It’s a Winter Wonderland of Songs for K-3 Concert

Kindergarten through third grade students put on an amazing and festive Winter Concert this week!

Music teacher Mrs. Bell taught a variety of holiday songs to the young students, complete with movements to help tell the stories of the songs. Many students played instruments as well, and a small handful of kids helped direct their classmates in the song movements.

Up first – the kindergarten to third grade after-school choir, directed by Mrs. Bell and middle school teacher Mrs. Barney.

Next came the kindergarten students with fun songs, including Five Little Snowman which featured students as snowing melting!

First grade’s performance…

Second grade’s performance featured several students playing instruments.

The third grade performance featured many students playing recorders.

Following the students’ performances, some staff members surprised the kids and audience with an a Capella Christmas song.



“Santa Night” Came to TCDS!

Santa made an early stop in Tucson – making a fun appearance at our school during an evening event – and oh my, kids were sure excited!

The Early Education program worked with parent volunteers to sponsor a “Santa’s Night Out” last Friday. 43 preschool and prekindergarten students, along with some older siblings, were entertained in the MPR while their parents enjoyed a three-hour night out! The kids ate a pizza dinner that was graciously donated by Tony Terry, owner of Gaslight Theatre, Grandma Tony’s and Little Anthony’s Diner. They also created Christmas crafts, watched “The Polar Express” and had a great visit with Santa! 

This was one amazing Santa!

Looking very much like, well how Santa should look…this Santa talked with each of the children; talked about his little treasure chest which holds magic dust that helps the reindeer fly and perhaps is what helps him to fit into chimneys; and Santa told the kids that he and Mrs. Claus replace the bells on the reindeer straps , and this year they decided to share the magic bells with the boys and girls. Santa also has a special app on his phone in which kids can put their finger up to, and the app confirms whether the boys and girls are on the naughty or nice list! Before Santa left for the evening, he threw some of “Rudolph’s red nose magic” for the kids.

A special thank you to Iris K., parent of a preschooler and PTSA member, for bringing this idea to fruition – it was amazing! Thank you as well to our Santa Night Out volunteers – Ms. Erika from the Finley Child Development Center, DMAFB, Heather B., Mona A., and Athena W….and a thank you to our staff and teacher volunteers Ms. Wanda and Ms. Martha.

Santa Night Out raised $530 for the Early Education program! Thank you to all parents who brought your kiddos out to Santa Night Out!

By the looks at these pictures, everyone had a very fun night! 

It looks like Santa left Ms. Wanda a special gift!

Once again, a very special thank you to Santa for his visit and to Mr. Tony Terry for his pizza donations!

It’s a Big Hit for Drama Club’s Performance of “Giants in the Sky”!

Our 4th-8th grade Drama Club put on an excellent, energetic and entertaining musical rendition of “Giants in the Sky”this weekend!

The play featured giants who lived, well, in the sky. Some of the giants wanted to visit the humans on the ground of Earth…so they took a little adventure. They learned some lessons and needed some guidance from their teachers (called “elders” in the musical), and the head “elder” even learned a lesson as well. It was a cute and fun musical filled with entertaining songs and dances that some of our students choreographed. The actors and actresses did a marvelous job. 

We are proud of you, Drama Club students! A big thank you to the Drama Club directors – Music teacher Mrs. Bell and middle school Spanish teacher Senora McDonald.  

Study Island Blue Ribbon Winners for Week Five and Six

And week 5 and 6 Study Island Blue Ribbons go to…

All kindergarten through eighth grade students are asked to participate in this academic contest. We have winners for Weeks 5 and 6 – they were announced at flag ceremonies, and we’re excited to announce them right here as well!

– All students who earn three or more Blue Ribbons in a week are awarded a Dress Down Day for the following week. This is instead of an entire class winning a Dress Down Day thus giving more students who are participating the chance for a Dress Down Day. These students are not posted in this article, however, they are announced during a flag ceremony.
– The top Blue Ribbon winner in each class/crew wins the exclusive Blue Ribbon Button. Top students must earn at least three Blue Ribbons on Study Island in a week to win the button.

Week 5 and 6 Winners:

*Each highlighted name indicates the student with the most blue ribbons earned in each class, therefore receiving the blue ribbon button. All additional students earned three or more blue ribbons.


Ms Wendy: Ayla V.Katelyn R., Nyx S., Tyler T.

Ms. Sarah: Rene C.Austin S.

Ms. Dana: Daniel Z.Marcus H., Irelynn H.

Ms. Sammy: Gabriella W.Olivia D., Zoe E., Ivan I., Ash N., Violet W.


First Grade

Mrs. Crenshaw: Zacariah C., Isabella W.

Ms. Fiore: Maddy H., Rylen D., Mackenzie T., Aiden H.

Mrs. Smith: Rylan H., Haley B., Brandon F.

Ms. Kotel: Rene C., Kendall G.


Second Grade

Ms. Maggie: Martin R., Bradley B., Colin C., Caleb D., Nora F., Romen H., Levi T., Esabella U.

Ms. Jacque:  Jordan R., Alexander H., James C., Violet D., Payton H., Tatum J., Mikayla L., Marck M., Jonathan N


Mrs. Rodriguez: Jayvion S., Adeana H., Stella K., Teagan K., Thomas M., Devyn P., Kiley R., Analina S., Miguel S., Caydon W.

Ms. Laurie: Madison P., Jakom A., Quinn B., Dominic B., Archer B., Marcus C., John F., Roger G., Lexi H., Zoe M., Mason N., Alyzeah O., Sarrina R., Kiera V.


Third Grade

Ms. Rianna: Layla O., Alianna G., Alyssa H., Walter J., Olivia L., Alek P., Diego R.

Mrs. Hubble: Bella H., Isaac C., Tatum L., Jason M., Lily O., Andrew S., Addison S., Isaiah S., Grace W.

Ms. Becki: Reece B., Emily R., Alexander H., Isabella M., Riley P., Emery R.

Ms. Shannon: Valerie B., Anysia A., Shelby F., Diego S., Nathaniel V., Zoe V., Zaden W.


Fourth Grade

Mrs. Post: Gabriel H., Annalina A., Landon F., Brooke K., Robert K.

Mrs. Young: Jaden D., Kristen N.

Mr. David: Lance M., Sofia A., Richard G., Ava H., Elijah R.

Mr. Crowley: Sophia H., Eleanor A., Zyon H.


Fifth Grade

Mrs. Maddock: Lealah N., Brooke B., Isabella B., Melina C., Ishy F., Sutton H., Amber M., Isaac M., Linda N., Miguel U., Aurora W., Eleanor W.

Mr. Josh: Mateo B., Teja A., Rane B., Keagan B., Angelina D., Lauren F., Mercedes L., Juan N., Andy P., Tyler R., James S., Aiden S.

Ms. Acree: Zach O., Paige A., Daisha F., Ava G., Alynn G., Josie J., Rian K., Peter M., Arthur P., Liam P., Miah S., Kate S.



C House

8th: Madeline B., Madeline B., Andrew L., Zedekiah J., Nate K.

7th: Alexander G., Harrison D., Korin M., Jayce M., McKayla R., Hailey R., Marla S.

6th: Alyssa L., Caleb B., Tristen E., Alyssa K., Gwyn S., Jacob S.


H House

8th: Jyotie S., Anjelica G., Alexandra H., Brennan R.

6th: Denzel S., Marianna L.


A House

8th: Chris S., Aurora B., Madi E., Jack M., Deja V.

7th:  Alyssa R., Honor A., Devin C., Ava G., Dannica G., Abby K.


M House

8th: Kadin H., Marissa B., Anthony H., Trent H., Allyjean L., Sienna S., Zachary T.

7th: Sarah O., Avelyn H., Matthew K., Gabriel M., Jonathan O., Brady T., Shelby P.

6th: Chandler P., Landon K., Lilyia M., Kacia N., Jeremiah S.


P House

8th: Ezekial V., Taryn G., Madeline R.

7th: Brennan W., Damarit G., Nick H., Robert S.

6th: Mikayla W.


S House

8th: Carter E., Bryson B., Rashad H., Rory M., Nathaniel M., Liam S., Mark W.

7th: Jesamin A., James B., Noemi C., Isabella R., Samantha V.,  Antonio V.

6th: Kayla H., Lucia A., Guliano G.

Chipotle School Fundraiser is This Thursday!

Why not take the family out to dinner during our school’s Chipotle Night Fundraiser this Thursday, December 7th?

Our PTSA (Parent/Student/Teacher Association) is holding the fundraiser at the Chipotle on Grant near Tanque Verde from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. This Chipotle is located at 6501 E. Grant Road, 85715 in suite #141.

TCDS receives a whopping 50% of all sales when our flyer is presented upon paying for a meal. Please know that you MUST show your flyer to the cashier in order for TCDS to receive credit.

 Flyers go home early this week. We will also have extra flyers at the event.

We hope to see you there!