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Donuts with a Dear One

Save the Date for our annual Donuts with a Dear One during the week of November 25.  Students in the same family can invite one special guest (mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.) to join us at 8:00 in the gym for a donut breakfast, and then head to the classroom to observe and participate for the first hour of the school day (8:45-9:45AM).  If the student’s last name begins with the letters A-L, they will come on Monday, November 25, and if the student’s last name begins with the letters M-Z, they will come on Tuesday, November 26.  Please use the attached form to learn more about the event and sign-up to attend.  Forms are due back Friday, November 15.  And don’t worry, we will be doing a second Donuts with a Dear One event in February so students can invite a different special guest!

Halloween

Halloween is two days away!  If you haven’t yet, please read the attached Halloween letter as it outlines logistics for the afternoon of Thursday, October 31, including guidelines for costumes, a timeline of the afternoon and reminders for overall safety.  Our parade will start at 1:00.  Based on the weather forecast, there is a chance that we may move the parade inside. Halloween Letter.pdf

Feed My Starving Children Fundraiser

Thank you to all of the families who have already supported our Feed My Starving Children Fundraiser!  We are still collecting donations in hopes to reach $2,500 and be considered as Silver Sponsors for this year’s Hope Filled Holiday Event.  This donation would provide 10,416 meals and feed 29 children for an entire year!  Donations are due this Friday, November 1.

Student Led Conferences

We are looking forward to connecting with parents at our first round of student-led conferences on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11.  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 2019-2020.  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 10 will be a half-day of school with a dismissal time of 11:40. Also, there is no school on Friday, October 11 or Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day.

National Physical Education Week

National Physical Education (P.E.) Week is September 23-27.  P.E. Week highlights the importance of physical education at Link and helps keep parents involved in all aspects of their child’s education. During this week, we invite you to come participate in one of your child’s PE classes to witness the fun and engaging ways we are helping our kids to feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety, maintain focus in the classroom and develop lifelong healthy habits.  Below you will see when your child’s class has P.E. We hope to see you next week!

Mrs. Case – Monday @ 12:30-1:00 & Wednesday @ 1:00-1:30

Mrs. Bartholomay – Monday & Thursday @ 12:30-1:00

Mrs. Wojciak – Tuesday & Friday @ 12:30-1:00

Mrs. Peters – Wednesday & Thursday @ 12:30-1:00

Ms. Murphy – Monday & Thursday @ 10:45-11:15

Ms. Edmunds – Monday & Wednesday @ 10:45-11:15

Mrs. Cornier/Mrs. Smith – Tuesday & Friday @ 10:45-11:15

Mrs. Cervantes (1st Dual) – Tuesday & Wednesday @ 10:45-11:15

Ms. Wippman (2nd Dual) – Tuesday & Wednesday @ 11:15-11:45

Ms. Logan – Monday & Thursday @ 11:15-11:45

Mrs. Romero – Monday & Wednesday @ 11:15-11:45

Mrs. Moersch – Tuesday & Friday @ 11:15-11:45

Mrs. Badillo – Monday & Thursday @ 1:30-2:00

Mrs. Hwang – Tuesday & Friday @ 1:30-2:00

Ms. Schlosser – Monday & Thursday @ 1:00-1:30

Mrs. Malewicz – Tuesday & Friday @ 1:00-1:30

Mrs. Morales (3rd Dual) – Monday & Wednesday @ 2:00-2:30

Ms. Colon (4th Dual) – Monday & Friday @ 2:30-3:00

Ms. Daul – Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:30-3:00

Mrs. Clifton – Wednesday @ 1:30-2:00 & Friday @ 2:00-2:30

Mrs. Mushynski – Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:00-2:30

Mrs. Benson/Mrs. Withers – Monday & Thursday @ 9:45-10:15

Mrs. Gallo (5th) – Wednesday & Friday @ 9:45-10:15

Mrs. Bush – Monday & Thursday @ 10:15-10:45

Ms. Martinez (5th Dual) – Wednesday & Friday @ 10:15-10:45

Ms. Bosanac (6th Dual) – Tuesday & Friday @ 9:15-9:45

Mrs. Brey – Monday & Wednesday @ 9:15-9:45

Mrs. Tiedt – Tuesday & Friday @ 8:45-9:15

Mrs. Gallo (6th) – Monday & Wednesday @ 8:45-9:15

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).