English Bluff plants special tree to celebrate 50 years

Tsawwassen

Students at English Bluff Elementary School recently got their hands dirty planting a special tree to mark their school’s 50th anniversary.

“This tree was planted to mark our 50th anniversary as a Tsawwassen elementary school. It is our hope that this tree will take root and flourish for another 50 years,” school principal Michelle Smith told students, staff and parents as the tree was being planted.

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A pink dogwood was planted outside of the front of the school on a lovely morning, with all students, teachers, staff, PAC executives and many parents in attendance. The ceremonial planting was done by one student from each division (randomly chosen by the teachers), along with principal Smith and PAC co-chairs, Heidi Surman and Kristina MacLellan.

The kids loved digging the dirt onto the tree and ensuring that it was firmly planted in the ground (with the help of the Delta School District grounds crew). The tree was donated by Tsawwassen’s Sunnyside Nursery and it was planted just in time for the school’s Spring carnival.

To honour five decades as a school, this year’s Spring fair jumped back 50 years to the 1960s. The 60s theme was in full bloom as families flocked to the school to enjoy an evening of games, activities and quality time with their school community. The school’s brand new dogwood showed off its pink flowers as it welcomed visitors to the well-attended event.

Deneka Michaud is manager of communications at the Delta School District

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