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Random Act of Kindness Week

Posted February 12th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

Next Wednesday is National Random Acts of Kindness Day!   To celebrate we are having a Random Acts of Kindness Challenge week next week.  Students should have brought home a flyer that lists 30 acts of Kindness for the kids to complete. Most of the items require students to make something, like a card.  Students will complete some of these activities in school next week, but we encourage you to have students complete some of these activities at home as well.

Besides the list of challenges – each day we will be focusing on one act of kindness.

Monday: Random Acts of Kindness to your family
Tuesday: Bring in the sunshine by wearing a bright color shirt to school and be sure to say “Good Morning” with a smile. Keep a positive attitude all day long!
Wednesday: Link Lions Random Acts of Kindness Day: Be kind to other students at link and help someone out!
Thursday: Random Acts of Kindness toward Link Lions Staff; bring in a card for a teacher or staff member, whisper “thank you” to at least 3 staff members.
Friday: Community Kindness Day: Make a card of our PTA, volunteers that help in our school, a fireman, postal worker, or someone else who works in our community!

Have fun with all these great activities!

Valentine’s Day

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

While we do not have Valentine’s Day classroom parties, students will have the opportunity to exchange Valentine’s Day cards during the day on Friday, February 12.  If you choose to send valentines, we ask that you send one for every student in class.  Please do not send food items with your child.  Any food or candy will be returned home at the end of the day. 

Kindergarten Registration

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

Kindergarten registration will be held this Thursday, February 11 during the time slots of 9:00-11:00AM, 1:00-2:30PM and 6:00-8:00PM.  Feel free to stop by the office starting now to pick up kindergarten registration packets.  Also, please spread the word to your neighbors who may have incoming kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year.  We look forward to meeting all of the new Link families!

Principal’s Message

Posted February 9th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

This Friday, February 12 marks the date of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  In honor of President Lincoln, we have posted one of his quotes that we find applicable at Link School:

I will prepare, and some day my chance will come.”

We believe that the preparation and hard work our students put in each day is preparing them for the unique opportunities they will have some day.  We never know when that day might come, but we do know that we must prepare for it.  We are proud of all Link students and their commitment to success.  Thank you for your continued support!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 10) is a half-day of school.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM. Please also note that there is no school on Monday, February 15 in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

We are excited to introduce the Random Acts of Kindness Challenge, which is one week (February 15-19) devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible.  National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17, 2016 and many people will be showing kindness in many different ways.  Please read the attachment and join us! Random Acts of Kindness Challenge.pdf Random Acts of Kindness Challenge spanish.pdf

 

Illinois Report Card and 5Essentials Survey

 

Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey.  The parent survey is only 26 questions and the state estimates you can complete it in 10 minutes. The survey is available in English and Spanish.  Our current response rate is 8%. 

To take the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ through March 11, 2016. When searching for our school name, remember to look up the full name (for example, look under A for Adolph Link Elementary School).

 

Upcoming Dates:

February 10 – Half-day (Dismissal at 11:40)

February 11 – Kindergarten Registration (9:00-11:00AM, 1:00-2:30, 6:00-8:00PM)

February 15 – President’s Day (No School)

February 17 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

February 19 – End of 2nd Trimester

February 25 – Link Science Fair (6:00-7:00PM)

March 1 – Report Cards Sent Home

Don’t forget to follow Link School on Twitter.  Have a great week!

Quinn Wulbecker, Principal                      Joe McCauley, Assistant Principal

100th Day of School

Posted February 8th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

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Last week the first graders celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up like they were 100 years old!

February 5th Announcements

Posted February 5th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

Principal’s Message

Posted February 3rd, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

LINK

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Quinn Wulbecker, Principal
(847) 357-5300
http://link.sd54.org

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

February has arrived and we are excited for what this month holds.  Our PBIS focus has shifted from hallway behavior to our lunchtime behavior.  We know that during the winter months, our lunchtime transitions become even more important so that students have ample time to eat and go outside.  Students will work on showing one of the Keys to Excellence entitled “This Is It!”  This key reminds us to make the most of each moment.  Take some time to talk with your child about making the most of every moment during lunchtime.

Hotline

Check out this week’s edition of the Link Hotline.LinkHotline2.2.16.pdf

PBIS

At Link School, we continually reflect on our processes to ensure that we are providing students with the best experience.  As students continue to take ownership for their safe, respectful and responsible actions, we wanted to add one layer to our system that provided consistent feedback and regular chances for reflection:

  • You may hear students speak about receiving a checkmark for a classroom misbehavior.  This checkmark, given by a teacher, signals to the student that they should change a specific behavior.  It is not a referral but it does have a minor consequence tied into the system.
  • Along with any checkmark, students will be receiving a Think Sheet so they can reflect on the behavior and how to adjust.
  • This ties into our universal system in the following way: If a student receives 3 checkmarks in one week, he/she will receive an office consequence, such as a lunch detention.  We know that this progressive approach will allow students to reflect on misbehaviors and allow for strong communication between students, teachers and parents.

As always, please let your child’s teacher or me know if you have any specific questions regarding our PBIS program.

Fun Fair

Fun Fair is this Friday, February 5, 6:00-8:30PM.  We will accept any pre-sale ticket order forms and cake walk donations through Wednesday, February 3. Still want to volunteer? It’s not too late! See forms included in this week’s Hotline.  If you’ve never been to the Fun Fair or just want to know where everything is, check out the attached file, “Know Where to Go.”  Thank you for your support of this fun, family event here at Link.  If you have any questions, please contact Tami Massaro at massaro.tami@ccsd59.org, or Darci Franklin at darcifranklin@hotmail.com.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be held on Thursday, February 11 during the time slots of 9:00-11:00AM, 1:00-2:30PM and 6:00-8:00PM.  Feel free to stop by the office starting now to pick up kindergarten registration packets.  Also, please spread the word to your neighbors who may have incoming kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year.

Jump Rope for Heart

All Link students will have the opportunity to participate in Jump Rope for Heart during PE classes the last week of February.  Jump Rope for Heart is an activity that supports the American Heart Association and teaches students about the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle.  The form, which is part of this week’s Hotline, is available for students to collect donations for the event.  Sponsors can donate online or send money with your child in an envelope by Friday, February 26th.

Upcoming Dates

February 5 – Fun Fair (6:00-8:30PM)

February 10 – Half-day (Dismissal at 11:40)

February 11 – Kindergarten Registration (9:00-11:00AM, 1:00-2:30, 6:00-8:00PM)

February 15 – President’s Day (No School)

February 17 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

February 19 – End of 2nd Trimester

Don’t forget to follow Link School on Twitter.  Have a great week!

Quinn Wulbecker, Principal                      Joe McCauley, Assistant Principal

February 3rd Announcement

Posted February 3rd, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

January 26th Announcements

Posted January 29th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero

January 25th Announcements

Posted January 29th, 2016 by Mrs. Chiero