Dear Carden Parents,

As you know, our annual Carden Constitution Program is coming up on Sept. 23.  The students have been working hard learning the songs, dances, and speaking parts for the program.  We hope all the students will participate this year - it’s one of the biggest, and most attended, programs of the year.


In the past there have been questions about music class participation and grades.  My music curriculum and grading is based entirely on participation - How much does the student participate?  Does he/she contribute to the class, or does he/she distract?  Does he/she focus on the task at hand or play with friends and ignore the teacher?  Does his/her attitude contribute to the class atmosphere or does it inhibit a positive environment?  Etc. And yes, does he/she participate in the performances?


When we spend so much time in class preparing for the performances, it is disheartening and discouraging to the other students in the class when someone doesn’t show up.  It’s also disheartening to the student who misses - they feel left out.  Often times the students have parts that require a partner - when a student doesn’t show up, their partner is left on stage alone.  Some of our classes are very small this year - if one or two students don’t come to the performance….you get the picture.


I’ve been trying to teach the students about commitment and responsibility to each other in a performance.  I would really appreciate your support in teaching these lessons by bringing your children to perform in all our programs.  (Bring ALL your family, your friends, your neighbors!)  It’s just an hour or so of your time, and I know you and your child/ren won’t be disappointed.


Hope to see you all there.


Mr. Claridge


Constitution Rehearsal Information

When: Saturday, September 23rd

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: ASDB

Dress Code: Student may what they would like for the rehearsal. Close-toed shoes must be worn


Constitution Program Information

When: Saturday, September 23rd

Time: 6:30 pm (students need to be there by 6:15 pm to get situated)

Location: ASDB

Dress Code: Students are to wear a white or red polo with navy blue bottoms. Close-toed shoes must be worn


This event is for ALL students, their parents, family member and friends. The students are working hard to learn their songs and dances for this performance. 


The Pima County Superintendent, Dustin Williams, will be in attendance for this performance and will speaking during the performance. We are excited to have him be a part of our awesome event!


Tickets are being sold for a family outing to see the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella". The performance will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 2:00 pm at Centennial Hall. Cost of tickets are $23 per ticket. The theater is a great opportunity to spend with family. If you and your family would like to attend, please fill out the RSVP form that will be sent home in the Friday packet. Forms must be returned to Miss Stoner. Reservations must be made by September 28th. Payment can be made now, but no later that October 20th. Checks are to be made out to Paula Stoner.

If you have further questions, contact Miss Stoner at pstoner@cardenoftucson.org 


We have just a few friendly reminders. Please read through the following information.

• Homework: if a student is absent, the student (middle school students) or the parent must e-mail the teacher before school in order to receive homework in the Office after school.

• Any student who is picked up before noon on a half day is considered absent. Make sure to keep students in class until 12:00 pm.

• Siblings of students who are participating in any extracurricular activity need to be monitored by their parent. Coach Hendricks and the parent volunteers are not available to watch students running around during practice.

Any questions, contact the Office. Thank you!


Carpool and Parking Lot Concerns:

1. Carpool: When attending Friday openings, please park in a parking spot or in the dirt field. Please do not park along the side of the school building as it blocks traffic that may still be coming through.

2. Parking Lot: When picking up students after 3:15, make sure to park in a parking spot until your child(ren) enter the vehicle. Vehicles are blocking traffic from entering or leaving the parking lot when waiting for their child(ren).


Thank you for your help in this matter.


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 


"Books! Cleverness?

There are more important things -

Friendship and Bravery."

-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone



 Please join the PTO for their next meeting on Saturday, September 23rd at 9:15 am at ASDB during the Constitution Rehearsal.

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!


September 2017 

• Saturday, September 16th -- Volleyball at Red Rock Elementary

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

• Tuesday, September 19th -- Costa Vida Fundraiser from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

• Tuesday, September 19th -- Football at Academy Del Sol at 4:00 pm

• Tuesday, September 19th -- Volleyball at Academy Del Sol at 5:00 pm

• Wednesday, September 20th -- Volleyball at Boys/Girls Club at 4:00 pm

• Wednesday, September 20th -- Football at Mission Manor at 5:00 pm

• Thursday, September 21st -- Football at Meadow Brook Park at 5:00 pm

• 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

• Tuesday, September 26th -- Volleyball at Sporting Chance at 4:30 pm

• Tuesday, September 26th -- Football at Meadow Brook Park at 4:30 pm

• Wednesday, September 27th -- Football at Meadow Brook Park at 4:30 pm

• Wednesday, September 27th -- Volleyball at Sporting Chance at 5:00 pm

• Friday, September 29th -- Teacher Opening

• Friday, September 29th -- Noon Dismissal (Last Day of 1st Quarter)

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

• Friday, September 29th -- Football at Center Point at 4:30 pm

• Friday, September 29th -- Volleyball at Center Point at 4:30 pm & 5:30 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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