Using Our Fingers as Art Tools!

We’re using our fingers as art tools!

Preschool and Prekindergarten got creative in art class with Ms. S as they finger painted with skin color Tempra paints.
The young students felt the texture of the paint on their fingers as they mixed colors and created designs. 
Pictured are child’s from Ms. Anna Jo’s prekindergarten Lions class and Ms. Lilli’s prekindergarten Flamingos class.

TCDS Alumni….Where Are They Now?

TCDS Alumni….Where Are They Now?

What a fun idea suggested by Ms. Becki, one of our third grade teachers! She thought it would be neat to hear from students who have attended TCDS in the past – letting us know where they are now, what they are doing and what’s going on in their lives! We agree with Ms. Becki…so the search is on! 
To get things started, Ms. Becki submitted a great picture of three TCDS alumni – all who were part of our school’s eighth grade graduating class of 2017!
Currently sophomores at Sahuaro High School –  Ms. Becki’s daughter Jenna (middle), along with Isaac (left) and Tommy aka Thomas (right) were all recently inducted into the International Thespian Society.
Congratulations Isaac, Jenna and Tommy! What a great accomplishment! We’re looking forward to hearing about your roles and the plays you are in. 
We would love to hear from you and see pictures so we can update everyone on what’s going on in your life now. Please email Ms. Sarah at to let us know what’s happening in your life today. While Ms. Sarah currently works on Community Relations for our school, she also used to teach second grade here and just so happened to have Thomas in her class back in the day!

Exciting Attractions Coming Soon to the Fairy (aka Heart) Garden!


Exciting adventures are coming soon to the Fairy (aka Heart) Garden!

Every year for the past four years, Middle School Math teacher Ms. St. Louis works with her eighth grade Algebra 1 students on a hands-on, artistic and very involved math lesson – involving this garden. Students decide on a theme each year and plot sections for their work.

It’s under construction now, but based on what’s going on in the classroom, can you guess this year’s theme?

Creating Cards & Learning About Being Good Citizens with Mr. Nature!

How can we be good citizens?

Our third grade students are learning just that – what a good citizen is and how each of them can participate or volunteer in our community to help others.

“Mr. Nature” came to TCDS to speak with all of our third graders about a great way to be good citizens and help people in our community. Mr. Nature explained about a really kind event he takes part in – and asked kids to help him by creating cards for him to deliver to children who are sick and in our local hospitals. 

The kids were enthusiastic and got right to work creating beautiful and heartfelt cards. 

Mr. Nature left the TCDS campus with more than 65 creative, homemade cards that he will use to help brighten the day for sick children in our community.

What a fun way to offer some loving service!

Thank you, Mr. Nature, for visiting TCDS and sharing your kind, caring and positive attitude with our students – and for showing us a thoughtful way to be good citizens and help others.