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Good Afternoon Carden Families,

We will be going on a school wide field trip Wednesday, October 31st to the Marana Pumpkin Patch. Students and teachers are very excited for this event! 

There are a few ground rules for the trip. Please read over the information carefully.

• 1. We will leave promptly at 8:30 am to arrive at our 9:00 am appointed time slot and return around 1:00 pm.

• 2. Each student is to bring a sack lunch (nothing that needs to be refrigerated or heated up) and a water bottle.

• 3. Any sunblock must be applied prior to arriving to school that morning.

• 4. Dress code will be jeans with their peace builder shirt. If they do NOT have a peace builder shirt, then a polo must be worn.

• 5. Upon arrival, students will be split into their squad groups.

• 6. Any student who needs a booster seat or car seat MUST provide the chair. In the event of the booster/car seat not being present, the student will be ineligible to attend the field trip due to safety. If a student (K-3rd) no longer uses a booster/car seat, written notification must be submitted. 

Field Trip Drivers:

We have filled all driving spots for the field trip. Please make sure that your information (Drivers License, Insurance Card and Declarations page) are turned into the Office by Monday, October 29thPlease do not bombard the teachers with questions as all questions should be directed to me.

 *only one parent per vehicle and non-Carden children are unable to join in this trip due to a limit on tickets*

 Each student will be able to pick their own pumpkin and enjoy all of the activities on the farm.

 Thank you,

 Mrs. Martinez


Our annual Fall Carnival will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 4 pm - 7 pm. Check the Friday packet for more information. We need parent volunteers!



Each class is assigned a theme for their baskets. Please bring in items on or before October 31st. Below is a list of the themes:

• Kinder & 1st -- Colored Theme (Red, Blue, Yellow)

• 2nd -- Creative Construction

• 3rd -- Snacker's Delight

• 4th -- Chef & Baker

• 5th -- Coffee Lovers

• 6th -- Tailgating/BBQ

• 7th -- U of A

• 8th -- Sports

• Office/Specials -- Parent's Night Out


If you missed or forgot to purchase a shirt, come by the office to pick one up. The cost is $10 for this years shirt or $5 for older year shirts. We have a range of different sizes. It is a first come, first serve basis. So hurry in to pick your shirt up!


Click the link above to print out a copy of the 2018 Tax Credit paperwork. Please designate on the memo line the Tax year.


Who doesn't love NACHOS and Root Beer Floats?!?!

The traveling DC students are selling nachos for $1.50 and/or Root Beer Floats for $1.00 from the office EVERY Friday at 2:30 pm to raise funds for their trip in March.

Thank you for the support!


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


Enrichment Program Hours:

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



$6.00 per individual or $9.00 per family billable in 15 minute increments.

*Any students not picked up by 5:00 pm, will be charged $10 per every 5 minutes after 5 o'clock.


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 


"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween."



 Please join the PTO for their next meeting

November 15, 2018 in the 7th Grade Room at 3:15 pm.

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!



• Tuesday, October 23rd -- Grade 2 Reading Club at 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm

• Wednesday, October 31st -- School Wide Field Trip to Marana Pumpkin Patch at 8:30 am

November 2018 

• Friday, November 2nd -- Fall Festival

• Monday, November 5th -- Pennies for Pasta Begins

• Tuesday, November 6th -- Dollar For Duds

• Tuesday, November 6th -- MOD Pizza Fundraiser (all day)

• Thursday, November 8th -- Board Meeting at 4:00 pm

• Friday, November 9th -- Veteran's Day Program at 10:30 am

• Friday, November 9th -- Noon Dismissal

• Monday, November 12th -- No School - Veteran's Day Observance

• Tuesday, November 13th -- Progress Reports Sent Home

• Thursday, November 15th -- Da Drops for grades K-3

• Thursday, November 15th -- PTO Meeting at 3:30 pm

• Wednesday, November 21st -- Pennies For Pasta Ends

• Wednesday, November 21st -- Noon Dismissal

• Thursday & Friday, November 22nd & 23rd -- Thanksgiving Break


Please click on the Link below to enter your students name for Squad Point Submission.


If you continue to have problems, please reach out to Mrs. Martinez at

Thank you!

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