Welcome Back to School!

Dear Carden Families,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you to the 2014-2015 school year! I know I say this every year, but I am always in such awe with what a wonderful school year we have planned. As many of you know, this is our 35th year as a school. We have come a long way since our humble beginnings, but still Carden strives to provide quality education for every student. Carden students are unique, and at Carden they are celebrated for this uniqueness. They are encouraged to seek out their personal skills and strengths. Every teacher at Carden works tirelessly to provide a tailored curriculum for that years class. This year is no exception. 

There is no doubt that the world of education is ever changing. We here at Carden believe in what we do, not just as a profession but as a means to a democratic society and just world. We believe in a student's right to an education that is guided by their guardians and and individuals who know them best. We encourage parents to get involved in your student's education, read with them, talk with them about what they are learning, take time to visit their class. I am sure you will be impressed with all that goes on! Our classrooms are always open to our parents. 

Through out this school year, if there are any questions or concerns you may have, please do not hesistate to contact myself or Mrs. Livingood. Both of us are dedicated to the Carden community and are excited to see students grow and learn through this year. We are here to serve you and your family. We know that you choose to be at Carden, and we respect your right to do so. 

Again, I welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year. Thank you for joining us, let's all work to make this year the best year yet!

With warm regards,

Mrs Jeppson

Carden of Tucson, Director and Founder

1st Quarter Openings!

Every Friday in the 1st quarter, each class presents the School Openings at 8:10AM! All parents and families are encouraged to join in on the fun! 

Friday, August 1st - 7th Grade

Friday, August 8th- 6th Grade

Friday, August 15th - 5th Grade

Friday, August 22nd- 4th Grade

Friday, August 29th - 3rd Grade

Friday, September 5th- 2nd Grade

Friday, September 12th - 1st Grade

Friday, September 19th- Kindergarten

Friday, September 26th - Show Choir

Back to School Night!

Back to School Night is Monday, August 4th at 6:30PM. This is a great time to meet your student's teacher and understand expectations for the school year!

We can't wait to see you! 

 Parent Volunteers!

The PTO is looking for parent volunteers to help serve school lunches Monday thru Wednesday from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm. This needs to be a school year commitment. Without the help of our parents, the lunch services will stop after this quarter. If you are able to help, please fill out the form by clicking here and return to the office.

2014 Constitution Program

The 2014 Constitution Program is schedule for Saturday, September 13th, at the Burger Theater. The program will begin at 6:30, students should arrive at 6:15.

Dress rehearsal is Saturday the 13th, 9:00AM-12:00PM.

Make sure to invite your friends and family!  

Kindergarden Tuition and Supply Donation! 

Thank you to all of our families who have contacted the office regarding Kindergarden Tuition and Supply Donation! These funds are vital to Carden's success!

If you have any questions regarding your balance or payment agreement, please contact the office.  

Go Cougars!

Easy ways to help support Carden!

Don't forget to bring in your BoxTops and other easy ways to help Carden!

Tax Credits are being accepted in the office, see Miss Gardner or Mrs. Livingood with any questions!

Mae Carden thought of the week:

"Unless the student is awakened to his need of knowledge his education has no significance to him."

-Mae Carden

Quality Teaching, Successful Learning, pg. 41

The Carden PTO

Don't forget the next PTO meeting is Tuesday, August 19th @ 3:15 PM, in the MPR! 

 Upcoming Events  

July 2014

  • Saturday, July 26th- Make up Middle School Orientation @10:00AM

August 2014

  • Friday, August 1st - 7th grade Opening @8:10AM

  • Monday, August 4th- Back to School Night @6:30

  • Friday, August 8th - 6th grade Opening @8:10AM

  • Thursday, August 14th- Hearing Screening

  • Friday, August 15th- 5th grade Opening @8:10AM

  • Tuesday, August 19th - PTO Meeting @3:15

  • Thursday, August 21st- Early Out @Noon

  • Friday, August 22nd- 4th grade Opening @8:10AM

                                                - Vision Screening

  • Friday, August 29th - 3rd grade Opening @8:10AM

Keepin' up with Carden!

Start following Carden on Facebook! Click here to "like" our page and show your support! We are communicating more and more using facebook! We want to make sure everyone is connected! 

 Also, please take a minute to review Carden of Tucson on GreatSchools.com!

Just a Few Friendly Reminders:

Every child must be registered in the After School Program (even if you never use it) so that if an emergency should arise and you are not able to arrive by 3:30 PM or if you have to drop your children off before 8 AM they will have a place to go. 

If you need forms please contact Mrs. O'Leary or the office.

Please use the car pool line when picking up or dropping off students.  If you need to go to office, park in the parking lot. 


If your student is absent, please call the office by 9:30AM. 

Children are asked to wear white or red tops and blue bottoms on Fridays. Socks are to worn by all students.


Visitors on Campus!

Parents, friends, family, and visitors, if you are coming on campus, please make sure you sign in at the office! Do not go to the classroom without checking in at the office.

This will help keep classroom disruptions to a minimum and insure campus safety!

Thank you for your cooperation! 


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