A letter from Mrs. Jeppson

Words can not express the joy I find with the start of every school year. It is my honor and privilege to guide the education of all of our students. Without a doubt, Carden is a caring and encouraging learning environment, all of our teachers work tirelessly to ensure that every student receives a quality education. Seriously, if you ever want to see what our teachers do, please spend just ten minutes in a classroom and you will be blown away! 

Our students are exceptional individuals, whenever our students are out and about in the Tucson community, they are always complimented on their behavior and kindness. We are certainly fortunate to have the educational community that we do!

 As I am sure many of you are aware, the world of education is changing on a daily basis. Carden of Tucson and the Carden Foundation are committed to providing a relevant education for each one of our students. We do not, however, believe in disregarding the good that has been accomplished over the years. As a school community we are committed to providing a relevant, comprehensive, thoughtful education for all of our students. Our students must know from whence they came so that they can appropriately conquer their futures!

 I want to thank our faculty and staff for, day after day, working with each student. I want to thank our students for working hard and not giving up easily. I also want to thank our parents, who entrust their children to us every day, we understand the gravity of our calling and hope to walk it out with humility and tenacity.  


Mrs Jeppson

Many thanks to all who attended Friday Night's Parent Meeting.  We appreciate the questions and hope we were able to provide satisfactory answers. Some  informational material was distributed to each family.  You may pick up yours in the office if you were not able to attend.  

Thank you to all of the families who have taken the time to support other Carden families! 

Don't forget, you can purchase a StandUpToCancer t-shrit to wear at school on Thursdays.! 


Pennies For Pasta starts Monday, October 21st and ends Friday, November 1st. It will be benefitting both Lymphoma and Leukemia cancer research. 

Please encourage your children to help in any way they can.  

 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!

Account updates were sent home with report cards the week of September 30th.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Go Cougars!


  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Monday October 28th  

  • Next PTO Meeting Monday, November 18th 3:15

  • Fall Carnival Saturday, November 2nd at the school from 3-6 PM 

Can't wait to see you there! 

The 7th and 8th graders had a once in a life time trip to the Grand Canyon this past Friday!

They were able to visit the Canyon and also do some anthropology work with ancient ruins.

Thanks to all of the Chaperons and Parents that made this trip possible!

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!

Veteran's Day Program! 

The Carden annual Veteran's Day program is scheduled for November 8th at 1:00 PM.

Students have specific dress code.Kindergarden through 2nd grade are to wear navy blue bottoms and white tops. 3rd through 5th grade are to wear navy blue bottoms and navy blue tops. Middle school students are asked to wear navy blue bottoms and red tops. 

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Mae Carden thought of the week:

"Gratitude does not limit. The real treasures of life come to the grateful, for they know that wealth is not the goal of life, that fame has little substance, and that the inner life of each and every person is the all-important facet of living."

-Mae Carden

The Carden PTO

Don't forget the next PTO meeting is November 18th at 3:15! 

 Upcoming Events  

 October 2013   

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Monday, October 28th 

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

    November 2013

  • Saturday, November 2nd -- Fall Carnival @ 3:00PM
  • Tuesday, November 5th -7th-- 5th grade Earth Keepers Field Trip
  • Friday, November 8th -- Veteran's Day Program @1:00PM
  • Monday, November 11th-- Veteran's Day- No School!
  •    Friday, November 15th -- Early Out @ 12:00

  • Wednesday, November 27th -- Early Out @ 12:00
  • Thursday, November 28th-29th -- Thanksgiving Vacation

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!

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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