District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 15, 2019

Thanksgiving Break 2019

All District 41 schools will be closed Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving Break. The Central Services Office will be open on Monday, November 25, and Tuesday, November 26. We look forward to seeing our students back at our schools on Monday, December 2.


District 41 relies on parent feedback when planning for the future. Please share your thoughts through the annual 5Essentials survey. The survey ends on February 14. Each school needs a response rate of at least 20% to receive a results report. Thank you for your participation!

CLICK HERE to take the survey!

An Evening with the Board of Education

Thank you to those who attended An Evening with the Board at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. The next event will take place on Thursday, February 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at Innovation DuPage located in the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. Save the date!

Hadley Students Help Churchill Build Sensory Room

As a part of a Problem-Based Learning unit, a team of 7th and 8th grade math students have been researching and designing a new sensory room for Churchill School. This week, the students presented their suggestions to a panel of decision-makers. Suggestions included different types of multi-sensory apparatus which meet the various needs of students who will utilize the space. The panel of administrators, including Churchill principal Rachel Solomon, were impressed with the student research and presentation, and look forward to the decision-making process and installation process. These Hadley students will be back later this year to help with the installation and testing of the new Churchill sensory space. Great job, Hadley students!


The Hadley Orchestra students performed their Fall Orchestra Concert on Friday, November 8. The 6th Grade Orchestra performed an arrangement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as a tribute to Beethoven's 250th birthday celebration. The 7th Grade Orchestra performed two exciting selections and the Hadley String Orchestra performed three pieces. A special mystery guest narrator was revealed. Hadley Principal Mr. Steve Diveley narrated the final piece of the Hadley Strings entitled GPS written by W.A. Mozart and arranged by Bob Phillips. Thank you to all parents, students and Mr. Diveley, for all their hard work and support! The concert was a huge success!

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Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Young Adult Author Event: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sánchez

Wed, Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glenbard South
23W200 Butterfield Road
Glen Ellyn, IL

UnSelfie: The Empathy Advantage to Succeed in Our “All About Me” World

Dr. Michele Borba

Tue, Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glenbard East
1014 South Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148

For the full list of upcoming speakers CLICK HERE.