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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: LINK COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL TO LAUNCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM IN FALL 2021 (Newark) Link Community Charter School, a leader […]

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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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Link staff gears up for start of school

By Sharon Machrone / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Link staff gears up for start of school

Link’s teachers and staff have been working hard for the past two+ weeks to get ready for the start of the new school year. They have been busy refreshing themselves on the platforms and practices they used successfully in the spring and summer for remote learning – improving upon them  and discovering  even more ways […]

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Link’s opening for the 2020-2021 school year announced

By Sharon Machrone / August 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Link’s opening for the 2020-2021 school year announced

Link will open the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, September 8. The LCCS Board of Trustees voted in August to make the change from the original date of September 2 to give staff additional time to plan for the opening. The plan currently is to open both virtual/remote learning and in-school hybrid learning (2 days […]

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Linkers create music in summer program

By Sharon Machrone / August 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Linkers create music in summer program

During Link’s Summer Academy, students created music in a virtual format known as DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).They produced audio tracks using digital content and virtual instruments. Soundscapes and digital compositions reflected on personal themes and current social events. Students showed tremendous development over the course of just four weeks. Listen to examples of  our talented […]

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