farewell gathering honoring

Rindy Powell & Mannie Frey

Our Director Rindy Powell and Assistant Director Mannie Frey are both retiring at the end of the school year. This decision was a difficult one for both Rindy and Mannie who have been at St. David’s for 30 and 24 years respectively. Ever dedicated, they chose to lead the school in a two-year application process for NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation before retiring. The end of that process is finally upon us and Rindy and Mannie can take a much-deserved rest!

The school is planning a celebration for May 19th, where we will present Rindy and Mannie with gifts from staff and families, past and present. This is where you are essential to the farewell! We are currently seeking contributions toward the purchase of gifts to honor both Rindy and Mannie. We would like to plant a “Welcome Tree” with a bench placed underneath to warmly welcome all who enter “Our Little Corner of Glenview”. We also plan to purchase a playground item for the children to enjoy.

If you would like to contribute toward these gifts, your donation can be mailed to Doreen Desent at 1820 Robincrest, Glenview, IL 60025. Checks should be made out to Doreen. Kindly send by Friday April 28th.

We will also be assembling a book of memories and well wishes from those whose lives have been touched by Rindy and Mannie. If you would like to send in your thoughts, you may email them to stdavidsfarewell@yahoo.com.

Any contribution – words or monetary, and the gift of your attendance are greatly appreciated.

Farewell Open House:
Friday May 19th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. David’s Nursery School Undercroft
2410 Glenview Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025

Cake will be served

Please RSVP to StDavidsFarewell@yahoo.com.

Please spread the word to all of the St. David’s alumni family that we are not able to reach by mail. All are welcome and we hope to see the smiling faces of many former students! Thank you in advance for helping us show Rindy and Mannie how much we have appreciated them over these many years.