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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!

Principal’s Message April 1, 2014

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

I hope you enjoyed the break with your family! Here at Link we have several exciting events on the horizon. During our PBIS celebration last month, it was announced to the students that we will be going to a Schaumburg Boomers game on Wednesday, May 28th. All 1st through 6th grade students will be invited to attend the game, which takes place during school hours, as a way to celebrate our successful school year in regards to academics and behaviors.

One measure of academic growth used throughout our district is the MAP test. Each fall, students take the MAP test and set goals that help aim their efforts throughout the school year. We work with students and families in a variety of ways to help every child reach their goal. In a few weeks, students will once again have the opportunity to take the MAP test and show how they have grown this year. We are eagerly anticipating the great accomplishments throughout the month of April, culminated by another successful round of MAP testing, which runs from April 21st through May 9th.

Here are several other important events coming up:

April 10 – Science Fair (6:00-7:00PM)
April 10 – PTA Meeting (7:00PM)
April 18 – No School
April 22 – Math Night (6:00-7:30PM)
April 30 – 3rd Grade Music Concert (7:00PM)
May 6 – Multicultural Night (6:00-7:30PM)


Parent 5Essentials Survey

Please read the letter below 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.

5 Essential Survey
5 Essential Survey (Spanish)


Packages for Patriots

The Link Girl Scout Troops are in the midst of a donation drive to help soldiers overseas. Please click below for further information. Thank you for your generosity!

Packages for Patriots
Have a great week!

 

District 54 Summer Technology Camp

Posted March 21st, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download an application

 

RESPECT Day!

Posted March 20th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli
Partners Club brings special needs and general education students together in social related activities.
The goal of partners club is to provide a worthwhile learning experience for all students while fostering friendships and appropriate social interaction. Positive encouragement and helpfulness is our main focus. This week we have been adressing the whole school about Respect. Each morning on production, we have been discussing that all people are different and that we should respect those differences. Students and staff were asked to wear purple on Thursday in support of this initiative.

Check out Link School showing RESPECT

A Garden of Diversity: A Multicultural Event

Posted March 19th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli
The District 54 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council, the Department of Language and Culture and the Schaumburg Park District will once again host A Garden of Diversity:  A Multicultural Event for District 54 families and community members. This event will be held at the Schaumburg Community Recreation Center on Saturday, April 5th from 11:30 until 2:30.

This event celebrates the variety of cultures we have in School District 54 and will showcase student performances, crafts and games from various countries.  In addition, area restaurants will provide opportunities to experience different flavors from around the world for a nominal fee. We hope you will join us for a fantastic afternoon. The flyer with specifics for this event is attached.

The Bilingual Parent Advisory Council

The Department of Language and Culture