AzM2 Testing Schedule for Grades 3-8

The first week of testing went well! Couldn't be more proud of the Carden students on campus. Testing will continue throughout the month of April with grades 3 and 6 testing next week. Keep up the fantastic work!


Earth Day Celebration

(Rock Painting to beautify the Campus, Flying Kites to get some vitamin D, Lunch with awesome people and Grades to show student progress!)


When: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Why: Earth Day & Progress Report Preparation

Where: Classrooms, Grass Field and Peter Piper Pizza


 PLEASE provide your OWN kite!

• Kites must be assembled before coming to school. If a kite is not assembled by the parents/guardians prior to arriving at school, students will not be able to fly their kites.

• Rock Painting starts in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m. Students will paint positive words/pictures for an Earth Day message to spread around campus.

• At 11:00 am, classes will walk to grass fields to fly kites.

• Noon Dismissal

• Peter Piper Fundraiser from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ina location. Bring a flyer to use at time of purchase!


We are looking for donations for some new basketballs, soccer balls, kickballs, footballs, volleyballs and dodge balls. The equipment is used during recess for all grade levels. Any donations may be turned into the office at any time. If you are able to help out, we would greatly appreciate it!



Thank you to the Boughan Family for such a great donation for our students across the campus!  Students are already loving it!


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 $3. 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 FINAL day will be Tuesday, May 4th.

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



Carden is enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year! Invite friends and family to join the Carden community. We look forward to all of our new additions!

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.


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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There have been many challenges in life this year, and as I am currently going through another personal challenge, I have sat back for a little  soul searching about how I live my life.  There is a saying that was originally from a poem from Bessie Anderson Stanley in 1904.  Live, Laugh, and Love was originally written by Stanley in the form of an essay for a contest for the Brown Book magazine, asking those who entered to describe and define success. The Live, Laugh, Love , inspiration comes from the first line of the poem: 

“He achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it; Who has left the world better than he found it, Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; Whose life was an inspiration; Whose memory a benediction.”

This quote is still  appropriate in today’s world we live in. We may have more advances today, but it is still important to value others, leave the earth a better place, appreciate the natural beauty that is around us. We often forget the small things in our technological age.  Success is living well, treating others with respect and kindness, accepting each other’s unique differences, and being able to discuss differences without accusations. Success is loving each other and being able to forgive perceived wrongs against each other. Success is being able to laugh at ourselves and be able to admit to our mistakes.

 -Mrs. Carns


APRIL 2021

• Friday, April 16th -- 2/3 Opening - Noon Dismissal

• Thursday, April 22nd -- Rock Painting - Kite Day - Noon Dismissal - Peter Piper 1 pm - 3 pm

• Friday, April 23rd -- K/1 Opening

• Friday, April 30th -- Teacher Opening

MAY 2021

• Monday, May 3rd -- Teacher Appreciation Week

• Tuesday, May 4th -- Dollar For Duds

• Thursday, May 6th -- Board Meeting at 2 pm

• Friday, May 14th -- Noon Dismissal

• Monday, May 24th -- 4th/5th Grade Tea Party

• Wednesday, May 26th -- 8th Grade Graduation

• Thursday, May 27th -- Yearbooks and Field Day

• Friday, May 28th -- Last Day of School and Carpool Awards


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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