Ray Ayala had been a custodian for 12 years in the preschool. He was well-loved for his crazy hats and loved to play a wide variety of music at dismissal as well as during the evening while he was cleaning. He loved the children! Ray died unexpectedly in February of 2013.
The preschool staff and PTO worked together to keep his memory alive. Laura Dever, a preschool parent, created a painting of his many hats, his love for music and the children. Mr. Ray’s family and friends were on hand for the unveiling of the painting. A commemorative plaque and the painting will be displayed in the preschool office so everyone can enjoy the beautiful work.