District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 26, 2019

New Board of Education Members Seated

Jessica Buttimer, Edward "Ted" Estes and Julie Hill were seated last night as new Board members at the District 41 Board of Education Special Reorganization meeting. The Board also voted on and selected their new officers for the next two years. Robert Bruno will serve as District 41 Board President, Jason Loebach will serve as Vice-President and Linda D'Ambrosio will serve as Secretary. Glen Ellyn School District 41 thanks our parting School Board members Stephanie Clark, Kurt Buchholz and Erica Nelson for their service.

Pictured L-R: Ted Estes, Bruce Currie, Linda D'Ambrosio, Paul Gordon, Robert Bruno, Jason Loebach, Julie Hill, and Jessica Buttimer.

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At-Home Learning Complete

Due to three weather related school closures this school year, District 41 opted to implement the Illinois State Board of Education At-Home Learning opportunity to make up for the closed days and not impact the end of the year calendar. The At-Home Learning opportunity across the district is now complete. Thank you to all who worked hard to make At-Home Learning a possibility. This effort allowed District 41 to keep the last day of school as June 6.

Assignments for both students and staff, to be completed at home, were given in order to count for these closed school days. Staff and students were given a month to complete the work and the assignments were due on April 22. If a student or staff did not complete the assigned work by April 22, they were not given credit.

Please note: Not all weather related school closures will be treated as At-Home Learning days. District Administration will decide how to handle future closures with guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education.

5th Grade Mixer

Attention all District 41 5th graders! Come for a night of music, dancing, games, food, and meeting old friends and new at the 11th Annual 5th Grade Mixer at Churchill.

WHO: For ALL D41 5th grade students at Ben Franklin, Churchill, Forest Glen and Lincoln

WHERE: Churchill Gym

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

COST: $10 admission (includes photo booth) and one canned good to donate to the food pantry.

Buy your tickets to the 5th Grade Mixer HERE

Hadley Graduation

The Hadley Jr. High School 8th Grade Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 6, at the Glenbard West Biester Gym, 670 Crescent Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Graduates should report to the Glenbard West field house between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and all guests must have a ticket. For all details and ticket info CLICK HERE.
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Spanish Summer Camp

The Department of Language Programs is preparing for another year of Spanish Camp! Spanish Camp will occur at Churchill Elementary during the week of July 15-July 19. Color flyers have already been sent home by FLES (Foreign Language at the Elementary Schools) and Dual Language teachers. If you would like an additional copy, please contact your child’s teacher or Director of Language Programs Dr. Theresa Ulrich, 630.534.7251 or tulrich@d41.org. Additional flyers are also available at the District 41 Central Services Office, 793 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn. Registration forms are due by Friday, May 17.

Hadley Class Visits SEASPAR in Lisle

As part of a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit on researching strategies for coping with anxiety, students in Mrs. Ruschke's class visited the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation (SEASPAR) ‘Wonders’ Multi-Sensory Room. The sensory room is part of the SEASPAR office located in Lisle. This room has various tools in it that kids and adults can use to work within their senses of touch, smell, seeing, and hearing. Thank you to SEASPAR for welcoming Hadley students to the Wonders Room!

Hadley Orchestra Concert

The 6th Grade and Hadley String Orchestras (7th/8th Grades) performed their Annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the Hadley Gymnasium. The Hadley Orchestra was awarded the JCS Grant from the DuPage Foundation this school year. Utilizing this grant, the orchestra welcomed local band 7DEEZ. The orchestras performed classical pieces, and rock selections with 7DEEZ. In addition, 8th Grade Concerto Competition winner Francesca Di Domenico performed ‘Introduction & Tarentella’ by Pablo de Sarasate.
Thank you to the DuPage Foundation for making this wonderful opportunity possible for our Hadley musicians!

Ben Franklin Students Publish Book

Mrs. Bruns' class at Ben Franklin published the book 'When We Grow Up', and the student authors held a publishing party in the Library Media Center. The students envision their future selves doing many things including: gymnast, singer, ninja, teacher, astronaut, DJ, accountant, doctor, and veterinarian.
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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