May 5, 2022
Message from Principal Haugens
Tomorrow, May 6, 2022, is a student attendance day. It was a non-student attendance day on the original draft of the school calendar. The Bloomingdale Board of Education changed tomorrow to a student attendance day earlier this year. We look forward to seeing students at school tomorrow for a normal day of student attendance.
A big thank you to all parents and our amazing PTO for the show of appreciation this week during Teacher Appreciation Week. The staff have been enjoying all the nice gifts and treats throughout the week. A huge thank you to the PTO for bringing out the "Red Carpet" on Monday and providing "Breakfast with the Teachers" to all DuJardin staff and students.
This past Tuesday we invited 22 incoming kindergarten students and parents to a Kindergarten Visitation. The students enjoyed spending time with our current kindergarten students while parents learned more about DuJardin in a meeting with the building principal.
Spring MAP testing begins next week for all students. The testing window is Monday, May 9th - Wednesday, May 18th. MAP results will be shared with parents the last day of school on Tuesday, June 7th. Please reach out to the classroom teacher for exact testing days and times. Please do your best to have student in attendance on testing dates. This will help reduce the number of make-up tests that will need to be administered the following week.
Last week all grade levels administered the Connection Card Survey to students in kindergarten - fifth grade. The Connection Card survey contained three questions:
1. Do you feel like you belong?
2. Do you have a trusted adult in the building?
3. Do you have at least one friend?
Below are the Fall & Spring results from the Connection Card survey. Staff will review results from the survey and collaborate on ways to help all students feel a sense of belonging as we close out the 2021-2022 school year.
DuJardin Elementary School
Bloomingdale School District 13
Thursday, May 5th: PTO Hot Lunch & 5th Grade After School Band 3:30pm
Monday, May 9th-Wednesday, May 18th: Map Assessment
Monday, May 9th: 5th Grade After School Band 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 10th: PTO Hot Lunch & PTO Meeting 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 11th: PTO Hot Lunch
Thursday, May 12th: PTO Hot Lunch & 5th to 6th Grade Transition Night @ Westfield 6pm
Friday, May 13th: 1:40pm Dismissal-Grades 1-5
Important End of Year Events
Monday, May 9th - Wed, May 18th: MAP Assessment
Tuesday, May 10, 2022: PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022: 5th to 6th Grade Transition Night @ Westfield
Friday, May 13, 2022: Early Release Day (1:40 pm dismissal for 1st-5th grade)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Portfolio Night (Open House Event 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Friday, May 20, 2022: Spirit Day (Be BOLD, wear BLACK & GOLD)
Friday, May 27, 2022: No School (Teacher Work Day)
Monday, May 30, 2022: No School (Memorial Day)
Thursday, June 2, 2022: 5th Grade Picnic
Friday, June 3, 2022: Field Day
Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Awards Assembly & Last Day of School
Message from Nurse Mills
For the second week in a row, we have noticed an increase in absences due to illness. We had over 10 individuals test positive for Covid. We continue to ask families to keep students home if they are not feeling well or sick. This will help ensure we do not spread illnesses to other students. With the reduction in social distancing, we have been identifying more students as close contacts. The district has updated information related to close contacts. If someone is identified as a close contact the individual will be allowed to stay at school as he or she does not develop symptoms.
Covid-Positive: Anyone who tests positive for Covid must quarantine for 5 days and wear a mask upon return to school between days 6-10.
Close Contacts: If someone is identified as a close contact the student will be allowed to stay at school as long as they do not develop symptoms.
New Student Registration Open Now
New Student Registration(includes new students to the district and Kindergarten students) for the 2022-2023 school year has now opened. Please fill out the New Student Enrollment form to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year and provide all the necessary documentation. New Student Enrollment Page
Returning student registration will open in late March 2022, more information will be provided in the journal when available.
Returning Student Registration
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 opened on March 14, 2022. Please refer to the informational email message that was sent to the primary parent / guardian's email account. To complete the registration form, parents / guardians will need to log-in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not remember your username or password, a Forgot Password option is available with the PowerSchool Parent portal.
Important: Message from Mrs. Bevente regarding Field Day T-Shirts
Field Day T-Shirts
Field Day T-Shirts will be coming home with K-3 & 5th students over the next few weeks! They will be inside of a plastic bag with a bright pink note attached to the outside of the bag. These shirts were handmade by the students, and are to be worn on Field Day which is Friday, June 3rd. Please do not allow your student to wear their Field Day T-Shirt prior to Field Day. The shirts are brand new and clean, however if you would like to wash your child's shirt prior to Field Day, please follow the instructions included with your child's shirt. It is not recommended to place any Field Day shirts into the dryer.
LAST PTO MEETING OF THE YEAR!
Come join us for our last PTO Meeting of the year next Tuesday, May 10 @ 7 pm. You can join us in person in the IMC or remote here: https://meet.google.com/cyt-hatv-dra?authuser=1&hs=122
We will be discussing and planning for next school year. Come and find out how you can be involved in all of the amazing events we are planning and bring any new ideas you have!
HOT LUNCH NEWS!
Next week is a new month, make sure to get your May orders in now! Also, a reminder that the last day for hot lunch this school year will be May 19.
IMPORTANT NOTES: If your child is absent on a Buona lunch day, you can still get your lunch. Please call the office to let them know that you will be picking up your child’s lunch. The lunch volunteers will leave your child’s lunch in the school office and lunch needs to be picked up between 11:55-12:30. You can also cancel lunches ahead of time by clicking on the lunch in the calendar and hitting “cancel”. If you can’t remember if you have scheduled your child’s lunch or not, there is a history option to see the orders you have placed. If you have any questions, let us know at: email@example.com
ORDERING DEADLINES REMINDER: The deadline for Tuesday lunch is Friday, Wednesday lunch is Saturday and the deadline for Thursday is Sunday. Learn more here: https://www.sd13.org/PTO.aspx.
PLEASE DO NOT DELETE YOUR STUDENT: From the Buona Lunch ordering system.
You will be unable to make changes to existing orders and your order history will not
be viewable if your student is deleted.
Hot Lunch Volunteers: We are in need of Hot Lunch volunteers! We cannot run this program without parent volunteer support. It’s only an hour and not an every week commitment. Sign up on the days that work for you here: Hot lunch sign up.
SAVE THE DATE! The 5th grade end of the year party date has been set for Thursday, June 2. If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to your 5th grade room parent or Debbie Cozzo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure when you are paying for your students' 2022-2023 registration fees, add your PTO Dues to your cart by clicking on "Webstore" under your student's name and scrolling down to "DuJardin PTO FAMILY Membership 2022-2023" and click "add to cart". This will eliminate having to pay for it on Information Day in August.
Teacher & Staff Appreciation week is coming May 2 - 6!
We are so excited about what the PTO has planned for Teacher & Staff Appreciation week including Breakfast with Teachers, that we have not been able to do since 2019!
We have a schedule of events and themes that we have planned to make the week extra special for our AMAZING DuJardin teachers and staff. Please participate if you can.
Please add after "Please participate if you can": Tomorrow your students will be bringing home two "fan mail" sheets. These sheets can be filled out for any teacher or staff member your student wishes. Also, if you would like to print out extras at home, they will be placed in each student's Google classroom on their chromebook.
Also, the teachers have put together Amazon Wish Lists for "Wish Wednesday":
The teacher and staff favorites lists can be found here:
It is an election year for our Vice President and Treasurer positions. Our nominees this year are:
Vice President - Melissa Graham
Treasurer - Alyssa Syputa
If you are interested in also running for one of these positions, please email email@example.com Elections will be held at our May PTO meeting on May 10.
Full-Time Night Custodian Position Available
AVAILABLE: As soon as possible
TERMS OF POSITION: 12 Months
HOURLY RATE: $16 - $17 per hour According to Experience
HOURS: 8 hours per day (2:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) flexible during summer and school breaks
BENEFITS: IMRF pension plan participation
3 Personal Days per year
14 Sick Days per year
10 Vacation Days
90% Paid Individual Health and Dental Insurance
Summer 2022 Basketball and Soccer Camps
The dates and times have been set for both basketball and soccer summer camps. The camps are for any incoming 1st thru 6th graders (the grade your child will be in the Fall). If you are interested in having your child attend one or both of these camps, then please click on the registration link here. Please fill out all the necessary information and send that in with your check to either your child’s main office at their school or Westfield’s main office. Note: Camp will be held at DuJardin Elementary this year. This is a change from previous years.
Contact Kelly Hilden for any information regarding the camps.
630-529-6211 ext. 5372
SEL @ DuJardin
During the month of May, DuJardin will continue to focus on the character trait: Accountability. Students will earn Accountability Paws for being responsible for their thoughts, words, and actions. If students earn 700 Accountability Paws or more before the end of the school year, all students will enjoy a reward on Monday, June 6th. The read aloud for the week focuses on positive thoughts. Please enjoy the read aloud with your child(ren).
Read Aloud of the Week: Catching Thoughts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RocYut58L3s&t=1s
Send a note to school or email your students teacher and office if....
Your child/ren is walking home or being picked up instead of taking the bus
Your child/ren is being picked up by someone other than who is on the pick up list
Your child/ren is going to kids place instead of taking the bus or vice versa
Your child/ren is leaving school early
As always if your child/ren will be absent from school please call the office.
Office Staff Contact Information:
Marisol Strejc- firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Hosty- email@example.com
Nurse's Office Contact Information:
Laura Mills- firstname.lastname@example.org
Want a fun way to say “Happy Birthday” to your child or a staff member?
How about having your birthday wishes on the DuJardin school digital sign!
How: Print out this form, complete the correct information below and return it to DuJardin by the 20th of the month before their birthday month. (For example, a November birthday should return the form by October 20th)
Cost: a suggested $5 minimum donation to the DuJardin PTO
Why: Your child or staff member will be surprised and excited to see her/his birthday announced for one week in lights during their birthday month!
The Bloomingdale School District has a Virtual Backpack that is filled with flyers and information from various organizations located throughout Bloomingdale. Please click on the backpack if you are interested in activities or information from outside organizations. Virtual Backpack