Young Authors Celebration

It is with a great deal of pride in our students that we extend an invitation to our annual Young Author’s Celebration, scheduled for the week of February 9, 2015.  This week long “celebration” will provide our students the opportunity to read their books and publications to members of their families, school, district, senior citizen groups, and the larger community.  We would be honored to have you join us as part of this “special audience!”

The Young Author’s Celebration is our way of acknowledging the hard work and determination that our 411 students have put forth in creating a piece of history, a book!  Throughout the week, we are planning a variety of activities to commemorate this special occasion by providing the students with several forums to proudly share their stories with a variety of audiences.

While we acknowledge your busy schedules, it is our hope that you will be able to join your child’s class during their scheduled time.  Our students would treasure the opportunity to share their books with you!

 

Kindergarten:             February 11th              8:30 AM

Grade 1:                      February 9th                8:30 AM

Grade 2:                      February 12th              9:00 AM

Grade 3:                      February 12th              10:30 AM

Grade 4:                      February 9th                10:00 AM

Grade 5:                      February 10th              8:30 AM

On behalf of our staff and student body, we thank you in advance for the time and support you give to education and literacy!

Cyberbullying Session – November 6 at Link

The dangers of cyberbullying — bullying through the use of electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, video gaming systems, and the internet — continue to escalate as technology use increases.  In fact, it is now estimated that as many as forty percent of children and teenagers between the ages of 10 and 16 will be the victims of cyberbullying this year.  In an effort to address this issue and offer ready-to-use strategies to protect your children, we are excited to invite you to meet with Officer Mark Robinson and Detective Charles Owens from the Clarkstown Police Department. Officer Robinson and Detective Owens will be here at Link in the Library, on November 6th at 6:30 pm.  This presentation will provide you with the information you need to protect your children from the very real and very devastating effects of cyberbullying.  We expect the meeting and discussion to last approximately one hour and we hope that you can attend.

PTA Cupcake Bakeoff – April 5

The District-wide PTA Bakeoff will take place at the Clarkstown Education Foundation’s Food Fest on Saturday, April 5.  The event begins at 6pm in the Festa B&W cafeteria.  This year, PTA Council is hosting a CUPCAKE BAKEOFF.  The contest categories are Most Creative Cupcake, Best School Spirit Cupcake, and Best Student Entry.  All entries should be delivered between 5pm and 6pm and the judging will take place at 7pm.

We also have a new prize category this year – the school with the most entries (batches of cupcakes) will win a gift card for their PTA.  So, start planning your creative masterpieces and let your kids know that they will get to bake with you this week!!  The more batches, the better!  If you are planning to submit entries, please email Jessica Rich at jessicarich44@gmail.com.

NEW PTA Meeting Date: Monday, March 24 at 7pm

Please join us for a great parent education resource!

Our next PTA Meeting will feature a guest speaker about Youth Sports: GREG CHERTOK

Greg will address the importance of managing stress in youth sport and developing strategies to counter stress during competition.  Research will be presented on burnout and participation in youth sport.  A discussion about healthy coach-child and parent-child relationships will follow.

Holiday Boutique – Thursday, Dec. 5

Link’s Holiday Boutique is Thursday, December 5 from 6pm to 9:30pm.

Come join us at our annual holiday boutique!  We have a great selection of vendors selling jewelry, pocketbooks, designer clothing, sweet treats, handmade crafts, and MUCH MUCH more!

Also, bring in your old, broken, unwanted gold and silver and get CASH ON THE SPOT to spend at our fabulous boutique!

Sabra Launch Party Fundraiser – October 17

The Link PTA presents a fundraiser at Sabra Originals Boutique

Visit the store October 17-24 and mention LINK at the checkout.

Sabra will generously donate 20% of sales to the Link PTA.

Also, make sure you come to a GREAT NIGHT OUT for the LAUNCH PARTY on Thursday, October 17 — 7-10pm! 

132 Park Avenue — New City, NY — (845) 638-1022

The new product lines of Stephanie Newmark will be launched at Sabra with a great party!  There will be great jeans, sweaters, and the famous magical Skinnytees!  More brands include Hobo Handbags, Articles of Society, Sunaj, Callina, Threads of Friendship, Foxy Originals, Bee Charming, Uptown Girl, and more! Check it all out at: www.newmarkshowroom.com

Award-winning creations!

Check out these amazing creations from Link parents Kathlen Shankar, Ellen Schwendenmann, and Melissa Katz!

Both the Bread Bowl of Chili Cake and Chicken TV Dinner Cupcakes won first place at the annual CEF Chili Fest and PTA Bake-off!

Congratulations and thanks for all of your efforts!

  

Barnes & Noble Book Fair – April 12

Please visit our spring Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on Friday, April 12 at the Palisades Mall.  The Book Fair will run from 10am to 11pm.

Take advantage of the Early Release Day to join us for the following events taking place from 3:30pm to 5:30pm:

  • Play a variety of games from Thinkfun!
  • Arts and Crafts activities
  • 4pm and 4:30pm: Story time readings by Link fifth graders
  • 5pm: A visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog!  Bring your cameras!

ALL purchases will help Link – books, music, movies, Nooks, and Starbucks café items!

Assigned summer reading books for grades 1-5 will be available.

Just mention the “Link Book Fair” at the checkout counter and/or the café checkout.  Or, you can bring the book fair voucher with our ID# on it.

If you aren’t able to visit the store on Friday, we have an online Book Fair through April 17.

Online Shopping at WWW.BN.COM/bookfairs — Book Fair ID# 11075181

Thank you for your support!  Please tell your friends and family!