•  Parent Camp


    SIGN UP for D41 Parent Camp! 

    District 41 will be hosting Parent Camp on Saturday, September 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hadley Junior High. All District 41 parents and staff are invited to attend this free event! The keynote speaker will be Glenbard West High School Assistant Principal for Instruction Rebecca Sulaver Ed.D @rsulaver. Parent Camp is an "unconference" that will provide space for conversations among District 41 parents and educators. Many of the conversations throughout the morning will be led by parents. Childcare will be available.


    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast (donuts)
     8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Ground Rules-
     Keynote Speaker Rebecca Sulaver Ed.D
     9:05 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.   Session 1
    9:50 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.   Session 2
    10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   BREAK
    10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Session 3
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Camp Reflection

    If you are interested in participating as a session leader or have a topic you would like to suggest, please contact Teresa Shea, tshea@d41.org


    District 41 Parent Camp Schedule for February 4, 2017
     NOTE:  You may sign up for one session per time slot

     Session One  9:05 - 9:45 am

     Session Two  9:50 - 10:30 am

     Session Three  10:50 - 11:30 am

    Fitting It All In : Ways To Get Reading Into Your Daily Lives
    Presenters: Mrs. Shannon Steen, Ben Franklin Literacy Specialist Mrs. Katie Johnson, Ben Franklin Digital Literacy Specialist
    Picture all of your busy days - school, work, dance, soccer, homework....and on and on. We want to get to reading, but some days, we just don't get to it. If you want to get in more reading, but need ideas and tips, come to our session to talk with us and other parents!
    ROOM 131
    Developmental Milestones : Setting Limits & Encouraging IndependenceREGISTER
    Presenters: Mrs. Brenda Klemm, Blended PreK Teacher Mrs. Tara Corral, Blended PreK Teacher Mrs. Megan Jarvis, Dual Language/ESL PreK Teacher Mrs. Kelly James, Extended Day Structured Academic Class PreK Teacher Ms. Valerie Janson, Structured Academic Class PreK Teacher
    In this session, we will review developmental milestones for young children and have an open discussion about how to foster independence, set appropriate limits, encourage creativity and sharing our own stories about our children. Please bring any questions you have about what is developmentally appropriate for children and get ready for some laughs!
    ROOM 131
    Essential Oils For Supporting Whole Family Health
    Presenter: Taroh Saenz, ESL teacher
    Essential oils are everywhere. Why are they on the rise, what are they, and how can you use them to impact your family health in a positive way? Come learn if you are looking for safe, alternative methods to help your child and family with sleep, focus, mood, energy, and respiratory and immune systems. Be inspired and equipped to begin a transition from chemical-laden, negative-effect ingredients to a more natural and healthful way to support your whole family.
    ROOM 131
    What's New In YA Literature?
    Presenter: Chris Abbott, Hadley LMC Director
    Interested in new trend in young adult literature? Wonder how books are chosen for the LMC? What can parents do to promote a book culture at home? Come and join a discussion with Hadley LMC director Chris Abbott.
    Library Media Center
    Google Platform As A Learning Tool
    Presenter: Chris Abbott, Hadley LMC Director
    Join a discussion that will focus on how the Google platform facilitates 21st Century learning. Topics covered may include, but certainly not limited to: Google Classroom, Google Apps, Chromebooks, and how the Google tools enhance reading, writing, and research.  
    Library Media Center
    Careers/College: What Will It Take?
    Presenter: Frank Tomaszkiewicz, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM) instructor
    There is a growing divide economically in our country. Education can still help our students cross this divide- with the right choices. We will discuss the latest information on Careers and College gathered from experts at the College of DuPage (education partners with our Art Tech instructional program). 
    ROOM 150
    Recognizing the Symptoms of Depression in Adolescence
    Presenters:  Becky Pérez, Hadley Junior High School Psychologist Mary Grande, Hadley Junior High School Psychologist 
    Participants will learn to recognize signs of depression in their children. Information will be shared with practice opportunities to facilitate conversations about mental health at home. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences navigating mental health issues with their kids, including seeking private services. Information about local resources and strategies for addressing symptoms of depression will be provided.
    ROOM 129
    Strengthening Our Children - Building Resilience
    Presenters:  Erica Nelson, Naazish Yarkhan -planning partner
    How do we serve as an anchor for our children? Where does empathy, listening skills and appreciation come into play in helping them emerge stronger? How do we encourage our kids to support others around them? It starts by nurturing common ground with each other, within the family and greater community. Join our conversation.
    ROOM 129
    Developing Empathy and Kindness
    Presenters: Dr. Paul Gordon, D41 Superintendent, Teresa Shea, ESL Teacher-Hadley
    What is empathy and why is it so important? Join us for a discussion of how we can provide opportunities to develop the traits of empathy and kindness at home, at school, and in our community.
    ROOM 129
    Growth Mindset
    Presenters: Denise Capenigro and Kari Thomas
    Growth vs. Fixed Mindset: Discussion on the difference between fixed and growth mindset and how a child's mindset effects their learning and growth in school.
    ROOM 132
    Take The Work Out of Homework
    Presenter: Heidi Hann, Gifted Specialist-Hadley
    What is the homework? Is their homework done? How much is too much help? Will their homework get back to school and turned in? Every night these thoughts pass through your mind. Drop in to get some timely tips on the organizational skills to assist your student in successful homework management.
    ROOM 143
    La Salud Fisica y Mental del Estudiante
    Presenters: Carola Llanes - ESL/Bilingual Teacher
    Todo padre y madre quiere que su hijo(a) sea exitoso en la vida. Creemos que la educacion es lo mas importante para alcanzar esto. Pero, sin una mente y un cuerpo saludable, nuestros hijos tendran muchas dificultades en su progreso educativo. Aprendamos juntos como podemos ayudar y apoyar a nuestros hijos en una vida saludable.
    ROOM 132
        Parenting an Anxious Child
    Presenters: Liza Sury, parent at Lincoln Michelle Masny, Literacy Specialist-Hadley
    Keeping cool while navigating choppy waters. Parenting an anxious child can be nerve wracking in-and-of itself. Whether it's trying to get calmly out the door to elementary school or gear up for the SATs, staying cool is essential for parents of anxious kids. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. This session will be a chance for parents to share ideas, strategies, and lessons learned to ensure calm before the storm.
    ROOM 133

    What is Parent Camp?

    The ParentCamp experience, by design, is a hybrid “un-conference” opportunity for parents and teachers to come together and model the four core beliefs highlighted in Beyond the Bakesale. The experience levels the playing field, putting all stakeholders in a circle for actual, face-to-face discussion about what is best for kids. It’s important to understand the difference between a traditional conference and the un-conference feel we worked to bring to Parent Camp.