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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

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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 Code.org. 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 http://www.campanelliymca.org 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 jsenne@heparks.org 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.

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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)

School Closed Monday, February 2

Posted February 1st, 2015 by qwulbecker

All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.

January Events

Posted January 13th, 2015 by hkay

January 15 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 and no Kindergarten Classes)
January 15 & 16 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
January 16 – No School
January 19 – No School
January 21 – 3rd Grade Bowling Night (5:30-6:30PM)
January 28 – Open Enrollment Fair (6:00-7:30PM at Addams Jr. High)
January 30 – Fun Fair (6:00-8:30PM)

School Closed Friday, January 9

Posted January 8th, 2015 by qwulbecker

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.

We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.

However, 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.

The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.

All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.

School Closed Again, January 8

Posted January 7th, 2015 by qwulbecker

All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, because the forecast continues to call for dangerously low wind chills. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held.

The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.