MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Due to the storm and school closings, several events were postponed and rescheduled.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be rescheduled by teachers individually with families.

Here is a list of upcoming events – new dates are in CAPITAL LETTERS:

November 19: Carousel Cakes pickup in lobby (2:30-6:30pm)

November 20: Fall Picture Retakes

November 21: Early Release (10:30am)

November 22-23: School Closed for Thanksgiving

November 27-29: Scholastic Book Fair during school hours

November 29: Book Fair Family Night (6-8pm)

DECEMBER 4: PTA MEETING (9:15am) (NOTE: there is no PTA meeting on 11/27)

December 6: Holiday Shopping Boutique (7pm)

December 12: Winter Concert (7pm)

DECEMBER 18-19: STUDENT MUSEUM VISITS (schedule TBA)

 

KidStuff Books are here!!!

 

The valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books were sent home with your child(ren) on October 1st.  KidStuff Coupon Books are only sold through schools and our school earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell – last year Link earned over $3,000!  This money has enriched our school and students through monthly cultural arts programs, technology purchases, and many great family events.  Use just a few coupons and what you save will easily pay for the $25 cost of the book.  Some coupons included in the book are Macy’s, ShopRite, Modell’s, Stop&Shop, DeCicco, The Children’s Place, Burlington, AC Moore, Lego, Boston Market, TGIFridays – that’s just to name a few!

Please look through the book(s) and information we have sent home and if you are not interested, just send the book back to school with your child.  If you keep the book, you will need to pay $25.  We encourage you to ask friends and family if they would like to purchase a book too (they also make great gifts if you want to start holiday shopping early!)  If you sell 5 books – your family earns one FREE book worth $25.00!  Sell 10 books and you’ll get 2 free books!

Payment is due by October 17, 2012.   Please make checks payable to Link PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Winchester.  KidStuff does not promote door-to-door sales by children.

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to Link!!

The Link PTA wishes you a great start to the 2012-2013 school year!

We hope to see you at our 7th annual Welcome Back BBQ on Thursday, September 27 from 6pm to 7:30pm.  It’s always a fun event and a great chance to catch up with Link friends and families after the summer.  (The registration form can be found under All Forms.)

Get in gear with this year’s new Link spirit wear and new car magnets!  Our new logo can be seen above and order forms in color are found under All Forms.  Orders are due by 9/28/12.

We are excited to hear from you – please come to our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm.  After our regular meeting, we will be hosting a brief PTA Orientation for those new to Link and those who would just like to learn a little bit moe about what the PTA provides for Link.  We are looking forward to meeting you, reconnecting, etc!

Bring any and all ideas, comments, and opinions to our meetings and/or send an email to dinalinkpta@gmail.com.  Our PTA only works with the feedback and involvement of the membership!

Stay tuned for updates and information about the exciting programs planned for Link’s community this year.

Upcoming Events & Activities

Dear Link Parents,

Below are upcoming events and activities. All flyers can be found on the All Forms section of the website!

Tuesday, April 24: The Link PTA Founders Day Celebration will take place at 7pm.  Each year, the Link PTA honors individuals that have been nominated for their outstanding service and dedication to our children and community.  This year, our esteemed honorees are Mrs. Connington, Laurie Chorney, and José Santos.  Please join us to thank them for their service and efforts!!!
Wednesday, April 25: CCSD workshop for parents on the shift in education to align with the Common Core State Standards. (7-8pm)   FLYER UNDER ALL FORMS
Saturday, April 28: Great American Clean Up and Bag-A-Thon  FLYER UNDER ALL FORMS
Where: Link Elementary World School – Outdoor Grounds
When: Saturday April 28, 2012 — 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, April 30: Clarkstown Council of PTAs Candidates Forum (7pm)  FLYER UNDER ALL FORMS
Come meet the candidates for the Clarkstown School Board and hear what they have to say about important issues facing our District.
Eco-Friendly Snack Sacks for Sale: In an effort to do our part to preserve the Earth, Link Elementary World School encourages families and students to create less trash at snack time and lunch time by bringing their food in re-usable containers.  Through this unique fundraiser, 40% of sale proceeds will support our school’s new Children’s Peace Garden.  The snackTAXI products are only available in the patterns shown on the sample fabric attachment.  FLYERS UNDER ALL FORMS
Rockland Boulders Game on Wednesday, June 20: Join other Link families and friends to celebrate the end of the school year.  Ticket packages are on sale until May 1.   FLYER UNDER ALL FORMS
Field Day T-Shirts for Sale: Link’s annual Field Day will take place on Friday, June 1.  Help your kids get into the spirit of their teams by purchasing field day t-shirts.   All colors and a neutral gray are available in adult sizes as well.  Shirt orders are due by May 4.   FLYER UNDER ALL FORMS

KIDS RUN 2: This great family fitness event will take place on Saturday, June 9 at Rockland Lake State Park.  For event information, go to www.kidsrun2.org.  FLYER UNDER ALL FORMS

Clarkstown Central Athletic Association Event: The newly-formed CCAF will be hosting an entire day of athletic and fitness competitions on Saturday, May 12.  As part of this event, the Clarkstown Cup, there will be a field day competition among the elementary schools.  Four students from each elementary will compete.  If your child is interested, complete the attached form.   FLYER UNDER ALL FORMS

ELA Survey: The New York Principals have created a survey to assess parent feedback from ELA testing that was administered this week to grades 3-8.  If you can, please complete the survey – it only takes a few minutes. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2L55CQQ

 

Thank you for your support all year long!!!

 


Congratulations PTA Bake-off Winners!!

CONGRATULATIONS and a special THANK YOU to our award-winning bakers, Kathlen
Shankar and Melissa Katz!  At the CEF Chili Festival and PTA Bake-off on
March 31, their creations were amazing.  Take a look at the Link Spirit
Cake, complete with the PYP Profile, and the “On Top of Spaghetti” Cupcake!
Awesome – and yummy, too!

Volunteer Opportunities, Fundraisers and Fun Events Planned for Spring!

The Link PTA has provided families with a 3 month calendar to highlight all of the fun events and activities happening at Link. The Calendar on this site has also been updated with these events.  The PTA is looking for volunteers for the Great American Clean-up at Link on April 28 and for EarthBEAT being held at various times on May 16-17.

Be sure to sign up for the Rockland Boulders fundraiser for the Link PTA. Sign up forms are due by May 1 and may be found under the All Forms section on this site. The game is on June 20 at 7 pm and all Link participants will be seated together. Come out to the ballpark and join a great evening with friends and family all while supporting your PTA!

Parent Survey re: K-12 Special Education Program

Here’s the link to the parent survey – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClarkstownParentSurvey -of the BOE-approved special education program evaluation to assess the scope of our programs K-12 and identify the programmatic or instructional needs of our students.  Dr. Ann Monroe-Baillargeon, Education Department Chair at Alfred University and a consultant with New York State School Boards  Advisory Solutions will be completing this work.  The survey closes on February 10.  If you are unable to complete the survey on-line, paper copies will be available in the main office of each school as well as in Mr. Arnold Fucci’s office at the central administration building at Chestnut Grove.  All survey responses are confidential and will be read by Dr. Monroe-Baillargeon. If you have specific questions about the survey, please email Dr. Monroe-Baillargeon at amonroe@ccsd.edu. Once she has reviewed responses she will summarize them for members of the district staff, parents and Board of Education.