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St. David CES celebrates 25 years in Maple

St. David Catholic Elementary School in Maple will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a school blessing mass, an open house and an evening ceremony on Tuesday, May 15.

The mass, which will take place at nearby St. David’s Parish in the morning, will be celebrated by Rev. Ernesto De Ciccio. An open house later in the day at the school will give former students and staff, parents, guardians, and community members a chance to stroll through the school’s hallways, library, and gym to reminisce about their time at St. David CES or become more familiar with the school which is known for its wide-array of community and cultural events that promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity.

In the evening, the school will host a 25th anniversary ceremony which will feature a liturgical celebration, performances by the school’s choir and a slide show presentation highlighting the school’s history.

From 1985- 1987, St. David CES operated out of a nearby public school, while the current facility was being built. In September of 1987, St. David CES welcomed its student body at its current location, 240 Killian Road in Maple. The school’s first principal was Mr. Victor Gallo.

Today, St. David Catholic Elementary School provides quality learning, to approximately 540 students in Grades JK - 8, in a safe, fun-filled, and spiritual setting. It often brings in guest speakers to deliver school assemblies and specialized workshops for its students.

Angel Hayes, who is the school’s principal, says, “We are blessed to have such dedicated staff, students and a parent community who all contribute to making St. David a beautiful school. We hope you can join us for our 25th anniversary celebrations.”

The school invites former staff, alumni and the community to attend all anniversary celebrations. The blessing mass will be at 9:45 a.m. at St. David Parish, 2601 Major Mackenzie Drive, Maple, ON. The open house and evening anniversary celebration will be held at the school at 1 p.m., and 7 p.m. respectively.