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! 

Carden Geography Bee!

Congratulations to Sana Ownes (7th grade), winner of the 2013 Carden Geography Bee! 

2nd Place went to Emma Kelsch (8th grade) and 3rd Place went to Christian Houlton (8th grade). Other school participants were, Wyatt Packer, Jessie Bednorz, David Denker, Alex Rasmussen, Liam Russell, Isabelle Oldaker, and Mason Goodman.

Easy ways to help support Carden!

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

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 for 2013 can be made anytime during 2013. 

PTO News

  • PTO Meeting on Tuesday, February 12th at 3:30 PM in MPR. Come and give us your input.  

  • Lunch orders for the week of February 4th, 5th & 6th are due on Monday,  January 28th.  Please remember that the order you turned in on Monday is for the following week..

  • Carden's annual Yard Sale will be on Saturday, January 26th

  • National School Choice Week January 27th through February 2nd.  Bring your family and friends on Friday evening February 1st and help us celebrate from 4 to 6 PM.  Chili will be served at 5:30 PM.    

Carden is Awarded a Target Field Trip Grant!

Carden of Tucson is proud to announce that The 8th Grade Social Studies program was awarded a Field Trip grant from Target Corporation. The 8th graders will be attending a hands-on simulation on economics and personal finance through Junior Achievement in Phoenix.  

The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help children learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.

Mrs Livingood and the 8th grade students are thankful to Target for their support of positive learning and student engagement! 

Mae Carden thought of the week:

The purpose of education is to teach individuals to think and develop good judgment.

-Mae Carden

What's new at Carden of Tucson.

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Upcoming Events 

 January 2013 

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

February 2013

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

  • Monday, February 4th --Pennies for Pasta Begins

  • Thursday, February 7th -- Spring Pictures and Early Out

  • Tuesday, February 12th -- 2nd grade to the Desert Museum

  • Thursday, February 14th -- Babysitting night! All proceeds go to the Washington D.C. trip

  • Wednesday, February 20th-- Grand Parents Day and Rodeo Program
  • Thursday, February 21st -22nd-- Rodeo Vacation

  • Thursday, February 28th - 1st -- 5th grade Science Fair

March 2013

  • Friday, March 1st-- Middle School Science Fair

  • Saturday, March 2nd -- Carden 5K Run!

  • Monday, March 4th - 8th -- Spirit Week

  • Tuesday, March 5th- 7th -- 5th Grade Earth Keepers Trip 

  • Friday, March 8th -- 2nd Grade Bird Presentations

  • Monday, March 11th-- 16th - Middle School Washington DC Trip


Don't forget to check the Carden of Tucson Middle School Current Events blog! 

       Click here for the link


 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.