District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 3, 2019

Kindergarten Round Up

Attention Kindergarten 2019-20 families! Kindergarten Round Up happens Thursday, May 9, at all D41 elementary schools.

Round Up times & phone info:

Abraham Lincoln - 6:30 p.m. -- Ph: 790-6475

Ben Franklin - 6:30 p.m. -- Ph: 790-6480

Churchill - 6:30 p.m. -- Ph: 790-6485

Forest Glen - 6 p.m. -- Ph: 790-6490

Note: All Kindergarten families must prove residency as part of the enrollment process. If you have not yet provided residency documents, please come a few minutes early to complete a residency affidavit and provide these documents. Call your student's school if you need more information on which documents are acceptable.

Hadley Graduation

The Hadley Jr. High School 8th Grade Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 6, at the Glenbard West Biester Gym, 670 Crescent Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Graduates should report to the Glenbard West field house between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and all guests must have a ticket. For all details and ticket info CLICK HERE.

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5th Grade Mixer

Attention all District 41 5th graders! Come for a night of music, dancing, games, food, and meeting old friends and new at the 11th Annual 5th Grade Mixer at Churchill.

WHO: For ALL D41 5th grade students at Ben Franklin, Churchill, Forest Glen, and Lincoln

WHERE: Churchill Gym

WHEN: Friday, May 3 (6:30-8:30)

COST: $10 admission (includes photo booth) and one canned good to donate to the food pantry.

Buy your tickets to the 5th Grade Mixer HERE

Senior Welcome Back Nights

All District 41 elementary schools invite the Glenbard West High School Class of 2019 back to where it all began. The high school seniors are invited to attend a reception honoring their time in elementary school. They will have the opportunity to spend time with elementary school classmates and teachers, see how much the school has changed (no more portables!!) and see how much has stayed the same.

Parents are welcome to attend and shed some tears. For more info, contact the school directly.

  • Abraham Lincoln - May 15, 3 p.m.

  • Benjamin Franklin - May 28, 4 p.m.

  • Churchill - May 8, 4 p.m.

  • Forest Glen - May 29, 4 p.m.

Hadley String Orchestra Receives Highest State Honor

The Hadley String Orchestra, under the direction of Ms. Georgia Alemis, received the highest scores in the state at the Illinois Grade School Music Association Organization State Festival on April 27 in Northbrook. The orchestra received three perfect 7’s from three different judges. They received a Superior Rating with High Honors. This is the highest honor a junior high orchestra can receive and Hadley was the only orchestra in the state to receive this distinction for 2019. Solos were performed by Francesca Di Domenico on violin and Sean Jayme on cello.

Congratulations, Hadley String Orchestra!

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Car Seat Safety Check - FREE for the Community!

The Glen Ellyn Police Department and Illinois State Police will host a FREE car seat safety check at Churchill School. Come and have your car seat checked by a Certified Car Seat Technician on Wednesday, May 22 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Churchill School, 240 Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn. Questions about types of seats and recalls will be answered! Please join us.
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Forest Glen Partners With Nicor and ComED

Ms. Montgomery and Ms. Magrini’s class teamed up with ComEd & Nicor to participate in their Super Savers Program. This program is designed to teach students the value of energy and water. Each student received their own kit that included items like sink aerators, a high efficiency shower head, a few LED light-bulbs, and some activities to help reduce the amount of energy and water they use in their home.
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5th Grade Orchestra Concerts

Congratulations to the 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra students from our four elementary schools on their Spring Concerts at Ben Franklin last week. A fun feature of the show was the "Name That Tune Game" where the students played two measures of a song and audience members had to guess. "Their progress, growth, and perseverance this year has been outstanding. Wonderful accomplishments by all!" said Orchestra Director Mrs. Rita Feuerborn.

Hadley Students Compete in Water Tower Building Competition

This year, 20 Hadley students competed locally in the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Tower Competition. The science-oriented competition requires students to design and build a water tower with specific size and height requirements. The student models are judged on cost, hydraulic and structural efficiency, design ingenuity and interview presentation. May A. won second place, Sebastian P., Jack M., Luke W., and Sam S. won third. They then competed at the state level on April 27. At State, Sebastian and Jack won 2nd place and Sam won third place. Congratulations to all competitors!
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Lincoln Well Project To Help Those in Africa

Abraham Lincoln students will host "A Long Walk to Water Experience" Charity Walk at Lincoln School on May 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. The event supports student efforts to help build a well for an African village. The walk will represent how far children in Africa must walk to obtain clean water. Through various in-school activities like bracelet sales and read-a-thons, Lincoln students have been raising awareness and money this school year. For more information CLICK HERE.
Great job Lincoln students!
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