Dear Carden Parents,

Can you believe we are almost at the end of the second quarter? The Carden of Tucson faculty and staff is so proud of all our students have accomplished over these last six months! We wanted to take a moment and thank all of the parents who attended the meeting on November 30th and everyone who has taken the time to return their community survey. If you have not had a chance to submit your survey, please take your time, but know we appreciate, and look forward to your input.

Carden of Tucson is so fortunate to have the support of parents and families like you. Thank you for investing in Carden and sharing your family's learning experience with us. We hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday vacation and a blessed New Year. 


See you in 2013,

The Carden of Tucson Faculty and Staff


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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 Monday, December 17th

3-4 PM in the MPR

Everyone interested playing in the Winter Season and all who played in the Fall Season are invited.  Sports awards will be given out to the Soccer, Volleyball & Basketball players,  Refreshments will be served.  See you there.  Parents are welcome. 


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 January 7th, 8th & 9th are due on Thursday December 20th.  Please remember that the order you turned in on Thursday is for the first week of the third quarter.

  • Santa's Gift Shop was a great success.  Many thanks to those who sent items to be sold and for those who were able to come the children shop.

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

Mae Carden thought of the week:

Don't reserve your smiles for your intimate friends. Fortunately, smiles are available in unlimited supply. 


Mae Carden, "Let's Bring Them Up Sensibly" pg. 19

Mrs. Romney has two male puppies who need good homes.  If you are interested give her a call at 907-7043.

Upcoming Events 


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

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, December 26th--Report Cards mailed

     January 2013

  • Monday, January 7th--School Resumes

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. 


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.