District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 6, 2019

Thanksgiving Break

Schools will be closed the week of Thanksgiving, Monday, November 25 - 29.

Applications Sought for Board Vacancy

Board of Education (BOE) Secretary Linda D’Ambrosio resigned effective November 3, 2019 because she is moving out of the District. The BOE is now seeking a qualified individual to fill the vacant seat until the next BOE election in April 2021 when the seat will be on the ballot for a four-year term.

Interested residents are encouraged to submit a statement of interest to the BOE by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14. The statement should explain why the applicant is interested in being appointed for the vacancy (applicants may wish to include a little about his or her skills, experiences and qualifications) and the applicant’s contact information. As part of the selection process, applicants may be asked to attend an interview with the Board.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a US citizen who is at least 18 years old, has lived within district boundaries for at least one year, and who is a registered voter.

Statements of interest may be submitted two ways: use the online submission form or request a paper application from Board Recording Secretary Nancy Mogk by email, fax (630-790-1867) or US Mail to Glen Ellyn School District 41, 793 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

An Evening with the Board - Tomorrow

The Board of Education will host “An Evening with the Board” on Thursday, November 7 , 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Glen Ellyn Public Library in the North Meeting Room. This is an opportunity to engage with the Board and ask questions related to board business.

All are welcome!

5Essentials Parent Survey - We need your feedback!

District 41 relies on parent feedback when planning for the future. Please share your thoughts through the annual 5Essentials survey. The survey ends on February 14. Each school needs a response rate of at least 20% to receive a results report. Thank you for your participation!

CLICK HERE to take the survey!

School Attendance Reporting

School attendance is extremely important for student success. Students lose a significant amount of instructional time when they miss school or are regularly late to school. Illinois School Code and the Regional Office of Education requires school districts to monitor, report information and address chronic absenteeism and truancy. In District 41, we will be working very closely with our families and the Regional Office of Education Department of Truancy to be very proactive and comprehensive in our approach to truancy.

  • Chronic absenteeism is when a student is not in school (excused or unexcused) for more than 10 percent of the days of the school year, approximately 18 days. This includes repeated tardiness,early dismissal or late arrival to school.

Missing school results in knowledge gaps for students and for some causes unnecessary stress and anxiety. Being late to school may lead to poor attendance and is disruptive to the learning environment. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. In order to support students and as mandated byIllinois School Code, we will be informing parents when students are demonstrating attendance concerns. Please partner with us and continue to make school attendance a priority. Thank you for your attention to this important step to success for all students.

Belden Boy Mobile

Author and former District 41 teacher P.J. HarteNaus visited Benjamin Franklin School as part of the Belden Boy Mobile campaign. Driving a vintage 1953 Chevy, Ms. HarteNaus delivered buckets filled with books from her award-winning Belden Boy Series, which features an anti-bullying theme. Ms. HarteNaus invites students to attend her Belden Boy Summer Writing Camp. For more information about her books and writing camp visit www.beldenboy.com
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Officer Joe Visits Ben Franklin

As part of a 'Rules Inquiry' Problem-Based Learning unit, Police Officer Joe Nemchock from the Glen Ellyn Police Department visited Ben Franklin's 3rd grade students to talk about the rules in our Glen Ellyn community, his role enforcing those rules, and also what kind of signs can help people follow rules. Students then assisted in designing new traffic signs. Thank you, Officer Joe!

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Helping Young Children Thrive: Healthy Body and Healthy Brain
Jess Shatkin MD, MPH

Tue, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library
400 Duane St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Are Teens Born to Be Wild? Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Keep Them Safe

Jess Shatkin, MD MPH

Wed, Nov 13 @ Noon and 7 p.m.

Marquardt District 15 Administration Center - Noon
1860 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights,
Glenbard North - 7 p.m.
990 Kuhn Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188

For the full list of upcoming speakers CLICK HERE.