Carden Parents

Parent Volunteers

At Carden Academy, we actively encourage parents to be involved in the lives of their students at school. There are many ways parents can participate, whether it is daily, weekly, monthly, or only for specific events. Even the smallest amount of time makes a significant difference to our school and our students. Students are thrilled when their families become involved in their daily experience. Please contact Friends of Carden at or the school office to volunteer for any of the following programs:

  • Hot Lunch Distribution: Help log and distribute hot lunch selections to the students who have pre-purchased online. This event occurs daily. You can sign up for specific days or a regularly weekly schedule. In exchange for your time, you receive credits towards hot lunch purchases for your student.
  • Library/ Book Fairs: Maintain the library, help with book fair set-up at the start of the week, tear-down at the end of the week, as well as help ring up sales on selected extended-hour days in the early evening.
  • Choir: Help with choreography, assist with logistics and sew choir outfits
  • Fall Festival: Help run the game booths, supervise the inflatables area, oversee the ticket redemption table, and assist in general set-up and tear-down. This school-wide fun event is sponsored by Friends of Carden and takes place after school.
  • Elementary Thanksgiving Feast: Help with set up, clean up and distributing food
  • Holiday Decorating: Help plan and purchase decorations. Set up, clean up and store decorations
  • Holiday Program: Help with basic set construction, costumes, programs, generate promotional materials and ticket sales.
  • School Play: Help with logistics, bios, concessions, set and props, stargrams, lights and sound, and designing the program and t-shirts.
  • Art Show: Help with framing and set-up of student artworks, help with set-up/clean-up.
  • Fundraisers & Silent Auctions: Help with food prep, auction prizes, marketing materials, and set-up/clean-up.

Room Parents

Room parents help coordinate parties, field trips and other events for the class. The teachers really appreciate the help! Please contact your child’s teacher directly or Friends of Carden at to volunteer.

Easy Fundraising Programs

Fundraising plays a critical role in helping the school provide a robust environment that ensures an optimal learning experience for your student. There are ongoing programs that are almost effortless and do not require any monetary donations. Click on the icons to participate:


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