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talent show
We will have our annual Talent Show during the Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, May 10th beginning at 6 pm. Come show case your talents with Mr. Claridge and Miss Claridge. Families and students are highly encouraged to participate. All talents must be approved before being added to the list.

Use the link below to choose your try out day and time:


picture day

Spring Picture Day is coming up on Monday April 25th, 2022! Order online at using Order Code 68424FF.

Students may wear an outfit of their choice for the day as long as appropriate and close toed shoes are worn.
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Just a reminder that students are to remain in their school uniforms until they leave campus. Thank you!

On Tuesday, May 10th at 5:30 pm, Carden of Tucson will host its Annual Spaghetti Dinner! The dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce or plain sauce, salad, a slice of bread, dessert and a drink. The cost is $12 per individual or $35 per family (up to 6 people - immediate family/friends). The proceeds of this event will cover the cost of student yearbooks for the students who were in attendance and bought dinner. The talent show will take place at 6pm!

Use the link below to RSVP:



Earth Day Celebration & Kite Day

Celebrating the earth we live on, join us in a fun day of creating and enjoying the outdoors.
When: Friday, April 29th, 2022
Why: School Fun
Where: Grass Field and Dirt Field
Time: Festivities begin at 9 am with a noon dismissal.

PLEASE provide your OWN kite!
  • Stepping stones start in the dirt field at 9:00 a.m. Classes will work together to create a concrete stepping stone of their own design. Supplies will be provided.
  • Kites must be assembled before coming to school. If a kite is not assembled by the parents/guardians prior to arriving at school, students will not be able to fly their kites.
  • At 10:30 am, classes will walk to grass fields to fly kites.
  • Noon Dismissal

Parents may join us for the kite day portion!

Students may come dressed in appropriate play clothes for the day.

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Dollar for Duds is the first Tuesday of each month. It is a Fundraiser for the Carden PTO. Students can wear appropriate "street" clothes to school that day. Proceeds are used for school improvements. To participate, the cost is $3 per day, per student. If you wish to pay for the entire year, it is $6. Please fill in the student name and dates that they will participating in throughout the remainder of the school year. Cash or checks (made payable to Carden PTO) are accepted for payment. Payment must be received prior to the dress down day to participate.

Our FINAL day will be TUESDAY, MAY 3RD.

Here is the link to enter your student's participation:



We are selling Carden stickers in the Office for $2 (small) and $4 (large).

Stop by to get your sticker!

Thank you for supporting Carden of Tucson

A great way to support Carden of Tucson is linking your Amazon account to an Amazon Smiles Account. Follow this LINK to start using Amazon Smiles. You have the option to choose the charitable organization which would be Carden of Tucson. Thank you for your continued support!

PTO Meeting

Thank you to all of our families who are able to attend our PTO Meetings. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at 3:15 pm in the 7th grade room. We will be discussing the final things needed for the golf fundraiser and talking about teacher appreciation week.
The office will be selling bags of popcorn, M&M's, peanut M&M's and soda every Friday at 2:45 pm until supplies are gone.
EACH item is $1.00.

April 2022

  • Mon., Apr. 25th -- Picture Day
  • Tues., Apr. 26th -- Math Challenge (4-8 grades, parents and staff) @ 1:30 pm
  • Wed., Apr. 27th -- 2 & 3 Field Trip (Flandrau Science Center)
  • Fri., Apr., 29th -- Kite Day, Earth Day and Noon Dismissal

May 2022

  • Mon., May 2nd -- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Tues., May 3rd -- Dollar for Duds & K/1 Field Trip (Botanical Gardens)
  • Fri., May 6th -- Geo Bee @ 1:30 pm
  • Mon., May 9th -- No School
  • Tues., May 10th -- Spaghetti Dinner & Talent Show @ 5:30 pm
  • Fri., May 20th -- Dance Festival @ Sporting Chance @ 1:30 pm
  • Mon., May 23rd -- 4/5 Tea Party
  • Thurs., May 26th -- Water Day, Noon Dismissal, Graduation @ 6 pm
  • Fri., May 27th -- Last Day of School & Drive-Thru Awards
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Enrichment Program Hours:

Due to low usage of the morning program that hours have changed for the 4th quarter.

Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Billing Statements will be sent home on your billing schedule and due upon receipt. Payment methods include cash, check (made payable to Katelyn Martinez) or through the PayPal account. If you would like to pay through the Enrichment Program PayPal account, please click on the following LINK.
Thank you,
Carden Faculty

from the principal
Q4 Week 5: Another week is in the books. Geo Bee prep is in the works for our upcoming Geo(graphy) Bee. Classes were also involved with a variety of Earth Day activities. K/1 planted and painted. 2nd/3rd led a bubble parade. 7th /8th grade did an entertaining reading theater during the Friday opening.
Our open house for prospective students exposed Carden of Tucson to some new faces.
Next week we are keeping the momentum moving forward. Feel free to join us in activities listed through the newsletter, including the Math Challenge or Kite Day.
Reminder Monday is picture day. Have a wonderful weekend
- Mr. Moore
Click on the link below to access our 2022 Tax Credit Form

2022 Tax Credit

Newsletters are emailed out every Friday to all subscribers. Within the newsletter, you will see a LINK to enter your family name to give us notice that you have read through our upcoming information. The LINK must be submitted weekly by Tuesday afternoon for students to wear their peacebuilder shirts and jeans and to receive credit to help them towards their goal of 100%.

Please use the link below to submit your families name for this weeks newsletter:
Hello Carden,

Congratulations on reaching the end of the year. Believe it or not, I found a new favorite restaurant. It is not fancy, but it is not expensive; actually, it is quite affordable. The name of the restaurant is Taco Giro. I don’t know if you’re familiar with the restaurants, but there are about four in Tucson and one in Sierra Vista. My favorite is on Craycroft, a little bit south of 22nd St.
I love this restaurant for the right reason, its food. They have great seafood dishes but my favorite dishes are “El Molcajete”, “Caldo de Pollo”, and the Giro Plate. The Giro Plate provides a variety of Mexican comfort food dishes and it is great when you’re really hungry and don’t know what to get. The “Molcajete” is a stone cooking device we use to make salsas and guacamole, but they use it to prepare a savory dish. They have a few options of the dish available. My favorite is “El Molcajete Mixto.” This plate has beef, chicken, chorizo, cactus, and cheese accompanied by your choice of tortilla and a side of beans and rice. Caldo de Pollo is Mexican chicken soup.
This is my favorite location and I take the drive even though it is not the location closest to me. I avoid carbs and few restaurants have sugar free drinks. This location though, will make me a sugar free lemonade and provides sugar free sweeteners. Try it, I think you’ll like it. You’ll find that they have great varieties of Mexican comfort foods and that they prepare them well. Furthermore, it won’t be a huge dent in your wallet.

Blessings, have a great summer!
David Magana

Taco Giro
1402 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711

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