On May 4-6, 2014 the PFFS-Downtown teaching team (Joe Boehm, Nancy McCallion, and Rachel Nisch) will be visiting MC2 STEM in Cleveland, OH to learn first hand how that ‘model school’ delivers interdisciplinary STEM curriculum to students in three locations (9th grade at the Great Lakes Science Museum on Lake Erie, 10th grade at GE’s Lighting Headquarters… Read more »
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Our PFFS students graduate after having presented and defended a portfolio. This is a significant part of their entire middle school experience and becomes the capstone demonstration of their learning at the end of the 8th grade. Portfolios are presented before individual panels of evaluators that include the student’s advisor, a secondary faculty member, parents and peers. Students… Read more »
There still are a few openings for 6th grade at both the University and Downtown campuses, but spaces are filling up! To enroll at the University school go to https://www.paulofreireschool.org/university/enroll/ and to enroll at the new Downtown school go to https://www.paulofreireschool.org/downtown/enroll/ — don’t wait!
Next Friday, May 16th, will be water day at P.E. Students will finally be allowed in the water works part of Catalina Park north of the school and there will be athletic games involving water. Please have your children consider this when dressing. They can also bring a change of clothing and/or a towel. Should be fun!
Please check your house and return any library books, math textbooks or other school supplies that you might have at home! Thanks!
Please pay your $75.00 for next year’s student fees by Friday, May 16th. These fees includes costs of supplies and pays for events, special occasion treats and the yearbook. If you need financial aid, you can get a form from the front office. Thank you!
On Thursday morning 4/24 professors Anita Fernandez (Director of the Prescott College ‘Tucson Center‘ and parent of PFFS 7th grader) and Sean Arce (Director of the TUSD’ ‘Mexican American Studies Department’ before it was shut down in 2012) brought the entire Prescott College ‘Social Justice Education Semester’ student cohort to Paulo Freire Freedom School –… Read more »
Santo, JoAnn and Carman will be spending only $1.50 a day for food for five days next week as part of a national campaign to fight poverty and launch our 8th grade math/humanities Gateway on poverty eradication. In addition to raising awareness, we hope to raise money for both the Heifer Foundation and Global One Foundation,… Read more »
Our PFFS advisories are planning a short 10 minute challenge to share during their scheduled KIVA session (see below) as part of Advisory Challenge 2014. Each advisory will have contestant(s) from each Advisory compete in the given challenge to gain points. The top 3 Advisory finishers will receive points and the Advisory with the most… Read more »
CITY Professional Development Center is proud to host the Spring Symposium on Collaborative Learning on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at City High School, 48 E. Pennington Street, in downtown Tucson. Collaborate with other Arizona educators to develop, sharpen and share innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Specifically, this year… Read more »