There are many ways you can contribute to our school’s success, and make a difference for our school and our students. In our school, this can include providing in-kind donations, contributing cash and lending expertise and technical knowledge. Connect with our principal on what may be appropriate. For more information on ways to give to CBE, visit Donate ​on the CBE website.​​​

Fundraisers & Donations

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair | March 8 - 19

We are hosting a virtual Scholastic Book Fair from March 8-19.  Staff and families have over 450 book options to choose from and can conveniently place orders online. Emily Follensbee School receives a portion of total sales in the form of Scholastic Credits to go towards new books and resources for our library and classrooms!

Site Link:

Starts:              Monday, March 8 @ 6:00 am

Family Night:   Wednesday, March 10 & 17 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm*)

                        *Free shipping on ALL orders during Family Night (6-8 pm only)

Ends:               Friday, March 19 @ 10:00 pm

  • Shipping charges apply to orders under $40 (except Family Nights on Wednesdays 6-8 pm)
  • Free shipping for orders over $40.
  • All orders are shipped directly to your home.

Classroom Wish Lists | Book Fair

Families can purchase books from Classroom Wish Lists if they wish to contribute to their child's classroom's library! If you do not immediately see a list for your classroom, please check back as lists will be regularly updated. 

Important Request: Please email Jill at to notify us of any books that you have purchased for a classroom so we may update wish lists and avoid duplicates.

CLICK HERE for the Classroom Wish List! Or you can find the Classroom Wish List attached under "Resources".

Mabel’s Labels

We have an ongoing fundraiser with Mabel’s Labels where families can customize and order labels for their child(ren)’s items, plus free shipping! These labels are durable and washable, and can also be customized for allergies, medical and safety alerts. Emily Follensbee School receives 20% of all campaign sales.

It’s easy to order:
1. Go to
2. Select Emily Follensbee School (Calgary) from the drop list
3. Pick and customize your labels

Scholastics Reading Club Program 

Our school participates in the online Scholastics Reading Club Program which allows families to order books online and have them shipped directly to their home (free shipping on orders of $35 or more). In return for your order, our school earns 20% back to help purchase books and digital resources for classrooms! You may place your order and submit payment online by: 

  • Order online at
  • Select Your Account 
  • Select Create an Account (if you are new) OR Log In (if you have an account) 
  • Enter My Class Code: RC189800
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​Donating to Our School

Ways to give to our school include:

Monetary (cash) donation

  • I wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
    • Visit the EducationMatters online donation webpage to make a donation. (Preferred donation method)
    • Write a cheque payable to EducationMatters  (all one word) and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school or mail it to: EducationMatters, 1221 8 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0L4
  • I do not wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation
    • ​Write a cheque made payable to Calgary Board of Education  and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school.

In-kind donations of school supplies or equipment 

  • ​Contact our principal to ensure these supplies or equipment  are needed and can be used by the school.  ​

January 27 is Family Literacy Day - raising awareness about the importance of reading/engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. To celebrate, share a amazing book you have read with a photo or a comment about why you liked it. #CBELiteracy #WeAreCBE

RT @JackJamesHS: Today we celebrated our 24th year of partnering with @HomesByAviYYC to give our students hands-on experience in building a house. Our students toured the finished house, cut the ribbon, & met our @HomesByAviYYC partners that make these amazing learning opportunities possible.

RT @MandelaUnited: Our new embroidery machine arrived today! Big plans to support student learning in CTS and eventually beyond. A huge thanks to all the @yyCBEdu Service Units that helped make this happen. #wearecbe

RT @KidsHelpPhone: We're always here for you. Save Kids Help Phone’s contact info into your phone as a reminder that our team of counsellors and crisis responders are here for you 24/7! 📞Call 1-800-668-6868 📱 Young people text TALK to 686868 📱 Adults text WELLNESS to 741741 #BellLetsTalk

RT @YourAlberta: These are tough times for many of us. If you’re struggling, you don't have to go it alone. Mental health support is available: We're stronger together. When you join the #BellLetsTalk conversation, your story can help others in their pursuit of recovery.