Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 03/25/23

This Week's Schedule

  • Weds. March 29th - Girl's Citywide Basketball Semi-final game at IS75 - Game starts at 4:30 PM
  • Thurs. March 30th - Parent Meeting for Boston Trip
  • Thurs. March 30th - School Surveys Due
  • Fri. March 31st - End of 3rd marking period

****IS75 Auction PYMT due by April 5th****

Please reserve your ticket and val-pak tickets for the Auction by April 5th!! use the QR code to fill out the google form (or click here), then pay by venmo or check!

Admission is $100 each (paid by check) or $105 each (paid by Venmo) and includes a seated dinner of Caesar Salad, Penne a la Vodka, choice of Chicken Milanese or Grilled Salmon, Chef's Dessert, OPEN Bar and an Interactive Drag Queen Game with LOTS of PRIZES!

Val-Pack Tickets are available for pre-order for $35 each (either check or Venmo) . Each Val-Pack includes one sheet of 25 tier-one tickets, 5 tier-two tickets and 2 tier-three tickets.

Both Google form and payment must be received by WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2023. Both Admission and Val-Pack tickets will be distributed at check-in at the event.

***PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 fee added to each Venmo transaction for Admission tickets. Please include in your total amount due.***

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

School Surveys Due this Thursday, March 30th : Why not click the link and do it right now??

Click this link to take the school survey by March 30, 2023 and contribute to the continued success of our school family and the way we are viewed by the SI Community!

Our goal is to have 100% student and parent survey participation and to achieve the highest possible points.

One survey per student- please print or screen shot the confirmation page for your child to bring to their advisory teacher to be eligible for a class pizza party, free class trip at the end of the year, and more!

Directions pictured below - enter a lower case f and your student's OSIS # (EX: f123456789)

the students OSIS can be found on their program, on their NYC account, on JUPITER. but most students know theirs by heart, so you can also just ask your child! EASY PEASY!!

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PTA Corner

Please reserve your ticket and val-pak tickets for the Auction by April 5th!!

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!!

Baking Club is back for another course.

The meeting dates are as follows: April 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and June 7, and 14.

For Parents Who Participated in our 2022-23 Saturday Painting Program:

On Saturday, April 1 from 10 am-12 noon, we will host an "end-of-year" event for all Paulo families who participated in any one of the sessions in our 2022-23 Saturday Painting Program.

Mr. Zapata will be on hand to welcome you all and to be part of this festive event! We'll have bagels, coffee, juice, donuts, etc., as well.

Please respond to the Google Form below (must use a g-mail account for this option - if you don't have one, you can use your child's student g-mail account).

Please direct any questions to

Hope to see you there!

Mary Tomes


On April 28, 2023, P.S. 56 will be honoring Phil Carollo with #LiveLikePhil Day. On this day, staff and students will be invited to wear their shirts from last year. P.S. 56 wanted to open this up to the district as well. Schools can wear the shirts in memory of Phil on that day. Pictures can be posted with the hashtag #LiveLikePhil. Here is the link where parents and/or staff members can order shirts, if needed.
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Monday Afternoon Virtual ELA Tutoring

We are happy to offer free, Monday afternoon Virtual English tutoring support to our students. Classes will meet weekly on Monday afternoons from 3:30 pm -5:00 pm starting March 13th..Classes will take place remotely through the "Monday Virtual ELA 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.

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is once again overflowing. If your child has lost a lunchbox, coat, sweatshirt, or other personal item, please ask her/him to check the Lost & Found located in the rear of the cafeteria next to the vending machines. Thank you.

All items will be removed at the end of March in order to avoid any health concerns.

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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 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

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.)

Please visit the link below for all information and to join

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 began 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


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.

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 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

  • 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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