International Night: Showcase Your Talent & Cooking Skills

Link’s annual International Night is fast approaching on Friday, March 4th and we are looking for students and families to participate in several ways, such as:

1) signing up your 2nd and 4th graders to participate in our International Chorus. Please note the response form is due Tuesday, January 18th.

2) participating in our popular ethnic costume show and individual performances to represent various cultures from around the world and feature different customs through singing, dancing, and poetry reading. Please note that the sign up form is due Monday, January 24th.

3) providing an ethnic dish and/or a foreign language book to donate to the Link library. The book should be suitable for children reflecting the language of your country of origin.  Please note that the response form is due Friday, February 11.

Look for the flyers being sent home with your child or visit our All Forms section of the website to download the forms and  join in on the festivities!

Early Release & PTA Movie Event on January 14

As a reminder, Friday, January 14, 2011, is an Early Release Day.  All Link students will be released from school at 10:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided at that time for students who normally ride a bus to and from school.  Lunch will not be provided, and after-school programs (including the YMCA and JCC programs) will not be available for students.

Immediately following the Early Release, the PTA will host a movie event in the gym. We will be showing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  The cost is $5 per child, and $2 more for each additional child. Permission slips are required and the registration deadline is Monday, January 10th. If you need additional permission slips, they can be found here and under our All Forms section.

Call for Volunteers!

The PTA is extremely grateful for all of the volunteers who generously give their time and effort to our Link’s students.  As you know, without volunteer support, many of the PTA’s valuable programs would not be possible.

There are many opportunities to volunteer – both larg! e and small.  Please consider helping out at one of these upcoming programs:

The Early! Release Day program on Friday, January 14th: We are looking for volunteers for our early release program when the children are dismissed at 10:30am.  Please contact Jessica Rich at jessicarich@optonline.net if you can help.  This has proven to be a helpful program for many Link families.  Please sign up this week so we know if we will be able to run the program in January.3—Fundraising Activities: A form will be coming home shortly to gather volunteers for our fundraising programs for the spring.

Thank you!

PTA Happenings & Reminders

As the holiday spirit is in full swing, the PTA and the Link teachers, staff and students are keeping busy preparing for a special visit from Peter Lourie as he shares his Hudson River Adventures on December 6th, this year’s Senior Citizen’s Holiday Brunch on December 7th, the 2nd Annual Used Book Sale and preparing for Parent/Teacher conferences on December 10th.

To find out what you missed at past PTA meetings, visit our “PTA Meeting Dates/Minutes” page link on the right hand side of the site and click on minutes. Our next meeting will be held on January 25th!

Early Release Day & Other Important Reminders

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 is an early release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 10:30 AM.

Link will be closed on November 25th and 26th–Happy Thanksgiving!

Our next PTA Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 30th at 7pm.  We hope you will be able to attend our last meeting of 2010 to hear what we have planned 2011 and see how you can get involved.

DISCOUNTED SHOPPING AT MODELL’S

If you haven’t already, you will receive a coupon for Modell’s Sporting Goods store that is valid from November 26th through December 23rd.  You will receive 15% off of your entire purchase at any Modell’s location and Link will receive 5% of total sales.  Be sure to use the coupon provided as there is a distinct bar code for Link.

PICTURE RETAKE DAY

Picture Retake Day will take place on Friday, December 3rd.

CLASS LISTS AND GRADE LISTS

You will be receiving a form shortly asking if you want your child’s first and last name on a class list and/or grade list.  If you do not want your child’s first and last name included on a class list, please be sure to tell your child’s teacher.

Key Events, PTA Directories and More Ways to Raise Funds

The Link PTA has some great activities planned this month and opportunities for you to get involved.  We are currently looking for volunteers for the Early Release Day on Wednesday, Nov. 24th. Students are being dismissed at 10:30 am. Contact Jessica Rich at jessicarich@optonline.net to volunteer and help other Link parents out!

PTA Directories will be distributed to PTA members on November 10 during the Book Fair Family Night from 6 to 8 pm and again on November 12 at the Link-A-Roni event.

  • Link A Roni – Bingo Night and Spaghetti Dinner – November 12th
  • Book Fair – Last day is today – Family night is tonight from 6 to 8 pm
  • PTA Reflections Program – submission deadline has been extended until November 12th
  • Holiday Shopping Boutique – November 18th from 7 to 9:30 pm at Link

Shop Rite – Go to http://shopriteshoponcegivetwice.com to register your ShopRite Price Plus Card. Check out the Box Tops for Education products on the website and buy 5 participating products each month just using your ShopRite card and your qualifying purchases will be registered at checkout and 5 bonus Box Tops will be added to the Link Box Top earnings – it couldn’t be easier!

Link Annual Fall Book Fair

Link’s Book Fair is taking place this Monday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 10 from 8:15 am to 2:15 pm in the Link Library.  Parents will learn from their child’s teacher when they are scheduled to attend. If you would like for your child to purchase a book please send in a minimum of $5. You may also join them at their designated class time to help them purchase a book. There will also be a family night on Wednesday, November 10 from 6 to 8 pm. Please note that some of the teacher’s create a wish list for their classroom. The list can be found at the book checkout.

Join Us for Link-A-Roni on November 12

Come out for a night of food, bingo, fun and prizes for all on Friday, November 12 at Link.   The cost is $15 per family and includes delicious spaghetti with sauce or butter, salad, rolls, and dessert.  The event is hosted by the Fifth Grade PTA Committee . Please return the bottom portion of this flyer (also found under our All Forms section of this site) and your payment (check made out to LINK PTA) with your child by Monday, November 8.   The event starts at 6:45 pm. $20 at the door. For more information contact Joanne McDonough at joanne@mrdconsultants.com.