Friday, August 31, 2012

Newman is ready!

Auditorium (more Pictures below!)

After years of monitoring, testing, planning, moving, and construction, the Newman Elementary School is ready for students to arrive on Wednesday, September 5th.  The $27.4 million project is coming in within the planned budget, and it will provide an appropriate, safe, healthy, and secure learning environment for Newman’s students and staff.

Thanks to the Newman staff and parent community for their extraordinary patience and support over the last few years as we prepared for and then renovated the building.  Their hard work, professionalism, encouragement, and good spirits buoyed all the students and those involved in this ambitious and sometimes complicated project.  The Newman staff will have an opportunity to personally thank the many folks involved in this project at a “Newman Homecoming Celebration” scheduled for Thursday, October 18th, but I want to take this opportunity to extend a hearty congratulations and thank you to the following folks for their incredible energy, involvement, and dedication.  These folks—and many others—made it all happen!

David Gorman, Consigli Construction
Christian Riordan, Consigli Construction
Diego DeLeon, Consigli Construction
Cal Olson, DRA, Architect
Richard Thuma, Town of Needham
Antonio Antenor, Town of Needham
Hank Haff, Town of Needham
Steve Popper, Town of Needham
Chip Laffey, Town of Needham
George Kent, PPBC

Doug Emily, Town of Needham Maintenance Staff (TNMS)
Kenny Gustowski, TNMS
John Keller, TNMS
John Dunn, TNMS
John Donovan, TNMS
(Many other custodians across town have also participated as well!)

Carol Patsio, Newman Elementary
Greg Bayse, Newman Elementary
Jessica Peterson, Newman Elementary

Congratulations and thanks to all for a job exceptionally well done!

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