Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 12/18/22

This Week's Schedule

  • Tues. Dec. 20th -PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • Tues. Dec 20th - Girls Basketball VS IS 2 (HOME)
  • Weds. Dec. 21st - Door Decorating Judging
  • Weds. Dec 21st - Boys Varsity Basketball VS IS 7 (HOME)
  • Thurs. Dec. 22nd - Ugly Sweater Day (Spirit Day)
  • Fri. - Dec. 23rd - Twins Day (Spirit Day)
  • Dec 24th - Jan. 2nd - School Closed for the Winter Break
  • Tues. Jan 3rd - School Resumes

FRi Dec 22nd is Twin Day

If anyone would like to twin with Mr. Zapata for twin day, please wear a Santa Hat and Black shirt! He would love to be your twin and take a photo!

Happy Hanukkah Dec 18th - Dec. 26th, 2022

To celebrate the ancient miracle of the oil burning a candle for eight nights, Jews celebrating Hanukkah light a candleholder called a menorah for eight nights. The menorah holds nine candles—one for each night plus a candle called the shamash used to light the other candles.

The general greeting for Hanukkah in Hebrew is חֲנוּכָּה שַׂמֵחַ. Written in English, that’s Hanukkah sameach or sameyakh, pronounced “HAH-nuh-kuh sah-MEH-ahkh.” That simply translates to “Happy Hanukkah,” so it’s an easy greeting to your Jewish friends.

Basketball Clinic for IS75 Students

The clinic will be on Thursday Dec. 29th - 8 am - 2 pm. The cost is $55 per student and is only open to students of IS75.

Click the link below to register.

Paulo Basketball Clinic - December 2022

There is no cost for Design League

Career Day - January 27th

Thanks to sixth grader ANDREW SAVENOK's presentation to the school administration, we are seeking guardians and family within our Paulo community to share their professional experiences with our students on January 27, 2023 during the school day. If you are interested in sitting on a panel for this event, please fill out the form below with your availability.

Career Day-Sign Up

International Night is Back

Calling all students, parents, and teachers! I.S.75 is planning an International Multicultural Celebration at our school on February 16th, 2023 and would appreciate your participation. The event will take place at Paulo from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We would love for you to share your heritage with our school community. Many families share the same country of origin, so we will form a committee for each country represented in our school.

There are many cultural items to be exhibited, such as architecture, famous landmarks, history, customs, dress, traditions, songs and dance.

Our initial planning meeting will take place over ZOOM on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. If you are unable to attend but would still like to participate, we will provide you with the materials at your convenience.

*Students that participate will have an opportunity to earn service credits!*

Please feel free to email Ms. Boshnack with any questions or concerns!

Please use this link to sign up no later than

Tuesday, January 3rd at 3:00PM -

Winter After-School Recreation

Please note that registration for our winter self-sustaining afterschool recreational programs is underway and will close Monday, January 2nd, 2023. The start date for each program varies, depending on the day they meet, which begin Jan. 3rd. Please refer to the sign up sheet, which has a link to the flyer for those specific meeting dates and cost.

This winter we will be offering a range of programs, including Literacy Café, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Baking, Photography, Guitar Club, Harry Potter Club, Football, and much, much more. There are 17 activities to choose from!! Click here for the flyer describing each one.

Advertisement forms will be available in the cafeteria during student lunch periods and registration is online through our school website at

There are limited seats available in each class, so be sure to sign up early because classes will fill up quickly.

***Art club, photography, YouTube Academy, & Painting classes are full***


Your Operoo account is where your child's blue card and parent contact information is located. If you have not updated or filled out your blue card, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. This alleviates any road blocks in contacting parents, delays when a student is being picked up early due to illness, or families not receiving important emails from the school. Please make sure all contact info, emails, and the blue card are filled out online and are up to date as well as complete. Thank You!

Jupiter Ed

Parents were emailed an invite for Jupiter Ed on Weds. Nov 9th. Students should have joined around Nov. 14th. Any questions, please reach out to Mr. Simone via email Jupiter Ed. is strictly being used for grade purposes only.

PTA Corner

Our Next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, December 20th at 7 PM via zoom.

Principal's Book Club 2

Click this link to sign up for the 2nd Principal's Book Club this school year, which will meet on Friday January 6th to discuss the book, "Theodore Boone: The Abduction" written by John Grisham. The book club meets during the students lunch period, and of course, PIZZA will be served!!
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Join the 2nd Annual Heart of Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge

The 2nd annual Heart of Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge has kicked off. The dates for the Challenge are 11/19 - 2/27, with final submissions due 3/10.

The Humble Heroes of FDNY and I.S.75 would like to show appreciation for students who volunteer and make an impact in their community. Heart of Humble Heroes was created to celebrate young volunteers.

Panthers! You have 100 days to make a difference! After the 100 days, you will submit a final reflection of your experience which will be reviewed by members of the Board of Humble Heroes (excluding Ms. LaRocca). The Committee will choose one winner from each grade who made the greatest impact in his/her community. Each winner will win a scholarship prize. All participants will receive 2 service credits.

For all Info please click this link

Lost and Found:

The Items shown in these pictures have been accumulating since the beginning of December. The glasses, keys, and any jewelry can be claimed in the main office. The lunch boxes, water containers, pencil cases. and clothing can be found in the back of the cafeteria next to the vending machines. Anything not claimed by Dec 23rd will be discarded as it is a health hazard. Please have your child come and look for lost items. Thank you!

CHAMPS: everyone can join

In the CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Program, students participate in fun, safe, and supervised physical activities before school. The name CHAMPS stands for Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated and Positive Students.

CHAMPS will run from Nov 1, 2022 through Feb. 3, 2023. Hours are 6:45 am to 7:30 am, Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday only Any questions email

8th Grade News and Dates

  • Tuesday January 31st - Senior Dues are due ($195 pay here)
  • Wednesday June 7th - The 8th Grade Banquet at the Hilton on Staten Island.
  • Thursday June 22, 2023 - 10 am Graduation at CSI

8th Grade Senior Dues $195

Senior dues will be accepted now through the end of January. Payment of Senior Dues can be made via our website at under the “Payment & Registration” tab

If you have any questions concerning the dues or activities planned, please reach out to our senior events coordinators via email, Ms. LaRocca ( or Ms. Boshnack (


Mr. Ferraro, Ms. Henrich and our students have been hard at work writing articles and reviews, while also adding original stories and sports updates. Follow this link to find all issues of the Paulo pages: check it out here The Paulo Pages.

Saturday Free Family Painting Sessions

This Family Engagement grant, sponsored by The Department of Education’s Office of Arts & Special Projects, will allow us to offer a series of four separate sessions between November and March (each session is made up of three-parts – three Saturdays), and will meet from 10 am-12 noon.

You can choose from the session dates that appear below (indicate first and second choice):

Session III – January 21, 28, and February 4

Session IV – March 4, 11, and 18

Culminating Year-End Share-Out Celebration = March 25

Google Form Link

For questions, contact Mrs. Mary Tomes at

Saturday Virtual Math Tutoring

We are happy to once again free, Saturday morning Virtual Math support to our students.

Classes will meet weekly on Saturday morning from 9 AM to 10:30 AM starting October 8th.

Classes will take place remotely though the "Saturday Math Tutoring Google Classroom".

To attend, register your student at under the payment & Registration tab. Registration is free and guarantees your child an invite into the google classroom.

See the full details on the IS75 Website.

Paulo Student-Family Handbook

School Spirit 2022-23

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.

January 13 – College Awareness Day- Wear your favorite college swag

February 9 – Football Jersey Day

February 14 – Wear Red for Valentine’s Day

February 16 - International Night

February 27 - Rare disease awareness day-wear “jeans”

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

April 5- Basketball Jersey Day

April 28 – Light it Up Blue for Autism

May 4- Star Wars Day

May 25 - Mental Health Awareness, Wear Green

May 26 – Superhero Day

June 20 - High School T-Shirt Day


  1. Health and Safety in Our Schools COVID-19 School Health Policy.
  2. IS75 Website
  3. NYC Schools Account Portal NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)
  4. School Food Forms
  5. Student Account information
  6. Student-Family Handbook Click here
  7. Student transportation
  8. Vaccine portal
  9. Chancellor’s Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning Discipline Code (
  10. A family welcome letter from the Chancellor is available on the Messages for Families page (including translations)
  11. What's happening in NYC Public Schools


Please click here to access the 2022-23 NYCDOE Calendar

Dates to Remember

  • Tues. Jan. 3rd - School Resumes
  • Fri- Jan. 6th - Principal's Book Club Lunch PDS 4,5,&6
  • Fri- Jan 13th - Spirit Day - College Day
  • Mon. Jan 16th - MLK Jr. Day - School Not in Session


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