Posts Categorized: Downtown News

All Students Who Want to Attend PFFS in 2015-2016 Must Enroll

The formal ‘Open Enrollment’ period for Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown and Paulo Freire Freedom School – University is January 1st through March 15th.  We are accepting enrollment applications for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in 2015-2016 at both schools.  There are 25 6th grade openings at each school, however, openings in 7th and 8th grade will be limited.  Current… Read more »

SRI ‘Winter Meeting’ Visit to PFFS-D 1/16/15

This week hundreds of educators from around the country descended upon Tucson to participate in the School Reform Initiative‘s annual ‘Winter Meeting’  hosted this year in Tucson by City High School, PFFS-Downtown, and PFFS-University.   On Friday during the ‘Learning Experiences’ portion of the Winter Meeting, some of these national participants spent the morning at… Read more »

MLK Holiday on Monday 1-19-15 (School Not In Session)

Monday, January 19th is a federal/state holiday and school will not be in session at either PFFS-Downtown or PFFS-University.  Grounded as both schools are in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the freedom movement, this is one holiday we appreciate greatly.  We would like to encourage everyone in the Paulo Freire Freedom School… Read more »

1st Semester Report Narratives Sent Home Today (1/9)

End of Semester ‘Narratives’ are being given to students today at both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University to bring home to their parents.  This Narrative packet includes a Cover sheet and accompanying Narrative sheets for each of their core classes.  If these do not make it home with your young person today please contact your respective school –… Read more »

Tuesday Evening (Jan. 13) 5:30-6:30 – Parent Discussion on Grades

Please join us from 5:30-6:30 on Tuesday, January 13th for a discussion about grades, assessments and report cards at the Paulo Freire middle schools.  This important informational meeting for parents of students at both PFFS-D and PFFS-U will take place at the Downtown location (48 E Pennington St).  We will be sharing current research on best practices around assessments… Read more »

Jan 15-17 PFFS and CHS To Host National Conference

Paulo Freire Freedom School and City High School are hosting the national ‘Winter Meeting‘ of the School Reform Initiative (SRI) on January 15-17, 2015.  SRI is “the premier source for materials, resources, and professional development related to Critical Friendship, Facilitative Leadership, and Collaborative Learning. (They) support educators to address issues of educational equity and excellence for all students through building and sustaining… Read more »

Open Enrollment for 2015-2016 Officially Opens

The formal ‘Open Enrollment’ period for Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown and Paulo Freire Freedom School – University has officially begun (January 1st through March 15th).  We are accepting enrollment applications for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in 2015-2016 at both schools.  There are 25 6th grade openings at each school, however, openings in 7th and 8th grade will… Read more »

Five Days Left – PFFS Tax Credit Campaigns End at Midnight 12/31/14

The 2014 AZ Tax Credit Campaigns for PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University are coming to a close in just 5 days on December 31st at midnight. These Tax Credit Campaigns are the only school-wide fundraisers conducted in the 2014-2015 school year at PFFS-D and PFFS-U.  But this one fundraising event at each school is critical to the operation of the schools.  Without… Read more »