Welcome to the District Digest for Glen Ellyn School District 41. This email will be sent to you periodically and will include district happenings and updates.

Spring Forward!
Don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour this weekend.

Registration Continues 

Registration is open for all students. Registration packets will not be mailed. Click here for registration information. If you need assistance, evening registration help will be provided at the following dates/times/locations:

  • Abraham Lincoln - Tuesday, March 10  5:30 - 7pm
  • Benjamin Franklin - Wednesday, March 11 5:30 - 7pm
  • Churchill - Tuesday, March 10  5:30 - 7pm
  • Forest Glen - Wednesday, March 11  5:30 - 7pm
  • Hadley Jr. High School - Monday, March 9  5:30 - 7pm

  • If you need in-person assistance and are unable to attend an evening session, please contact your school and they will be happy to make an appointment for you to come in for help.

    Please register by March 20.

    Coffee and Conversation with the Board of Education

    croissant2.jpgStop by Glen Oak Restaurant in Glen Ellyn this Saturday, March 7 between 8:30 and 10 a.m. for the District 41 Board of Education Coffee and Conversations. Board members will be there to informally chat and answer your questions. Please attend and bring friends!

    The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the District 41 Central Services Office. The meeting is open to the public.

    Your Input is Essential - Please Take the 5Essentials Survey!

    Calling all parents - We want to hear from you! Please take the 5Essentials survey and let us know about your experiences with our schools. The survey closes on March 20.

    To take the survey please CLICK HERE and select the PARENT survey to begin.

    On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, UChicago Impact administers the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is based on the Five Essentials for School Success, an evidence-based framework developed by the University of Chicago. This framework identifies how school performance on five factors or "essentials" can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

    The 5Essentials are:
    • Effective Leaders
    • Collaborative Teachers
    • Involved Families
    • Supportive Environment
    • Ambitious Instruction
    For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org . If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu

    School and Community Safety Fair

    The PTA Council Safety Fair will be held this Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Hadley Junior High, 240 Hawthorne Ave, Glen Ellyn. The event was featured in the Daily Herald HERE

    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Vendor Fair and Interactive Activities- including home safety, fire safety, self-defense, community safety, bike safety and first aid.

    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Informal Coffee and Conversation with Glen Ellyn Deputy Police Chief Holmer, Wheaton Police Officer Kathy Sommerfield and D41 Building and Grounds Director Dave Scarmardo - School and Community Safety.

    10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (sessions repeat)
    Breakout Sessions for parents:
    "Adolescent Survival" presented by Liz Repking from CybersafetyConsulting.com, Child Psychologist Amanda Scanlon, Licensed Psychologist Chad Alcorn and Hadley Counselors: Kyle Sieck and Emmah Welsh.

    "Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions and Spinal Injuries" presented by Dr. James Elliott and Dr. Andrew Chenelle.

    Thank you to all of the partners who are making this event possible!

    Glen Ellyn School District 41

    School Nurse Nancy Connolly

     Hadley Counselors Kyle Seick and Emmah Welsh

    Glen Ellyn Park District

    Glen Ellyn Police Department

    Glen Ellyn Fire Department

    Glen Ellyn Library

    Wheaton Police Department

    Safe Spot

    Glenbard Parent Series & C.A.R.E.S


    Lincoln Cub Scout Pack 52

    Ben Franklin Cub Scout Pack 158

    Whole Foods

    Yong In USA Martial Arts

    Cyber Safety Consulting

    Dr. James Elliott

    Dr. Chenelle (CDH)

    Amanda Scanlon (LCPC)

    Chad Alcorn (Licensed Psychologist)

    Dunkin Donuts



    Element Bike Shop


    For more information, please contact Kristin Massey @ ptakristin@gmail.com or

    Susan Lange @ susan_p_lange@hotmail.com.

    PARCC Starts Next Week

    Students in 3rd through 8th grades in District 41 will be taking the PARCC assessment throughout the month of March, beginning on March 9, 2015. As a reminder, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is the new state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district.

    In place of the ISATs, PARCC assesses the New Illinois Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. The PARCC assessment differs from the ISATs in the fact that it is a computer-based test, and paper options will not be available to District 41 students.

    District 41 has created this webpage to provide more information about PARCC. If you have any questions regarding the assessments and/or the schedules above, please call your school office.

    Shrek at Hadley

    Don't miss Shrek the Musical Jr. at Hadley Junior High next weekend, March 13, 14, 15.