Jaguar Journal

November 1, 2018

Principal Post

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 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

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.

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:

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

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

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 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.

Thank you

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.

Critical Thinking Workshop

This workshop is to help prepare students Grade's 1 - 6 to prepare for exams such as MAP, PSAE, and PSAT. See flyer for information.

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

630-924-2740 or

go on line to

Open to residents and non-residents

Daylight Savings Time - Sunday, November 4th at 2 a.m.

Time to turn your clocks back one hour this weekend and get more zzzzzzz's !!

And don't forget to change your batteries!!

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

Spirit Day

Friday, November 2nd is SPIRIT DAY!!!

Let's show your SPIRIT by wearing your Spirit Wear or our school colors!

Go Jaguars!!

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.

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!

Holiday Shopping Boutique

Come and join us for our 5th Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique and enjoy over 25 craft vendors!!

DuJardin School

November 2nd

6 p.m. to 8 p.m

Please bring a canned good to be donated to the local food pantry as your entry fee.


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!!

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.

Finance Community Forum

Join us at the Bloomingdale School District 13 District Office for the Finance Community Forum

164 S. Euclid Ave

Tuesday, November 6th 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

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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