Announcements

We wish all in the Paulo Family a happy and enjoyable Spring Break. Celebrate the end of a long winter, as well as time off with your families and friends, and come back to school well-rested and ready to do well on the upcoming state exams! (School resumes on Monday, April 13. ELA test dates are April 14-15-16; Math test dates are April 22-23-24). 

Mandatory Spring Break Assignments in English and Math

English Spring Break Assignment - Practice Test 2: Book 1, questions #1-49.
Please click on the links below to access the mandatory Spring Break Math Assignments.
All work is due upon return to school on Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Grade 6 Spring Break MATH Assignment
Grade 7 Spring Break MATH Assignment
Grade 8 Spring Break MATH Assignment

March PTA Newsletter Is Full of Important Information!

Don't miss the March 2015 PTA Newsletter! There's a lot happening at I.S. 75 this spring, including the state tests, parent-teacher conferences, and many special events. Check the link below and be sure you stay informed.

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PTA Newsletter - March 2015 Issue

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).

Upcoming Senior Activities

As we have recently passed the mid-point of our year, it is time to look forward to the many exciting events we have planned for our graduating seniors in the months ahead. Please note the important dates outlined in the Senior Activities Letter students have recently received in homeroom, which is also posted below for your convenience. Please note that, in accordance with longstanding Paulo policy, participation in any of these events in contingent upon satisfactory citizenship.

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Senior Activities Schedule and Letter

February Edition of Paw Prints

The February edition of our beautiful online school newspaper. Paw Prints, is now on our website for all to enjoy! There are some beautiful writing pieces, fun articles, and even an advice column...Don't miss it! Great job to all the students who worked hard to put this edition together. We are all looking forward to the next issue!

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February 2015 Edition of Paw Prints

Senior Trip to Great Adventure

Friday, June 5, 2015 will be our Senior Trip to Great Adventure. The cost of the trip is $65, payable by cash or money order only (no personal checks accepted). Trip forms and payment will be accepted from Tuesday, March 3 through Tuesday, March 31. Please note that senior dues must be paid in full and satisfactory citizenship must also be maintained in order to participate in the trip. Other relevant details, and the required consent form, are available by clicking the links below.

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Great Adventure Memo to Parents
Great Adventure Consent Form

Upcoming Sixth and Seventh Grade Trips

All sixth and seventh grade Paulo students with excellent citizenship records are being offered the opportunity to participate in a special year-end trip to socialize with their peers and teachers, and just have a day of fun.
The sixth grade will be going to Medieval Times on Monday, May 4, 2015, for lunch and a tournament show featuring beautiful Andalusian stallions, knights, and jousting competitions. Cost is $65, which includes a specially designed sixth grade t-shirt.
The Grade 7 Trip this year will be to iPlay America in Freehold, NJ, on Friday, May 15, 2015. Students will have access to numerous cool rides, go-carts, bowling, a 4-D theater, and free arcade play. The $75 trip fee also includes lunch and a specially designed 7th Grade t-shirt.
      Money will be collected for both trips in homeroom from March 16 through April 17Please note that personal checks will not be accepted -- cash or  money orders only. Finally, permission forms and informational letters were given to each student at a recent grade assembly. Anyone needing additional forms at this time should see Mr. Herrmann.



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 to Play at Carnegie Hall

Four outstanding student musicians from I.S. 75 have been chosen to play alongside the celebrated New York Pops orchestra at its 32nd Annual Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on May 4, 2105. 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!

Peter Pan Spring Musical 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!!

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

A Very Special Paulo Production

Can You Guess Which Show P25@IS75 (along with Mrs. Carsten's class) will be performing in June? Auditions were held and parts have now been assigned. Find out more by clicking the article 
Can You Guess? by Brianna Bodell, and start looking forward to a very special show in June.

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Can You Guess?

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

February 2015 PTA Newsletter

Please carefully review the February 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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February 2015 PTA Newsletter

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.

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
"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

Wednesday, April 1
Social Studies Quarterly Exam
Thursday, April 2
End of 3rd Marking Period
PTA Executive Board Meeting
@ 9 a.m. in the Auditorium
Fri, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 10
SPRING RECESS
SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday, April 13
School Resumes

Today, 4/1/2015
High: 50 Low: 33
Mostly clear
49% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/2/2015
High: 58 Low: 35
Mostly clear
2% chance of precipitation.