April 7, 2022
Message from Principal Haugens
Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) testing begins next week for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. There are six total tests (3 Math and 3 ELA). Make-Up tests will be administered the following week. Here is a checklist to help your child do his or her best on these tests:
1. Ensure that your child attends school on the days of testing;
2. Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep on the nights before testing;
3. Providing a healthy breakfast, snack, and lunch on the days of testing;
4. Remind your child to ask questions if he/she does not understand the test directions;
5. Let your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best;
6. Advise your child not to worry about the test – just do the best he/she can do.
7. Charge Chromebooks each night
8. Bring headphones or leave headphones at school
Click this link https://www.isbe.net/Pages/IAR.aspx for additional information about the IAR assessments. If you have any further questions about IAR testing or need additional information concerning these state assessments, please call Mr. Haugens at 630-894-9200.
DuJardin has made adjustments to our social distancing procedures. In the classroom, student desks are able to be less than three feet from each other. Many classrooms have already started to have students sit in groups. During the lunch period, all students eat lunch in the gym. We no longer have students eat lunch in the classrooms. Students in 1st-3rd grade eat lunch in the gym during the first period and students in 4th & 5th grade eat during the second period.
DuJardin Elementary School
Bloomingdale School District 13
March 25th, 2022
Child abuse curriculum lessons, otherwise known as the state-mandated Erin’s Law, will once again be conducted in all K-5 classrooms to educate students on safe and unsafe touches, safe and unsafe secrets, and how to get away and tell a trusted adult. Lessons will teach children how to recognize child abuse, equip them with skills to reduce their vulnerability, and encourage them to report abuse. District 13 uses a curriculum entitled Kids In The Know that focuses on teaching the above-mentioned skills. The classroom lessons will be conducted in April and May.
As a parent, I would encourage you to discuss these subjects with your child. You may preview the Kids In The Know curriculum, by age level, by going to Kids In The Know . If you would rather not have your child participate in this instruction, please put your request in writing and send it to the school office attention Ms. Miller. If you have any questions about this or any other related topic, please do not hesitate to call me at 630-894-9200.
Sarah Miller, MSW
DuJardin Family in Need
Last Tuesday night, a student at DuJardin and family lost their house to a fire (all family members and pets made it safely out from the fire). Below is a list of items that the family needs. If you have items or would like to make a donation, feel free to drop it off in the DuJardin office tomorrow or next week. If you would like to make a monetary donation, there is a GoFundMe page set up for the family at https://gofund.me/1453b504
The DuJardin PTO is holding a fundraiser for the family on Monday, April 4th. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Thursday, April 7th-PTO Hot Lunch & 5th Grade band 3:30pm at Westfield
Monday, April 11-Thursday, April 14-IAR Testing Grades 3-5
Tuesday, April 12th-PTO Hot Lunch & PTO Meeting 7pm at DJ IMC
Wednesday, April 13th-PTO Hot Lunch
Thursday, April 14th-PTO Hot Lunch
Friday, April 15th-NO SCHOOL
Thank you for working together to decrease our number of COVID positive cases.
-As a reminder, students should stay at home if they have a fever of 100.0℉ or higher or experience diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting. Students should remain at home until symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours without the aid of medication.
-If a student is sent home from school, he or she should not return to school the next day.
The CDC Signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in children include:
- Fever--Fatigue--Headache--Myalgia (muscle aches)--Cough--Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea--New loss of taste or smell--Sore throat--Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing--Abdominal pain (Kids usually say stomach ache)--Diarrhea--Nausea or vomiting--Poor appetite or poor feeding
Students returning to school after having any of the COVID symptoms will need a negative COVID test. This testing can be completed at school ONLY if we have a signed consent form on file. If we do not have a negative test or a signed Consent Form, your child will not be allowed in class. During that situation students sit in the office until we are able to contact parents to obtain a signature or to be picked up.
Your student can avoid this lengthy process if the Consent Form is already on file. If you would like to permit your student to be tested for COVID at school when they have been symptomatic, please print the form below for each of your children, sign it, and return it to school if you have not already done so.
Student Placement Information
This request form is due back to Mr. Haugens by Friday, April 8th. Although a request form is not required, parent input about a child’s academic experiences can provide valuable insight to this process. Please remember that considerations for placing students in classes include but are not limited to class size, gender ratio, academic levels, student learning styles, specific student needs, diversity, and student peer relations. It is not recommended that a parent request a specific teacher due to the fact that requests are difficult to satisfy and teaching assignments can change from school year to school year. If you have questions about this form, please phone Mr. Patrick Haugens at 630-894-9200.
New Student Registration Open Now
New Student Registration(includes new students to the district and Kindergarten students) for the 2022-2023 school year has now opened. Please fill out the New Student Enrollment form to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year and provide all the necessary documentation. New Student Enrollment Page
Returning student registration will open in late March 2022, more information will be provided in the journal when available.
Returning Student Registration
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 opened on March 14, 2022. Please refer to the informational email message that was sent to the primary parent / guardian's email account. To complete the registration form, parents / guardians will need to log-in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not remember your username or password, a Forgot Password option is available with the PowerSchool Parent portal.
HOT LUNCH NEWS!
The April and May hot lunch calendars are now available! Get your orders in now. The last day for hot lunch this school year will be May 19. Also, Buona is having to replace pretzels with chips for the rest of the year and you will see that reflected on the ordering calendar.
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: email@example.com
ORDERING DEADLINES REMINDER: The deadline for Tuesday lunch is Friday, Wednesday lunch is Saturday and the deadline for Thursday is Sunday. Learn more here: https://www.sd13.org/PTO.aspx.
PLEASE DO NOT DELETE YOUR STUDENT: From the Buona Lunch ordering system.
You will be unable to make changes to existing orders and your order history will not
be viewable if your student is deleted.
Hot Lunch Volunteers: We are in need of Hot Lunch volunteers! We cannot run this program without parent volunteer support. It’s only an hour and not an every week commitment. Sign up on the days that work for you here: Hot lunch sign up.
A great big THANK YOU to our DuJardin and greater Bloomingdale community for participating in the Portillo's fundraiser earlier this week. We were able to raise $500 that we will be donating in full to the DuJardin family who lost their house to a fire last month.
Please join us next week for our PTO Meeting. We have so many fun things planned for the end of the year. Come and find out how to get involved in BINGO night, Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Spring Book Fair, Field Day and activities for next year! Join us Tuesday, April 12 at 7 pm in the IMC or virtually here: https://meet.google.com/cyt-hatv-dra?authuser=1
Make sure when you are paying for your students' 2022-2023 registration fees, add your PTO Dues to your cart by clicking on "Webstore" under your student's name and scrolling down to "DuJardin PTO FAMILY Membership 2022-2023" and click "add to cart". This will eliminate having to pay for it on Information Day in August.
It is an election year for our Vice President and Treasurer positions. Our nominees this year are:
Vice President - Melissa Graham
Treasurer - Alyssa Syputa
If you are interested in also running for one of these positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Elections will be held at our May PTO meeting on May 10.
Yearbook Order Form
Purchase a yearbook today! Make this year a great year full of memories and dreams!
1. Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate
2. Enter our school’s passcode: 1014102976314642
Yearbook Price: $20.31
Hardcover is an additional $6.95
Order Deadline: April 22, 2022
Orders will be accepted past the deadline, but you will be responsible for the cost of shipping.
3. Please make sure the student’s correct grade level, classroom teacher, and the student’s first and last name is correct to guarantee delivery!
*All yearbooks will be mailed to DuJardin. Yearbooks will be distributed to students when they arrive.
Community Collaboration Group
Bloomingdale School District 13 is creating an opportunity to bring local residents together to discuss district-wide issues, learn about the school district, and address concerns through the Community Collaboration Group. The Group will have their first projected meeting sometime after Spring Break and it is my hope that you will consider being part of this effort to increase communication and knowledge of the District within the community. Going forward, the Group will meet between 3-4 times per year. If you are interested in being considered part of this group, please email Dr. Bartelt at email@example.com by Monday, April 11.
Thank you again for your continued interest in District 13 and your willingness to volunteer!
Summer 2022 Basketball and Soccer Camps
The dates and times have been set for both basketball and soccer summer camps. The camps are for any incoming 1st thru 6th graders (the grade your child will be in the Fall). If you are interested in having your child attend one or both of these camps, then please click on the registration link here. Please fill out all the necessary information and send that in with your check to either your child’s main office at their school or Westfield’s main office. Note: Camp will be held at DuJardin Elementary this year. This is a change from previous years.
Contact Kelly Hilden for any information regarding the camps.
630-529-6211 ext. 5372
Run, Walk & Roll Fundraiser
Join Marklund this spring as we return in-person (and virtual!) Marklund's 5th Annual Run, Walk and Roll 5K/1 Mile is scheduled for April 24, 2022 at 8:30am. Your participation and/or fundraising supports the care of the residents and students we serve at Marklund.
More information and to register please visit: www.marklund.org/5kbloomingdale
SEL @ DuJardin
During the month of April, DuJardin will focus on the character trait, Accountability, as an entire school. We feel that accountability is a trait that students need to be successful in school and life. In order to #LeadLikeAJaguar, we must be accountable for our thoughts, words, and actions. This trait closely aligns with the Character Counts! Pillar of Responsibility. During the month, classrooms will introduce & define accountability as being responsible for your thoughts, words, and actions. Students have a chance to earn an Accountability Paw for demonstrating the character trait. The Accountability Paw will be placed in a drawing for weekly prizes and be recognized on morning announcements. There will also be a weekly read aloud by Mr. Haugens based on a book with an Accountability Theme. This weeks book: Even Super Heroes Make Mistakes: https://youtu.be/JFKZucX7ZyA
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Hosty- email@example.com
Nurse's Office Contact Information:
Laura Mills- firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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