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Showing Up Together

We had an amazing time at our all school field trip last week to support Feed My Starving Children!  Our theme this year is Show Up Together, and Friday’s field trip was a perfect picture of how powerful it is when we work together to make the world a better place.  From the students passionately packing meals, to the staff who coordinated so many details, to the parents who volunteered their time, to our PTA for sponsoring the cost of transportation to make this field trip free for everyone- Link School truly showed up together!

Students participate in packing meals for feed my starving children Students participate in packing meals for feed my starving children. Link students and staff packed meals at feed my starving children.

DARE Graduation

All parents of sixth grade students are invited to join us tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28 from 10:00-11:00AM for our Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Graduation.  This ceremony is the culmination of the DARE program, which is taught to all sixth graders by Officer Johnson of the Elk Grove Village Police Department.  Students participated in eight sessions this fall that discussed ways they could make responsible choices.  We hope to see you there!

 

Veteran’s Day Concert

Link 6th grade students have the distinct honor to perform a Veterans Day Concert tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14, at 6:00PM.  The concert will also be live streamed on the Link School YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/6bUNftKZD_w!  Please invite your family and friends to attend this performance either in person or online.

District 54 Food Pantry

The Link student government will be collecting non-perishable items for the District 54 food pantry.  If you would like to contribute, please send in your donations from November 14-20. There will be collection boxes in each classroom.  Thank you for your help!

 

Halloween

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Halloween by having our Annual Costume Parade and Halloween Room Parties.  In order to ensure the safety of all our students, we will be using the following guidelines for our school celebration.

In choosing an appropriate costume for your child, please adhere to the following guidelines:

No costumes depicting violence (no fake blood, please)
No weapons or “look-alikes” of any kind (toy guns, plastic swords, etc.)
Keep make-up to a minimum (there is only a short time given to students to get into costumes, so save the best for trick-or-treating)
No one may wear make-up or costumes to school in the morning
Be certain that your child can see through his/her mask

Our Halloween parade will begin at 1:00 PM.  Students will have a typical lunch/recess and get prepared for the parade once they return to their classrooms.  All parade spectators are asked to remain outside for the duration of the parade.

All Halloween room parties will begin immediately following the parade and end by 2:30 PM.  If you are volunteering in a classroom, please sign in on the sheet in the front hallway at 1:00.   Only those people that are on the volunteer list in the main office will be allowed to help at the party. Head room representatives will be coordinating parent volunteers.

Due to various allergies present in our classrooms, we will once again require that you refrain from sending any edible treats to school for your child to pass out to his/her classmates.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we hope all our students have a fun and safe Halloween this year!

Pink Out Link

Link staff and students are being asked to wear pink to “Pink Out Link” tomorrow, Wednesday October 17th.  This is being done to support our families and friends affected by Breast Cancer. Let’s see if we can turn Link pink!

 

Student-led Conferences

 

We are looking forward to connecting with parents at our first round of student-led conferences on Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5.  Since our conferences are student-led, we ask that students attend so they can share with parents their progress so far this year, as well as goals they have set for the remainder of the 2018-2019.  Teachers will also be sharing their insights and establishing areas of focus in which we can partner with you.  Please remember that our school day schedule is adjusted to accommodate these conferences.  Thursday, October 4 will be a half-day of school with a dismissal time of 11:40. Also, there is no school on Friday, October 5.

 

Erin’s Law

Four years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law.  This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for child beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels.  Our students will be participating in lessons in their classrooms in October.  Please contact us at 847-357-5300 with any specific questions.

 

Successful First Week

First through sixth graders had a successful first week! We love the fresh energy and excitement that a new school year brings. Students and teachers were able to share their peak moments of summer with each other, started to get to know their classroom routines, and even began some learning! Take a look at some of the great moments of this first week of school!

Three of room 107's boys smiling for the start of the school year. 4th graders lined up before the first day of school. 2nd graders smiling before the first day of school. Mrs. Morales's students eager to start school. FIrst graders with Leo the Lion. First graders in their flexible seating. First graders listen attentively.

 

Back to School Information

As we look ahead to next school year, make sure you have these important dates on your calendar.

Wednesday, August 8 Information Day:

Join the Link PTA in the gym from 9:00AM-12:00PM or 6:00-8:00PM to gather information about the upcoming school year, including: spirit wear, hot lunch, milk orders, room volunteers, etc.  The PTA will also be showcasing their new website.

New this year… A special presentation will be held for parents of 5th and 6th grade students regarding Chromebooks at 10:00AM and again at 6:30PM.  Come to either of the identical presentations to hear about acceptable usage, student responsibilities and insurance options. This year, students will be bringing home their Chromebooks each night.

Thursday, August 16Back To School Night & Curriculum Night

Back to School Night and Curriculum Night are now on the same night!  Come by anytime from 6:00-6:30PM to visit the classroom, meet your teacher and drop off all of your school supplies.  You can also enjoy food trucks in the parking lot!

Beginning at 6:30PM, teachers will begin a formal presentation about the content and expectations for the school year.  Teachers will repeat their presentations from 7:00-7:30PM.  Following the formal presentations in the classrooms, there will be a general session with Mr. Wulbecker in the gym for all parents from 7:30-745PM.

Monday, August 20 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 for the first day.  Dismissal will be at 3:00.

Monday, August 27 First day of School for Kindergarten Students

All kindergarten students have the same arrival and dismissal time as the 1st-6th grade students.  Students will line up outside the main entrance with their teacher.