At the Monday, April 29th meeting, Theresa Ulrich, Director of Language Programs at D41 shared the district philosophy that all students are language learners. She shared program initiatives for ESL, FLES, and Dual Language students and responded to member questions about the changes to instruction at Hadley and D41 students’ transition to West’s language programs.
As your Lincoln District 41 Council Delegate I will update you with important information from the monthly council meetings. The District 41 Council is a group of PTA Presidents, District Board Members, our Superintendent, and leaders of PTA Committees meeting once a month to discuss and share important information and happenings in our schools, our community and our state legislature.
At the Monday, December 3rd meeting, PTA Council welcomed Nancy Connelly, District 41 school nurse. Connelly shared ideas for how High-Interest Day (HID) can align with the D41 Allergy Management Plan and Wellness Plan by ensuring committee chairs have consistent timelines and messages for parents about foods and other potential allergens used in HID. Connelly
At the Monday, October 22nd meeting, Officer Joe Nemchock of the Glen Ellyn Police Department spoke about the DARE program targeted to All D41 5th-grade students. In 2003, the program evolved to its current focus on responsible decision-making (Define Assess Respond Evaluate). Officer Joe meets weekly for an hour with 5th-grade classes over a period
At the Monday, September 24th meeting, Council members welcomed Gilda Ross of the Glenbard Parent Series, a nationally renowned parent education program that helps parents know they are not alone. Please encourage your members to attend these free, yet incredibly valuable, opportunities to learn with other parents in the community. Consider inviting a new friend
At the Monday, April 30th meeting, Council learned about the social emotional and service learning programs offered by I Support Community from the Founder and Executive Director, Marion Ruthig. I Support Community offers youth service opportunities and curriculum in schools, on the weekend, at home, and in the community. Area PTAs have implemented their programs
At the Monday, March 19th meeting, Council members discussed the Hadley Jr. High sound system and construction with Principal Steve Diveley and Director of Buildings and Grounds, Dave Scaramado. Dively welcomes all elementary PTAs to use the Hadley theatre and understands there is a growing use of lapel mics that requires an augmented solution. The
At the Monday, February 26th meeting, Council members welcomed Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center Executive Director, Joyce Hothan to speak about their grassroots, community-driven organization that serves 196 children from about 9 countries. Programs currently run at Hadley, Lincoln, and Churchill where the first hour includes snack and active play; during the second hour, volunteers
At the Monday, January 29th meeting, Officer Joe Nemchock of the Glen Ellyn Police Department spoke about the DARE program targeted to All D41 5th grade students. In 2003, the program evolved to its current focus on responsible decision-making (Define Assess Respond Evaluate). Officer Joe meets weekly for an hour with 5th grade classes over
At the Monday, November 27th meeting, Council members spoke with Mike Wood, Director of Technology and Dave Scarmardo, Director of Buildings and Grounds. Both reminded PTA leaders that purchases for the district should be coordinated in advance to ensure quality and fit within long range plans. Council members discussed the existing partnerships with the GE
At the Monday, October 30th meeting, Superintendent Gordon presented the Long Range Plan (LRP). Council Members then participated in a sorting activity to determine how PTA programs align with the LRP strategies. D41 PTAs are incredibly active with nearly 180 programs across 5 schools. PTAs demonstrated a strong commitment to Academic Enrichment programs evenly distributed
At the Monday, September 25th meeting, Council celebrated the progress of the referendum construction project by reviewing the Churchill Entrance and Hadley Addition plans. While the addition and new bus lane at Hadley will add to water retention requirements, the District accommodated those needs as part of an earlier project, resulting in significant savings now.
The Glen Ellyn District 41 PTA Council had their first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, August 28th. The Council meets monthly to: facilitate communication between District 41 PTAs, District 41 administration, and Illinois State PTA collaborate and cooperate on district-wide solutions to enhance the education of children in District 41