Rydal Elementary School-East students, staff, the Frankel family and friends, school district administrators, and Rydal PTO parents gathered yesterday to dedicate the Shane Frankel Playground in honor of Rydal Elementary School alumnus Shane Frankel. Sean and Rachael generously donated the new playground in memory of Shane, who passed away much too early in life.
Dr. Sichel thanked the family for their generosity, saying that Sean and Rachel Frankel’s tribute to Mr. Frankel’s brother, Shane, has been initiated with compassion and thoughtfulness. She said, “They have made this beautiful playground possible as a loving tribute to Shane, who passed away at an early age. The benefit of this playground for the Rydal School and all of the children who will have an opportunity to play here will last a long time.” Dr. Sichel said that In addition to our appreciation for what they have donated, she hopes that they have set an example for others to be benefactors, providing donations to our schools that benefit our students.