Posts Categorized: Downtown News

Progress Reports & Student-Led Conferences

On Friday, 10/17/14, First Quarter ‘Progress Reports‘ will be sent home with PFFS-D and PFFS-U students and on Thursday and Friday of the following week (10/23-24/14) we will be conducting Student-led Conferences. ‘Student-Led Conferences‘ are scheduled twice per year (in October and February) in the afternoons/early evenings of  a Thursday and Friday (there is also time… Read more »

Intersession Presentations

The Fall 2014 Intersession experiences at both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University are wrapping up today, Friday 10/3.  The four Intersession groups from PFFS-Downtown will be making their presentations of learning today from 2:15-3:30 pm at the main library downtown in the downstairs meeting room.  The PFFS-University Intersession groups will be making their presentations in six Morning Meetings at their site after… Read more »

Fall Break Opportunity!

The Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown library is excited about partnering with the YWCA and Lead Local to offer a great 2-day “Innovation Lab” for teens to think about financial literacy and issues involving money on October 7 and 8th.  Below is a link to registration. If you have interested teens please encourage them to… Read more »

3-Day Weekend, Intersession, Fall Break, and a Quarter Comes to An End

There is a ‘Teacher Planning/Inservice’ day on Friday, 9/26 (school is not in session).  Enjoy the 3-day weekend PFFS students!  On Monday 9/29 begins the Fall 2014 Intersession week of special programming for both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University (9/29 through 10/3).  Fall Intersession marks the end of the First Quarter.  The First and Second Quarters are separated by… Read more »

UA Receives $50 Million To Establish Social Justice and Environment Program

The University of Arizona announced this week that they have received a $50 million gift from the Agnese Haury estate to establish a program focused on the environment and social justice in the Southwest.  The focus of Paulo Freire Freedom School at both the Downtown and University locations is social justice and environmental sustainability.  We… Read more »

Exhibition Open House – Space & Scale

There will be an Exhibition Open House for parents and families of PFFS-Downtown next Thursday morning, September 18th, from 9:30 to 11:00.  On display will be students’ scaled space models and explanatory brochures.  They will be available to explain their learning and answer questions. Feel free to drop in and check us out!

Fall Intersession – Announcements on Monday

On Monday, September 15th, PFFS-Downtown students will learn what Intersession they will be attending and will be given information about their week.  Look for parent letters that will be sent home and will be posted on the website.

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 »