Jaguar Journal

February 7, 2019

Principal Post

Wow! What a week it was last week with the snow, polar vortex, and school closings. Hopefully all of the nasty winter weather is past us and more spring like weather is right around the corner, keep your fingers crossed!

Congratulations to D13 Spelling Bee champion and DuJardin 5th grader, Sajani Achanta, who will represent D13 at the DuPage County Spelling Bee at Wheaton North High School on February 27th at 6:00 p.m. Sajani outlasted seventy other D13 spellers to take home the championship. Congratulations to the runner up from DuJardin, 4th grader, Veronica Archacki, who went head-to-head with Sajani for 14 rounds before a winner was determined!

Parents, your support is needed to help promote the next District #13 Blood Drive, which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19tht between 2:00-7:00 pm in the DuJardin gym. Did you know that only 3% of those people eligible and able to donate blood actually do! Let’s help increase this percentage and do what we can to give the gift of life. One donation can save up to three lives. If each of us either donates or finds one person to donate blood we can make a HUGE difference to others. Giving blood is the best FREE gift you can ever give another person. Thanks in advance for your support with this D13 community event. Call the school office, 630-894-9200 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for additional information.

Friday, March 1st is Teacher Institute Day. This is a County wide Institute Day and some DuJardin staff members will be attending a variety of workshops with other DuPage educators offered at various locations throughout the county while other staff members will stay back at school to work on Standards Based grading and reporting implementation. Special education staff will be attending sessions offered through the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC) at the Connections Conference which will be hosted at Lake Park High School, West Campus.

Students will not be in attendance on Monday, February 18th for Presidents Day, Friday, March 1st due to Teacher Institute Day or on Monday, March 4th due to the Casimir Pulaski holiday. See the link below for the revised 2018-2019 school calendar that was recently approved by the D13 School Board.

The Illinois Readiness Assessment (IAR) testing is coming for grades 3-5 in both reading and math beginning April 8th. Staff is working very hard preparing the students for these assessments. More information about the exams can be found at

**Updated School Calendar**

The updated school calendar is found here.

The last day of school for students for the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Kindergarten Enrollment - District 13

New student kindergarten enrollment will begin on Monday, February 4th. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year.

Important: When registering your new student for the 2019 - 2020 school year, please make sure you are clicking on 2019 - 2020 School Year Enrollment Form once your enter the site.

ALL enrollments will be completed through powerschool, our online enrollment form. Paper registration is not available.

**Kindergarten Parent Support**

Parent support will be available the following days and times by appointment:

Monday, February 25th 8:00 am -4:00 pm

Tuesday, February 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, February 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, February 28 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Click here for Kindergarten Enrollment directions and information.

Community Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Jon Bartelt

Please join Dr. Jon Bartelt for coffee

from 8 am - 9:30 am

February 23 @ Westfield

March 16 @ DuJardin

April 13 @ Erickson

One Book One School

We enjoyed reading one book as one school, and hope to make it an annual DJ tradition. Thanks for sticking with us through all our days off last week too. I hope you loved Wishtree and the great messages in the book. Our Wishtree in the lobby will be up a little bit longer. If you'd like to write a wish as a family and bring it in to school, Mrs. Novotny will add it to our Wishtree. Write your wish on any paper or piece of fabric and bring it down to the library.

5Essentials Parent Survey - Please take this survey - Your feedback is welcome!

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. Please Note: This survey is NOT a component of the 5Essentials Organizing Schools for Improvement Survey. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about your child’s school. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2018-2019 school year). This survey is designed to help school and district leadership improve their understanding of the parent/school relationship.

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Additionally, your responses will be combined with other parents from your child's school and summarized in a school report to further protect your anonymity. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you have the right to discontinue participation at any point.

If you have more than one (1) child, you may elect to participate multiple times.

The 5Essentials Parent Survey is now open. Parents are encouraged to complete this survey. Please use the following link to access the parent survey:

February DJ Reading Newsletter

Please enjoy this month's newsletter brought to you by Karen Petelle and Sandy McGuckin.

Lunch at Red Robin

Students' who sold 25 or more items during the fall Cherrydale Fundraiser were thanked with a limo ride to Red Robin for lunch at Stratford Square Mall 2 weeks ago.

The students' had a fantastic time!

A big THANK YOU to the PTO for putting this together!!

1st and 2nd Grade Author Visit

DuJardin is excited to host author Jessie Sima on Monday, February 11. She will be talking with all first and second graders about her career as an author/illustrator and her new book, Love Z. If your student is interested in ordering a personalize, signed copy of the book, return the attached order form to school by Friday, February 8th. Anyone is welcome to order a copy of the book! Check out Jessie Sima's website HERE. Author opportunities for other grade levels coming soon!

Contact Mrs. Novotny with any questions.

Marklund's 2n Annual... Run it. Walk it. Rock it!

Marklund is holding their 2nd Annual 5k/1 mile Run, Walk, and Rock it!

April 28, 2019

See this flyer for more information and click here for the registration form.

Character Counts -18th Annual Recognition Program

Nominate a member of the community who exhibits outstanding character!







Recognition will be awarded to the nominees at the

Recognition Breakfast

Bloomingdale Golf Club

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:00am

See this flyer for more information and click here for a nomination form.

Is there a change in the way your student is going home after school??????

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!

Jaguars of the week

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Yearbook Messages - Deadline extended to return forms

Attention Parents, Grandparents and Guardians!!

If you would like to have an inspiring message to your student printed in this year's yearbook, please complete this form and return it along with a $3 donation to school no later than Friday, February 15th. All donations will go to Team DuJardin at Relay for Life.

Late entries will not be accepted.

Time to order your Yearbook!

See flyer for more information.

Order deadline April 12, 2019

What an awesome way to hold on to great memories!!

What parents and caregivers need to know - Information from our District Nurse

Please read this important flyer on prescription opioids including fentanyl.

DJ Madness - 2019 Talent Show

We will be holding our 2019 Talent Show on

Thursday, March 21, 2019

We will post more information as it becomes available.

DJ Weekly News

Presidents Day

No School on Monday, February 18th

D13 Boold Drive

The next District 13 Blood Drive is Tuesday, February 19th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at DuJardin School.

We hope you can come out and donate for this great cause.

Mark your calendars.....

Early dismissal for grades 1 - 5

Wednesday, February 20th at 1:40 pm

PM Kindergarten is in session

PTO News

Spring 2019 Hot Lunch

You may now place your order for Spring Hot Lunch

Orders are due by February 22nd

Hot lunch that was missed on Jan 30th and Jan 31st will be made up on May 29th and May 30th

The next PTO meeting will be held on

Tuesday, February 12th


Valentines Day Parties

Our Valentine's Day party will be held on Thursday, February 14th

AM Kindergarten

10:15 - 11:15

PM Kindergarten and Grades 1 - 5

2:00 - 3:00

There is a limit of 6 room parents for each party. This includes the room parent. No siblings

Thank you and have a wonderful time!

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!

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.

Lake Park High School 2019 Summer Theatre Camp

The Lake Park Theatre Department is excited to announce its 2019 Summer Theatre Camp Production Shrek! We are offering this opportunity to your incoming 5th through 8th graders on July 8th - July 18th.

See the attached flyer and information sheet.

Students may also enroll online at:

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!

Tweet! Tweet!

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

This looks yummy!! What's the difference? There are 7 of them!

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See new Drama Club Flyer in DuJardin Clubs