Keepin' up with Carden!

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Each year we create a new PeaceBuilder shirt that the students can wear with jeans on Wednesdays.

One shirt will be provided for EACH student and faculty member. Any additional shirts for students or for other family members will cost $10 per shirt. Click the link below to order your shirt size!


PeaceBuilder Shirt Link



This is a Fundraiser for the Carden PTO. Proceeds are used for school improvements. To participate, the cost is $3 per day per student. Please fill in the student name and dates that they will participating in throughout the remainder of the school year. Cash or checks (made payable to Carden PTO) are accepted for payment. Payment must be received prior to the dress down day to participate.


Here is the link to enter your student's participation:




• The Enrichment Program is unavailable for the time being.

• Students are to be dropped off in the carpool lane between 8:00 am and 8:10 am

• Students are to be picked up after school by 3:15 pm

• Homework is not optional and must be done on a daily basis

• Masks are to be worn daily

• Any electronic device (phone, ipod, smart watch, etc.) MUST be turned into the office every morning with a pick-up at the end of the school day when name is called over intercom.

• Water bottles are a MUST for each student every day.


PE has begun for ALL students. The schedule is as follows:

• Kinder/1st Grade - Tuesday & Thursday

• 2nd/3rd Grade - Tuesday & Thursday

• 4th/5th Grade - Monday, Wednesday & Friday

• 6th/7th/8th - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday



Kinder - 5th Grade Dress Code: Tennis Shoes (running shoes) and socks with school uniform


6th - 8th Grade Dress Code: Tennis Shoes (running shoes) with athletic wear (t-shirt, knee length shorts, pants, leggings, etc.)


Coach Peralta wants to make sure all students dressed properly and prepared each day for PE. If any middle school students are interested in purchasing a Carden PE shirt (quantities are limited), please contact Coach Peralta at The cost is $12 per shirt.


Carden is currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year! Invite friends and family to join the Carden community. We are excited for the adventures this year holds!

Incentive: Any family that brings another family to Carden and they enroll, you have an opportunity to claim $100.


Below is the link for the 2020-2021 school calendar. Click on the image below to check it out!


Don't forget to send in your tax credits for 2020 by April 15th! It is $200 for an individual or $400 for a married couple. Please put in the memo line the tax credit year.

Thank you for your continued support and donations.



Click the link above to print out a copy of the 2020 Tax Credit paperwork. Please designate on the memo line the Tax year.


“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

— Sandy Dahl


Tuesday, September 22nd, students may wear their favorite sports attire!


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!


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Mr, Gardner's Homemade Rootbeer and Fry Bread



•  4 quarts cold water

•  2-3 cups granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you want it; 2 cups is perfect for us)

•  3 tablespoons root beer extract (McCormick's)

•  1-2 pounds food-grade dry ice, broken into pieces (use the smaller amount if you want it to dissolve quickly and the greater amount if you want it to foam and bubble while serving)


  1. In a large pitcher (I use glass), stir together the water, sugar and root beer extract until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Take a little taste to see if you need more extract or sugar.
  2. In a well-ventilated area, carefully add the dry ice to the pitcher using insulated gloves or tongs and stir with a long-handled spoon so that the dry ice doesn't stick to the bottom and sides of the container. The root beer will bubble and the dry ice fog will spill from the container (cool!).
  3. Continue stirring until it is mostly melted, 10-15 minutes.
  4. Ladle into cups, avoiding any large pieces of unmelted dry ice, and serve.


• 4 cups flour

• 1 teaspoons salt

• 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder

• 1 ½ or more cups hot water

• 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil

• 1 quart vegetable oil for frying 



In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add in the water, mixing with a spoon or your hands until combined. It will be sticky.


Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of oil over the dough to keep it from drying out. Cover and let rest 2 hours. This is not a risen dough so the dough will not rise, but it does need to rest.


Pull off golf ball sized pieces of dough and stretch or roll out until very thin, without ripping it. The thinner the better.


Pour enough vegetable oil into a pot to cover it with 2 inches of oil. Heat to 350 degrees F.


Working one at a time, fry the dough in the hot oil until golden brown, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.



• Friday, September 25th -- Noon Dismissal


• Tuesday, October 6th -- Dollar For Duds (for those who have paid)

• Friday, October 9th -- Noon Dismissal

• Monday, October 12th thru October 16th -- Fall Break


• Tuesday, November 3rd -- Dollar For Duds (for those who have paid)

• Tuesday, November 10th -- Noon Dismissal

• Wednesday, November 11th -- Veteran's Day - No School

• Wednesday, November 25th -- Noon Dismissal

• Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th -- Thanksgiving Break - No School


• Tuesday, December 1st -- Dollar For Duds (for those who have paid)

• Friday, December 18th -- Noon Dismissal

• Monday, December 21st thru January 1st -- Winter Break

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