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  • PREP (Prepare, Review, Execute, Practice): Parents, if your daughter or son needs a quiet, supervised place in the morning to finish homework, work on a project, or read, you can send them to the Todd Ponder Cougar Café beginning at 8:00 AM every day. We call this our PREP (Prepare, Review, Execute, Practice) program

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  • After School Help: Is your student struggling academically? Are they falling behind on their assignments? Tortolita’s M.A.S.H. (Mandatory After School Help) Program is a Teacher-assigned after school program for both struggling students and those wanting a place to get their homework done. M.A.S.H. meets Monday-Thursday from 4:05-5:35 pm. during regular school week and students can ride the activity bus home. Ask the front office for more information.

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  • TAX CREDIT:  Support Marana student with a dollar for dollar tax credit and reduce what you owe in State taxes (up to $400!). Give throughout the year, or all at once! Visit our AZ School Tax Credit page to make a difference today!

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  • Box Tops for Education: A great way to earn money for our school just by buying everyday products. Just Clip the box top and send it to your students CAE classroom! Our coordinator will take it from there! For more information and special promotions please visit the Box Tops 4 Education website.  

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  • Watch D.O.G.S.: Please be sure to sign-up for our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program during Cougar Days! 

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  • Free or reduced price school meals: Your child may be eligible, applications accepted during the school year.

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  • Rex Scott On behalf of every member of our dedicated, hardworking staff, I welcome you to Tortolita Middle School, where each child is valued and encouraged. Part of the Marana Unified School District, we are a 7-8 middle school offering the highest quality, inspiring and enriching education in a safe, nurturing, and award-winning learning environment.

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