Dear Carden Families,

As you have probably heard, one of our beloved 4th graders was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this week. What you might not have heard is that one of our wonderful 3rd graders is currently battling cancer, in the form of Leukemia, as well. As we move forward with this school year, we would like to support these families during every step of their difficult journey.

We have created a form that will be shared with all families in the newsletter. Every time one of our community members purchases a gift for our two students who are “standing-up-to cancer”, we ask that you enter your purchase onto the document. This will help people know what has already been purchased, and will give ideas for the kinds of gifts that people are giving. We would love to see a steady stream of care packages heading towards these two families, so that these children, and their families, are constantly reminded that they have our continuous love and support.

Carden of Tucson is also declaring Thursdays, “Stand Up To Cancer” Thursday. Students are invited to purchase Stand Up To Cancer T-Shirts and wear them with their uniform bottoms every Thursday. The following website raises money for cancer research and offers the youth Angry Birds t-shirt design that Carden has chosen for Stand Up To Cancer Thursdays.

Our annual Pennies For Pasta will be benefitting both Lymphoma and Leukemia cancer research. Thank you for helping to make Carden a supportive and caring community!


Mrs. Bennon

 Click here to access the Gift Document

Kindergarden Tuition and Supply Donation! 

Thank you to all of our families who have contacted the office regarding Kindergarden Tuition and Supply Donation!

If you have not done this yet, please talk to the office staff! 

Carden is grateful for the continued support from our school family! 

Go Cougars!

Vote for Carden!


Carden of Tucson is participating in Target's annual "Give with Target" campaign. All you need to do is follow this link and vote for Carden!

Every vote counts as $1 towards school supplies!

Go Cougars!

Go Cougars!

Congratulations to the awesome Carden Volleyball team! The Carden Cougar Volleyball team is currently ranked 13th in the State! 

Pizza Kits!

Keep selling your pizza kits!

All proceeds support classroom field trips!

Our goal is 300 kits!

ALL orders and payments are due MONDAY, September 23rd!!



Our fall community meeting is scheduled for October 18th at 7:00PM. Please make sure that one member from each family is in attendance. 

Items discussed at the meeting will include:

  • Carden's current financial situation

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

  • State Standards Requirements

  • Ways you can help support Carden! 

Can't wait to see you there! 


The 7th and 8th graders will be traveling to the Grand Canyon on October 25th. If your family has not received an information packet, please see Mrs. Livingood as soon as possible!

The total cost for the trip is $85.00 which includes transportation, and all three meals. Student will be traveling by chartered bus.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Livingood.

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!

Mae Carden thought of the week:

"Complaining is habit-forming. It devitalized the atmosphere, is immature, and is never pleasant to the listener."

-Mae Carden

Let's Bring Them Up Sensibly pg. 18

The Carden PTO

The PTO is off to a great start this year! Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting on the 16th!

The next PTO meeting is October 21st at 3:15.

 Upcoming Events  

September 2013

  • Thursday, September 26th -- Early Out -- Noon Dismissal for grading 

  • Thursday, September 26th -- Kindergarden to Reid Park Zoo

  • Friday, September 27th -- 3rd Grade to the Flowing Wells Library

  • Monday, September 30th -- First day of Fall Vacation, school resumes October 14th. 

October 2013

  • Monday, October 14th -- School Resumes @ 8:10

  • Thursday, October 17th -- Fall School Pictures

  • Thursday, October 17th -- Grand Canyon Departure Meeting @3:15
  • Thursday, October 17th -- Board Meeting @4:00

  • Friday, October 18th -- School Community Meeting @ 7:00PM

  • Monday, October 21st -- PTO Meeting @ 3:15

  • Friday, October 25th -- 7th and 8th grade trip to the Grand Canyon

  • Thursday, October 31st -- Kindergarden to the Pumpkin Patch

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!

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.


Visitors on Campus!

Parents, friends, family, and visitors, if you are coming on campus, please make sure you sign in at the office!

This will help keep classroom disruptions to a minimum and insure campus safety!

Thank you for your cooperation! 


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