MES Facilities Updates


Update on Summer Work 7/21/2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Please read the following update from Dr. Wolfrom.

July 21, 2017 Update on Summer Work in Manchester Elementary School

Dear Staff and Parents,

On July 6, 2017 the RSU #38 School Board awarded the bid for installing uni-ventilators (in the classrooms at Manchester Elementary School that don’t have ventilation systems) to Mechanical Services.  Mechanical Services has been in the building this week to review the rooms and plan the project. It will take 3 weeks for the equipment to arrive. Installation work will begin as soon as they receive the equipment order.  Mechanical services will provide us with a schedule for their work. They assure us that the work will be done prior to the beginning of school, however this is a large project and they will be working right up to the opening.

The electrician was in the building on Wednesday, July 19 to plan his work.  He will begin the necessary electrical work next week in preparation for the installation of the uni-ventilators.

Deep cleaning for all rooms is underway including the washing of walls and lights, deep cleaning of carpets and floors, and cleaning of heating coils and fins.

We will publish the installation schedule when we receive it from Mechanical Services and will update you as to work status and as we receive new information.

Thank you and I hope you are enjoying your summer.

Janet Delmar


Ventilation System Update 6/2/2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Please read the following message from Dr. Wolfrom.

Dear Manchester Staff and Parents,

Last night, June 1, 2017, the Facilities Committee of the RSU #38 School Board met to discuss plans for improving the ventilation system at Manchester Elementary School.  Also attending and participating in the discussion were parent representatives Craig Garofalo and Jeremy Payne, Local Advisory Representative, Chris Montagna,  Selectperson, Dawn Kliphan, Shaun Drinkwater, Brigette Williams, Principal, Janet Delmar, Superintendent, Donna Wolfrom, and RSU #38 School Board Chair, Terri Watson.  After reviewing research on various options the Committee voted unanimously to secure bids on small univentilators for each of the twelve rooms in Manchester Elementary School that do not already have univentilators or airhandler/air diffuser systems.  We are hoping to move as quickly as possible in order to determine a timeline for this work. It is our goal that the systems will be installed prior to the start of the FY18 school year.  We will keep you updated as we receive more information.

Janet Delmar, Principal


AQM Report 5/17/17

Dear Parents,

Below is the report for the last round of Carbon Dioxide testing for Mrs. McNaughton’s Classroom from AQM.

Thank you,

Janet Delmar

17-242 Report


AQM Update 4/28/17

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Attached is the latest report from AQM.  Hardcopies will be made and sent home with students and it will also be posted below.

Thank you,
Janet Delmar

17-200 Report


Latest AQM Update 4/14/2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Below is the latest report from AQM.  Hardcopies will be sent home with students on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Have a wonderful vacation.

Janet Delmar

17-164 Report


Water Damage Update 3/23/2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

I want to provide you with some updates on the work that has been completed and some upcoming work to be done on the water damage that has occurred in several areas of the school.

Vicki McMullen’s room has been thoroughly cleaned and all repairs have been made.  The carpet has been replaced along with ceiling tiles and insulation.  The new bookshelves for the room are scheduled to be built and installed during the upcoming April vacation.

Laura Doherty’s PreK classroom has had all of the necessary work completed with the exception of insulating the ductwork in the ceiling, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the April vacation.

In the kitchen area, Serve Pro has removed ceiling tiles and insulation.  They will be returning Friday afternoon and will be working throughout the weekend on the recommended remediation and repairs. K.C. Joe Roofing will be fixing the roof over the kitchen this weekend as well.  Serve Pro is expected to complete all other work in the kitchen area over April vacation.  The kitchen is still fully operational and is continuing to serve breakfast and lunch.

Thank you,

Janet Delmar, Principal


Water Damage 3/21/2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

I just wanted to inform you about some water damage in the kitchen ceiling at Manchester Elementary School. After discovering it today, Curt Morse, Director of Operations and Maintenance, was called. He came on site immediately to assess the situation and has contacted the roofing company that did the roof work over this past summer. It appears that the leak occurred around a heating unit in the roof. He also called Serve Pro and they came to the school and provided us with recommendations that include removing some ceiling tiles and insulation. Serve Pro will be working on this clean up tonight, 3/21/17.  I have also spoken with Jeff Bridges, Director of Food Services, and he assures me that school lunches will be served tomorrow as usual.

Please contact me if you have more questions.

Thank you,

Janet Delmar, Principal


Water Damage 3/15/2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

I just wanted to inform you about some water damage that occurred at Manchester Elementary School last night, 3/14/17. Due to the high winds snow backed up on the roof and drifted into a louver then it melted and ran down along the duct work in Laura Doherty’s PreK classroom. After discovering it this morning, Curt Morse, Director of Operations and Maintenance, was called.  He came on site immediately to assess the situation. He called Serve Pro and they came to the school and provided us with recommendations that include removing four ceiling tiles, insulation, and the use of some fans for drying a small area of carpet.  All recommended work should be completed by Friday, 3/17/17 and the room will be available for students again on Monday.  PreK will have their class in the Art room tomorrow, 3/16/17 while the PreK classroom is being worked on.  I will keep you updated.

Please contact me if you have more questions.

Thank you,

Janet Delmar


 MES Update 3/3/17

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Below is the latest communication from AQM.  Attached is their most recent report.  Hard copies will be coming home in students’ backpacks today and you can find this information posted on the MES website.

Thank you,
Janet Delmar

Curt,
Attached is the post-remedial mold report for testing in the Stage/Music Room, Boy’s Bathroom, Collins Classroom, Janitor’s Room, and the AC Units.  Please review the report and contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you for using AQM.
Respectfully,
Randy Geoffroy, CMI
President / CEO
Air Quality Management Services, Inc.
17-100 Report


MES Update 3/1/17

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

I wanted to update all of you regarding the work that has been taking place at Manchester Elementary School.  The recommended remediation has been completed in the following rooms: Mrs. Collin’s classroom, Curt William’s custodial room, and the grade 4/ 5 boys’ bathroom.  AQM has completed air quality testing and given us verbal confirmation that all of the above areas have passed.  A written report from AQM will be distributed when we receive it.

Work has also been started on the stage area and plans are to have all of that work completed within the next week.  I will inform you all when that work has been completed.  As with the other areas mentioned above, air quality testing in the stage area has been done by AQM and has passed.  The rest of the recommended work will be done over the summer as originally stated.

Below is the final report based on the air quality testing completed on January 30, 2017.   Hardcopies of this email and the attached reports will be coming home in students’ backpacks today.

Thank you,

Janet Delmar

17-052 Report


MES Update 2/14/17

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Please see the latest communication from Randy Geoffroy at AQM regarding the carpet testing.  A hardcopy of this letter will be going home in students’ backpacks today along with copies of the attached reports.  It is also posted below.

Thank you,

Janet Delmar, Principal

Email 2/14/17

17-052 Carpet Results


MES Water Damage

Below is information on the water damage that occurred at MES on 2/10/17.

Water Damage at MES 2.10.17


MES Update Feb. 2, 2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Below is the latest communication from AQM.  We are making plans at the present to follow the recommendations.  We will update you when more information is available as we are waiting for the most recent carpet testing results.  A hard copy of this email will be going home in students’ backpacks today.

Thank you,
Janet Delmar

2/2/17 AQM Update


MES Update Jan. 31, 2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Below is the air quality testing report from AQM for the testing done on January 19, 2017. Copies of the attached reports can be picked up at the Manchester Elementary School office.  Additional testing was done yesterday, Monday, January 30, 2017.  The report will be provided when we receive it.

Thank you,
Janet Delmar

17-039 Revised Report 1-31-17


MES Update Jan. 30, 2017

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

This is the latest communication from Air Quality Management which was received late Friday afternoon, 1/27/17.  The agreed-upon additional testing is taking place today (Monday, 1/30/17).  We will share the reports from testings as we receive them.  A hard copy of this email will be going home in students’ backpacks today.  The email copy and test results are attached below.

Thank you,
Janet Delmar

Carpet Testing Results Email Explanation
17-039 Carpet Dust Results


MES Update Jan. 26, 2107

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

Please read the attached letter from Dr. Wolfrom regarding the Facilities Committee Meeting on January 26, 2017.  A hard copy of this letter will be going home in students’ backpacks today.  It will also be posted below.

Thank you,
Janet Delmar

January 27, 2017 Letter MES Parents and Staff


MES Test Results 1/23/17

Dear Manchester Families and Staff,

We just received preliminary results from the last round of testing.  Additional information is below.  The reports will be reviewed and discussed at the Facilities Committee meeting this Thursday night, 1/26/17,  at 6:00.  The tentative location will be the MCHS Media Center.

Thank you,

Janet Delmar

Email explaining testing results
Micro Surface Results Quan – 17-039
Micro Air Results – 17-039