Pauline Johnson Public School (4350 Longmoor Dr., Burlington) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a two-day celebration next month.
On Friday, June 8, the school will host a formal ceremony involving staff and students. Special dignitaries will be speaking at the school including Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring, Councillor Jack Dennison, Halton District School Board trustee Richelle Papin and the school's first principal, Doug Campbell, who opened the school in 1968. There will be a planting of a new birch tree to commemorate the milestone. Also, a time capsule will be opened and another one dedicated and sealed to be opened in the future.
On Saturday, June 9, the school will host a public ceremony from 1-4 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. There will be areas showcasing the five decades of school history, memorabilia displays, a photo booth, vinyl dance party, free family entertainment, bouncy castles, food trucks and more.
The school is still accepting memorabilia from all decades to be showcased. To provide mementos, email organizer Carie DeMunck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the celebrations, visit the school's anniversary Facebook page: PJ50thBurlington, or its Twitter page: @PJPShdsb.
For additional information, contact:
Lori Waugh, Principal
Pauline Johnson Public School