District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

District 41 wishes everyone a happy, healthy and safe winter break! Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2018

Winter Break Reminder

Winter Break officially begins on Monday, December 24 and school will resume on Monday, January 7.

Holiday Sharing

The 14th Annual PTA Council Holiday Sharing program was a success! This year the program provided gifts and grocery gift cards to approximately 600 children in need. Thank you to all of our district partners including the Glen Ellyn Juniors Women's Club, Glendale Heights Police Department, CCW of St. Petronille's, Churchill's Operation Christmas, and D41 PTA Community Outreach. A special thank you to D41 parents Karen Winter and Therese Crawford as well as Board of Education member Erica Nelson!


District 41 relies on parent feedback when planning for the future. Please share your thoughts through the annual 5Essentials survey. Click Here to take the survey! Each school needs 20 percent of parents to participate in order to receive a results report.Thank you to all who already took the time to complete the survey!

Coffee and Conversation with the Board of Education - January 15

Engage Board of Education members in conversation on Tuesday, January 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln School. All members of the District 41 community are invited to this opportunity to engage with Board members. Save the date!

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Hadley Wrestling Team Honors the Late Terry Finnerty

Hadley staff member Terry Finnerty was a fixture in the Hadley front office for many years. Last summer, Terry passed away unexpectedly and she continues to be missed by the Hadley community. Over the years Terry served as the unofficial official scorekeeper for the Hadley Wrestlers. To honor her memory, Coach Charlie McCluskey had TF put on the left shoulder of the wrestler sweatshirts as a tribute to Terry. "Terry loved Hadley students," said Coach McCluskey. "She came to cheer them on at home wrestling meets, and took on the difficult task of operating the scoreboard. She did it effortlessly, and was a tremendous support to our program. We miss her!"

Earlier this week, the team surprised Terry's husband by presenting him with a sweatshirt for him and their two kids. Pictured is the team in their sweatshirts, Mr. Finnerty, and a photo of Terry in her memory.
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Art Teacher Presents at Illinois Art Education Association Conference

Elementary art teacher Linda Anderson presented “Raising the Arts to New Standards" at the 2018 Illinois Art Education Association Conference in Normal, on November 9. In a letter from the IAEA President Theresa McGee, “ Her presentation was both timely and relevant as Illinois is only one of two states to include fine arts as an indicator in the state ESSA plan. It is individuals like Linda that elevate the profession through their dedication to art education.” Congratulations, Ms. Anderson! Well done.
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