Announcements

Get All Your School Needs Here!

Did you know that you could do all your school supply shopping right here at Paulo, on your lunch hour? No more waiting in line at crowded and overpriced big name stores! The best part is that you will be helping out our school at the same time. 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 us to foster team work, encourage school spirit and unity, and develop and enhance important real life skills such as money management, organizational skills, and social skills. It's a win-win situation! See you at the One-Stop Panther Shop!

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One-Stop Panther Shop Flyer

Fall Self-Sustaining After-School Program Registration is Now Closed

Please note that the registration period for our fall self-sustaining after-school programs is now closed.  There will be a second offering of our self-sustaining afterschool programs in the winter.  Registration forms for our winter program will be posted on our website and will be backpacked home shortly before our holiday recess in December.

Student Behavorial Contract

All IS 75 students and parents are required to read and sign a copy of the Discipline Code and Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities which was recently distributed in homeroom. One copy is to remain at home for easy reference, and one is to be returned to the student's homeroom teacher by Monday, September 22, 2014. Both parent and student signatures are required and indicate that students agree to follow the rules of behvior as outlined in the contract throughout the school year.

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Student Behavioral Contract

Grade 6 Movie Event

Attention Sixth Graders: Come join us on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 2:20-4 pm, as we kick off the year with a special free movie event in the school auditorium. Candy and water will also be available at a nominal cost. Come relax with your friends, and take time to make new ones! In order to attend, you must submit the signed response form in the link below to Mr. Mariconda in the cafeteria. Don't miss out on this fun Paulo tradition.

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Grade 6 Movie Permission Form

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. Our annual membership drive is now in full swing. Place $3 dues in an envelope and give it to your homeroom teacher before Friday, October 3, 2014. The first homeroom to achieve 100% participation will win a pizza party!

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STAR Membership 2014-15

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, has now begun. Any students still interested in enrolling must return their applications to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you need an application, please email bdangelo@unitedactivities.org or one can be requested at lunchtime.

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UAU - SONYC Program Flyer


IS 75 Student Handbook

Parents need to discuss the 2014-15 IS 75 Parent Student Handbook in detail with their child(ren) as soon as school begins, Both parents and students must then sign the Handbook Acknowledgement Tear-Off Form, which is to be returned to homeroom teachers by Friday, September 19, 2014. (Please note that this form is two-sided - the back of the form needs signatures regarding school photos).

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2014-15 Paulo Student Handbook
Handbook Acknowledgement Tear-Off

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

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.

IS 75 Bell Schedule and Supply Lists

Click the links below for the IS 75 Bell Schedule and for lists of required supplies to get the year off to a good start. Other important information can be found under the red Parent Resources tab on the www.is75.org homepage. Please note that the Math Supply List has been revised.

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

IS 75 SUMMER READING

Reminder: Mandatory Summer Reading Assignments for all I.S. 75 students were due on Monday, September 8, 2014 in all subject areas except Science. (Science task organizers will be used to construct an argumentative essay to be assigned in class and finished by November 14, 2014). Attention Grade 8 Parents and Students: Revised directions for accessing the science e-book assignment are as follows: Click on 
Paulo Virtual Library / Log in at top right had corner of screen with student user/password combo/Go to Catalog/Click Follett Shelf. 

IS 75 Bus Stop Schedule

A comprehensive list of all IS 75 bus stops, including arrival and departure times, is available here:

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IS 75 Bus Stops  (as of 8-26-14)

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.

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

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 

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
"The most significant choice you can make on a day-to-day basis is the choice of your attitude." - Andrew Lockhart

Monday, September 22
PTA Meeting at 6 pm
in the school auditorium. Come join our active and involved PTA for the first meeting of the year!
Wednesday, September 24
STAR Grade 6 Movie 2:30-4:30
Come have fun with friends and make new ones!
Thu, Sep 25 - Fri, Sep 26
SCHOOL CLOSED
for Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 28
Tunnel to Towers Run
Friday, October 3
Baseball Jersey Day
Join the fun and wear the jersey or t-shirt of your favorite baseball team or player as we get ready for the "Fall Classic" World Series.

Today, 9/22/2014
High: 70 Low: 51
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/23/2014
High: 70 Low: 57
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.