Announcements

Come to CareerCon

What would you like to do when you grow up? Does your dream career require a college education or a specific major?
Have you ever wondered what kinds of careers are available from local employers and what skills they seek out in candidates for those careers? Paulo students and parents will have the opportunity to speak to employers directly and find out at the 2016 CareerCon for middle school and high school students, to be held at St. John's University's Staten Island Campus Center Gym on June 2 from 3 pm - 7 pmClick on the link below to register. CareerCon is sponsored by the NYC Department of Education, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, St. John's University, the Office of the Borough President, and The Staten Island Foundation. Don't miss this chance to explore some great options for your future!

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CareerCon Informational Flyer
CareerCon 2016 Registration Page


Parent Workshop on Summer Reading and Math Assignments & Parent-Teacher Conferences

Come join us on May 11, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., for a special parent workshop on Summer Reading & Math here at I.S. 75. Help your child reduce the "Summer Slide" while still having fun! There will be free book giveaways and prizes, as well as tips and strategies to help your child become a more avid reader. Click on the link below for the response tear-off. Please note that Parent-Teacher Conferences will also take place that evening from 4:30-7:30 p.m. 

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Summer Slide 2016 Flyer and Tear-Off

Spring ColorRun at I.S. 75

Mark your calendars for an exciting day of fun at I.S 75 - our Spring ColorRun fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine! It's easy - just follow the links below for the registration packet and more information. Wear white and be prepared to get wet and be doused in color!

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ColorRun Informational Flyer
ColorRun Registration Form
ColorRun IS 75 Pledge Form
ColorRun Important Guidelines




Sixth Grade Trip to Medieval Times

On Friday, May 6, 2016, our Grade 6 students will have the opportunity to go to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ. Cost is $65 and includes a special Grade 6 t-shirt (cash or money order payable to I.S. 75 only; no personal checks please). Payment along with completed parent permission forms (see links below-both forms must be signed by parents) will be accepted in homeroom until Friday, April 22. Don't miss out on this fun experience to celebrate a great year and lots of hard work!

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Medieval Times Permission Slip and Trip Guidelines
Grade 6 Parent Trip Consent Form

Grade 7 Trip to Medieval Times

On Friday, May 13, 2016, the 7th grade will have the opportunity to go to iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey. Students will have unlimited access to a number of popular rides, a 4D theater, bowling, and free arcade play. Lunch and a specially designed Grade 7 t-shirt, to be worn on the day of the trip, are also included in the $75 cost. (Cash or money orders made payable to IS 75 only; no personal checks please). Links to 2 required parent permission forms appear below. Payment and consent forms will be accepted in homeroom through Friday, April 22. As always, participation on this trip requires exemplary student citizenship records. Come celebrate a day of fun with your friends!

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Grade 7 Trip to iPlay America Guidelines & Permission Slip
Grade 7 Parental Consent Form

Meningococcal Vaccine

Attention Parents
: As of September 1, 2016, ALL students entering 7th through 12th grade in New York State MUST have the meningococcal vaccine, which prevents bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases. Please check with your doctor. Even children who have had a shot before may need a booster to start school in September. Please see the links below for more information, including a letter from the Chancellor, frequently asked questions and a What You Need to Know fact sheet.

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Meningococcal Vaccine FAQs, Fact Sheet, and Letter from Chancellor
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement
http://health.ny.gov/immunize




Senior Banquet Information

Our Senior Banquet will be held this year on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Cost is $65 (cash or money order only; senior dues must also be paid in full before banquet payment can be accepted). Please note that attendance in school on the day of the Banquet is required for participation in the event. See the link below for the permission form and important procedural guidelines for what is sure to be an exciting evening.

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2016 Senior Banquet Letter to Parents

Senior Trip to Great Adventure

On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Senior Class will take its traditional trip to Great Adventure. Cost of the trip is $65, which includes bus fare, park entry, and lunch, and will be collected during homeroom through Friday, April 1, 2016. (Cash or money orders made payable to I.S. 75 only - no personal checks please!) Important guidelines concerning the trip are outlined in the Parent Memo below. The required Parental Consent Form must be returned, with payment, in a sealed envelope with name and homeroom written clearly on the front. (Please also note that the general Senior Dues fee of $125 must be paid in full before you can reserve a spot on the Great Adventure Trip). We look forward to a wonderful, fun, and exciting day for our graduating seniors!

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Great Adventure Memo to Parents 2016
2016 Great Adventure Consent Form

News For Our Incoming Sixth Graders

We extend a very warm Paulo welcome to our incoming Grade 6 students and their families as they prepare to begin an exciting journey at I.S. 75 in September 2016. The link below provides a parent-friendly PowerPoint presentation which will help facilitate a smooth and successful transition over the coming months. It is a comprehensive overview which will answer many of your questions and provide you with lots of important information. You are going to love it here!!

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Orientation PowerPoint Presentation 2016
Special "Welcome" Edition of Our Online School Newspaper, Paw Prints

April 2016 PTA Newsletter

Keep up-to-date on the latest procedures, important testing dates, and special events happening at this time of year at I.S. 75.

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April 2016 PTA Newsletter

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 most recent edition, which includes spring poetry, polls on various categories of student favorites, testing advice, good April Fools pranks, a science corner -- even jokes, horoscopes, celebrity birthdays, and a mystery teacher contest. We have lots of fun putting together each edition, and are always looking to welcome new members, so if you'd like to join the team, see Mr. Trimble in Room 353 or Ms. DiStefano in Room 348.

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April 2016 Issue of Paw Prints


Light It Up Blue

April is Autism Awareness Month, and here at I.S 75 we are enthusiastically Lighting It Up Blue! All month, we're celebrating our friends with autism and raising money in support of this important cause. We're also decorating our walls and hallways with banners featuring our unique blue handprints and showing that here at Paulo we are a true community who understands and accepts each other every day. 

Get Your Free ID NYC Card

Want exclusive discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks, and numerous NYC landmarks and attractions? How about FREE membership at 40 of the city's leading cultural institutions, including museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos in all five boroughs? A 20% discount off family and adult memberships at the Y? All New York City residents have to do is make an appointment to get a "ID NYC" card -- it's super easy! Just click on the link below and choose "FAQs" to set up an appointment at the Staten Island Business Center at 350 St. Mark's Place.

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ID NYC Website and Enrollment Information

Saturday Test Prep Class Schedule

Please note the following adjustments to the remaining Saturday Test Prep Classes: ELA sessions will be extended by one half hour (from 8:30-10:30 a.m.) on March 12, March 19, and April 2. Math Classes will now have an additional session (not originally scheduled) on Saturday, April 9. There will be NO CLASSES on Saturday, March 26 (Easter Weekend). 

Important Information About Senior Activities

It's that time of year again - to begin planning for the exciting Senior activities and events that are such a special part of the Paulo experience for graduating students. Check out the list of important dates below, culminating in Graduation Day (June 22, 2016). Senior dues of $125 should have already been submitted, and do NOT include the cost of the Senior Banquet (June 1) or the Great Adventure trip (June 3). Information on those two events will be posted separately.

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Senior Activities Parent Letter 2015-16
Senior Dues Letter and Tear-Off 2015-16

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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

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.


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.

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

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 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.

Friday, May 6
Grade 6 Trip to Medieval Times
Monday, May 9
Spring Concert Assembly - Grade 7
Periods 6 & 7
Tuesday, May 10
SPRING CONCERT #2
@ 6:00 p,m.
Wednesday, May 11
Parent-Teacher Conferences
from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Paulo's Summer Reading & Math Parent Workshop
@ 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium
PTA General Meeting
This meeting also includes PTA & School Leadership Team Elections!
Spring Concert Assembly - Grade 8
Periods 3 & 4

Today, 5/5/2016
High: 58 Low: 51
Chance rain showers
35% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/6/2016
High: 60 Low: 51
Chance rain showers
45% chance of precipitation.