Jaguar Journal

January 20, 2022

Message from Principal Haugens

5Essentials Survey

Bloomingdale SD13 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. To take the survey, please visit and select the appropriate survey.

All Bloomingdale SD13 teachers, as well as students in 4th - 8th grade, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

Patrick Haugens


DuJardin Elementary School

Bloomingdale School District 13


Important Dates

Tuesday, January 26th-PTO Hot Lunch, DJ Spelling Bee 4pm

Wednesday, January 27th-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday, January 28th-PTO Hot Lunch, 5th Grade Band Rehearsal 3:30pm

Friday, January 29th-Spirit Day

Building Resilience in our Children

The DuPage Regional Office of Education and Dr. Melissa Sadin invite the public to join

them for a live-streamed event as they share the impact social distancing and social isolation

had on students, parents, and teachers. Dr. Sadin, an expert on developmental trauma,

will explain the impact of the pandemic on children. She will also discuss how it may have

affected you. Specific strategies for supporting your children and healing from the pandemic will be provided. Participants will leave this engaging session with hope for a brighter future.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 9896 6639
Passcode: 062538

PTO News


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: djpto13@Ā

ORDERING DEADLINES REMINDER: The deadline for Tuesday lunch is Friday, Wednesday lunch is Saturday and the deadline for Thursday is Sunday. Learn more here:

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.

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:

Bundt Cake Fundraiser

Bundt Cake Certificates: Our Nothing Bundt Cakes fundraiser is now running! Purchase Gift

certificates which can be redeemed for bundlet cakes at the Elmhurst location just in time for Valentines Day!

SEL @ DuJardin

SEL @ DuJardin: During the month of January, all grade levels will focus on emotions SELF-AWARENESS and regulation strategies SELF-MANAGEMENT. All students will be introduced to the Zones of Regulation & strategies to ensure we stay calm and in control of our emotions throughout the day. Understanding & Regulating emotions is important if we want to #LeadLikeAJaguar. All of us will encounter NOT-OK situations in our lives and will need strategies/techniques to stay calm in order to make respectful and responsible decisions.

What are the Zones of Regulation: The Zones of Regulation categorizes all the different emotions/feelings into four concrete colored zones.

The Red Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with anger, rage, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.

The Yellow Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.

The Green Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with being happy, focused, content, or ready to learn. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.

The Blue Zone: Thoughts and feelings associated with being sad, tired, sick, or bored.

Regulation Strategy/Tip of the Week: Color My Mood

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Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is BACK at DuJardin!

Accelerated Reader®

Accelerated Reader® is a reading incentive program at DuJardin Elementary School. Students in 2nd - 5th grade are able to read AR books from the DuJardin or public libraries, home or anywhere they can find and read a book! After reading the book, students can take an AR test. The multiple-choice AR tests measure student comprehension. Points are awarded based on the length and difficulty of the story.

You can find the Accelerated Reader link -

  • On your teacher’s Google Classroom

  • The Library Google Classroom

  • The DuJardin Library Webpage (

Students can take as many tests as they like, 7 days a week!

AR Point Club:

Students are recognized on morning announcements, have their name placed on the AR Virtual Point Club Board and receive a reading award after certain point milestones (25 points, 50 points, etc.).

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-

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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