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

invite | Schools Impacted by New School Openings


Currently, a number of schools in Areas I and II are over or nearing capacity, while others have capped their enrolment or are under capacity. Planning is underway to make changes in the best interests of all students.


There will be an upcoming opportunity for you to share your thoughts and perspectives on possible scenarios involving our school community as follows:


Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sir John A. Macdonald School
6600 4 St. N.W.
Registration Link
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Colonel Irvine School
412 Northmount Dr. N.W.
Registration Link



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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.


Key Documents


October Newsletter & Calendar

Student Handbook 2016-2017

Bus Maps * new Aug 31, 2016* parents look up their own bus route using the Find My Bus Route button on the top left of this web page *

2016-2017 Year-At-A-Glance Calendar

June 13, 2016 | Reminder Notice | School Designation Change for Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual (pdf)

Pay School fees with My CBE Account

Important Dates and Events

Please see full calendar for clubs and rehearsals


Oct 21: Fun Lunch
Oct 26: Lunch Lady
Oct 31: Pumkinella; PM Halloween Dance (all greades)
Nov 4: Fun Lunch
Nov 7: Photo retakes AM; Gr. 2 Fort Calgary
Nov 9: Lunch Lady; Gr. 2 Fort Calgary
Nov. 10: 11 am Remembrance Day Assembly
Nov 11: Remembrance Day - no school
Nov 15: School Council Meetign 7 pm
Nov 16: Lunch Lady
Nov 25: Parent Conferences (only by invitation) no school
Nov 30: Lunch Lady

Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program


Visit our new webpage to learn more about the program:

Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program at Marion Carson


Kindergarten & Grade 1 Registration for 2016/2017


• 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 Jan 11, 2016 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.  
• For new students to the Mandarin Bilingual Program, both Kindergarten and Grade 1 (Mandarin Bilingual) registration will occur through a 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