Jaguar Journal

January 6, 2022

Message from Principal Haugens

Happy New Year! Here’s to a healthy, successful, and prosperous 2022 at DuJardin! #LeadLikeAJaguar

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. Students are allowed to play in the snow if they are properly dressed in their winter gear, which includes a winter jacket, snow pants, hat, gloves and boots. Continue to dress your children in warm clothes as temperatures will continue to be very frigid tomorrow.

As a reminder, next Friday, January 14th is a NOON dismissal for first - fifth grade students. It will be a normal school day for students in AM and PM kindergarten. The school calendar was adjusted at the last Board of Education meeting to move the noon dismissal from January 21st to January 14th. There will be no school on Monday, January 17th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Patrick Haugens


Important Dates

Tuesday, January 11th-PTO Hot Lunch, PTO Meeting-7:00pm

Wednesday, January 12th-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday, January 13th-PTO Hot Lunch

Friday, January 14th-Half Day Student Attendance

Building Resilience in our Children

The DuPage Regional Office of Education and Dr. Melissa Sadin invite the public to join

them for a live-streamed event as they share the impact social distancing and social isolation

had on students, parents, and teachers. Dr. Sadin, an expert on developmental trauma,

will explain the impact of the pandemic on children. She will also discuss how it may have

affected you. Specific strategies for supporting your children and healing from the pandemic will be provided. Participants will leave this engaging session with hope for a brighter future.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 9896 6639
Passcode: 062538

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: djpto13@Ā

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

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 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:

Bundt Cake Fundraiser

Bundt Cake Certificates: Our Nothing Bundt Cakes fundraiser is now running! Purchase Gift

certificates which can be redeemed for bundlet cakes at the Elmhurst location just in time for Valentines Day!

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is BACK at DuJardin!

Accelerated Reader®

Accelerated Reader® is a reading incentive program at DuJardin Elementary School. Students in 2nd - 5th grade are able to read AR books from the DuJardin or public libraries, home or anywhere they can find and read a book! After reading the book, students can take an AR test. The multiple-choice AR tests measure student comprehension. Points are awarded based on the length and difficulty of the story.

You can find the Accelerated Reader link -

  • On your teacher’s Google Classroom

  • The Library Google Classroom

  • The DuJardin Library Webpage (

Students can take as many tests as they like, 7 days a week!

AR Point Club:

Students are recognized on morning announcements, have their name placed on the AR Virtual Point Club Board and receive a reading award after certain point milestones (25 points, 50 points, etc.).

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-

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

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