The move from 345 Harvard to 30 Webster took 8 full days and just over 100 filled trucks. We wore out two moving companies in the heat and rain. We are still trying to finish re-purposing, recycling, and trashing all the items that were left behind so the building can be turned over to the construction company in "broom swept" condition. So far we have filled 20 dumpsters worth of items left behind that needed to be removed before demolition. Vacating a building over 100 years old is hard work!
As we start to come out on the other side, we have been busy setting up common areas at 30 Webster, organizing the book room and supply closets, and making space for all the work that needs to happen here in the summer to ensure we are ready to open to students on September 1st! This week Valley Communications has been working on installing SmartBoards as we try to stay ahead of them and make paths through the mountains of boxes to the walls identified for installation. More and more craftsman from the town arrive each day to install phones, core locks, bring the alarm system online, and build out our front lobby. Each morning brings a new round of shipments of supplies and soon all our classroom rugs that were purchased with the generous support of the PTO will be arriving on our doorstep! It is has been a busy start to the summer for sure!
We hope by now that everyone has received their placement packets. This mailing went out on July 1st and included important information regarding the transition to 30 Webster Street, welcome letters, pick-up placards for rolling pick up, directory information from the PTO, and class placement notifications. Please take some time to read through each of the documents and email with any questions or concerns. If you did not receive this mailing, please reach out to us as soon as possible so we can make sure you have all the information you need to be ready for a successful start to the school year.
As we are busily readying our space at 30 Webster Street we are eagerly anticipating the return of all our families and students. We can't wait to show you around and get you in to the building! This summer we are hosting two Open House dates for families and students at 30 Webster Street. The first one will take place on August 10th followed by another chunk of time on August 24th.
Please use this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ea5af2fa7fb6-lower to sign up for a time to visit. We are working on identifying a third block of time to accommodate students/families who can not make these slots- stay tuned!
You can view photos and follow our progress of the move and set up on Twitter (@DevoSchool and #DevoReno) or by checking out the Twitter feed on the home page of our school website: brookline.k12.ma.us/devotion. As always please reach out to us with any questions or feedback!
Jen and Dave