January 2021
Monthly News & Updates
Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School is still accepting applications for new students.
  • The only Social Justice School in Massachusetts
  • Dual Enrollment at HCC
  • College Prep Courses
  • A/P Courses
  • Sports
  • Mock courtroom (TBA)
  • Paulo's Pantry
  • Off site center for students for 1 to 1 help
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous remote learning
  • Special Education support services
  • Dedicated teaching staff
Martin Luther King Jr.
I Have a Dream, speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., that was delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. A call for equality and freedom, it became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights movement and one of the most iconic speeches in American history.

Stay tuned for more information on Black History Month as we approach February.
Monday, January 18 is a school holiday in celebration of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Western Mass Super 7
Chandler Wilson, Paulo Freire
It didn’t take the Panthers junior long to settle in during his first season with Paulo Freire last winter. Wilson, who formerly played at Woodstock Academy, averaged 24 points per game for the Panthers last season as a sophomore. Standing at 6′ 3, he flashed his ability to shoot from the outside and penetrate for dunks. He currently holds scholarship offers from Siena College and Rider University.

All Western Mass
Congratulations to Senior, Yaneishaly Garcia for making All-Western Mass in Volleyball.

Attendance!! Attendance!! Attendance!!
We are so excited about the efforts of our students showing up to class while working remotely. Continue to show up, do your best and have fun!! Keep up the good work.

Congratulations-Students with Perfect Attendance!

  • Grade 9- Daniel Alvarez, Yanelis Aviles, Yareliz Cruz Rojas, Joysha Garcia, Jorge Garcia-Quinones, Maricelys Laccen, Lizmarie Martinez Gonzalez
  • Grade 10- Shaneya Aponte, Eli Delaney, Paola Garcia Ramos
  • Grade 11- Daniela Batista De Los Angeles, Willmael Delgado, Jayden Garcia, Nashira Rivera Vega
  • Grade 12- Maya Baksh, Marlon Correa Perez, Fabiola Fonseca Santiago
Remote Learning Resources
We now have an off site location for our students to receive services which include: social/emotional support, counseling, tutoring and one to one help in all subjects. South End Community Center located in Springfield. If you would like any information please contact our Opt In Program Coordinator Luz Soto.
P EBT Cards
All PFSJCS students will have more P-EBT funds for this school year. Funds will be automatically loaded to your card monthly. New to P-EBT? You will get a P-EBT card in January or check your existing EBT card for funds.

Learn more at www.MAp-EBT.org or call the Assistance Line at 877-382-2363. 
Student Progress Monitoring
Star 360

We are utilizing Star 360 assessment as a progress monitoring tool. This assessment is administered September, January and May. This provides us with data that we provide to MA DESE to demonstrate student progress. It is important that students take this test seriously.

We are utilizing the web based platform IXL to help our students to reinforce and fill in skills gaps. We expect students to log in to their account and work for 60 minutes a week in the program.
Stay Connected
TalkingPoints is a messenger tool for teachers. It allows teachers to connect and communicate with parents via text messaging directly to their phones and in their native languages.

New Organizational Structure New Schedule
PFSJCS Organizational Chart-Click here
Our new rotating schedule will begin February 1, 2021. We will send out weekly reminders on Talking Points.-Click here
New Leadership

Executive Director-Gil Traverso
Chief Academic Officer-Christine Murphy

We now have two Houses in order to meet the unique needs of students
Each house has a House Administrator, Dean, School Counselor and Social Worker

House Administrator
Interventionist / School Counselor
School Social Worker