Sixty years ago, the Sifton neighborhood celebrated the opening of a new school for its students. On April 24,, the neighborhood will have a new reason to celebrate, as Evergreen Public Schools breaks ground on a new school building on the same site.

The new Sifton Elementary School (7301 NE 137th Ave, Vancouver) will be the first major construction project of the Facilities Bond passed by voters in 2018. It will also be the first of six elementary schools to use a new “prototypical” design template that combines natural light and an open learning environment with modern safety and security features. The new school building is slated to open in the Fall of 2020 along with two other new elementary schools.

At 10:30 a.m., Sifton students will help lead the Groundbreaking ceremony. Later that day, the school will open its doors to families, community members, including former Sifton staff members, for a retrospect of the school’s history throughout the last six decades. Both events are open to the public, with limited parking at the school:

Groundbreaking Ceremony
Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 a.m.

Sifton Celebrates 60!
Wednesday, April 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

For more information about progress of all projects included in the 2018 Facilities Bond: