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Kindergarten Celebration

Congratulations to the Kindergarten class of 2018! They did an amazing job singing at their celebration last night. Thank you to all the teachers for their hard work in making the kindergarten’s first year at Link such a success!

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Field Day Fun!

Everyone had a blast during field day! Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers for helping facilitate the stations. A special shout out to Mr. Cropper for all his hard work in planning such a memorable day for the students.

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 22.  Thanks to all of the parents who have volunteered to help.  All parent volunteers have been accepted. Thanks for volunteering and we will see you on Tuesday, May 22nd.  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!

Students should wear their happiness shirt on field day. PTA is providing lunch for students on this day, ,but the permission slip must be returned. If you have lost your permission slip please contact your child’s teacher.

Multicultural Night

Link’s Multicultural Night was a huge success. Children and adults were having fun and learning as they traveled around the ‘world’. Students were able to make an Olympic torch in Greece, a lantern in China, a mask in Kenya, and dance a Philippian folk dance called Tinikling; and these were just a few of the engaging activities students could participate in. Families also enjoyed looking at all the art work, brochures, reports, and posters that the students worked so hard on to learn about each country.

Students dancing the tinikling dance   Students posing with the mask they made during multi cultural nightStudents leanring about Japan at multi cultural night Students making lanterns during multi cultural night

Field Day Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out at our annual field day on Tuesday, May 22.  Field Day is a fun day, which incorporates skills and game play that have been taught during physical education classes.  All classrooms will participate in the morning (9:00-11:00) and in the afternoon (12:30-2:30). This is a great opportunity to be involved at Link School and see your son/daughter in action! We will need parent volunteers to run Field Day stations in the morning and afternoon.  A form was send home to fill out if you are interested in volunteering, please send it back by Tuesday, May 15th.  For additional information contact Mr. Cropper at 847-357-2135 or RJCropper@nullsd54.org.

Link Multicultural Night

Save the date for Tuesday, May 1 for Link’s annual Multicultural Night!  The evening will begin with a PTA meeting at 5:45PM in the gym, and then the main event will start at 6:00PM.  Come explore the hallways of Link and learn about a wide-variety of countries, experience traditional activities and see your child’s work on display.  You will also be able to shop at the book fair.  We hope you can join us!

Multicultural Event April 14th

School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture, in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park Disrict, will host its annual Multicultural Event from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC), 505 N. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games and food.

During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts and activities that represent countries around the world. This year’s event will feature more than 20 student group performances and more than 30 individual student performances representing countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash. Parking will be available at the CRC and Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 Bode Road, Schaumburg.

Click here to view the event flyer. 

STEM Academy and Camp Creative

Registration is now open for District 54’s Summer STEM Academy and Camp Creative. Registration closes April 20th so register soon!

STEM Academy

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy is a week-long program for District 54 students who are looking to have fun and expand on their knowledge of STEM-related topics. Summer STEM Academy will run from June 18-22.

Class offerings:

  • Bubble Wands – first and second grade
    • In Bubble Bonanza: Engineering Bubble Wands, you will design different types of bubble wands to help a fictional California amusement park develop a Bubble Bonanza show to entertain park visitors.
  • Recycled Racers – first and second grade
    • In Go Green: Engineering Recycled Racers, you will use different types of recycled items to design and create your own car for the Recycled Racer Rally!
  • Coding – third through fifth grade
    • Build your own games and share with friends! Solve fun coding puzzles and learn programming concepts in each level. Personalize games with animated characters, multiple levels and rich props. Make your games realistic using physics. See the code as visual blocks or JavaScript.
  • LEGO EV3 Robotics – third through fifth grade
    • This is a dynamic excursion into engineering and an in-depth initiation into mobile robotics. Use real-life applications and a state-of-the-art intelligent brick to engineer robots that read ambient light, recognize patterns, tones and more!
  • Shake It Up, Earthquakes – third through fifth grade
    • Design and construct model buildings that are earthquake resistant. By constructing a shake table to mimic the earth shaking you will test the ability of your structure to survive an earthquake. You will also develop building codes that help others build earthquake resistant buildings.
  • Bio-Inspired – sixth through eighth grade
    • Can you design a wind and waterproof shelter?  A spy switch that will activate an alarm in a darkened room?  A protective shield for a roller derby skater?  Get inspiration from bio-luminescent jellyfish, poisonous foxgloves, spinning maple leaves, and other creatures from the natural world to solve fun design challenges.  See how technology and nature can combine to create bio-inspired gear!
  • Coding – sixth through eighth grade
    • Build your own games and share with friends!  Solve fun coding puzzles and learn programming concepts in each level.  Personalize games with animated characters, multiple levels and rich props.  Make your games realistic using physics.  See the code as visual blocks or JavaScript.
  • Fluid Power – sixth through eighth grade
    • Learn about the basics of hydraulics – what it is, how it works, and how it is used in everyday life. Use your creativity to build basic pneumatic kits and develop machines that rotate and lift objects.
  • VEX Robotics – sixth through eighth grade
    • Use the VEX® Robotics Design System to build a frame and base, interchange wheels, create geared armatures and engineer wiring. Your team’s bot will have to adapt to compete in user-piloted challenges such as robo-soccer and obstacle courses, as well as autonomous robot challenges that will require programming using ROBOTC.

The cost is $45 per student (limit one class), which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration closes on Friday, April 20, 2018. You can complete the 2018-19 registration online through the parent portal or click here to download a printable copy of the Registration Form.

Camp Creative

Do you want to learn new ways to show your creativity? Join School District 54’s Camp Creative this summer to participate in creating different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums. The one week program is for students entering 3rd grade through 8th grade in the Fall of 2018. Choose a course that interests you the most! Camp Creative will run from June 25-29.

Course offerings:

  • Scratch Art – third through eighth grade
    • Do you love animals? Learn to use various tools and inked paper to bring an animal of your choice to life in an artistic and creative way!
  • 3D Perspective Drawing – third through eighth grade
    • Have you ever wanted to design your own building? You now can by learning techniques that designers and architects use.  Learn to draw in a way that looks 3D!
  • Foil Embossing – third through eighth grade
    • Have you wanted to create a relic that represents who you are? Join this class to add some luxury to parts of your name. You’ll create a piece that will look priceless!
  • Digital Photography – sixth through eighth grade
    • Learn how to use professional grade camera equipment and software to take and develop high quality pictures. This is skill you’ll want to use for the rest of your life!
  • Graphic Design – sixth through eighth grade
    • Have you ever thought about how art can be done digitally? Join this class to learn how you can digitally create a movie poster using traditional art techniques. The skills you learn can be used to create any digital art!
  • Film Production – sixth through eighth grade
    • Do you love movies and TV? Join this class to learn how to film your own short movie using professional grade equipment and software.

The cost is $50 per student (limit one class), which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration closes on Friday, April 20, 2018. You can complete the 2018-19 registration online through the parent portal or click here to download a printable copy of the form.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

All of the 3rd-6th grade students will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, also known as the PARCC test starting next week.  There are several English language arts and math assessments for each grade, as well as a science test for 5th grade students.  Thank you for supporting your child by making sure they get a good night sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive to school on time.  Below is the schedule of testing:

  • 3rd GradeELA: 4/9, 4/10, 4/11;  Math: 4/12, 4/16, 4/17, 4,18
  • 4th GradeELA: 4/9, 4/10, 4/11;  Math: 4/12, 4/16, 4/17, 4,18
  • 5th GradeELA: 4/9, 4/10, 4/11;  Math: 4/12, 4/16, 4/17, 4,18;  Science: 4/13
  • 6th GradeELA: 4/9, 4/10, 4/11;  Math: 4/12, 4/16, 4/17

Band Concert

Today the Mead 7th grade band came to Link to perform for the 4th – 6th graders. The Link 5th and 6th graders who participate in band joined in for some of the songs. It was a wonderful performance.

 

Band Performance