Calgary Board of Education
Marion Carson School
5225 Varsity Drive N.W., Calgary AB T3A 1A7 | Grades K-6
t | 403-777-6050  e |


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Welcome to Marion Carson School

Key Documents


December 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 *

2016-2017 Year-At-A-Glance Calendar

Pay School fees with My CBE Account

Important Dates and Events

Please see full calendar for clubs and rehearsals



Dec 07:  Winter Concert at FEO 5:30 -&7:00 pm - must bring your tickets

Dec 08:  Bricks for Kidz @ 12:15
Dec 09:  Fun Lunch

Dec 12:  Guest speaker Calgary Police Service AM (Wiedener)

Dec 12:  Dance Play workshop All Ks 9:15-10:15am
Dec 13: Carolfest Gr 4, 5, 6 Choir AM;
Dec 13: Christmas Tea & Bake Sale PM & Gr 5 Vaccinations PM

Dec 14:  Lunch Lady
Dec 15:  Guest speaker John Howard Society AM (Wiedener)

Dec 15:  Bricks 4 Kidz 12:15pm

Dec 16:  Last day of classes prior to Winter Break

Jan 03:  Classes resume for 2017
Jan 05:  6-7:30 pm Kindergarten Presentation & Open House
Jan 09: Kindergarten Registration
Jan 13: Fun Lunch
Jan 17: 7 pm Parent Council meeting
Jan 18: Lunch Lady
Jan 24: Chinese New Year Lunch

Jan 24: Celebration of Learning (openhouse 6:30-8:30 pm) & Chinese New Year Concert 7-8 pm (ticket holders)
Jan 25: Lunch Lady
Jan 27: Report Cards go home
Jan 29: Online Conference booking begins
Jan 30 -- Feb 03:  Scholastic Book Fair in the library

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


June 13, 2016 | 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



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