Posts Categorized: Downtown News

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 »

Hope Fest 10/25/14

“Hope Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with hundreds of faith-based organizations, community organizations, government entities, social service organizations and businesses to serve the impoverished. Hope Network has an annual event called Hope Fest. Hope Fest is a citywide event that provides free groceries, clothing, medical, dental, haircuts, hygiene items and helping services to the… Read more »

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 »