Posts Categorized: Downtown News

Eighth-grade Portfolio, Gateway, and Service Learning Requirement

Families are invited to attend a presentation and discussion of the eighth-grade portfolio, Gateway, and service learning requirements on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, from 5:30 – 6:30. Two discussions will take place that evening– one at PFFSD, which will be hosted by PFFSD Principal JoAnn Groh, and the other at PFFSU, which will be hosted by… Read more »

Student-led Conferences Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26

Students will be dismissed at noon on both Thursday, Oct. 25th and Friday, Oct. 26th in order to accommodate student-led conferences.  There will not be any AfterSchool programming on these two days. Student-led conferences are a way for students to reflect on their learning and express their strengths and stretches in each of their core… Read more »

Thank You for Another Incredible Intersession

Last week, students danced, sang, made pottery, painted a gorgeous mural, critiqued zoos, rode trains, discussed body image, tracked animals, backpacked, explored, and adventured all through Southern Arizona.  Intersession was another wonderful week of immersive, hands-on student learning. Our Intersession would not be possible without our volunteer drivers, our community partners, and our flexible and… Read more »

Intersession Schedule w/ 12:00 release on Friday/ 10/5

Next week, 10/1 – 10/5 is our fall Intersession.  Students have all received their Intersession groups and you should have received a parent letter describing your student’s Intersession group. Some Intersession groups will have special schedules during the week, so please pay close attention to the times listed on the parent letter.  You may view… Read more »

12:00 Release This Friday, 9/28

Both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools will have a 12:00 student dismissal time on Friday, September 28th.  This early dismissal is listed on our school calendar as a teacher in-service planning half day.  There will not be any AfterSchool programming this Friday.

Intersession Time!

This week we are sharing our exciting Intersession options. (Downtown on Monday; University on Wednesday) They are all fabulous!  Please take some time to review with your young person and fill out the choices sheet.  We work hard to giving students one of their top 3 choices – trust us there are a lot of… Read more »

Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre Youth Classes

The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre  offers workshops and ensemble training for youth, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of the theatrical art.  We partner with local middle and high schools to shape the complete theatre artist, onstage, backstage, and front-of-house. The Scoundrel and Scamp is excited to announce their fall offering of theater classes for… Read more »

AmeriCorp Math Tutor/Passion Project Supervisor for PFFS-Downtown

We are looking to hire an AmeriCorp person.  This would be a perfect position for a part-time college student or recent graduate. Duties: Classroom Support Small Group Tutoring Passion Project Supervisor 900 hours for the year Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12:00-5:00; Friday 12:00-3:30 Benefits: Up to $6,265 living allowance during term of service  $2,907.50 education award trainings that qualify them… Read more »

Locking Up Bikes at School

We encourage our students to ride their bikes to school.  However, with the return of U of A students also comes the return of people looking to steal bikes.  If your student rides their bike to school, it is imperative they use a heavy u-lock to secure their bike to the bike rack.  We also… Read more »

Girls Who Code at the U of A

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona presents Girls Who Code.  This nationally recognized nonprofit is dedicated to fostering the success of women in tech.  There is an open house at the UA Main Library Room 112A on September 8th at 10 am for anyone who would like to learn… Read more »