Posts Categorized: University News

Graduation Portfolio Workshop 5/7/14

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 »

Summer Food Programs

The Sunnyside Unified School District is offering free breakfast and lunch over the summer to all children 18 years old and younger. The Summer Food Service Program for Children will run weekdays from May 27 through July 25. The program will be closed July 3 and 4. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30… Read more »

ZUZI! Performances

Students taking ZUZI! dance classes this semester will be performing from 2:45-3:30 on Monday, May 19th.  Parents are invited.

6th Grade Openings

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 and to enroll at the new Downtown school go to — don’t wait!

Water Day 5/16 During PE Rotation

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!

Student Fees for 2014-15 are due!

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!

Prescott College Students Visit PFFS 4/24

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 »

Live Below The Line – Eradicate Poverty!

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 »

Advisory Challenge 4/22-30

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 »