Jaguar Journal

October 3, 2019

Principal Post

It's been an outstanding week here at DuJardin. This past Friday, we kicked off our annual PTO Fall fundraiser. Flyers were sent home last Friday and are due October 15th. We thank all of you in advance for supporting the PTO's efforts as they support our school community.

On Tuesday, the DJ staff and students participated in the state mandated bus evacuation drill. We received several comments regarding the positive behavior presented by the students throughout. Well done!

Picture day was a huge success! Special thanks to the PTO parents who volunteered to assist in escorting classes and reminding students to, "Say Cheese!"

Next Tuesday, October 8th is our District 13 Blood Drive. DuJardin School opens the gym from 2-7pm for all to come and donate blood. See flyer

We are pleased to announce this years, Character Counts! award recipient for DuJardin. Veronica Archacki is a 5th grader, modeling the pillars of character both in school and around Bloomingdale. Veronica is recognized by her peers as being a caring friend. She serves as a safety patrol in our Kindergarten classrooms, showing our new Jaguars how to be responsible citizens. Thank you Veronica, for representing DuJardin in such a positive way. We are so very proud of you. Please come out and join us at the 2019 Character Counts! Night taking place in Old Town, Bloomingdale Tuesday, October 8th at 5:45pm.


Submit student and family "Good News" here to be featured in future Journals!

Tell Me Something Good Tuesday: Read about or listen to celebrations and highlights from students and staff at DuJardin.

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Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this very important letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartlet regarding the delivery of student lunches.

Lorado Taft Trip for 5th Grade

The CORRECT Lorado Taft trip dates are January 7th, 8th, 9th. Please mark your personal calendars with the correct dates.

School Safety Brochure

School Safety is an anonymous tip line that is another way you can report anything that threatens the safety of our school. There are brochures and refrigerator magnets available at the school office. To view the brochure, click here.

800-418-6423 ext. 359


TEXT: 66746, then type TIPS

A word from our finest...The Bloomingdale Police Department

Halloween Trick or Treating will be allowed in Bloomingdale Thursday, October 31st between 3pm and 7pm. This letter contains suggestions to ensure that this is fun and safe day for our children.

Pictures wanted

DuJardin will help celebrate Veterans Day with a Veterans Day Concert performed by the 4th and 5th grade chorus and we need your help! Please send pictures of any family member that is/was in the Armed Services to Miss Doran at Pictures can include your child(ren) but it is not a necessity. These pictures will be shown in a slideshow during the performances at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and only seen by those in attendance. The slideshow will not be displayed on any social media. Feel free to include names, relation, the branch of the military, and any other information about the pictures in the email. Pictures must be sent by the end of the day Monday, November 4th to be included in the slideshow. Any questions can also be directed to Miss Doran. Thank you in advance!


We are having a sock drive for the month of October. Bring in NEW socks to donate for our SOCTOBER sock drive. We need children, women and men's sizes.

Blood Drive Rescheduled

The blood drive has be rescheduled from October 9th to October 8th. The blood drive will still run from 2pm to 7pm.

See this flyer for more information!

Is your child going home a different way?

Please send a written note or email your child's teacher if there is a change in the way he or she is going home. Your child will only be dismissed in the manner in which we have on record unless we have a note.

Jaguars of the week

Each week the teachers recognize students from their classrooms for demonstrating outstanding character based on the attitudes or actions that fall under the Character Counts Pillars: Congratulations to the following students for being nominated this week.
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Late Picture Orders

You can drop off your late picture orders in the office until Thursday, October 3rd at 12:00pm.

If you want to place an order after that time, you are asked to contact their Help Center directly at for information about placing a late order.

College of DuPage Programs

Attached are two flyers from the College of DuPage for the STEM Spotlight and Exploring Engineering programs that are coming up this fall.

Character Counts Celebration Night

The community is invited to Celebration Night in Old Town Park as we celebrate the American Character Award winners. These awards are presented to school children and youth athletes who exhibit outstanding character.

October 8th

5:45pm Activities & Refreshments

6:30pm Celebration Ceremony

See this flyer for more information.

Bloomingdale Park District

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Youth Open Gym.

See this flyer for details.

Pack 194 Halloween Party For Kindergartners


Halloween Party

October 11th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

St. Francis Hall in St. Walter Parish, Roelle

Game Works

The Bloomingdale Park District if offering this game-based learning class. Participants make their own platformer games, space-themed games, retro arcade games, and even complex physics-puzzle games. Class begins October 24. Register Now! See flyer for details.

Global Read Aloud

Each class will be reading and connecting with students around the world who are reading the same book.

Please read this flyer for a list of books we will be reading.

PTO News

Fall Fundraiser

Join us this year in selling for our fall fundraiser. In order to reach our goal we are asking every child to sell 10 items. You can even sell online!! Orders need to be returned to school no later than Tuesday, October 15th. Happy selling!

PS: sell 25 items or more and your child can ride in a limo and receive a free restaurant lunch!!

Any questions please contact Elizabeth Threadgill at

Hot Lunch Program

The hot lunch program offered through Buona Restaurant starts on Tuesday September 3rd.

* Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance through the Buona restaurant website by a parent/guardian.

* The website is Our school code is DUJAR.

* Instructions are on the Dujardin PTO website

* If ordering weekly, lunch orders are due the Wednesday before.

* NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

* It is the student's responsibility to get in line at lunch distribution.

* Would you like to volunteer to distribute lunch to Dujardin students? Please visit the PTO website to sign up to volunteer. The lunch program is not possible without help from volunteers.

Spirit Wear Order Information

BLING Spirit Wear can be ordered all school year. Please see attached form. Parents can complete the form and turn into the office with payment of cash or check. Please click on this link to purchase your BLING spirit wear.

Picture Day Volunteers

A big THANK YOU to our parent volunteers who helped with Picture Day. SHOUT OUT to Amber Marcello, Rita Cannella, Michelle Reyes, Annie Chon and Christina Cosentino.

Thank you for getting our students to their scheduled picture time and making sure they all had big smiles on their faces!

DuJardin PTO Is Looking For Volunteers

Our DuJardin PTO is looking for parent volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year to help with hot lunch distribution.

If you are interested, please contact Melissa Johnson at

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!

Tweet! Tweet!

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