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  • 1.
  • 2. Why a campus re-design?
    Updated landscaping is more than just pretty…
    IMPROVED SAFETY:
    New busing set up with a more direct line to the school entrance
    Improved bus unloading and loading
    IMPROVED UTILIZATION:
    New spaces for outdoor classes
    New spaces for social events
    IMPROVED VALUE:
    Our school is a reflection of our community
    Improved design will increase usage
    Increased usage will improve the value of the community and the homes in it.
    And we’re due… only funding in 12 years was for the new roof!
  • 3. We are among the BEST… but do we look the part?
    .
  • 4. Deteriorating School Sign
  • 5. Picket Fence Destroyed by Vandalism
    What message are we sending to prospective home buyers?
  • 6. .
  • 7. …but the impact of the redesigned campus will go beyond the obvious.
  • 8. A better environment for our students of course, but also a better center for our community too…
  • 9. Better 4th of July…
  • 10. Better Venue for Scouts, Sports, Theater and family events…
  • 11. Better Super Games…
  • 12. Better Design!The Proposed Campus Re-Design 2011 At a Glance
  • 13. Design Goals
    IMPROVED SAFETY:
    New busing set up with a more direct line to the school entrance
    Improved bus unloading and loading
    IMPROVED UTILIZATION:
    New spaces for outdoor classes
    New spaces for social events
    IMPROVED VALUE:
    Our school is a reflection of our community
    Improved design will increase usage
    Increased usage will improve the value of the community and the homes in it.
  • 14. Improved Safety
    Primary Safety Concerns:
    • Bus Loading Area, Traffic Patterns
    • 15. Neglected Wetlands
    • 16. Vandalism
  • Improved Safety
    Safety-busing policy
    “Vehicles or gas-powered equipment, with the exception of vehicles used by the school for student transportation, shall NOT idle near outside air intakes, building ENTRANCES or exits or where students are loading and unloading.”
    • Grounds and Building Exterior Checklist
    Currently the children walk past a line of running cars to get from the buses into the school every day.
  • 17. Improved Safety
    New Drop-Off Starting Fall 2011
    Buses park (and turn engines off) right in front
    Parent picking up/dropping off line up along Candlewood (where the buses used to line up)
    New crosswalk and lighting
  • 18. Improved UtilizationNew Gathering Places, Planting Opportunities
    Low walls/benches will provide gathering places for teachers to hold class outside.
    Raised beds will provide areas for the seasonal plantings for teachers to use.
  • 19. Improved UtilizationNew Gathering Places
    Benches/picnic tables in back for outdoor classrooms and community “playground”
  • 20. Improved UtilizationOutdoor Land Lab
    Land lab announces that this is school property, and brings learning to life…
  • 21. Improved UtilizationAdditional Playing Fields, Updated Ball Diamond
  • 22. Improved Utilization13 More Parking Spaces
  • 23. Improved UtilizationWhat a first impression!
    Front Entrance
  • 24.
  • 25. How much will it cost?
    All questions regarding cost will be filtered through the PTA executive board. The community has an open invitation to come to every meeting.
    Bond money is already slated for certain aspects of our design like capital improvements.
  • 26. When will all of this happen?
    • Timing and phasing to be determined.
    • 27. We can do as much or as little at a time depending on interest level and/or budget.
  • Let’s shoot from a different angle for the 2011-2012 Yearbook…
  • 28. And maybe a new yearbook theme too…“Thinking Outside the Box”
    For Questions, email Hanna Tefend, Committee Chair, at
    mjtefend@gmail.com.