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Princiapal’s Message April 22, 20114

Posted April 22nd, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

We have officially begun Spring MAP Testing, and we’re off to a great start! The students are excited to show what they know and surpass their goals. Thanks for helping your child come ready to school each day by providing a healthy breakfast and the encouragement to do their best.


MAP Testing

Click here review the attached schedule of MAP testing to help avoid scheduling appointments during your child’s testing session.


“Nacho” Average Math Night

We can’t wait to see you tonight at our fun-filled, family math night! There are a variety of math activities that mathematicians of all ages can participate in. The PTA will also be selling nachos for $1.


5 Essentials Survey

Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. The survey was designed to offer individuals an opportunity to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement. To take the parent survey, please visit http://Illinois.5-essentials.org The state asks that only one parent per household take the survey. Parents can take the survey anytime from now until April 25, 2014. When searching for our school, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under A for Adolph Link). We want to reach our goal of having at least 30 percent of our parents participate in this survey. Computers will be made available if you would like to take the survey at school. We thank you in advance for your feedback.


Superintendent’s Article

Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was recently published in print. The article is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is http://sd54.org/board/mission.


Registration

We are currently working on class lists for next school year, and in order to ensure that we include your child, please complete the registration process as soon as possible. You can notify the main office at (847)357-5300 if your child is not returning next year or if you have any questions.


Important Dates

April 22 – “Nacho” Average Math Night (6:00-7:30PM)
April 25 – Mead Night for 6th Grade Students (6:30-8:00)
April 30 – PBIS Assembly
April 30 – 3rd Grade Music Concert (7:00PM)|
May 6 – Multicultural Night (6:00-7:30PM)
May 7 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 / No AM or PM Kindergarten Classes)

Have a great week!

 

MAP READY video

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Link School is MAP Ready!

“Nacho” average Math Night

Posted April 17th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

PBIS Student Pick of the Week April 17

Posted April 17th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Student Positive Paw Picks of the Week

These students names were pulled from the positive paw jar during morning announcements. During the week students collect positive paws when they are caught following our schools PBIS rules of behavior. Mr Wulbecker has students come down to his office so they can pick out a special prize. Congratulations to this week’s winners!!

PRIMARY
Joselin Rm 104
Avisha Rm 105
Kaleb Rm 105
Adam Rm 104
Taylor Rm 102
Chase Rm 107

INTERMEDIATE

Konrad Rm 202
Katie Rm 202
Melani RM 208
Joel Rm 204
Surabhi Rm 210

Principal’s Message April 15, 2014

Posted April 15th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

In honor of today, the tax filing deadline, I thought it would be interesting to see a sample word problem that addresses the 6th grade math learning standards. This problem targets the student’s understanding of ratio concepts and requires computation with decimals.

In 2009 it was reported that 10.25 million people filed for a tax extension. There were 238 million tax returns filed in 2009. What percentage of people did not file for a tax return?

We’re proud of the work that our students are doing this year. Our staff challenges students on a daily basis to take mathematical concepts and apply them to real-life situations. Take some time this week to talk with your child about what they are learning in math. Maybe they can help you finish your taxes!

Link Hotline

Click here to check out this week’s edition of The Link Hotline.

MAP Schedule

The Spring MAP Assessment window will run from April 21st through May 9th. Every student will take the reading and math portion. Attached is the testing schedule in efforts to avoid having your child miss school on the days their class is testing, as well as give you the opportunity to remind your child to do their absolute best.

“Nacho” Average Math Night

On Tuesday, April 22nd we will be opening up Link School for a family friendly Math Night. Please read the attached flyer and return the bottom portion to let us know how many people will be attending. We hope to see you there!

Multi-Cultural Night

Come travel around the school at Link School’s 2nd Annual Multi- Cultural Night on Tuesday, May 6th from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Link will represent all seven continents through students’ work, art, performances, and artifacts. Each student will be given a passport as they visit different countries and discover unique characteristics of each featured nation. The classroom (one primary and one intermediate) with the most completed passports will be rewarded!

Cougar Cupcake Event

Join Conant High School and purchase cupcakes in efforts to raise money for Conant High School, Cougars In Need, Special Olympics, and Autism Society of Illinois. It will take place on Saturday, April 26th from 11:00-2:00 at Conant High School.

Registration

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year for all returning students was due this Friday, April 11th. Some families received a paper copy and will need to return those forms to the main office. Other families will need to go online to the D54 Campus Portal and complete the registration process, even if there are no changes. The online process will only take about 10-15 minutes. The final component of registration is sending in payment for the consumable materials fee, which can be sent to the main office. Please use the following link to access the D54 Campus Portal and register online: http://sd54.org/portal

Important Dates

April 18 – No School
April 22 – “Nacho” Average Math Night (6:00-7:30PM)
April 25 – Mead Night for 6th Grade Students (6:30-8:00)\
April 30 – 3rd Grade Music Concert (7:00PM)
May 6 – Multicultural Night (6:00-7:30PM)

Have a great week!

 

PBIS Student Pick of the week April 11, 2014

Posted April 11th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Student Positive Paw Picks of the Week

These students names were pulled from the positive paw jar during morning announcements. During the week students collect positive paws when they are caught following our schools PBIS rules of behavior. Mr Wulbecker has students come down to his office so they can pick out a special prize. Congratulations to this week’s winners!!

PRIMARY

Spephanie Room 106
Dori Lee Room 106
Rodrigo  Room 106
Justin Room 102
Connor Room 105

INTERMEDIATE

Stefan Room 212
Adrian Room 212
Devin  Room 208
Gabby Room 203

Battle of the Books News!

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Students in first and second grade competed and won their first cluster battle for Battle of the Books challenge at Blackwell Elementary School on Monday, April 7.  Now the group will move onto the District Battle of the Books Competition on April 28th!

Congratulations!

Link School Science Fair!

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Come join the excitement and be a part of the Link Science Fair!

Science fair will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014. 6:00-7:00 pm

 

Principal’s Message April 8, 2014

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

I hope your week is off to a great start! Link students and staff are growing in anticipation for the upcoming chances to show what we’re made of. Our MAP assessments, PBIS goals, and classroom lessons are all examples of opportunities that each child can demonstrate their growth this school year. Take some time this week to talk with your child about each of these areas and support them in reaching their goals.

Hotline

Click here to view this week’s edition of the Link Hotline.

 

MAP Schedule

The Spring MAP Assessment window will run from April 21st through May 9th. Every student will take the reading and the math portion. Click  here to view the testing schedule in efforts to avoid having your child miss school on the days their class is testing, as well as give you the opportunity to remind your child to do their absolute best.

Registration

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year for all returning students is due this Friday, April 11th. Some families received a paper copy and will need to return those forms to the main office. Other families will need to go online to the D54 Campus Portal and complete the registration process, even if there are no changes. The online process will only take about 10-15 minutes. The final component of registration is sending in payment for the consumable materials fee, which can be sent to the main office. Please use the following link to access the D54 Campus Portal and register online: http://sd54.org/portal/

Class Lists/Parent Input

It’s hard to believe but we are starting to plan for next year already. Students received a letter asking for parent input into class lists for the 2014-2015 school year. This is optional, but we welcome any input you might have regarding your child’s placement for next year. As a reminder, we do not take specific teacher requests. Attached is an electronic copy of the letter that was sent home for your convenience.

Parent 5Essentials Survey

Please read the attached letter regarding the 5Essentials Survey (http://Illinois.5-essentials.org). You can take a survey for each school where you have a child (early childhood through high school). However, the state does ask that only one parent per household take the survey. We want to promote this because we won’t receive results unless at least 30 percent of our parents take the survey. We will make computers available if you would like to take the survey at school. We thank you in advance for your feedback.

“Nacho” Average Math Night

On April 22nd, we will be opening up Link School for a family friendly Math Night.  Click here to veiw the flyer and return the bottom portion to let us know how many people will be attending. We hope to see you there!

Last Day of School

Since the last day of school will be a full day this year, all kindergarten students will attend as well. The School Board approved the amended calendar last night, making June 5th the last day of school this year.

Important Dates

April 10 – Science Fair (6:00-7:00PM
April 10 – PTA Meeting (7:00PM)
April 18 – No School
April 22 – “Nacho” Average Math Night (6:00-7:30PM)
April 25 – Mead Night for 6th Grade Students (6:30-8:00)
April 30 – 3rd Grade Music Concert (7:00PM)
May 6 – Multicultural Night (6:00-7:30PM)

Have a great week!

PBIS Student Pick of the Week, April 4, 2014

Posted April 4th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Student Positive Paw Picks of the Week

These students names were pulled from the positive paw jar during morning announcements. During the week students collect positive paws when they are caught following our schools PBIS rules of behavior. Mr Wulbecker has students come down to his office so they can pick out a special prize. Congratulations to this week’s winners!!

 

Primary
Gabe room 105
Angel room 111
Addison Room 106
Jasiel Room 106
Deneah Room 107
Hannah Room 102

Intermediate
Austin Room 212
Marie Room 212
Alex Room 202
Matthew room 205
Hunter Room 203

Congratulations!