November & December Events

Posted November 19th, 2014 by hkay


November 18-December 16 – MAP Testing

November 24 – Donuts with Dad (8:00-8:25AM)

November 25 – Report Cards Sent Home

November 26-28 – No School

December 3 – DARE Graduation (10:00AM)

December 3 – 6th Grade Parent Night at Mead (7:00-8:00PM)

December 10 – Energy Night for 1st and 2nd Grade (5:00-6:30PM)

December 10 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

December 16 – Holiday Shop

December 18 – Holiday Assembly

December 19

  •  1st-3rd grade Holiday Parties (1:00-2:00)
  • 4th-6th grade Holiday Assembly (12:45-1:45) & Party (1:45-2:00)

Winter MAP Testing

Posted November 11th, 2014 by hkay
  • Week of November 17th – Kindergarten, First and Sixth

  • Week of December 1st – Third and Fourth

  • Week of December 8th – Second and Fifth

Third Graders “Explain Everything”

Posted October 24th, 2014 by hkay


The 3rd grade accelerated math class has been learning about the various properties of multiplication. Students used the app Explain Everything to show how multiplication facts are related and how the Distributive Property helps you solve for unknown facts. Check out our class YouTube Channel to see what else we are learning!



Fall Events

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by hkay

October 31 – Halloween Parade (1:00) and Party (1:15-2:30)

November 3 – Picture Retakes (9:00)

November 4 – No School

November 12 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

November 13 – 5th Grade Veteran’s Day Concert (7:00PM)

Student Government Speeches

Posted October 10th, 2014 by hkay

6th graders running for Student Government positions presented their speeches today for their fellow classmates. They did a fantastic job!

October Events

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by hkay

Important Dates

10/8 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

10/8-10 – Book Fair

10/9 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 & no AM or PM Kindergarten Classes)

10/9-10 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/10 – No School

10/13 – No School (Columbus Day)

10/22 – Panoramic Pictures

Classroom Happenings

Posted September 10th, 2014 by hkay


Blastoff! 3rd grade is stuck in outer space and needs to learn about geographic features of the globe to help navigate our way home. We will make our way back by locating our hemisphere, continent, country, state and community. Don’t forget to follow our class on Twitter @LinkLions108 and to share in our travels as we make our way home.

September Events

Posted August 27th, 2014 by hkay

9/1 – Labor Day (No School)

9/2 – First Day of Kindergarten

9/3 – Curriculum Night/PTA Meeting (5:45-7:30PM)

9/8-9/26 – MAP Testing

9/17 – PTA Meeting (6:30PM)

9/22 – Picture Day

9/24 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 & No Kindergarten Classes)

9/28 – Run to Read

Beginning of the Year Events

Posted June 25th, 2014 by hkay

Thursday, August 14th – Information Day

  • Stop by between 9:00-12:00 or 6:00-8:00PM to gather information about the upcoming school year, including materials from the PTA and which teacher your child has.


Monday, August 25th – Back To School Night

  • Come by anytime from 4:30-6:00PM to visit the classroom and drop off all of your school supplies.


Tuesday, August 26th – First Day of School for 1st – 6th Grade Students

  • The first bell rings at 8:35, so plan on arriving between 8:20 and 8:35.  The students will line up outside with their teacher for the first day.


Tuesday, September 2nd – First day of School for Kindergarten Students

  • AM students should arrive between 8:20 and 8:35, and PM students should arrive between 12:15 and 12:25.

Principal’s Message June 4, 2014

Posted June 4th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Hello Wonderful Link Community!

What a beautiful day to finish our field day festivities! We owe a huge thank you to our PE teacher, Mr. Brown, the Link staff, and of course the many parent volunteers that made field day a huge success. This is certainly a great way to usher in the summer. As this is the final email for this school year, we want to wish you all a safe and happy summer, filled with lots of fun and learning!

One of the greatest aspects of Link School is our community, the relationships we have with each other and the focus on supporting others. We have various staff members leaving us at the conclusion of the school year. Supporting each other through new endeavors is just as important as celebrating our time together.

  • Elena Duarte (5th) will be relocating to Virginia with her family this summer. We are thankful for the impact she has had here at Link!
  • Bethany Gates (5th) will be crossing the ocean to take her talents as a classroom teacher to Nigeria. We know that she will continue her great work in a brand new setting!
  • Susan Nottoli (LRT), Bob Prusko (Kindergarten), and Emily Villarreal (5th) will be taking their talents to Hoover Math and Science Academy in District 54. We know that Hoover is lucky to have them!
  • Donna Duff, Myndi Casey, Marie Parise, Lisa Hyland (Instructional Assistants) worked with staff and students to create engaging learning environments throughout the year. We know that they will continue to support District 54 exceptionally well in their new capacities.
  • Karen Marlega (Instructional Assistant) will be joining the Mead staff as one of their secretaries. We know that she will do a great job in this new position!
  • Cathleen Hughes (Art) and Ann Kivikko (Band) will be enjoying their retirement at the close of this school year. We thank them for their incredible impact on District 54 and Link School and wish them the best in their next chapter!

Every staff member that works at Link, whether it is 1 year or 15, leaves their mark on our hearts and in our culture. We’ve begun the hiring process for some of these open positions, and are excited about what next year brings. We will elaborate on more of this information in early August.


We have extra yearbooks for sale if you would still like to buy one. Please send $15, cash or check (made out to Link PTA), with your child tomorrow or Thursday. Thursday will be the last day that they are sold.

Last Day of School

Please remember that Thursday, the last day of school, is a regular day of school for all students. First through sixth grade students will be dismissed at 3:00. AM Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:10, and PM Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 3:00.

Important Dates

June 4 – Kindergarten Graduation (6:00PM)
June 5 – Last Day of School (Regular hours for K-6)
August 25 – Back to School Night (4:30-6:00PM)
August 26 – First Day of School (1st through 6th Grade)
September 2 – First Day of School (Kindergarten)

Have a great summer!