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AZMerit Testing Begins in April

Both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools will participate in AZMerit standardized testing during the month of April.  There is a writing test, two reading tests, two math tests, and an eighth-grade only science test.  On testing days, please do your best to help your student arrive at school well rested. At PFFS, we recognize these standardized… Read more »

Zuzi Dance Offers New Classes and Events

PFFS long-time arts partner Zuzi! Dance is offering a variety of great classes and events this spring and summer for young people and adults alike. Zuzi! has a long history of teaching engaging and empowering classes and putting on unforgettable shows.  Check out the Zuzi! Dance website for information on their classes, summer camps, and… Read more »

Intersession Special Schedule

Another reminder that students will be dismissed at 12:00 on Friday 3/15.  There is no AfterSchool programming that day. There is not an early dismissal on Wednesday, 3/13.  Students will be dismissed at 3:30 unless a different dismissal time has been communicated to families specifically by an Intersession leader. Next week is Spring Break.  School… Read more »

Spring Intersession

Paulo Freire Freedom Schools’ Spring Intersession is just around the corner!  Intersession begins on Monday, March 11th and continues through Thursday, March 14th.  We will not have our usual bell schedule during Intersession, so please pay close attention to the schedule your student receives from their Intersession leader. On Friday, March 15th, all students will… Read more »

Noon Dismissal Thursday and Friday for SLC

Student-led Conference are happening this week.  To accommodate these demonstrations of learning, all students will be dismissed from school at 12:00 on both Thursday and Friday. Student-led Conferences are a great opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and express their strengths and stretches to their advisor and family.  Student-led Conferences promote autonomy, meta-cognition,… Read more »

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Registration is open for the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering event hosted by the Southern Arizona Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineering and our Engineering Week event partners.  This year they have partnered with Sundt and Texas Instruments to showcase not just civil engineering, but also electrical and mechanical engineering.  The event is February… Read more »

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a big hit at the Paulo Freire Freedom School -University campus.  Students have been enjoying delicious lunches every day since the start of the semester.  Students are able to choose from a meat or vegetarian entree each day or they may select a sub sandwich.  They also receive fruit,… Read more »

Rodeo Days – No School

As good Tucsonians do, we are taking Feb. 21st and 22nd off for the Rodeo.  Enjoy the weather and down time (as well as the Rodeo, of course).