Announcements

Best Wishes For A Spectacular Summer!

We would like to extend warm wishes for a wonderful summer to all in the Paulo Family. As we congratulate our graduates on all their fine achievements and welcome our newest class of sixth graders, our pride in our school as never been greater. Enjoy the break, and make some time for fun and relaxation! We look forward to another wonderful year ahead.

News For Our Incoming Sixth Graders

Welcome to our incoming Grade 6 students and their families. The links below provide some valuable information as you prepare to come to I.S. 75 in September. You are going to love it here!!

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Special "Welcome" Edition of Our Online School Newspaper, Paw Prints
September 2015 PTA Newsletter

Summer Reading and Supply Lists for September

Summer Reading Assignments are explained in detail when you click on the red "Summer Reading" tab on the left side menu of this homepage. Please click on the links below for lists of required supplies in the various content areas, so that your child may come to school adequately prepared on the first day, Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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2015-16 English Supply List
2015-16 Math Supply List
2015-16 Science Supply List
2015-16 Social Studies Department Supply List

Senior Banquet & Graduation DVD

Beautiful DVDs of both the Senior Banquet and the I.S. 75 Graduation Ceremony at CSI are available for purchase. To order one or both, fill out the order form below and return it to the I.S. 75 main office by June 23, 2015 OR order and pay directly at yearbookinnovation.com. (Cost is $25 each or $40 for both). The DVDs will be mailed directly to your home in August.


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).

NEST Orientation Meeting

Please note that there will be a NEST Orientation Meeting for those parents whose children are new to the IS 75 NEST Program on Tuesday, September 1, at 10 a.m. We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

Dates for Walk-In Registration in September

Registration for Walk-In Students will take place on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please note that Tours of the Building, conducted by our Parent Coordinator, will take place at 10:00 a.m. on each of these days as well.


Documentation Needed for Last-Minute Walk-In Registrants to IS 75
 
Please click Registration Instructions (First-Time Admit) for the steps to follow when registering a student at IS 75 who has never before attended a New York City public school, and click Registration Instructions For Transfers or Re-Admitted Students for details on what to bring to in-person registration for student who are transferring to IS 75 from another New York City public school.


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.

June Issue of Paw Prints

Check out our beautifully done online school newspaper, Paulo Paw Prints. In this June issue, you can read about all things summer -- summer poetry, word search, top ten songs, letters to teachers, favorite memories, and more. There are also celebrity birthdays, important June dates, and clues to guess popular vacation destinations. Enjoy another wonderful issue, and kudos to Mr. Trimble and the newspaper staff for their hard work and a job well done!

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June 2015 Issue of Paw Prints

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

NYC Summer STEM Program for Current Grade 7 Students

NYC Summer STEM 2015 is a FREE program designed to provide current 2nd, 7th & 10th graders with the opportunity to participate in an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program also includes other enrichment opportunities, such as arts and physical activity. 

This year, the program for middle and high school students will be held at I.S 51 here on Staten Island, and will run from July 6-August 6 on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with breakfast and lunch included. Click on the links below for the application and more information. (Please note: The application deadline has been extended, as there are still seats remaining in the program!!)

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Summer STEM application
NYC Summer STEM Website

May/June 2015 PTA Newsletter

Please click on the link below to access the I.S. 75 PTA Newsletter for May-June 2015, which includes important information such as an updated June calendar, yellow school bus eligibility requirements, and complete guidelines to all the mandatory summer reading assignments. 

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May-June 2015 PTA Newsletter

School Dress Code Regulations

In warm weather it is particularly important to be mindful of our school dress code regulations (including footwear), and adhere to them consistently, as they will be strictly enforced.

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2015 Dress Code Letter

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 in May. 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

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

Check Out Our Great Math Video Resources

Here's 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

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 Play at Carnegie Hall

Four outstanding student musicians from I.S. 75 were chosen to play alongside the celebrated New York Pops orchestra at its 32nd Annual Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall in May. 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!

Paulo's Production of Peter Pan 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

On Friday, June 12, our District 75 and inclusion students, as well as Mrs. Carsten's class, put on a fabulous performance of Shrek Jr. the Musical. Our students treated us all to a beautiful production, full of talent and heart and love. Thanks to all who work so hard to bring the play's wonderful message to life daily here at I.S. 75.

Senior T-Shirt Logo

Click on the link below to view the winning design of this year's senior theme, "The Power of Attitude."

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Winning Senior T-Shirt Design

School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our school spelling bee champions: Angela Zheng; Avi Ng; and Matthew Amoroso. 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 all :-)

UAU - SONYC FREE After-School Program

The United Activities Unlimited SONYC FREE after-school program runs from 2:20 until 5:20 pm. five days a week. If you'd like an application, please email sdistefano@unitedactivities.org or go to Room 348. You can also call Ms. DiStefano at school at 718-356-0130 X 3481, or directly at 917-831-8775. 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


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 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 Stops (Locations, Pick-up and Departure Times)

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

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
"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

Wed, Sep 2 - Thu, Sep 3
Walk-In Registration and Tours of the Building
Registration for Walk-In Students will take place on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please note that Tours of the Building, conducted by our Parent Coordinator, will take place at 10:00 a.m. on each of these days as well.

Today, 7/30/2015
High: 88 Low: 72
Rain showers likely
57% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/31/2015
High: 90 Low: 69
Mostly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.