As you noticed when you returned from Spring Vacation there were a number of changes to the Carden campus. The PTO was very busy during those two weeks putting wood chips on the playground under the supervision of Mr. Rene Leyva. Many thanks to the parents and students who came to help!


The "Be Kind" mosaic was a final product which started in November at the carnival when the tiles were made, then in January many parents, students and staff members went to Ben's Bells to paint the tiles. On March 26th & 27th a number of parents, students, and staff members completed the project.


Eagle Scout candidate and Carden alumni, Jacob Gurvine supervised the painting of the exterior of the school buildings. Many thanks to the parents, students, and staff members who helped Jacob complete this project.

 The 35th Anniversary celebration was lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who was able to support it! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces.

Carden is fortunate to have such a wonderful and supportive community year after year.


2015-2016 School Year!


 If your plans for the 2015-2016 school year have changed, please contact the office immediately so that we can accommodate families on the waiting list. 


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Livingood! 


Many thanks to everyone who participated in making out 10th annual golf tournament a success by getting hole sponsors, prizes,  or playing golf.


A great time was had by everyone and we raised over $5000.00 which will be used to upgrade classrooms in the near future. 


Kind Carden Kiddos

The Faculty and staff would like to recognize the following students and their kind actions this week:


Reagan M.

Gavin F.

Andrew R.

Janea E.

Allie Q. 

Carmen T. 

Braydon W.

Woody F.

Celina H.

Nikolas G.



Just a friendly reminder....


Chewing gum. of any kind, is not allowed on campus.


This eliminates litter and potential messes for others. Please be respectful of this place. 


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:

 "When an occasional festivity delays the bedtime hour, a nap should be taken the following day." 

-Mae Carden

Let's Bring Them Up Sensibly, pg. 67


The Carden PTO


The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, April 21st at 3:30PM in the MPR.


 Upcoming Events  

April 2015

• Wednesday, April 22nd -- 1st to Sabino Canyon

• Friday, April 24th -- 4th Grade Opening @ 8:15

• Friday, April 24th -- Kite Day

• Friday, April 24th -- Early Out @ Noon

May 2015

• Friday, May 1st -- 3rd Grade Opening @ 8:15

• Friday, May 1st -- 3rd Grade Pow-wow

• Monday, May 4th- 8th - Teacher Appreciation Week!

• Wednesday, May 6th -- 5th to Tucson Symphony 

• Friday, May 8th -- 5th Grade Opening @ 8:15

• Monday, May 11th -- Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show

• Wednesday, May 13th -- Kindergarten to Brandy Fenton Park @10

• Friday, May 15th -- 2nd Grade to Flandrau Planetarium

• Friday, May 15th -- 5th Grade end of the year party

• Saturday, May 16th -- Dance Festival 

• Monday, May 18th -- 5th Grade Tea Party

• Wednesday, May 20th -- 8th Grade Graduation

• Thursday, May 21st -- Water Day

• Friday, May 22nd -- Awards Ceremony


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!


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 be 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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