Jaguar Journal

September 17, 2020

Principal Post

DuJardin students will head back to school in a "phased in" approach. The plan is to bring back Kindergarten and Self Contained Special Education students on September 28th and then students in grades 1-5 the following weeks. The following is the plan for the return of students in grades K - 5:

  • September 28 - Kindergarten and Self-Contained Special Education Students
  • October 5 - Grades 1, 2, and 3
  • October 13 - Grade 4 and 5
Several weeks ago before school began parents completed a survey to choose between in person or remote learning for their child(ren). An updated survey was sent to parents today in order to give parents a chance to change this decision if desired. The link to this survey is attached and is for Grades 1-5 students only. A different survey has been sent to kindergarten parents. Click on the link below and complete the survey only if a change to your original In person/Remote choice is desired. THis form is due by Monday, September 21st. There will be additional times to change your decision in November and again in March.

Please call the school office if you have questions regarding this placement form.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartelt regarding the student lunches being delivered to school.

Go Orange

Every year the Village of Bloomingdale host a "Go Orange Day" to help raise awareness about hunger.

Order your t-shirts for $5.00 and 15% of your order will be donated to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry! Adult and Student order forms are here.

Message from the Coordinator of Health Services

The State of Illinois is not waiving the requirements for all students who have mandated health forms. Click here to see which grades have mandated paperwork.

Spanish Online Class

Discovery Foreign Language is offering an Online Class for those of you that would like to continue learning Spanish or for any of our beginners.

See flyer for details

PTO News

NEW DuJardin Spiritwear is here!

Show your Jaguar Pride with t-shirts, hoodies, lounge pants, "bling" shirts, car decals, and more. Order today!

Show us your remote workspace contest

What does your remote workspace look? Show us!! Take a picture of your workspace and send it to and include your name and grade by Wednesday, September 23rd. Four winners per grade will win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Click here for more information

Headroom Parent Wanted

If anyone is interested in being a headroom parent for your child's class, please email

Don't miss another important message from the PTO! ๐Ÿ˜Š

You can join the REMIND app for the PTO by texting @djpto to 81010

You can also follow the PTO on Twitter by following @dujardinpto

PTO DUES: Donโ€™t forget to pay your PTO Dues! The PTO will be supporting many virtual activities including back to school contests & other virtual events for all students. Please pay through PushCoin or send a check made payable to DuJardin PTO. Dues are $15 per family.

PTO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Looking for ways to help DuJardin and the PTO, sign up here:

SPIRIT WEAR: We are finalizing information on new Spirit Wear offerings and will send out more details in the Jaguar Journal.

Please check the Jaguar Journal and Twitter for DuJardin PTO information throughout the year.

Twitter @DuJardinPTO

School Safety Brochure

School Safety is an anonymous tip line that is another way you can report anything that threatens the safety of our school. There are brochures and refrigerator magnets available at the school office. To view the brochure, click here.

800-418-6423 ext. 359


TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

It is not safe to walk between cars and in front of oncoming traffic

For the safety of our parents and students, we ask that you do not park your car and walk your child through the parking lot to the door. It is not safe. There are two lanes of traffic; one that stops to drop/pick up students and the other a passing lane. It is hard to see parents and students walking between cars when someone is driving in the passing lane. We ask that you stay in your car and use the drop off line. And as always pull all the way up to the DuJardin sign on Euclid.

Birthday Sign

Want a fun way to say โ€œHappy Birthdayโ€ 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!

Tweet! Tweet!

We encourage you all to follow us on Twitter. Check with your child's teacher to obtain their Twitter handle.