Our National School Choice Celebration held on Friday evening February 1st was a great success. 

Many thanks to all who were able to attend and bring their friends.  The Show Choir, under the direction of Mr. Claridge, gave another outstanding performance.  Many thanks to Ms. Nichols and Mrs. Livingood for organizing the event; to the faculty, staff and students for their support; to the alumni who shared their Carden experience; to Mr. Gardner and his crew who made certain chairs, tables, and sound system were ready to go and that the campus and classrooms were in tip-top shape.  

Thanks to the PTO, under the direction of Mrs. Kelsch, for providing and serving the food; and all students and parents who helped clean up.  Special thanks for Brushfire BBQ for donating the delicious cornbread.

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 11th, 12th & 13th are due on Monday,  February 4th.  Please remember that the order you turned in on Monday is for the following week..

  • Carden's annual Yard Sale was held on Saturday, January 26th in the rain but we made about $200 inspite of the weather.  Carden was presented a check this past week for $425 from McDonald's for our proceeds from McTeacher Night which was held in December. 

  • Our annual Book Fair wil be held on Thursday and Friday, February 14th and 15th.  If you can voluteer to help please contact the PTO or call Mrs. Jeppson.

  • Grandparent's Day will be held on Wednesday, February 20th at 1:30 PM in conjunction with Rodeo Day Program.  Please plan to attend as we honor these special people.    

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Supports Carden of Tucson!


Carden of Tucson is proud to announce that the second grade was awarded an annule sponsorship to bring students to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Every year the second graders are able to visit the  Desert Museum and learn interesting information about our wildlife and native habitat. With the provision of these funds, both Carden and the Desert Museum have secured this opportunity for future Carden students. 

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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If you haven't turned in your Parent Survey from second quarter, please get it in as soon as possible! Let us know what you love, and maybe even what we could do better. Your input is vital in encouraging improvement at Carden!

Upcoming Events  

February 2013

  • 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 & Friday, February 14th & 15th--Book Fair in MPR from 8 AM to 4 PM on Thursday and 8 to 3 on Friday.

  • Friday, February 15th -- 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

Babysitting Night!

The 7th and 8th graders will be providing a babysitting night for all Carden Families.

Friday, February 15th from 5:30- 9:00.

All procedes go to help send Carden students to Washington, D.C..

Any questions? Contact Mrs. Livingood


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.