Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 01/28/23

This Week's Schedule

  • Tues. Jan. 31st - End of 2nd marking Period
  • Tues. Jan. 31st - 8th grade dues deadline
  • Weds. Feb. 1st - 3rd Marking period begins

Report cards and promotion

The 2nd Marking Period Report Card will be distributed on the NYC Schools accounts on Monday, February 6, 2023

Listed below are the New York City Department of Education Promotion Standards for Grade 6, 7 and 8. It is most important that you and your child understand these criteria. They will be the basis for promotion this coming June. Discuss the significance of this information with your child and contact the appropriate teachers.

The standards for each grade are listed below:

Grade 6 and 7:

Each student’s performance over the course of the school year will be reviewed to determine if the student has demonstrated sufficient progress toward meeting the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA and math.

This review will include multiple measures of student performance, such as State test scores, course grades, report cards, samples of student writing, projects, assignments, and other performance-based student work. State test scores may not be the primary or major factor in promotion decisions.

Grade 8 Promotion/Graduation:

Each student’s performance over the course of the school year will be reviewed to determine if the student has demonstrated sufficient progress toward meeting the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA and math.

This review will include multiple measures of student performance, such as State test scores, course grades, report cards, samples of student writing, projects, assignments, and other performance-based student work. State test scores may not be the primary or major factor in promotion decisions.


Students must pass all core courses (ELA, math, science, and social studies). Students who do not meet promotional criteria will not participate in the graduation ceremony.

Please note – Proficiency Levels for NYS ELA/Math exams are as follows:

1. Below standard

2. Approaching the standard

3. Has met the standard

4. Exceeding the standard




Mr. Zapata


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:

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Jupiter Ed

Parents were emailed an invite for Jupiter Ed on Weds. Nov 9th. Students will be receiving letters in advisory this week with log in directions and information if you have not already signed up for your account. 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

Valentine's day fundraiser has been sold out! Thank you to all for your support!


Lunar New Year is known as chūnjié (春节), or Spring Festival. While it’s the coldest time of the year, it marks the turn-around in seasons, when people begin to look forward to spring (and in past references, new planting). It symbolizes new beginnings and fresh starts.

To our students, we are wishing you much academic success and progress in this new year!

学业有成 xuéyè yǒuchéng and hok yip yau sing!

学习进步 xuéxí jìnbù and hok jop jun bo!

Sock Donations for Jr. Giving Circle

*Service Credit Opportunity !*

Did you know that socks are the most requested, yet least donated items to shelters? From now until 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.

Family Game Night

Dear Paulo Families,

Family Dinner Night, the initial rollout of our Paulo Families Campaign, was a resounding success. Our next initiative is Family Game Night. See below and the flyer pictured for details.

How to participate in three easy steps:

1. Schedule a day over the next 10 days (between Jan. 20 and Jan. 29) and put it on the calendar.

2. Set out some games in preparation. When in doubt, charades is a timeless classic- no set-up required.

3. Set the phones aside, get in the competitive spirit and put on your game face, but remember, it’s only a game focker! J

And if you want to earn an easy service credit, snap a family photo and upload it to this Google Form. The form will close and the opportunity to earn a service credit will end on January 30.

For questions/concerns, please contact our parent coordinator, Ms. Taccetta.

We hope you will partake, and enjoy an evening with those closest to you!

Mark Reinhold

Assistant Principal + Defending Tic-Tac-Toe Champion

Frank D. Paulo Intermediate School 75

Heal-A-Heart Dances Fri. Feb. 10th

We are excited to announce that we will be bringing back the our annual “Heal A Heart” Dance for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students! All proceeds are going to be donated to the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York - Pediatric Heart Transplant Center.

There will be 2 dances held on Friday, February 10th in the gymnasium. The 6th grade dance will be held from 2:30 - 4:30 pm directly after school. The 7th & 8th grade dance will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Follow the link for all information and to sign up by Mon. Feb 6th before 8 AM.

Heal-a-Heart Dance

International Night is Back

Calling all students, parents, and teachers! I.S.75 is planning an International Multicultural Celebration at our school on February 16th, 2023 and would appreciate your participation. The event will take place at Paulo from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We would love for you to share 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.

If you or your child would like to participate by offering a performance or create a cultural board please reach out via email to Ms. Boshnack and fill out the form at the following link: Click Here

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. 1st @IS75 vs 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. 2nd @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.

The December/Holiday Issue was just released. 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 a little over half way done!! 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 40 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.

CHAMPS will run from Nov 1, 2022 through Feb. 3, 2023. Hours are 6:35 am to 7:30 am, Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday only Any questions email

8th Grade News and Dates

  • Tuesday January 31st - Senior Dues are 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 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 (

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 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

  • Mon. Feb 6th -Report cards available online
  • Thurs. Feb. 9th - Spirit Day - Football Jersey day
  • Fri. Feb. 10th - Heal-a-Heart Dances (6th grade 230-430;7th&8th grade 6-8PM)
  • Tues. Feb. 14th - Spirit Day- Wear red for Valentine's Day
  • Feb. 14th - SLT meeting 2:30 PM
  • Feb. 14th - PTA Meeting
  • Feb. 15th - Yearbook ads due
  • Thurs. Feb. 16th - Spirit Day - International Night 6 PM
  • Mon. Feb. 20th - Fri. Feb. 24th Mid-winter recess School closed


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