Dedication to Mrs. Riley

Mrs. Riley was Alcott’s wonderful principal for 18 years!  She recently retired and due to COVID we weren’t able to have an in-person celebration; however we did host a Retirement Tour.  As part of the tour, the executive PTA board members decided to honor Mrs. Riley’s legacy by planting an Ornamental Plum tree in the courtyard as well as dedicated the garden area in honor of all of her caring and hard work.  

Mrs. Riley was very moved by the sentiment and expressed that Ornamental Plum trees are one of her favorites.  Everyone has enjoyed watching the tree grow and bloom this spring and when we look at the tree we are reminded of Mrs. Riley!

For the 2021-22 school year, Alcott’s PTA will be collaborating with The Sage Garden Project and our Alcott garden is going to be full of wonderful fruit and vegetables.  The PTA is hiring a garden educator and your students will be learning about gardening, nutrition, cooking and so much more.  Therefore, it was only fitting that we named the garden after her and we cannot wait to see The Riley Garden in full action next year!

plum tree before  after plum tree planting

group garden  riley

riley sign

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