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Principal's Message - September 15, 2023

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Dear Parents / Guardians,

In this message…

-        Hug and Go Drop-Off Zone

-        School Conferences

-        Terry Fox

-        School Council Meeting

Hug and Go Drop-Off Zone

A reminder to parents that we have a Hug and Go zone to assist families in dropping off their children in the mornings. This section is located directly after the bus zone when driving East on Varsity Drive. We ask that parents use this zone and avoid the staff parking lot or the bus zone in order to keep traffic flowing and ensure the safety of all families arriving at the school.


Terry Fox

It was wonderful to see so many parents join staff and students today at the Terry Fox event. It was great to see the smiles and joy as parents, staff and students all made our way through the course. I heard many people, especially students speaking about how great they felt after finishing their run.

We will announce how much money we raised next week once we've tallied the online and in-person donations. Thank you for supporting this cause.

We also hope that if you were able to attend the Coffee and Conversation post event in our school field that you enjoyed the opportunity to meet with other family members and made some good community connections. We would like to thank the Parent Association for organizing the post-event and Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Seto, and the classroom teachers for organizing the Terry Fox Run. In addition, we would like to thank the Terry Fox Foundation for their supplies and support, as well as the AMA Youth Run Club for providing the start/finish arch as well as student swag. Great job students on a great run/walk in support of cancer awareness and research.


School Meet the Teacher Conferences – September 21 and 22, 2023

Our first meet the teacher school conference is scheduled for September 21 from 4:30 -7:30pm and September 22 from 8:30am – 12pm noon (Mrs. Tsai's Kindergarten class until 2:30pm). The booking window to secure your 10-minute conference slot with your child's homeroom teacher opens Saturday, September 16 at 10am, and closes Thursday, Sept 21 at 12pm noon. Bookings are completed through your MyCBE account by clicking on the Book and Manage Meeting Times tab. These are important first connections to support your child's learning, and we look forward to seeing all parents and their children.

While at the school, we also invite you to visit Mrs. Seto our Music Teacher in the room 217 and Mrs. Collins our Physical Education and Well-being Learning Leader in the gymnasium. They will be available on Thursday evening from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, and Friday morning, from 8:30am to 12pm noon for drop-in visits.


A Message on Behalf of School Council / Parent Association


School Council / Parent Association Meeting – September 20, 2023

Our first School Council / Parent Association meeting of the year is on September 20, 2023 at 7pm. It will be occurring in a hybrid format both in our Library Learning Commons (doors open at 6:45pm) and online (see today's SchoolMessenger message for the link).  


The upcoming agenda and meeting minutes from the May 24 2023 AGM can be found on our school website here.  Please use the link below if you would like to attend the meeting online.  

Marion's Meadow cleanup – Sept. 26 from 3:15pm - 4:30pm

School Council / Parent Association is looking for help during this fall's Marion's Meadow Clean-up. No skills required! Just bring some gloves, a rake or trimmers if you have them, and your enthusiasm! Thank you parents for all of your support.


Book Fair September 21 & 22, 2023

We are still in need of 9 volunteer slots to be filled for the Book Fair. The book fair will be open for purchases during conference on Thursday, September 21 from 4:30pm to 7:45pm and on Friday September 22 from 8:45am to 12:15pm.

Duties may include any of the following; assisting shoppers, keeping book fair products stocked & organized, and processing orders.

*A valid Police Security Clearance is required to sign up, as you will be in the school with the students* Volunteer to Sign-Up Here:



Mr. Dustin Turner

Principal, Marion Carson School


Important Dates:

September 20: School Council Meeting (7pm)

September 21: School Photo Day for K-6 Students (*M/W MB Kindergarten Students Photo Day is September 20, 2023)

September 21, 22: School Conferences (meet the teacher) / Book Fair Purchases

September 27: Mid-Autumn Festival Learning and Celebrations

September 28: Marion Carson School's Orange Shirt Day

September 29: School Closed (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; Orange Shirt Day)


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