Open Office Hours with Superintendent Gordon
"Supt. and Sandwiches"
It is important that we continue to hear what parents believe are the district's strengths and where we are having challenges. Superintendent Paul Gordon will host Supt. and Sandwiches (the evening version of Donuts with Dr. Gordon) on the below dates and times at each of the District 41 schools. If you are not able to attend at your home school, all are welcome to attend at another date and location.

All of the below open office hours will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

April 4 - Abraham Lincoln School
April 7 - Benjamin Franklin School
April 14 - Hadley Junior High School
April 18 - Churchill School
April 27 - Forest Glen School

Educator of the Year Honored at Board of Education Meeting

Benjamin Franklin School teacher Wayne Wittenberg was selected as the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce District 41 Educator of the Year and was featured in the Daily Herald - Click Here.

The Board of Education honored him this Monday, March 21 at the regular meeting. Assistant Principal Jeff Burke spoke about Mr. Wittenberg's 29 years as a teacher at Benjamin Franklin and others commented on his exemplary service to District 41. Mr. Wittenberg will retire from District 41 at the end of this school year.

Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Wittenberg!

New Churchill Classrooms Opened 

The last of the classrooms built across the district to replace the elementary school portable classrooms opened at Churchill School last week. The portables are now empty and will be removed at the end of April. Over the past year and a half the district has seen 21 new classrooms built to replace the portables. Ten portable classrooms remain at Hadley Junior High School. A Community Facilities Task Force has been studying all district facilities and will recommend next steps to the Board of Education to address the removal of portables at Hadley, gain space to support full-day kindergarten, and to address deficiencies at all schools.

Board Coffee and Conversation
The final Board of Education Coffee and Conversation event for this school year is scheduled on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Glen Oak Restaurant in Glen Ellyn. Two Board members attend and talk informally with community members. The Board wants to hear from you and answer your questions. 

All are welcome!


District 41 and the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Present Parenting Classes 

This program is for you if you are a parent who would like to:
  • better understand yourself and your child.
  • understand your beliefs and feelings while parenting.
  • know how to encourage your child (and yourself).
  • know how to listen and talk to your child.
  • learn how to help children cooperate.
  • use discipline techniques that make sense.
  • choose your own parenting approach.

To reserve your spot, call/email Carol Montgomery-Fate at (630) 534­-7662 ­or  For any other questions regarding the program contact Katie McCluskey at (630) 534-7206. This class is based on the STEP method (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)­­ and is practical, easy to understand, and applicable to all types of relationships. Class is limited to 20 participants. Classes will take place every Tuesday in April and May, Central Services Office (CSO), 5:45 - 7:15 p.m., 793 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. All District 41 parents are welcome to participate!

Musical Mayhem Survey

Thanks to all who participated and attended the Music Education Foundation (MEF) Musical Mayhem at Hadley Junior High this year. The MEF Board has developed a survey to gain feedback this year about the event.

Click Here for the survey. Thank you!