Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Work on the old playground continues

Update to the removal of the old playground: The Saturday morning crew is removing more of the unwanted concrete from the corner of the parking lot. It should be gone in another week or two.

The plan is to move the two metal sheds from the southwest corner of the parking lot to this northwest corner. There is some consideration of which way the sheds should face: east or south.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Classroom renovations: Pre-K Three Year Old classroom

The new Pre-Kindergarten program for three-year-olds is an exciting venture for our School. One of the basement classrooms is getting a nearly total makover.

A classroom for very young children requires a restroom inside it. Workers excavated part of the floor to extend plumbing to this classroom. They framed and drywalled two walls around it.

The next step is to install some carpeting and trim.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Good-bye to the Old Playground

Several years ago, the Cathedral School stopped using the small playground near the priests' garage. The fenced-in and gravel-covered playground was too small for more than one grade to use at a time. The wood and metal climbing toys had fallen out of favor.

The School rebuilt in a much larger plot of land in full view of Boulder Avenue. The new climbing toys are safer and more attractive.

The abandoned old playground is in the first phase of finding a new purpose. Parish employees and volunteers are shearing the concrete "curb" which kept the gravel inside the playground. They are removing the fence posts and wooden bases for the climbing toys.

The plan is to move the two large metal sheds from the southwest corner of the parking lot. They will fit nicely into the old playground.

Future posts will detail the plan to move the buildings. The current plan is to lift the buildings onto casters. The hope is that these sheds-on-wheels will glide across the parking lot into their new space.