District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

September 9, 2022

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders

  • "Preventing the Unthinkable" w/ Kristen Ziman

  • Referendum Information and Info Sessions

  • Second Saturday Coffee with the Board

  • PEP Foundation Family Event

  • Park District Scholarship Program

  • Mental Health Resources

  • Upcoming GPS Sessions

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, September 9 - School Improvement Plan (SIP Day)
    This is the first scheduled SIP Day in District 41. On eight SIP Days throughout the year, students in 1st through 8th grade will have early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for building staff members to work on school improvement activities. Kindergarten and PreK students will not attend school on SIP Days. For the full list of SIP Day dates and information CLICK HERE.
  • Saturday, September 10 - Second Saturday with the D41 Board of Education will take place at Hadley Junior High School, 10 a.m. Come enjoy coffee and conversation with two Board representatives.
  • Vote on D41 Referendum, Tuesday November 8. For information CLICK HERE

"Preventing The Unthinkable" with Kristen Ziman at Hadley on Tuesday, October 11

Community members are invited to a presentation that will challenge each person to think about their role in preventing violence. In her presentation titled “Preventing the Unthinkable”, former Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman will discuss how to identify signs that someone might need help or be prone to violence.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, at Hadley Junior High, 240 Hawthorne Blvd., Glen Ellyn. This program is in partnership with the Village of Glen Ellyn and Community Consolidated District 89.

Visit D41.org/ziman to RSVP for this event.

CLICK HERE for the flyer

District 41 Referendum - Vote November 8

The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education voted to proceed with a referendum seeking voter approval to solve the District’s significant space issues. This consensus $49 million plan would build a new K-5 Elementary School on our Spalding property and a new Early Learning Preschool Center addition to our Churchill School. This will open up space at the elementary schools providing more space for all.

If successful, the referendum will allow the district to:

  • Keep Class Sizes Small in Our Neighborhood Schools

  • Offer Full-Day Kindergarten for All Families in their Home School

  • Continue Building Innovative Opportunities for Kids

Financial Investment

  • Estimated Cost to Taxpayers: $49 million
    *The District will also draw $18 million from their existing fund reserves to complete the total project which is estimated to be $67 million.
  • Estimated Tax impact is $276/year (Based on a $400,000 home)

Tax Estimate Calculator

To help residents understand the impact on taxes should the referendum pass, a Tax Estimate Calculator has been posted on the District 41 Referendum Information website. To estimate the impact on your personal taxes, Click here.

For more information go to, www.d41.org/referendum

Virtual Referendum Information Sessions

To learn more about the proposed plans, all are welcome to join the following virtual information sessions:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to these sessions online at D41.org/referendumsessions or contact Erika Krehbiel, Chief Communications Officer at (630) 534-7218, ekrehbiel@d41.org

All sessions are virtual. A zoom link will be sent the week of the meeting as well as directions about how to submit questions in advance.

This Saturday - Coffee and Conversation with the Board

This Saturday - Coffee and Conversation with the Board

Join us for coffee with the Board on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Library Media Center at Hadley Junior High School, 240 Hawthorne Blvd., Glen Ellyn in Glen Ellyn. All are welcome!

Come engage the Board in conversation. Two Board members will host the session and the session is open to the public. No rsvp required.

*Spanish translator will be in attendance

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PEP Hosts PEP Rally for Families

In celebration of the Partnership for Educational Progress’ (PEP) 30th anniversary, all District 41 families and staff are invited to a PEP Rally from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn.

This event will feature food trucks, fun activities and the talents of students across seven school districts. The PEP Rally also will fund three new PEP programs:

  • Ready to Learn Grant Program - ensures students at Glenbard community schools are arriving with their basic needs met and skills developed so they are ready to learn.

  • Experiential Learning Grant Program - supports project-based learning and business incubator programs throughout Glenbard community schools.

  • Equity in Educators Scholarship Honor Program - in honor of exemplary leadership in education, scholarships will be awarded to students of color seeking a career in education.

To learn more about PEP, click here.

Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Program

The Glen Ellyn Park District provides programs and activities for all kids! The Park District Scholarship Program is available to all Glen Ellyn Park District residents that qualify. Scholarship funds can be used for non-contractual camps and classes, pool passes, trips, preschool, fitness, athletics, etc., where fees are required. Funds are not eligible for equipment purchases or rental fees. Residents and students who qualify are eligible to receive up to $400 maximum per person per calendar year (January 1-December 31) based on need and availability of funds. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

If you have further questions, call (630) 858-2462.

Visit the Park District online

Mental Health Resources

Are you having a mental health crisis? Help is available 24/7 from the DuPage County Health Department. You can find resources specific to your personal needs. CLICK HERE for contact information and details, or click the below infographic from DCHD.

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Join other parents, high school and middle school students, and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. The Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.

Coming Soon
Dr. Dwayne Williams and Ava Blalark

Thu, Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm CDT - 7:30 pm CDT

Celebrating Your Student’s Success

Dr. Jamil Zaki

Wed, Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT

Fall Community Read: War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

For event details and to see the full lineup of upcoming GPS speakers CLICK HERE
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