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Principal's Message - Nov. 4, 2022

Dear Parents / Guardians,

 

Winter weather has arrived! It was wonderful seeing and hearing the joy and laughter that comes with a school field full of snow. We would like to thank all families for sending their children to school with warm clothing (winter jacket, toque, snow pants, gloves and boots) to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience during outdoor times. A reminder that students go outside multiple times throughout the day, and indoor recess only occurs when the temperature dips to -20 or lower.

 

Here are a few key messages

1.     Remembrance Day

Our Remembrance Day assembly will be led by our Grade 1 and Grade 5 students on November 10th at 10:30am. Parents from Grade 1 and Grade 5 to attend if able and willing. Please note that due to fire safety code we have to limit our parent viewing to the first 100 parents. Doors will open at 10:25am. If waiting outside, we ask that you please line up along the Main West Door sidewalk leading out towards Varsity Drive.

All students from K-6 are invited to wear service uniforms on this day should they participate in these after school activities (e.g. brownies, girl guides, cubs, etc.)

 

2.     Food Drive – Veteran's Food Bank of Calgary

We will be collecting food donations for the Veteran's Food Bank of Calgary from Nov. 7 to 10, 2022. They are accepting all food donations, but have stated that they are especially in need of the following: canned items, brown sugar, bread yeast, cereal, flour, mayonnaise, Kleenex, evaporated milk, juice, dishwasher soap, all-purpose cleaners, granola bars, laundry soaps, oils for cooking, crackers, rice, baking soda, pancake mix, ensure, garbage bags, tinfoil, men's underwear, salad dressing, plastic wrap, toilet paper, shower gel / shampoo.

 

3.     Fun Lunch- Friday, November 18, 2022

The next fun lunch of this school year, which is on November 18, 2022 with Mary Brown, is now live on the healthy hunger website (https://healthyhunger.ca/). The deadline for ordering will be November 13, 2022 midnight! 

*Please note, Fun Lunch on Friday, November 18 is being offered to Grade 1- 6 classes and ONLY Mandarin Group A Kindergarten class as this is the only kindergarten class that will be in attendance over the nutrition break on that day.

Thank you for supporting this fund raiser throughout the school year. It shows the tremendous appreciation we have for our awesome teachers and staff. Thank you to Janie our Fun lunch Coordinator for organizing these events throughout the year.

 

4.     Staffing Updates:

With increased enrolment at Marion Carson School, we have been able to add a teacher position to support student learning. We would like to welcome Mrs. Summer who started at Marion Carson this week in her teaching assignment as 0.5FTE K-6 Physical Education across both programs and 0.4FTE K-6 Community English Classroom Literacy/Numeracy Teacher.

 

We would also like to acknowledge and thank Ms. Edge (Grade 4) for supporting students in Grade 4 over the past 2 months. Ms. Edge has chosen to transition to another opportunity in her career. We welcome Mrs. Schofield to this Grade 4 classroom until the return of Mrs. Sheppard. Additionally, we would also like to thank Mrs. Ying's for her hard work and dedication to Grade 3 and 4 students, as her last day was on Thursday, November 3rd as we welcome back Mrs. Zheng who is returning to Marion Carson into her Grade 3 assignment.

 

5.     School Council Meeting

-       School Council and Parent Association Minutes (Oct 19 2022)

-       Next meeting: November 16th at 7pm in the Marion Carson Library Learning Commons.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. D. Turner

Principal, Marion Carson School

 

Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 9: Field Trip to Calgary Zoo (Kindergarten Community English AM and Kindergarten Mandarin Bilingual Group A)

Nov. 10: Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov. 11: Remembrance Day – No School

Nov. 17: School Council / Parent Association Meeting (7pm, format TBD)

Nov. 18: Fun Lunch (Mary Brown's Chicken)

Nov. 19: Conference Booking System opens at 10am

Nov. 24: Conference Booking System closes at 2pm

Nov. 24: Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences from 4:30pm – 8pm

Nov. 25: Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences from 8am – 1pm (no school for students)

Dec. 8: Winter Celebration (times TBD)

Dec. 16: Fun Lunch (Papa John's Pizza)

Dec. 22: last day of school before Winter Break​

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