Easy ways to help support Carden!

Send in the box tops for Education, every penny counts!

 Start following Carden on Facebook! Click here to "like" our page and show your support! Also, please take a minute to review Carden of Tucson on Yelp by clicking here! Let us know what you love, and maybe even what we could do better. Your input is vital in encouraging improvement at Carden!

Use: www.goodsearch.com when searching on the internet. Carden receives a donation every time you use this search engine.  We just received a check from goodsearch for over $60 for just using the using the search engine.



Tax Credits are an easy and positive way to help support our activities at Carden School.  Many couples can donate up to $400 and single tax payers up to $200.  You make the donation to Carden before December 31, 2012, we will give you a letter verifying your donation then when you do your taxes for 2012 you will deduct the amount you contributed to Carden for tax credit from the amount you owe for State Income Tax. Please help support our teachers and students!

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PTO News

  • PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at 3:30 PM in MPR. Come and give us your input.  

  • Lunch orders for the week of December 17th, 18th & 19th are due on Monday, December 10th.  Please remember that the order you turned in on Monday is for the following week!

  • Santa's Gift Shop will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 13th & 14th.  See information in Friday's packet..

  • Start cleaning out your closets and garage.  Carden's annual Yard Sale will be on Saturday, January 26th.

Mae Carden thought of the week:

Remember that the positive qualities of loyalty, honesty, friendship, and reliability, enoble the child's life. 


Mae Carden, "Let's Bring Them Up Sensibly" pg. 90

Upcoming Events 


  • The Carden Student Body Government's Holiday Can Drive, starting the beginning of December and through the 20th. 

  • Santa's Gift Shop will be held Thursday & Friday, December 13th & 14th.  Look for more information Friday's packet.

  • Friday, December 14th--Middle School Mid Term  Study Party from 3:30 to 4:30

  • Wednesday, December 19th--1st Grade to the Library 8:30 to 10:00 Christmas Program rehearsal at 10:15 AM

  • Friday, December 21st--Christmas Program @ 10 AM.  Children may leave after program.  No Child Care on this day.

  • Friday, December 28th--Report Cards mailed

The Carden Middle Schoolers are now blogging their thoughts on today's current events. Check out their blog by clicking here. They are very proud of their work and so are their teachers!



 We are asking that every child be registered in the After School Program (even if you never use it) so that if an emergency should arise and you are not able to arrive by 3:30 PM or if you have to drop your children off before 8 AM they will have a place to go.  If you need forms please contact Mrs. O'Leary or the office.

Please use the car pool line when picking up or dropping off students.  If you need to go to office, park in the parking lot. 


Please call the office if your child is absent. 

Children are to wear white or red tops and blue bottoms on Fridays. 

Supply Donations and Kindergarden Tuition

Many thanks to all who attended the meeting last Friday evening.  We appreciate your continued support and will keep you informed of how things are progressing.

 Thank you to all of you who have either paid your supply donation or kindergarden tuition. Carden relies on these funds to provide our students with their classroom supplies and other resources. If you have not paid your fees, please contact the office to figure out your balance or set up options. We are happy to work with everyone to insure the least bit of hassel.  If you have any questions, please call the office.

Thank you for your support and investment in Carden!


The students and Mr. Claridge are working on the Christmas Program which will be presented on Friday, December 21st at 10 AM.  The children are asked to wear their Christmas clothes or blue bottoms with either a white, a red, a blue or a green top. 

School will be dismissed when the program has finished. 

Carden Athletics

Our Carden athletes continue to represent our school well.  Keep up the good work! 

Coach Henricks reports that our basketball will be playing in the YMCA Basketball tournament on Friday, December 7 at 5 PM.  If they win, they will play again the following week.



Check out more pictures of games by clicking here