Honoring a PreSchool matriarch


Children and their parents flooded to Greendell School in Palo Alto Saturday evening (Sept. 25) to honor Eleanora Jadwin, a longtime teacher and director of Palo Alto's PreSchool Family program.

More than 200 alumni and current families came out to celebrate the now-retired Jadwin, who helped launch Palo Alto's Young Fives program in 1975 and became coordinator of PreSchool Family in 1983.

After a barbecue supper, the attendees watched an outdoor premiere of the film "Growing Together: the PreSchool Family Story."

"Eleanora was the driving force behind this film," said current PreSchool Family Director Sharon Keplinger. "She's been a tireless advocate of our children, our families and our community for decades. It is our deepest honor to honor her."

Photos by Mary Bender.

Chris Kenrick

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Posted by PSF Parent
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Sep 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

A wonderful evening to honor a wonderful woman who has dedicated so much time and energy to our community.

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

It was nice to see a big group of parents who are so devoted - their time & love to kids.

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