District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

December 8, 2021

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Winter Weather Communications
  • District 41 Concerts
  • Virtual Science Night
  • Vaccination Information
  • Rental Assistance
  • PreK Parent Program
  • Glenbard Parent Series

Calendar Reminders

December 17th - SIP Day

Next Friday, December 17th 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 will not attend school on SIP Days. For the December 17th SIP Day, AM Pre-K students WILL attend school 8:15 a.m - 10:45 a.m at Forest Glen. PM Pre-K WILL NOT attend school on December 17th. For the full list of 2021-22 SIP Day dates and the Pre-K SIP Day attendance times calendar CLICK HERE.

Winter Break Dates

District 41 Winter Break begins on Monday, December 20, and goes through Friday, December 31. All school buildings will be closed during this time. School will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022.

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 as well as the number of people quarantined in the district due to close contact with someone who has tested positive. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

Winter Weather Communications

Every winter District 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

Facebook and Twitter


PLEASE NOTE: A decision for e-learning due to weather would be communicated to students and families that day as well.

December Concerts

The District 41 Music Department December performances are ongoing. This year you can watch the concerts in real time via livestream. See the web address below for the concerts you want to watch live. For more details regarding the Hadley concerts CLICK HERE. Space is limited due to Covid restrictions. Each musician may invite 2 guests. The concerts are not open to the public for in-person viewing.

The remaining concerts are listed below. All performances will take place in the Hadley Auditorium.

Hadley Concerts - www.d41.org/hadleyconcerts
6th Grade Bands: Periods 6 and 10

Thursday, December 9 at 7:45 pm

Jazz Band (7th & 8th Grade)

Monday, December 13 at 6:15 pm

Elementary Concerts - www.d41.org/elementaryconcerts

Forest Glen & Franklin 5th Grade Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30pm

Forest Glen and Churchill Combined 5th Grade Band Winter Concert
Thursday, December 9, 6 PM

Lincoln 5th Grade Band Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 14, 5:45 PM

Franklin 5th Grade Band Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 14, 7:15 PM

Virtual Science Night A Success!

District 41 Problem-Based Learning Coach Nick Papineau hosted a virtual K-5 Family Science Engagement Night. Over 90 families participated! Mr. Papineau gave K-5 families and students a virtual tour of what science looks like in D41. The night featured information on science literacy and at-home skills, the facilitating of an engineering task for families, and a guest speaker from the Willowbrook Wildlife Center. Participants also submitted photos of their tower designs and there was a winner from Churchill 4th grade!

Stay tuned for information about an upcoming Family Science Engagement Night about Space to be scheduled soon.

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Vaccination Clinics for Kids 5-11

The DuPage County Health Department is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11. Click here to register and you will be notified via email for an appointment. DCHD recommends residents interested in pediatric or adult COVID-19 vaccinations visit www.vaccines.gov to find the earliest available appointment nearest to your home. Additional vaccination opportunities for individuals aged 12+ are also available from DCHD at the Central Office in Wheaton on Thursdays from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Please register here and you will be notified via email with instructions on how to schedule your appointment.

Illinois' new COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Open

The Illinois Housing Development Authority has opened a new federally funded round of assistance as of Monday, Dec. 6. If you are behind on rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $25,000 and 18 months of emergency rental payments. To learn more about how you can sign up for this program and whether you qualify for help, please visit www.illinoishousinghelp.org

District 41 Presents Toilet Training Toddlers with Carol Segal

Carol Segal is the founder of the Bambini Method. Carol has taken her two decades of experience as an educator and mentor, and created the Bambini Method to support parents on important developmental milestones including toilet training. Join us via Zoom at 5.30 p.m. on December 15, where Carol will share her tips and tricks to successful toilet training.

WHAT: Toilet Training Toddlers w/ Carol Segal
: Wednesday, December 15 from 5.30 - 6.30 p.m.


More details HERE

Visit www.bambinimethod.com

Glenbard Parent Series

Don't miss these upcoming Glenbard Parent Series programs.

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Wed, Jan 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cultivating Genius and Joy at Home to Ensure All Children Thrive

Amy Morin

Wed, Jan 19, 2022 @ Noon & 7 p.m.

13 Things Mentally Strong Kids Do


For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE
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