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Link Kindergartners attend a concert!

By Sharon Machrone / April 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Link Kindergartners attend a concert!

Our youngest scholars enjoyed a musical concert experience this past week. In preparation for their visit with members of the Newark Symphony, Anais-Skye Clarke-Avignant, a Link 7th grader was invited to play violin during one of the kindergarten music classes. Anais introduced students to her magnificent violin and made beautiful music for the youngsters. They […]

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Novartis Mentoring Program Inspires Linkers

By Sharon Machrone / April 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Novartis Mentoring Program Inspires Linkers

On April 19th, a group of 8th graders participated in the virtual Novartis Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program. This program has been running for over twenty years, and provides 8th – 12th grade students from schools in the area with the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers and network with executives and successful professionals. During […]

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Angela Joy, author, visits Link

By Sharon Machrone / April 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Angela Joy, author, visits Link

Scholars and staff enjoyed a wonderful day with Mrs. Angela Joy, a children’s book author, who came to Link and shared her book, Black is a Rainbow Color, with our kindergartners and Lower house scholars!  After reading the book to our very rapt audiences, Ms. Joy engaged students in a discussion of how the illustrations […]

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Family Literacy Night inspires all!

By Sharon Machrone / April 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Family Literacy Night inspires all!

What a great time students and their families had at SPRING INTO LITERACY – a family event at Link!  Students developed and ran a number of fun activities for all ages, including Bingo for Books, Poetry, “Scrambled Eggs” word game, Design A Journal, a reading circle and more.  Authors Jax Lake (I Am Bigger and […]

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Observing World Water Day

By Sharon Machrone / April 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Observing World Water Day

In observation of World Water Day on March 22, students and staff made a generous donation to Water for Sudan, a non-profit organization which provides access to clean water in desolate communities in that country.  The fundraiser, a Blue Dress Down Day,  was run by the 7th grade who were inspired by a novel that […]

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Math is fun at Link’s Family Math Night!

By Sharon Machrone / April 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Math is fun at Link’s Family Math Night!

Over 60 families enjoyed this year’s Family Math Night, which was full of student-created stations and run by our scholars. The wall of the gym was plastered with posters of math problems written by our scholars and the stations were full of creativity and run by our energetic 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade scholars. […]

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No One Eats Alone Day!

By Sharon Machrone / April 1, 2022 / Comments Off on No One Eats Alone Day!

5th graders gathered together for lunch in the cafeteria for NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY, a national event which encourages inclusiveness and kindness. Students were seated (with Plexiglas between them, for Covid safety reasons) with others whom they normally don’t have the chance  hang out with at school. Ice breakers and games helped them to […]

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Free vaccine clinic at Link

By Sharon Machrone / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Free vaccine clinic at Link

Link is partnering with the City of Newark, Department of Health and Community Wellness, to hold a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, March 25, from 1:30 – 5 pm at the school. Link families have received pre-registration forms (via child’s backpack and email) and are asked to have their children return them to the […]

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Project Lit meets Young Adult Novelist Jessica Kim

By Sharon Machrone / March 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Project Lit meets Young Adult Novelist Jessica Kim

PROJECT LIT MEETS YOUNG ADULT NOVELIST ONLINE Students in Link’s Project Lit Book Club meet Jessica Kim, author of Stand Up, Yumi Chung, a novel about a young Asian American girl trying to find her way in life, that the book club has been reading this month. Ms. Kim, an elementary school teacher turned author, […]

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Katrina Adams inspires Link’s young ladies

By Sharon Machrone / March 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Katrina Adams inspires Link’s young ladies

Seventh Grade Scholars in the Girl’s Mentoring Program visited virtually with Katrina Adams this past Friday. Ms. Adams is a professional tennis player, former CEO and President of the United States Tennis Association, and author of the book, Own the Arena. She was the first black woman, and youngest person ever, to hold the top leadership position […]

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