Wednesday is Peace Builder day which means students are allowed to wear their Peace Builder Shirts as long as their squad points have been submitted by Tuesday afternoon.

The dress code is jeans (blue jeans not different color pants) or uniform pants with their Peace Builder shirt (not a polo). Please make sure to follow the dress code. If your student does not have a Peace Builder shirt, they are to wear their school uniform.

Peace Builder shirts are still available in the Office for purchase.


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 cardenpto@cardenoftucson.org


Lunch Order Forms are NOW available through the Online Carden Newsletter. These forms MUST be filled out for EACH student. Without the information, lunches will NOT be ordered for your child. Also, payment is due to the Office Monday morning if you did not pay for the quarter.


Below is a link for each of the lunch days: 


Monday - Chick-Fil-A Lunch (click HERE)

Tuesday - Domino's Pizza (click HERE)

Wednesday - Subway (click HERE)


Click the link above to print out a copy of the Tax Credit paperwork. Tax Credit for the 2016 year is due to the Office by December 31, 2016.


Thursday, December 15th, our 1st and 3rd grades will enjoy their reward for raising the most money during the Pennies for Pasta drive. Olive Garden will provide spaghetti, bread sticks and salad! Congratulations 1st and 3rd Grade! 


Santa will be here at Carden on Friday, December 23rd in the morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. 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 23rd. 

Any questions, contact Ms. Nichols at hnichols@cardenoftucson.org


Check the Friday Packet for information for the upcoming Elementary Soccer and Basketball Seasons. Cost is $50 with check being made to Carden PTO.

 Click HERE for the form to print at home to fill out.


Any questions, contact Coach Hendricks at phendricks@cardenoftucson.org


Click above to check out the School Calendar for next year!


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.


"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays."      

 - W. C. Jones



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

This 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!

The Uniform Store is no longer available. Any donation you may have, please pass them on to other places that might use the clothes (salvation army, goodwill, twice as nice, etc.).

Thank you for all of your help and 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!


  December 2016 

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

• Thursday, December 15th -- Pennies for Pasta Lunch for 1st and 3rd Grade

• 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 16th -- Santa's Workshop Clean-Up @ 12:30 pm

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

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

• Friday, December 23rd -- Noon Dismissal

January 2017 

• Tuesday, January 3rd -- Report Cards Mailed

• Monday, January 9th -- School Resumes (3rd Quarter Start Date)

• Thursday, January 12th -- 100th Day of School

• Monday, January 16th -- No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

• Thursday, January 19th -- Costa Vida Fundraiser (ALL DAY)

• Thursday, January 19th -- PTO Meeting at 3:15 pm

• Thursday, January 19th -- 3rd Grade Parent/Student Community Service @ 3:15 pm

• Wednesday, January 25th -- National School Choice Event


The Squad Point Link is located HERE. 

Enter your family name with the provided link.


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