Welcome to the 2013- 2014 School Year!


As Director of Carden of Tucson, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2013-2014 school year! This is Carden’s thirty-fourth year as a school, we have come so far, and continue to provide quality education to each and every student. We have a great school year planned, and I know all of the teachers and staff are excited to meet each student, new or returning!

Carden of Tucson is, without a doubt, one of Tucson’s true treasures. Our students are unique children who explore and create both inside and outside the classroom. Our school community is made up of, not only faculty, staff, and students, but a wonderful group of parents who are dedicated to quality education. We pride ourselves in our positive and encouraging learning environment that strives to see each student works to his or her greatest potential! We set high academic, personal, and civic standards for both our students and our Faculty. At Carden we believe that education is not just a means to an end, but rather the foundation for personal success and dignity.

Please make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletter, this will help to ensure your family is up to date and aware of what is going on at Carden. First quarter is always busy, please do not forget to join us every Friday at 8:10 for our school-wide opening. Also, our annual Constitution Program is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th at the Berger Theater. Back to School night is August 5th, this is a great time to meet teachers and other Carden community members!

As always, our wonderful office staff and Administration is always here to help with any questions you may have!

Again, welcome back to school! Let’s make this year the best one yet!

Go Cougars!


Mrs Jeppson

What Do You Think?!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to each one of the families who participated in our end of the school year survey! The Governing Board, Administrationand Faculty have taken time to read through your feedback and we are excited for some new changes at Carden!

Many families expressed a desire for Parent, Teacher Conferences on an annual basis. We would love to know a little bit more about what details work best for you. Please take a minute and fill out this brief survey!

Click here to access the survey!

Thank you!


Gate Closings!

To improve school safety after school, all gates, except the main gate will be closed at 3:15. In the morning, all gates, except the main gate will closed at 8:40 and opened at 2:30.

If you have any question please see the office. 

Easy ways to help support Carden!

Don't forget to bring in your BoxTops and other easy ways to help Carden!

Tax Credits are being accepted in the office, see Miss Gardner or Mrs. Livingood with any questions!

The Carden of Tucson community is excited to welcome our new Faculty Members!

Mr. Ross 

6th grade homeroom and Middle School Science

Mrs. Curtis 

7th grade aide and Middle School Study Skills

Ms. Parry 

1st grade aide 

Please make sure to give each one of them a friendly Carden welcome! 

Keepin' up with Carden!

Start following Carden on Facebook! Click here to "like" our page and show your support! We are communicating more and more using facebook! We want to make sure everyone is connected! 

 Also, please take a minute to review Carden of Tucson on GreatSchools.com!

Mae Carden thought of the week:

"Many children are being driven to get marks. Marks, not knowledge and understanding become all important. This is an utter disregard of true value."

-Mae Carden

Let's Bring Them Up Sensibly pg. 104

 Upcoming Events  

July 2013

  • Monday, July 22nd -- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

  • Friday, July 26th -- Kindergarden Opening @ 8:15
  • Saturday, July 27th -- Second Middle School Orientation @ 9:00

August 2013

  • Monday, August 5th -- Back to School Night @ 6:30
  • Friday, August 16th -- 8th Grade trip to Arizona State Museum @10:30AM
  • Thursday, August 22nd -- Early Out for Teacher Grading

Just a Few Friendly Reminders:

Every child must 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. 


If your student is absent, please call the office by 9:30AM. 

Children are asked to wear white or red tops and blue bottoms on Fridays.