November 1, 2018
Congratulation to DuJardin School for being named an Exemplary School by the Illinois State Board of Education. This designation means that DuJardin is performing in the top 10% of all schools statewide based on a variety of factors including, English Language Arts proficiency, math proficiency, academic growth, English Learner progress, science proficiency, and chronic absenteeism . There are nearly 4,000 schools serving over 2 million students in the State of Illinois.
Click the link https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/ for more information on this tremendous recognition. Check out the ISBE Report Card document.
Additional information about the Illinois Report Card can be found at https://www.isbe.net/support.
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
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 (3rd-5th grades). 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.
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
IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health News Release
We have been notified by IDPH pertaining to Acute Flaccid Myelitis. You may have heard about it from your local news. AMF is a serious but uncommon condition. If you have any questions about Acute Flaccid Myelitis or have any of it's symptoms, please contact your health care professional.
Click here for more information
Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher Coferences
Two week's 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.
Urgent PowerSchool Information *** UPDATE***
A few weeks ago you should have received an email from our Technical Department that included a new Access ID and Password. If you have not done so already, please follow those instructions to sign on to powerschool and create a new account. It is imperative that this process is completed as soon as possible.
This is the notice that was in the October 11th Journal:
Please read the following letter from Dr. Jon Bartelt, Superintendent of District 13. This letter has some important information regarding PowerSchool and some issues we have been having and how we are resolving them.
Beginning Saturday, October 13, 2018, parents may set up a new PowerSchool account.
Critical Thinking Workshop
Saturday, November 3rd
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration is required
Any one interested can call the Youth Services Dept. at the Bloomingdale Public Library at
go on line to http://www.mybpl.org/
Open to residents and non-residents
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
Picture Retake Day November 6th
Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 6th in the morning. If you require an order form, please let your students teacher know and we can send one home. All order forms are due on retake day, November 6th.
In order for students to have retakes, they must have been absent for the original picture day, did not bring their money, or are new to DuJardin and missed having their pictures taken.
Students who have had their picture taken and want to have it taken again can do so only if they have their entire package and return it to the photographer.
Orders that were received late will be arriving at a later time. We will send those home as soon as they arrive.
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.