Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 11/27/22

This Week's Schedule

  • Weds. Nov 30th - "Mo"vember Day
  • Weds. Nov. 30th - Deadline to order Panther football, soccer, basketball shirts/sweats
  • Thursday December 1st - DEADLINE to submit public high school applications on your account
  • Thursday December 1st -Deadline to order JETS tickets for Dec 22

"Mo"vember is back!!

The month of November is Men's Health Awareness Month. On Wednesday, November 30th Paulo will hold Movember Day to raise awareness for Men’s Health (prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention). Staff and students will have an opportunity to wear “Movember” apparel or participate by wearing mustache apparel. Shirts that were pre-ordered will be delivered to Advisory classrooms at the beginning of the week of November 28th.

Didn't get to order a shirt? Donations can be made by clicking here for this very important cause.

Paulo Sports Shirts: Football, Soccer, and Basketball order by NOV. 30th

Welcome to the IS75 SPORTS Apparel Shop!
Place your order thru November 30th by clicking here
Your order will be ready around December 16th
You are ordering as part of a group order. The items are available for a limited time. Please note the closing and delivery dates for your shop.
All orders are processed together once the shop closes.
Your order will go to school around December 16th and then be distributed from there.
For sizing help call or visit the shop. We have a full line of samples available for try-on. There are size charts for each item.

J -E -T -S !!! Jets, Jets, Jets

Please join us for a fantastic football fundraiser...On Thursday Night Dec 22nd at 8:15 PM come see the Jets play the Jacksonville Jaguars. 300 Level seats $45 per person. 100 Level seats $75 per person.

Deadline to order Dec 1st

PTA Corner

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

See our Dream Cake Holiday Fundraiser below.

First, fill out this google form completely. You will see a choice of payment options at the bottom of the form. For the order to be complete and processed, you must BOTH fill out the form and make payment. Thank you so much for your support!

For payments to the PTA, use venmo, and the QR code pictured. Thank you!

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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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How to Participate in the 2nd Annual Heart of Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge

I'm very excited to announce that we will be kicking off the 2nd annual Heart of Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge this Saturday. 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 Items: See something you're missing??

The Items shown in these pictures have been accumulating. The glasses & keys can be found in the Main office. The lunch boxes, water containers, and clothing can be found in the back of the cafeteria next to the vending machines. Anything not claimed by Dec 2nd will be discarded as it is becoming a health hazard. Please have your child come and look for lost items. Thank you!

Jupiter Ed. *** Update***

A second round of sign-up emails went out to the school community Nov.14th. for student sign up. Please remind students to check their email for the sign-up invitation. They can search the term “Jupiter” to find the invite link if it does not show up towards the top of their emails. If there are multiple invitations, they can refer to the most recent invitation to sign-up.

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

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

  • Thursday December 1st - DEADLINE to submit public high school applications on your account
  • Thursday December 1st- 8th Grade T-shirt Contest deadline to submit an entry
  • Wednesday December 14th - DEADLINE for the completed "Applicant Records" to be received by Catholic high schools
  • 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 (

Blythedale Toy Drive 2022

Our 22nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Blythedale Children’s Hospital is continuing until mid- December.

Students may drop of their donations each day to Mr. Herrmann’s office in Room 339 during their advisory class. Donations will be logged for service credits and for credits toward 8th Grade Philanthropy Award applications.


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 II – December 3, 10, and 17

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


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. Please make sure all contact info and the blue card are filled out online and are up to date. Thank You!

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.

December 21 – Door Decorating Judging

December 22 - Ugly Sweater Day

December 23- Twins Day

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

  • Mon. Dec 12th - SLT Meeting 2:30 PM
  • Weds. Dec. 14th -Holiday Show 6 PM
  • Tues. Dec. 20th -PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • Weds. Dec. 21st - Door Decorating Judging
  • Thurs. Dec. 22nd - Ugly Sweater Day (Spirit Day)
  • Fri. - Dec. 23rd - Twins Day (Spirit Day)
  • Dec 24th - Jan. 1st - School Closed for the Winter Break
  • Mon. Jan 2nd - School Resumes


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