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The end is in “site!”

The trees are planted and grass is growing! The project punch list is getting smaller, and we can expect to see the photovoltaic panels being installed on the sloped roofs in the next few weeks. Stay tuned – more about the PV system after the December 14th SBC meeting! The November photo gallery is here and the slide deck from the last meeting is here.

How it started…

How it’s going…

A busy week!

  • Monday, November 14th @ 7:00pm: State of the Town, Night 1 (via Zoom): updates from the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Committee; Lincoln Public Schools; Lincoln-Sudbury High School; Council on Aging & Human Services; Community Center Building Committee. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpduiorT0oG9GdnaMY_5AMocyCkOTQG_k5  
  • Tuesday, November 15th @ 7:00pm: State of the Town, Night 2 (via Zoom): updates from the Green Energy Committee/Climate Action Lincoln; Conservation Commission; Bicycle, Pedestrian Advisory Committee; Housing Commission; Lincoln Land Conservation Trust/Rural Land Foundation; Planning Board. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOGhrj4qEt1tt5MJp07ajcblANsCRV-f 
  • Wednesday, November 16th @7:00pm: School Building Committee Meeting (via Zoom): Click here for the agenda and Zoom link.

Letting the Grass Grow

The landscaping team is putting the finishing touches on the center field and the grassy areas around the school. In this image you can see new grass along the south end of the building and one of the many newly planted trees. We thank our students and the community for being patient with this part of the process. Someday the ropes will come down and we can all roam freely! Click on the October photo gallery to see more photos.

Highlights from this past Wednesday’s SBC meeting:

  • Lots of grading and seeding all around the campus, including restoration of the center field!
  • The end-of-project “punch list”, which had over 500 items in mid September, now stands at about 175. So many final details to take care of! Thank you to the entire team for getting them done.
  • The slide deck from the meeting is here.
  • The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is on Friday, October 28th @1:30pm! The entire community is invited! If you’d like to attend the ceremony and/or building tours, please email apearson@lincnet.org. Tours are from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
  • The Ceremony will be live-streamed at https://www.lincnet.org/ribboncutting.
  • The building will be open to the community on Saturday, October 29th from 9:00am – 11:00am. Doors around the school will be open, no need to RSVP in advance.
  • The contents of the 1994 – 1995 Time Capsules will be on display on both the 28th and the 29th!

More important dates:

  • Monday, November 14th @ 7:00pm: Night 1 of the (virtual) 2022 State of the Town Meeting: Lincoln in 2050
  • Tuesday, November 15th @7:00pm: Night 2 of (virtual) State of the Town Meeting: Lincoln in 2050
  • Wednesday, November 30th @7:30pm: Special Town Meeting
    • Vote to approve funding ($325,000) for the next phase of a Community Center project. Funding would pay for architectural and project management services to develop a preferred design and budget.
    • Meeting is in person in the Lincoln School Auditorium!

Remembering Jim Cunningham

Jim Cunningham behind the camera at a Lincoln School project community forum in 2017.

The School Building Committee joins the Lincoln community in mourning the loss of Jim Cunningham. Jim was a dedicated volunteer who spent countless hours filming the community forums, SBC meetings, town meetings, and special town meetings that were focused on the Lincoln School project. We relied on his presence over many years to help communicate this complex process to the Town, and we deeply appreciated the technical knowledge he brought to bear on renovating the systems in the Auditorium. We are saddened by his passing and will always remember him as an integral part of the project and of Lincoln’s civic life.

SBC meets via Zoom on Wednesday, September 14th, at 7:00pm. The agenda and Zoom link are here, and the September photo gallery is here.

Ceiling combines wood and linear LED lighting.

Putting it all Together

You know that when there is a clock on the wall that final pieces of the project are starting to fall into place! Teachers will be able to move into their classrooms the week of August 22nd, and school starts on September 6th.

Installing desks and furniture in the Main Office.

SAVE THE DATE! THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO THE OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 @ 1:30pm!

Building tours on Friday after the ceremony and on Saturday afternoon, October 29. Stay tuned for more details!

More photos in the August gallery, and here is the slide deck from Wednesday’s meeting.

Getting ready to catch some rays!

Installation of the photovoltaic (PV) panels has begun! These panels are on the roof of the Auditorium connector.

The School Building Committee meets this week on Wednesday, August 10th at 7:00pm via Zoom. The agenda and link can be found here.

Check out the new August photo gallery and some final additions to the July gallery!

And away they go!*

Modular units ready to leave the Lincoln School campus. Photo by Peter von Mertens.

Remember how excited we were to see the temporary school being built? We are now just as thrilled to see it being deconstructed! One by one, the modular units are being prepared for transport to their new home at the Nauset Regional High School. It will take a couple of weeks to remove the temporary school, the concrete footings, and the parking lot. After that, reconstruction of the field can begin.

Nauset High School construction site. Photo by Clay Reaser.

Also, at this week’s meeting, we learned:

  • Installation of playground equipment will begin soon!
  • The racks that support the PV panels on the roof are being installed. Work began on top of the Middle School (Reed) Gym and will progress along the building.
  • Concrete and paving work continues on the Commons courtyard, main entrance, and walkways.
  • Interior finishes are well underway, and final clean-up is starting at the preK/Kindergarten end of the building.

The link to the meeting presentation is here, and more photos have been added to the July gallery.

*Our thanks to Peter von Mertens for the title of the blog post!

Play time! (and July SBC Meeting)

The new “Commons Playground” will be located at the northwest corner of the school. The photo below shows the sidewalk that will encircle the playground, making it accessible. Check out other recent photos in the new July photo gallery!.

The School Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00pm. The agenda and zoom link can be found here.

Project Milestones

Inside the Learning Commons

Although all preK-8 students will be in the renovated school this fall, the School Building Committee anticipates that big work (installation of PV panels and connectivity) and small (punch list items) will continue on the Lincoln School campus for about another year. Here are some major milestones to watch for:

  • Furniture and equipment for grades K – 4 will move out of the modular school between June 22 and July 3.
  • The modular units will be removed from campus between July 25 and August 12.
  • About 25% of the photovoltaic (PV) panels are expected to arrive soon. Supply chain issues have slowed down delivery. Installation will begin on the Middle School gym.
  • All the PV panels should be installed and on line by next spring/summer.

The project team and SBC continue to closely monitor supply chain issues, schedule, and budget.

Click here for the slide deck from this past week’s meeting, and here for the June photo gallery.

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