Jaguar Journal

October 25, 2018

Principal Post

A REMINDER to parents about the Halloween parade and parties scheduled for next Wednesday, October 31st. ONLY those parents on the PTO Room parent invite list will be allowed into the classroom parties following the school parade. There is a limit of six parents per room. So far the weather looks cool and rainy for next Wednesday, which means the parade will be indoors. Parents and guests will be able to view the parade starting at 1:30 in the gym. If the weather forecast changes, the parade will be outdoors in the front parking lot and parents/guests will be asked to view the parade outdoors.

Students going home at lunch to put on their costumes will need a completed and signed permission slip to be dismissed from the building at that time. Students with a last name beginning with A-L will be dismissed at 11:55, and students with a last name beginning with M-Z will be dismissed at 12:05. We ask that parents adhere to these pick up times as the parking lot gets very busy during both pick-up times. Students with hot lunch will be able to pick up their lunch in the gym before exciting the building.

In observance of American Education Week, November 12th - 16th, parents are cordially invited to visit their child's classes on Thursday, November 15th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and then again from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (all grades). If you plan on visiting your child's classroom a Parent Visitation form must be completed and sent back to school by Friday, November 9th.

Please observe the following guidelines if you plan on visiting classrooms on November 15th.

  • Bring your driver's license to be scanned into our visitor's system if you have not done so already
  • Turn cell phones off while in the building
  • Leave liquid refreshments in your car
  • Arrange day care for siblings
  • Avoid having conversations with other visiting parents during classroom instruction
Thanks in advance for following the above guidelines while visiting classrooms on Thursday, November 15th.

Calling on ALL Veterans! DuJardin School will be hosting a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 12th between 12:15-1:30 p.m. ALL Veterans are invited to join 4th and 5th grade students for a luncheon followed by a hallway appreciation parade and then a Q & A session in various classrooms (3rd-5th grades). If you are a Veteran and would like to participate in these festivities on Monday, November 12th, please RSVP the school office at 630-894-9200 by November 9th.


A Wall of Heros is being created at DuJardin to honor our Veterans. If you know someone that served in the United States Armed Forces and would like to honor him or her, please complete the Wall Of Heros form and return it to school by Friday, November 9th.


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DuJardin Weekly News

IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health News Release

We have been notified by IDPH pertaining to Acute Flaccid Myelitis. You may have heard about it from your local news. AMF is a serious but uncommon condition. If you have any questions about Acute Flaccid Myelitis or have any of it's symptoms, please contact your health care professional.

Click here for more information

Tweet! Tweet!

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

Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher Coferences

Conferences are held on Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20 beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.

Urgent PowerSchool Information *** UPDATE***

A couple weeks ago you should have received an email from our Technical Department that included a new Access ID and Password. If you have not done so already, please follow those instructions to sign on to powerschool and create a new account. It is imperative that this process is completed as soon as possible.

This is the notice that was in the October 11th Journal:

Please read the following letter from Dr. Jon Bartelt, Superintendent of District 13. This letter has some important information regarding PowerSchool and some issues we have been having and how we are resolving them.

Beginning Saturday, October 13, 2018, parents may set up a new PowerSchool account.

Thank you

Halloween Lunch Dismissal

The permission slip for children who desire to go home for lunch to dress in their Halloween costumes on October 31st is linked below. Permission slips need to be returned to their teachers by Wednesday, October 24th.


October 31st dismissal is as follows

11:55 a.m .Last names that start with A - L

12:05 p.m. Last names that start with M - Z

Your child must be back at school by 1:00 pm

The morning kindergarten parade on October 31st will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the party following from 10:15 - 11:15. Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 9:45 and 11:20 a.m . All cars must be removed by 11:30.

The afternoon parade for all students will be at 1:30 p.m. and classroom parties will follow the parade and begin at approximately 2:00 to 3:00 . Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. All cars must be removed by 3:15 pm to accommodate our buses.

Students that are not going home to change will follow normal lunch/recess schedule.

Trick or Treat

See the link below with important information from the Bloomingdale Police Department in regards to Halloween. Be safe and have fun!

DJ Reading Newsletter

October's Reading Newsletter is presented to you by Karen Petelle and Sandy McGuckin!!

Standards Based Presentation Video

Click on the link below to learn about our implementation of Standards Based Grading and Reporting. Utilize the second link to submit questions.

PTO News

Hot Lunch Winter Session 2018

It's time to order your WInter 2018 hot lunch

All orders are due by Friday, November 9th.

Late orders will not be accepted.

Hot lunch is served on Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Winter session begins the week of November 27th and ends the week of February 26th

Please use the link below to order your lunch for the Winter 2018 session or you can visit our PTO website at

Picture Retake Day November 6th

Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 6th in the morning. If you require an order form, please let your students teacher know and we can send one home. All order forms are due on retake day, November 6th.

In order for students to have retakes, they must have been absent for the original picture day, did not bring their money, or are new to DuJardin and missed having their pictures taken.

Students who have had their picture taken and want to have it taken again can do so only if they have their entire package and return it to the photographer.

Orders that were received late will be arriving at a later time. We will send those home as soon as they arrive.

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!


October is a month long community sock drive. Please donate a NEW pair of socks today to help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. On average 600,000 people in the USA live on the streets. Socks are the least donated item and with another cold winter on the way these socks would certainly make a difference. You will fine a huge sock in our lobby. Lets try to fill it to the top!!!

Please see the attached flyer for more information and thank you for your donation!

Holiday Shopping Boutique

Come and join us for our 5th Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique and enjoy over 25 craft vendors!!

DuJardin School

November 2nd

6 p.m. to 8 p.m

Please bring a canned good to be donated to the local food pantry as your entry fee.


PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 7pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Mark it on your calendar!!

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.

****Important Reminder****

This is a friendly reminder that 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!