Jaguar Journal

December 16, 2021

Message from Principal Haugens

Dear DuJardin Families,

I hope all students and families have a wonderful winter break. Please enjoy the next two weeks by spending time with family and friends, relaxing, and reflecting on all the positives from the past year. Tis the season for giving and for being grateful! Safe travels to those families traveling during the winter break. We look forward to seeing all the students back at school on Monday, January 3, 2022!

Thanks to ALL who donated to DuJardin's Howl-I-Day Tree and Strong Like Kate Toy & Activity Fundraiser. We are still accepting donations tomorrow. Please view the fliers for more information.

A reminder that ALL clothing and other items from the "Lost and Found" will be donated. If your child is missing something, you may want to have them check the "Lost and Found" located in the front lobby of the school one more time before leaving for break. We placed all "Lost and Found" items on a table for easy viewing by students.

PLEASE MARK YOUR NEW YEAR CALENDAR - The January Noon Dismissal School Improvement Day scheduled for January 21st has been moved to Friday, January 14th. Students will be dismissed at Noon on Friday, January 14th.

Patrick Haugens


Important Dates

Friday, December 17th-Holiday Parties 12:50pm & Early Release at 1:40pm

Monday, December 20th-Sunday January 2nd-Winter break

Monday, January 3rd-School Resumes

Tuesday, January 4th-PTO Hot Lunch

Wednesday, January 5th-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday, January 6th-PTO Hot Lunch

Early Release Day Tomorrow

There will be an Early Release Day tomorrow. Grades 1-5 will be released at 1:40pm. KDG will be released at their normal time.

Board of Education Meeting

There will be a Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 20th at 7:00pm. Please follow the link below for instructions on how to access the webinar.

Webinar Instructions

PTO News


January and February are now open to order. We have added hot dogs on Tuesday and chicken sandwiches on Thursday. Get your orders in your after holiday break now so you don’t forget!

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:

Volunteer Opportunity-Mr. Haugens is looking for a few parents to help re-shelve books in the library. Please email him at if you are interested in helping.

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

Talent Show Information

You are cordially invited to join us for DuJardin’s Got Talent. This year’s final performance will be recorded and broadcasted during a virtual assembly on Friday, March 25, 2022! We are looking for a variety of performers ranging from actors, singers, dancers, cheerleaders, musicians, comedians and more! Students in grades 1-5 are able to participate. In order to participate we will require that students have turned in all permission slips, lyrics, and music to Mrs. Lents (room 116) by Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Permission Slip

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 Rainbow Connection

Click the link below to see what the students have been up to in Art with Mrs. Bevente.

Rainbow Connection

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!

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

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