On Thursday, January 10th, Carden held its annual Spelling Bee where the two winners from each class (1st through 4th) and (5th through 8th) competed.  The top winners were Lincoln Rasmussen (2nd grade) and Ruth Andrews (3rd grade); & Ashley Gin and Eva Wallen (both 7th graders)

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 GreatSchools.com!

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.


 Many thanks to everyone who donated their Tax Credit to Carden of Tucson.  These monies enable us do extracurricular activities.

Carden of Tucson’s

National School Choice Chili Celebration

When: February 1, 2013

Time: 4:00PM -6:00PM

Where: Carden of Tucson

Carden of Tucson Charter School is excited to participate in National School Choice Week!  Come visit Carden on February 1st from 4:00- 6:00, meet our teachers and staff and see why school choice is so important! We have a great schedule of events planned including a performance from our Show Choir, sharing from Carden of Tucson Alumni, and free chili to eat!

Schedule of Events:

4:00-4:30 - Meet and Greet, visit classrooms

4:30- 5:30 - School Celebration!

5:30 - 6:00 - Q & A for perspective parents and families

Questions? Contact Mrs Livingood @ blivingood@cardenoftucson.org

Visit the National School Choice Week Website to RSVP for the event or visit our Facebook page! 

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

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 

 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

 February 2013

  • Friday, February 1st - National School Choice Chili Celebration

  • Thursday, February 7th - Early Out @ 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.