Principal’s Corner

Upcoming Events

Field Day is coming up – Friday, June 7th
Any caregiver that would like to volunteer for the day please check in with the Main Office about your CORI. Deadline to complete a CORI to be able to participate in Field Day is Friday, May 31st.

MCAS 2024

It’s that time of year again! This year, Grades 3-8 will take two (2) ELA Sessions and two (2) Mathematics Sessions. In addition, students in Grades 5 and 8 will take two (2) Science, Technology, and Engineering Sessions as well as Grade 8 taking Civics.  MCAS Tests will take place on the following dates:

Grades 3 & 4 ELA Session I: Monday, March 25th, 2024
Grades 3 & 4 ELA Session II: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
Grades 5 & 6 ELA Session I: Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
Grades 5 & 6 ELA Session II: Thursday, March 28th, 2024
Grades 7 & 8 ELA Session I: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024
Grades 7 & 8 ELA Session II: Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Grades 3 & 4 Mathematics Session I: Monday, May 6th, 2024
Grades 3 & 4 Mathematics Session II: Wednesday, May 8th, 2024
Grades 5 & 6 Mathematics Session I: Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Grades 5 & 6 Mathematics Session II: Friday, May 10th, 2024

Grades 7 & 8 Mathematics Session I: Monday, May 13th, 2024
Grades 7 & 8 Mathematics Session II: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

Grades 5 & 8 Science, Technology, and Engineering Session I: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024
Grades 5 & 8 Science, Technology, and Engineering Session II: Thursday May 16th, 2024

Grade 8 Civics: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

It is important that you talk to your student about the upcoming MCAS Testing. Here are some tips for the night before:

– Eat a healthy breakfast
– Take a walk or be active for thirty minutes to clear your mind before going to bed
– Go to bed early and sleep for at least 8 hours
– Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided by the school
– Have a water bottle with you
– Bring some mints to help stimulate your thinking
– Bring an outside reading book to read for when you finish taking the test
– Dress comfortably (wear layers)
– Arrive at school on-time, and bring appropriate materials with you to your testing center

Please see the link below for Student Tutorial, Practice Tests and Other Resources:

http://mcas.pearsonsupport.com/student/

We appreciate your help and support, and should you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s teacher!


2023-2024 Attendance Tracking  

Leaderboard Attendance 3rd Quarter
Dates January 24th until March 22nd

3rd Place is 3rd Grade with 94.05% Daily Attendance
2nd Place is 8th Grade with 95.31% Daily Attendance
1st Place is 6th Grade with 95.79 % Daily Attendance


Attendance for the WEEK ending March 22nd

Kindergarten – 91.33 %  | Grade 3 – 95.84 %    | Grade 6 – 94.25 %
1st Grade – 94.29 %       | Grade 4 – 94.38 %    | Grade 7 – 93.41 %
2nd Grade – 97.66 %      | Grade 5 – 94.38 %   | Grade 8 – 96.11 %

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 2024 Read A Thon


Linden’s Media Specialist Maureen DiNapoli launched a Read A Thon event for our students. Students and Faculty were encouraged to track all reading minutes (aside from classwork) during the month of February. The Class with the MOST read minutes will be receiving a Pizza Party Lunch!

All the log sheets have been collected and we are Proud to Annouce that our School collectively read for 1,344.65 Hours! That is the equivalent to 56 Days of Reading!!!

Congratulations
Read A Thon Class Winner is Ms. Smith 3rd Grade Class!!!



School Portraits and Classroom Group photos will be taken on Thursday, October 12th. Make Up date is December 1st.


UPDATE FROM THE DESK OF PRINCIPAL GARCIA
AUGUST 17TH, 2023

The Linden Administrator Team invite families to a  Popsicles on the Plaza Night on Thursday, August 24th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Linden Plaza.

Stop by, Grab a Popsicle (provided by the Linden PTO), Find Out Student’s Teacher / Homeroom assignments, Pick Up 2023-2024 School Calendars, School Supplies Lists, PTO Newsletter, and say Hello!

If families are unavailable that evening – We will be emailing classroom / homeroom assignments that evening. The flyer handouts will be available in the main office leading up to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 30th

We hope to see you there!
Principal Mr. Garcia
Assistant Principal Grades 6-8 Ms. Jones
Assistant Principal Grades 3-5 Mr. Rodriguez
Assistant Principal Grades K-2 Mr. Yost


UPDATE FROM THE DESK OF PRINCIPAL GARCIA
JULY 26, 2023

I am pleased to announce that Eddie Rodriguez has been hired as an assistant principal for the Linden STEAM Academy.  Mr. Rodriguez will serve as the grades 3-5 assistant principal at Linden.  He will join the administrative team to focus on improving student learning, supporting teachers, and working with families and caregivers in the Linden community.

“Mr. Rodriguez is proud to have served in schools as a teacher and administrator supporting students, staff, parents and communities for the past 18 years. He grew up in the Roxbury section of Boston and graduated from Boston College High School. After graduating from Manhattan College, he received his Masters in Educational Leadership, Management & Policy from Seton Hall University.

He has served in the roles of Science teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal as a lifelong advocate for urban education. His educational philosophy is centered around Restorative Practices, 21st Century skills, data-mining, relationship-building, Equity, and positive school culture and climate initiatives.

Mr. Rodriguez also actively works with grassroots, state and national organizations to help support students, staff and families in different capacities. In addition, he is a high school and college lacrosse referee. He is excited to start the year, and his door is always open.”

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Rodriguez to the Linden STEAM Academy.  We look forward to a wonderful and exciting school year!

Thank you,
Ray Garcia