News and Updates




Dear Parents,

We are delighted to welcome your child for a new school year and hope you had a wonderful summer. In order to create a smooth transition back into school, we want to communicate a few reminders:

Carden Memorial Information Form and Immunizations: The Information Form was sent out with your Enrollment Agreement and must be completed and returned to the office before August 30. A copy of this form is attached to this email. If any of your student's information changes during the school year (change of address, medical, etc.), please contact the office so our records remain up to date.

Immunizations: New students, and all incoming Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten students, must submit up to date immunization records prior to attending school. All D Form (7th grade) students should have received additional immunizations and also need to submit updated records. Records may be faxed directly to our office at (801) 487-5076.

Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten Open House: This Open House is for Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten students and their parents on Tuesday, September 3, from 2 - 4 p.m. Please note that students will be given a Carden school bag and all necessary school supplies.

First Day of School: School begins Wednesday, September 4, at 8:30 a.m. Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten students may go directly to their classrooms. Lower Prep - Upper Prep (1st - 3rd grade) students will meet on the north lawn until they are brought into the building by their teachers. A Form - E Form (4th - 8th grade) students will meet in the auditorium.

Parent Back to School Night: Thursday, September 12, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Details for the school year will be discussed by the teachers from each grade. Sessions will be repeated to allow for families with students in multiple grades.

Pancake Breakfast: Our annual Pancake Breakfast for Carden families will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Rounds: Our school day ends at 3:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2:10 p.m on Fridays. Students may be picked up on rounds in the west parking lot, the playground, or the church parking lot. The students will be led around the building twice in order for you to pick them up. Please keep your car turned off until all cars are ready to leave. LATE CARS WILL NO LONGER BE AN OPTION FOR PICKUP. Students not picked up after second rounds will go to Extended Care. A parent will then need to come in to pick up their student(s) from Extended Care.

Extended Care: Registration and fee information is available in the office if you would like to enroll your student in Extended Care. Morning Extended Care (7:30-8:15 a.m.) is located in room 16 with Mrs. Smith and afternoon Extended Care (3:30-5:30 p.m.) is held in room 23 with Mr. Alm. Please complete the registration prior to your student attending.

Lunch: Students bring their own lunch from home. The option to order lunch from Zao, Noodles & Co., or Little Caesars will begin the week of Sept. 9th. A separate email with details will be forthcoming.

Uniforms: Uniforms are to be purchased at Dennis Uniform. If you are unsure of the dress code, please visit our website or the Dennis Uniform website for a full listing. Please note the following uniform requirements:

  • Shoes for all boys are to be SOLID black or navy with a dark sole.
  • Dark belts and socks are to be worn by all boys. Magnetic belts work well for younger students.
  • Girls' skirts and jumpers are to be to the knee.
  • Shoes for girls are to be solid black or navy with dark soles. (Please no slip-on shoes for the younger girls since they can cause injury on the playground.)
  • No ankle booties or boots. In winter, snow boots are permitted for outdoors.
  • C Form - E Form PE clothing is plain black, grey, or navy knee length shorts with a plain black, navy, or grey t-shirt. Small logos are acceptable. This uniform must always be worn to PE.
  • A Form - B Form PE students will not need a PE uniform but are asked to bring athletic shoes appropriate for sports activities.
  • All students may wear the Carden sweatshirts (crew or quarter-zip) in the classroom on Monday - Wednesday. Formal uniform sweaters and blazers (optional for Monday - Wednesday) are required for Thursday and Friday. All other jackets and sweatshirts may be worn to recess, but not in the classroom.

Grooming: Students' hairstyles need to be conservative and reflect a well-groomed appearance in keeping with our traditional atmosphere. Boys' hair may be no longer than the top of the collar and trimmed above the eyebrows and ears. Designs cut into hair are not acceptable. Girls' hair is to be worn out of the face. Girls' hair accessories are to be conservative and match the uniform. Girls may wear a single pair of small earrings (nothing that dangles).

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices: Cell phones and other electronic devices (smart watches, tablets, etc.) are NOT to be used at school. If a student must bring one, we ask that it be turned off and kept in your child's backpack until he/she is picked up at the end of the day. Devices must not be in the student's possession at any time during the school day. If a student chooses to disregard this policy, the phone or electronic device will be taken to the office until a parent is able to retrieve it. If you need to send your student a message, please do so through the office. Students may use the office phone if a need arises. Arrangements for after school rides and activities should be made before the student arrives at school. Your support in this policy is greatly appreciated, as we are trying to keep students focused on learning and technologically safe.

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Carden 50Th Anniversary Save The Date

50 years of excellence in education

This fall Carden is celebrating 50 years of excellence in education. We hope you will plan to join us at our gala event on November 9. Please see the attached announcement and mark your calendars.

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Junior K and Kindergarten Open House

Join Us for Junior K and Kindergarten Open House

We are excited to welcome you to The Carden Memorial School's Junior K and Kindergarten Open House on September 4, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM!

The Carden Memorial School’s annual Jr. K-K grade Open House provides the opportunity to meet school administrators, speak with teachers, tour the school and ask questions. We highly encourage our parents to come out meet us during an Open House.

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Cursive Penmanship Class

We are offering a special cursive penmanship class for Middle Prep, Upper Prep, A Form, and B Form students who are new this year to Carden or who need some extra help and practice with cursive. This ten-week class will run from Tuesday, September 10th through Tuesday, November 12th. Students will meet after school each Tuesday from 3:20-3:50 p.m. with Mrs. Craghead in Room 3.

Students should gather after first rounds near the south doors to the East Wing hallway.
Parents are requested to meet with Mrs. Craghead in her classroom from 3:50-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10th to get information on the class, as well as guidelines for helping their children at home.

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Teaching Staff Changes

We are looking forward to the new school year and are excited to announce some changes in our teaching staff.

Mrs. Carpenter is joining Mrs. Giles as an assistant morning kindergarten teacher, and will continue to teach afternoons in Jr. K.

Mrs. Moffat will be a new Lower Prep homeroom teacher.

Mrs. Johnson is moving to Upper Prep as a homeroom teacher, and Mrs. Peterson will assist Mrs. Craghead in the afternoon.

Mrs. Kessler has taught 2nd and 5th grade, and now joins our C Form as a homeroom teacher.

Madame Newman, a native French speaker from Paris, is joining our staff as our French teacher.

Mrs. Cunningham, who came to Carden last year, is expanding her role to teach PE and World History.

Our new art teacher, Mrs. Kern, comes with over 20 years of experience teaching art to a wide range of ages.

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Support Carden Memorial Foundation through AmazonSmile

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce an opportunity to support Carden Memorial Foundation through AmazonSmile. When you shop at, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion (.5%) of the purchase price to our school. Here's how to get started:
  1. Visit It's just like shopping on the regular site, but on the fundraising side.
  2. Sign in. You can use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don't have an account, you can create one. The first time you go to the 'Smile' site, you will be asked to choose the organization that you want to support. Search for 'Carden Memorial Foundation' and push SELECT next to our name.
  3. Start shopping. Once you have chosen Carden Memorial Foundation, Amazon will remember this for future visits; you do not need to select it each time you shop. However, you DO need to begin your shopping session by entering Amazon through Make it even easier by setting a bookmark.
  4. Spread the word. Once you've checked out, Amazon makes it easy to spread the news to your friends through Facebook and Twitter. Please be sure to let everyone know you've supported Carden Memorial and invite them to do the same. It costs the purchaser nothing and is a great benefit to our school.

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Carden Memorial School's Golden Anniversary

Dear Friends and Parents of Carden Memorial School,

This year we reach a magnificent milestone. Carden Memorial School is celebrating its Golden Anniversary, the achievement of 50 years as a premier learning institution in Salt Lake City, Utah. While reaching this historic landmark fills us with great joy, what we're truly celebrating is a rich history filled with moments that have shaped us over the past fifty years. As we look ahead, we couldn't be more excited! Our immediate goal as a newly constituted Foundation is the improvement of our school building and the learning infrastructure for our children. We hope you will participate in this journey with us.

As part of our 50th anniversary, a dinner and silent auction will be held during the 2019-2020 school year. This 50th anniversary celebration is about investing in your children and their future education. We are currently raising funds to assist in building repairs and improvements to our wonderful school building.

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Carden Summer School, August 12-16

\We hope your summer is off to a wonderful start. As you plan your activities, please keep in mind our Carden Summer School, to be held the week of August 12-16, from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.

Summer School is open to new and returning students who will be entering 1st through 6th grade, and our classes provide an opportunity for fun and learning before children return returning to school in September. Here's a preview of what we have planned:

1st and 2nd Grade: (with Mrs. Giles) Students will delight in playing interactive games to review reading and math skills. Inspiration from the outdoors will be the basis for creative art projects.

3rd and 4th Grade: (with Mrs. Cross) Writing creative poems about summer activities, and painting with watercolors will be part of this summer school experience. Students will review math facts and create their own math facts board game, and learn about science through a fun lemonade making experiment.

5th and 6th Grade: (with Mr. Alm) Students will engage in some exciting art projects as well as creative writing. Playing NBA Math Hoops will allow students to practice math facts and review percents and decimals in a board game that combines NBA player statistics and math. They will learn more about science through experiments that produce both physical and chemical changes.

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D Form Summer Day Trips

We are excited to announce that it's time to sign up for the D Form Summer Day Trips. These trips are open to all students who are entering 7th grade at Carden this fall. We are offering three separate trips on August 20th, 21st, and 22nd and have planned a day of mountain biking, fishing, and hiking in that order. These trips will be led by Mr. Moffat and Mrs. North, who both have extensive experience with these activities. The cost for all three trips will be $150.00 per student. You may also choose to participate in just one or two of the planned trips. If you elect to do fewer than the full three days, the cost is $50.00 per day. This will provide for all activity expenses including lunches.

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NBA Math Hoops Games

The NBA Math Hoops games have finally arrived! If you purchased a game, they are now available for pick-up in the office during our summer office hours, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

If you did not purchase a game, but would still like to buy one, we do have some extras. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Hardman in the office at 801-486-4895.

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