Posts By: Chad Blair

Student-Led Conferences on 2/13 and 2/14. Noon Dismissal Both Days

Next week, student-led conferences will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13th and Friday, Feb. 14th. Students will be dismissed at noon on both of these days in order to accommodate the student-led conferences. Student-led conferences are a great way for students to reflect on their learning, using the Habits of Heart and Mind as a… Read more »

Pennington Street Showcase A Big Success

The January 31st Pennington Street Showcase was a huge success. A big thank you to all the families and community members who came out to celebrate project-based learning and to see the many ways our students are able to demonstrate their learning. The theme of the winer showcase was Arts and Culture. Our students presented… Read more »

Family Counseling and Parent Discussion Group

The next parent discussion group is Thursday, Jan. 30th from 5:30 – 7:00 at PFFS-U. The topic of this event is “Creating safe and age-appropriate steps to developing independent children” Paulo Freire Freedom School will be hosting a series of family counseling and parent discussion groups this year. The events will be facilitated by CC… Read more »

Open Enrollment for 2020 – 2021 Ends Feb. 1st.

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is open and ongoing. The deadline for open enrollment for all CITY Center Schools- Paulo Freire Freedom School – University, Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown, and City High School is this Saturday, February 1st. All enrollment forms submitted by Feb. 1st will be entered into a lottery… Read more »

Sixth Grade Spots Still Available for 2020-2021 School Year at PFFS

There are still spots available for next fall’s sixth grade class at Paulo Freire Freedom Schools. Interested fifth grade students may complete an online enrollment form here. Families interested in learning more about the exceptional programs at Paulo Freire Freedom Schools may attend an enrollment tour. You are able to view our enrollment tour schedule… Read more »

Upcoming Holidays and Half Days

There is no school on Monday, January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. There are a number of events happening in Tucson on MLK day, including the Loft Cinema’s free screening of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning film Selma. We will have noon dismissals on Thursday, Feb. 13th and Friday, Feb. 14th. These two afternoons… Read more »

Winter Break

Hello wonderful families. The last day of the semester is tomorrow, Thursday. Winter break begins on Friday and lasts until the start of the second semester on Monday, January 6th. We wish all of our students, families, and community partners a restful and safe winter break. As you know, the holidays can be stressful for… Read more »

PFFSU Celebration of Student Work

PFFSU 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be presenting their work this Thursday, Nov. 21st from 5:30 – 7:00 at the Paulo Freire Freedom School -University campus. The evening will begin with a short preview of the documentary film Sea of Shadows. This film explores the many reasons the vaquita porpoise is now critically… Read more »