Birch Cliff Public School is celebrating its 100th anniversary on September 23rd and 24th. Birch Cliff has a rich history in Scarborough and the school has been a community hub for the last 100 years. Engaged students, teachers, staff and Parent Councils have partnered with the community and created a wonderful foundation that we all continue to build upon. As a former school Trustee for seven years, I worked closely with Birch Cliff School and families. Two of my own team, Gail and Tamara, served on the Parent Council for many years, continuing the legacy of community engagement.
Schedule of Events:
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 – OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS
Saturday – 1pm to 2pm – Birch Cliff Public School Grounds
Includes musical performances, raising of a Centennial flag, Time Capsule and entertainment
Family friendly festivities aimed at Students, Staff, Alumni and the greater Community to focus on the school over the past 100 years. Will include live entertainment by past and present students, the raising of a Centennial flag, presenting the contents of a time capsule, activities for children, a light lunch and celebratory cake. The Decade Rooms will be open at this time and promise to be the main attraction for the many Alumni in attendance.
Saturday – 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm – Designated Classrooms in Birch Cliff Public School
Alumni-led rooms from each decade — high volume of traffic — appeals to young and old alike!
A collection of photos, memorabilia and school artifacts gathered by the Alumni for the Alumni at Birch Cliff Public School. Each room will be a glimpse into the collective memories of past students at the school, featuring unique and engaging moments in time from the 20’s through to 2000’s. A feature not to be missed.
Afternoon – Birch Cliff Public School Gymnasium
An opportunity for attendees to break bread and relax together away from the activities of the day. A variety of finger food offerings to enjoy, something for everyone.
ALUMNI AND PARENT DINNER
Saturday 7pm – Q-ssis Banquet Hall – 3474 Kingston Road
An adults-only occasion for Parents and Alumni
Q-siss Banquet Hall 3474 Kington Road (at Markham Road) is a family owned Banquet Facility which is the venue chosen for the closing of the Centennial Festivities. Tickets will be sold in advance for the dinner, a great way to end a fun filled, memorable weekend. This will be an adults only occasion so that Parents and Alumni can relax and enjoy a final chance to reminisce.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
GAMES FROM THE PAST
Noon to 4pm – Birch Cliff Public School Gymnasium and Playing Field – 1650 Kingston Road
Includes concession stands, participant swag bags, prizes and more…
Keeping with the tradition of “Birch Cliff – Home of the Champions” there will be a sporting afternoon to kick off the Centennial Celebrations. Alumni both young and old can join in on the free Games from the Past.
Friday – 5pm – ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – 1577 Kingston Road
Includes prize draws, 50/50 draw, entertainment, etc.
An opportunity for Parents, Staff and Alumni to gather in an informal setting at our local Legion, Branch 13 at 1577 Kingston Road. This branch of the Legion has important meaning to past and present students as a part of Remembrance Day activities at Birch Cliff. Plans include food offerings and the possibility of live entertainment to enhance the gathering of friends old and new.
To register, and for more information, please visit www.birchcliffps100th.