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Happiness Habit of the Month

This month we continue to build our capacity of mindfulness, contentment, empathy and other related skills through meditation.  Our teachers wanted to send along a quick video to describe how they will be using meditation in the classroom.  Feel free to give it a try at home!

Meditation Video

Run To Read

District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30AM, 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8:00AM, a 5K run at 9:00AM and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15AM. 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 Friday, August 30. 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, visit sd54.org/runtoread.

Back to School Night Canceled

As we wrap up the fantastic building addition and renovation, we will need all of next week to allow our construction crews and teachers to set up their classrooms for a welcoming first day of school on Monday, August 19.  Due to this, we will not be hosting Back to School/Curriculum Night next Thursday, August 15.  We are rescheduling Curriculum Night for Wednesday, August 28.  More details about Curriculum Night will follow in next week’s email.

We still want to support all students and families as we begin this school year.  Here are a few things that will happen in place of next week’s event:

  • As a way for teachers to introduce themselves, they will send a video greeting to their students next Friday, August 16.
  • When lining up outside on the first day of school (Monday, August 19), teachers will spend extra time welcoming students and introducing themselves to parents.
  • Since students will not be able to drop off their school supplies before the first day of school, please know that students do not need to bring all of their supplies on the first day of school.  Feel free to have students bring some of their supplies each of the first few days so they do not have to carry too much on the bus.

Back to School Night and Curriculum Night

Back to School Night and Curriculum Night are happening on the same night, August 15th!  Come by anytime from 5:30-6:00PM to visit the classroom, meet your child’s teacher and drop off all of your school supplies.  You can also enjoy food trucks in the parking lot!
Beginning at 6:00PM, teachers will begin a formal presentation about the content and expectations for the school year.  Teachers will repeat their presentations from 6:30-7:00PM.

School of Information Day

Join the Link PTA in the Stevenson Elementary School gym on August 7th 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.  You can complete all of these tasks through the PTA website if you can not attend (www.linkpta.com).

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4.  Please plan on your child having a full day of outdoor activities.  It is expected to be around 80 degrees tomorrow.  Please send your child in comfortable clothes that will help them stay cool, along with sun screen and/or a hat.  Due to the rain, we anticipated that some of the surfaces may be a bit muddy as well.  If the weather makes it difficult to hold field day outdoors, Mr. Cropper has an entire indoor plan that will allow students to experience fun activities inside.  Thanks to all of the parents who have volunteered to help.  Full-day and morning volunteers should arrive at 8:45AM and afternoon volunteers should arrive at 12:15PM.  After checking in with the main office, volunteers can head to the gym.  We’re looking forward to another great event!

4th and 5th grade Music Night

The 4th and 5th grade students have had a wonderful year so far in music class and they are ready to show some things they have been learning!  4th and 5th grade families are invited to this very special “inform-ance” where your child will demonstrate the skills they have been learning in music class.  The music program will take place in the Link gym on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00PM for 4th grade students and 7:00PM for 5th grade students.  We hope to see you then!

Celebrate Learning Night

Every year we enjoy inviting families to view student work as the school year winds down.  All Link families are invited to join us for Celebrate Learning Night, an evening for students to showcase their hard work from this school year.  Join us starting at 6:00PM on Tuesday, May 7 in your child’s classroom.

Link Talent Show

We are very excited to announce the Link Talent Show, taking place on Friday, May 3 at Mead Jr. High.  We had 40 acts audition to be part of the show, and each one of them showcased such unique talent!  This year’s talent show will spotlight 14 acts and an epic choir.  Instead of charging admission, the 6th grade committee will be accepting donations for a class gift to Link School.  We hope you can join us at 6:30PM at Mead Jr. High to see the Link talent on display.

First and Second Grade Music Night

The first and second grade students have had a wonderful year so far in music class and they are ready to show some things they have been learning!  First and second grade families are invited to this very special “inform-ance” where your child will demonstrate the skills they have been learning in music class.  The music program will take place in the Link gym tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00PM for First grade students and 7:00PM for Second grade students.