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.
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.
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!
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 16 – Back 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!