Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 02/11/23

This Week's Schedule

  • Tues. Feb. 14th - Spirit Day- Wear red for Valentine's Day- PTA will be selling candy & friendship bracelets each lunch period, $2 each, cash only
  • Feb. 14th - SLT meeting 2:30 PM
  • Feb. 14th - PTA Meeting
  • Feb. 15th - Yearbook ads due/Baby pictures due
  • Thurs. Feb. 16th - Spirit Day - International Night 6 PM
  • Fri. Feb. 17th - Sock Donations due for Giving Circle
  • Mon. Feb. 20th - Fri. Feb. 24th Mid-winter recess School closed
  • Thurs. Feb. 23rd - Basketball Clinic @IS75

Sock Donations for Jr. Giving Circle

*Service Credit Opportunity !*

Did you know that socks are the most requested, yet least donated items to shelters? Through February 17, 2023, The Jr. Giving Circle will be collecting donations that will support the Staten Island community. Please bring NEW socks to 213A during Advisory.

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Paulo's 1st Read-A-Thon

In partnership with our outstanding PTA, our school will be engaging in our first Read-A-Thon from February 6th – 17th. The Read-A-Thon is intended to encourage reading across the school, while serving as the first fundraiser for our “Cool the School” initiative. We will be raising funds to add much needed air conditioning to our gymnasium, weight room and fitness room, and we will be kicking off the initiative with the Read-A-Thon.

Much like a Walk-A-Thon, students can get family and friends to sponsor them and make contributions based upon the amount that they read.

We ask you please encourage your child's participation as students will receive credit for reading they complete in their classes as well as their independent work. Read-A-Thon only has a short two-week window, but if we rally together, this can be an enriching and rewarding experience for the students.

As always, we thank you in advance and hope you encourage your child to participate in the Read-A-Thon which not only supports students' enrichment but will in turn also help Cool the School!

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We are excited to team up with Because We Can Sports to offer our students, both boys and girls, another opportunity to attend a basketball clinic on Thursday, February 23rd. The clinic will be exclusively for IS 75 and IS 7 students and run from 9am to 3pm.

Use the link below to register or go to the Payment & Registration page at

Paulo Basketball Clinic - February 2023

Please Note:

1. The basketball clinic will take place at the IS 75 gym on Thursday, February 23rd, from 9am until 3pm.

2. The clinic will be run by Because We Can Sports.

3. The cost of the clinic is $50 (plus a transaction fee).

4. If registering multiple students, please fill out a separate form for each child.

5. Pizza will be provided for lunch. If your child can not have pizza we ask that they bring a bagged lunch.

6. Appropriate attire is required for all physical activity programs. Participants must come prepared for the clinic with athletic attire, sneakers, and water or Gatorade to stay hydrated.

7. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Unfortunately, MetroCards cannot be provided. We would appreciate all students leaving the program promptly at 3:00. Students will be dismissed from the front entrance.

8. Please note that participation in any 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.

Mr. Mariconda

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February is Black History & Cultural Diversity Month at Paulo

February at IS75 is filled with fun, educational lessons and experiences. We have diversity lessons interwoven into curriculum, advisory activities drenched in history, our annual Cove Competition, and finally our International Night which is always an amazing experience showcasing cultures world wide by our own families and staff!

“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other,

but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity”


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 Feb. 14th 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!!

International Night this Thurs. Feb 16th

This event will take place at Paulo from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We look forward to sharing your heritage with our school community.

There are many cultural items to be exhibited, such as architecture, famous landmarks, history, customs, dress, traditions, songs and dance.

To see a video of prior International Night, click this link:

*Students that participate will have an opportunity to earn service credits!*

Please feel free to email Ms. Boshnack with any questions or concerns!

Paulo Interschool Sports Schedule

Volleyball: **Most games will start at 3:30 pm**
  • Jan. 17th @IS 7
  • Jan. 23rd @IS75 vs IS72
  • Jan. 24th @IS75 vs Marsh
  • Jan. 26th @IS75 vs IS34
  • Jan. 30th @IS51
  • Feb. 2nd @PS/IS48
  • Feb. 7th @IS2
  • Feb. 8th -Boys Round 1 playoff (TBD)
  • Feb. 9th -Girls Round 1 Playoff (TBD)
  • Feb. 10th -Boys Round 2 playoff (TBD)
  • Feb. 13th -Girls Round 2 playoff (TBD)
  • Feb. 14th - Boys Final 4 (TBD)
  • Feb. 15th -Girls Final 4 (TBD)
  • Feb. 16th - Finals (TBD)

Please note these dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updates and any schedule changes. Thank you

Paulo Interschool Sports Schedule

**Most games will start at 3:30**

Girl's Basketball
  • Jan. 17th @IS75 vs PS/IS48
  • Jan. 20th @IS75 vs IS34
  • Jan. 24th @IS24
  • Feb. 2nd @IS2
  • Feb.16th @IS34
Boy's JV:
  • Jan.19th @IS24
  • Jan. 25th @IS75 vs PS/IS 48
  • Feb. 1st @IS75 vs IS7
  • Feb. 7th @IS34
  • Feb.14th @IS75 vs IS 67
Boy's Varsity:
  • Jan. 20th @IS75 vs IS34
  • Jan. 26th @IS24
  • Feb. 3rd @IS7
  • Feb. 10th @IS75 vs Marsh (4:15 start)
  • Feb. 15th @IS75 vs IS2

Please note these dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updates and any schedule changes. Thank you

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!
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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 is coming to a close!! 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 (about 16 left) 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.

This session of CHAMPS ended Feb. 1st, but will begin again on March 6th. Any questions email

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 (

Baby Pictures for Yearbook

Directions are pictured below.

Follow this link to upload your 8th Grade students baby picture

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8th Grade Ads for the Yearbook Due Feb 15th

Please follow the link to put an Ad for your student in the yearbook!

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.

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

  • Thurs. Feb. 23rd- Basketball clinic
  • Mon. Feb. 27th - Spirit Day wear jeans for "Rare Disease Awareness Day"
  • Fri. March 3rd - Spirit Day Hawaiian Shirt Day
  • Mon. March 6th - Candid Photo Day
  • Fri. March 10th - Family Ice Skating Day 3:15 - 5:15
  • March 13 - 17th - School Spirit Week
  • 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; 4:30 - 7:30
  • Fri. March 17th- Spirit Day - Wear green for St. Patrick's Day
  • 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


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