Many thanks to Mr. Claridge and the children for the entertaining Christmas Program.  Their many hours of preparation and practice produced another outstanding performance. 

Thanks to all who brought food for the breakfast, canned goods for the food drive and items for Santa's gift shop which netted about $800.  

This is a busy time of year and we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Holidays and we are looking forward to a wonderful New Year.  School wil resume on Monday, January 7, 2013.

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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 On Monday, December 17th from 3-4 PM in the MPR Coach Hendrick sponsored a party for all Carden athletes who participated in the  Fall Season and everyone who is interested in particpating in the Winter Season that starts in February. 

Awards to handed out along new registration forms.  Coach Hendricks provided pizza and water for all who attended.  Many thanks to Coach Hendricks, Coach Hughes, Coach Taylor, and Coach Sierra for a very successful Fall Season.

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 14th, 15th & 16 are due on Monday,  January 7th.  Please remember that the order you turned in on Monday is for the following week..

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

Mae Carden thought of the week:

Stamina which is strong dismisses fear, discouragement, indifference, unjust criticism, rivalry, cowardice, loss of self-reliance, envy, and sarcasm. 


Mae Carden, "Let's Bring Them Up Sensibly" pg. 6

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

A letter from Mr. Harper

I would like to wish the Carden Of Tucson Charter School families, A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!Enjoy the time spent with friends and family members and be safe.  I have started analysis of the data and writing Charter Four. I need six more interviews from parents. 

Parents can contact me through my email address jimmy2gwen@yahoo.com to set up a day and time that we can talk over the phone. The interview will last twenty minutes or less.

 Enjoy your family over the holiday's and I will talk to you in 2013!

Upcoming Events 


  • Wednesday, December 26th--Report Cards mailed

 January 2013 

  • Monday, January 7th--School Resumes

  • Tuesday, January 8th--PTO Meeting @ 3:30 PM in MPR

  • Thursday, January 10th--Spelling Bee @ 1:00 PM

  • Thursday, January 17th--Carden Demonstrations

  • Monday, January 21st--No School, Civil Rights Day

  • Friday, January 25th--Geography Bee @ 1 PM

  • Saturday, January 26th--Yard Sale from 7 AM to Noon

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.