Calgary Board of Education
Marion Carson School
5225 Varsity Drive N.W., Calgary AB T3A 1A7 | Grades K-6
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Welcome to Marion Carson School

Key Documents


October Newsletter & Calendar

Student Handbook 2016-2017

Bus Maps parents look up their own bus route using the Find My Bus Route button on the top left of this web page *

Pay School fees with My CBE Account

Important Dates and Events

Please see full calendar for clubs and rehearsals


Oct. 9 Thanksgiving Day - No School
Oct. 10 Jacket Racket to Nov. 13
Oct. 11

Student Photos
Lunch Lady
COF Art Classes
Gr 5 Recorder Club (12:45-1:15pm)
Wushu (3:45pm

Oct. 13

Fun Lunch

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary – Kdg PM (9-1pm)

Oct. 16 Non-Instructino Day - No School
Oct. 17 School Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Oct. 18 COF Art classes
Gr 5 Recorder Club (12:45-1:15pm)
Oct. 20 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary – Kdg AM (9:10-1pm)
Constable visit – Gr 1 S/S (9:30-10:30am)
Oct. 23 Bricks 4 Kids – Gr 1 & 2 in Library (12:25pm)
Learning To Lead
Gr 5 – Hymers, Gr 4 – Sutor,
Gr 6 Wilson/McGown
Oct. 24 Constable visit – Gr 1 Tolooei (2:15-3:15pm)
Oct. 25 Lunch Lady
COF Art classes
Gr 5 Recorder Club (12:45-1:15pm)
Oct. 26 Bricks 4 Kids – Gr 3-6 in Library (12:25pm)
Oct. 27 Gr 5 Vaccination AM
Kindergarten PM Classes:
Walk (10:30-11:30am)
Teeth for Life (12-1pm)
Oct. 28 & 29 Marion Carson Elbow River Casino
Oct. 30 Bricks 4 Kids – Library (12:25pm)
Oct. 31 Pumpkinella
Halloween dance:
- K-2 (1:30-2:30pm)
- Gr 3-6 (2:30-3:30pm)



Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18


Registration for the 2017-18 school year is ongoing. Children must be at least four years old on or before March 1 to start kindergarten in September of the same calendar year. You have to register in person at your school with proof of residence, your child's name, date of birth and citizenship. Visit the CBE Registration page for more information and for the forms you'll need. More information is available on the CBE Kindergarten page.


Kindergarten | great learning starts here (pdf)




Don't Miss Out on School Messages


Parents/guardians: Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), if you want to keep receiving electronic messages from our school on commercial topics such as student fees and field trip costs, you need to subscribe online.

In addition, if you want to receive any text messages from our school, you need to opt-in by texting the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.


Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program


Visit our new webpage to learn more about the program:

Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program at Marion Carson


Designation Notice


May 16, 2017 | Reminder Notice: School Designation Change for Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual (pdf)


Kindergarten & Grade 1 Registration for 2017/2018


• Please note that we would be happy to accept registration on school days between 8 am 3 pm.
• Registration for new students to the school starts January 09, 2017 for Regular English program.  All children living in Varsity are eligible to register in our Regular English Program. General information regarding the Kindergarten program, click here.  This is a first come, first served for the Regular English program am and pm Kindergarten classes.
• For new students to the Mandarin Bilingual Program, both Kindergarten and Grade 1 (Mandarin Bilingual) registration will occur through a lottery. Mandarin Kindergarten am or pm classess will be determined based on transportation needs.  All registration must be completed by February 14, 2017 for the February 15, 2017 lottery.  Please go to the following website to learn more about the lottery process and how it applies to you (reference the additional information on "Alternative programs," link on the right side, under "supporting documents"):


What's New


  • Students/Parents: Electronic Devices Reminder/ Digital Citizenship
    Parents, for safety reasons, please refrain from using the school's parking lot to pick up your child. Please note the appropriate signage.
    • Thank you to all those who support our School Council in meetings or as Board members, if you are interested in supporting our School Council, please contact the office
    • Many thanks to those who supported and volunteered at our Casino Night to raise over $65 000 to support our students in various areas. Looking to volunteer? Please contact the office to get in touch with School Council.
    Report to Parents on Fees Sept 2014

Discovery Education videos for students

Email Distribution List. In our effort to reduce paper usage, we send out newsletters & notices electronically via email to parents.  In order for us to place you on our distribution list, please provide us with your email address.  Follow the above link for more information.

Family Literacy pamphlet
• Grand & Toy's "A Day Made Better" campaign -- giving extraordinary teachers the recognition they deserve. See this link for more details.
Has someone in the teaching profession made a positive impact on you, or your child? Who's made school cool? Have they made a difference in your life? Consider letting them know via a nomination or check out our Accolades link on our website.

Ministerial Order & Inspiring Education

CBE News