Jaguar Journal

October 4, 2018

Principal Post

The annual Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS! Celebration night was held Tuesday evening. Students from DuJardin, Erickson, Westfield, Winnebago, and St. Isidore performed various songs during the event. Bloomingdale Village Trustee, Frank Bucaro helped present the 2018 American Character Youth Awards. Congratulations to DuJardin fifth grader, Cameron Klinetobe (see photo) for being one of the recipients of this award. DuJardin 3rd graders performed the songs, "All You need is Love" and a "Gotta Be Fair" under the direction of music teacher, Miss Doran. This year's theme celebrated the orange pillar of Fairness.

On Friday, October 5th students will not be in attendance due to Teacher Institute Day. Staff members will meet as a district at Erickson and be involved in standards based grading and reporting practices with consultant Lisa Westman. Grade level teams will be work on the development of proficiency scales, aligning assessments to the standards, and discussing grading principles. Lisa Westman will be at Westfield on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a Parent University presentation on standards based grading and reporting. MARK YOUR CALENDAR as ALL District #13 parents are invited to attend this presentation.

Students will not be attendance on Friday, October 5th for Teacher's Institute Day or on Monday, October 8th as we observe Christopher Columbus Day.

Important message from our Superintendent Dr. Jon Bartelt

DuJardin Parents/Guardians,

Please read the letter below from Dr. Jon Bartelt, Superintendent of District 13.


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!

Go Jaguars!!

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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

Conferences are held on Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20 beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.

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DuJardin School District 13 Blood Drive

Come out and join us for our Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 10th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. Representatives from Lifesource will be on hand, appointments recommended-walk ins welcome. Be well, stay hydrated and bring your id.

Give now and help save lives!

Halloween Lunch Dismissal

The permission slip for children who desire to go home for lunch to dress in their Halloween costumes on October 31st is linked below. Permission slips need to be returned to their teachers by Wednesday, October 24th.

October 31st dismissal is as follows

11:55 a.m .Last names that start with A - L

12:05 p.m. Last names that start with M - Z

Your child must be back at school by 1:00 pm

The morning kindergarten parade on October 31st will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the party following from 10:15 - 11:15. Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 9:45 and 11:20 a.m . All cars must be removed by 11:30.

The afternoon parade for all students will be at 1:30 p.m. and classroom parties will follow the parade and begin at approximately 2:00 to 3:00 . Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. All cars must be removed by 3:15 pm to accommodate our buses.

Halloween Fun

See the link below with important information from the Bloomingdale Police Department in regards to Halloween. Be safe and have fun!


October is a month long community sock drive. Please donate a NEW pair of socks today to help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. On average 600,000 people in the USA live on the streets. Socks are the least donated item and with another cold winter on the way these socks would certainly make a difference.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and thank you for your donation!

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.

Standards Based Parent University

Mark your calendars. October 11, 2018 is a D13 Parent university to be held at Westfield Middle School.

PTO News

The next PTO meeting is Tuesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. in the IMC

All parents are invited and welcome to join!

DuJardin Fundraiser

Last week we had an exciting assembly showcasing the Cherrydale Fundraiser. Money is being raised to add fans to the gymnasium to improve the conditions during gym, assemblies and after school events.

If you sell 10 or more items, we will reach our goal. There are some really fantastic buys; From David's Cookies you have a choice of soups, pizza, bread, cheese spread and so much more. From the Home catalog you have baking and cooking utensils, assortments of candies and cheese cake, and who doesn't love........... wrapping paper!!!!

You can show your support by registering your student for online selling and by sharing the brochure in person with friends, family, neighbors and at work to help maximize the impact of this fundraiser.

Make checks payable to DuJardin PTO

Orders are due October 11th

****Important Reminder****

This is a friendly reminder that 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 put 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!

COD Food Truck Rally

Did you know that 20% of Lake Park High School graduates choose COD as their first college? DuJardin students (i.e. future Lake Park Lancers) can help build the Lake Park High School Scholarship at College of DuPage! Bring friends, family, teammates, and future Lancers to the COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m. We might even have a few former Lancers on staff at DuJardin, so this is a great way to give back to their alma mater. When individuals sign up for the 5K, their registration fee can help support a dedicated scholarship for a Lancer attending COD. To register, visit www.cod,edu/5K. While there, check out the stellar lineup of outrageous food trucks, family-friendly activities and more. No need to register for the race to enjoy diverse cuisine from 17 sensational food trucks. DuJardin Running Club Girls - make sure to wear a team shirt! DuJardin students and staff - be sure to wear DuJardin spirit wear to represent your school!

What: COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 2 to 8 p.m. (Race starts at 4:30 p.m.)

Where: College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn