Principal’s Message

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Mrs. Chiero
O Hello Wonderful Link Community!
What a great start to the school year!  Students were able to settle in, connect with their teachers and classmates, and dive into the curriculum.  We are eager to welcome all of the kindergarten students next Monday, August 31st.   Thank you for all of your continued support as we enter into a wonderful  2015-2016 school year!
School Hours
The school day begins promptly at 8:40 for all students.  We ask that students arrive between 8:25 and 8:35 so they can be ready to learn right away at 8:40.  Each day concludes at 3:00, except for Wednesdays when dismissal is at 2:30.  As a reminder, the parking lot is closed to all cars each morning from 8:15-8:40 and each afternoon from 2:50-3:15 in order to allow buses to safely drop off and pick up students.  There is parking along West Glenn Trail, but please take notice off all traffic signs to ensure safety for all of our students and community members.
MAP Testing
Fall MAP testing begins next week, August 31st and runs through Friday, September 18th.  Each student will take one reading and one math session over the course of two days.  The chart below shows which days each grade level is testing.
Kindergarten – 9/8 & 9/11
Fourth Grade – 9/2 & 9/3
First Grade – 9/1 & 9/2
Fifth Grade – 9/9 & 9/10
Second Grade – 9/3 & 9/4
Sixth Grade – 9/9 & 9/10
Third Grade – 8/31 & 9/1
Make-ups – 9/11-9/18
Curriculum Night
Join us for our annual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 2nd  from 6:00-7:30PM.  This is a great opportunity to hear from your child’s teacher about the vision for this school year.  Join us at 6:00 in the gym for an overview from the principal, as well as a PTA meeting.  Teachers will begin the classroom presentations at 6:30, and then repeat the presentation at 7:00.
Milk Order
If you are interested in ordering milk for your child, please fill out the attached form and return it to the main office by Friday, September 11th.
Schaumburg Parent University
District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be Family Literacy Night on Sept. 14. Click on the attachments for more information about the rest of the fall classes or visit our website at Registration information is also found at this website.
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit  Come and represent the Link community alongside the Link staff!
Visions Newsletter
Interested in receiving news about District 54 schools and events? Subscribe to the District 54 Visions e-newsletter at
Elk Grove Park District Yoga
September is National Yoga Month!  Take a yoga class at the Elk Grove Park District with a certified Yoga instructor to learn the basics and beginnings of Yoga. Yoga is a well-known tool for calming, stretching and concentrating. Classes are only $3 per class and registration is required. Participation is limited to 20 registrants in each class and parents are welcome to accompany your child at no charge. First come first served, register today! The park district will provide you with everything you need for this class.  Find out more information on the flyer in District 54’s Virtual Backpack
Upcoming Dates
August 31 – First Day of School (Kindergarten)
August 31 – MAP Testing Begins
September 2 – Curriculum Night (6:00-7:30PM)
September 7 – Labor Day – No School
September 16 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40)
September 27 – Run to Read
Don’t forget to follow Link School on Twitter.  Have a great week!
Quinn Wulbecker                                                             Joe McCauley
Principal                                                                               Assistant Principal
Click HERE for milk order forms.
Check out the Schaumburg Parent University schedule. English Spanish

Principal’s Message

Posted August 21st, 2015 by Mrs. Chiero

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

We are excited to welcome everyone to the 2015-2016 school year!  We hope you were able to join us last night for our annual Back to School Night.  We are excited to introduce Link’s newest staff members as they join a truly wonderful group of educators.

  • Ms. Ally Forster – 1st grade
  • Mrs. Melissa Mushynski – 3rd grade
  • Ms. Jelena Bosanac – 5th/6th grade dual language
  • Mrs. Karen Dahlke – Music (1st-6th grade)
  • Ms. Liz Thomson – Music (Kindergarten)
  • Mr. RJ Cropper – P.E. (1st-6th Grade)
  • Mr. Kevin Wolski – P.E. (Kindergarten)
  • Ms. Kelly Kerulis – Art (Kindergarten)
  • Mrs. Kim Chiero – LRT


Monday, August 24th is the first day of school for all 1st-6th grade students.  Students will line up outside with their teachers in the designated areas.  1st through 3rd grade students will line up by the flagpole, and 4th-6th grade students will line up on the blacktop.  Staff members will help direct students to where they need to go.  Please remember that the tardy bell rings at 8:40 each morning.  We ask that students arrive between 8:20 and 8:35 so that learning can begin promptly at 8:40.

Monday, August 31st is the first day of school for all kindergarten students.  Kindergarten students will line up outside the front entrance with their teachers for the first several days of school.  The kindergarten hours are the same as the rest of the school, so please arrive between 8:20 and 8:35 each morning.

As a reminder, the parking lot is closed each morning from 8:15-8:40 to all cars in order to allow buses to safely drop off students.  There is parking along West Glenn Trail, but please take notice off all traffic signs to ensure safety for all of our students and community members.


School office hours are from 8:00AM to 3:30PM.  Remember that our student absence line (847)357-5302 is available 24 hours a day. Please call by 8:00AM if your child will be absent from school.


As you may know, District 54 will be hosting the 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27.  All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54.  It would be great to see the Link community well represented at this event!  Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site at


During the year we practice a variety of safety drills with the students.  Attached you will find a letter with more information about the drills that we conduct.


August 20 – Back to School Night (5:00-6:00PM)

August 24 – First Day of School (1st-6th grade)

August 31 – First Day of School (Kindergarten)

August 31 – MAP Testing Begins

September 2 – Curriculum Night (6:00-7:30PM)

September 7 – Labor Day – No School

September 16 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40)

September 27 – Run to Read

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Quinn Wulbecker                                                             Joe McCauley

Principal                                                                               Assistant Principal

Click  HERE to view the Crisis and Safety Letter.

2015-2016 School Year

Posted June 12th, 2015 by hkay

As the new school year quickly approaches, we wanted to send along some important dates.  More information will be sent out in future emails.

  • Information Day will take place on Thursday, August 13th from 9AM-12PM and 6-8PM.  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.