District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

September 11, 2019

Today District 41 remembers all who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

"If you want to change the world, go home & love your family." -Mother Teresa

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SIP DAY September 13 - 11:30 am Dismissal

This Friday, Sept. 13, 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.

Board of Education Members Receive Recognition for Service

Congratulations to Board of Education President Dr. Robert Bruno and Board member Bruce Currie for being named Master Level Board Members by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). Dr. Bruno also received LeaderShop recognition. They will be honored at the IASB’s Fall Division Meeting in October.

Curriculum Night Schedule

The remaining schedule for Curriculum Nights in District 41:

Forest Glen

Sept. 11 - 3rd grade 6 p.m.

Sept. 11 - 4th grade 6:45 p.m.

Sept. 11 - 5th grade 7:30 p.m.


Sept. 12 - All grades 6:30-8:30 p.m.

There will also be a Glenbard West presentation for 8th grade parents from 5:45-6:15 p.m. at Hadley.

Brave for Benjamin Lemonade Stand this Sunday at Benjamin Franklin School

All are welcome to the 4th Brave for Benjamin Lemonade Stand this Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin School, 350 Bryant Ave., Glen Ellyn. Proceeds go to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.

Franklin School 5th grader Benjamin Burke was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. Benjamin developed a close friendship with Chicago Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, during his 3.5 years of treatment at Lurie Children’s Hospital. As a cancer survivor himself, Anthony provides inspiration on and off the field to many pediatric cancer families. The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation provides much needed direct financial support to families, along with funding the oncology child life specialists at Lurie. Over the last three years, the Burke Family has hosted a lemonade stand and blood drive for pediatric cancer awareness month to benefit the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation and have raised over $100,000!

To sign up for the blood drive, Click Here.

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Open Books Open Doors Program Offers Library Cards to District 41 Families

Recognizing the need to provide library card assistance to families and individuals with demonstrable economic hardship living in unincorporated areas, the Glen Ellyn Public Library created the Open Books Open Doors Program.

Open Books Open Doors is for low income families who live in unincorporated Glen Ellyn or in unincorporated towns other than Glen Ellyn who have a student attending school in District 41, District 89 or High School District 87 (Glenbard South or Glenbard West only). Criteria for qualifying for a card include having a child who participates in the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program through their school (verified by a school representative) or an Illinois LINK card (state issued food assistance).

The library has issued over 100 library cards since the creation of the program in 2002. To apply for this program, contact the Glen Ellyn Public Library or your school office. Click here for more information.

Sex Offender List Information

State law prohibits a sex offender from being present on school property or loitering within 500 feet of school property when persons under the age of 18 are present, unless the offender is a parent/guardian of a student attending the school and the parent/guardian is there for conference purposes and notifies the principal of his or her presence at the school, or has permission to be present from the board, superintendent, or superintendent’s designee. In all cases, the superintendent, or designee who is a certified employee, shall supervise a child sex offender whenever the offender is in a child’s vicinity. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Department maintains an online database of area sex offenders; parents are encouraged to check this site regularly. (4:170, 4:175, 4:175AP1)

Student Handbook

The 2019/2020 Student Handbook is a guide to all things District 41 and includes policies and procedures to help parents navigate school rules. Please review the handbook and be familiar with the information to ensure a great school year. Thank you for being our partners in education!