District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

December 7, 2022

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders

  • Board Meeting Announcements

  • Winter Weather and E-Learning

  • Hadley Robotics

  • Keep Kids Warm

  • Veterans Supply Drive

  • We Are Hiring!

  • Hadley Orchestra

  • Hadley Winter Concert Schedule

  • GPS Programs

Calendar Reminders

  • Monday, December 12 | Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting at Hadley | 6:30 pm
  • > Board Calendar
  • Friday, December 16 - SIP Day
  • December 19 through Monday, January 2 - Winter Break

Board Meeting Announcements

Regular Board of Education meeting dates are 1) posted on the District 41 website, 2) posted with print copies of the agendas at each District 41 building/school at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, and 3) now going to be shared in these District Digest newsletters. Separate email announcements will not be sent on the weekend prior to a Board meeting. Agendas are posted on the Board meeting agendas page on the district website HERE and viewable via live-stream here on the day of the meeting.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held this coming Monday, December 12, 6:30 p.m. at Hadley Junior High School. The meeting will begin with a public hearing on the FY 2022 Levy. The regular portion of the meeting will immediately follow.

Winter Weather and E-Learning Days

Every winter, District schools face the possibility of school building closures due to inclement weather. In order to be prepared for this possibility, please note the following:

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


E-LEARNING DAYS: A decision about e-learning due to weather would be communicated to students and families that day as well. During e-learning students will follow their daily schedule corresponding to the day of the week the emergency day falls on. Students will be provided access to the Google Classroom from the teachers they were assigned to see on the missed day from multiple subject areas that equate to no more than 5 hours of participation. Core teachers will either livestream or provide recorded video of the lesson in Google Classroom. Specials teachers will provide an assignment for the students that day. Information about e-learning will come directly from the teachers to the students and parents.

Hadley Robotics Win 2nd Place in their First Lego League

The Hadley Lego Robotics team competed at the First Lego League (FLL) Qualifier this past weekend at Naperville North High School. The team had a blast and received the 2nd Place Innovation Project Award for their research and idea to create a lithium battery fire safety warning label on all lithium battery charging cords. Student winners include Brennan A., Nathan B., Hafi C., Long H., Kole J., Melanie M., Rashaad M., Keira R., Elizabeth R., and Zach Y.t. A big thank you to coaches Matt Bruns and Kelly Johnson.

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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!

Veterans Supply Drive at Hadley

As part of the 7th grade social studies unit on Engaged Citizenship, students did research then campaigned for different organizations that support veterans. The organization selected by the students is the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans located in Wheaton. You can learn more about the organization at www.helpaveteran.org. Hadley will be running a supplies drive to help donate some much needed supplies to this very generous organization. To see the list of needed supplies provided by the shelter CLICK HERE. Supplies will be collected until Tuesday, December 13, and can be brought to any Hadley social studies teacher in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

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.

Winter Hadley Orchestra Concert

The Hadley Orchestra students performed their Winter Orchestra Concert on December 1st. The 6th Grade Orchestra performed "Maiden's Rescue" by Jeremy Woolstenhulme, "D-Tour" by Todd Parrish and an arrangement of "Jingle Bells" with a special surprise guest artist from the audience.

The 7th Grade Orchestra performed two exciting selections named "Hiawatha" by Soon He Newbold and Disney's "Let It Go" words and music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez arranged by Robert Longfield with guest performers artists, Dr. Lee Joiner from Wheaton College and Mr. Tom Tedrahn professional percussionist. Our guest performing artists were generously sponsored by the DuPage Foundation.

The Hadley String Orchestra performed three pieces entitled "Ukrainian Folk Songs" arranged by Sandra Dackow, "Sahara Crossing" by Richard Meyer and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" words and music by Rod Temperton arranged by Robert Longfield. Mr. Tom Tedrahn accompanied on drum set and Mrs. Cathy Hlavacek accompanied on piano.

A String Wars play off took place with the "professor," and the students called the "Treble Makers" to an American Fiddle Tune named "Boil Em Cabbage Down." A Grand Finale took place at the end of the performance with all 7th and 8th graders combined. Thank you to our guest artists, parents, and orchestra students for all their hard work and support!

Check out the remaining 2022 District 41 Music Winter Concerts! All shows at Hadley.

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Glenbard Parent Series Offerings

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Cultivating Genius and Joy: A Framework to Ensure All Children Thrive

Thu, Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your Choice: Prevention Education with Dean Jeske
Tue, Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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