Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 12/12/21

This Week's Schedule

  • Tues. Dec. 14th: SLT Meeting 2:30 PM (ZOOM)
  • Thurs. Dec. 16th: Delivery of toys to Blythedale Children's Hospital
  • Vision Screening Tues. Dec.14 & Thurs. Dec 16

International Multicultural Celebration at IS75

I.S.75 is planning an International Multicultural Celebration for February 17th, 2022 at Paulo from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. We would love for parents and guardians to join us and share their heritage with our school community. Our initial planning meeting will take place over breakfast on Wednesday, January 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m in the student cafeteria. Parents and guardians who are interested are invited to attend this initial planning meeting. If you are unable to attend but would still like to participate, we will provide you with the materials at your convenience.

Proof of vaccination will be required upon entering the school building. Masks must be worn at all times.

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

MBOSHNACK@schools.nyc.gov

Please use this link to sign up no later than

Tuesday, January 4th by 3:00PM - https://forms.gle/zDZmny8axn4JUvyu9

Paulo's Culture Club

Please fill out the form to let us know if you can stay after school on Thursday's from 2:30-3:30 to work on your poster board for the International Fair. Culture Club will start on Thursday, January 6th Can't wait to learn about all your cultures and share them at the Paulo International Fair! CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM TO JOIN

Champs Program

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.

Starting on Wed. Dec. 15th. the IS75 CHAMPS program is back in the building. The program hours are 6:30 am to 7:30 am, Monday through Friday. Those who wish to participate must be vaccinated. Students will be handed a registration form upon arrival. Any questions email FSciarabba@schools.nyc.gov

The Paulo Pages- IS75's Digital Newspaper

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 the most current issues of The Paulo Pages.

Thank you to our publishers: Gabriella Alonso, Hadley Andujar, Joshua Bastida, Anakin Belarmino, John Castro, Raegan Costello, John Esposito, Jeremiah Ghaly, Ryan Gough, Makayla Hults-Barcia, Wania Islam, Imaya Jayawardene, David Kaht, Amanda Monaghan, Beatrice Palmieri, Olaoluwapo Segun, Adrianna Tartamella

Paulo's 8th Grade Movie Night

Exciting news! We are planning a fun night out at the movies for our 8th grade students!

SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME

· Date of trip: January 6, 2022

· Drop off at The Atrium: 5:15PM

· Pick-up at The Atrium: 8:00PM

· Total price for ticket, popcorn, and pizza: $17

· Payment Type: go to www.is75.org (via the school store - 8th Grade Movie Night) or Click here

· Deadline to pay: Monday, January 3, 2022

· Students can bring extra money to buy extra snacks if they choose :-)

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED. Please make arrangements to drop your child off at The Atrium Cinemas by 5:15PM the latest and pick-up at 8:00 PM.

After-School Recreation Winter 2022 (In-person & remote options)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 7, 2022


  • YOUTUBE ACADEMY (MR. ALKHATIB) MONDAYS/THURSDAYS 3:30 to 5:00PM REMOTE
  • INTRO TO WATERCOLOR PAINTING (MS.IMPARATO) MONDAYS 2:25 to 3:55 PM ROOM 424
  • BASKETBALL (MR. D'AMICO) MONDAYS 2:25 to 3:55 PM, GYMNASIUM
  • SCHOOL NEWSPAPER CLUB MR. FERRARO & MS. HENRICH, *REMOTE 3:10PM-4:10PM, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
  • ART CLUB (MS. IMPARATO) TUESDAYS ROOM 424 2:25-3:55PM
  • SCIENCE CLUB (MS. LAFATA) WEDNESDAYS, ROOM 253, 2:25-3:55PM
  • BAKING (MS. SPERATO) WEDNESDAYS, *REMOTE 4:00-5:00PM
  • PAINTING (MS. IMPARATO) WEDNESDAYS ROOM 424 2:25 - 3:55 PM
  • HARRY POTTER CLUB (PROFESSOR FEIGEL) THURSDAYS ROOM 243 2:25-3:55 PM
  • COUNTRY LINE DANCING (MS. COSCIO)THURSDAYS ROOM 215 2:25-3:55 PM
  • FOOTBALL (MR. D'AMICO) THURSDAYS GYMNASIUM 2:25-3:55 PM
  • MARVEL CLUB (MS. HENRICH & MS. KEE) WEDNESDAYS ROOM 205 2:25 - 3:55 PM

To register, find out cost, and for more information, visit our website @ www.is75.org.

To Pay, click School Store/Online Payments

For full details, click After School Recreation - Winter 2022

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

Our annual Holiday Toy Drive will end December 16. Students may still drop off donations each day to Mr. Herrmann’s office in Room 339. The toys will be delivered this Thursday December 16th. Thank you to all who participated.

A Community Discussion on Current High School Diploma Measures!


The New York State Board of Regents Would Like

YourFeedback on High School Graduation Requirements


The Board of Regents will create a Blue Ribbon Commission to review the State’s high school graduation measures, reaffirm what it means to obtain a diploma and what that diploma should signify, and ensure educational excellence and equity for all students in New York State. The Board of Regents and State Education Department are holding regional meetings to help inform the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission.

Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to break into smaller groups to discuss and provide feedback to the Department. Please attend and share your input!


DATE: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

TIME: 5:00–7:30 P.M.

LOCATION: Regional meetings will be held virtually.


Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join the virtual meeting.

Pre-registration is required.

To register, click here.

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.

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 alarocca6@schools.nyc.gov


Click here for ideas on where to volunteer

PTA Corner

Next PTA Meeting Dec 21st 7 PM (ZOOM)

SCHOOL SPIRIT CALENDAR FOR 2021-2022

Upcoming Paulo Spirit days:


December 21, 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

"Virtual" Math Tutoring on Saturdays

Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Classes will not meet the week of break on Saturday Dec 25 and January 1. They will resume on January 8th and continue through January 22nd.


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

You must register your child at IS75.org 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.

Operoo

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

The current COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students participating in high-risk extracurricular activities has been expanded to include students ages 5–11. This mandate includes all high-risk extracurricular activities, including those hosted by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and external agencies, taking place in DOE buildings. With regards to athletic activities, this mandate applies to students participating in competitive sports, meaning activities where students play against students from other school communities.


  • High-risk competitive sports as designated by the CDC/NYSED/NYSDOH, which are football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, and rugby. Vaccination will also be required for participation in bowling, because while not a high-risk sport, it takes place in spaces that require vaccination for children ages 5 and older.
  • Extracurricular activities scheduled outside of the school day, like singing/chorus, orchestra/marching band, musical theater, dance, and cheerleading/step teams/flag teams.
  • Students who wish to continue to participate in these extracurricular activities must get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by December 14.
****** Please note that if a rehearsal, performance, or exhibit is connected to in-school required arts instruction or class curriculum, no student vaccine is required.*****

Dates to Remember

  • Tues. Dec. 21st Door Decorating Judging Day
  • Dec 21st PTA Meeting 7 PM (Zoom)
  • SPIRIT DAY Dec. 22nd Ugly Sweater Day
  • SPIRIT DAY Dec 23rd Twins Day
  • No School Dec 24th - Jan. 2nd
  • Mon. Jan. 3rd: School resumes