Roosevelt Update: We Have Walls!
It's been a busy few weeks over at 6942 W Roosevelt Road. It was such a great sight to see the crew from Bulley & Andrews plug away as walls were created right before our very eyes. Dave Hempfling, Sr. Project In addition to walls, we now have floors and windows as well.
Bulley & Andrews have been working hard as they continue to drywall (tape, mud, and sand) in preparation for final touches and paint! Utilities are coming, tiles are being polished in the bathroom, and so much more—all of which brings us one step closer to completion.
Next, the exterior structural wall framing was erected. Within the next week or so, a joist will come to assist on the next part of the project as the B & A crew commences roof work. Construction demo on the Middle School has been completed and work will soon begin on renovations of that space.
At the moment, Bulley & Andrews projects that all work will be completed by the end of June. We look forward to sharing more news and updates with you next month.
After School Classes at Alcuin
It’s dismissal and apart from the buzz of busyness, jackets being pulled on, and shared laughter, there are also excited murmurs.
“I can’t wait for Makerspace after school!”
“Running Club is going to be crazy awesome. We’re running around all of Chicago!”
“I signed up for cooking class because my mom wants me to make dinner from now on.”
Our spring session of after school classes (for ages 5 to 14) is underway, and the children were ready to dive into a variety of activities including gardening, chess, cooking, running and set design. In the past, we've offered robotics, anime, ballet, hip-hop, and playwriting.
At Alcuin, our after school classes provide a wide variety of options whether the child wants to hone in on already developing skills, or try something new in a safe environment. We've heard the children exclaim, “This class is amazing!” or “I am getting so good at chess. I can now beat my dad.” Their happiness is palpable.
The after school classes at Alcuin aren’t just about “something to do after school.” The children bring in their passion, energy, and creativity into each class. Children enjoy problem-solving, working with their hands, building and inventing while further developing their cooperative working skills. Oh, and did we also mention they also have fun?
A blog by various Alcuin staff members.