Posts Categorized: Downtown News

Open Enrollment for 2015-2016 at PFFS-D & PFFS-U

The response to Open Enrollment at PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University for next year has been amazing.  Given the amount of new student enrollment applications we have received, it is now certain that we will be conducting a lottery at the end of the Open Enrollment period (Jan. 1 – Mar. 15) for each grade level at both schools.  Current… Read more »

School Governing Board Adopts 2015-2016 Calendar

On January 21st, the Paulo Freire Freedom School ‘Governing Board’ adopted next year’s school calendars for both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University.  The two schools’ calendars will be identical in 2015-2016 except for when the two 8th grade graduations take place and when early release takes place during the last week of school. Next year, the first… Read more »

Student-Led Conference Appointment Forms Due Wed 1-28-15

Student-led Conferences at both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University are taking place in the afternoons/early evenings of February 5th and 6th.  To effectively schedule 90+ different conferences among 10 different Student Advisors – it helps us immensely if each family offers us as many different possible times as they are able to attend.  Hard copies of the Conference Sign-Up Form 1-23-2015 will… Read more »

New Semester – New Signup for ‘AfterSchool’ Program

With the beginning of the 2nd Semester on January 5th, parents who want their young people to begin participating or continue participating in the ‘AfterSchool’ programs at PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University – must sign-up and make fee arrangements.  These ‘AfterSchool’ programs are provided  on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri throughout the school year.  AfterSchool is a… Read more »

PFFS-University ‘AfterSchool’ Program

The PFFS-University  ‘AfterSchool’ program is provided  on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri throughout the school year.  AfterSchool is a fee-based program (financial assistance is available) for PFFS-U students who have been signed-up in by their parents.  Please use the PFFS-U AfterSchool Form to sign-up your young person.  We charge for AfterSchool by the day, by semester, at… Read more »

Tours/Presentations at Both PFFS-D & PFFS-U Next Week

Parents and students interested in Paulo Freire Freedom School for the 2015-2016 school year are encouraged to join a tour/presentation next week at each of the two schools on Thursday, 1/29.  The PFFS-Downtown (47 E. Pennington St) experience will be from 5:30-6:15 pm and the PFFS-University (300 E. University Blvd)  experience will be from 6:30-7:00… Read more »

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 »