Posts Categorized: Downtown News

Tax Credit Contributions Make PFFS Intersessions Possible

For each dollar you give to the 2014 PFFS Tax Credit Campaigns at the Downtown or the University locations – you will get that amount back on your 2014 AZ tax return (up to $200 for individuals and $400 for couples filing jointly) when you file your tax return.   On a dollar-for-dollar basis the taxes you owe… Read more »

PFFS and CHS Host National Conference in Tucson

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… Read more »

Community Food Bank Canned Food Drive

Both Paulo Freire schools and City High School will be conducting a canned food drive for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona next week in advance of the holidays.  Please remember to bring some cans to the front office to help other families in need.

PFFS on Facebook

Remember that PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University both have public school sites on Facebook; please take a moment to click on these links and like us. Also, for members of the Downtown and University PFFS communities (past and present students, parents, and staff) we manage a closed Facebook group for each of the schools (click the links below)…. Read more »

Tours for the 2015-16 School Year!

Both PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown are currently fully enrolled.  It’s time to think about next year.  If you know families who are currently thinking about joining PFFS next year, we have several school tours scheduled.  The dates are on Thursdays, Dec. 4, Jan. 29th and Feb. 19.  PFFS-Downtown tours are from 5:30-6:15 and PFFS-University are from… Read more »

60-Day Attendance Policy

Several years ago the PFFS Governing Board adopted an attendance policy to align with state law and to support the success of our students.  It allows the co-director(s) to recommend withdrawal from the school of any of student who has been absent 10 or more days in a 60-day period.  Parents/guardians may appeal this recommendation… Read more »

Veterans Day (No School) 11/11/14

Please remember that there will no school at PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University on Tuesday, November 11th.   Veterans Day is a federal and state holiday and all public schools are required by law to make this day a holiday for their students and teachers. The following is excerpted from the US Department of Veterans Affairs website: World… Read more »

Coalición de Derechos Humanos

At Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown and University we work really hard to place the right adult staff in the learning community to work with our young people.  Cristen Vernon began the 2014-2015 school year as the Spanish 1 instructor at PFFS-U.  She was working about 30-hours per week for Coalición de Derechos Humanos at the time, but… Read more »

Cyclovia Tucson 11/2/14

Cyclovia Tucson is upon us.  Come join us today, Sunday 11/2/14.  The  route for the Fall Cyclovia passes right in front of the Historic Y (one of four hubs along the route) and Paulo Freire Freedom School is a Featured Activity Partner.  The hubs are designed to be centers of activity for Cyclovia participants and we want… Read more »