Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 11/28/21

This Week's Schedule

  • Blythedale Holiday Toy Drive continues
  • Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge continues
  • PTA's The Cutest Cookie Fundraiser continues
  • Tues. Nov 30th: Movember Awareness Day
  • Wed Dec.1st: Last day to enter Senior T-Shirt contest
  • Thurs. Dec 2nd: SHSAT administered 7AM start

PTA "The Cutest Cookie" Fundraiser

***ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10TH. Payment by cash or check only (checks payable to IS75 PTA). Orders will be available for pickup at the PTA Office on Wednesday, December 22nd from 2:15 PM to 5:30 PM or Thursday, December 23rd from 8 AM to 3 PM. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ORDERS NOT PICKED UP BY 3 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23RD WILL BE DONATED. NO REFUNDS***

Notices went home this week in the students' backpacks. Have students return order forms during advisory, clearly labeled PTA please. If you need an additional order form follow this link

This Tuesday Nov. 30th is Movember Day at Paulo

Our Movember effort is raising money and awareness for men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Bracelets are still being sold during advisory with a requested $1 donation. If you would like to contribute to the school effort, you can follow the link or scan the QR code.

Nov. 30th will be MOvember awareness day at Paulo...wear your favorite mustache attire to earn service credit! Help support the cause for Men's Health.

8th Grade T-Shirt Design Contest deadline DEC 1st

The theme for this year’s graduating class is “Make Lemonade.” This speaks to recent challenges we have endured and the remaining aftermath, making choices, and keeping things positive and in perspective. Now more than ever, we are making the most of less than ideal circumstances.

The deadline to submit an entry will be December 1st. Designs are to be submitted to Ms. Runfolo, digitally or directly in person to room 418.

21st Annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Our annual Holiday Toy Drive began on Monday November 15th and will run through December. Students may drop off donations each day to Mr. Herrmann’s office in Room 339. Please see the photo for most wanted items from the hospital as well as guidelines for safety and infection control. Donations will be logged for service credits and participation toward 8th Grade Philanthropy Award applications. If you have any questions regarding the drive, please feel free to contact Mr. Herrmann at (718) 701-6343, extension 3391.

Heart of Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge Nov. 19th through Feb. 27th

Students have 100 days to volunteer in their community, log their hours, post their journey, and submit an essay or Flipgrid about how they made an impact. The challenge runs from November 19th - February 27th. One winner from each grade will be chosen by the Humble Heroes and receive a monetary prize, and all participants will receive 2 service credits.

Requirements Checklist lists the criteria that must be met for your work to be considered for the challenge.

  • Minimum of 15 hours of community service volunteer work within the 100 days of November 19th - February 27th
  • Volunteer Log hand signed by a supervisor where you volunteered and given to Miss LaRocca by March 4, 2022.
  • Final submission essay OR flipgrid due Friday, March 4, 2022 (see guidelines below)
Final Submission Due Friday March 4th, 2022

Notices and volunteer logs went home Wed. Nov. 17 in the students' backpacks. If you have any questions, reach out to Miss LaRocca at

Click here for ideas on where to volunteer

PTA Corner

Fundraiser: The Cutest Cookie from Nov 22 to Dec 10

Next PTA Meeting Dec 21st 7 PM (ZOOM)


Upcoming Paulo Spirit days:

December 17, 2021 – Door Decorating Judging

December 22, 2021 - Ugly Sweater Day

December 23, 2021- Twins Day

January 7, 2022 – College Awareness Day- Wear your favorite college swag

February 11, 2022 – Football Jersey Day

February 14, 2022 – Wear Red for Valentine’s Day

February 17, 2022 - International Night

March 17, 2022 – Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day

April 8, 2022- Basketball Jersey Day

April 29, 2022 – Light it Up Blue for Autism

May 4, 2022- Star Wars Day

May 27, 2022 – Superhero Day

June 1, 2022-Soccer Jersey Day

Saturday Morning Math Tutoring Continues

"Virtual" Math Tutoring on Saturdays

Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM continuing through January 22nd.

Classes are taking place remotely. Students WILL NOT report to school.

You must register your child at under the School Store/Online Payments tab in order to attend math tutoring. After registering, the student will receive an invite to the google classroom.

After-school virtual Math tutoring during the week ended Nov. 12th


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.

Pupil Path

It is important that you and your child have separate Pupil Path accounts to ensure that parents and students receive the proper access and notifications. You can find student and parent registration codes in the document, "Advisory Classes and Registration Codes" which can be found on the IS75 Website under "News and Announcements".

Paulo Athletics

Dates to Remember

  • Tues. Dec. 14th SLT Meeting
  • Fri. Dec. 17th Door Decorating Judging Day
  • Dec 21st PTA Meeting 7 PM (Zoom)
  • SPIRIT DAY Dec. 22nd Ugly Sweater Day
  • SPIRIT DAY Dec 23rd Twins Day