District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 11, 2019

SIP Day and Non-Attendance Day

Thursday, April 18 is a SIP Day. Students in grades 1-8 will have early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for District staff to work on school improvement activities. Please note that half-day students (Early Childhood Special Education, Pre-K, and Kindergarten) do not attend school on SIP days. For the full list of 2018-19 SIP days, Click Here.

In addition, Friday, April 19 is a Non-Attendance Day in District 41. Schools will be closed.

Last Day of School and Hadley Graduation

The Board of Education approved the following at the April 8 meeting:

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019, is the last attendance day for all half-day programs (Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten and Early Childhood)

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019, is the last student attendance day for grades 1 through 8 with a noon dismissal

  • Graduation for Hadley Junior High is Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Glenbard West High School

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 is the last teacher work day

District 41 Now on Instagram

In addition to the official District 41 Facebook and Twitter pages , you can now find District 41 on Instagram! Connect with us for the latest news and to see what’s happening in the schools!

Find Us Online @glenellynd41

5th Grade Mixer - Friday, May 3

Calling all 5th graders! Please join us for the annual 5th Grade Mixer event held at Churchill School. This is a fun filled night to meet new friends, hang out with old friends, take awesome pics, dance and eat while celebrating the journey to becoming a Hadley Wildcat!

WHO: For ALL D41 5th grade students who attend Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Churchill, and Forest Glen

WHERE: Churchill School Gym, 240 Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019 (6:30-8:30)

COST: $10 admission (includes photo booth) and one canned good for food pantry

Admission includes all of the above, plus there's more...

Raffle* (Beats headphones): $3/ticket

CLICK HERE to register your child, volunteer to help, or drop off snacks for the kids!

Thank you!

Fundamentals of Social Media and Your Child’s Cell Phone

New to the world of cellphones or thinking about giving your student a cellphone? Come to this presentation on Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. at Hadley Junior High, which is focused on topics for parents to learn the fundamentals: features of smartphones, group texts, social media applications, and more. Practical, technical instruction on the apps and devices that children are using every day will be provided. An additional piece to this presentation is knowledge of how current teens are interacting with each other and how to help parents through difficult situations.

*Spanish translator will be present

Hadley Orchestra Receives JCS Grant

The Hadley Orchestra was recently awarded a JCS Grant from the DuPage Foundation. The mission of the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation is to support instrumental music, cultural, health, educational, artistic and other charitable organizations serving the needs of residents of DuPage County. One of the key programs supported by the JCS Fund is the Young People’s Music Initiative (YPMI). Through this initiative, critical support is provided to schools throughout DuPage County to help foster love and appreciation for music in young students.

Utilizing this grant, the Hadley String Orchestra and 6th Grade Orchestra will be performing with local band 7DEEZ. Watch this exciting performance at Hadley Junior High School in Gym A at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 23rd. Admission is free! Thank you to the DuPage Foundation for making this wonderful opportunity possible for Hadley musicians!

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Glenbard Parent Series

Consider attending a Glenbard Parent Series event. Just three presentations remain on the 2018-19 GPS calendar. CLICK HERE for more information.
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Students Learning and Building with Empathy and Innovation

D41 PBL Inquiry is in full swing this month with work including empathy-based design and maker-innovation. 3rd graders are learning about inherited traits in Science and the many reasons human beings are both alike and different. 4th Grade STEAMOLOGISTS got to experience inquiry investigations to help them prepare for Genius Hours. 5th graders are creating innovative Kindergarten games using recycled and reused materials. Great job young problem-solvers!

Bluestem Challenge at Forest Glen

Forest Glen 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were recognized for reading over 1,000 Bluestem nominees this year as part of the Bluestem Reading Challenge. This week, qualified readers celebrated with prizes, certificates, and a lunchtime gathering. Great job reading, students!
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