PALS update

By John Babcock, PALS Chair

At a recent meeting to engage the Lab School families in the new building process, the schematic design and construction plans were discussed with the university administration and the architect/construction firms. While the architect noted the importance of the indoor-outdoor connection as well as the community element it will be a challenge to balance the security of the property and the overall greenness of the space. They also confirmed the limitations of the site in regards to the available budget and the outdoor space.  However, the architect showed that the number of classrooms would remain constant compared to the current school and the architect responded positively that children would be incorporated into the planning.

The upcoming PALS meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 11th, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in room 105. Discussion topics will include what was covered in the Design and Construction meeting, the impact to the Lab School from the upcoming construction to the ICD building, and – on a more fun note – planning for the annual Gym Jam and Spring Soiree fundraisers which will begin the celebration of the Lab School’s 95th year.  There is also another parent input meeting with the architects and University Project Managers on Tuesday, February 25th from 6-7:30 p.m.

Childcare is provided for PALS meetings, but requires advanced registration. If you are interested in childcare for the meeting, please sign up here.