Posts By: Chad Blair

Intersession Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

It’s almost Intersession time! Intersession is one of most interesting and engaging weeks of the year, and it is happening again in just a couple of weeks. Intersession is from Monday, Oct. 2nd to Friday, Oct. 6th. Read the list of PFFS-U Intersession choices here. Read the list of PFFS-D Intersession choices here. During this… Read more »

Ben’s Bells Kind Campus

Both Paulo Freire Freedom School campuses will be participating in the Ben’s Bells Kind Campus program.  The mission of Ben’s Bells is to inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities. As a Kind Campus, we will be educating… Read more »

Playformance to offer Wednesday Clubhouse 2-4 pm

We are excited to announce that our friends at Playformance will begin offering an after school clubhouse for PFFS students on Wednesdays from 2-4 starting Aug. 9th.  The Playformance Clubhouse will offer physical activities in their indoor athletic space along with a crafts and homework area. A representative from Playformance will walk students to the… Read more »

Keeping Bicycles Safe

At the Paulo Freire Freedom Schools, we encourage students, staff, and visitors to arrive on their bikes.  Biking to school is great exercise, and it is great for the environment.  However, we have had bicycles stolen from out front of each campus over the past few years.  With students returning to the U of A… Read more »

Water Bottles and Books

We are very excited to start the school year with all of our amazing students.  Two important back-to-school items that can easily get overlooked are a water bottle with your student’s name on it and a good book to read during literacy.  Water bottles are necessary because we do not supply disposable cups to students…. Read more »

Paulo Freire Honors Graduates

Personalized kudos, poetry, and gratitude are the hallmarks of Paulo Freire Freedom Schools’ eighth-grade graduation. Our graduation ceremonies exemplify our commitment to honoring each individual student.  Instead of just receiving a diploma and a handshake, each Paulo Freire graduate is honored with a unique poem written by the staff.  The poem is read aloud and printed… Read more »

Staffing Updates at PFFS-U

We are very excited to announce that Gaby Gutierrez will be the lead teacher for the sixth and seventh-grade Humanities classes next year.  Gaby has been an educational assistant and advisor at PFFS-U for two years. Gaby graduated with honors from the University of Arizona and is highly qualified in English.  She will maintain her role as… Read more »