Announcements

Important Winter Break Assignments

This mandatory winter break assignment will allow all students to practice and reinforce their reading and writing skills at home in preparation for the upcoming 2016 ELA exam. Students are asked to download the assignment, complete it, and hand it in to their English teacher by February 26th. Hard copies of the assignment can be obtained with a written request no later than February 12th.Your continued support and cooperation is sincerely appreciated.

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Grade 6 2016 Winter Break Assignment
Grade 7 2016 Winter Break Assignment
Grade 8 2016 Winter Break Assignment
12:1 Winter Break Assignment
February Break Assignment Information Letter

"Heal-A-Heart" Dances

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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


Paw Prints

Check out our wonderful online student-run school newspaper, Paw Prints, when you get a chance - a lovely showcase for our talented student writers, poets, and designers. See below for the two most recent editions.

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December 2015 Issue of Paw Prints
October 2015 Issue of Paw Prints


Senior T-Shirt Contest Winner Announced!!

Congratulations to Ariana Ameno 811, whose winning "Make Your Mark" design will be featured on this year's Senior T-Shirt. Click on the link below for a preview:

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Winning Senior T-Shirt Design

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!!

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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 fsciarabba@schools.nyc.gov) with any questions, or check out the link below for more information about the program.

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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 (fsciarabba@schools.nyc.gov) 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.

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Senior Dues Letter and Tear-Off 2015-16

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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 fsciarabba@schools.nyc.gov.

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.

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STAR Membership Letter 2015-16

2015-16 Paulo Handbook 

Click on the links below to access the 2015-16 IS 75 Parent/Student Handbookwhich 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!

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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.

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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.

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

Required School Supply Lists

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 to school each day.

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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

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.

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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.

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2015 Dress Code Letter

News For Our Sixth Graders

A very warm Paulo welcome to our incoming Grade 6 students and their families. The links below provide some valuable information as you begin your journey at I.S. 75. 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
Orientation Presentation (Power Point)

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.


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

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.

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 function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence and character -- that is the goal of a true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 8
LUNAR NEW YEAR
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Tuesday, February 9
GRADE 7 AWARDS ASSEMBLY
Period 3 in the auditorium
Wednesday, February 10
GRADE 6 AWARDS ASSEMBLY
Grade 8 AWARDS ASSEMBLY
Period 5
Thursday, February 11
NEST DRAMA PLAY
from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the school auditorium