Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
We wish all of our families a great 2018.

Parents 5Essentials Survey - Deadline is January 31
Please take the 5Essentials survey and let us know about your experiences with District 41. The District will only receive results to the parent survey if over 20 percent of parents respond from each school. The deadline to take the survey is January 31. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your feedback.

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2018/19 School Calendar Approved 
The calendar for the 2018/19 school year was approved by the Board of Education on Monday, January 8. Please note that there are adjustments to the calendar for next year to allow for a number of major construction projects. The first day of school next year is Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

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Public Hearing on Construction Projects at Hadley and Churchill - January 29 
Glen Ellyn School District 41 will hold a Public Hearing on the plans for the construction of an addition to Hadley Junior High School and improvements to the main entryway at Churchill Elementary School. The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at Hadley Junior High School, 240 Hawthorne Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. This is an opportunity for community members to make public comment. Members of the public may view the construction plans prior to the public hearing by contacting Kate Schillinger at (630) 534-7222.

Thank you to the community of voters for making these projects possible!

Dual Language Info Night for Incoming Kindergarten Parents
A required Dual Language Program parent informational meeting will be held at Churchill School on Tuesday, February 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. All District 41 parents with incoming kindergartners who are interested in dual language for 2017-2018 should plan to attend. Packets with an application of interest will be shared at the event. Please help us spread the word to parents who you know may have a kindergartner coming to District 41 next year.

For more information about the Dual Language Program, Click Here.

Lincoln 5th Grade Production of "The Ever After - A Musical" Opens January 27
All are invited to attend Abraham Lincoln School's 5
th Grade production of "The Ever After- A Musical"! This student production made possible by the Lincoln PTA centers around a wacky talk show where traditional fairy tale characters who have been estranged for 20 years attempt to reconcile on live television. From Snow White and the Evil Queen to Cinderella and her middle-aged Ugly Stepsisters, this TV show parody is punctuated by questions from obnoxious studio audience members and hilarious infomercials for fairy tale-related products. Complete with a trash-talking clairvoyant mirror, an unfortunate prince who is turning slowly back into a frog and many other wacky fractured fairy tale bits, this is a terrific show for all ages! The show has been directed by Jared Titus and Stephanie Hansen from Bright Lights Theater and Sunshine Dance Studio!

The show hits the stage on Saturday, January 27th at 5 p.m. and Sunday January 28th at 1 p.m.at Hadley Junior High (240 Hawthorne Boulevard). Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $5 each. 

Hadley Orchestra News
Professional string clinicians will be helping the Hadley String Orchestra students prepare for the Illinois Grade School Music Association District Organization Contest to be held on March 10, 2018. Ms. Virginia Dixon, bass professor from Elmhurst College, Ms. Ann Griffin, principal cellist of the Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra, and  Ms. Dorothy Shaw, concert violinist, will be assisting the orchestra performers.

"It is this type of experience that helps our orchestra grow to achieve higher levels of learning and performance skills," stated Ms. Georgia Alemis, Hadley Orchestra Director. Ms. Alemis and the orchestra students want to sincerely thank the Hadley PTA for their most generous donation and for providing this special educational experience. Thank you, Hadley PTA!

Glenbard West Welcomes 8th Graders
It's time to start thinking about the Hilltopper Class of 2022! Glenbard West will welcome parents and Hadley 8th Graders for Parent Night on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin with a welcome from West Principal Dr. Peter Monaghan and Director of School Counseling Jeremiah Wiencek in the auditorium. The night will then continue throughout the school with overviews of the numerous Glenbard West academic programs. National Honor Society students from West will also be on hand for assistance. For more information contact Chris Larsen at chris_larsen@glenbard.org  


Hadley Holiday Store
In December Hadley held its 6th Annual Holiday Store. Over 200 students had an opportunity to pick out a holiday gift and have it wrapped for their mom. The Hadley Holiday Store, organized by Hadley counselor Sharon Dunham, began as a small program for students living in single parent households and has grown in size and scope each year due to the increased need in the Hadley community. Thanks to Hadley staff, parents, school board members, and Karen Winter for donating gifts, gift cards, wrapping supplies, and volunteering to run the store.