Glen Ellyn School District 41
5ESSENTIALS PARENT SURVEY - WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!
District 41 relies on parent feedback when planning for the future. Please share your thoughts through the annual 5Essentials survey. The survey ends on February 14. Each school needs a response rate of at least 20% to receive a results report. Thank you for your participation! CLICK HERE to take the survey!
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SPOTLIGHT - MS. BRENDA HOLT
The substitute spotlight is a monthly recognition program that showcases one of our many great substitutes. The honored substitute is nominated by a staff member within the district and then randomly chosen to be featured in the spotlight each month.
This month we celebrate Brenda Holt, known to her students as BJ. The staff member who nominated Ms. Holt said, “BJ is always adapting to what her class needs. I have had the ability to see her bring classes to the library for whole class checkout or Digital Media and she always has them under control being polite and respectful. I feel she goes above and beyond to maintain behavior management of the class no matter what the age.”
In an interview with human resources, Ms. Holt responded to the following questions:
How long have you subbed for District 41?
5 1/2 Years
What attracted you to become a substitute at Glen Ellyn School District 41?
I have a friend who is a chemist who was also retired. He told me that substituting was one of the most rewarding positions he has ever had. I then applied to the district and the rest is history.
What do you enjoy most about substituting in our district?
Mostly I enjoy the kids, the teachers are outstanding. The lesson plans are often very good.
What or who inspires you?
People that are doing the job that inspires me. Colleen at Hadley gave us a tour of the building on our first day as a substitute. She is truly amazing and on top of what is current in the world. As well as the teacher Mr. King, he provides me support in my substitute career. Amongst numerous others employed here at D41! It is really a good place to work.
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of substituting?
I have taught Sunday School for the last 30 years. I enjoy cooking and I enjoy playing words with friends.
Pictured (L-R) Ms. Holt and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Marci Conlin.
KINDNESS CREW AT HADLEY JUNIOR HIGH
View the video below to learn more!
D41 WINTER CONCERT SCHEDULE
Get in the holiday spirit by attending one of the upcoming winter orchestra, band or chorus concerts. No tickets required!
5TH GRADE ORCHESTRAS CONCERT - LINCOLN & FRANKLIN
Monday, December 9, 7:30pm - at Ben Franklin Gym
5TH GRADE ORCHESTRAS CONCERT - CHURCHILL & FOREST GLEN
Wednesday, December 11, 7:30pm - at Ben Franklin Gym
NOTE: All band concerts held at the Hadley Junior High School Auditorium.
5TH GRADE BEGINNING BANDS CONCERT - LINCOLN and FRANKLIN
Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.
5TH GRADE BEGINNING BANDS CONCERT - CHURCHILL AND FOREST GLEN
Tuesday, December 17, 6:00 p.m.
6TH GRADE BAND CONCERT
Tuesday, December 10, 6:15 p.m.
7TH GRADE BAND CONCERT
Tuesday, December 10, 7:45 p.m.
8TH GRADE BAND CONCERT
Thursday, December 12, 7:45 p.m.
GRADES 4-5 CHORUS CONCERT
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
LINCOLN STUDENTS VISIT BROOKDALE ASSISTED LIVING
Mrs. Everett's 5th grade Lincoln class visited seniors at Brookdale Assisted Living. As part of Project Give Back, the students did a turkey craft, played cards and solved some word games with the residents. Students will return to the senior center throughout the year and will also connect with them as pen pals. Great job, Lincoln students!