Parade begins at 9:00 am on Friday, October 29, 2010
All students in all grades are invited to dress up for Halloween. If students chose to wear a costume, they must arrive at school in costume. Only kindergarten and first graders will be given time to change in school.
Costumes need to be appropriate for school and for the season. No violent or gory masks or props (swords, ax, blood pump, etc.) will be allowed in school or during the parade.
Please be sure your child will be able to use the bathroom without assistance while in costume and that the costume does not impede vision or drag on the ground.
The parade will begin at 9:00 am. Students will exit the building from the front door of the school and parade around the courtyard and down the pathway around the building.
Families are invited to watch the parade and are asked to gather along the parade route. Students will need to stay with their class during the parade. Please do not remove your child from the line for any reason.
If it is a rainy day, parents are invited to gather in the cafeteria and an indoor parade will be held
Please note that Halloween is celebrated as a non-food event. If you are interested in sending “treats” to add to the fun of the day we welcome items such as pencils, erasers, stickers, plastic rings, bookmarks, etc… Thank you.
On Friday, the KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOK was sent home with your child. Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book. Our PTA earns a 50% profit of $12.50 per book. If you are interested, just return a check for $25 made out to “Link PTA” in the envelope. If you are not interested, please return the book with your child. We are raising money for all of the programs and activities that the PTA provides for Link children and families. The sale will continue until Friday, October 29. Additional books can be purchased. Please contact Gina Kelly, VP of Fundraising, with any questions (639-1240 or email@example.com). You can also visit the Kids Stuff website for more information.
The Clarkstown Family Resource Center (CFRC) runs a “Preschool Playgroup” at each of the 10 elementary schools in the CCSD, including Link, as a means of kindergarten transition. Check out their flyer to learn more. The CFRC also runs a Homework Club at Link. View the flyer to learn about the dates and times the program is offered and to sign up.
Please join us for our first PTA Meeting of the year – Tuesday, September 28 at 7 pm in the Link Cafeteria. Hear from Mrs. Cuccia and a teacher representative about what is going on at Link since school has started. Meet other parents who are looking to get involved in their child’s education. Meet the PTA Board and participate in discussions about upcoming events and committee activities. Brainstorm new ideas to give back to our community and get our children involved. Review the PTA budget to learn where your membership dollars go and offer ideas on where to spend those dollars – whether it is on school programs, facility improvements or ways to show we appreciate Link staff and teachers!
Remember we can’t do these activities and programs for our children without your support. We encourage you to try and sign up for at least one volunteer activity this year. We hope to see you there!
Link students and staff celebrated the UN International Day of Peace on Tuesday, September 21 by completing Student Actions focused on Peace, creating windmills and sending wishes for Peace around the globe. Link students also took to the outdoors to spell out the word PEACE. The NewCity.Patch.com was on hand again and snapped a few pictures. For the full story click here.
According to the UN’s website, the International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September.
Thank you to everyone who donated their time to make the BBQ such a huge success. Special thanks to our PTA BBQ Committee lead by Christine F., Kim N., and our PTA Fundraising VP Gina K. for all of your hard work in securing the donations from local establishments, arranging a smooth event and making it fun for everyone. Thank you to our grillers and other parent volunteers…no one could have been fed without your help. Thank you to Link staff for helping set up and clean up for the event. Thank you to Pakula’s Pizza, Steve’s Prime Meats & Catering, The Dog House and Zambetti’s for your time, generosity and great food!
We are pleased to announce a dedicated page to the PTA 5th Grade Committee. Find details on the committees that are in need of volunteers. A 5th Grade Committee sign up form can be found in our “All Forms” section of the site. More information will be shared soon.
Every year, Link students participate in the Reflections Program – developed by the National PTA in 1969 – to interest children, parents, teachers and communities in the arts. Students participate by selecting one the categories and interpret the year’s theme into their work. Participants have enjoyed the benefits of having their creative talents recognized and their self esteem developed. This year the PTA Reflections Program is pleased to present the theme “Together We Can.”
The Reflections entry form may be found by visiting our “All Forms” section of this website. Criteria and rules can be found by clicking on the categories listed on the Reflections page on the website. All submissions are due by November 2, 2010. For more information, please contact Kim Gifford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-5036.
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Please join us for the 5th Annual Welcome Back BBQ!!. Come meet other Link families while you enjoy a BBQ dinner courtesy of several local establishments – Pakula’s Pizza, Steve’s Prime Meats & Catering and The Dog House. Also, enjoy desserts from Zambetti’s and Shop Rite and games and entertainment from a live DJ! Remember to bring blankets or chairs as the event takes place on the field. The BBQ starts at 6:30 pm and grills will close by 7:30 pm. A 50/50 raffle will be announced before the BBQ ends, so be sure to stick around to see if you won! Cost is $15 in advance per family (sign up form available on this site in the Forms section) and $18 at the door per family.