Next Year (2015-2016)

Posted June 12th, 2015 by hkay

As this year draws to a close, we wanted to send along some important dates regarding next school year.  More information will be sent out in future emails.

  • Information Day will take place on Thursday, August 13th.  This is a great opportunity to gather information about next school year, including your child’s class placement, PTA opportunities and order forms for milk and spirit-wear.
  • Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 20th from 5:00-6:00PM.  Students will be able to drop off their school supplies and meet their teacher.
  • The First Day of School will be on Monday, August 24th for all 1st-6th grade students.  Kindergarten students will begin classes on Monday, August 31st.

Important June Dates

Posted June 3rd, 2015 by hkay

Important Dates
June 5 – 6th Grade Luncheon
June 8 – Yearbooks Distributed
June 9 – Rocket Launch for Rocketry Club
June 10 – Kindergarten Graduation (6:00PM)
June 12 – Last Day of School (Full Day)

Field Day Information

Posted May 29th, 2015 by hkay

See more field day pictures here

Field Day is Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Please wear gym shoes or shoes that are appropriate for athletics. If the weather is cool, you should bring a jacket.  You may want to bring a hat and apply sunscreen if it is sunny.

Water bottles are recommended, but that is at the discretion of your classroom teacher. Remember to label your bottle if you bring one.

Any 4th, 5th, or 6th grader who is planning to help set up the field day equipment, should report to the gym Tuesday morning at 7:30 am. You can bring your permission slip with you that morning if you have not turned it in already.

Students that have a medical exclusion from PE and recess will not be allowed to participate in field day activities.

Field Day is a great time to show your Link Pride. Remember to be on your best behavior, show good sportsmanship, and wear your team colors.

Rain date is Thursday, June 4th.

June Events

Posted May 13th, 2015 by hkay

June 1 – Student Non-attendance Day (No School)

June 2 – Field Day

June 4 – Field Day Rain Date

June 5 – 6th Grade Luncheon

June 8 – Rocket Launch for Rocketry Club

June 10 – Kindergarten Graduation (6:00PM)

June 12 – Last Day of School (Full Day)

April Happenings

Posted April 2nd, 2015 by hkay

April 6-May 1 – MAP Testing

April 7 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

April 8 – 3rd Grade Music Performance (7:00PM)

April 21 – Writing Contest Ceremony (6:00PM)

April 27-May 8 – PARCC Testing

Morning with Mom

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by hkay

What better way to start the month of March than spending a morning with mom? It was amazing to see well over 500 guests Monday as we hosted A Morning with Mom (or Special Guest). We are so thankful for the wonderful Link PTA, who planned the event and recruited volunteers to help. The staff at Link School feel very fortunate to work in a community that makes family and education a priority. Thank you for your continued support!

Kids Who Code: How They Plan to Make a Difference

Posted February 26th, 2015 by hkay


Link Coding Club members presented at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference in St. Charles today. The 4th graders shared information about the computer coding curriculum from They talked about how much fun they have while programming, and shared great ideas on how computer science can help solve some real world problems.

School Closed February 19

Posted February 18th, 2015 by qwulbecker

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All after-school and evening activities at schools on Feb. 19 are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 will be held.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

The Campanelli YMCA will offer a drop-in program for any child in kindergarten through sixth grade at its facility at 300 W. Wise Road in Schaumburg. The cost is $38 per child. Children will be engaged in active games and activities throughout the day and will have the opportunity to use the gym and the pool. Please send your child with a lunch and a drink. Register at drop off or reserve your spot today. Visit for more information.
The Schaumburg Park District will offer care at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. The program is available only to children currently registered in the KASPER or Kapers program and is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children will enjoy crafts, games, gym activities, swimming and an afternoon snack. Please send a labeled swim suit, towel and sack lunch (reminder, we are peanut free). The cost is $38/child. Fees will be collected at the time of sign in at the CRC. Visit www.parkfun.comfor more information.
The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer child care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road. Students will take a field trip to Poplar Creek Bowl. The cost is $38 per child. Registration is available online using code #156415 (click here) or at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena service desk in the morning. You MUST show proof of registration if you registered online. Breakfast will not be served and children must bring a sack lunch and drink. Please contact Jessica at with any questions. Open to residents and non-residents.

Happy Valentine’s Day to All of You!

Posted February 13th, 2015 by hkay

This morning we delivered 14 boxes filled with personal care items and Valentine’s Day chocolates to homeless guests at Journeys from PADS to Hope in Palatine. Guests were delighted to receive such a generous treat on such a cold Friday morning.

Thank you to all of you who contributed and encouraged your students to do the same.

This Valentine’s Day we all spread some extra love and hope to those who often are forgotten.



February Events

Posted February 10th, 2015 by hkay

February 11 – Half day (Dismissal at 11:40 and no AM or PM kindergarten classes)
February 12 – Kindergarten Registration (6:00-8:00PM)
February 16 – No School (President’s Day)
February 17 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)
February 18 – 6th Grade Band Concert at Mead Jr. High (7:00PM)
February 24 – Kindergarten Information Night (6:00-7:00PM)