Paulo Panther Weekly
September 16th, 2023
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Parent Information Night/Curriculum Conferences - Thurs. Sept. 21st
We would like to extend an invitation for you to attend our virtual Curriculum Conference/ Parent Information Night which is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023. This conference is designed to give insight into the curriculum and instruction that your child will receive throughout the year.
You can access your child’s schedule on NYCSA (New York City Schools Account), and we ask that you follow the “Monday” course schedule.
Parents will log into their children’s Google Classrooms and join the Meets at the times that correspond to the student’s class periods. It is encouraged for your child to attend these conferences with you to help navigate the Google Classrooms, but if that is not possible, please ensure that you have access to his/her Google Classrooms prior to that evening. The session times are as listed.
Visit this link for full notice.
Join the Paulo Track Team
The Track team will meet every Tuesday and Thursday for 10 weeks, beginning Tuesday, September 26th and ending on Thursday, November 30th
The fee to join will be $110 for the Spring season (includes t-shirt, coaches fees, etc.)
Follow this link for all info and to register TRACK TEAM
Boys Soccer Tryouts
Hello parents. We are excited for the 2nd season of our Boys Soccer Team!! Tryouts for the team will take place on Wednesday, September 20th and Friday, September 22nd from 2:30 - 3:55 in the schoolyard immediately after dismissal.
Please use the link below to register for our tryouts. You must register in order to tryout on Wednesday!
Girls Flag Football Tryouts
Hello parents. We are excited for our 2nd season of Girls Flag Football! Tryouts for the team will take place in the school yard on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd from 2:30 - 3:55.
Please use the link below to register for our tryouts. You must register in order to tryout on Thursday!
Join our Championship Debate Team
Do you love arguing for a cause you believe in?
Do you love discussing important world and social topics?
Do you love being a team player?
Then Our Championship Debate Team is for you!
*Practices will be IN PERSON on Fridays, 2:25- 3:30pm*
*Tournaments will be both virtual and in person on Weekends*
*We are looking for English and Spanish speakers*
Pop Rock Band Auditions
Calling all musicians and aspiring rock stars! Auditions for our Pop Rock Band are Tuesday, 9/19 and Wednesday 9/20 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM by Registration ONLY.
Afterschool Fall Recreation
Enrichment, Socialization, Fun. To register and for more information, visit our website @ www.is75.org. Click Payment and Registration, and then click After School Recreation - Fall 2023
Below are the fun classes being offered and their dates and times:
- MOSAIC MADNESS (MS. IMPARATO) MONDAYS, ROOM 424, 2:25-3:55PM
- *YOUTUBE ACADEMY (MS. QUADRATO) MONDAYS, *REMOTE, 4:00-5:30PM
- (Closed Out) CHESS (MS. CORTES) TUESDAYS, LIBRARY, 2:25-3:55PM
- (Closed Out) SEWING (MS. IMPARATO) TUESDAYS, ROOM 424, 2:25-3:55PM
- *VIRTUAL DESIGN STUDIO (MS. RUNFOLO) TUESDAYS, *REMOTE, 4:00-5:30PM
- (Closed Out) PICKLEBALL (MR. MATOLAK) SCHOOLYARD, 2:25-3:25PM TUESDAYS
- POP ROCK BAND (MR. MATOLAK) WEDNESDAYS, ROOM 117, 2:25-3:25PM
- (Closed Out) ROBOTICS (MRS. CENTRONE) WEDNESDAYS, ROOM 420
- CHEERLEADING CLINIC (MS. BURGARELLA) WEDNESDAYS, YOGA ROOM
- *BAKING (MS. LAPORTA) WEDNESDAYS, *REMOTE 4:00-5:45PM
- PHOTOGRAPHY(MR. FUNG & MS. ITKIN) WEDNESDAYS, ROOM 245, 2:25-3:55PM
- (Closed Out) ART (MS. IMPARATO) WEDNESDAYS, ROOM 424, 2:25-3:55PM
- *CODING (MS. CHARNECO) THURSDAYS, REMOTE, 4:45-6:00PM
- HARRY POTTER (PROFESSOR FEIGEL) THURSDAYS, ROOM 243, 2:25-3:55PM
- GUITAR (MR. BOVE & CO.) THURSDAYS, ROOM 117
- SCIENCE (MS. LAFATA) THURSDAYS, ROOM 253, 2:25-3:55PM
- SCHOOL NEWSPAPER (MR. FERRARO) THURSDAYS, ROOM 403, 2:25-3:55PM
- *FILMMAKING (MS. QUADRATO) FRIDAYS, *REMOTE 3:30-5:00PM
- PAINTING (MS. IMPARATO) FRIDAY, ROOM 424, 2:25-3:55PM
Classes will fill up quickly, so be sure to register early! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 24, 2023.
J- E - T - S Jets Jets Jets
🏈Come out and watch the Jets play the Texans and help support the IS75 PTA! Click the link below to purchase tickets directly from the site. Please note: Parking is not included and must be purchased separately🏈
School Food Applications are Online
We are pleased to announce that all of our students at Frank D. Paulo Intermediate School 75 will be receiving free breakfast and lunch. As many of you know, the “Family Income Inquiry Form” was a vital part of the application process. Please note that we still need to complete this form in order for our school to receive money vital to many of our programs. Please complete this inquiry process online by using the following link:
PLEASE PRINT OUT CONFIRMATION PAGE and have your child submit this to their advisory teacher.
If you are unable to submit it online, there will be paper applications coming home this week.
We thank you for your assistance in regard to this matter. Once again, the application process enables us to get much needed funding for our school programs.
School Spirit Days 2023-2024
As we embark on another school year, we are excited to share with you a list of our upcoming school spirit days throughout 2023 - 24. Here at Paulo, we understand the importance of cultivating a sense of student pride and ownership across our hallways and classrooms. We believe that this sense of warmth and optimism allows our students to feel valued and welcomed each and every day and makes Paulo a place where all students can flourish. To this end, we enlist your support in ensuring your child participates in our various Paulo Pride days. We are sharing this calendar of events with you now because we realize on some occasions you may need to secure a special outfit or piece of apparel. Every Friday students are encouraged to wear Paulo apparel. Students who have Paulo pajama pants can only wear them on Fridays. Again, our goal is 100% student participation, and we can’t do it without you!
**September 28, 2023 - Wear Gold or Yellow for Childhood Cancer** Please note this Date change
October 6, 2023 - Baseball Jersey Day
October 20, 2023 - Wear Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 31, 2023 – Wear Black and Orange Day for Halloween
November 22, 2023- Crazy Hat Day 8th Grade Only
December 20, 2023 – Door Decorating Judging
December 21, 2023 - Ugly Sweater Day
December 22, 2023- Twins Day
January 12, 2024 – College Awareness Day- wear your favorite college swag
February 9, 2024 – Football Jersey Day
February 14, 2024 – Wear Red for Valentine’s Day
February 15, 2024 - International Night
February 28, 2024 - Rare Disease Awareness Day-wear “jeans”
March 15, 2024 – Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day
March 28, 2024- Basketball Jersey Day
May 3, 2024 – Light it Up Blue for Autism
May 24, 2024 - Mental Health Awareness & Awareness Walk, Wear Green
June 12, 2024 - High School T-Shirt Day
June 26, 2024- Hawaiian Shirt Day
Please remember, when holidays come along and are coupled with a 3- or 4-day weekend (or more), we often host a school spirit event because we know many students are excited for the extended time off, and we aim to channel their energy positively by heading into a weekend or recess on a positive note. Help us create a most-welcoming atmosphere and a successful school year by encouraging and supporting your child’s participation in these events.
Student Advisory & Transportation Information
You can find your child's official class (Advisory) & transportation information on the NYCSA (New York City Schools Account).
Families can use their NYCSA accounts to fill out digital forms for the first day of school and update and verify emergency contact information.
If you have questions regarding the following topics, please email:
- NYCSA questions – please contact Parent Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regular General Ed Bussing - please email Jgigliotti@schools.nyc.gov
- Door to Door Bussing – please email email@example.com
- Medical questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: A change of address must be done with the school to be on the student's official record. Email Jgigliotti@schools.nyc.gov for information on any address changes
The bus schedule for this year can be found on the IS75 Website under the "Students & Families" tab. The bus schedule is subject to change at any time from the Office of Pupil Transportation. If your child is eligible for the bus, you will be able to see his/her bus stop on the NYC Schools Account with the most up to date times. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the morning pickup time. Your child will receive a bus pass on the first day of school
***Please click here for important information regarding a possible Yellow School Bus strike affecting students***
The link below will take you to the NYC Department of Education and Office of Pupil Transportation for 2023-2024. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/transportation-overview/whats-new
As more information becomes available, we will share through the IS75 Website and our social media platforms
NYC SCHOOLS ACCOUNTS (NYCSA)
Families will be able to access their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) which consolidates several important parent-facing applications in one place. In addition to seeing information for MyStudent, such as grades, attendance, and transportation. Parents can also reset the passwords to their student’s DOE email accounts through the Manage Account page;at http://mystudent.nyc . Families who currently have a NYCSA account will automatically have access to new features in the portal.
Contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Taccetta via email with questions. LTaccetta2@schools.nyc.gov
Please be sure to create an Operoo account. If you have not received an email from Operoo to create an account, please check the spam folder in your email.
Operoo is one of the main sources where parents will receive emails and notifications from IS75
USEFUL LINKS: SELF-HELP
- IS75 Website https://www.is75.org/
- NYC Schools Account Portal NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)
- School Food Forms https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
- Student Account information schools.nyc.gov/studentaccounts
- Student-Family Handbook Click here
- Student transportation https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/transportation-overview/whats-ne
- Chancellor’s Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning Discipline Code (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode)
Arista (8th), Jr. Arista (7th), and Honor Society (6th)
Membership in the Paulo Arista Society is reserved for students meeting all of the following requirements:
1. Scholarship – Academic average of at least 91.00% in each marking period with no grade, in any subject, below 80 or “S”. Please note that a course grade of 79 or lower precludes a student from Arista.
2. Citizenship – No citizenship grade below “S” in any marking period. Satisfactory* record of attendance and punctuality. (*See lateness policy in Honor Roll Section, as lateness impacts citizenship.)
3. Service – The attainment of at least 20 service credits per school year.
4. Attendance/Punctuality – Students absent more than 8 days per school year are precluded. (If medical documentation (from a medical office/practitioner) is provided, medical-related absences will not count toward the 8-day limit.) Also, students who are picked up early from school five or more times in a given semester are also precluded from this recognition. Excessive lateness (more than 5 in a given marking period) precludes a student from Arista.
5. Application – New for 2023-2024: All students who have met the above criteria and would like to be considered for induction into Arista must complete an online application that will be made available in April. As a required part of the application, students must write a 2-4 paragraph description of a personal accomplishment from the 2023-2024 school year for which they are particularly proud
Please see the Student Handbook for a more in-depth explanation of criteria for the Paulo Arista Society.
Service credit is a form of school-based volunteer work where students are acknowledged for their meaningful contributions. In-school service can be in the form of classroom monitoring, being a member of a school team, or even just participating in a spirit event.
Students are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible. School service, partnered with a dedication to their academics, builds a strong foundation for the well-rounded student. Students are afforded opportunities throughout the year to earn these credits. Participation in out-of-school charitable events or organizations does not count for service credits. Participation in said events are recognized separately. Letters of participation in community-based service can be sent in to Mr. Herrmann, who will catalog their efforts and count them toward the Philanthropy Award (given to deserving graduates).
Standard Bell Schedule
8:00 School Day Begins
8:07 - 8:20 Advisory Period
8:24 - 9:04 Period 1
9:08 - 9:48 Period 2
9:52 - 10:32 Period 3
10:36 - 11:17 Period 4
11:21 - 12:02 Period 5
12:06 - 12:47 Period 6
12:51 - 1:31 Period 7
1:36 - 2:16 Period 8
2:17 Dismissal – 1st & 4th Floor
2:18 Dismissal – 3rd Floor
2:19 Dismissal – 2nd Floor
Morning Drop Off Procedure
We need to enlist your cooperation with our morning drop-off procedures. As Woodrow Road and Huguenot Avenue are very busy and congested areas during the morning, it is imperative that we all cooperate in order to keep our children safe. Therefore, if you drive your child to school in the morning, we implore you to strictly adhere to the following procedures:
- All students who are driven to school must enter the school yard from the Boulder Avenue entrance in the back of the school building. Students will not be permitted to enter the school yard at the Woodrow Road or Huguenot Avenue entrance. The Huguenot Avenue “driveway” entrance is reserved for students arriving via school bus.
- Pull all the way over to the curb before allowing your child(ren) to disembark in the morning. Please do not “double park” when dropping off or picking up children.
- Make sure that your child(ren) have their belongings ready in order to exit the car as quickly as possible each morning. This will help to keep the line moving.
- If there is a line of cars waiting to drop off students, please do not “cut” the line by driving around them. Your cooperation will decrease congestion and make pulling away from the curb safer and easier for those who are following protocol.
- After your child has disembarked, please wait for the car in front of you to pull out of line before proceeding.
- Please do not make U-turns on Woodrow Road or Huguenot Avenue. People making U-turns are putting their children, themselves and others in danger. Further, U-turns are prohibited in NYS school zones. According to NYS Vehicles & Traffic Law 1161B, no motor vehicle shall make a U turn within a school zone.
- If you are dropping off your child on the opposite side of Woodrow Road or Huguenot Avenue, please insist that your child crosses at the corner with the assistance of a school crossing guard. Please do not “cross” your child at any area other than the corner with the assistance of a school crossing guard. Doing so puts your child’s safety at risk.
- Our doors are open at 7:30 AM and the drop off area becomes most congested between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM. If at all possible, plan to leave home early enough to arrive before 7:45 AM. Remember, school starts at 8:00 AM and students are penalized for excessive lateness.
- Please take kindly to the suggestions of school personnel in the morning, they are made with the safety of our children in mind.
- Please do not block driveways of our neighbors when visiting the school. Your cooperation in respecting our neighbors is greatly appreciated.
By adhering to the above procedures, you are helping to ensure the safety of all of our children. Your cooperation is not only greatly appreciated, but is necessary.
UAU Afterschool Program
Program begins Monday, September 18th, 2023 through Friday, June 14th, 2024. Monday through Friday, from school dismissal to 5:15, and requires a minimum of 3 days attendance per week. Snack will be provided.
Acceptances and wait list emails went out last week.
Program Director IS 75
8th Grade HS News & Important Dates
August 21 : Registration for the TACHS Exam begins. You can register two ways:
1. on-line (www.tachsinfo.com),
2. over the phone (1-866-61TACHS)
5th Regis High School Open House 5:30 – 8:30pm
6th Deadline for submitting request for extended test time/supporting documentation to the Archdiocese.
9th Regis High School Open House 1:00 – 4:00pm
14th Moore Catholic, Open House 12:00 – 3:00pm
15th St. Joseph by the Sea (Girls Only), Open House 1:00 – 4:00pm
15th Monsignor Farrell, Open House 10:00 – 2:00pm
15th Xaverian High School, Open House 10:00 – 2:00pm
21st Notre Dame Academy, Open House 10:00 – 2:00pm
21st Xavier High School Open House 11:30 – 3:00pm
22nd St. Joseph by the Sea (Boys Only), Open House 1:00 – 4:00pm
22nd St. Joseph Hill Academy, Open House 11:30 – 2:30pm
26th Deadline for TACHS exam internet and telephone registrations.
26th Deadline for TACHS Applicant Records to be handed in to Mrs. Castellan in room 437.
29th St. Peter’s Boys, Open House 12:00 – 2:30pm
1st You should receive an email with the test session date/time, either 8:30 am or 10:00 am.
3rd TACHS EXAM (Remote)
12th Deadline for the completed Applicant Record to be sent to the three Catholic High Schools to which your child will be applying. Your child’s TACHS Applicant Record will be returned to you on along with the 1st marking period report card, parents must mail the completed Applicant Record to the three schools by the December 12th deadline
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- Mon Sept 25th - NO School - Yom Kippur
- Tues. Sept. 26th - SLT Meeting 2:30 PM
- Thurs. Sept 28th - Wear Gold or Yellow in recognition of Childhood Cancers
- Fri Sept 29th - 6th & 7th Grade Picture Day
- Mon. Oct. 2nd 2:30 pm GooseChase (6th grade event)
- Weds. Oct. 4th - 8th Grade ring and gown measurement
- Fri. Oct. 6th - Spirit Day- Baseball Jersey Day
- Mon. Oct. 9th - School closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day