District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 17, 2022

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • K Registration
  • 5Essentials
  • Educator of the Year
  • Family Science Night
  • Spelling Bee
  • Big Brother Big Sister
  • GPS Series

Calendar Reminders

February 18th is a SIP Day

Tomorrow, Friday, February 18, 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 February 18 SIP Day, AM Pre-K students WILL NOT attend school. PM Pre-K WILL have school on February 18 at Forest Glen from 12:45 p.m - 3:15 p.m. For the full list of 2021-22 SIP Day dates and the Pre-K SIP Day attendance times calendar CLICK HERE.

February 21 is Presidents’ Day
Next Monday, February 21 is Presidents’ Day. All District 41 schools will be closed for the holiday.

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.

Kindergarten Registration Opens February 23

The District 41 online Kindergarten registration process for the 2022-2023 school year opens on February 23. We ask that you enroll and register your student by Thursday, March 24, to ensure you will be included in future communications for the 2022-23 school year.

PLEASE NOTE: Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022 to register.
CLICK HERE for the Registration web page

5Essentials Parent Survey - We Want to Hear from You!

All parents are encouraged to participate in a brief survey to help District 41 gather valuable data to inform school improvement. The Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey is administered annually by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Click here to take the survey and choose “Parent Survey.” The deadline is March 11.

Each school needs at least 20 percent parent participation for a data report to be provided for the school. Thank you in advance for your participation. Your feedback is very much appreciated!

For questions regarding the survey, please call Department of Wellness at (217) 782-5270 or email 5Essentials@isbe.net​.​​​​​​​​​

Big picture

D41 Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Benjamin Franklin 2nd Grade teacher Mrs. Lynn Rumel for being named the 2022 Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce District 41 Educator of the Year. Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski surprised her with the news at school. CLICK HERE to see Mrs. Rumel as she found out the news!
Lynn will be honored at the Glen Ellyn Community Awards on March 1.

Family Science Engagement Night

Space Science

D41 will be hosting its second district-wide virtual K-5 Family Science Engagement Night featuring space science. Our Space Science night will be held February 24th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. PBL Coach, Nick Papineau, will be hosting a night where staff from the Challenger Education Center in Woodstock, IL will be talking about different aspects of space science from meteors to mars rovers. There will be activities you can do at home to enter a drawing for an engineering and building prize. Register by clicking the link below and putting in your information. After you register please review the list of materials that you can have at home to do some of the activities.

CLICK HERE to register!

Big picture

Hadley Spelling Bee

Hadley Digital Media Specialist Mr. Chris Abbott hosted the annual Hadley Spelling Bee last week. Congratulations to our Hadley Spelling Bee winners and participants. “The spellers were very well-prepared, and almost 200 words were spelled correctly!” said Mr. Abbott. Thank you to Assistant Principal Amanda Connell who served as the official pronouncer.

Pictured below:

(From left to right) Hadley Bee champion: Nicholas M, 6th Grade Bee Champion: Simon E, 8th Grade Champion: Yahya S, 7th Grade Champion: Raheem M.

Big picture

Big Brother Big Sister at Forest Glen

Digital Media Specialist Marcie Callicoat hosted a 'Big Brother, Big Sister' event in the Forest Glen Library Media Center. The event was centered around Valentine's Day. Students attending the Early Childhood Program were united with their older (K-5) siblings who also attend school at Forest Glen. The "Bigs" picked up the "Littles" for the event. “There was a cuteness overload in the hallways while they hugged, held hands, and walked together down the hallways,” said Mrs. Callicoat. The siblings spent time reading Valentine books, playing games, and they also posed for a photo to bring home to their families.
Big picture

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Ana Mandujano, YWCA Educator

Thu, Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm

Relaciones Actuales entre Adolescentes/Teen Relationships Today

Javier Sanchez

Thu, Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST

Helping Students Learn to Live Above the Circumstances and Move from Inspiration to Action to Outcomes

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE

Big picture