Dress code for Friday is navy blue bottoms with a Red (not maroon) or white polo.


Our Annual Fall Carnival will be held on Friday, November 4th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Below is a list of the Basket Themes for EACH classroom. Keep an eye out in this Friday's packet with more detailed descriptions of each theme and ticket information. Any items or donations are greatly appreciated and the PTO would like to have all items turned into the classrooms by Tuesday, November 1st.

• Kindergarten -- Young Children (K-4th)

• 1st Grade -- Snackers Delight

• 2nd Grade -- All About Tucson

• 3rd Grade -- Lights, Camera, Movie Night

• 4th Grade -- Family Fun Night

• 5th Grade -- Book Lovers

• 6th Grade -- Jackpot

• 7th Grade -- U of A

• 8th Grade -- NERF

• Office/Specials -- Colored Theme (Gold/Silver)


Pennies for Pasta has begun! Students have received their money boxes to collect loose change. Start saving those pennies to help support such a great cause. Anything and everything helps!

Each classroom has a goal of $150. We want to see every class hit that goal!

Below is the current amounts each grade has raised for the first week:

• Kindergarten: $37.66

• 1st Grade: $214.58

• 2nd Grade: $117.47

• 3rd Grade: $119.65

• 4th Grade: $45.79

• 5th Grade: $29.80

• 6th Grade: $7.95

• 7th Grade: $70.59

• 8th Grade: $39.06


Picture retakes will be held on Thursday, December 1st in the MPR. This is the time for students who were absent for the original picture day or if you would like to have their original pictures redone. If you are choosing to have the pictures redone, the original picture packet (all pictures you ordered) need to be returned to school on December 1st.

Any questions, contact Mrs. Jeppson at bjeppson@cardenoftucson.org or 520.293.6661.


To help keep our car pool line running safely and efficiently, please do NOT go to the classroom to pick your students up. We need to ensure that all students are being accounted for and we are not able to do so when parents enter classrooms without checking into the Office or with Ms. Chilton. Also, please do not park in the "Do Not Park" areas. That creates congestion and is not safe.

If you have any questions, contact the Office.


Thursday, October 27th, students may wear their favorite U of A shirt or colors to school.


If you would like to schedule an appointment with any teacher, please contact the teacher via email or the Office. Teachers are not available for drop-in visits.


All meetings must be scheduled in advance.


Enrichment Program Hours: 

Monday - Friday

Morning: 7:00 am to 8:00 am

Afternoon: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Any Half Days, The Enrichment Program will NOT be available. Students MUST be picked up by 12:15 pm.

Billing Statements will be sent home weekly. Statements are to be paid in a timely manner. If you would like to pay through the Enrichment Program PayPal account, please click on the following link. 

Thank you,

Ms. Chilton 


"Do not be followed by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts."

-- Merchant (Aladdin)



 Please join the PTO for their next meeting on Thursday, November 17th @ 6:15 pm in the MPR.

Next month the 5th Grade Parents & Students have their Community Service Project. The Date of cleaning is Thursday, November 17th at 3:15 pm. Cleaning supplies will be in buckets in the Office with a check list. This is an opportunity for families to become a little more involved! Thank you for your continued support!


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!


October 2016 

• Tuesday, October 25th -- K & 7th Field Trip to the Marana Pumpkin Patch

• Friday, October 28th -- Pennies for Pasta Ends

 November 2016 

• Tuesday, November 1st -- Items for Fall Carnival Baskets due to the Office

• Friday, November 4th -- Fall Carnival from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

• Thursday, November 10th -- Noon Dismissal

• Thursday, November 10th -- Book Fair from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

• Thursday, November 10th -- Veteran's Day Program @ 10:30 am

• Thursday, November 10th -- Board Meeting @ 4:00 pm

• Friday, November 11th -- No School

• Tuesday, November 15th -- Sweet Tomato Dinner Fundraiser from 3:00 to 8:00

• Thursday, November 17th -- 5th Grade Parent/Student Community Service at 3:15 pm

• Thursday, November 17th -- PTO Meeting at 6:15 pm

• Thursday, November 17th -- 4th Grade Field Trip to San Xavier

• Wednesday, November 23rd -- Noon Dismissal

• Thursday & Friday, November 24th & 25th -- Thanksgiving Break


A parent will only ever be in 1 or 3 places: in front of you to cheer you on, behind you to have your back, or next to you so you aren’t walking alone.



Dear Carden Students & Families,

Each student has been given 5 tickets to sell for $5 each for the Doll House Raffle. Proceeds will go to the library fund at Carden. Please return stubs and money to Mrs. Martinez as soon as possible to be entered into the drawing or return unsold tickets to the office. Remember, the family who sells the most tickets will be rewarded with a $50 Walmart gift card.

SALE ENDS November 10th, 2016.

Any questions or concerns, contact Mrs. Shaub at 520.449.3875 or gokatieshaub@gmail.com


Squad Points are located here! Please click on this Link to enter your Family Name.


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!


Visitors on Campus!

Parents, friends, family, and visitors, if you are coming on campus meaning the parking lot too, please make sure you sign in at the office! Do not go to talk with students  without checking into the office. This will help keep classroom disruptions to a minimum and insure campus safety!

Thank you for your cooperation!

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