Posts Categorized: News

Still Openings for 6th Graders At PFFS-Downtown

We still have a few openings in our 6th grade at Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown.  If you know families who might be interested in enrolling, please let them know that it is very difficult to find an opening in the PFFS public middle schools after the 6th grade.  We currently have waiting lists in our… Read more »

3-Day Novel Event 8/30-9/1

This year PFFS students are invited to join City High students to participate in the national 3 Day Novel Writing Contest.  On August 30-September 1, students are invited to work from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at PFFS-D/City High School (47 E. Pennington Street) to write an original a novel.  The winning novel from the… Read more »

PFFS-U Back To School Night 8/27/14

PFFS-University will be holding their ‘Back To School Night’ from 5:30-7:10 on Wednesday, August 27th. This is not an open house/drop-in affair.  When you arrive at the school you will receive your young person’s schedule of classes and an agenda for the evening (see Agenda) that moves you through a ‘typical  day’ in the life of your child at PFFS…. Read more »

PFFS Staff Retreat 7/24-25

The staff from both PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown opened their two-day retreat together Thursday 7/24/14 with the driving question: “What kind of community do we want to build and how do we build it?”  We then launched right into the ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ where three teams with four staff members each tried to build the tallest tower they could… Read more »

Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence 8/23-24

Nonviolence Legacy Project Announces: Celebrate Peace: Learn Nonviolence Multi-Generational  Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence DATES: Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014 (9:30 am to 5 pm both days) LOCATION: Ward 3 City Council Office, 1510 E. Grant Rd., Tucson 85719 This two-day, highly participatory workshop for youth and adults covers information about nonviolence as… Read more »

Interested in Cycling! Join El Grupo!

El Grupo is local organization run by a growing group of passionate, engaged individuals who care about youth, being active (i.e. riding bikes!) and  the community.  Several of our former PFFS students have loved being part of this organization.  For more information read the article in the Arizona Daily Star or go to their website El… Read more »

5-Day CFG ‘New Coaches’ Training 6/16-20

During the week of June 16-20 CITY Professional Development Center is conducting a 5-day CFG ‘New Coaches’ training for educators throughout the US who are wanting to understand deeply the Critical Friends Group model and create small powerful, professional learning communities in their own schools.  Learn more about Critical Friendship.  Register here and plan to join us in Tucson in the third… Read more »