District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 28, 2018

5Essentials Parent Survey Now Open

Please provide your feedback! The 5Essentials Survey is administered by the State of Illinois and it helps inform decisions at each of our schools and as a District. Each school needs 20 percent of parents to participate to receive results. Please take the time to share your feedback! Thank you for your support and partnership.
Click here to take the survey.

Please note: The staff survey will open sometime in January.

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District 41 Educator of the Year Nominations

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the community for the 2018 Community Awards, including District 41 Educator of the Year. Click here for information on how to nominate a District 41 educator!

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Winter Band Concerts

Get in the holiday spirit by attending one of the upcoming winter band concerts. No tickets required. All concerts are held in the Hadley Junior High School Auditorium.

5th Grade Beginning Bands Concert - Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, December 6, 6:15 p.m.

5th Grade Beginning Bands Concert - Churchill and Forest Glen

Monday, December 10, 6:15 p.m.

6th Grade Winter Band Concert

Tuesday, December 4, 6:15 p.m.

7th Grade Winter Band Concert

Tuesday, December 4, 7:45 p.m.

8th Grade Winter Band Concert

Thursday, December 6, 7:45 p.m.

Special Program for Parents - Language Acquisition Expert Comes to D41

The District 41 Language Programs Department and the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) proudly present language acquisition expert Dr. Helena Curtain on Tuesday, December 4, 6 p.m., Churchill Elementary School, 240 Geneva Road in Glen Ellyn.

Helena Curtain, Ph. D. is an internationally-known expert on second language teaching methodology, curriculum development, and bilingual education who has worked as a language educator at all levels. Dr. Curtain will talk about aspects of growing in a new language and share strategies for parents that are useful in supporting language growth.

For more information CLICK HERE. Childcare will be provided.

PBL Kicks Off with Two Nationally Known Speakers

Creator of Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls Jodi Norgaard and American Ninja Warrior "Deaf Ninja" Kyle Schulze kicked off an 8th grade Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit on raising awareness to help "invisible" groups in society. Both of the speakers motivated students to never give up on their dreams and their ideas even if there are challenges and barriers in the way.

Mrs. Norgaard and Mr. Schulze are both Glen Ellyn residents. Mrs. Norgaard’s children attended District 41 schools and Mr. Schulze attended Benjamin Franklin and Glenbard West High School. Thank you, Mrs. Norgaard and Mr. Schulze, for sharing your inspirational stories with the students!

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Hadley Power Lunches Connect 8th Graders with Professionals

Director of the Film Department at the College of DuPage Tony Venezia (and former owner of a Hollywood special effects house) was the special guest in the Hadley Power Lunch Series this month. Mr. Venezia provided students with the opportunity to create a short “action-learning episode.” The Power Lunch Series is a monthly opportunity for interested Hadley 8th graders to make a connection with a professional over lunch. Thanks to Hadley teacher Mr. T for hosting the power lunches for students!