Posts Categorized: Downtown News

Still Openings for 6th Graders At PFFS-Downtown

We still have a few openings in our 6th grade at Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown.  If you know families who might be interested in enrolling, please let them know that it is very difficult to find an opening in the PFFS public middle schools after the 6th grade.  We currently have waiting lists in our… Read more »

Fall 2014 Intersession Update

On Friday 9/5, during Morning Meeting, students at PFFS-Downtown saw/heard presentations about each of the four Fall Intersession experiences that will be taking place during the week of 9/29 – 10/3.  They were then given an Intersession Choice Sheet to take home and discuss with their parent/guardian to be returned completed/signed no later than Tuesday 9/9.  To view the… Read more »

PFFS D&U Expedition 8/29/14

At 10:00 am on Friday 8/29, students from both the University and Downtown locations of Paulo Freire Freedom School will be joining together with City High School students at the Armory Park Center to see and hear a presentation of the ‘Tucson Folksingers Remembrance Project 1955-1962’.  This project, sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, has attempted to document a fascinating chapter in local history… Read more »

3-Day Novel Event 8/30-9/1

This year PFFS students are invited to join City High students to participate in the national 3 Day Novel Writing Contest.  On August 30-September 1, students are invited to work from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at PFFS-D/City High School (47 E. Pennington Street) to write an original a novel.  The winning novel from the… Read more »

PFFS Staff Retreat 7/24-25

The staff from both PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown opened their two-day retreat together Thursday 7/24/14 with the driving question: “What kind of community do we want to build and how do we build it?”  We then launched right into the ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ where three teams with four staff members each tried to build the tallest tower they could… Read more »

Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence 8/23-24

Nonviolence Legacy Project Announces: Celebrate Peace: Learn Nonviolence Multi-Generational  Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence DATES: Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014 (9:30 am to 5 pm both days) LOCATION: Ward 3 City Council Office, 1510 E. Grant Rd., Tucson 85719 This two-day, highly participatory workshop for youth and adults covers information about nonviolence as… Read more »

Interested in Cycling! Join El Grupo!

El Grupo is local organization run by a growing group of passionate, engaged individuals who care about youth, being active (i.e. riding bikes!) and  the community.  Several of our former PFFS students have loved being part of this organization.  For more information read the article in the Arizona Daily Star or go to their website El… Read more »