District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 24, 2019

SIP Day - October 31

On Thursday, October 31, 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 2019-20 SIP days CLICK HERE.


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!

An Evening with the Board of Education - November 7

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. This is an opportunity to engage with the Board and ask questions related to board business. All are welcome!

Benjamin Franklin School Mural Featured in Glen Ellyn Living Magazine

Check out Glen Ellyn Living magazine in November for a feature on the school mural “heART” at Benjamin Franklin School. Thank you to the PTA and art teacher Lucy Dallman for supporting this project.
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One Book Community Reading Event at Hadley Junior High School

Hadley is kicking off another One Book One Hadley community reading event. This year, the novel will be Restart by Gordon Korman and the focus will be on reading the book together during the school day. Building a culture of reading and literacy is accomplished through these types of activities! An official kick off will be celebrated closer to winter break. More information will be shared soon. Join us in reading Restart!
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Hadley PBL to Support Churchill School

Mr. Gidley’s 7th and 8th grade math students are using their geometry standards to help Churchill School design a sensory room for students when they are feeling anxious at school. Mr. Gidley’s class visited Churchill to take measurements of the identified space for the sensory room. They are calculating area, perimeter and volume of the space as well as researching the items they would like to put in the room. They went on a field experience trip to visit the SEASPAR Wonders Sensory Room in Lisle to get ideas about the type of items to include. Thank you, Hadley students and SEASPAR!

Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Presents the Annual Halloween Festival and Parade

Don't miss the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival this Saturday, October 26, in downtown Glen Ellyn. The festivities begin at 9:45 a.m. with a Halloween Parade. Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m featuring the Glenbard West Drumline, cheerleaders, dancers, a dog costume contest, and more. Children are invited to trick-or-treat at local businesses and enjoy a Halloween Craft area featuring art and games. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will be serving hot apple cider and collecting food and donations. For more details CLICK HERE.

Glenbard Parent Series Features Parenting Expert

International parenting expert, Dr. Wendy Mogel will present

"Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it and When to Listen" this month. The presentation is part of a series aimed at helping adults converse with their children at every stage of life. Dr. Mogel is the author of several New York Times best-sellers and is an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist and public speaker. For more details CLICK HERE. All are welcomed to attend these presentations:
Tue, Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glenbard South High School

23W200 Butterfield Road

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Wed, Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

District #15 Marquardt Administration Center
1860 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights, IL