Parents Guide to Success
with the Core by grade.
ATTENTION PAULO PARENTS: Everything you need to know about our school can be accessed by clicking on the left menu bar labeled "Parent Resources."
Here you willl find a wealth of important information regarding bussing, setting up school website parent accounts, the ARIS log-in link, and so much more! There are excellent resources on everything from how to increase your child's reading skills to how to help them stay safe online. Great health and fitness tips are available too. Check it out!! In addition, monthly Parent-Teacher Association newsletters are also posted on our website! Go to PTA Newletters tab
on the homepage to access them readily, or click PTA Newletters
. Don't miss the chance to find out all relevant information regarding life at IS 75 for both you and your child(ren).
REQUIRED SUPPLY LISTS for ALL STUDENTS
: One of the most important steps on the path to success is BEING PREPARED. Please review the following carefully: CA Supply List
and Mathematics Supply List
to be sure you have all the necessary supplies to begin the school year on the right note! In addition, click MATH DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND ONLINE RESOURCES
to access our Math Department Policy Letter, which provides important information related to online resources, including the online textbook, as well as access to grades and achievement results, etc. After you have read and reviewed this notice with your child, you must sign, date, and return it to your child's math teacher.
PAULO IS GOING GREEN
....Click Cash for Trash
to see the New York Daily News
article about how I.S. 75 is doing its part for the environment, which names Paulo one of the top recycling brigades in the entire New York City area
. The project, run by Ms. Suzanne Nowicki and her science classes, raises awareness of critical issues about garbage, the environment, and nutrition, making us all THINK about what we eat...and what and how we throw away.
E-Books have come to IS 75!! We now have over 150 e-books now available to read anytime, anywhere online, or for instant download to your own personal computer, iPad, Nook/Kindle, etc.!! Special features include audio, enlarged text, a built-in dictionary/thesaurus, search capabilities, and the ability to highlight words and passages as you read. Click here to go directly to the FOLLETT SHELF login page; for students, your OSIS # serves as both your username AND your password. (Faculty please see Mrs. Tomes in the library for login information). E-books are currently set for a 5-day check-out period; they may be renewed one time. Please come back to the site often, as we will be adding new titles as they come out!!
THE PAULO VIRTUAL LIBRARY NEVER SLEEPS!!
to find over 200 user-friendly, hand-picked websites of the highest quality in all content areas, carefully chosen by experts especially for middle school students like you! With 24/7 access from home or school, you can find the100% true, up-to-date information on your grade and reading level every time!!
Some links have been suggested by Paulo teachers and students; others have been heartily recommended by educational reviews or library professionals! You can also search our online catalog from home to see which resources and books we currently have available on a given topic, or to see if we have a particular title or author for whom you may be searching. Another exciting plus is that you can now preview our brand-new collection of e-books (we have over 150!), and see if you'd like to borrow one. SO TAKE A LOOK AND FIND A BOOK!!
I.S. 75 's FUND-RAISING EFFORTS SAVE LITTLE GIRL'S LIFE!! Paulo's contributions to the Rachel Cooper Foundation helped save the life of an adorable 16-month-old child by the name of Tianna Bennett. The money we have raised at our school over the past months made it possible for Tianna to be brought from her home in Jamaica to Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center for life-saving surgery on May 18 to correct two holes in her heart. THE OPERATION WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS, and Tianna's heart is now good as new. View pictures
of this beautiful miracle baby and enjoy the good feeling that comes from knowing you helped make a difference!!
For Parents of English Language Learners
: Click here
for valuable Family Resources
for your child from the NYC Department of Education, including links to important forms, notifications, frequently asked questions, etc. In addition, to access a user-friendly Parent Orientation Video for English Language Learners
, please click here
. (Please note that all forms, resources, and videos are easily accessed in the family's native language).
Click here to access the "Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning" (chosen by the American Association of School Librarians) which were so honored for fostering the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly to both students AND teachers, and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. They're GREAT ! Check them out!!!
A comprehensive guide for parents of students with disabilities, “A Parent’s Guide to Special Education Services for School-Age Children,” is now right here online 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 will arrive at your child’s school for your additional convenience in the coming weeks.
PARENTS! SIGN UP TODAY TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON SCHOOL EMERGENCIES. All New York City public school families can now sign up for Notify NYC updates on emergency situations at their children’s schools by phone, text message, or e-mail.To register, click here or call 311. "Notify NYC" is the City’s public notification program, and it has now been expanded to include delayed school openings and early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events. Parents and guardians can choose to receive alerts for up to five zip codes, and will receive notifications about schools within those zip codes. It's a great way to stay informed about important real-time information!
Recycling at Paulo! Click here
to find out WHAT YOU CAN DO
as a responsible young citizen to make a difference in saving our environment. In addition to recycling regularly both at home and at school, bring the following recycled items to Room 301 during homeroom or after lunch: used cell phones; corks; ink cartidges; clean juice pouches (Carpi, Kool Aid); Nabisco cookie wappers; yogurt cups (Stonyfield organic only); and granola bags (Bear Naked bags only). Help us reduce solid waste for generations to come!!!