Progress Report Cards went home today. Please sign your copy and return to your students teacher by Monday, November 28th.


We hope that everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Break.

School resumes Monday, November 28th.


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Santa's Workshop will be Thursday, December 15th and Friday, December 16th in the MPR. This is an opportunity for students to do a little Christmas shopping on their own. A shopping list will be sent home the week prior to Santa's Workshop for parents to help write a list of who to shop for and how much to spend on each person.


We are in need of Parent Volunteers. If you are able to help in any way, please fill out the Santa's Workshop Volunteer Sheet that will be sent home every Friday in the Friday Packets.


Also, a donation letter will be sent home because we need donations of items for Santa's Workshop.

Items needed:

~ Gifts for Men
~ Gifts for Women
~ Gifts for Kids/Babies
~ Pet Gifts
~ Gifts for Teenagers
~ Crafty Home-Made Items (cookies in a jar/bag, stamped cards, jewelry, candy, etc.)

Any questions, contact the PTO at


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 or 520.293.6661.


Tuesday, December 6th is our last Dollar For Duds Day for the remainder of the Semester. Payment is due by Friday, December 2nd if you would like your students to participate with a dress down day.


Any questions, please contact Mrs. Harris or Mrs. Martinez in the Office.


Santa will be here at Carden on Friday, December 16th in the morning. This is an opportunity for students to have their picture taken with Santa! Order forms will be sent home every Friday.


The deadline to sign-up and pay is by Friday, December 9th. 

Any questions, contact Ms. Nichols at


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 


To reach the Enrichment Program after 4:00 pm, please dial extension 21 when calling the school number of 520.293.6661.


"Today....BE festive...BE joyful and spread some CHEER!...and most of all enJOY this beautiful season!"



 Please join the PTO for their next meeting on Thursday, January 19th @ 3:15 pm in the MPR.

Next month the 4th Grade Parents & Students have their Community Service Project. The Date of cleaning is Thursday, December 15th 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!

Read our most recent BLOG from the Carden Website.


We would like to THANK Mrs. Snell and Mrs Chavez for doing their part in the 5th Grade Community Service Project that took place on November 17th. We GREATLY appreciate all you did!


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!


  December 2016 

•  Thursday, December 1st -- Picture Retakes

• Saturday, December 3rd -- Sound of Music @ 2:00 pm

• Thursday, December 8th -- Math Competition for 8th Grade Algebra

• Wednesday, December 14th -- Santa's Work Shop Set-up at 12:30 pm 

• Thursday, December 15th -- 4th Grade Parent/Student Community Service at 3:15 pm

• Thursday, December 15th -- Santa's Workshop at 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

• Friday, December 16th -- Santa's Workshop at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

• Friday, December 23rd -- Christmas Breakfast @ 8:10 am

• Friday, December 23rd -- Christmas Program @ 10:00 am

• Friday, December 23rd -- Noon Dismissal


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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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