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

Where Our Fundraising Goes

Fundraising efforts supported by the Somerset School Council and led by the Friends of Somerset School Foundation enhance student learning and student life at Somerset School.

 Some examples where the money raised goes are:

  • Family picnic entertainment
  • Sports day ice-cream
  • Permanent benches for the 10th anniversary (located out front)
  • Canada 150 Fence Art Legacy Project
  • Library books
  • Physical education and music equipment
  • Art supplies, hands-on learning materials for mathematics, science, language arts and social studies
  • Outdoor Education field trips to Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area
  • Live theatre performances
  • Popcorn machine
  • Hip hop dance residencies
  • Home reading books
  • Student agendas and technology

The Somerset School Council, FSSF and volunteers, in cooperation with the school, organize and run the School Family Dance and Spring Carnival, the seven special treat days throughout the year and run and lead the Friends of Somerset School Foundation fundraising casino and other fundraising efforts.

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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.  ​

At the Jan. 26 regular board meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the closure of the Marlborough Discovering Choices II program effective June 30, 2021 for the purpose of relocation. https://t.co/P25YVxvE1l #yycbe https://t.co/qLsxnmTd6w

At the Jan. 26 regular board meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the closure of Rosscarrock School effective June 30, 2021. https://t.co/MOUsbxOTo9 #yycbe https://t.co/PwcRUmzVE7

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. Trustees will be considering the closure of Rosscarrock & Discovering Choices-Marlborough (for the purpose of relocation) We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/4xaNhP7tAc

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