District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 14, 2022

In this issue…

  • COVID Dashboard

  • Calendar Reminder

  • Second Saturdays

  • IASA Recognition

  • International Night

  • Forest Glen One Book

  • GECRC 20 Years
  • Professor Works with Hadley
  • Glenbard Parent Series

COVID-19 Dashboard

The District 41 COVID Dashboard is a way for the public to monitor both the number of positive covid cases reported for students and staff. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

Calendar Reminder

No School this Friday, April 15th.

Second Saturdays - Coffee with the Board of Education

The Board of Education will host Coffee and Conversations with the community on the second Saturday of the month this spring and summer (except for August), 10 - 11 a.m. Come check out the schools and engage the Board in conversation. Two Board members will host each session and the sessions are open to the public. No rsvp required. See below for upcoming coffees.

  • Sat. May 14 - Forest Glen School, Library Media Center
    561 Elm Street, Glen Ellyn

  • Sat. June 11 - Churchill School, Library Media Center
    240 Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn
    *Spanish translator will be in attendance

  • Sat. July 9 - Benjamin Franklin School, Library Media Center
    350 Bryant Ave., Glen Ellyn

  • August - OFF

  • September 10 - Hadley Junior High School, Library Media Center
    240 Hawthorne Blvd., Glen Ellyn
    *Spanish translator will be in attendance

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Community Member Kathy Bayert Honored at IASA Recognition Breakfast

Founding President of the D41 Kids Foundation was honored on April 13 at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (DuPage County Region) Annual Recognition and Awards Breakfast. Superintendent Kaczkowski recommended Kathy for this honor stating, “Kathy served as the founding president of the D41 Kids Foundation 2019-2021. She volunteered her time and talent to build the foundation from the group up. During the pandemic, under her leadership, the D41 Kids Foundation raised funds to support families when it was needed the most.” Thank you, Kathy, for your dedication and commitment to the District 41 community.

For information about the D41 Kids Foundation, click here.

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Churchill School International Night

Churchill School’s International Night was back in person this year celebrating all of the cultures and traditions represented at Churchill. Thank you to the Churchill PTA and all of the families and staff who presented different countries.

CLICK HERE to watch a video from the event.

Forest Glen One School, One Book Program

This week Forest Glen School students participated in the One School, One Book program led by Digital Literacy Specialist Mrs. Calicoat. The students read “A Boy Called Bat” by Elana K. Arnold. Each K-5 family received a copy of the book, as well as a family guide with activities to encourage discussion. Thank you to the Nelson family for sharing this fun photo!

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GECRC Celebrates 20 Years

The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) is thrilled to invite the community to "Dare to Dream," a 20th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser, on Friday, June 24, at the historic Glen Ellyn Boathouse. This event will celebrate the donors, volunteers, staff and students who built GECRC over the past 20 years as well as lay the groundwork for its future. The community’s support will help launch GECRC into the next decades as the premier educational advocate for students in need in School District 41 and Community Consolidated School District 89.

About Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC)

GECRC’s mission is to help children from low-income families acquire the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through grades K-12 and into adulthood. We do this by providing after-school and summer programs which emphasize literacy and community involvement, using the talents of teachers, volunteer tutors, GECRC Staff and a variety of local organizations. Learn more at www.gecrc.com.

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Professor Works with Hadley's 8th Grade Orchestra

Clinician Mr. John Fitchuk, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College, Illinois Benedictine University Professor and retired Wheaton/Warrenville North & South High School Orchestra Director, directed the 8th grade orchestra on Tuesday, April 12. The assistance and inspirational words of Mr. Fitchuk, who is also a former District 41 orchestra teacher, are invaluable as our students get ready to perform for their spring concert. The Hadley orchestra concerts will be held at Hadley Junior High School on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the following times:

6:00pm ~ 6th Grade Orchestra

7:00pm ~ 7th Grade Orchestra

8:00pm ~ 8th Grade Orchestra

All of the performances will be livestreamed. Thank you to Mr. Fitchuk for his wonderful work with our students. Also, a big thank you to the Hadley PTA for sponsoring this wonderful learning experience. Great job Hadley 8th grade orchestra students!

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Programs

For details about all the upcoming Glenbard Parent Series programs CLICK HERE
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