October 5, 2022

Community Calendar

Jun
5
Sun
Tour de Lyme
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jun
10
Fri
Lyme-Old Lyme HS Graduation Ceremony @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
16
Sat
The Farmers Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farms, Lyme
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Jul
30
Sat
NACA Currach Regatta @ Custom House Pier
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Free Concert by Old Lyme Town Band @ Field behind LOLMS
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireworks Display Hosted by Town of Old Lyme @ On field behind LOLMS
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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
20
Sat
Hamburg Fair @ Hamburg Fairgrounds
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Aug
21
Sun
Hamburg Fair @ Hamburg Fairgrounds
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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
‘History of Watch Rock’ at Watch Rock @ Watch Rock, off Joel Rd. in Old Lyme
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Public Hearing on $57.6M Region 18 Building Plan @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Regular Board of Education Meeting 

September 7, 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 of August 3, 2022 
  2. Special Meeting of August 31, 2022 

III. Visitors 

  1. Invention Convention Honors 
  2. Report from Student Representatives 
  3. 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 

VI. Educational Presentation 

  1. LOLHS English Department: The Teaching of the Classics 
  2. Career Preparation at LOLHS 

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

VIII. New Business 

  1. Approval of Bond Resolution and Referendum Date 
  2. Discussion of Third Party Assessment of PreK-8 Facilities 
  3. Goals for 2022-2023 
  4. Tuition Student Request for LOLHS 
  5. Old Business 
  6. Closing of LOLHS Project 
  7. Executive Session 
  8. Adjournment
Sep
24
Sat
LOL Food Share Garden Open House @ LOL Food Share Garden
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Second Annual LOLFSG Open House Slated for Saturday, Sept. 24, All Welcome

OLD LYME — The Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden (LOLFSG) celebrated a milestone this week!

Following a much-needed rain event, mid-week volunteers harvested kale, tomatoes, string beans, peppers, eggplants, and more.  In doing so, the garden reached a total donation threshold of more than 2000 pounds of produce in its first growing season.

The LOLFSG President Jim Ward commented, “This incredible accomplishment is due to the dedication of volunteers and community support.”

Ward noted that the realistic LOLFSG goal for the 2023 season is to double production and is already looking forward to a “Two-Ton Tuesday.”

To celebrate the successful inaugural growing season and to learn more about the garden, all are invited to visit the 2nd Annual LOLFSG Open House on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the garden from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The garden is located at Town Woods Park behind the Field House and playground.

Oct
2
Sun
“Conduct Us” with Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra @ Hygienic Art Park
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Conduct Us” October 2, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Hygienic Art Park

On Sunday, October 2 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will be located at Hygienic Arts waiting to perform, all they need is a conductor. The general public will have a chance to conduct In the Hall of the Mountain King, Blue Danube WaltzToreador Song from Carmen, Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld, and William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme.) Everyone is invited to step up to the podium and try their hand at conducting the orchestra. Our Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada will be there to give guidance and encouragement to the volunteer maestros!

Hygienic Art is located at 79 Bank Street, New London. This unique experience is free and open to the public in the outdoor Frank Loomis Palmer Amphitheater. Pack a lunch or enjoy takeout from the many eateries on Bank Street and come enjoy a gorgeous fall afternoon with us. Families and children are welcome and encouraged.

“Conduct Us” started when the ECSO participated in the international Make Music Day movement, which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! We last held this fun community event in Mystic River Park and we are delighted to bring it to New London.

Meadow Walk in Jewett Preserve, Lyme @ Jewett Preserve
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Pete Picone (center) leads a walk in Jewett Preserve in Lyme. File photo by Wendolyn Hill.

LYME — On Sunday, Oct. 2, join Pete Picone, Connecticut DEEP wildlife biologist and native habitat expert, for a tour of the meadow and surrounding shrubland in Jewett Preserve.

The meadow walk, which is co-sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Town of Lyme, will start at 1:30 p.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Meet at the Jewett Preserve in Lyme, Conn. Park in the lot on McIntosh Rd, about 1/4 mile from the intersection with Rte. 156.

During the tour,  Picone will make recommendations for nurturing the vegetation that provides habitat for wildlife. Learn about which plants are beneficial for pollinators, and how to manage invasives. His guidance can be applied to enhancing habitat in your own back yard.

Registration is required at openspace@townlyme.org.

Oct
5
Wed
Guided Hike to Champlain North Hosted by OL Land Trust @ Bunny Hutch at OL Inn
Oct 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

OLD LYME — The final Hikers’ Happy Hour of 2022, sponsored by the Open Space Commission, the Old Lyme Land Trust, and the Old Lyme Inn, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

A guided hike will leave at 4:15 p.m. from the Bunny Hutch behind the Old Lyme Inn to explore the Champlain North Preserve.

After the hike, a friendly happy hour at the Old Lyme Inn will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Drinks will be half-price from 5 to 6 p.m.

Even if you do not hike, you are still welcome at the Inn for Happy Hour.

Hikers should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring insect repellent.

In the event of rain, meet at the Old Lyme Inn for Happy Hour instead of the Bunny Hutch.

Information on the Champlain South Open Space and its trails may be found at: https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3616/f/uploads/olos_champlainsouth9.14.2020.pdf

D18 Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Regular Board of Education Meeting 

October 5, 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. Special District Meeting of September 7, 2022 
  2. Regular Meeting of September 7, 2022 

III. Visitors 

  1. Preschool Students 
  2. Unified Sports Team Recognition 
  3. Recognition of Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year 
  4. Report from Student Representatives 
  5. 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

VI. Educational Presentation 

  1. Report on Results of Annual State Achievement Tests (SAT, AP, SBAC and NGSS) 

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

VIII. New Business 

  1. LOLHS Field Trip Request 
  2. Setting of Graduation Date for Class of 2023 
  3. Budget Process Timeline 
  4. Appropriation to the Reserve Fund for Capital and Nonrecurring Expenditures 5. Policy Review 
  5. Childrearing Leave Request 
  6. Old Business 
  7. Closing of LOLHS Project 
  8. Executive Session 
  9. Adjournment
Oct
8
Sat
Free Outdoor Workshop with Local Artist Barbara Barry @ Watch Rock Preserve
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

OLD LYME — On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Old Lyme Land Trust hosts a Free Outdoor Workshop at Watch Rock Preserve with local artist Barbara Barry.

Nature Journaling with watercolor and pen!

Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 9.

All materials provided or bring your sketchbook and paints as we capture the beauty of the Watch Rock Preserve in watercolor and pen. 

Meet at the Watch Rock Preserve at the parking lot at 10 a.m. and we will all walk in together. (Off Rte. 156 at Joel Road) 

Bring a lightweight chair or blanket to sit on, there are a few tight turns so no rolling bags. Also bring bug spray/sunscreen/hat/water/snacks – whatever you need to feel comfortable carrying and sitting on.

Donations are encouraged.

Oct
15
Sat
Birding at Lohmann Preserve @ John Lohmann Preserve, Old Lyme
Oct 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm