November 29, 2018
The first 4th and 5th grade Genius Hour Fair was a great success last evening! Thanks to the 4th and 5th grade students for presenting their projects and to all who attended this worthwhile event. A huge thanks to both Mrs. Novotny and Mrs. Eggert for creating, planning and organizing this event with the students - well done!!
Thanks to all the parents that attended the recent Parent-Teacher conferences last week, your support is greatly appreciated.
The winter session of MAP testing begins next week for first through fifth grades and will continue through Friday, December 21st.
Winter has come early this year which means more parents are dropping off and picking up their children at school. Here are a few reminders that will help make morning drop off and afternoon pick up at school more tolerable:
In order to keep the traffic flow moving in the morning we ask that no one leave their car unattended in the drop off lane and that any drop offs be made quickly.
If you need to accompany your child to line in the morning find a parking space in the lot and walk them across traffic to their line.
In the afternoon do not park your car in the drive thru lane and walk across the parking lot to pick up your child(ren) near the front doors or along the curb. Not only is this a dangerous practice but this backs up the traffic flow and is inconsiderate to those parents waiting patiently.
At the end of the day the entire student pick up process takes about 8 minutes even on the busiest afternoons so your patience with this matter is greatly appreciated. If you want to avoid all the traffic, plan on picking your child up at 3:35.
There are a few places you can park and wait for your child, such as Euclid Ct., Tee Ln., S. Prairie Ave. (near Marklund Center behind the school), or Freeport Dr. Make arrangements with your child to use one of these alternative pick up sites and meet there after school.
Students will begin their winter vacation Monday, December 24th through Friday, January 4th . School will resume on Monday, January 7th . Please remind your son/daughter to bring home clothing items, needed class materials, and their winter gear. Please remind your child not to leave any food items in school and to clean out their locker/desk.
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/
Festival Of Lights Opening Night
See flyer for a schedule of events.
Hope to see you there!!
JAGUARS OF THE WEEK
The spelling club is offered to students in third through eighth grades from DuJardin and Westfield Schools.
See the attached permission slip for more information. Please return the bottom portion of the permission slip to either Mrs. Lents or Mrs. Nelson by Friday, December 7th.
Lake Park High School 2019 Summer Theatre Camp
See the attached flyer and information sheet.
Students may also enroll online at: http://drama.lphs.org/summer-theatre-camp.html
Fruit with Family
Please join us for DuJardin's Fruit with Family
Wednesday, December 12th from 7:45 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Note: Parking will be allowed on the street and in the bus parking lot. Any cars in the bus parking lot MUST be moved by 8:20 a.m.
Please fill out and return this flyer to school by Friday, December 7th.
Due to space in the gym, one family member per student.
Sensory Time - Offered By The Bloomingdale Library
No PTO meeting in December
Skate Night was a success!!
DuJardin Coat Drive
DuJardin Elementary and Septran Student Transportation are collecting new or gently used winter coats. This is a wonderful way to give to those families in need this winter.
The coat drive will run from November 2nd through November 30th.
You may place your donated coat(s) in the box located in the lobby.
Thank you in advance for your donation!
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!
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.