March is happiness month and to kick it off take a look at the video of Mr. Wulbecker and some of our very own Link students preforming a little song. Look for the Happiness Month Calendar to come home today; we hope you all participate in the great activities we have planned.
Watch these two fourth graders to find out how to stay accountable with our Happiness tactics!
This month’s PTA meeting will take place at a new time. You are invited to join us at 3:30PM on Wednesday, February 13 in the teacher’s lounge.
Kindergarten Registration is tomorrow- Wednesday, February 6. Kindergarten Registration is intended for any incoming Link-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration will take place at Link School from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM. You can get a head start by completing most of the registration online. Please know that you will still need to come to the office and prove residency.
We are looking forward to connecting with families at our second round of student-led conferences on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15. Since our conferences are student-led, we ask that students attend so they can share with parents their progress in academic and social emotional areas, as well as goals they have set for the remainder of the 2019 school year. Teachers will also be sharing their insights and establishing areas of focus to bridge home and school support.
Please remember that our school day schedule is adjusted to accommodate these conferences. Thursday, February 14 will be a half-day of school with a dismissal time of 11:40. Also, there is no school on Friday, February 15.
Save the date for Link’s annual Fun Fair, scheduled for Friday, February 1 from 6:00-8:30 PM. Pre-sale ticket forms and more information on this year’s Fun Fair have been sent home with your child. We hope to see you there!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!