Keepin' up with Carden!

Start following Carden on Facebook! Click here to "like" our page and show your support! We are communicating more and more using facebook! We want to make sure everyone is connected! 

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On December 16th, 17th and 18th, students may wear any holiday attire they wish. Please keep it appropriate and continue to follow basic dress code rules. (Closed toe shoes, no tank tops, shorts must reach middle finger).


Christmas 2020

As we go on Christmas break we know some families may travel or see family members that you haven't been with. Please email the office if you or anyone in your family gets sick over break. Help us keep everyone safe for our return to school on January 4th.


As a school, we earned over $1500 dollars with the Jim Click Raffle.


Thank you to everyone who participated!


Dollar for Duds is the first Tuesday of each month. It is a Fundraiser for the Carden PTO. Students can wear appropriate "street" clothes to school that day. Proceeds are used for school improvements. To participate, the cost is $3 per day, per student. If you wish to pay for the remainder of the year, it is $15. 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. 


Our FOURTH day will be Tuesday, JANUARY 5th.

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



Carden sweatshirts have been ordered and will be delivered in a few weeks. Thank you!


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 gift card.


Don't forget to send in your tax credits for 2020 by April 15th, 2021! 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.


"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."


-Walt Disney


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!


We would like to have ALL students receive 100% each week and be able to wear jeans and their peace builder shirts. 

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Suggestions for Teachers, Parents and Kids of all ages

by Mrs. Mollie Hunter, Speech Pathologist.

These online sites are recommended to you because I have used them with children and have found them to be fun, valuable, interesting and FREE!

1. Storyline Online :   Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.  Excellent choices of stories; find stories of varying interests and ages.

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children’s hospitals. 

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on gifts, grants and donations to fund Storyline Online and produce all of its videos. SAG is the Screen Actors Guild.

2. Art For Kids : Wonderful instruction about how to draw hundreds, maybe thousands, of things. Batman, owls, parrots, snow globes, Legos people,  bikes, buildings, etc. The Teacher is a man who really excels at teaching drawing….and in encouraging kids to learn to be artists. I LOVE this website! (art for kids hub)His children appear with him and he instructs them how to follow his directions, all the while demonstrating each move that he makes…as he also praises the child and makes the gentlest and kindest of suggestions.  He is on the internet and YouTube. I think you will love this fellow and your kids will love his teaching skills. Good instruction, good demos, good outcomes! Fun!

3. The Guttenberg Project was created several years ago to preserve books which people love but which are no longer “in print”.  For Fun and For  FREE.  Free EBook and Free Audio Books, mostly for adults or older teens Many wonderful selections.



• Friday, December 18th -- Student Breakfast/Noon Dismissal

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

January 2021

• Monday, January 4th -- School Resumes for 3rd Quarter at 8:10 am

• Tuesday, January 5th -- Dollar for Duds (for those who have paid)

• Monday, January 11th -- MOD Pizza Fundraiser (ALL DAY)

• Wednesday, January 13th -- Hoop Shoot @ 9:00 am (grades 2-6)

• Friday, January 15th -- Noon Dismissal

• Monday, January 18th -- MLK Day (No School)

• Thursday, January 21st -- Spelling Bee

• Monday, January 25th -- School Choice Week


• Wednesday, February 17th -- Raising Cane's Fundraiser from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

• Wednesday, February 24th -- Noon Dismissal/Parent-Teacher Conferences

• Thursday, February 25th -- Rodeo Break (No School)

• Friday, February 26th -- Rodeo Break (No School)

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