September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

Feb
11
Fri
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
12
Sat
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar
2
Wed
Regular Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — The agenda for the Regular Meeting on March 2 is as follows:

LIVE STREAM OF MEETING:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/live

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

1. Regular Meeting and Special Meeting of February 2, 2022

III. Visitors 

  1. Report from Student Representatives 
  2. Public Comment 

While in person public comment is still acceptable, those wishing to make public comment virtually  may use the following Zoom link: https://region18.zoom.us/j/87635839590; Meeting ID: 876 3583 9590;  +16465588656,,83527766795# US (New York). Those choosing this option will be required to follow  the same expectations for those making public comment in person. After being recognized by the  chairperson, participants must state their name and place of residence before making their comments  to the Board. 

  1. Correspondence 
  2. Administrative Reports 
  3. Superintendent’s Report 
  4. Business Manager’s Report 
  5. Educational Presentation 
  6. Curriculum Update 

VII. Chair and Committee Reports (Facilities, Finance, Communications, Policy, LEARN, LOL Prevention  Coalition) 

VIII. New Business 

  1. Approval of New Hire 
  2. Healthy Food Certification 
  3. Policy 3260 Disposal of Obsolete or Surplus Equipment/Materials
  4. Tuition Student Requests for 2022-2023 at LOLHS and Center School 
  5. Old Business 
  6. Closing of LOLHS Project 
  7. Executive Session 
  8. Adjournment
Mar
8
Tue
Class S Girl’s Basketball State Championship Quarter Final: OL v Immaculate @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Gymnasium
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
31
Thu
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
1
Fri
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
2
Sat
LOLHS Car Wash to Benefit Safe Grad @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come have your car washed and support the Safe Grad 2022 event!

OLD LYME — Today, Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) students are holding a car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of LOL Middle School.

No appointment is required. All are welcome.

A $25 donation is suggested. All donations will benefit the Safe Grad event held on the night of graduation for LOLHS Seniors.

The car wash is being coordinated by LOLHS Senior Nick Adeletti.

LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
3
Sun
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ Matinee @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The most memorable word from Mary Poppins Jr. is spelled out during the performances at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, which continue this evening and over the weekend.

OLD LYME — Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School (LOLMS) presents Mary Poppins Jr. Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the LOLMS auditorium.

Use the QR code below to order tickets or visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/62956

There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, April 3,  at 1 p.m.

Apr
4
Mon
LOL Schools District Budget Hearing @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
7
Thu
LYSB Youth Art Show Opening @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
9
Sat
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
15
Fri
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
16
Sat
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
27
Wed
‘Unveiling’ Ceremony for Old Lyme ‘Welcome’ Mural at LOLMS @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


OLD LYME —
 On Wednesday, April 27, the newly-created ‘Welcome’ mural at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School will be unveiled to the community at a ceremony in the school’s auditorium beginning at 1:30 p.m. and lasting around 30 minutes.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony and view the mural after its ‘unveiling.’

The mural is part of the Sister Murals Project sponsored by Public Art for Racial Justice Education (PARJE), which was officially launched March 1, 2021. The primary mission of PARJE is to utilize the broad appeal of art and education to confront racial injustice.

One mural has already been unveiled in Norwich and now murals are being worked on concurrently in Old Lyme and New London.

The lead artists for the Old Lyme mural is Jasmine Oyola-Blumenthal, pictured left, who is an alumna of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

The Old Lyme Sister Mural is being installed inside Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, adjacent to the gymnasium.

In addition to her role as lead artist, Oyola-Blumenthal has worked with school faculty to develop student workshops, which coordinate with the project.

Oyola-Blumenthal and her counterpart, Marvin Espy, in New London were selected from a field of nearly 20 applicants.

In her application, Oyola-Blumenthal referred to the ability of art to inspire people to talk to one another, commenting, “Art is a neutral vessel that can bring forth conversations that can be uncomfortable and promote opportunities to open dialogue on racial justice and education.”

May
2
Mon
LOL Schools Budget Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
3
Tue
Districtwide Referendum on Region 18 Budget @ LOLMS for OL voters, Lyme Town Hall for Lyme voters
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
24
Tue
State Rep. Carney Hosts Office Hours @ Acton Library
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23rd)

OLD LYME — State Rep. Carney (R-23rd) offers residents of Lyme and Old Lyme another opportunity to meet with him on Tuesday, May 24, in Old Saybrook at Acton Library from 5 to 6 p.m.

He will be available to discuss the recently concluded 2022 legislative session and any questions you may have about state issues.

For more information about Tuesday’s Office Hours, visit this link.

Those who are unable to attend but would like to contact Rep. Carney may do so by email at Devin.Carney@housegop.ct.gov.

May
26
Thu
‘Great Gatsby Gala’ Hosted by LOL Friends of Music @ Old Lyme Inn
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — On Thursday, May 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Friends of Music (FOM) will host a Great Gatsby Gala at the Old Lyme Inn.

This scholarship fundraising event is sure to be an enjoyable evening, with plenty of food/drinks, and  entertainment. 1920s attire is strictly optional, but encouraged at the themed cocktail party.

There will also be an extensive Silent Auction, including wonderful gift baskets, gift certificates from local businesses for dining, goods, and luxury experiences; plus one of a kind artwork and antiques.

Tickets are $50/person. All are welcome. Seats are limited so prompt reservations are recommended.

Visit this link to buy your tickets online and/or to donate.

Send your payments/donation via mail to:
Friends of Music
PO Box 4
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Consider attending this event and help FOM continue their mission of providing scholarships and supporting music enrichment for Lyme-Old Lyme students.

Friends of Music is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

Jun
10
Fri
Lyme-Old Lyme HS Graduation Ceremony @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
28
Tue
OL Special Town Meeting to Approve Disbursement of $2.1M ARPA Funds @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
5
Tue
Old Lyme Special Town Meeting to Approve Disbursement of $2.1M Federal ARPA Funds @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OLD LYME — UPDATED 6/29: The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has called a Special Town Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall at 52 Lyme St. The Special Town Meeting will be conducted in person only.

This meeting will consider and act upon the following single agenda item:

Whether to approve the disbursement of $2,120,593 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, as outlined in the report of the Old Lyme American Rescue Plan Committee  (APRC) report dated June 21, 2022, and as recommended by the Old Lyme Boards of Selectmen and Finance on June 21.

Copies of the proposed ARPA disbursements are available in the Town Clerk’s office and on the Town of Old Lyme website.

In summary:-

  1. 23 small businesses (< 500 employees per the US Treasury Department) applied for and met the requirements to receive grants up to $10,000, having substantiated pandemic-related economic loss occurring between March 3, 2021 and April 1, 2022:
  2. 10 nonprofit organizations (501c3) applied for and met the requirements to receive grants up to $10,000, having substantiated pandemic-related economic loss occurring between March 3, 2021 and April 1, 2022:Community Initiative Grants were recommended
  3. To invest in and support mental health services or public health services to assist Old Lyme residents (seven projects)
  4. To reinvest in Old Lyme government services that were deemed essential during the pandemic (such as emergency services) to ensure future preparedness (11 projects)
  5. To invest in current and future infrastructure challenges such as clean water and sewer/waste treatment (two projects)
  6. To invest in town-wide broadband (internet) improvements and/or cell services (one project)
  7. To invest in early childhood care, and education (three projects)
  8. To invest in bringing visitors to our Old Lyme attractions, restaurants, shops, and accommodations (six projects)
  9. To invest in affordable housing to meet the needs of those working and living in Old Lyme (one project)
  10. To provide (direct and indirect) financial assistance to Old Lyme families and households having difficulty recovering from pandemic losses (two projects)

In addition to the 10 recommendation categories above, the American Rescue Plan Committee has included in its recommendations:

• Reserving up to $20,000 to cover fees by an independent consultant retained to administer the Economic Recovery Grant applications (this expenditure was approved by the Town in its 3/21/22 Town Meeting)

• Reserving up to $20,000 in legal, outreach, and administrative costs associated with the survey and application, and granting processes.

Read the full details of all the proposed beneficiaries/projects at this link.

Jul
28
Thu
Town of Old Lyme Special Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall Meeting Room
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has called a Special Town Meeting on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Conn.

This meeting will be conducted in person only.

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  1. Due to the absence of the Town Clerk from this Meeting, the appointment of a clerk pro tempore (per general Statutes § 7-21), for purposes of this Meeting only.
  2. The following proposed Resolution:

RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that the Town of Old Lyme, CT grants the request by The Point O’Woods Association, Incorporated (POW) that the Town of Old Lyme (Town), for purposes of Connecticut General Statutes §7-372 only, consents to POW issuing bonds pledging the security of POW in the amount of up to $820,000.00 for the purpose of restoration and rebuilding of the boat basin bulkhead.

POW is a separate taxing district situated within the limits of the Town of Old Lyme. The Town is not liable at law for any debt of such a district, and its consent to this bond issue does not and cannot be interpreted to mean that the Town is now assuming or shall ever have any obligation to assume any or all of the obligations to be created by the bond issue.

Copies of a brief description of the project proposed by POW are available in the Old Lyme Town Clerk’s office and online here.

Aug
3
Wed
Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Regular Board of Education Meeting 

August 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room at Center School

LIVE STREAM OF MEETING: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/live

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

  1. Regular Meeting and Executive Session of June 1, 2022 
  2. Special Meeting and Executive Session of June 15, 2022 

III. Visitors 

  1. Public Comment 

While in person public comment is still acceptable, those wishing to make public comment virtually  may use the following Zoom link: https://region18.zoom.sus/j/87635839590; Meeting ID: 876  3583 9590; +16465588656,,83527766795# US (New York). Those choosing this option will be  required to follow the same expectations for those making public comment in person. After being  recognized by the chairperson, participants must state their name and place of residence before  making their comments to the Board.

IV. Correspondence

V. Administrative Reports

  1. Superintendent’s Report 
  2. Business Manager’s Report 
  3. Educational Presentation 
  4. Five-Year Curriculum Plan 

VII. Chair and Committee Reports (Facilities, Finance, Communications, Policy, LEARN, LOL Prevention  Coalition) 

VIII. New Business

District Goals for 2022-2023

  1. Bond Resolution
  2. Building Committee
  3. Addition of .5 FTE Special Education Teacher and .4 FTE School Psychologist at Mile Creek School (per policy 4113.4)

IX. Old Business

  1. Closing of LOLHS Project

X. Executive Session 

XI. Adjournment

Aug
9
Tue
CT Primary Day @ Lyme Town Hall for Lyme residents, LOLMS for OL residents
Aug 9 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Aug
20
Sat
Lyme, OL DTC Summer Picnic @ Lyme Public Hall
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Senator Richard Blumenthal attends a Democrat fundraiser. Photo submitted by Lyme DTC.

LYME — On Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Lyme and Old Lyme Democratic Town Committees (DTCs) host their 2022 Summer Picnic at Lyme Public Hall, a short walk from the Hamburg Fair. All Democrats and Democratic supporters are welcome.

Senator Richard Blumenthal will be attending as the honored guest.

There will be picnic goodies galore to enjoy, as well as opportunities to mingle with friends, neighbors and local DTC members.

Parking for the event will be available in the parking lot of the Lyme First Congregational Church or the Subaru dealership (the $6 fee benefits the church and the local Boy Scouts.)

A $25.00 donation for the picnic is suggested. Find donation information to the Lyme DTC and Old Lyme DTC at these links.

Aug
25
Thu
Opening Day for LOL Schools @ All LOL Schools
Aug 25 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
31
Wed
Special Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
August 31, 2022
6 p.m.

LIVE STREAM OF MEETING:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/live

Agenda
Discussion and possible action on PreK-8 Facilities Project.

Sep
7
Wed
Public Hearing on $57.6M Region 18 Building Plan @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm