It is time again for our annual “Heal A Heart” Dances,".to be held this year on Friday, February 5, 2016. These events have become a special tradition here at Paulo, with all proceeds donated to the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York's Pediatric Heart Transplant Center. This is your opportunity to have a really fun time with friends while raising money for a truly wonderful cause! The Grade 6 dance will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m., and Grades 7 and 8 Dance from 7-9 p.m., both in the school gymnasium. Click on the link below for more details and the permission slip.
Heal a Heart Dance - Gr. 6 Feb 2016
Heal a Heart Dance - Gr. 7 & 8 Feb 2016
Principal's Book of the Month Club
Sign up to join Mr. Zapata for lunch on February 11, 2016, to discuss January's Book of the Month, Heather Brewer's best-selling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Ninth Grade Slays. It's a great read, and is sure to be a fun discussion! Don't miss it! Sign up with your English teacher, and see Mrs. Tomes to reserve your copy of the book.
January Book of the Month Flyer
Parent Workshop Series Launches at Paulo
Our newly launched Saturday Parent Workshop Series focuses on relevant issues to students and parents, and provides an exciting opportunity to partner together as part of a vibrant and dynamic school community. The series includes both ongoing weekly classes as well as stand alone single workshops. Topics include a Parent Book Club, Zumba/Yoga; ESL for Parents; IEP Guidance;Testing Modifications and Promotional Criteria; Helping Your Child Become a Better Reader/Writer; Technology in the Classroom; Dangers of Social Media; and Emotional Needs of Middle Schoolers. Check out the schedule in the link below, and contact our parent coordinator, Linda Taccetta, at extension 1111 to register, or email her at LTaccetta2@schools.nyc.gov. Space will be limited, so we ask that you register early, and please let us know in advance if you must cancel your registration.
Paulo Parent Workshop Series
February 2016 PTA Newsletter
Keep up-to-date on the latest procedures, important dates, and special events happening at this time of year at I.S. 75, including information on service credits, the Spring Auction, the Principal's Book Club, etc.
February 2016 PTA Newsletter
Congratulations to Our School Spelling Bee Winners!!
Paulo is proud to congratulate our top three spellers, Cody Smith 614; Dilans Damme 710; and Paul Medvetsky 805, who represented I.S. 75 proudly at the District-wide Spelling Bee at Petrides. It is a wonderful accomplishment to stand on the big stage with the borough's best spellers, and you all did a great job! Special kudos to Paul Medvetsky, who captured first place!! We wish Paul all the best at the citywide finals in March.
Get your MyLibraryNYC Student Card Today!
I.S. 75 participates in an exciting partnership with the New York Public Library which allows students special privileges like fine-free borrowing, access to fabulous online databases for homework and fun, and thousands of great downloadable e-books. It's easy! All you have to do is click on the link below to print out the application, and bring it to the nearest branch of the NYPL (five closest branch addresses and hours listed in link below). Fines on your current card will be instantly erased, and the barcode will give you instant access to all kinds of cool digital resources. Get your MyLibraryNYC card today!!
Application for MyLibraryNYC Card
Five Nearest New York Public Library Locations
CHAMPS Morning Program
Our FREE Fall CHAMPS Morning Program runs from 6:45-7:45 a.m every school day through Friday, December 11. This fun morning recreation program also builds in time for participants to eat breakfast at 7:30. See Mr. Frank Sciarabba in Room 341 (email email@example.com) with any questions, or check out the link below for more information about the program.
NYC DOE CHAMPS Official Website
U.A.U. Evening Sports and Basketball Program at I.S. 75
Join the U.A. U. evening sports and basketball program here in the I.S. 75 gym on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. See Mr. Sciarabba in Room 341 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Important Information About Senior Dues and Senior Activities
Senior dues cover many of the necessary expenses connected to graduation (June 22, 2016), including the graduation gown, diploma case, yearbook and video yearbook, senior t-shirt, rental of the CSI facilities, etc. These dues are assessed at $125 per student. Please note that this does NOT include the cost of the Senior Banquet (June 1, 2016) or the Senior Trip to Great Adventure (June 3, 2016). Click on the link below for more information and the required Senior Dues Tear-Off, which needs to be signed and submitted with your payment.
Senior Dues Letter and Tear-Off 2015-16
Beacon Program at Tottenville High School
The Beacon Program at Tottenville High School offers a fantastic FREE recreation program to I.S. 75 students from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday evenings and 12 noon-3 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Check it out - it's lots of fun!! For questions, contact Mr Frank Sciarabba at 718-356-0130 X 3411 or at email@example.com.
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 $5 in an envelope and give it to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.
STAR Membership Letter 2015-16
2015-16 Paulo Handbook
Click on the links below to access the 2015-16 IS 75 Parent/Student Handbook, which parents need to discuss in detail with their child(ren), and the required Handbook Acknowledgement and Photo Consent Form, which needs to be signed by both students AND parents and returned to homeroom teachers as soon as possible. (Please note that this form is two-sided - the second page needs signatures regarding school photos). Thank you for your cooperation!
2015-16 Paulo Handbook
Handbook Acknowledgement and Photo Consent Form 2015-16 (2 pages)
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.
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.
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!
One Stop Panther Shop Newsletter
One-Stop Panther Shop Flyer
I.S. 75 Bus Stop Schedule
Click on the link below for a comprehensive and up-to-date list of bus stops for I.S. 75 students, including pick-up and arrival times and locations.
I.S. 75 Bus Stop Schedule
School Dress Code Regulations
Please be mindful of our school dress code regulations (including footwear), and adhere to them consistently, as they will be strictly enforced.
2015 Dress Code Letter
Documentation Needed for Last-Minute Walk-In Registrants to IS 75
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.
Principal's Letter on the New Math Videos
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.
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.
Link: 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).
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.
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.
Register here for Notify NYC