We are excited to start another fantastic school year! There was a lot of paperwork that was sent home over the course of the week. Make sure to read through all material and return items to the Office.


2017-2018 Teacher & Staff Members:

K - Mrs. Harris

1st - Mrs. Cowen

2nd - Ms. Nichols

3rd - Mrs. Gardner

4th - Mrs. Busiek

5th - Miss Stoner

6th - Mrs. Bennon

7th - Mrs. Curtis

8th - Ms. Chilton

SPED Teacher - Ms. Jones

SPED Aide - Mrs. Milchak

PE/Health Teacher - Mr. Hendricks

Playground Monitor/Office Aide - Mr. Leyva

Maintenance - Mr. Gardner

Music Teacher - Mr. Claridge

Office Administrator - Mrs. Martinez

SPED Director/Asst. Director - Mrs. Ram

Director - Mrs. Jeppson


Back to School BBQ

Date: Monday, August 7th

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Location: Carden Ramada

Families are to bring a side dish to share. It could be a salad, fruit, chips, etc. The PTO is covering the buns, meat, condiments and paper products. If you are willing to help set-up or clean-up, please e-mail the PTO at cardenpto@cardenoftucson.org

Back to School Night

• Date: Monday, August 7th

• Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

• Location: Individual Classrooms



Dear Parents,

    We’re off to a great start so far this week and happy to see all of you! Teachers have spent the week reviewing procedures and getting to know their new students. We are excited for all that the year has in store!

     Many of our teachers and staff spent a great deal of time over the summer planning for this school year. The staff just concluded a day and a half of professional development that will bring new and exciting developments to Carden. This includes new writing/research that will be implemented this year in each grade level. In addition, Carden will be participating in a program called PBIS, which stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. It is used nationwide to create cohesive school teams that use consistent rewards and consequences to teach and support positive behaviors.

   This school year, we would love to offer evening parent workshops that will be designed to highlight subjects such as understanding the Carden vowel control chart, understanding the writing/research projects, reviewing the Science Fair guidelines and assignment, technology and social media awareness, STEM, Carden policies and standards (PBIS), and any other items of interest that you would like to address. Any day of the week will work, but will not be held during the PTO meetings. We would love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have. The meetings will be held once a month in the evenings at your convenience. Please let us know what works best for you. We will update you all as to the first meeting time and date as soon as possible.

   Thank you so much for your support!  As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or thoughts you have. We will continue to support you and your children as they learn and grow.



The Carden Administration

Mrs. Jeppson

Mrs. Ram

Mrs. Martinez


Click the link above to print out a copy of the Tax Credit paperwork. Please designate on the memo line the Tax year.


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


Enrichment Program Hours:

Monday - Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm



$5.00 per individual or $8.00 per family billable in 15 minute increments.


The Enrichment Program will NOT be available on half days. 

Billing Statements will be sent home weekly. Statements are to be paid in a timely manner. Payment methods include cash, check (made payable to Shawn Chilton) or through the PayPal account. If you would like to pay through the Enrichment Program PayPal account, please click on the following LINK. 

Thank you,

Ms. Chilton 


"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



 Please join the PTO for their next meeting on Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 pm in the MPR.

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!


August 2017 

• Tuesday, August 1st -- Dollar For Duds

• Friday, August 4th -- 7th Grade Opening

• Monday, August 7th -- Middle School Parent Meeting from 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

• Monday, August 7th -- Back to School BBQ at 5:30 pm

• Monday, August 7th -- Back to School Night at 6:15 pm

• Thursday, August 10th -- Board Meeting at 4:00 pm

• Friday, August 11th -- 6th Grade Opening

• Thursday, August 17th -- PTO Meeting at 6:00 pm

• Friday, August 18th -- 5th Grade Opening

• Tuesday, August 22nd -- Monthly Dinner Fundraiser at Culver's from 5:00-8:00 pm

• Thursday, August 24th -- Noon Dismissal

• Friday, August 25th -- 4th Grade Opening

September 2017 

• Friday, September 1st -- 3rd Grade Opening

• Monday, September 4th -- Labor Day (No School)

• Tuesday, September 5th -- Dollar For Duds

• Friday, September 8th -- 2nd Grade Opening

• Saturday, September 9th -- Cross Country Meet

• Thursday, September 14th -- Board Meeting at 4:00 pm

• Friday, September 15th -- 1st Grade Opening

• Monday, September 18th -- 40th Day of School

• Friday, September 22nd -- Kindergarten Opening

• Saturday, September 23rd -- Constitution Program Rehearsal from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

• Saturday, September 23rd -- PTO Meeting during rehearsal

• Saturday, September 23rd -- Constitution Program at 6:30 pm

• Friday, September 29th -- Teacher Opening

• Friday, September 29th -- Noon Dismissal

• Friday, September 29th -- Middle School Community Service at 12:15 pm


REMINDER: Friday dress code is navy blue bottoms with a red or white polo.

The Squad Point Link is located HERE. 

Enter your family name with the provided link.


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