Jaguar Journal

December 9, 2021

Message from Principal Haugens

We experienced some colder temperatures this week, but the wind chill did not drop below 10 degrees, which means we lined up outside for morning arrival and went outside for recess. Please have students dress for the weather. Looks like warmer weather is in the forecast for next week.

As a reminder, students should be dropped off at DuJardin between 8:25 am - 8:40 am. DuJardin supervises students outside from 8:25 am - 8:30 am. Students begin entering the building at 8:30 am. There is no adult supervision at DuJardin before 8:25 am.

We have noticed a handful of cars turning left out of the parking lot during arrival and dismissal. We ask that all parents turn right when exiting the parking lot during arrival and dismissal time. This procedure is in place to help with the flow of traffic.

Students will begin their winter vacation Monday, December 20th through Friday, December 31st . School will resume on Monday, January 3rd . Please remind your son/daughter to bring home clothing items, needed class materials, and their winter gear. Please remind your child not to leave any food items in school and to clean out their locker/desk.

Students will come home with 1st Trimester Report Cards on Friday. Please take some time to review the report card with your child(ren). We will also email report cards to parents. Please look for an email from DuJardin around 4:15 pm. If you do not get an email or if you receive incorrect information, please contact the DuJardin office. If you have any questions about the report card, please reach out to the classroom teacher.

Patrick Haugens


Important Dates

Monday December 6th-Friday December 17th-Map Testing Window Open

Friday December 10, 2021-Spirit Day, Report Cards Sent Home

Tuesday December 14th-PTO Hot Lunch

Wednesday December 15th-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday December 16th-PTO Hot Lunch

Friday December 17th-Holiday Parties and Early Release at 1:40pm

PTO News


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:

ORDERING DEADLINES REMINDER: The deadline for Tuesday lunch is Friday, Wednesday lunch is Saturday and the deadline for Thursday is Sunday. Learn more here:

Holiday Magic-Holiday Magic is next week, 12/15! It is one of the students’ favorite events all year long, shopping for their family! Please remember it is cash only, no tax, and there will be items from $.25 - $10.

Volunteer Opportunity-Mr. Haugens is looking for a few parents to help shelve books in the library. It would be 1-2 hours a week per volunteer. Please email him at if you are interested in helping.

PTO meeting-Don’t miss our PTO meeting on 12/14 at 7pm in the IMC or on Google meet:

Talent Show Information

You are cordially invited to join us for DuJardin’s Got Talent. This year’s final performance will be recorded and broadcasted during a virtual assembly on Friday, March 25, 2022! We are looking for a variety of performers ranging from actors, singers, dancers, cheerleaders, musicians, comedians and more! Students in grades 1-5 are able to participate. In order to participate we will require that students have turned in all permission slips, lyrics, and music to Mrs. Lents (room 116) by Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Permission Slip

Send a note to school or email your students teacher and office if....

He / She is walking home or being picked up instead of taking the bus

He / She is being picked up by someone other than who is on the pick up list

He / She is going to kids place instead of taking the bus or vice versa

He / She is leaving school early

As always if your child will be absent please call the office.

Office Staff Contact Information:

Marisol Strejc-

Karen Hosty-

Nurse's Office Contact Information:

Laura Mills-


The Bloomingdale Park District, in partnership with the Rana-Reagan Pharmacy, is hosting a Pfizer vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years old from 4-7 p.m. on November 19th, ( Friday). The second dose will be administered on December 10th, (Friday) same time same place as the first one. No appointment needs to be made for the second dose. Please have children wear short sleeves and bring photo ID of parent/guardian and prescription insurance card if available.

Please fill out the Consent Form and bring it with you on the day of the event.

Bloomingdale Park District

Johnston Recreation Center Gymnasium

172 S. Circle Avenue


Pfizer vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years old:

First dose November 19th, (Friday)

Second dose December 10th, (Friday same time as first. No appointment needs to be made for the second dose)

Registration link below

Registration for Vaccine

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!

Virtual Backpack

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

Covid Information

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