District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

January 30, 2020

Educator of the Year - Congratulations to Lincoln Teacher Mr. Ryan Ignacio

Congratulations to the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce District 41 Educator of the Year

Mr. Ryan Ignacio. Mr. Ignacio is a 3rd grade STEAM teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and has been a teacher at Lincoln since 2012.

Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkwoski and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Katie McCluskey surprised Mr. Ignacio with the announcement during class earlier this week. He will be honored at the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Community Awards event on Tuesday, February 11.

Congratulations to Mr. Ignacio!

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Registration for Next School Year

Registration for returning students and kindergarten registration started on January 27.

Click Here for information about how to register.

There is a lot that goes into preparing for a new school year and staff will be working on this over the next several months. Decisions are made on the number of sections at each grade level based on enrollment. ​This leads to potential staffing decisions, classroom changes, and other decisions that impact schools.

● Remember, registration fees are not collected at this time.

● If you know your child will not be returning next year, please let the school office know right away.

● If you are not sure if you will be moving, please register now.

● If you need help with registration, feel free to stop by your school office or the Central Services Office. All buildings have a computer if assistance is needed.

Thank you in advance for registering for school as early as possible.

Dual Language Informational Meeting for Incoming Kinder Parents

Inviting all incoming kindergarten parents to come learn more about the Dual Language Program!

What: Dual Language Parent Informational Meeting for Incoming Kindergarteners (School Year 2020-2021)

Where: Churchill Elementary School, 240 Geneva Rd, Glen Ellyn in the Multi-Purpose Room

When: Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Parents interested in having their child considered for the 2020-2021 kindergarten dual language classroom are requested to attend this informational meeting. Child care will be provided at this meeting. Applications of interest will be available at the end of the meeting. All students must have an application of interest submitted in order to be considered, including siblings of current Dual Language students.

Completed applications with be due to the District Central Services Office by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19. More specific information will be shared at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Coronavirus Information from DuPage County Health Department

The DuPage Regional Office of Education has asked districts to share information from the DuPage County Health Department about the Coronavirus that has been making headlines since it was first identified in Wuhan, China. As news of this reaches closer to home, we ask that you stay informed and take precautions. Click here for information (espanol included).

Parent Camp This Saturday

Join parents and staff for a morning of conversation about what’s good for kids!

The 5th Annual District 41 Parent Camp will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln School. Parent Camp is an "unconference," meaning that sessions are meant to start a conversation and engage all the members of the small group as opposed to the traditional "stand and deliver" format of a traditional conference. The morning will be split into three 40 minute sessions. Visit D41.org/parentcamp for session details and more camp info!

Cyber safety expert Liz Repking will present a keynote with information and tips for keeping kids safe online!

All District 41 families and staff are welcome to attend this free conference!

Childcare will be provided by the Hadley Junior High Builders Club - They will be showing the movie Wonder Park.

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An Evening with the Board - February 13

The Board of Education will host “An Evening with the Board” on Thursday, February 13 , 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Innovation DuPage located in the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. This is an opportunity to engage with the Board and ask questions related to board business. All are welcome!

Looking for a Job Close to Home?

Please check out the careers page on the district website where you can view current vacancies in District 41, www.d41.org. We have part-time positions such as lunch/recess staff and substitute positions as well as full-time positions, including teacher aide positions. If you would like more information about how to get your substitute or teacher aide licensure, please contact Jennifer Ng at jng@d41.org.

Hadley PTA Presents Mardi Gras

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Hadley Orchestra Solo & Ensemble Festival

The orchestra department at Hadley held their Annual Solo and Ensemble Festival on January 24. Hadley orchestra students had an opportunity to perform their instrument with piano accompaniment in front of an experienced string judge/professional musician, including Mr. John Fitchuk, retired Orchestra Director from Wheaton Warrenville North and South High Schools. Constructive feedback was given to our students to help improve their performance skills. Ms. Georgia Alemis, Hadley Orchestra Director stated that, "This type of learning experience helps students develop performance skills as a musician. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to display their talents in a recital format." Congratulations to all of the performers!
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