Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 12/05/21

This Week's Schedule

  • Blythedale Holiday Toy Drive continues
  • Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge continues
  • Tues. Dec 7th - Pop-Up vaccine 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Weds. Dec 8th DEADLINE to register for make-up SHSAT
  • Fri. Dec. 10th: Last day for PTA "Cutest Cookie" Fundraiser


If you missed the SHSAT, late and/or make-up registration is now available. If you would like to register for the SHSAT, please see Mrs. Castellan as soon as possible. Late registration will close on Wednesday, December 8th. Students with late or make-up requests will be scheduled to take the SHSAT on December 11th or December 12th at a central test location.

Paulo's Design League-Starting January 4th-Register Now

Have you ever wanted to design an app? Would you like to make your community a better place? Join Paulo’s Design League! Learn design, coding, web creation and more. Compete to have your project represent Paulo in a citywide design fair! *No design or coding experience required* The Design League will meet after school on Tuesdays from 2:20 pm to 3:55 pm. This program is free of charge to our students.

Have questions?

Contact Ms. Feigel (, Ms. Shea (, or Ms. Henrich (

Register Here

PTA "The Cutest Cookie" Fundraiser ends Friday

***ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10TH*** Payment by cash or check only (checks payable to IS75 PTA). Orders will be available for pickup at the PTA Office on Wednesday, December 22nd from 2:15 PM to 5:30 PM or Thursday, December 23rd from 8 AM to 3 PM. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ORDERS NOT PICKED UP BY 3 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23RD WILL BE DONATED. NO REFUNDS***

Notices went home LAST week in the students' backpacks. Have students return order forms during advisory, clearly labeled PTA please. If you need an additional order form follow this link

Pop-Up Vaccination

When: Tues. Dec 7th 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Who: Please note that this month’s school-based pop-ups can only administer children’s doses for students aged 5-11.

In partnership with the City’s vaccination effort, vaccine providers are returning to school sites for one day this month to offer the second dose of Pfizer vaccinations to eligible students ages 5-11

Students ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult designated by the parent or guardian, while receiving their vaccine as well as a completed consent form. A copy of this consent form can be found at

*****If you, your student age 12 and up, or someone else you know is still in need of a vaccine, you can visit to choose from hundreds of sites across the city offering appointments or walk-up vaccines at no cost.

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

Our annual Holiday Toy Drive began on Monday November 15th and will run through December. Students may drop off donations each day to Mr. Herrmann’s office in Room 339. Please see the photo for most wanted items from the hospital as well as guidelines for safety and infection control. Donations will be logged for service credits and participation toward 8th Grade Philanthropy Award applications. If you have any questions regarding the drive, please feel free to contact Mr. Herrmann at (718) 701-6343, extension 3391.

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.

Requirements Checklist lists the criteria that must be met for your work to be considered for the challenge.

  • Minimum of 15 hours of community service volunteer work within the 100 days of November 19th - February 27th
  • Volunteer Log hand signed by a supervisor where you volunteered and given to Miss LaRocca by March 4, 2022.
  • Final submission essay OR flipgrid due Friday, March 4, 2022 (see guidelines below)
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

Click here for ideas on where to volunteer

PTA Corner

Fundraiser: The Cutest Cookie from Nov 22 to Dec 10

Next PTA Meeting Dec 21st 7 PM (ZOOM)


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 Continues

"Virtual" Math Tutoring on Saturdays

Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM continuing through January 22nd.

Classes are taking 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.

After-school virtual Math tutoring during the week ended Nov. 12th


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

Dates to Remember

  • Tues. Dec. 14th SLT Meeting
  • 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