Jaguar Journal

November 8, 2018

Principal Post

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
Thanks in advance for following the above guidelines while visiting classrooms on Thursday, November 15th.

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:

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!


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

Early Dismissal

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Early Dismissal is at 1:40 p.m. Grades 1 - 5

PM Kindergarten is in session

Wacky Wednesday

It's Wacky Wednesday Time

November 14th

.25 to participate

Wear backward shirts, wacky clothes, different shoes, hats allowed. NO props

Sponsored by Student Council

Genius Hour Fair

DuJardin School's First Ever GENIUS HOUR FAIR

4th and 5th grade student's will be presenting their individual passion projects "Science Fair Style" to all attendees.

DuJardin Elementary School

Wednesday, November 28th

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bloomingdale Lightning FC Soccer Club

Bloomingdale Lightning FC Soccer Club is holding their mid-season tryout!

See flyer 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 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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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!!

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

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.

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!

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!


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