Announcements

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Ring in this festive season with an uplifting Paulo tradition! Our "Holidays Around the World" show will take place this year on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. Click on the link below for the order form, but hurry! Tickets are numbered and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $7 each. (cash or money orders only). Come get in the holiday spirit and enjoy all the hard work so many of our students have put into this wonderful show!

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2014 Holiday Show Tickets Order Form

"Paulo Goes Pink" A Rousing Success!

A great big THANK YOU to all in the Paulo Community who participated in "Paulo Goes Pink" Day here at I.S. 75 on Friday, October 17. Because of all of you -- students, faculty, and families -- Team Paulo raised a grand total of $2,430 towards breast cancer research for the American Cancer Society. Thank you for your continued support of this important cause!

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Paulo Goes Pink Thank You

Senior Dues Are Due Soon

It's already time to be planning for the exciting culminating events of 8th grade! (IS 75' s Graduation is all set for June 23, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the College of Staten Island). Senior Dues are $120, and only cash and money orders made out to IS 75 will be accepted - no personal checks please! Payment is due by Friday, December 5, 2014. The cost of senior dues includes payment for the graduation gown, diploma and diploma case, senior t-shirt, the yearbook, the video yearbook, and other important graduation-related expenses outlined in the letter below. Please keep in mind that Senior Dues do not include the cost of the Senior Banquet at the Hilton on June 3, 2015, or the 8th grade trip to Six Flags Great Adventure on June 5, 2015; more information concerning these activities will be forthcoming in the beginning of April.

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Senior Dues Tear-Off and Information Letter

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

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

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.

Fall Self-Sustaining After-School Program

Although the registration period for our fall self-sustaining program is now closed, look for a second offering of our self-sustaining afterschool programs during the winter months.  Registration forms for our winter program will be posted on our website and will be backpacked home shortly before our holiday recess in December. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mr. Reinhold at (718) 356-0130, extension 4391.

 


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

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

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

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

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

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.

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)

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
Tuesday, November 25
GRADE LEVEL SPELLING BEES
All winners of classroom spellling bees must report to the library at the beginning of their lunch period on Tuesday, November 20, to represent their class in the grade-level bee.
Wednesday, November 26
GRADE 8 CRAZY HAT DAY
Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Monday, December 1
TOY DRIVE BEGINS
Our annual Toy Drive for Blythedale Hospital begins.
Friday, December 5
Feeder School Breakfast
at 9 a.m. in the Library.
Holiday Show Assembly for Grade 8
during Periods 3 and 4.

Today, 11/23/2014
High: 53 Low: 51
Mostly cloudy
9% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 68 Low: 47
Chance rain
54% chance of precipitation.