District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 22, 2020

Schools Closed through Remainder of the School Year

Last week the Governor announced that all Illinois schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 School Year. Remote Learning will continue and the last day of school will remain June 4.

Registration for Next School Year

If you have not yet registered your child for the next school year, please click here to complete the process.

Cards for Senior Citizens Drop Off this Friday - April 24

District 41 students are encouraged to help support and show kindness to the senior citizens in the community who may be feeling very alone during these challenging times. Here is how the students can help:

Step 1) Create a card/s. Be creative. Use bright colors and share inspirational messages!

Step 2) Drop off the card/s at the front door at any of the District 41 schools on Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the decorated box located at the front door.

Step 3) Leave the delivery to us!

Thank you for your help, students! This is just one way to make a difference in the lives of people who may be struggling. #D41Strong.

Lincoln School Student Creates Thank You Mural

Lincoln 5th grade student Addie Davenport was inspired to create a thank you mural for all to see. The family reached out to Two Hound Red and asked if they could chalk a mural on their building in downtown Glen Ellyn. Addie sketched out the mural in advance and then the entire family helped her make it a reality. Thank YOU, Addie, for the appreciation and kindness you have shown to all!

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Strategic Plan Community Survey

Prior to the school closing, the Strategic Planning Committee completed the Data Retreat portion of the strategic planning process. Click here for the Data Retreat results. The next step is to collect feedback from the community. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our in person community focus group, but please see below links to surveys to help us gather your feedback about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of District 41 as identified by the Strategic Plan Committee.

Community Survey

Thank you for your understanding as we adjust the process to accommodate the closure of our school district buildings. The District is working on a plan to continue the strategic plan work virtually. More information will be coming soon.

Hadley Orchestra Students Raise Money for Charities

Right before the schools closed, Hadley Jr. High School orchestra students came together to help raise money for a project called "Quarters for the Cause." Hadley's orchestra director, Ms. Georgia Alemis, with the assistance of assistant principal, Ms. Mandy Connell, helped create a school project to support people in need. "I wanted to help create a sense of understanding and empathy among the students. To give to others in need where we as an entire group could hopefully make a difference in someone's life, " expressed Ms. Alemis. The students were very proud and gracious to help in this project. They really enjoyed bringing in the coins everyday into our donation bins.

Some of the charities included, the Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer, Lurie's Children's Hospital of Chicago, the Glen Ellen Food Pantry and the Hadley Jr. High School PTA. Thank you to the students, faculty and families at Hadley Jr. High School that helped donate to our project. As 7th grade orchestra student Ben Battisto so nicely stated, " Your pocket change can change someone's life." We always hope that we can make a difference in someone's life, one dollar or quarter at a time. Way to go, Hadley Orchestra students!

Tech at Home - Tech Help Desk

For tech support related to District technology and Chromebooks, click here for the District 41 Tech at Home Help Desk.

Daily District 41 Read Alouds

District 41 is providing daily Read Alouds from our district staff. Please enjoy today's read aloud from Ben Franklin's Ms. Treadway! Watch them all at: www.d41.org/readalouds
D41 Read Alouds "The Lost and Found Cat"

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