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We could always “Count” on Steven…

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Steven Perlmutter, and with immense gratitude that we remember the many contributions, both silly and serious, that he made to the School Building Project.

Steven became involved in the Lincoln School building project in 2013 when he volunteered to serve on the School Building Advisory Committee. What started as a 1-year commitment became an 8-year journey as he helped multiple committees to pull the community together and get us where we are today. In addition to his willingness to wear a giant “Count” costume during the 2017 4th of July parade, there were numerous ways we could “count” on Steven:

  • We could count on him to ask really probing questions.
  • We could count on him to emphasize the beauty of the school campus and the grandeur of its trees.
  • We could count on him to reach out to people in the community to understand their points of view about the project.
  • We could count on him to press hard for clarity of message and simplicity of presentation.
  • We could count on him to read the minutes very, very carefully.
  • And as we neared the December 2018 vote, we could count on him to be the project’s biggest cheerleader – “Time to put the pedal through the metal, everyone!”

For our part, Steven’s family and friends can count on the fact that Steven will always be part of our heart. We miss you, Steven.

Thank you!

renewing of new Lincoln Commons Playground

Our thanks to everyone who came to Town Meeting! Residents overwhelmingly approved funds for new furniture and technology (FF&E) and the use of Community Preservation Act funds to build the new preK and Lincoln School Commons playgrounds as originally designed. These investments will have a very positive impact on our students and the wider community.

Next SBC meeting is on Wednesday, June 16th.

You’ll want to sit down for this one…

Installation of new seats in the Auditorium and Lecture Hall

The SBC held it’s pre-Town Meeting public forum on Wednesday evening. Click here to watch the presentation (about 15 minutes long) and here to see the slide deck.

After the forum, the SBC held its regular monthly meeting. Highlights of progress include:

  • Installation of the new seats in the Auditorium and Lecture Hall!
  • Eversource is completing the connection of the main power line which will allow the HVAC system to begin start-up
  • Window installation continues
  • Interior finishes are being completed throughout the building
  • Teachers have begun touring the renovated building and planning for their move back in to the middle school!
  • Presentation to the SBC is here

TOWN MEETING IS ON SATURDAY, MAY 15th @ 9:30am!

  • Check-in begins at 8:30am
  • Please bring the Town Meeting materials that were mailed to you. Prefer them electronically? Visit https://www.lincolntown.org/1241/2021-Annual-Town-Meeting
  • Town meeting is anticipated to last about 3 hours. Visit the same web page as above for an overview of Town Meeting logistics.

TONIGHT: SBC Project Update!

School building project forum January 2013

Unlike the photo above, the forum will not be in person in the Reed Gym. It will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 12th from 6:30 – 7:00pm. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdu6prT0sHNeDkXEOuJLrGIvcQuz8nMVu

Want a sneak peek at how the Reed Gym renovation is progressing? Click here.

Happy Town Meeting Week!

Some Key Dates This Week:

  • Tuesday, May 11th @ 7:30pm: Finance Committee FY22 Budget Q&A
  • Wednesday, May 12th @ 6:30pm: SBC Public Forum re: Project Update, register here.
  • Wednesday, May 12th @ 7:00pm: SBC Monthly Meeting
  • SATURDAY, MAY 15TH @ 9:30AM: TOWN MEETING! (In person, in the Hartwell Parking Lot)

The meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday are virtual. To get links and LOTS of information about Town Meeting, visit https://www.lincolntown.org/1241/2021-Annual-Town-Meeting

Just for Fun! Click the image below to see what the project looked like about a year ago in June 2020!

SBC Public Forum on May 12th

Installation of new Auditorium divider

In preparation for Town Meeting, the SBC will hold a public forum on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30pm, prior to the committee’s regular monthly meeting at 7:00pm. To register for the public forum, please click: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdu6prT0sHNeDkXEOuJLrGIvcQuz8nMVu

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

How it’s going…where it will end!

Phase 1 of the Lincoln School renovation is getting to the point where we can really envision the results! Below are comparisons that show current construction photos of the Dining Commons, new Reed connector, and the Auditorium versus renderings of the finished products. 

The SBC met last Wednesday, click here to see the project update slides.

Dining Commons, facing east
Connection between Reed Gym and Auditorium
Auditorium

Town Meeting is on Saturday, May 15th @9:30am under the tent in the Hartwell parking lot.  The SBC will give a project update and answer questions at a virtual public forum on Wednesday, May 12th @ 6:30pm (prior to the regular SBC meeting at 7:00pm).  Register for the public forum here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdu6prT0sHNeDkXEOuJLrGIvcQuz8nMVu  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

What once seemed like “pi” in the sky…

…is now imaginable! We are on schedule to welcome faculty and students to a renovated Middle School in September!

Last week’s warmer days meant melted snow and the ability to get the roofing schedule back on track. As with most aspects of the project, the work moves from west to east, starting with Building D, the Dining Commons. The same is true on the interior, where finishes such as ceiling tiles, wall tiles, light fixtures, and flooring are progressing through the building. Check out the March photo gallery!

As we learned at the SBC meeting, part of getting ready for the fall is planning the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the project. Although the target date for the end of Phase 1 is June 22, it will really be a whole series of events that will need to occur before teachers and students are ready to start the school year. Click here for the slide deck presented at the March 10th meeting.

Happy Pi Day, everyone!

Up in the clouds…

This photo is of the refurbished “clouds” being rehung in the Auditorium. What looks like the floor is actually the scaffolding needed to work safely this high up!

The SBC meets virtually on Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00pm. Click here for the agenda and further information.

Just for fun: In the February 14th blog post, we mentioned the new Auditorium beams that were put in place through slots in the roof. Click here to see a video of the beams being lifted into place. The cuts in the roof are visible.

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