Jaguar Journal

November 7, 2019

Principal Post

Calling on ALL Veterans! DuJardin School will be hosting a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 11th between 12:15-2:00 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 (3rd-5th grades) followed by a chorus program in the gym. If you are a Veteran and would like to participate in these festivities on Monday, November 11th, please RSVP the school office at 630-894-9200 by November 8th.

In observance of American Education Week, November 11th - 15th, parents are cordially invited to visit their child's classes on Thursday, November 14th 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 8th.

Please observe the following guidelines if you plan on visiting classrooms on November 14th.

  • 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 14th.


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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Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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

Lorado Taft Trip for 5th Grade

The CORRECT Lorado Taft trip dates are January 7th, 8th, 9th. Please mark your personal calendars with the correct dates.

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

A letter from our social worker Mrs. Treanor

Please read this letter from Mrs.Treanor about Erin's Law.

Mrs. Rizza's 5th Grade Class

In science, students are creating their own zoo exhibits that meet all of an animal's basic needs.

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.

DJ Reader

Attached is your November DJ Reader Newsletter. This newsletter contains some great reading suggestions for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Early Dismissal Wednesday, November 20th 1:40pm 1st - 5th

Thank you

A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Biemolt and Mrs. Hubberts for volunteering on picture retake day!


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.

Calling All Veterans

The students and staff of DuJardin School would like to cordially invite all Veterans to join us for lunch and our Veterans Day Chorus Program Monday, November 11, 2019. RSVP is required. Please see invitation for details.

Pictures wanted

DuJardin will help celebrate Veterans Day with a Veterans Day Concert performed by the 4th and 5th grade chorus and we need your help! Please send pictures of any family member that is/was in the Armed Services to Miss Doran at Pictures can include your child(ren) but it is not a necessity. These pictures will be shown in a slideshow during the performances at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and only seen by those in attendance. The slideshow will not be displayed on any social media. Feel free to include names, relation, the branch of the military, and any other information about the pictures in the email. Pictures must be sent by the end of the day Monday, November 4th to be included in the slideshow. Any questions can also be directed to Miss Doran. Thank you in advance!

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.

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.
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Bloomingdale Park District

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Youth Open Gym.

See this flyer for details.

Bloomingdale Lightning FC mid-season tryouts!

Date: 11/23/2019

Location: Chicago Street Soccer in Stratford Square Mall.

· 5:30-6:30 pm for birth years (2012 – 2010)

· 6:30-7:30 pm for birth years (2009 – 2007)

· 7:30-8:30 pm for birth years (2006 – 2004)


For info:

New STEM Programs at the Bloomingdale Park District

Please see flyer for program details. Registration is required.

Super Science DNA - Tuesday, November 5th

littleBits - Thursday, November 14th

Coding: Basic Training - Offered by the Bloomingdale Park District

Coding: Basic Training Starts November 21st

Register now!

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering

Jelly Bean Sport Shorts

Jelly Bean Basketball

Jelly Bean Soccer Prep

See flyer for details.

Badminton for Girls

Lake Park High School is offering a Badminton program for girls. Click here for program and registration information.

Abracadabra Magic!

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering a Magic class for kids aged 5-12. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Sign up now.

PTO News

Fall Fundraiser Pick up





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

Roller Skating Party

DuJardin's Fall Roller Skating Party is on

Thursday, November 14th

6:30 - 8:30

See flyer for details

Holiday Shopping Boutique

Our Holiday Shopping Boutique is Friday, November 22nd from 6pm-9pm. We are currently accepting vendor applications for crafters and independent sales consultants. An application is attached here if you know of anyone who may be interested.

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 small yellow tye dye $12.00

1 youth medium grey jaguar shirt $15

1 youth medium black glitter bling (runs small) $20

SOLD OUT 1 adult L black glitter bling $20

SOLD OUT youth small pink heart bling $20

2 youth XL pink bling $20

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Hot Lunch Program

The hot lunch program offered through Buona Restaurant.

* Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance - due the Wednesday before if ordering weekly.

* The website is Our school code is DUJAR.

* NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

Mark your personal calendars with the dates you purchased lunch.

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.

Spanish Club - Winter session registration now open. See DuJardin Clubs below