District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 22, 2019

Register for Next School Year by February 26

It is important and extremely helpful to the schools for all families to register now for next school year. Registration for incoming kindergartners and returning students is encouraged as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE to register. Please complete registration by February 26. Thank you for registering! If you have any questions you may call our District registrar at 630-534-7529.

Intelligent Lives Screening and Conversation with National Inclusion Expert

Don’t miss a special opportunity to engage in a community changing conversation! The film 'Intelligent Lives' will be shown on Monday, February 25, 6:30 p.m., at Hadley Junior High. All community members are invited as we learn about how all lives can be shaped and supported regardless of any disability. This film takes us through the lives of three incredible people who are living amazing lives because of their own potential and the people who have lifted them up. After the screening, International Inclusion Expert Dr. Julie Causton will guide a community conversation. For more information Click Here. Watch the movie trailer below:

Safety Session for Parents - February 28

District 41 and the Glen Ellyn Police Department will again host a special safety session for parents on Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m. at Hadley Junior High School. This is the second session offered to talk about new “Run.Hide.Fight” messaging and training that will take place in all District 41 schools. Please attend this important meeting to learn more and have a conversation about safety in schools.

Click here for an email message from Superintendent Gordon related to safety and the new “Run.Hide.Fight” training.
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'Seussical' Coming Soon To Hadley!

Hadley Theatre Arts proudly presents the musical 'Seussical' next weekend. The show as you know is based on children's stories created by Dr. Seuss including 'Horton Hears A Who!' and many others. Thank you to all the volunteers who are helping to make 'Seussical' a success!

Show Dates

Friday, March 1 -- 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 -- 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday March 3 -- 2:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets to 'Seussical' CLICK HERE. Tickets are $8.00

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Parent Engagement Series Begins For Preschool

The Preschool Parent Engagement Series kicked off last week with a session on "Managing Behavior with Routines." Parents and their preschoolers came to Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center to discuss behavioral challenges, and parents were able to take home strategies for building routines and managing those behaviors. D41 teachers also shared routines and strategies they use in the classroom. During the meeting, the kids got to engage in some fun activities. The next two meetings will be April 18 and May 10. Check out the latest PreK Newsletter HERE.

A Journey From Scotland to Glen Ellyn

Dave Johnston, husband of Hadley counselor Jessica Johnston, talked to 6th graders about "thinking outside the box" when it comes to a career. Mr. Johnston moved to Glen Ellyn from Glasgow, Scotland in 2005 to found Chicalba Bagpiping Services. A former civil engineer, Mr. Johnston talked about the importance of following your passion and using your education to help build a successful career that you love. Mr. Johnston concluded his presentation with a bagpipe performance for the students. Thank you, Mr. Johnston!

Hadley Students Create Abstract Art Using Math

Inspired by the famous work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, Mrs. Wasserman's and Ms. Jungnickel's 7th Grade algebra students created their own artwork on a coordinate grid. All curves, line segments, arcs, and shadings were produced through algebraic equations and inequalities. Students also had the opportunity to vote on their favorite artwork. Great job, Hadley 7th graders!