District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 28, 2022

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders

  • Community Engagement

  • Band Director Honored

  • Hadley Concert Season Begins

  • Spanish Summer Camp

  • D41 Kids Summer Theater

  • D41 Kids Offers Glenbard Gear

  • Olympian Visits Hadley

  • 5th Grade Mixer

  • Glen Ellyn Chamber Golf Outing

  • COVID Dashboard

Calendar Reminders

SIP Day, April 29
Tomorrow, April 29, is a scheduled SIP Day in District 41. On eight SIP Days throughout the year, students in 1st through 8th grade will have early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for building staff members to work on school improvement activities. Kindergarten students do not attend school on SIP Days. For the April 29 SIP Day, AM Pre-K students WILL NOT have school. PM Pre-K WILL have school at Forest Glen from 12:45 p.m - 3:15 p.m. For the full list of 2021-22 SIP Day dates and the Pre-K SIP Day attendance times calendar CLICK HERE.

Last Days of School

The District 41 Last Days of School was officially approved at the April 19, 2022 Board of Education Meeting.

  • Thursday, May 26, Last day for PreK and Kindergarten

  • Friday, May 27, Last day for Grades 1-8

  • Tuesday, May 31, Institute Day (no student attendance)

These days are always pending any emergency days that may occur prior to the end of the year.

Community Engagement Phase 2 Starting in May

The district, with consultants EOSullivan, has completed Phase 1 of the Community Engagement process. Phase 2 is starting in May with more data collection from the community as well as the development of some ways to solve our challenges for the future, including space issues.

All are invited to attend one of these Phase 2 sessions:

  • Saturday, May 14 -- 10 a.m. – Forest Glen School, 561 Elm Street, Glen Ellyn (combined with Second Saturday Board Coffee and Conversation session).

  • Wednesday, May 18 -- 6:30 p.m. – Hadley Junior High School, 240 Hawthorne Blvd, Glen Ellyn.

  • Tuesday, May 24 -- 6:30 p.m., Abraham Lincoln School, 380 Greenfield Avenue, Glen Ellyn

  • Thursday, May 26 -- 6:30 pm. – Virtual meeting (Click Here to register for this virtual session).

Please RSVP for one of the sessions listed above by CLICKING HERE so we know how many people to expect. We hope you are able to attend one of the public engagement sessions that will help determine the future of our schools. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Click Here for more information about the entire community engagement process.

Hadley Band Director Honored as Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator

Congratulations to Mrs. Samantha Tribley for being selected to join the Class of 2022 for the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Awards! This recognition program began in 1989 to recognize Excellence in the field of Music Education in the Chicago area. To be selected, an educator is nominated by one of their peers (other educators, mentors, etc.) and selected by a committee composed of previous winners. She will join an elite list of outstanding music educators who have been recognized with this award since 1989.

The entire "Class of 2022" Award winners are:

R. Scott Barnas-Washington JHS/Joliet

Jennifer Clark-Liberty JHS/New Lenox

Scott Gumina-Lisle HS

Michael Pavlik-York HS

Andy Sturgeon-Mundelein HS and

Samantha Tribley-Hadley JHS/Glen Ellyn

Congratulations to Mrs. Tribley!

Hadley Orchestra and Jazz Band Kicked Off the Spring Concert Season!

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Spanish Summer Camp Reminder

District 41 is excited to be able to offer Spanish Summer Camp again this year. Spanish Camp is scheduled for July 11-15, 2022 at Benjamin Franklin Elementary, 350 Bryant Ave. The camp is designed to provide practice in Spanish and develop knowledge about cultures of some Spanish-speaking countries. The camp will be open to current D41 elementary FLES and dual language students who are currently in grades K-5.

Registration flyers have been sent home with FLES and Dual Language students. If you would like more information, please reach out to Geri Adkins (gadkins@d41.org or 630.534.7340). For questions specific about camp, please contact Dr. Theresa Ulrich (tulrich@d41.org or 630.534.7251).

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D41 Kids Foundation News & Offers

D41 Alum and Olympian Ethan Cepuran Pays A Visit to Hadley

2022 Olympic Bronze Medalist Ethan Cepuran spoke to Hadley students, visited classrooms and caught up with Hadley staff this week. Thank you once again to Ethan and his family for their time and generosity. Congratulations and good luck in your future Olympic pursuits, Ethan!
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Register for the Fifth Grade Mixer

Calling all 5th graders. Register for the event now!

What: Fifth Grade Mixer
Friday, May 6th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where: Churchill Elementary School,

Buy Tickets HERE: https://www.churchillpta.org/services-community-programs/fifth-grade-gives-back-fggb/5th-grade-mixer/

Glen Ellyn Community Golf Outing

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce invites the District 41 community to participate in the Glen Ellyn Community Golf Outing on May 9 benefiting the Glen Ellyn Lions Club. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.