Sep 23
September 23, 2022

It was amazing this week to begin to have families return to our building in person for the first time in a long time. Seeing the students share their school and learning environment with joy and pride is one of the great perks of working within a school. I would like to sincerely thank all families for dedicating the time to furthering their child’s learning experience by connecting with their teachers at conferences these past two days. If you did not have the opportunity or ability to attend a conference, we encourage you to email your child’s teacher to look into making a connection either in-person, or by phone by sending them an email directly to schedule a mutually agreed upon time.


Terry Fox

Thank you very much to all parents who came to cheer on or participate in our Terry Fox Run. Our students had a great experience, built some great citizenship skills in their fundraising efforts and learned about various character traits modelled by Terry Fox. The total funds raised continues to be counted and will be updated and shred with you once ready.


Orange Shirt Day

On September 29th, 2022 we will be participating in Orange Shirt day in recognition of the Sept. 30th National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Orange shirt day is a day in which schools across Canada recognize, and teach about the residential schools that occurred between 1931 and 1996. As this is a sensitive topic, the events of these schools are carefully discussed in an age and grade appropriate way.

The Orange Shirt movement began when former student Phyllis Webstad told her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl when she began school at a residential school. September 30th has been chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools. This day is an opportunity to set the stage for reconciliation, and opens topics about creating a safe, caring, and welcoming environment for all students in schools.

Feel free take a few minutes on September 29th to talk with your child about what they learned throughout the week, the stories they may have read, and how this day is important. If you would like to learn more about Orange Shirt day please visit www.orangeshirtday.org.

If you would like your child to participate in Orange Shirt day please send them to school wearing an orange shirt, top, or outfit on September 29, 2022.

This day will be a very special event to highlight the importance of having safe, welcoming schools for everyone as a way to move forward with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Actions.

Important Dates​

Sept. 29: Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – No school

Sept. 26-29, October 3-6, October 11-12: In Line Skating continues

Oct. 4 and 11: Speed Skating for grade 5/6

Oct. 7: Non-Instructional Day – No school for students



Sincerely,

Mr. D. Turner

Principal, Marion Carson School​



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