Keepin' up with Carden!

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It is that time of the year to let Carden know your student's enrollment status for the school year 2021-2022. Please fill out the form below by Monday, February 15th.


Intended Enrollment for 2021-2022 Form


Hello Carden Families,


Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, February 24th via zoom. Please use the links below to sign-up to "meet" with your student's teacher. This is an opportunity to discuss your child's progress so far this school year. By participating in the conferences, you are actively helping your child's future.


• Mrs. Harris Parent/Teacher Conference Link

• Ms. Nichols Parent/Teacher Conference Link

• Miss Stoner Parent/Teacher Conference Link

• Mr. Magana Parent/Teacher Conference Link

• Ms. Chilton Parent/Teacher Conference Link

• Mr. Claridge Parent/Teacher Conference Link

• Coach Peralta Parent/Teacher Conference Link


Any questions, contact Mrs. Martinez at


Student's may wear their best Valentine's Day outfits on Friday, February 12th.


Click on the link below to view next year's School Calendar:

2021-2022 School Calendar


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 $9. 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 SIXTH day will be Tuesday, March 2nd.

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



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.


Raising Cane's Dinner Fundraiser

Mention THIS fundraiser at the register to help give us credit!

When: Wednesday, February 17th

Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: 4219 N Oracle Rd.


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.


AzM2 Testing Schedule for Grades 3-8


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!


It doesn’t matter if you’re going for the Buccaneers or the Chiefs or just watch for the commercials, these Super Bowl recipes will be a great addition to your Super Sunday!

- Mrs. Harris

 Cheesy Pizza Fondue

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

YIELD: about 5 cups.


• 1/2 pound ground beef

• 1 medium onion, chopped

• 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce

• 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil or dried oregano

• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

• 2-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

• 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


• 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pizza sauce, basil and garlic powder. Reduce heat to low. Add cheeses; stir until melted.

• 2.Transfer to a small fondue pot or 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with breadsticks, garlic toast and green peppers.

“Everything" Pigs in a Blanket

Classic pigs in a blanket, made with cocktail franks and flaky crescent rolls, baked with a sprinkle of savory "everything" bagel seasoning!  

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time15 mins


• 8 oz tube crescent roll dough, separated along perforated edges into triangles

• 24 beef little smokies cocktail franks, patted dry

• 1 large egg

• 2-3 Tbsp "everything" bagel seasoning


• Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

• Slice each triangle of crescent roll dough into 3 long strips.  Wrap each strip around a cocktail frank, pressing to seal the edges.  Place seam-side down on prepared baking sheet.  

• Beat egg, and brush over the top of each crescent/cocktail frank.  Sprinkle liberally with everything bagel seasoning.

• Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Serve warm.


Depending on your preferences, you might use more or less bagel seasoning. I prefer beef cocktail franks, but you can use any variety you like.

Cookie Dough Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6

easy cream cheese dip that tastes like cookie dough!


• 1/4 Cup Butter Unsalted

• 1/2 Cup brown Sugar

• 1 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla

• 8 oz Cream Cheese

• 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

• 1 cup Chocolate Chips Semisweet Mini


• In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and continue to cook until just starting to brown.

• Remove from heat and pour into another bowl to cool.

• Beat the cream cheese, brown sugar and powdered sugar for 1 minute, or until smooth.

• Add in the vanilla and beat again.

• Slowly beat in the cooled butter mixture and beat again for another minute or until all ingredients are properly combined.

• Stir in the chocolate chips.

• Place in the fridge to set.

• Serve with Vanilla Wafers or Graham crackers.


When you pull out the dip it will be pretty solid so make sure to remove it from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before you plan on serving it. This way it has time to soften up and guests can easily serve it up.

This dip will keep for several days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.





• 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)

MARCH 2021

• Tuesday, March 2nd -- Dollar for Duds (for those who have paid)

• Wednesday, March 3rd -- Hoop Shoot at 9 am for grades 2-6

• Monday, March 8th -- Pajama Day

• Tuesday, March 9th -- Fancy Day

• Wednesday, March 10th -- Holiday Day

• Thursday, March 11th -- Crazy Day

• Friday, March 12th -- Animal Day 

• Friday, March 12th -- Noon Dismissal

• Monday, March 15th-19th -- Spring Break

• Wednesday, March 17th -- Report Cards Sent Home


Squad Points

Being part of the Carden family means being part of a community within our classrooms. Squads have begun again within our campus. In order for students to be eligible to wear jeans and peace builder shirt on Wednesdays, signing the squad point link must be completed by the Tuesday prior.


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