•  Parent Camp


    "What's Good For Kids?"

    All District 41 families and staff are welcome to attend this free conference about what’s good for kids! The 5th Annual District 41 Parent Camp will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln School. Parent Camp is an "unconference," meaning that sessions are meant to start a conversation and engage all the members of the small group as opposed to the traditional "stand and deliver" format of a traditional conference. The morning will be split into three 40 minute sessions. Cyber safety expert Liz Repking will present a keynote with information and tips for keeping kids safe online!
    Childcare will be provided by the Hadley Junior High Builders Club - They will be showing the movie 'Wonder Park'
    9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Welcome/Keynote with Liz Repking in the Telemation Room
    10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Session 1 (Rooms 113, 114)
    10:40 a.m.- 10:55 a.m. transition/break
    10:55 a.m.- 11:35 a.m. Session 2 (Rooms 113, 114)
    11:35 a.m.- Noon Wrap-Up

    "I Disagree with Everything You Say; Now Let's Talk Some More"

    Dr. Bob Bruno, D41 Board President
    Description: How can we engage in civil discourse, even if we disagree? How can we model this skill for our children?

    "Developmental Screenings- Not a Foe, Just a Friend"
    Mayra Rojas & Jeanine Woltman, D41 Early Childhood Teachers
    Description: Early screenings are easy ways to track your child's overall development. Learn about the tools and resources available to help you start early. A screening is a great tool for every child and it’s never too late to start.

    "Childhood Mental Health: The Crisis is Real, So Let's Talk About It"
    Dr Melissa Kaszkowski, D41 Superintendent
    Description: How can we support our children?

    "Inclusion in the Classroom"
    Jason Loebach, D41 Board Member & Kim Lechner, D41 parent
    Description: Why does Inclusion matter for everyone?


    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.