Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 12/11/22

This Week's Schedule

  • Mon. Dec 12th - SLT Meeting 2:30 PM
  • Weds. Dec 14th Paulo Boys Varsity Basketball Game (HOME)
  • Weds. Dec. 14th -Holiday Show 6 PM "North Pole's Got Talent"
  • The PTA Dreamcake Holiday Fundraiser ends Weds. Dec 14th
  • The Blythedale Toy Drive ends Thurs. Dec.15th at 8 am
  • Fri. Dec. 16th - Paulo Girls Basketball Game (HOME)


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!

Jupiter Ed

Parents were emailed an invite for Jupiter Ed on Weds. Nov 9th. Students should have joined around Nov. 14th. Any questions, please reach out to Mr. Simone via email Jupiter Ed. is strictly being used for grade purposes only.

Winter After-School Recreation

Please note that registration for our winter self-sustaining afterschool recreational programs is underway and will close Monday, January 2nd, 2023. The start date for each program varies, depending on the day they meet, which begin Jan. 3rd. Please refer to the sign up sheet, which has a link to the flyer for those specific meeting dates and cost.

This winter we will be offering a range of programs, including Literacy Café, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Baking, Photography, Guitar Club, Harry Potter Club, Football, and much, much more. There are 17 activities to choose from!! Click here for the flyer describing each one.

Advertisement forms will be available in the cafeteria during student lunch periods and registration is online through our school website at

There are limited seats available in each class, so be sure to sign up early because classes will fill up quickly.

***Art club is full***

PTA Corner

Our Next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, December 20th at 7 PM via zoom.

See our Dream Cake Holiday Fundraiser below.

First, fill out this google form completely. You will see a choice of payment options at the bottom of the form. For the order to be complete and processed, you must BOTH fill out the form and make payment. Thank you so much for your support!

For payments to the PTA, use venmo, and the QR code pictured. Thank you!

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Lost and Found:

The Items shown in these pictures have been accumulating since the beginning of December. The glasses, keys, and any jewelry can be claimed in the main office. The lunch boxes, water containers, pencil cases. and clothing can be found in the back of the cafeteria next to the vending machines. Anything not claimed by Dec 23rd will be discarded as it is a health hazard. Please have your child come and look for lost items. Thank you!

Principal's Book Club 2

Click this link to sign up for the 2nd Principal's Book Club this school year, which will meet on Friday January 6th to discuss the book, "Theodore Boone: The Abduction" written by John Grisham. The book club meets during the students lunch period, and of course, PIZZA will be served!!
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Join the 2nd Annual Heart of Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge

The 2nd annual Heart of Humble Heroes Hundred-Day Challenge has kicked off. The dates for the Challenge are 11/19 - 2/27, with final submissions due 3/10.

The Humble Heroes of FDNY and I.S.75 would like to show appreciation for students who volunteer and make an impact in their community. Heart of Humble Heroes was created to celebrate young volunteers.

Panthers! You have 100 days to make a difference! After the 100 days, you will submit a final reflection of your experience which will be reviewed by members of the Board of Humble Heroes (excluding Ms. LaRocca). The Committee will choose one winner from each grade who made the greatest impact in his/her community. Each winner will win a scholarship prize. All participants will receive 2 service credits.

For all Info please click this link

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.

CHAMPS will run from Nov 1, 2022 through Feb. 3, 2023. Hours are 6:45 am to 7:30 am, Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday only Any questions email

8th Grade News and Dates

  • Wednesday December 14th - DEADLINE for the completed "Applicant Records" to be received by Catholic high schools
  • Tuesday January 31st - Senior Dues are due ($195 pay here)
  • 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 will be accepted now through the end of January. Payment of Senior Dues can be made via our website at under the “Payment & Registration” tab

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 (

Blythedale Toy Drive 2022

Our 22nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Blythedale Children’s Hospital is continuing until mid- December.

Students may drop of their donations each day to Mr. Herrmann’s office in Room 339 during their advisory class. Donations will be logged for service credits and for credits toward 8th Grade Philanthropy Award applications.


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 all issues of the Paulo pages: check it out here The Paulo Pages.

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 III – January 21, 28, and February 4

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.

December 21 – Door Decorating Judging

December 22 - Ugly Sweater Day

December 23- Twins Day

January 13 – College Awareness Day- Wear your favorite college swag

February 9 – Football Jersey Day

February 14 – Wear Red for Valentine’s Day

February 16 - International Night

February 27 - Rare disease awareness day-wear “jeans”

March 17 – Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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. Dec. 20th -PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • Weds. Dec. 21st - Door Decorating Judging
  • Thurs. Dec. 22nd - Ugly Sweater Day (Spirit Day)
  • Fri. - Dec. 23rd - Twins Day (Spirit Day)
  • Dec 24th - Jan. 1st - School Closed for the Winter Break
  • Tues. Jan 3rd - School Resumes


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