“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!

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!

Early Holiday Shopping? Check Out Our Team DC Fundraiser!

Team DC – led by Ms. Nicky and Ms. Rachel – has started a new fundraiser that will run through the holidays.

You can shop at Innisbrook.com to support Tucson Country Day School’s Team DC. Shop with Innisbrook.com for your gift wrap, bags, bows, gifts and more. Hundreds of items are $8 or less. Orders ship directly to your home. You can also get a free gift with an order of $50 or more.

Team DC earns 50% of each order. Funds raised will help middle school students pay for their Washington DC trip.


(enter seller name during checkout-Tucson Country Day School)

Our Music Department Has Exciting Events Coming Up

We hope you can join us for these exciting events coming up in our music department.


On February 28, the members of the TCDS Band and Orchestra will be traveling to Phoenix to perform in the Elementary and Junior High Southern Arizona Solo and Ensemble Festival at Highland Lakes Elementary School.  We will have 25 students performing in six different ensembles – two large ensembles and four small ensembles.  The small ensembles and our band large ensemble are made up exclusively from students enrolled in our seventh and eighth-grade band and orchestra classes.  For our large string ensemble, however, we are joined by some talented younger violinists including third grader Mikayla, fourth grader Sean, and sixth graders Leandra and Savanna.




Friday March 6 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fundraiser for band and orchestra

More details to come



On March 7, four eighth-grade orchestra students from TCDS will participate in the All-State Honor Orchestra at Sahaurita High School.  These students were selected from seven students who were nominated by Ms. Savage.  They will rehearse and perform in an orchestra made up of the best Junior High Orchestra students in the state.  What an honor!  Congratulations to Joshua (violin), Bianca (viola), Sierra (violin), and Jack (string bass).




A fundraiser for band and orchestra

This coffee and dessert house is owned by a TCDS family.

March 12 from 5:00pm -9:00pm

Project Wisdom Fundraiser Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation

Project Wisdom put together a great fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that resulted in the entire school raising $600.91 for the charity.

The fundraiser took place in all kindergarten through fifth grade classes as well as middle school houses. Students began bringing in donations of money and goods August 11 and ended their fundraising this past Friday.

Project Wisdom wanted to help the charitable organization while building character and empathy in our students by having them raise money for this worthy cause.

The Project Wisdom team presented the check for $600.91 to one of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Tucson division representatives, Rob Lamaster, at Friday afternoon’s kindergarten through third grade flag ceremony.

Thank you for the wonderful fundraising project Project Wisdom, and way to go students for the amazing amount you collected for Make-A-Wish Foundation.



TCDS students raised $600.91 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.



Teachers Ms. Stacey, Ms. Miranda and Ms. Kari, members of the Project Wisdom team, prepare to present the Make-A-Wish check. Ms. Sarah is also on the Project Wisdom team.


Students wait patiently while the check is being presented.


Make-A-Wish representative Rob Lamaster speaks to the students while the Project Wisdom team presents the check.


Students clap after the check is presented and for their efforts fundraising.