King George Elementary School is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and alumni from far and wide are invited to celebrate.
The school will be celebrating the milestone along with Education Week, taking place the week of Oct. 15 – 21 and the theme this year is: Learning Success Today…Leading Success Tomorrow.
The school has a full evening of events planned for students, family and alumni; all taking place on Oct.17.
“We’re very excited about our big milestone for the school and it’s just great we can celebrate along with Education Week,” King George vice-principal Sandi Hutchinson told the Times-Herald.
The first day students stepped into the school was Nov. 11, 1912,” Hutchinson said on the the long journey to reach such a landmark event.
The school will be hosting a a full lineup of programming, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 17.
“Alumni will be offered tours between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. with a celebratory program taking place in the gym 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.,” Hutchinson said on the upcoming itinerary.
Hutchinson said coffee and cake will be provided, and the library book fair will also coincide with the night’s events.
“Teachers will have classrooms open showing history displays from the past years... and alumni will have the opportunity to sign up for an upcoming art project to be displayed in the school,” Hutchinson offered.
Alumni will be able to create a ceramic brick, which will all be collected and turned into a wall at the school.
T-shirts honouring the milestone will be for sale, with proceeds going towards the project; and music will be provided by Ray Rawlyk during the event.
Children must be accompanied by parents, and Hutchinson encourages alumni with photos and memorabilia they wish to share, to please bring it to the school for the community to enjoy.