Posts Categorized: University News

Enrollment at PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown

The ‘Open Enrollment’ period for Paulo Freire Freedom School – University and the new Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown closed on March 15.  A random lottery was conducted shortly after March 15th to fill all openings at each grade level for next year where the number of enrollment applications was greater than the number of openings…. Read more »

Intersession Presentations at Kiva

As always our Intersession groups will be giving presentations about their experiences the week after Spring Break during Kiva (from 8:30-8:50).  Here is the schedule for these presentations: Prescott 2.0 – Monday, March 24 Strong Girls – Tuesday, March 25 Two Wheels – Wednesday, March 26 Peeps – Thursday, March 27 Athletic Mind – Friday,… Read more »

Teacher Planning / Spring 2014 Intersession

School is not in session for students today (3/7) so that PFFS-University staff can wrap up their assessments of 3rd Quarter student work and put the final touches on their planning for next week’s Intersession.  In the afternoon we will join the City High School staff to look closely together at teacher work stemming from the ‘problem… Read more »

The Importance of Sleep

In honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday and sleep in general, we read “The Sleep Book” in Literacy and had a little time for napping.  Additionally, in Kiva we watched part of a Ted Talk on what neuroscience tells us about sleep and the brain.  Tomorrow we will finish the video and discuss strategies to help… Read more »

Titan Missile Center – Monday, March 3

On Monday the 8th graders will be going to the Titan Missile Center located in Green Valley.  It promises to be a fantastic expedition, directly related to what they are learning in their Cold War Unit in Humanities.  We will be leaving from the school PROMPTLY at 8:30 so please make sure they are on… Read more »

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 »