•  Parent Camp


    District 41 will be hosting Parent Camp on Saturday, September 16, 2017 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 speakers will be Counseling Department Chair Jeremiah Wiencek and counselor Mike Neberz both from Glenbard West High School. They will discuss emotional, social awareness issues and relationships that develop healthy kids and teens and how parents and adults provide support. 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 Speakers: Jeremiah Wiencek, Director of School Counseling at Glenbard West. Mike Neberz, School Counselor at Glenbard West.
     9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.   Session 1
    9:50 a.m.  - 10:35 a.m.   Session 2
    10:45 a.m. - 11:25 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.orgSIGN UP SOON for D41 Parent Camp! 


    District 41 Parent Camp Schedule for September 16, 2017
     NOTE:  You may sign up for one session per time slot

     Session One  9:00 - 9:40 am

     Session Two  9:50 - 10:30 am

     Session Three  10:40 - 11:20 am

    What's Your 168? A Perspective on Priorities!
    Presenter: Dr. Paul Gordon
    A Perspective on Priorities!
    Room at the Table : D41
    Presenters: Erica Nelson, D41 Board Member
    Using the theme, "Room at the Table", from a campaign from the City of Wheaton a few years ago, our conversation is about our diversity in District 41 and how we see our role as parents and community members supporting that. How we can model as adults the opportunity that diversity brings to each child and to our community as a whole.
    Unlocking the Imaginative Mind
    Presenter: Robert Bruno, D41 Board Member
    Albert Einsten said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." But what is imagination? What does the imaginative mind require? Can imagination be taught to children and adults? We spend countless hours in the pursuit of information but give too little intentional thought to becoming imaginative thinkers. This session will be an opportunity to discuss ways to foster an imaginative mind in ourselves and our children.
    Literacy in Our Lives
    Presenters: Katie Johnson - Digital Literacy Specialist, Shannon Steen - Literacy Specialist
    This session will be a time to share what we love in our family literacy lives and time to share ideas on what we would like to make different.
    The Book Whisperer : Developing a Passion for Reading
    Presenter: Christine Kotarba - 1st Grade, Penny Sandoz - 2nd Grade
    How Do We Build A Passion For Reading In Our Kids? This session will be a discussion around building a passion for reading both in school and at home. Come ready to share and learn how to ignite a love for getting lost in a book.
    Revisiting Growth Mindset
    Presenter: Marybeth Marinier, Hadley AP & Teresa Shea, Hadley ESL teacher
    We all know about Fixed vs Growth Mindset, but author Carol Dweck has recently identified a "false growth mindset".  What is it, and how can we be sure we're fostering a true growth mindset in our children and in ourselves?
    Careers For the 21st Century?
    Presenter: Frank Tomaszkiewicz, STEAM instructor
    10 Best Jobs That Do Not Require a 4-Year Degree & the 10 Best Jobs That Do
    Managing Anxiety
    Presenters:  Eileen Pugsley - Hadley Psychologist, Michelle Masny - Hadley Literacy Specialist
    Guardianship/S.S.I. for your Child or Adult with Special Needs
    Presenters: Maria Vichio, Aide
    Why do you need to have guardianship for your 18 year old child with special needs? Do you a need the right lawyer? Which one do you apply for first? What paperwork do you need? So much is involved with the process for both.
    Como puedo yo ayudar a mi estudiante a tener éxito en la escuela?
    Presenters: Veronica Magana - School Psychologist, Gabriela Escobar - Spanish Liaison
    Para que los niños puedan tener éxito en la escuela, los padres deben participar activamente en el proceso de aprendizaje. Hay muchas cosas que usted puede hacer desde casa para ayudarles, venga y hablemos al respecto.
    Los castigos y la disciplina en casa - Mitos y Verdades
    Presenter: Veronica Magana - School Psychologist, Gabriela Escobar - Spanish Liaison
    Es apropiado físicamente corregir/ disciplinar a su hijo/hija? Cuanta disciplina es mucha disciplina? Vamos a platicar sobre los mitos y las verdades relacionadas con la disciplina en casa y las normas según el DCFS (Department of Child and Family Services - Departamento de Servicios a los Niños y Familias).
    Benefits of Bilingualism
    Presenters: Caroline Ebeling, ELL/ENL
    Let's talk about the academic, social and emotional benefits of learning a second language! We will discuss research about acquiring another language and answer any questions you have about language learning.

    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.