District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 16, 2022

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders

  • Veterans Day

  • Board Member Appreciation

  • Winter Weather

  • Keep Kids Warm

  • GE Historical Society

  • Hadley Winter Concert Schedule

  • GPS Program in Spanish

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, November 18 - SIP Day
  • November 21 to 25 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

Veterans Day Honored in District 41

Students across the district welcomed and honored veterans on November 11 to say thank you on Veterans Day. The veterans shared stories of their time in the service and students sang to them and celebrated them. Students learned a lot and all veterans were honored. Watch a short video of the day's activities below:
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Board Member Appreciation

November 15 was School Board Members Day in Illinois. Thank you to the District 41 Board of Education!

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Winter Weather Communications

Every winter District 41 schools face the possibility of school building closures due to inclement weather. In the event that schools need to close for the day, District 41 will communicate the weather-related closure to families and staff as early as possible. If you need to update your contact information in Skyward CLICK HERE.

School closures due to weather will be communicated in the following ways:

Email, robo call and text message (To sign up, CLICK HERE)

D41 Website and D41 app (Android or iPhone)

Facebook and Twitter


Help Keep Kids Warm this Winter

D41 PTA Council's Community Outreach is lucky to be able to provide NEW winter outerwear through a partnership with Supplies 4 Success and Karen’s Closet to students identified by the school social workers. Help stock up for winter by shopping their Amazon Wish List HERE.

Prefer to just make a donation? You can make a monetary donation to Supplies 4 Success HERE To learn more about Supplies 4 Success, click HERE

Thank you to all who donate to help keep all kids warm this winter season!

GE Historical Society Visits D41 3rd Graders

History came alive in 3rd grade classrooms at all four of our elementary schools this fall as volunteers from the Glen Ellyn Historical Society brought the students back in time with interactive, in-school presentations. As part of a social studies unit about "School Then vs. Now," the third graders explored similarities and differences in the lives of children growing up in the early days of Glen Ellyn's history with their own experiences. They also had an opportunity to interact with historical artifacts, meet with presenters in period costumes, and generate questions about daily life in the 1800's.
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Hadley December Band/Orchestra Concert Schedule!

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GPS Program in Spanish - Teen Anxiety, Depression and Motivation

The Glenbard Bilingual Parent Advisory Council and Glenbard Parent Series (GPS): Navigating Healthy Families will present Fostering Motivation and Resilience to Achieve with psychologist Ferney Ramirez at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov 17, at Glenbard East High School,1014 S Main St, Lombard. This program will be presented in Spanish only.

For further information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Luz Luna at luz_luna@glenbard.org or Assistant Director for Student Services, English Learners and Equity, Susanna Melón at 630-469-9100 Ext. 5167 or susanna_melon@glenbard.org.


Dr. Kelly McGonigal with Katie Hurley | Nurturing the Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope and Courage

Wed, Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm


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