Glen Ellyn School District 41
Virtual Format for Hadley Graduation
The 8th Grade Hadley Junior High School Graduation will take place online on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. A link will be provided closer to the date of graduation. Thank you to the Graduation Planning Steering Committee of staff and parents for working to make this a unique and special experience for the students. Special surprises will be revealed for the students throughout the rest of the school year. Thank you for your understanding about this change in format during these challenging times.
Check out this special musical video created by Abraham Lincoln Music teacher Ms. Wendee Passini!
Cards Brought Smiles to Seniors
Thank you to all of the students who took the time to make cards for senior citizens in our community. The card drop boxes at the schools were full! Volunteers picked up the boxes and worked with Illinois State Representative Terra Costa Howard’s office to deliver them.
"Even though these past weeks have been tough, every day brings another reminder that our communities are filled with kind, thoughtful people, of every age. I want to thank the children of District 41, and their families, for filling our "Senior Smiles" boxes with beautiful handmade cards for older residents who are living in long term care facilities or who are isolated at home,” said Representative Terra Costa Howard. “I know these good wishes were much appreciated, and they truly did bring smiles to the faces of the seniors who received them."
Safe School Helpline
District 41 launched a new tool to help provide additional mental health support to students and parents. The Safe School Helpline is active and provides 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.
District 41 Foundation Supports Families in Need
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.
Tune in to our next Live Stream with Dr. Nancy Zarse
The DuPage Regional Office of Education and Glen Ellyn School District 41 invite everyone across our community to join us on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m. for Part 4 in a series of live streams with Dr. Nancy Zarse of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Zarse is an expert in the field of crisis and resilience and has worked on very high profile cases both nationally and internationally.
In Part 4 of this series, Dr. Zarse will focus on our educators with a presentation titled "Self-Care for Teachers and Staff" and will discuss how our educators can manage crisis in a healthy and constructive way. Together, we will learn how to focus on those things in our life that are in our control and how to harness the power of community to help us all thrive.District 41 Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski along with Dr. Darlene Ruscitti and Dr. Mike Robey of the DuPage ROE will join Dr. Zarse during this presentation.
Part 4 "Self-Care for Teachers and Staff" will live stream on May 6th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
You can access the live stream HERE
Watch all previous Dr. Zarse live streams at www.d41.org/zarsestreams
Thank you to the firm of Franczek P.C. for sponsoring this series.
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. If you are in need of a Chromebook please contact the Help Desk to set up an appointment.
Watch GPS Programs in a New Take 5 Format
NOTE: The next live GPS presentation is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Sep 16 with Dr. Lisa Damour. Get info here.