Posts By: Chad Blair

Happy Thanksgiving!

PFFS will have class as normal (early release) on Wednesday, 11/23.  We will be off for Thanksgiving break on Thursday, 11/24 and Friday, 11/25.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! The staff at Paulo Freire Freedom School is very grateful for all of our amazing students.  It is a real pleasure spending time teaching them and learning from them.  We… Read more »

Processing This Week

Parents and Guardians, At PFFS, we all care very much about your children.  As a result of Tuesday’s election results, we know many of them may be sad, confused, or scared. They are trying to make sense of the adult world, and they have a lot of questions and fears. We have already created safe,… Read more »

Tax Credit Program

Donate to PFFSU.  Donate to PFFSD.  You may designate $200 or $400 of your tax dollars to one of our PFFS campuses.  This money, in almost all cases, is fully returned to you when you file your state taxes.  These tax credit donations fuel many of the amazing, transformational programs PFFS offers our students.  Please… Read more »

Math Club Resumes on Monday

After taking last week off for Halloween, Math Club will resume on Monday.  Math Club is a fun, engaging, relaxed way to tackle compelling math problems and learn new skills.  Math Club is open to all students from both campuses, even if they have not participated previously.  Math Club is from 3:45 – 5:00 on… Read more »

Special Schedule Next Week

In order to accommodate our Student-Led Conferences next week, we have a special schedule on Thursday and Friday. Dismissal will be at noon on both days. There will be lunch before the dismissal on these days.  However, AfterSchool will not be available. If you have not already scheduled your student’s Student-Led Conference, please contact their… Read more »

Student-Led Conferences

Student-led conferences are an incredible opportunity for each student to reflect on their learning and share their strengths and stretches with their advisor and family.  Student-led conferences are an empowering alternative to traditional parent-teacher conferences. Families are required to be present at their child’s Student-Led Conference.  Conferences will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27 and… Read more »

Another Intersession Success

We’ve concluded another amazing Intersession week at both Paulo Freire Freedom School campuses.  Students traveled to Mexico, learned about Japan, backpacked the Arizona Trail, rode bikes around Tucson, studied plants, studied architecture, explored cultural understandings of death, conducted forensics experiments, wrote stories and poems, hunted ghosts, tasted coffee and chocolate, and constructed costumes for people… Read more »