One of the most important ways parents/guardians and community members can make a meaningful difference for students is by participating on the school council. Under the Education Act, a school council is a collective association designed to advise the principal and the CBE Board of Trustees on matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority. They are different from Parent Societies & Associations, whose main function is to raise funds for the school.​​ You can find more details in the CBE School Council Handbook​.​



School Council

The Marion Carson School Council invites participation of all parents to monthly meetings. These meetings begin at 

7:00 PM, for the foreseeable future, will be online in Zoom/virtual format.  Minutes will be posted when available under Resources (on the right hand side of this page).

Meeting Dates/Schedule

  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • January 19, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • May (AGM) 18, 2022

See our Calendar for dates.

Our School Council Members

Chair:  Tatiana Dunfield 

Vice Chair: Katherine Peterson

Treasurer: Laura Cooper 

Secretary: Lesley Trail 

Casino: Vanesse Loke

Special Events Coordinators: Co-Chairs: Angela Lee; Melissa Lucas; Tatiana Dunfield

Play Area Project Committee: Lead: Loreley Zavattiero, Katherine Peterson

Naturalization Coordinator: Lead: Jennifer Lewis, Katherine Peterson

Parent Education Coordinator: Tatiana Dunfield, Laura Schorn, Julie Van Wensem

Fundraising Coordinator:  Rachel Gulam

Volunteer Coordinator: Melissa Lucas 

Fun Lunch: Shruti Jauhri 

Key Communicator:   Vanesse Loke

After School Activities/Book fair: Jennie Lee-Chan

Calgary Assoc. of Parents and School Council Coordinator: Vanesse Loke


Contact the School Council

Email:  mcschoolcouncil@gmail.com

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