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  • Preparing for September 2017

    Preparing for September 2017



    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, including those entering Kindergarten, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form.

    The school office will be open starting Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1 from 8:30AM-3:30PM to accept registrations. When registering at the school: 

    • bring confirmation of address (driver's license, recent utility bill, purchase or lease agreement)
    • bring legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birth date (birth certificate or passport)

    Learn more about registering a new student and examples of accepted documentation


    Nellie Carlson School is continuing to accept registrations for students who live both inside and outside of the school's attendance area.  Please visit our office between Monday, August 28 and Friday, September 1 from 8:30AM-3:30PM to register.


    If you ordered your supplies with Back to School Solutions they will be shipped directly to your doorstep on August 22nd.  Check your email for tracking information.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our representative at 780-453-1701 ext. 401 or email service@backtoschoolsolutions.ca
    If you are still interested in ordering supplies, there is still time.  Please go to www.backtoschoolsolutions.ca and use the code 148NCSM to find our supply lists.  This is also a great way of getting any remaining supplies you were unable to find at the store (you have the option to pick and choose the quantity you need).
    Kindergarten Parents: Please have your child bring the following items to school

    • A backpack large enough to fit a Kanga Pouch and Library Book
    • Velcro running shoes
    • a large box of Kleenex tissues
    The Kindergarten fee will cover all school supplies, a Kanga Pouch, special crafts, celebrations and at least 3 field trips.  Your teacher will provide you with more information in September.





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  • Volunteering


    Nellie Carlson School values the contributions of our parent group and parent volunteers.  Volunteers play a very important role in our school community.  Together we work to promote the well-being and effectiveness of our students and programs.  We welcome volunteers and look for opportunities to engage them in our learning environment.

    Activities could include:

    • classroom - helping students, assisting the classroom teacher
    • clerical - laminating, typing, photocopying, collating, preparing lesson materials, assembling displays
    • library - helping at book fairs and re-shelving/organizing books and resources
    • student activities - assisting, supervising field trips and extracurricular events

    If you can spare even a half hour a week, or a day once a month – let us know what your interests are. We value any contribution you are able to make.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at nelliecarlson@epsb.ca ATTN: Volunteering @ NCS

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  • 2017-2018 Registration

    2017-2018 Registration

    Our Office is Now Open!

    Click HERE to view our Open House information booklet.

    Nellie Carlson School has CLOSED registration boundaries for several grades. You can only register your child in these grades if they are residents of the NCS community boundary. We are currently, however, accepting open-boundary registration in all other grades.
    K - Boundary Closed
    1 - Boundary Open
    2 - Boundary Closed
    3 - Boundary Closed
    4 - Boundary Open
    5 - Boundary Closed
    6 - Boundary Closed
    7 - Boundary Open (projected to close soon)
    8 - Boundary Open
    9 - Boundary Open
    Classroom and teacher assignments will be revealed on the first day of school. Please be sure to contact the Main Office if you have further questions.

    [UPDATED: 2017.31.08]

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Nellie Carlson School, a Kindergarten through Grade 9 learning community with a capacity of approximately 950 students, opened in September of 2016.  The name sake of Nellie Carlson School is a remarkable woman and activist who championed equal rights for First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and children with a focus on the importance of education.  In keeping with this focus, Nellie Carlson School staff are committed to ensuring that students receive high levels of instruction and opportunities for learning in three key areas; academics, physical fitness, and citizenship.

Nellie Carlson School is dedicated to high levels of achievement. The staff of Nellie Carlson School embrace the premise that the very purpose of our school is to help all students learn at high levels. There is no ambiguity or hedging regarding this commitment to learning. Staff are committed to going beyond ensuring that children are taught, to ensuring that all students learn essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes. This focus is evident in every aspect of our school culture, and staff continually examine evidence of student learning, and further, identify interventions necessary to ensure all students learn.

Physical fitness and athletics play an important role in the education of all children. Nellie Carlson School staff are committed to ensuring that students have every opportunity to develop their physical skills. This is evident not just in a commitment to sport, but in a commitment to learning physical activities and attitudes that will result in a life-long commitment to health and fitness.

Teaching Citizenship is more than just repeating character traits each month. Nellie Carlson School staff and students are dedicated to teaching and learning essential life skills and characteristics necessary to thrive in school and beyond. Some of these skills include leadership, accountability, adaptability, initiative and self-direction, cross-cultural skills, responsibility, problem-solving, communication, creativity and teamwork. Nellie Carlson School staff teach a generation of leaders one child at a time.

Teaching students to embrace excellence in academics, physical fitness and citizenship is more than an exercise in semantics; it is a commitment. Parents and community members can expect that learning will always be at the top of the Nellie Carlson School agenda as we challenge ourselves and all students to excel in every area of their education. Welcome to a journey of achievement and excellence.

Proud to be the Principal,

Henry Madsen



2017-2018 Faculty


  • Interactions: Kelsey Reiner
  • Kindergarten: Monica Donadt, Alison McGhee
  • Grade 1: Lindsay Garanis, Janet Chester, Laura Cox
  • Grade 2: Roz Kmech, Mhairi-Anne Rueb, Heather Mackiewich, Tracey Piot
  • Grade 3: Courtney Antoniuk, Farha McMillan, Brent Baker, Davina Alyward


  • Grade 4: David Hunt, Nicola Humphreys, Jake Ferbey
  • Grade 5: Kinsie Drisner, Shelley Paley, Lisa Cassidy
  • Grade 6: Kristopher Skinner, Rachel Radmanovich
  • FSL: Dan Serdachny


  • Kym Francis, Jaime Lees, Bonny Donovan, Jordan Sabo, Katrina Field


  • Gillian Chen, Paul Flowers


  • Ron Atcheson


  • Educational Assistants: Anita Sokolowski, Mike Zeggelaar, Kirk Tschritter, Suzana Lipovaca, Laurenne Pharis, Evelyn Takuski, Virginia Hartley, Kimberley Schlack, Phil Stockley
  • Library Technician: Virginia Hartley


  • Head Custodian: Carlo Jauculan
  • Custodians: Roy Salangsang, Vilma Visaya


  • Principal: Henry Madsen
  • Assistant Principal: Tara Copeman
  • Curriculum Coordinators: Kristopher Skinner, Rachel Radmanovich
  • Administrative Assistant - Business Office: Karen Ferbey
  • Administrative Assistant - Main Office: Jane Baker