District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 15, 2020

The Need for Support Continues to Increase

District 41 families continue to need your help! The D41 Kids Foundation has partnered with the District 41 PTA Council’s Community Outreach program to support students most at-risk. The Foundation is working directly with the schools to make sure the needs are being met for all families. It takes all of us to support this effort. Gift cards to grocery stores have already been purchased and delivered to families. We are making a difference -- together!

To donate, CLICK HERE

Thank you for your support.

Tech at Home - Tech Help Desk

For tech support related to District technology and Chromebooks, click here for the District 41 Tech at Home Help Desk.

Hadley Students Produce Virtual Concert

8th Grade Chorus students started working on a virtual performance the first week schools closed. Please enjoy this "Virtual Choir" performing "Dear Theodosia" from "Hamilton." Thank you to Chorus Director Paul Marchese for working with the students to produce this special performance.
Dear Theodosia, from Hamilton; Hadley Jr. High 8th Grade Virtual Choir - Glen Ellyn, IL

District 41 Launches Safe School Helpline

District 41 is launching a new tool to help provide additional mental health support to students and parents. Starting on Monday, April 20, the Safe School Helpline will provide a way for students/parents to receive mental health support 24/7. In addition, the system allows anyone to send a communication (confidentially and anonymously) to school officials related to a safety concern or threat.

The helpline number is 1-800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359)

How Does it Work?

First, the caller will be offered the option of leaving a confidential voice message that will be transcribed and sent to school administration. If the caller would prefer to speak with a live mental health counselor, they can do so by selecting option ‘3’. For those who prefer reporting a safety concern or threat to the school district via the Internet, reports can be made by logging onto www.safeschoolhelpline.com. You can also text 66746 then type TIPS and follow the prompt.

Voice messages left for District 41 will be shared with the district the following day. The principal of the school will then follow up and investigate, if needed. Should a crime be reported or if someone is in immediate danger, the superintendent will be notified immediately, day or night, and will partner with the Glen Ellyn Police Department.

For life threatening and urgent emergencies, call 911.

Students Asked to Create Cards for Seniors Citizens

District 41 asks students to help support and show kindness to the senior citizens in the community who may be feeling very alone during these challenging times. Here is how the students can help:

Step 1) Create a card/s. Be creative. Use bright colors and share inspirational messages!

Step 2) Drop off the card/s at any of the District 41 schools on Friday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the decorated box located at the front door.

Step 3) Leave the delivery to us!

Thank you for your help, students! This is just one way to make a difference in the lives of people who may be struggling. #D41Strong.

Daily District 41 Read Alouds

District 41 is providing daily Read Alouds from our district staff. Please enjoy this one from Board of Education President Dr. Bruno! Watch them all at www.d41.org/readalouds
D41 Read Alouds "I Am Human: A Book of Empathy"

Glenbard Parent Series offers Take 5 Video Library

The Glenbard Parent Series has established a GPS Take 5 video library highlighting presentations of their most recent speakers with bite-size videos for both students and families. A new thread to the video library is the Take 5 PREVIEW series videos from speakers to be hosted in the 2020-21 school year. The videos are filled with insights to assist families at this most challenging time. Find videos of Phylis Fagel author of Middle School Matters (to be hosted at Hadley Junior High) and Dr Tina Payne Bryson the author of the YES Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience In Your Child. New videos will be added regularly.

Dining at Home Glen Ellyn style

Feel like dining out at home? Check out the delivery and curbside pick up options from Glen Ellyn businesses at: https://www.glenellynchamber.com/dining/
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