Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 03/11/23

This Week's Schedule

  • Mon. March 13th - Track Begins
  • ****Postponed due to weather*** rescheduled for Wednesday & Friday (3/15 & 3/17)Mon. March 13th & Tues March 14th - Soccer Tryouts
  • Tues. March 14th - PI Day
  • ****Date Change to March 28th ***Tues. March 14th - SLT Meeting 2:30 PM
  • Tues. March 14th & Weds. March 15th - Spring Musical 6 PM
  • Thurs. March 16th - Half Day for students Parent Teacher Conferences 12:20-2:20 pm; 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Fri. March 17th- Wear green for St. Patrick's Day
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****Soccer Tryouts moved to Wednesday & Friday due to weather conditions****

Spring Musical Tickets

Tickets for our School Musical scheduled for 6PM on Tuesday, March 14 (Atlantic cast) and Wednesday, March 15 (Pacific cast) are now available online. Please visit our website at to purchase tickets. The link to purchase tickets can be found on our homepage in ‘The Little Mermaid Tickets.’

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.

The new session of CHAMPS will began on Monday, March 6th, start time 6:35 AM. Champs meets on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday only and will run through June 7th. Any questions email

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"Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services"

Join the Paulo Track Team

1. The Track team will meet every Monday and Wednesday for 10 weeks, beginning Monday, March 13th and ending on Wednesday, May 24th.

2. The fee to join will be $100 for the Spring season (includes t-shirt, coaches fees, etc.)

3. Appropriate attire is required for all physical activity programs. Participants must come prepared for practice with outdoor running attire. Bring a sweatshirt or t-shirt, running shoes, and water to stay hydrated.

4. All fees are non-refundable.

5. There will be no track practices on half-days or days which are legal school holidays. In the event that a practice is cancelled (weather, school event, etc.), parents and guardians will be notified via e-mail and students will be directed to go home as per their usual routine.

6. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Unfortunately, MetroCards cannot be provided. We would appreciate all students leaving the program promptly at dismissal except as indicated. Students will be dismissed from the rear entrance into the schoolyard.

7. Students are not allowed to leave the building before practice begins. Students involved in this program are to report directly to the rear of the auditorium at dismissal on days when their program is in session.

8. Please note that participation in any after-school recreation program is contingent upon behavior and overall academic standing. Factors that influence a child’s overall standing include attendance and lateness, class performance, behavior, homework, effort, attitude, and grades. A conduct grade of N, for any reason, may be grounds for exclusion or removal from any after-school program. Refunds will not be issued to students removed from after-school programs for poor behavior.

Mr. Mariconda

Use the link below to join the Paulo Track Team:

SUPPORT OUR BREAD OF LIFE FOOD DRIVE in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club of Staten Island

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our participation in the Bread of Life Food Drive has begun. Never, in the years that our food drive has been serving people has there been a greater request for food at local Staten Island organizations that serve the poor, the homeless and families in need. Now more than ever we need your help!

Collection of food will begin on March 1, 2023 and will continue until March 30, 2023. Kindly place the items in a bag and clearly mark your child’s name and homeroom so that they will receive service credits for their donation(s). The donations will be collected daily during homeroom to Room 221.

Some needed food items (please nothing in glass) include: Canned meat and fish, Canned fruit and juices, Canned pasta sauce, stew, chili and soup, Canned vegetables, Dried pasta, white and brown rice and dried beans, cold cereal, oatmeal and pancake mix, Peanut butter and jelly, powdered or evaporated milk, coffee, tea and sugar, Macaroni and cheese, Baby food and formula.

Please make every effort to help make this year’s Bread of Life Food Drive at Paulo Intermediate School our most successful. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

STAR Coordinators

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The date for the winter 2023 Parent/Teacher Conferences at Paulo is:

Thursday, March 16th (12:20 – 2:20 pm & 4:30 -7:30 pm)

Parent/Teacher conferences scheduled for Thursday 03/16 will take place by phone.

The 2nd Marking Period Report Card was distributed on the NYC Schools accounts on Monday February 6th.


The mission of the Paulo Arista Society is to make the qualities of scholarship, citizenship, and service function as a beacon of excellence for all members of the school community. To communicate this mission, Paulo has made the requirements for inclusion in Arista (8th grade), Junior Arista (7th grade) and Honor Society (6th grade) as follows:

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” (Satisfactory) in any marking period.

3. Service – The attainment of at least 25 service credits per school year.

4. Attendance/Punctuality – Students absent more than 10 days per school year are precluded. Also, students who are picked up early from school five or more times in a given semester are also precluded from this recognition.

Please see the Student Handbook for a more in-depth explanation of criteria for the Paulo Arista Society.

Service Credits

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).

Preliminary Registration for Incoming 6th Grade

If you have a future 6th grader zoned for our school, please complete the preliminary registration online. Middle School results will go out in April.

Or type the following URL code:

Jupiter Ed

Parents were emailed an invite for Jupiter Ed on Weds. Nov 9th. Students received letters in advisory last week with log in directions and information for those who have not already signed up. Any questions, please reach out to Mr. Simone via email Jupiter Ed. is strictly being used for grade purposes only.

PTA Corner

Next PTA meeting March 21st on Zoom

The PTA Needs your help to ensure the Spring Auction, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Grand Oaks Country Club. We are asking for a voluntary, monetary donation of $10 per family. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of prizes for the auction. We hope to buy big ticket items such as gaming systems, TVs, Mac Products, sports & concert tickets, luxury goods, and more.

In addition to monetary funds, we hope to collect gift card donations. No amount is too small! Gift cards can be sent in with your child in an envelope marked "Auction Gift Card Donation" with your child's name and advisory. Cash/Venmo @IS75PTA are also great ways to donate! Just remember to include your child's info and "Auction Donation" when submitting.

**Service Credit Opportunity** $10+ monetary/gift card = 2 service credits

We ask that all monetary & gift card donations be handed in by Friday, March 31st.

We thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you at the auction on April 20th!!

6th & 7th Graders who would like to purchase a 2022-2023 Yearbook

Follow this link:

There is no need for 8th graders to purchase a yearbook as it is included in Senior Dues.


Mr. Ferraro, Ms. Henrich and our students have been hard at work writing articles and reviews, while also adding original stories and sports updates.

Click here for access to our newest issue!

Follow this link to find all issues of the Paulo pages The Paulo Pages.


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!

8th Grade News and Dates

  • Tuesday January 31st - Senior Dues were due ($195 pay here)
  • Wednesday, February 15th - Baby Pictures due for yearbook
  • Wednesday February 15th- Yearbook Ads Due
  • 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 were accepted through the end of January.

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 (

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 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.

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. March 21st - PTA Meeting
  • Week of March 20th - Quarterly Exams
  • Fri. March 24th - Student Faculty Basketball Game
  • Thurs. March 30th - Parent Meeting for Boston Trip
  • Fri. March 31st - End of 3rd marking period
  • Weds. Apr. 5th - Spirit Day - Basketball Jersey Day
  • Thurs. April 6th - Fri. April 14th - Spring Recess
  • Mon. Apr. 17th - Students return from break
  • Tues. Apr. 18th - 3rd Marking period Report cards available on NYCSchools account
  • Tues. Apr. 18th - SLT Meeting 2:30 PM
  • Tues. Apr. 18th - PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • Weds. Apr. 19th-20th - NYS ELA Exam
  • Thurs. Apr. 20th - PTA Auction 7 PM
  • Fri. April 21st - School Closed in Observance of Eid Al-Fitr


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