April 14, 2022
Message from Principal Haugens
IAR testing is almost complete. The students in third through fifth grades have done an excellent job completing assessments. Make-up testing will take place next week. Results from the IAR assessment typically come out the following school year. Much appreciation goes out to the DuJardin staff for preparing the students for these assessments. We also want to thank the DuJardin PTO for providing all students with a special treat for their efforts with testing. All students in the building will get an Italian Ice treat courtesy of the PTO!
MAP testing will take place at all grade levels between May 9th - 18th. These results along with other information will help in the process of placing students in homerooms for next school year. Student results from MAP testing will be sent home to parents at the end of the school year.
We ask parents to keep Tuesday, May 17, 2022, open on your calendars for the Annual DuJardin Portfolio Night. This year's event will take place between 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Portfolio Night is an opportunity for students and families to visit the school and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of the 2021-2022 school year. Portfolio Night is an Open House style event. Feel free to stop by DuJardin anytime between 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The Book Fair will also be at DuJardin the same evening.
DuJardin Elementary School
Bloomingdale School District 13
Good Luck to Mrs. Klassman at the Boston Marathon! #RUNLIKEAJAGUAR
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
Friday, April 15th-No SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 19th-PTO Hot Lunch
Wednesday, April 20th-PTO Hot Lunch
Thursday, April 21st-PTO Hot Lunch & 5th Grade After school Band At Westfield
Friday, April 22nd-Pajama Day & BINGO Night
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.
Parents of students who are attending limo lunch, please make sure you send in your permission slip forms. Forms are due on Monday, April 18.
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.
Big News, BINGO Night is Back!
Join us Friday, April 22 at one of our two sessions. You must register all members of your party prior to BINGO night. You can register here: Bingo Registration Form
Because of the number of individuals we have registered for BINGO night, we can move to just one session of BINGO. BINGO will now run from 6-7:30 pm with raffle winners announced promptly at 7:30. Please make sure you register by Wednesday, April 20. You must be registered to attend. We look forward to seeing everyone next week for one of our favorite nights of the year!
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.
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: Weekly Read Aloud: Zach Apologizes:
Mr. Haugens visited all 1st - 5th grade classrooms the past two weeks to discuss Relationships, Responsibility/Accountability, & Regulation. During the classroom visits, students were asked to share their feelings related to how nice, kind, and respectful classmates are towards each other. In 4th & 5th grade classrooms, we dove a little deeper into student perceptions of their sense of belonging. Students were asked how much they felt valued as members of the school community. Classroom talks concluded with students making a promise to themselves and the classroom to help improve the overall climate.
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- email@example.com
Karen Hosty- firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse's Office Contact Information:
Laura Mills- email@example.com
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