Keepin' up with Carden!

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Carden needs your help answering some questions. By filling out the survey, your family will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. Use the link below to fill out a school survey.




Thank you to all of our parents, guardians and teachers that participated in our Parent/Teacher conferences. We appreciate the involvement of our families.


We would like to THANK one of our Carden families for referring a new family to the Carden Community. The new student has merged well into their new classroom and with their new classmates.


The referring family has received $100 gift card of their choice.


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.


Love of Reading/Spirit Week

March 8th - March 12th

Each day has a different theme that pairs with a story/book.

*Students who do not want to participate are to come dressed in their school uniform*

• Monday (Goodnight Moon) -- PAJAMA DAY! Come dressed in your best PJs and accessories!

• Tuesday (Tea Rex) -- FANCY DAY! Come dressed as royalty in your fanciest outfit!

• Wednesday (How to Catch a Leprechaun) -- HOLIDAY DAY! What’s your favorite holiday? Dress from head to toe in your favorite holiday attire!

• Thursday (Cat in the Hat) -- CRAZY DAY! Wear your wackiest, mismatched outfit!

• Friday (Goldilocks & The 3 Bears) -- ANIMAL DAY! Dress up as your favorite animal!


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!


From Mr. Magana:

Last Thursday I went out with a couple of friends that I made in the Tucson Salsa dancing community. One is a Bachata instructor and the other was a student in one of the classes that I was taking. We met at a restaurant called El Berraco. 

El Berraco is the name of a submarine that is out of southern America, presumably Colombia. The word “Berraco” is used in Colombia to describe an act of heroism. This restaurant boasts of making seafood found along the Pacific coast between South and North America. 

Regarding the restaurant, the food is good. I had the orange salmon and it was good. It wasn’t earth shattering but it was good. My friends really liked their dishes and gave praise to what they had. I found the menu to be diverse and unique. The prices were high but as expected for seafood. The location is not the best. The restaurant is found on 1st Avenue, between Fort Lowell and Glenn. The parking is not well kept . The restaurant is built in the form of a submarine which was interesting and provided for ambiance. 

If you like seafood with a unique Latin flavor, and don’t mind the area and parking, this is a good place to visit. 

But, before I let you go, let me mention the best part of my experience. On Thursdays they have Latin night. There was a small live band there led by Rafael playing Salsa and other Latin music. I also saw DJ Tony who is a Tucson DJ and specializes in Latin Music. This really made the experience much more enjoyable. If you like live music, if you like Latin music, and if you like to dance to Latin music then this will be the place to go on Thursday nights. Due to Covid, there is no dancing at this time, but as the population is immunized and we return to a level of normalcy, this will be a place to visit on Thursday nights for a Latin music fix accompanied by good seafood. 

El Berraco - Seafood & Spirits (




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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