NEWS

LINK REPORT CARD NIGHT, THURS., FEB. 8, 5-7 PM

Despite the delayed start today, Link will still hold its 2nd Quarter Report Card Night between 5 pm and 7 pm tonight. Come meet with your child’s advisors and teachers to learn how your child is progressing and what he or she needs support in to succeed!

2 HOUR DELAYED OPENING ON THURS., FEB. 8

School will begin at 10 am this morning due to possible difficult road conditions caused by yesterday’s rains and possible icing overnight. The building will be open to students at 9:15 am. Administrative staff is to report at 9 am, the morning staff team at 9:15 am, and all other staff at 9:30 am.

Link’s charter renewed by NJDOE!

The Link Community Charter School Board of Trustees is proud to share that the NJ Department of Education has approved the school’s application for charter renewal for the next five years. The renewal process included a comprehensive review of academic performance, fiscal viability, and operational stability. In her letter communicating the renewal, NJDOE Commissioner Kimberly Harrington pointed to strong improvement in Link’s first years and the expectation of continued positive growth based on the most recent indicators. She wrote, “Please accept my best wishes as you continue to serve the students of New Jersey and provide a quality public school option for families.” The NJDOE will send a full report of their findings and recommendations to school leadership soon. Reacting to the NJDOE decision to renew Link’s charter, Head of School Maria Pilar Paradiso stated, “We look forward to working hard over the coming years to continue to deliver the mission to our Link scholars and to achieve positive student outcomes.”

Linkers perform at New York Life Insurance Company

The 8th grade students reprised their performance of In Our Beautiful Skin, We Rise Up featured at Link’s A Taste of Newark benefit in November at a diversity event at New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC) this week. They were invited to perform by a trustee on the board of Link Education Partners who saw their act at the benefit. After their performance the students heard a speech by James Warren from Share More Stories,  and then had lunch and a tour of the corporation. Another chance for our talented Linkers to shine!

Linkers go to Broadway!

Ten Link Upper House students were treated to a performance of Hamilton:The Musical on Broadway by a very generous donor to the school who wished to provide this amazing opportunity for our students.  Those who attended were the winners of a very competitive essay contest, and they were accompanied by the donor and Link’s 7th and 8th grade history teachers. Before the performance, students enjoyed lunch, and after the show had the opportunity to meet the cast and get their Playbills autographed. What an exciting learning experience for our students!