Jaguar Journal

January 10, 2019

Principal Post

Happy New Year! Here’s to a healthy, successful, and prosperous 2019 at DuJardin. A reminder to parents that students will be lining up outdoors and recess will take place outside unless the temperature drops below 10 degrees Fahrenheit including the wind chill.

Here is a quick update concerning staff development activities taking place at DuJardin during the month of January.

  • Friday, January 11th - Teacher Institute Day (students will be dismissed at Noon on Friday) teachers will work on standards based grading and reporting, specifically in the subject areas of math, science, social studies, and SEL components of the pilot report card.

  • Wednesday, January 16th is a School Improvement Day (students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 1:40pm.) the staff will continue its work on standards based assessment, grading and reporting.

  • On Friday, January 18th The DuJardin school improvement team (SIP) will meet to discuss the progress on the two school improvement goals: Implementing a standards based grading and reporting system and surveying students on engagement and empowerment.

The week of February 4th students in grades 1-4 will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. The OLSAT is designed to measure abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students in grades 1-2 will take three assessments in verbal and nonverbal modalities while students in grades 3-4 will take one assessment covering both areas. Verbal and nonverbal scores in addition to the total score, provide a more complete picture of students’ abilities. OLSAT results will be shared with parents during the 3rd trimester.

Fifth grade students had a terrific time during their three-day outdoor education experience at Lorado Taft this week. If you follow DuJardin on Twitter @D13Jaguars or @djloradotaft13 you were treated to numerous photos, videos and updates thanks to Mrs. Frattinger and Mr. Wojcicki, “Tweeting from Taft.” Thanks to the DuJardin PTO for its financial support of this wonderful program, which included room and board payment for the DuJardin staff members and student scholarships. Thanks to Miss Burback, Miss Fenn, Miss Cross, Mrs. Harsila, Mrs. Frattinger, Mrs. Munoz and Mr. Wojcicki for their time, effort, and energy over a three day period for teaching and supervising DuJardin fifth graders. And thanks to the students for representing DuJardin School so well during their stay on the Taft campus. DuJardin staff received many wonderful compliments about the students from the Taft staff throughout the three day experience. A great time was had by all! See photos on Twitter @djloradotaft13 and @D13Jaguars!

Kindergarten registration will take place during the week of February 25th this year. If you or anyone you know has a child who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2019 and is a resident of Bloomingdale School District #13, then make sure to register the child for kindergarten. Registration will take place at DuJardin on the following dates and times:

February 25, Monday - 8:00 - 4:00 p.m., February 26, Tuesday - 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

February 27, Wednesday - 8:00 - 4:00 p.m., February 28, Thursday - 8:00 - 6:00 pm

Stay tuned for more information about the online registration process taking place for kindergarten registration this year.

DJ Madness - 2019 Talent Show

We will be holding our 2019 Talent Show on Thursday, March 21, 2019

We are looking for a variety of performers ranging from actors, singers, dancers, cheerleaders, musicians, comedians and more!

See the attached information sheet and permission slip.

All permission slips, lyrics and music must be turned in to Mrs. Lents by Friday, January 11, 2019

Music must be a shared file, flash drive, or CD.

YOUTUBE videos are NOT acceptable

There are NO EXCEPTIONS for late materials

One Book One School

We start reading Wishtree next week for our One Book, One School event. Here is the schedule for Week 1. Please check the DJ OBOS website each day starting 1/15 for trivia questions and other information. Website link:
Contact Mrs. Novotny with any questions.

Please see flyer for more information.

5Essentials Parent Survey

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. Please Note: This survey is NOT a component of the 5Essentials Organizing Schools for Improvement Survey. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about your child’s school. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2018-2019 school year). This survey is designed to help school and district leadership improve their understanding of the parent/school relationship.

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Additionally, your responses will be combined with other parents from your child's school and summarized in a school report to further protect your anonymity. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you have the right to discontinue participation at any point.

If you have more than one (1) child, you may elect to participate multiple times.

The 5Essentials Parent Survey is now open. Parents are encouraged to complete this survey. Please use the following link to access the parent survey:

January 11th - Early Dismissal

Mark your calendar

Friday, January 11, 2019 school will dismiss at 12:00pm for Teacher InservIce

Grades 1 - 5

Send a note to school if your child is going home a different way than normal.

PM Kindergarten will meet at regular time

Spirit Day

Spirit Day is Friday, January 11th

Lets show our Jaguar Spirit!!

Early Dismissal - Mark your calendar

Early Dismissal will be on

Wednesday, January 16th at 1:40 p.m.

Please make sure your child knows how he/she is getting home. If there is a change in pick up for your child. please send a note to school.

Thank you!

Thank You !

We would like to thank everyone for making our Holiday Parties such a success!

To our pto, volunteers, and everyone who donated items for the parties..... THANK YOU! Without you, these parties are not possible. Everyone had a great time!

And thank you to all the families that brought cards and gifts in for the staff. Your kind words and thoughtfulness is so appreciated.

We are blessed to have such great families in our community and enjoy working with you and your children!

Happy New Year!

DJ Weekly News

DJ's Reading Newsletter

Attached is your December 2018 and January 2019 DJ Newsletter

Brought to you by Karen Petelle and Sandy McGuckin


Hibernate with a Good Book

The Bloomingdale Library is offering Hibernate with a Good Book

December 17 through February 8

Register at the Youth Services desk

See flyer for more information

Sensory Time - Offered By The Bloomingdale Library

The Bloomingdale Public Library is offering a new program called Sensory Time. This program is for special needs children. Please see this flyer for more information and how to register.

PTO News

The next PTO meeting will be held on

Tuesday, February 12th


It's B-I-N-G-O time!

DuJardin's annual Bingo Night will be held on

Friday, January 18th

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Come and join us for a great family night filled with lots of food, prizes and fun.

Hope to see you there!!

Birthday Sign

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!

Metra Safety Essay Contest

Metra is having their annual safety essay contest. This year's theme is "Use Your Senses".

The deadline for entries is Thursday, January 31, 2019

See Flyer for more information

Information About After School Activities

Is your child involved in one or more after school activities? Does he/she look stressed?

Here are some tips to manage your child's activity load.

Lake Park High School 2019 Summer Theatre Camp

The Lake Park Theatre Department is excited to announce its 2019 Summer Theatre Camp Production Shrek! We are offering this opportunity to your incoming 5th through 8th graders on July 8th - July 18th.

See the attached flyer and information sheet.

Students may also enroll online at:

Is there a change in the way your student is going home after school??????

If your student will be going home in a different manner other than the usual, please send a note to school with your child to give to your child's teacher.

Thank you!

Student Lunches

If you are dropping of a lunch for your student, we ask that you write the following information on their lunch bag or lunch box. Post-its and a pen are available on the cart that is located in the vestibule.

First and Last Name

Room Number

Teacher Name

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tweet! Tweet!

We encourage you all to follow us on Twitter. Check with your child's teacher to obtain their Twitter handle.


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New after school club - Click on DuJardin Clubs below