District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 25, 2020
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Save the Date -- Community Engagement on Inclusion, March 4

The District 41 community is welcome to attend “5 things Every D41 Parent Should Know about our Inclusive Practices” presented by international inclusion expert Dr. Julie Causton on March 4, 6:30 p.m. at the District 41 Central Services Office, 793 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn.

Dr. Causton has provided professional development and community engagement in District 41 for the past two years. This event will provide an opportunity for the community to engage in a discussion about how we have embraced inclusion in District 41. We will talk about the specific inclusive practices we strive to employ every day in our schools.

School Perceptions Parent Survey

Please take the time to respond to a survey emailed to parents by School Perceptions. School Perceptions is an independent educational research firm that has conducted these surveys for District 41 every other year since 2014. Having a third party conduct the survey ensures that all responses are kept confidential.

The survey will be open from February 25 through March 16 at 5 p.m. To view the results from the survey conducted in 2018, click here.

Thank you!

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Substitute Spotlight - Leah King

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. (pictured l-to-r Marci Conlin, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Leah King)

This month we celebrate Leah King. One nominator shared that “Leah King can always be counted on to follow the teacher's plans, and to adapt them as necessary. I love when she is a sub in one of my co-teaching rooms because I know that she will do her job very well so that I can continue with my normal co-teaching duties and monitor the students on my caseload!”

How long have you subbed for District 41?
Almost 4 years
What attracted you to become a substitute at Glen Ellyn School District 41?
I was a middle school teacher in Elmhurst. I find it a challenging and fascinating age group. My 2 children attend/attended Hadley and knew that I would be working with good people.
What do you enjoy most about substituting in our district?
I think the secret to staying young is being around children. I find the creativity of the children to be inspiring and I really enjoy being a part of it.
What or who inspires you?
I would have to say my kids. I am constantly amazed by what they know at their age because of their great education at Hadley. I would also have to say the students. To see them grow is is really inspiring.
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of substituting?
I love reading, traveling and I enjoy cooking. I love the people who work here. The staff is so friendly. The teachers are on their A game. It is truly a pleasure to work here.

District 41 Preschool Registration Begins March 2

District 41 Preschool Registration will take place March 2 - 6. Spots are limited. Registering early is advised. If your child is currently in the District 41 preschool program, your child will automatically have a spot for next year within the program. Parents can register current students online through Skyward Family Access.

If you are registering a new student, parents must complete the following forms:

1. Ages and Stages Questionnaire

2. PreK Parent Information Form

3. Home Language Survey

All three of these forms can be found on our website (here). Once the forms are received, parents will be contacted by the preschool coordinator.

For more information or assistance with registration, please contact Preschool Parent Teacher Coordinator Mayra Rojas at mrojas@d41.org or 630-534-7466.

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Glenbard Parent Series Film Screening Hosted by District 41 On March 4

The Documentary Film Screening with Amanda Lukoff, Director The R Word: A Documentary Film About the Power of Words and Love, will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 9:30 a.m. at the District 41 Central Services Office 793, N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn. Amanda Lukoff will showcase her film and lead a discussion specifically targeting parents, caregivers, and teachers of children ages 3 to 8. For more information, click here.

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New District 41 App - Download Today!

Download the new District 41 app today and get menus, news, events, and alerts. Download the app on Android or iPhone

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The app does not replace the more detailed content of the website. It provides the most searched for information in one easy app.

Click Here for a video with details.