November 8, 2018
Thanks to the DuJardin PTO for the purchase of our new school mat that welcomes everybody to our school. What a great gift from a terrific group of adults committed to making DuJardin School a wonderful place to work and learn!
Good luck to the 4th and 5th grade chorus members who will be performing, "Blasts from the Past," today, Thursday, November 8th at 1:30 p.m. and then again at 7:00 p.m. under the direction of music teacher Miss Doran and co-director Mrs. Petelle. Hope to see you at one of these performances.
On Monday, November 12th, DuJardin School will be participating in the Veterans Day collection that will take place at 11:11 a.m. See the 11-11-11 flyer listed below for more information about this collection. At 11:11 a.m. on Monday there will be a schoolwide informational announcement about Veterans Day followed by a moment of silence and then representatives from each classroom will bring donated items to the lobby.
A Wall of Heroes in honor of Veterans Day is being created in the lobby of the school. If you would like to honor a veteran please complete the form located below and return it to school as soon as possible.
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 . 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.
Report cards for first trimester will be going home with all students on Friday, November 16th. Some students are participating in a pilot standards based report card for math, science and work habits which will be attached to the current report card. Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 19th and 20th. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their child's academic and social-emotional progress. Conference times are from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day. In order to sign up for a conference see the link below or call the school office at 630-894-9200.
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
PAC, Pizza and the Principal
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet before the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the DuJardin Conference Room. Parents are invited to this meeting to discuss pertinent school improvement issues such as standards based grading and reporting, the current DuJardin School Report Card from ISBE, 5Essentials Parent Survey and current school improvement goals. Pizza, salad and refreshments will be served at this meeting. Please RSVP at 630-894-9200 to attend this meeting. Hope to see you there.
5Essentials Parent Survey
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: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
11 - 11 - 11 A Veterans Day Program
Our school will participate in the 11 - 11- 11 Veterans Day Program. 11 - 11 - 11 Veterans Day Program is held through Military Outreach USA and is a way to honor our nation's veterans by collecting the basic items needed as they transition from a shelter or transitional housing to a permanent residence.
Please join DuJardin in honoring our veterans by donating basic essential items. See the attached flyer for items needed. You can also make a tax deduction donation to this program.
Please bring donations to DuJardin by November 12th and place them in our lobby.
Thank you for your continued support!
CELEBRATING OUR VETERANS
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.
JAGUARS OF THE WEEK
DuJardin Weekly News
Bloomingdale Lightning FC Soccer Club
See flyer for more information.
Don't forget to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences
One week left to sign up!!
Conferences are held on Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20 beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.
Fruit with Family
Please join us for DuJardin's Fruit with Family
Wednesday, December 12th from 7:45 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Note: Parking will be allowed on the street and in the bus parking lot. Any cars in the bus parking lot MUST be moved by 8:20 a.m.
Please fill out and return this flyer to school by Friday, December 7th.
Due to space in the gym, one family member per student.
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 sd13.org
DuJardin Coat Drive
DuJardin Elementary and Septran Student Transportation are collecting new or gently used winter coats. This is a wonderful way to give to those families in need this winter.
The coat drive will run from November 2nd through November 30th.
You may place your donated coat(s) in the box located in the lobby.
Thank you in advance for your donation!
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!
Parent Advisory Meeting (PAC)
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet before the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the DuJardin Conference Room. Parents are invited to this meeting to discuss pertinent school improvement issues.
Please RSVP at 630-894-9200 to attend this meeting. Hope to see you there.
Metra Safety Essay Contest
Metra is having their annual safety essay contest. This year's theme is "Use Your Senses".
The deadline for entries is Thursday, January 31, 2019
See Flyer for more information
Information About After School Activities
Here are some tips to manage your child's activity load.