Jaguar Journal

December 2, 2021

Message from Principal Haugens

Dear Parents,

The first official day of winter is Tuesday, December 21st, but we all know the weather starts to get cold sooner than that. We have been lucky to have some nice weather the past week, but it will not last too much longer.

As we start to get into the colder months of the year, I wanted to remind both parents and students to dress for the weather. Students line up outside before school and go outdoors for recess when the air temperature including “wind chill” is 10 degrees Fahrenheit or above. 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.

If a student is healthy enough to attend school they are also healthy enough to go outside for recess. A doctor’s note is needed in order for a student to stay in at recess.

The Bloomingdale School District uses an emergency phone broadcast system and notification service throughout our school community. This service is called Swift Reach and enables us to communicate with parents about emergency situations including any significant weather event and the need to cancel school for the day. Emergency school closing information can be sent to your family's home, work, or cell phone.

  • When a call comes from the school (or district), your caller ID will display the school (or district) phone number.
  • It is important that DuJardin School has all of your current telephone numbers so that you will not miss out on any important communication.
  • Please contact the school office if you need to update a phone number or email address.

I hope everyone has a happy and joyous holiday season. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments, or feedback. The best way to reach me would be via email or phone: or 630-894-9200.

Patrick Haugens

Principal at DuJardin

Important Dates

Monday December 6th-Friday December 17th-Map Testing Window Open

Monday December 6th- Kindness Assembly

Tuesday December 7, 2021-PTO Hot Lunch

Wednesday December 8,2021-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday December 9, 2021-PTO Hot Lunch

Friday December 10, 2021-Spirit Day & Report Cards Sent Home

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:

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

Teachers Favorites- Want to give your favorite teacher or staff member a holiday gift? Their favorite things lists are now updated for 2021 and live on the website here: Teacher Favorites.

Toy Drive for Lurie Children's Hospital-It’s the season of giving and giving back. Help us provide toys and activities for sick children staying at Lurie Children’s hospital. We will be collecting new unwrapped toys, games, books, craft supplies and activities for all ages from 11/19 - 12/10 as part of the 2nd Annual Strong Like Kate Toy & Activity Drive.

Save the date- Holiday Magic is back! It is one of the students’ favorite events all year long, shopping for their family! Save the date, December 15st!

Volunteer Opportunity-Mrs. Bevente is looking for volunteers to help hang artwork around school. Please contact her if you are interested:

Volunteer Opportunity-Mr. Haugens is looking for a few parents to help shelve books in the library. It would be 1-2 hours a week per volunteer. Please email him at if you are interested in helping.

Lost and Found

We have quite a bit of items in our Lost & Found bin. The Lost & Found bin will be placed in the vestibule for the next two weeks in case parents would like to stop by DuJardin between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm to claim an item that might have been lost. Any items left in the Lost & Found bin after Friday, December 17th will be donated.

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-


The Bloomingdale Park District, in partnership with the Rana-Reagan Pharmacy, is hosting a Pfizer vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years old from 4-7 p.m. on November 19th, ( Friday). The second dose will be administered on December 10th, (Friday) same time same place as the first one. No appointment needs to be made for the second dose. Please have children wear short sleeves and bring photo ID of parent/guardian and prescription insurance card if available.

Please fill out the Consent Form and bring it with you on the day of the event.

Bloomingdale Park District

Johnston Recreation Center Gymnasium

172 S. Circle Avenue


Pfizer vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years old:

First dose November 19th, (Friday)

Second dose December 10th, (Friday same time as first. No appointment needs to be made for the second dose)

Registration link below

Registration for Vaccine

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!

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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

Covid Information