Our Principal

Mrs. Carole Kelder



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Carole Kelder




 Dear Mt. Marion Families,

Once again, we want to welcome our new section of Pre-Kindergarten.  The students have arrived and they have made an incredibly smooth transition.  Our 4 year old students officially started classes on Wednesday, January 23rd with smiling faces, ready to learn.  A huge “shout out” to everyone who has worked so hard to expand the program.  There are 5 pre-k classes throughout the District.  We are so happy for our new students and their families.  Once again, welcome to our Mt. Marion family.

Mt. Marion is very excited to begin our PARP program (Pick A Reading Partner).  The goal of the program is to increase students’ enjoyment for reading and to improve their reading skills.  It also serves to create a connection between home and school. PARP begins on Monday, February 4th and will run through Thursday, February 28th.  This year’s PARP theme is: Camp “We Read A Lot”.  PARP information has already come home with the details.  Be on the look-out for information about prizes, our annual Build-A-Book night that is scheduled for Thursday, February 28th, and our Read Across America Extravaganza!  Check out our bulletin board display in the school’s lobby.

Sign-ups for our Discover Program classes are February 12th and 13th from 6:30 to 8:00pm.  Discover programs are a way for students to get exposure and learn about something of interest that is not normally offered at school. A great big thank you to all of the parents and staff that are planning and assisting with these two fabulous programs!  

Kindergarten registration is set for the 2019/20 school year. It will be held February 26th, February 27th, and February 28th.  To be eligible to enter Kindergarten in September, 2019, a child must be 5 years of age on or before December 1st, 2019. 

Pre-Kindergarten registration is set for the 2019/20 school year. It will be held February 26th, February 27th, and February 28th.  To be eligible to enter Pre-Kindergarten in September, 2019, a child must be 4 years of age on or before December 1st, 2019.  Please contact our main office, 247-6921, to be placed on the mailing list to receive a registration packet.  More information can also be found on the Mt. Marion website. 

Please remember that Mt. Marion offers an after school HOMEWORK CLUB to students in grades 3-6. This is not an extra help session, but rather a quiet place for students to work after school to get their homework done. There are staff members present who will help children with general questions. It is extremely important for our students to complete their homework each night.  Please remember to touch base in with your child daily to check his/her planner and homework assignments to make sure all assignments are completed.

If you would like to be placed on our green mail (email) list, please let Mrs. K or Mrs. Sawchuk know and you can receive this newsletter via email.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF BUS STUDENTS:  Please remind your children of the importance of safety on the bus.  This includes staying seated properly in their seat, using an “inside voice” and listening to the directions of the bus driver at all times.  Safety of all students is our number one priority!

Finally, please remember that there will be a half day on February, 15th for Staff Development, and there is NO SCHOOL on February 18th and 19th in honor of Presidents’ Day.


Carole A. Kelder