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Link’s Black Lives Matter Week Begins

By Sharon Machrone / June 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Link’s Black Lives Matter Week Begins

Link scholars heard from urban educator Tajee Bounds, who told students that, “Your imagination will change the world” and that they should not be afraid of stepping out of their comfort zones to achieve what they want. He concluded by sharing that “Your greatest strength is not what you do for yourself, but what you […]

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Showcasing student art

By Sharon Machrone / April 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Showcasing student art

Check out some of the art produced by Link students in their third quarter art classes. Mrs. Howard, Link’s art teacher, compiled the students’ art into lovely presentations, often including student comments on their work.  And all of this was accomplished through online art classes!  Mrs. Howard prepared art supplies for the students each academic […]

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8th Graders learn about RBG from Rutgers Law- Newark

By Sharon Machrone / April 6, 2021 / Comments Off on 8th Graders learn about RBG from Rutgers Law- Newark

The Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy of Rutgers Law School- Newark piloted an online program honoring the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg with Link’s 8th grade history class last week.  Graduates, professors, and law students produced an interactive program highlighting the life and career path of Justice Ginsberg and the impact of her […]

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Link expands to include elementary school

By Sharon Machrone / February 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Link expands to include elementary school

Link Community Charter School, a leader in middle school since 1969, is excited to announce the launch of its Elementary School, with Kindergarten to open in the fall of 2021. Here is the full press release:  (Newark, NJ; March 8, 2021) Link Community Charter School, a leader in middle school education, announces that it will […]

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Link parents enjoy virtual party!

By Sharon Machrone / January 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Link parents enjoy virtual party!

Link parents enjoyed a fun virtual Vision Board Party with Link’s Dean of Students last Thursday evening. With Dean Ruth facilitating and using a variety of art supplies, some provided by Link, each participant fashioned a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of their goals and dreams, designed to serve as a source of inspiration […]

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Message from the Head of School

By Sharon Machrone / January 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Message from the Head of School

Maria Pilar Paradiso, Link’ s head of school, sent the following message to all Link families today,  in response to the events that took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  You can read the letter here.   January 7, 2021 A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL, Maria Pilar Paradiso Yesterday, we […]

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Linkers “visit” the Yogi Berra Museum

By Sharon Machrone / November 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Linkers “visit” the Yogi Berra Museum

Students learned about Negro League Baseball and Yogi Berra during their virtual field trip to the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair this past week.  They discovered that the Negro League was formed due to the racism inherent in Major League Baseball, and how that began to change, although slowly, with the hiring of Jackie Robinson […]

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Cooking with the Dean!

By Sharon Machrone / November 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Cooking with the Dean!

Dean of Students Da’Cheray Thomas-Ruth hosted an on-line cooking class for parents and students recently. She taught them how to make one for her favorite dishes – Curried Chicken Alfredo. Judging by the photos, the lesson was a success…a new recipe for families to enjoy!

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Book donations for Link Scholars

By Sharon Machrone / October 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Book donations for Link Scholars

Dr. Ken Kunz, ELA consultant working with Link, secured a large number of young adult books from Book Smiles, a non-profit organization that puts books into the hands of youngsters. Kathy McCue also facilitated the donation of books to Link on the same day through her company, AKJ Education. The generosity of the book donors […]

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Link alumna starts college scholarship organization

By Sharon Machrone / September 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Link alumna starts college scholarship organization

In the Link tradition of “giving back to the community”, Alecia Barnett’ 06, launched her non-profit organization, Seymour Be More! to provide support to youth in underserved communities, helping them “cultivate upward mobility in social and professional development.” In partnership with her cousin Malikah Morris, she named the nonprofit after the street they grew up on […]

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