Linkers returned to school earlier this month, all excited to meet their teachers and to start the 2014-2015 school year! 8th graders entered on Tuesday, and spent the day re-acclimating to school – greeting peers, meeting about a dozen new 8th grade classmates, brushing up on the school traditions and regulations, and learning what’s in store for them for the upcoming year. 5th and 7th graders followed on Thursday. Most had attended the Link Summer Academy, and were ready to delve into academics.
The Link Education Partners will host their annual A Taste of Newark, a benefit for the school, on Wednesday, November 19th at 5:30 pm at NJPAC. Mark it on your calendar, and get ready for a fantastically fun event! [Read more…] about SAVE THE DATE!
Link’s faculty and staff have been eager at work preparing for the upcoming school year. The enthusiasm and the excitement have been building all summer!
The administrative staff continued their work this summer of transitioning to a public charter school, registering students and preparing for the new fifth grade and the teaching staff reported to school at the end of August to start their new year. Many attended a presentation on classroom management by Harry Wong, a noted educator and author, at Kean University on August 21st. New staff orientation was held a day later, before a week plus for all staff meetings for planning, professional development and readying classroom for students.
Additionally, staff enjoyed a one day retreat at San Alfonso Retreat Home in West Long Branch, NJ on August 25th. Facilitated by Project U.S.E., the retreat’s purpose was to provide an opportunity for team building, bonding and preparing for the new school year.
Link opens on September 3rd for our 8th graders and on the 4th for all students. This is a milestone year for Link for we opening as a public charter school for the first time and we are greeting the school’s inaugural fifth grade class. We look forward to a wonderful year with our students and their families!
The August Open Public Meeting of LCCS Board of Trustees has been changed to Monday, August 11, 2014 from the previously scheduled date of Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and will be held at the school.
Maria Pilar Paradiso, Link’s head of school, was the recipient of Delbarton School’s Distinguished Educator Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who Delbarton “acknowledges as models of ability and devotion in educating young people.” The award was conferred in a ceremony honoring Mrs. Paradiso in May. In presenting the award to Mrs. Paradiso, Mr. David Donovan, Delbarton’s dean of admissions and director of financial aid at Delbarton, described Mrs. Paradiso as “caring, dedicated, compassionate, humble, strong, character shaper, hard worker and a truly great woman.” Read more about the award on Delbarton’s website.