LINK After School

LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) is an initiative offering programs and services to strengthen our entire community.

Thank you to our LINK community members who responded to our LINK Families Survey. You can view a summary of the responses here.

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LINK After School 2017–2018

October 2nd – May 25th

 Monday – Friday, 2:25-5:30pm

LINK After School serves Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade students every day, Monday-Friday. The program provides students with free, challenging, dynamic programming and nutritious snacks and supper every weekday throughout the school year. The academic focus of the LINK programs is on reading and mathematics, with quality instruction and research-based curricula. The enrichment component of LINK After School includes STEM, art, computer lessons, character education and physical activities. Field trips to cultural sites, performances, and outdoor spaces broaden students’ perspectives.

Additionally, LINK students who are identified as reading well below grade level receive special one-on-one sessions as part of our Reading Intervention program. Students work on fluency, reading comprehension, and orthographic development. This new effort is crucial in helping our struggling readers to achieve and maintain grade-level reading proficiency.                                                   

Students may begin pre-registering for the LINK After School program starting on the 1st day of school, Tuesday, September 5, at Noon. The VLP has a staggered registration schedule for priority and returning LINK students. Margaret Brent students will be mailed a postcard later in August identifying their pre-registration status for Priority or Returning Student.


Pre-registration dates for Fall 2017:
• September 5, Noon – Pre-registration for priority students
• September 7, Noon – Pre-registration opens for all returning LINK students
• September 12, Noon – Pre-registration open to all

Postcards will be mailed to priority and returning LINK students with the hyperlink to the online pre-registration form.

 As a new student, you are welcome to pre-register starting at noon on September 12, at the Village Learning Place library, or by using this link:  http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/VLP/Open17

After pre-registration, families must attend a mandatory Family Orientation to complete the LINK application process. Three orientation sessions will be offered and a parent/guardian must attend 1 of the 3 to complete the registration process. Please make sure you are able to attend and participate in orientation for the entire time.

• September 20 from 3:00-4:30pm
• September 20 from 6-7:30pm
• Para las familias Españolas: Martes, 19 de septiembre de 2017 a las 4:00pm.

For answers to our Frequently Asked Questions, please click here

The Village Learning Place (VLP) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.