“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!