Glencoe Park District Honors the Memory of Sylvia Rooth
On Tuesday, March 15, the Glencoe Park District held an intimate reception in memory of long-time art and early childhood instructor, Sylvia Rooth, where a plaque remembering her service was added to an enrichment classroom at the Takiff Center. Friends, family and fellow Park District instructors were in attendance to celebrate the life and contributions of Sylvia, a dedicated mother and teacher.
Sylvia taught young children at the Park District for 15 years. With a personal love of art and culture, she developed “Introduction to the Arts,” an art appreciation program for kindergarteners that is still offered today. Over the years, Sylvia shared with the youngsters she taught a joy for art – masterpieces created by both famous artists and by small hands working with finger paints or other media.
The classroom was previously endowed to the Park District by Nancy and Daniel Pollack. Nancy taught with Sylvia for many years and wanted to recognize her wonderful contributions to the Park District by adding a dedication to the room plaque. The sign now reads, “In memory of Sylvia Rooth who ‘Artfully Enriched’ the children of Glencoe.”
Glencoe Park District is very pleased and honored to include this tribute to Sylvia Rooth and would like to give special thanks to Nancy and Dan Pollack for their dedication to the children of Glencoe and their generous endowment of this enrichment room. Sylvia, along with current and former teachers, touched many little hearts, and their influence on these children will continue to grow. The District is indeed fortunate to have such a devoted staff.
For more information on the Glencoe Park District’s programs, facilities, and services, call 847-835-3030 or visit www.glencoeparkdistrict.com.