Peck Place School On Track To Open In Time For 2014-15 School Year

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Jul 182014

Peck Place School

Peck Place School

On January 6, 2014, a water leak at Peck Place School caused a history-making crisis — an entire school full of students and teachers were displaced in the middle of the school year. At first, the classes were immediately re-located to the other schools in town (and children were introduced to a whole group of new friends).

Initially everyone thought the school would re-open in a week, but the discovery of asbestos in the glue under the lifting tiles led to a flurry of emergency meetings and the ultimate decision to do major work on the school to the tune of $1.9 million.

Then, during the search for a space big enough for the entire Peck Place School to complete the year, YALE Orange campus opened its hallowed halls and welcomed them. Large open spaces were transformed into classrooms and this plan worked extremely well through to the sixth-grade graduation ceremony.

Meanwhile, back at Peck Place School:

• The asbestos removal in the ceiling tiles, pipe fittings and floors were completed in three phases and Peck passed all of its environmental tests.

• Improvements also were made to the areas around all water pipes and the location of pipes, so they will never get cold enough to burst.

• Bright white ceiling tiles in the classrooms and gym along with new energy efficient lighting make the school much brighter.

• All classroom and hallway walls have been painted “Linen” yellow, the gym and cafeteria are now blue and white. Metal doors have a fresh paint of satin black and the wooden doors have been refinished as well.

Finishing touches:

New Floors are being installed as well as the new roof, metal cabinets are being replaced with wood cabinetry, univents with individual climate controls for both heat and air conditioning.

What kind of reimbursement will we receive?

Still in the process, but state and insurance company reimbursements are expected.

Reimbursement for the roof, univents and cabinetry should be around 36.43%

The Orange Board of Education is confident that the school will be ready to open its doors in time for the 2014-15 school year.

The Big Move To Yale is Wednesday, Jan. 29

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Jan 282014

IMG_9765There is an Open House to show off Peck Place School students’ new digs at Yale, 410 West Campus Drive (off of Marsh Hill Road), tonight from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The children and staff will begin their new chapter of the school year at Yale tomorrow, Jan. 29,

Buses will begin to arrive around 8:10 – 8:30 a.m.

Jan 262014

Three meals and one fabulous loaf of bread at the Redfish Grill

Three meals and one fabulous loaf of bread at the Redfish Grill

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Sunday, Jan. 19

Peck Place School

Peck Place School

• CBS is Back on Cablevision

• Obituary: Belle Reese, 92, Sister of Norman Schwartzman

• Meet Charles Dumais, Amity’s New Superintendent

• 2014 Amity Football Captains Revealed

•  The Past Week On Orange Live (Did You Miss Anything?)

Monday, Jan. 20

Obituary: Della M. Theodos, 85, Mother of Melissa Moras and Sharon Stockel

yale west campusObituary: Louis “Lou” F. Tagliatela, Sr, 94, Brother of Frank Tagliatela

Property Transfers: Three Homes Sold between Jan. 9 – 17

Found Dog: Is She Yours?

Orange Emergency Management: Get Ready for Dangerously Cold Weather

Children’s Recreation and Exercise Center Plans On Plan & Zoning Agenda Tuesday

Obituary: Adele G. (Gabris) Lasky, 105, Mother of Helen Melchiore, Steadfast Red Sox Fan, Beloved Family Matriarch

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Fire Dpeatmen Are You Prepared For The Snow and Blast Of Arctic Cold? Early Dismissal Today (Tuesday)

Latest: Storm May Impact High School Mid-Term Exams

A Car Emergency Kit May Be A Great Idea On A Night Like Tonight

UPDATED: Tuesday and Wednesday Weather Related Cancellations

[3]  Newest Info: Peck Place Students Will Finish The School Year At Yale West Campus


This year's shanty town is sturdy and pretty roomy inside.

This year’s shanty town is sturdy and pretty roomy inside.

Supt. McMullin addresses Peck Place Families re: Yale Move

Performers Wanted: Or Shalom’s Got Talent Planned For Feb. 8

Fundraiser: Dining For Dollars at Bertucci’s

[2] Orange Firefighters Respond to House Fire

Kindergarten Registration: Mary L. Tracy School Is Waiting For You

[1] January 21 — Two House Fires in Two Consecutive Years

Obituary: Josephine “Jo” Marie DiFazio, 96, Former Town Of Orange Nurse

Opinion: That Biting Cold You Feel Can Be Serious

 [4] Dinner With The Family: Can One Overuse The Word “Perfect”?

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Thursday, Jan. 23

Obituary: Allan J. Rosenthal, 96, Father Of Connie Goebel, WWII Veteran