District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

December 21, 2022

In this issue…

  • Winter Break Calendar

  • Board Meetings in January

  • New Preordering Process for Lunch

  • Students New to US Get into the Holiday Spirit

  • Orchestra Visits West for Joint Rehearsal

  • 7th Grade Support Homeless Veterans

  • 6th Grade Makes Blankets for Families

  • Chicago Sinfonietta at Hadley

  • We Are Hiring!

  • GPS Offerings

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Winter Break Calendar

All District 41 schools are closed from December 19 through January 2 for Winter Break. School will resume on Tuesday, January 3. The District 41 Central Services Office will be closed Friday, December 23 through Friday, December 30 and will reopen on Monday, January 2 at 8 a.m. District 41 wishes everyone a wonderful Winter Break!

Board of Education Meetings Coming Up in January

Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Committee of the Whole Meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Hadley

Thursday, January 5, 2023, Special Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Central Services Office

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Regular Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Hadley
View Board meeting agendas HERE | Watch live and recorded Board meetings HERE

PreOrder Required for Lunches in the New Year

After winter break, effective January 9th, District 41’s food service partner Quest will require preorders for all elementary school lunches. The preordering process will allow Quest to better provide the accurate number of lunches to each school building. This process is required for all elementary students including families who have approved fee waivers.

The first round of preorders will need to be completed by midnight on January 5th for lunches during the following week starting on January 9th.

Preordering will be through an app/website called MyMealOrder.com (MMO). In order to get started with MMO you must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Go to mymealorder.com to login Click here

Step 2: Click here for instructions on how to locate your student’s ID. You will need your child’s school ID number to set up myMealOrder.

Step 3: Place your order by midnight on Thursday night for the following week.

Click Here for step by step instructions and screenshots of the process to preorder. (clic para espanol)

If you miss the preorder window and your child doesn’t have lunch from home, your child will be served a Sunbutter sandwich along with a snack and drink. The menus will be up in advance and families may preorder for more than one week at a time.

Please note, the above process is being used solely to collect lunch orders. The charges related to your orders will be automatically transferred to your PushCoin account and applied against your existing balance.

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District 41 Students New to the United States Get into the Holiday Spirit

Students new to the USA spent time assembling, designing, and decorating mini gingerbread houses!

8th Grade Orchestra Visited Glenbard West for Joint Rehearsal Program

The 8th grade orchestra visited Glenbard West High School for a joint rehearsal and luncheon. Students learned about the orchestra program at West and performed with other advanced high school orchestra students. Thank you to Glenbard West Orchestra Director, Mr. Bill Ortega, for organizing this special event!

Hadley 7th Graders Support Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

This holiday season Hadley 7th graders chose to help out the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. Students created posters to promote the supply drive, collected items in classrooms then delivered all of the goods directly to the shelter. Students also got a tour of the facility. Thank you to 7th Grade Social Studies teacher Brian Leadaman for leading this effort. Great job, students! www.helpaveteran.org

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Hadley 6th Graders Made Blankets for Those in Need

Chicago Sinfonietta Trio Performs at Hadley Jr. High

The professional string trio of the Chicago Sinfonietta performed at Hadley Jr. High School on Thursday, December 14 for several classes of orchestra and band students. Mr. Paul Zafer ~ Violin, Ms. Becky Coffman ~Viola, and Ms. Ann Griffin ~Cello, performed a variety of string and holiday selections. This performance was generously sponsored by the DuPage Foundation. Thank you to the professional musicians and to the DuPage Foundation for offering this type of educational experience and inspiring our Hadley musicians.

Glen Ellyn School District 41 is Hiring!

Glen Ellyn School District 41 has openings for full and part time Special Education Aides at both the elementary and middle school level.The full time aide positions have benefits including paid dental and health insurance. Special Education Aides work with classroom teachers to support students, or a group of students with specific educational needs. You can learn more and apply for open positions by clicking here.

Glenbard Parent Series Offerings

Dr. Carla Naumburg
- You Are Not a Bad Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break

Thu, Jan 5, 2023 @ 7 pm - 8 pm
Click for more details

Michelle Garcia Winner
- Strategies to Foster Kids’ Social Skills

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Click for more details

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