February 10, 2022
Drop off begins at the sidewalk next to the District Office and continues to the end of the parking lot.
Parents can drop their students off at any point along the sidewalk when traffic has come to a stop.
If there is not a vehicle in front of you, please continue to pull up to the end of the parking lot or the furthest car.
Parents should stay in their car. Have students ready, with all supplies, prior to reaching the drop off area
Message from Principal Haugens
A reminder that Valentine's Day Parties are on Monday, February 14th. Parents who are volunteering for the party will check in at the office to get their name tag and sign in before heading to the classroom. Volunteers will need to submit a Covid-Vaccine Card or a negative Covid-Test, taken within three days, when they arrive. Remember, we will not have any food at the Valentine Day party. If planning to put together a goodie bag to share with classmates, we encourage parents to not include food items. If there are food items, students will need to wait until they get home to enjoy. We are so lucky to have such a supportive group of parents that are able to volunteer and make such events as our classroom parties so much fun and enjoyable for the students!
DuJardin Elementary School
Bloomingdale School District 13
Note From Nurse Mills
Thank you for working together to decrease our number of COVID positive students.
-As a reminder, students should stay at home if they have a fever of 100.0℉ or higher or experience diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting. Students should remain at home until symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours without the aid of medication.
-If a student is sent home from school, he or she should not return to school the next day.
Monday, February 14th: Valentine's Day Parties
Tuesday, February 15th: PTO Hot Lunch
Wednesday, February 16th: PTO Hot Lunch
Thursday, February 17th: PTO Hot Lunch, 5th Grade After School Band Rehearsal
Friday, February 18th: School Improvement Day, Grades 1-5 1:40pm Dismissal
Monday, February 21st: NO SCHOOL in Observance of Presidents Day
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.
HOT LUNCH 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: djpto13@Āmail.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.
Volunteer Opportunity-Mr. Haugens is looking for a few parents to help re-shelve books in the library. Please email him at email@example.com if you are interested in helping.
Volunteer Opportunity-Mrs. Bevente is looking your volunteers to help hang artwork around school. Please contact her if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Build a Furry Friend Fundraiser
Do you want to build a furry friend? Make your very own stuffed animal, no sewing involved!
Choose from a Character Counts teddy bear or DuJardin
Jaguar. Each $15 kit gives you everything you need to make your stuffed animal.
Fill out the order form here: build a furry friend order form. Orders and payment due by 3/3
4th and 5th Grade Choir
4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to join the 4th and 5th Grade Choir which will begin meeting next week. Rehearsals will be taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during their lunch recess time. All 4th and 5th graders are invited and encouraged to participate. A spring concert will be performed later in the year. Use the following link to sign your child up for this performing ensemble.
We are extremely proud to partner with Paper to provide our 1st-5th students with access to free 24/7 on-demand, high-quality tutoring services. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.
In an effort to help your students make plans to build this valuable resource into their study routines and habits, we are hosting a February student contest, “Falling in Love with Paper”, running February 14th-28th! During this two week contest, students will be encouraged to login to Paper to get academic support by using the live help and/or essay review feature. The top student users in each grade level will receive a $25 gift card and a treat for their classmates. The winners will be announced March 4, 2022.
For more information about the contest and what students need to do to get started, see this flyer and be sure to share this information with your student(s).
If you’d like to learn more about Paper you can sign up for a Paper hosted Parent Info Session, available in both English and Spanish. Or if you’d like to speak to a member of the Paper team directly, you can reach them at email@example.com.
SEL @ DuJardin
FirstView: The Bloomingdale School District is excited to inform you that the District will be launching FirstView®, a bus tracking and parent communication app for your smartphone or desktop on Thursday, February 10, 2022. FirstView® is being made available to parents through our continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student. The FirstView® app, located at www.firstviewapp.com or in the Google Play App Store or Apple iOS App Store, allows parents to track their child’s bus live in real time. Parents will be able to follow a map screen that shows the location and direction of their child’s bus, the bus stop schedule for the current day and timestamps for school arrivals and departures. Parents will know when the bus arrives or departs from school. Using GPS, the app is designed to provide parents with a better guideline for bus location and its estimated time of arrival at bus stops. Students should still be at their assigned bus stop 7 minutes prior to the estimated or scheduled arrival time. Among its many great features, the app allows parents to customize alerts and email notifications to alert them when their child’s bus is at a chosen distance or number of minutes away from their stop. Also, parents can track the buses for all of their children using individual color coding for each child, so every selected stop will appear on the map on their phone or computer simultaneously for easy viewing. This is a great feature for grandparents and other student caregivers.
Our District Technology Department has worked closely with First Student over the past month to ensure additional security measures are in place to safeguard student information when parents use the FirstView® app, which requires a your child's Student ID and an unique Security Code. The security measures are designed so only you can view your student’s bus stop and information specific to your child.
Please watch for a message next week that will contain the necessary information to set-up this application. In addition, there will be resources located on the District Webpage within the Business Office's department page.
Bloomingdale SD13 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey.
All Bloomingdale SD13 teachers, as well as students in 4th - 8th grade, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environments
- Ambitious Instruction
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- email@example.com
Karen Hosty- firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse's Office Contact Information:
Laura Mills- email@example.com
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