Jaguar Journal

January 16, 2020

Principal Post

Thanks to the Bloomingdale Office Depot/OfficeMax and General Manager, Khurram Syed for the donated school supplies that were dropped off at DuJardin School this week. These supplies will be distributed to students and families at various school activities over the next several weeks.

The week of February 3rd students in grades 1-4 will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. The OLSAT is designed to measure abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students in grades 1-2 will take three assessments in verbal and nonverbal modalities while students in grades 3-4 will take one assessment covering both areas. Verbal and nonverbal scores in addition to the total score, provide a more complete picture of students’ abilities. OLSAT results will be shared with parents during the 3rd trimester.

2019-2020 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about DuJardin School. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2019-2020 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 DuJardin 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:

Assistant Principal Post

We are experiencing an increase in those who choose to park in the lot and walk students into the school through the parking lot. Not using the crosswalk located at the DuJardin building entrance poses a safety risk as we have two car lanes running. We are asking that you utilize the carline to drop students off.

PLEASE PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD. We have safety patrols who will help your child exit the car safely. Also, Mr. Dwyer and Mrs. Frattinger are outside to monitor the safety of all students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at any time.

Please take this very short survey regarding early release day

The survey is measuring what day of the week should early release be scheduled for the 2020-2021 school year. Your input is very important to us. Thank you.

Please click on this link


Submit student and family "Good News" here to be featured in future Journals!

Tell Me Something Good Tuesday: Read about or listen to celebrations and highlights from students and staff at DuJardin.

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**Monday, January 20th No School**

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this very important letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartlet regarding the delivery of student lunches.

School Safety Brochure

School Safety is an anonymous tip line that is another way you can report anything that threatens the safety of our school. There are brochures and refrigerator magnets available at the school office. To view the brochure, click here.

800-418-6423 ext. 359


TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

DuJardin Passport to Science

Join us for an exciting presentation about Science presented by Bill Belliveau.

Open the flyer below and click on the RSVP Link or scan the QR Code to RSVP for Family Science Night.

See flyer for information

Pre-school Screening Bloomingdale School District 13

Pre-school Screening will be conducted in School District 13 throughout the school year for all children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years old. You must live within the District 13 boundaries. See flyer for details.

Someone else taking your child home? Are they walking with friends instead of being picked up?

Please send a written note or email your child's teacher if there is a change in the way he or she is going home. Your child will only be dismissed in the manner in which we have on record unless we have a note.

Lake Park Choral Parent Association Presents FROZEN SING-AlONG

Saturday, February 15, 2020, Doors open at 1:00pm. $5.00 per person - tickets available at the door. Your ticket will allow you photo opportunities with your favorite characters and a special treat to take home! Click here for more information.

Hockey Showdown

Kids VS. Police

January 18th 1pm - 3pm

Circle Park Rink

See flyer to register through the Bloomingdale Park District

Yearbook Messages

Leave your student(s) a memorable message in the yearbook. Complete this form and return it to Miss. Kenny or Mrs. Dyer by Friday, February 14, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

Jaguars of the week

Each week the teachers recognize students from their classrooms for demonstrating outstanding character based on the attitudes or actions that fall under the Character Counts Pillars: Congratulations to the following students for being nominated this week.

Two Fun Programs offered by the Bloomingdale Park District


The Bloomingdale Park District if offering FREE programs. Click here for a list.

Save The Date

District 13 Education Foundation Beer & Wine Tasting to be held on Friday, May 1 2020 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. Proceeds from the event help us to fund grants for the district's teachers. More information to follow.

Announcing a new Theatre Group - The Mackenzie Project

Theatre has always been a place of inclusion: a safe place that welcomes anyone who wants to perform, play, build, design, direct and hang out and make friends. What we are doing with the Mackenzie Project is inviting students in grades 3 -12, with special needs and without, who are interested in working together to put on a show at the end of the year. The performance will feature students with special needs in the starring roles and be the leaders of crews, while being supported by student peer mentors. For more details go to:

PTO News

It's B-I-N-G-O Time!!

Join us on Friday, January 24th for an exciting night of


6:30pm - 8:00pm

Here is a list of the fun exciting raffle items.

Come for some food, prizes and fun. Hope to see you there!

Time To Order Hot Lunch for February and March

Hot Lunch Program - Buona Restaurant

February/March menus are available! Please order lunches for February/March!

Hot dogs are back on the menu on Thursdays starting in February.

PLEASE NOTE: If your student is out of school but has hot lunch, please call the school office before lunch so the volunteers can be notified to pull your child's lunch. Lunches can be picked up during the lunch time.

Don't miss another important message from the PTO! 😊

You can join the REMIND app for the PTO by texting @djpto to 81010

You can also follow the PTO on Twitter by following @dujardinpto

Volunteers Wanted to hang Artwork

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help hang artwork for Mrs. Maksimuk. If anyone is interested e-mail Melissa Johnson at

Spirit Wear t-shirt sale!

Spirit wear t-shirts for sale! We have a few items left in stock. If interested please contact Elizabeth Threadgill at While supplies last.

1 youth medium grey jaguar shirt $15

2 youth XL pink bling $20

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!

Tweet! Tweet!

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

Mad Science Club offers Brand New Classes - See DuJardin clubs below for flyer - Starts 2/14