Students and staff at East Meadows Elementary lost a dear friend over labor-day weekend. Jerry Reynolds passed away on Sunday, September 4. Jerry was beginning his fifth year as a school custodian. His hard work and good humor added to the friendly atmosphere at East Meadows. He took the time and effort to get to know students and recognize them by name which they loved. “He always said ‘hi’ to me and smiled,” said Morgan Latham. Lorena Heyn said, “He knew my name—he knows me!” And Mikayla Tobler said she “loved how he was always so helpful and he used to wink at me.” East Meadows students and staff will greatly miss Jerry and wish to leave him with a smile as he always did for the school.