Posts Categorized: University News

Intersession Groups Meet / Receive Materials

Today (Tues 2/25) during an extended KIVA our students were given their Spring 2014 Intersession assignments and then went off to meet with their Intersession groups.  In those groups the Intersession facilitator(s) gave each young person a letter to be taken home describing: the Intersession experience, the goals and expectations for the participants, and fees… Read more »

Rodeo Days Come to PFFS

The rodeo came early for our students this morning 2/19, as their teachers arrived to school and to morning KIVA in rodeo attire.  Paulo Freire Freedom School – University will not be in session Thursday and Friday 2/20-21 for ‘Rodeo Days’ in Tucson.

P.E. = Sneakers & Water Bottles

Now that the weather is getting warmer, a gentle reminder to have your young person always wear closed-toe shoes on Fridays for PE and Expeditions, on Wednesdays for Active Lunch, and on days when they have a PE Elective.  EVERYDAY  they must bring to school a water bottle (we have water bottles here on sale… Read more »

School Store

School Store   This year Carman and her entrepreneurial 7th graders have started the PFFS school store.  It has morphed over the course of the year depending on the desires of students and the supervision/management challenges.  What we have ended up with is the following: The School Store will be open every Wednesday at lunch… Read more »

Enrollment for Next Year

Open Enrollment for both Paulo Freire Freedom School – University and Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown is underway right now!  If you are currently attending 6th or 7th grade at PFFS-University and you plan to return next year – you must enroll at PFFS-University Enrollment.  Open enrollment ends on March 15th.  At that time, a lottery… Read more »

Spring Intersession

During KIVA on Monday and Tuesday next week the 2014 Spring Intersession options will be presented to students and during Advisory on Tuesday they will be given the Intersession ‘Choice Sheet’ to take home.  Plan to have a reflective conversation with your young person about each option before the sheet is completed, signed by you and returned to the school. … Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms were sent home with students.  … Read more »

PFFS Annual Sleepover

PFFS Annual Sleepover — Next Friday will be our PFFS Annual Sleepover.  A letter/permission form was sent home with students last week (sleepover_letter_permission2014)  and these were to be signed and returned to the main office by end-of-day today to guarantee participation. We are extending that due date to end-of-day Monday 2/10.  Parents/guardians will check-in their young person to… Read more »