District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

December 1, 2021

In this issue…

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Virtual Family Science Night
  • District 41 Concerts
  • Hadley Builders Club
  • Vaccination Information
  • Building Resilience in Children Virtual Program

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 as well as the number of people quarantined in the district due to close contact with someone who has tested positive. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

Virtual Family Science Engagement Night

District 41 will be hosting a district-wide virtual K-5 Family Science Engagement Night on December 2, from 6 - 7 pm. District 41 Problem-Based Learning Coach Nick Papineau will be walking K-5 families and students through what science looks like in D41. Some approaches that will be presented include:

  • Working on science literacy and skills at home

  • Facilitating an engineering task for families

  • Talking about how the engineering design process is used here in Glen Ellyn with a guest speaker from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Participants will need about (20) 3”x5” note cards, a measuring tape or stick, and are encouraged to have writing materials to take any notes that you want to take or questions you might develop during the evening. This will be a great opportunity to do a fun virtual science event with your child/children from the comfort of your home!

To participate visit www.d41.org/sciencenight on December 2 at 6 p.m. Use passcode 504294

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District Concerts Happening in December

The District 41 Music Department is happy to announce their list of December performances. All performances will take place in the Hadley Auditorium. This year you can watch the concerts in real time via livestream. See the web address below for the concerts you want to watch live.

Space is limited due to Covid restrictions. Each musician may invite two (2) guests. The concerts are not open to the public for in-person viewing. For more details regarding the Hadley concerts CLICK HERE

Hadley Concerts - www.d41.org/hadleyconcerts

Chorus (6th, 7th & 8th Grades & Combo)

Thursday, December 2 at 7 pm


Orchestra (6th, 7th & 8th Grades)

Friday, December 3, 2021

6th Grade Orchestra - 6 pm

7th Grade Orchestra - 7 pm

8th Grade Orchestra - 8 pm


7th Grade Bands: Periods 1 and 2

Tuesday, December 7 at 6:15 pm


8th Grade Bands: Periods 5 and 8

Tuesday, December 7 at 7:45 pm


6th Grade Bands: Periods 6 and 10

Thursday, December 9 at 7:45 pm


Jazz Band (7th & 8th Grade)

Monday, December 13 at 6:15 pm

Elementary Concerts - www.d41.org/elementaryconcerts

Churchill & Lincoln 5th Grade Orchestra Concert

December 6 at 7:30pm

Forest Glen & Franklin 5th Grade Orchestra Concert

December 8 at 7:30pm


Forest Glen and Churchill Combined 5th Grade Band Winter Concert
Dec 9, 6 PM

Lincoln 5th Grade Band Winter Concert
Dec 14, 5:45 PM

Franklin 5th Grade Band Winter Concert
Dec 14, 7:15 PM

Hadley Builders Club Food Drive

The Hadley Builders Club Food Drive collected over 1,000 items which will be donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. The Builders Club and Hadley staff thank everyone for participating in this program to support those in need.

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Vaccination Information

The DuPage County Health Department is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11. Click here to register and you will be notified via email for an appointment. DCHD recommends residents interested in pediatric or adult COVID-19 vaccinations visit www.vaccines.gov to find the earliest available appointment nearest to your home. Additional vaccination opportunities for individuals aged 12+ are also available from DCHD at the Central Office in Wheaton on Thursdays from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Please register here and you will be notified via email with instructions on how to schedule your appointment.

‘Resiliency in Our Children’ Live Stream Event

The DuPage Regional Office of Education and Dr. Melissa Sadin invite the public to join

them for a live-streamed event as they share the impact social distancing and social isolation

had on students, parents, and teachers. Dr. Sadin, an expert on developmental trauma,

will explain the impact of the pandemic on children. She will also discuss how it may have

affected you. Specific strategies for supporting your children and healing from the pandemic will be provided. Participants will leave this engaging session with hope for a brighter future.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

Available via Live stream CLICK HERE

To register CLICK HERE. More details HERE

If you have questions or need assistance with registration, call 630-407-6080.