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Linkers observe Black History Month

By Sharon Machrone / February 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Linkers observe Black History Month

Linkers spent the month of February focusing on Black History in several ways.  Each morning students learned about the achievements of a number of African Americans throughout history during morning announcements.  Students in grades 5 through 8 researched, planned, and created bulletin boards commemorating significant times or people in Black History in the U.S. and […]

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CONGRATULATIONS, LINKGINEERS!

By Sharon Machrone / February 27, 2022 / Comments Off on CONGRATULATIONS, LINKGINEERS!

A team of nine Linkers in grades 5 through 8 were awarded “Best Overall” in the Schools That Can – Newark Design Challenge. Students worked together for 5 weeks to develop a plan to re-design the area around Newark Symphony Hall to complement the building’s renovation (in progress). After creating their project, students presented it […]

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Link to Host Open House for Prospective Families

By Sharon Machrone / February 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Link to Host Open House for Prospective Families

Link will host a VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE for prospective students and their families at 6 pm on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Families with students entering Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 5 in the fall of 2022 are encouraged to attend. Students enrolling in Kindergarten in the fall must be age 5 as of December 31, […]

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Dr. Chris Pernell addresses Link parents on COVID vaccination

By Sharon Machrone / February 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Dr. Chris Pernell addresses Link parents on COVID vaccination

Link welcomed Dr. Chris Pernell, Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer for University Hospital, on Thursday evening for a virtual information session on vaccinations. She shared important data, the science behind the vaccination, perspectives on the disproportionate impact in communities of color and personal stories of loss. Dr. Pernell also focused on the importance […]

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Link observes World Read Aloud Day!

By Sharon Machrone / February 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Link observes World Read Aloud Day!

Link celebrated World Read Aloud Day on February 2nd by inviting students and staff to dress up as a book character from their favorite books! Students in grades 5 through 8 spent the day celebrating by reading books aloud and sharing some of their favorite books with their classmates. In Kindergarten, it was a fun-filled […]

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Linkers accept a Design Challenge!

By Sharon Machrone / January 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Linkers accept a Design Challenge!

Nine Link students, in grades 5 through 8, have accepted the annual Schools That Can (STC) Design Challenge which kicked off online this week! This year students will work with their school team to rename and redesign a block of Broad Street, Newark to showcase Newark Symphony Hall, which is currently being renovated and inprove […]

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A celebrity visits Link’s performing arts class

By Sharon Machrone / January 31, 2022 / Comments Off on A celebrity visits Link’s performing arts class

Tisha Campbell from the TV shows Martin, My Wife and Kids, and Dr. Ken visited Mrs. Johnson’s 5th grade performing arts class this week. In the virtual visit, Ms. Campbell shared about herself, and spoke with students about the importance of being on time and committed, as well as how hard work pays off. The […]

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Volunteers read to Link Kindergartners

By Sharon Machrone / January 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Volunteers read to Link Kindergartners

Nancy Moss and Moona Elsevier, members of Link’s Literacy Volunteer Team, read to our kindergarten students this past week. Each visited a classroom to share “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats and to engage students in a lively discussion of the book. This is part of an ongoing Read Aloud program set up by […]

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Think Pink @ Link

By Sharon Machrone / October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Think Pink @ Link

Students and staff dressed in pink in observation of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and donated a nice gift to the Susan G. Komen organization. Thanks, Linkers, for giving back to the community-at-large!  Click on “Read more…” for photos.

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7th graders meet novelist Kwame Mbalia

By Sharon Machrone / September 16, 2021 / Comments Off on 7th graders meet novelist Kwame Mbalia

A great day for Link’s 7th graders, who connected virtually today with author Kwame Mbalia about his award-winning novel, Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky. This event was held in celebration of students completing their summer reading assignments. Scholars and teachers interacted with the author about his career and writing process and received […]

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