Help Honor Beye Principal Jonathan Ellwanger (a.k.a. MR. E) with a Legacy Gift for his Retirement in June 2020!
After 33 years of sharing his heart and soul with William Beye Elementary School, Jonathan Ellwanger is retiring this summer! Whether you remember him subbing for a sick crossing guard, leading the Halloween parade as the Man in the Yellow Hat, walking a reluctant student to school, greeting families by name, playing the piano for the Talent Show, or tying a kindergartner's shoe, you can't help but marvel at how much Jonathan Ellwanger has contributed to our community.
Encouraging, energizing, and ebullient, "Mr. E" has made an everlasting impression on our hearts and is nothing less than extraordinary. The William Beye Elementary School community, past and present, can honestly say that Jonathan Ellwanger has captured our imaginations and inspired us to live lives that are rich with music, service, compassion and, above all, love. Please help us say thank you "Mr. E" with a contribution to his Legacy Gift!
The Legacy Gift
With your help, the Beye PTO plans to:
· Purchase a much-needed electric piano for Beye School with a small plaque on it honoring Mr. E
· Purchase a plaque in honor of Jonathan Ellwanger to place next to the Auditorium
· Plan a Farewell Party for Mr. E which will be held:
Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 5-8pm (ceremony @ 6:30pm) .There will be music, memories, cake and a few surprises! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Any amount will help us with this celebration and these very meaningful gifts that will inspire future generations of Beye students! Any funds raised over and above the gift amount will be donated to the Beye PTO and/or another Oak Park non-profit of Mr. E’s choice!
For more information on ways to contribute to Mr. E's retirement celebration, go to https://www.beyeschoolpto.org/mre.html.