St. Julia Billiart Catholic Elementary School in Markham will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a special Blessing Mass and a School Open House on Friday, April 8, 2016. The entire school community, including parents, former staff, alumni, and community partners are invited to help mark this milestone anniversary by attending the Mass.
The Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church by Father Dominic Barber at 10 a.m. Many special guests are expected to be in attendance including School Trustee, Marlene Mogado; Superintendent of Education, Nancy Di Nardo; and Mayor of Markham, Frank Scarpitti. Following the Mass there will be a few brief speeches by dignitaries. St. Patrick's Church is located at 5633 Highway 7 in Markham.
An Open House will take place at St. Julia Billiart Catholic Elementary School from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. During the Open House Kindergarten to Grade 8 teachers will welcome parents and family members into their child's classroom to showcase students' work, gifts and talents.
St. Julia Billiart CES first opened its doors to over 250 Markham students during the September 2005 - 2006 school year, under the direction of its inaugural Principal, Doug Grant. Since then, the school has become a cornerstone of the north-east Markham community.
Its current Principal, Jacquie Cushing Dill says, "Our school is a wonderfully dynamic and faith-filled school where student achievement and well-being are not only at its foundational core but are also its heart and soul. We couldn't be more proud to celebrate 10 years of exceptional Catholic education. St. Julia Billiart students, teachers, staff, parents, clergy and the broader Markham community are to be commended for the sculpting of a Catholic learning environment where each and every student is supported in reaching their God-given potential and where faith-in-action is our lived experience."