In December, Joe Dearden, the Lincoln School’s Network Manager, took some great drone footage of the renovation process. Click the image to check it out!
Since then, our construction team has continued to make substantive progress while navigating the challenges of winter weather, supply chain disruptions, and COVID. Check out the latest photos in our January photo gallery. Just for fun, you can compare them to where we were in January 2021!
The slides from last Wednesday’s meeting are here.
On Wednesday, Lincoln School students and faculty celebrated the placement of the final beam in a “topping off” ceremony. With her permission, we are sharing Principal Sarah Collmer’s letter to parents:
Dear K-4 Community,
Today we had a “Topping Off Ceremony” to commemorate the final beam being placed in Phase 2 of the Lincoln School Building Project! Consigli painted the beam white and all of the K-4 students and staff, as well as the 5th graders (who weren’t at the middle school last year to do the Phase 1 ceremony) added their names so that we will always be a part of the building’s history!
We went outside to watch the crane place the beam in its spot over what will be the new Learning Commons! It was extremely moving to be together as a school – something we have not done since before the pandemic; and what a thrill it was to hear the kids clapping and cheering. Your child will be coming home with a gift bag from Consigli with a few items to help them remember this special day.
Thank you to the School Building Committee, Consigli, and the Town of Lincoln for all of their hard work and commitment to this project. We are looking forward to returning to the new and renovated Lincoln School in the fall!
What a fun way to close out 2021! On behalf of the School Building Committee, we wish you good health, time to regenerate, and all the best as we start 2022.
One supply chain challenge for the Lincoln School project has been steel delivery. While waiting some extra days for the steel to arrive, our team from Consigli rearranged the construction schedule to ensure that progress continued to be made. The good news is that this past week more steel arrived, including the largest beam in the project! How big? Where is it going? Take our quiz and check your answers at the bottom of the blog post!
Where is the steel coming from? a) Canada b) China c) Donelan’s d) Something Special
How long is the biggest beam? a) 102′- 1″ b) 600″ c) 53′-3″ d) 20 cows + 2 chickens
How much does it weigh? a) 6000 lbs b) 8673 lbs c) 2 tons d) 9535 lbs – “the Covid 19”
How high will it be off the floor? a) about the height of an Anklyosuarus b) 16′-3″ c) 11′-10″ d) 20″
Where will the beam be? Scroll to the bottom of the blog post to find out!
The beam we’ve been highlighting is in section C of the building. As you’ve read prior SBC posts, you’ve probably come across the letter designations for each zone of construction. Below is the image that breaks down the building into sections. Phase 1 (Middle School) was comprised of sections D, E, F, G, and H. Phase 2 (Primary School) is currently underway, and is comprised of section A, B, and C. The slide deck from last Wednesday’s meeting can be found here.
Yesterday (Saturday), the Lincoln School hosted a pediatric COVID vaccination clinic for children ages 5 – 12 in the Dining Commons. Thank you for the hard work of everyone who organized and ran the clinic, and deep gratitude to one very patient rabbit (and her owner!) who helped lift everyone’s spirits!
The SBC meets virtually on Wednesday, December 15th at 7:00pm. Click here for the agenda and here for the new December photo gallery.
What was once the barest form of a structure is rapidly becoming a solid building! (slide the arrows below to compare the photos)
Just a few weeks ago, the Primary School was stripped down to some columns, concrete block walls, and part of a roof. Now there is new steel framing, new windows, a fortified roof, and new exterior brick. Work is progressing from south (near the parking lot) to north (toward the Dining Commons), and just in the last week steel framing went up for the building that will house the Administrative offices and classrooms:
Click here to see the slides from last Wednesday’s SBC meeting and here for more photos.