Jaguar Journal

October 24, 2019

Principal Post

Reminder: The Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance - orders are due the Wednesday before if ordering weekly, monthly etc.

On Tuesday, October 29th students in third through fifth grades will take a short school culture and climate survey. Students will be asked to rate a variety of statements about DuJardin School, the staff, and the curriculum. The results from this survey will help direct future school improvement efforts.

A REMINDER to parents about the Halloween parade and parties scheduled for next Thursday, October 31st. ONLY those parents on the PTO Room parent invite list will be allowed into the classroom parties following the school parade. There is a limit of six parents per classroom. The weather looks cool and cloudy for next Thursday, which means the parade may be held outdoors. Parents and guests will be able to view the parade starting at 1:30 outside in the bus parking lot and the front sidewalk along Euclid Ave. If there is inclement weather parents and guests will be able to view the parade in the gym.

Students going home at lunch to put on their costumes will need a completed and signed permission slip to be dismissed from the building at that time. Students with a last name beginning with A-L will be dismissed at 11:55, and students with a last name beginning with M-Z will be dismissed at 12:05. We ask that parents adhere to these pick up times as the parking lot gets very busy during both pick-up times. Students with hot lunch will be able to pick up their lunch in the gym before exiting the building. The permission slip is linked below in the Halloween Lunch Dismissal post.

Calling on ALL Veterans! DuJardin School will be hosting a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 11th between 12:15-2:00 p.m. ALL Veterans are invited to join 4th and 5th grade students for a luncheon followed by a hallway appreciation parade and then a Q & A session in various classrooms (3rd-5th grades) followed by a chorus program in the gym. If you are a Veteran and would like to participate in these festivities on Monday, November 11th, please RSVP the school office at 630-894-9200 by November 8th.

In observance of American Education Week, November 11th - 15th, parents are cordially invited to visit their child's classes on Thursday, November 14th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and then again from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (all grades). If you plan on visiting your child's classroom a Parent Visitation form must be completed and sent back to school by Friday, November 8th.

Please observe the following guidelines if you plan on visiting classrooms on November 14th.

  • Bring your driver's license to be scanned into our visitor's system if you have not done so already
  • Turn cell phones off while in the building
  • Leave liquid refreshments in your car
  • Arrange day care for siblings
  • Avoid having conversations with other visiting parents during classroom instruction

Thanks in advance for following the above guidelines while visiting classrooms on Thursday, November 14th.


Submit student and family "Good News" here to be featured in future Journals!

Tell Me Something Good Tuesday: Read about or listen to celebrations and highlights from students and staff at DuJardin.

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Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this very important letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartlet regarding the delivery of student lunches.

Lorado Taft Trip for 5th Grade

The CORRECT Lorado Taft trip dates are January 7th, 8th, 9th. Please mark your personal calendars with the correct dates.

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

Halloween Lunch Dismissal Permission Slip

The permission slip for children who desire to go home for lunch to dress in their Halloween costumes on October 31st is linked here. Permission slips need to be returned to their teachers by Friday, October 25th.


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. Students that are not going home to change will follow normal lunch/recess schedule.

A word from our finest...The Bloomingdale Police Department

Halloween Trick or Treating will be allowed in Bloomingdale Thursday, October 31st between 3pm and 7pm. This letter contains suggestions to ensure that this is fun and safe day for our children.

Character Counts!

DuJardin participated in a whole school wide community service project in honor of this year's nationwide Character Counts! week. A speaker from the local Ronald McDonald House in Winfield came and spoke to our school about how the house helps families with a sick child at Central DuPage Hospital. As a way to support the Ronald McDonald House, all kindergarten through 3rd graders made welcome bags that will be given to families as they arrive at the house. The welcome bags contained games, puzzles, notepads, crayons, and a snack for the family to give either their child in the hospital or to a sibling of a child who is in the hospital. The bags also had note attached with a heart that said "Handmade with Love by DuJardin Elementary School".

The 4th and 5th graders tied 49 fleece blankets that will be given to the child or sibling as well.

DuJardin teachers were also a part of this project, as they spent one morning before school, preparing the blankets to be tied.

This project gave DuJardin students a hands on way to show empathy and compassion for others. They were asked to imagine how it would feel to be in the hospital or to have a sibling staying in the hospital and what it would feel like to receive a surprise such as a welcome bag or a warm blanket in a cold hospital room.

Calling All Veterans

The students and staff of DuJardin School would like to cordially invite all Veterans to join us for lunch and our Veterans Day Chorus Program Monday, November 11, 2019. RSVP is required. Please see invitation for details.

Pictures wanted

DuJardin will help celebrate Veterans Day with a Veterans Day Concert performed by the 4th and 5th grade chorus and we need your help! Please send pictures of any family member that is/was in the Armed Services to Miss Doran at Pictures can include your child(ren) but it is not a necessity. These pictures will be shown in a slideshow during the performances at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and only seen by those in attendance. The slideshow will not be displayed on any social media. Feel free to include names, relation, the branch of the military, and any other information about the pictures in the email. Pictures must be sent by the end of the day Monday, November 4th to be included in the slideshow. Any questions can also be directed to Miss Doran. Thank you in advance!

Ms. Doran Music Class - 4th Grade

In music class, 4th grade has been working hard on a Dynamic Scary Story. Students created a scary story, gave it a funny ending, added dynamics to create suspense, and recorded their story with dynamics on Flipgrid. Room 116 is doing a great job listening and recording a response to other DJ 4th grader's videos!

Picture Retakes

Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 5th in the morning. Students that were absent on picture day will able to have their picture taken. If you require an order form, please let your students teacher know and we can send one home. All order forms are due on retake day, November 5th.

Students who already took their picture but would like to retake them can do so ONLY if they return the entire picture package that was purchased on retake day.

Orders that were received late will be arriving at a later time. We will send those home as soon as they arrive.


We are having a sock drive for the month of October. Bring in NEW socks to donate for our SOCTOBER sock drive. We need children, women and men's sizes.

Is your child going home a different way?

Please send a written note or email your child's teacher if there is a change in the way he or she is going home. Your child will only be dismissed in the manner in which we have on record unless we have a note.

Jaguars of the week

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.
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Bloomingdale Park District

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Youth Open Gym.

See this flyer for details.

New STEM Programs at the Bloomingdale Park District

Please see flyer for program details. Registration is required.

Super Science DNA - Tuesday, November 5th

littleBits - Thursday, November 14th

Bloomingdale Park District Basketball

Tot Basketball

Lil Dribblers

Basketball 101

November 2 - December 21

Register now!

Calling all Lil Runners - Track and Field

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Track and Field for kids ages 7 -10. See flyer for information.

Badminton for Girls

Lake Park High School is offering a Badminton program for girls. Click here for program and registration information.

Abracadabra Magic!

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering a Magic class for kids aged 5-12. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Sign up now.

PTO News

Holiday Shopping Boutique

Our Holiday Shopping Boutique is Friday, November 22nd from 6pm-9pm. We are currently accepting vendor applications for crafters and independent sales consultants. An application is attached here if you know of anyone who may be interested.

Spirit Wear t-shirt sale!

Spirit wear t-shirts for sale! We have a few items left in stock. If interested please contact Elizabeth Threadgill at

3 youth small yellow tye dye $12.00

1 youth medium grey jaguar shirt $15

1 youth medium black glitter bling (runs small) $20

1 adult L black glitter bling $20

1 youth small pink heart bling $20

2 youth XL pink bling $20

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Hot Lunch Program

The hot lunch program offered through Buona Restaurant.

* Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance - due the Wednesday before if ordering weekly.

* The website is Our school code is DUJAR.

* NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

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!

Tweet! Tweet!

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