Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 10/24/2021

This Week's Schedule

  • Sun. Oct. 24th: Last day to register for TACHS Test
  • Quarterly Exams
  • Thurs. Oct. 28th Representative from Msgr. Farrell for 8th grade PD 6
  • Fri. Oct. 29th School Spirit Day: Black and Orange Day
  • Fri. Oct 29th 6th & 7th grade Halloween Party (Schoolyard)


The last day to register for the TACHS test is Sunday, October 24th and the last day to submit an Applicant Record to Mrs. Castellan is Monday, October 25th.

NO Halloween Costumes on Friday Oct 29

Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication and students WILL NOT be permitted to wear Halloween costumes to school on Friday Oct. 29th. It will still be Black and Orange Day so students will still be able to participate by wearing black and orange For students who are attending the 6th & 7th grade party after school, costumes are optional. The costume must be kept in a locker during the school day and due to COVID restrictions, all costumes must be able to go over the student's clothing/slip on over their clothes that day. There will be no option to change into a costume. Locker rooms are not in use. at this time.


  1. CSI High School for International Studies Open House Information. virtual question and answer sessions: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, 6:00PM-7:00PM; Thursday, October 28th, 2021, 6:00PM-7:00PM, & Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, 6:00PM-7:00PM. Links to the information sessions will be posted on the CSIHighSchool website 24 hours prior to the session.
  2. New Dorp High School will be holding a virtual open house/information meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Please copy the link below to join the webinar: Passcode: 901953
  3. Staten Island Technical High School Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 5- 8 PM Virtual; Register via
  4. Gaynor McCown ELS will be hosting two virtual High School Information Sessions on October 20th and November 4th at 7:00 PM for 8th grade parents. Register here --> November 4th
  5. Port Richmond High School Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM Virtual
  6. Susan Wagner High School Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM Virtual
  7. Ralph McKee High School Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM Virtual
  8. Curtis High School on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM Virtual
  9. Tottenville High School Monday, November 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM Virtual


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.

October 29, 2021 – Wear Black and Orange Day

November 24, 2021- Crazy Hat Day (8th Grade Only Event)

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

8th Grade T-Shirt Design Contest

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 official start of the senior t-shirt design contest is now! 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.

6th & 7th Grade Halloween Party 2021

Our 6th & 7th Grade Halloween Party will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 2:30-4:30 pm IN THE SCHOOLYARD. Cost of tickets is $5 for all students. Registration has closed because the party is sold out; please note that no monies will be accepted on the day of the party.

Transportation home is the responsibility of the parent/guardian Pick-up in the schoolyard (RAINDATE: Monday, November 1, 2021 from 2:30pm - 4:30pm)

Recognizing 2021 Honor Society and Jr. Arista Members:

Last schoolyear's Spring candidates will be honored this Fall at a ceremony on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (6th Grade Honor Society Society-current 7th graders) and Thursday, November 4, 2021 (7th Grade Jr. Arista Society-current 8th graders) in our school auditorium. Our students who had met the requirements for Scholarship and Citizenship during the 2020 – 2021 school year will be recognized. Due to COVID concerns, parents and guardians will not be in attendance at the ceremony. However, the ceremony will be recorded and live streamed for parents and family members to watch. The ceremony will take place during periods 2 and 3.

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).

Requirements for Arista

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.

PTA Corner

Join I.S. 75 on our first online fundraiser of the year. Java Joes Freshly Roasted Gourmet Coffee fundraiser begins on 10/19 thru 11/16.

No Cost "Virtual" After School Math Tutoring & Virtual Saturday Math

During the School Week

We are happy to be able to provide additional math support "virtually" after school.

Classes will meet remotely via google classroom on weekdays (according to the schedule below) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, beginning Monday, October 4th and ending Thursday, January 27th.

Algebra: Tuesdays & Thursdays

8th Grade: Mondays & Wednesdays

7th Grade: Mondays & Tuesdays

6th Grade: Tuesdays & Thursdays

"Virtual" Math Tutoring on Saturdays

Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM starting October 9th and ending January 22nd.

Classes will take 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.

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".


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.

Paulo Athletics

Track and Cross country track fall season has started.

Dates to Remember

  • Tues Nov 2 Remote School Day for Students - Election Day
  • Wed Nov 3 Arista Honor Society Ceremony (postponed from May 2021)
  • Thurs. Nov 4 Jr. Arista Ceremony (postponed from May 2021)
  • Thurs. Nov. 4th End of First Marking period
  • Fri. Nov 5th TACHS Test
  • Thurs. Nov. 11th Veteran's Day- School closed