Announcements

ParaNorman Production Rescheduled

Come see our talented Nest Players in a spirited performance of
"ParaNorman" on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Please note that date has been changed due to the snowstorm). Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will go to support the I.S. 75 Nest Drama Program. Don't miss this wonderful show!

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ParaNorman Flyer

Annual Scholastic Book Fair

The PTA is sponsoring a Book Fair here at IS 75 from Monday, January 26-Friday, January 30, 2015. All Paulo students will attend with their English class according to the schedule posted on the link below. PTA volunteers will also be on hand to assist any child who needs help. All books will be discounted 25%, so students should be sure to bring money if they would like to make a purchase! Come to the fair and find some exciting new books to read at a great price!

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2015 Book Fair Schedule

Upcoming Days Off to Remember

Students will NOT be in attendance here at IS 75 on Monday, February 2, 2015, which has been designated a staff development day for IS 75 ONLY (please note that other public schools will be in session on that day). Our mid-winter recess this year will be from Monday, February 16 through Friday, February 20. Finally, mark your calendars now for Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences, which will be a half-day for students and are scheduled for the afternoon (12:20-2:20 p.m.) and evening (5-8 p.m.) of Thursday, March 12.

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Important Upcoming Dates to Remember

Check Out Our New Math Video Resources

We are pleased to announce 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

Time to Order 2015 Yearbook Ads

Think about purchasing a personalized 2015 Paulo Pantheon Yearbook ad for your favorite 8th grader! In addition to congratulatory thoughts and well wishes, options also include incorporating current and/or baby pictures.  Business ads are also welcome, and will be seen by many. Detailed instructions for both creating and purchasing individualized ads can be found by clicking on the link below. (Please note: All ads will be both created and paid for on www.balfour.com; no ads or money will be accepted through school). Ads will be taken on a first come, first served basis, and the absolute deadline is Friday, February 27, 2015. Don't be left out!

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2015 Pantheon Ad Instructions

Dance for Heal-A-Heart

Paulo is gearing up to help out with another great cause - The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital  of New York's Pediatric Heart Transplant Center. Our "Heal-A-Heart" Dances will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015. The Grade 6 Dance will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m., and the Grades 7 & 8 Dance will take place that evening from 7-9 p.m. There'll be music provided by a terrific DJ, snacks, and soda. (Candy will also be available for purchase). Tickets are $5 for STAR members and $7 for non-STAR members, but are limited and will be sold on a "first come, first served" basis, so don't delay in purchasing them. See the links below for details, including the permission slip and order form.Come have a great time with friends and support a wonderful cause at the same time...a Paulo tradition!
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2015 Heal-a-Heart Dance GRADE 6
2015 Heal-a-Heart Dance Grades 7 & 8

January 2105 PTA Newsletter

Please carefully review the January 2015 PTA Newsletter, with important information about many upcoming special events and dates to remember. Click on the link below to view.

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PTA Newsletter - January 2015 Issue

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.

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

Senior T-Shirt Contest Winner

Our eighth graders have chosen the design that they feel best fits this year's senior theme, "The Power of Attitude." Click on the link below for a "Sneak Peek" of the winning design.

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Winning Senior T-Shirt Design

Leadership Essay Contest

Are you a student who likes to give back to your school and community? We know there are many of you here at Paulo, and we'd like to encourage you to write about your leadership experiences and contributions and enter a contest to win one of two $500 scholarship awards. All the good things you have done for others counts! Click on the link below to find out more about the 400-500 word typed essay and two letters of recommendation that must go with each student's application. And Good Luck!!

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Leadership Essay Contest Guidelines and Information

School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our school spelling bee champions for 2014-15, who will advance to the Staten Island District-wide bee at Petrides in January. The winners are Angela Zheng of 601; Avi Ng of 701; and Matthew Amoroso of 806. 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 :-)

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, is still taking applications. We have limited openings remaining, so please submit your application as soon as possible. If you need an application, please email bdangelo@unitedactivities.org or go to Room 348. You can also call Ms. D'Angelo directly at 917-831-8775, or at school at 718-356-0130 X 3481. 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


Free Math Tutoring on Saturdays

The Beacon Program at Tottenville High School
offers free math tutoring to middle school students every Saturday morning according to the following schedule: 9-10 am for Grade 6 ; 10-11 am for Grade 7; and 11-12 noon for Grade 8. If you could use extra math help, check it out! Applications are available every day in the IS 75 lunchroom.

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

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

IS 75 Bell Schedule and Supply Lists

Click the links below for the IS 75 Bell Schedule and for lists of required supplies in order to be well-prepared for school each day. Other important information can be found under the red Parent Resources tab on the www.is75.org homepage.

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

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 Stop Schedule (Revised 11-20-14)

Holiday Issue of Paw Prints

The holiday issue of our online school newspaper, Paw Prints, has just come out! Click on the link below to enjoy student stories of favorite holiday memories, tips on shopping safely online, and much more! The Paw Prints Staff meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5 p.m. through UAU. If you'd like to join our newspaper staff, please contact Mrs. Beverly D'Angelo at
Bdangelo@unitedactivities.org. We'd love to have you!

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December 2014 Issue of Paw Prints

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

Update on Ebola Protocol

The NYC Department of Education and the New York City Department of Health are committed to keeping families informed about the latest information related to Ebola. For complete details, please click on the link below to view a letter that all students have received in homeroom on Monday, October 27. In addition, you may also visit
www.nyc.gov/health for accurate updates in the coming days and weeks.

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School Community Letter on Ebola

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.

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 

CHAMPS Program

CHAMPS Morning Sports Center operates at IS 75 on Monday-Friday mornings from 6:55-7:55 a.m. See the link below or contact  Mr. Frank Sciarabba at fsciarabba@is75.org with any questions.

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Champs website

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
Mon, Jan 26 - Fri, Jan 30
Scholastic BOOK FAIR in the Library
Students will get to purchase high quality, discounted books this week!
Tuesday, January 27
Science Midterm (Part II)
Thursday, January 29
School Safety Meeting Period 3 in the Library
Friday, January 30
Football Jersey Day
Second Marking Period Ends

Today, 1/27/2015
High: 30 Low: 24
Blizzard
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/28/2015
High: 27 Low: 18
Flurries likely
55% chance of precipitation.