District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

August 23, 2018

First Day of School is August 29!

It’s hard to believe that summer break is almost over. I hope everyone had a relaxing summer and that all of our students are excited and ready to start school again soon! We have been extremely busy here in District 41 with construction at all five of our schools. Staff are just now getting into the buildings this week and are working hard to prepare for the start of school. As a reminder, click here for the academic calendar for this school year. Also, please look for communication from your school principals regarding meet and greet days and other back to school events at all of our buildings.

I want to invite the entire community to a Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Monday, August 27, 6:30 p.m. at Churchill School celebrating the completion of the first project funded by the passed referendum. Churchill now has a secure entryway, more ADA accessible bathrooms, and other infrastructure improvements. Thank you to the community for supporting these important facility improvements!

You may have noticed that I started this email with “hello.” As a district we are participating in a national campaign through the Sandy Hook Promise called “Start with Hello.” It is a way for all of us to encourage kindness of one another and to serve as role models for our students. Teachers will be talking with the students in their classes about kindness and that even simple gestures like saying “hello” can make someone’s day! Please join us by being role models for the students in our community!

Have a great last week of summer break!

Dr. Paul Gordon

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Construction Update

Construction work is being wrapped up at all District 41 schools. Summer construction included infrastructure projects, some new playground equipment, secure entranceway, updated library media center, etc. As we start school, please be advised that the teachers did not have much time in the buildings prior to the start of school due to all of the construction work. Thank you for pardoning our dust as we get moving into the school year.

Elementary Meet & Greet

Elementary school families are all invited to meet and greet with teachers and other staff on Tuesday, August 28. Check in with your specific school for the times.

Road Construction in Glen Ellyn

Please read the roadway construction project timeline from the Village of Glen Ellyn: https://goo.gl/CE27va

Glenbard Parent Series

The Glenbard Parents Series (GPS) is a free community resource of speakers related to all things parenting and education. Each year the series focuses on topics of interest to parents of children in all age groups. There is something for everyone! Click here for the 2018/19 GPS calendar.