Jaguar Journal

November 11, 2021

Message from Principal Haugens

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled to begin next week (Monday, November 15th - Friday, December 3rd). Parents have the option to attend conferences In-Person or virtually. Hopefully you were able to find a time to meet with your child's classroom teacher to discuss student growth and progress. If you have not signed up for conferences yet, please click here to access teacher schedules. If you are having trouble scheduling a conference with a teacher please call the front office for assistance, 630-894-9200.

Before the conference

  • Talk with your student about how they feel about school.

  • Find out what your student wants to know or learn from conferences (do they have any questions?).

  • Let your student know conferences are an opportunity for you and the teacher to meet and learn how to best support them.

  • Have a list of topics or questions that you want to discuss with the teacher.

During the conference

  • Be on time (or early) for the conference. If the conference is scheduled after school hours next week, the classroom teacher will meet you in the vestibule.

  • Wear your mask.

  • Maintain social distance.

  • Be understanding of time. There is probably another conference scheduled after your conference.

  • Ask the most important questions first & ask for clarification, if necessary.

  • Leave the meeting with a plan or suggestions for how you can help your child at home

After the conference

  • Discuss the conference with your child.

  • Share all the strengths and positive comments, along with areas for growth.

  • Share your expectations and how you will help ensure continued success.

  • Stay in touch with the teacher throughout the year.

Trimester & report card info: The trimester ends on Friday, November 19th. Due to the timing of the trimester and conferences, report cards will not be ready for parents to view during conferences. Report Cards will go home with students on Friday, December 10th.

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or feedback. The best way to reach me would be via email or phone: or 630-894-9200.

Patrick Haugens

Principal at DuJardin

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 16th-PTO Hot Lunch, PTO meeting 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 17th-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday, November 18th-PTO Hot Lunch

Friday, November 19th-Early Release Day 1:40 Dismissal, Crazy Hair Day, Spirit Day, 1st Trimester Ends

Picture Retake Orders

Orders for Picture Retakes must be submitted by Tuesday November 16th! Please see this flyer for information on how to order pictures.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place between November 16th - December 6th. Parents will have the opportunity to select In-Person Conferences or Virtual Conferences (Google Meets). There is a Parent-Teacher Conference flyer that includes links to teacher available dates & times. All conferences will be 20 minutes in length. If you have any questions about conferences or need assistance scheduling a conference, please contact the classroom teacher or DuJardin Office. Teacher Calendars

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:

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 Volunteer: The PTO is looking for Hot Lunch Volunteers for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sign up here hot lunch sign up.

Volunteer Opportunity-Mr. Haugens is looking for a few parents to help shelve books in the library. It would be 1-2 hours a week per volunteer. Please email him at if you are interested in helping.

Save the date-The book fair is back! Get ready to choose from a great selection of books from Anderson’s. The book fair will run from Tuesday, 11/30 - Thursday 12/2!

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 Hills-

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!


The Bloomingdale Park District, in partnership with the Rana-Reagan Pharmacy, is hosting a Pfizer vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years old from 4-7 p.m. on November 19th,

(Friday). The second dose will be administered on December 10th, (Friday) same time same place as the first one. No appointment needs to be made for the second dose. Please have children wear short sleeves and bring photo ID of parent/guardian and prescription insurance card if available.

Please fill out the Consent Form and bring it with you on the day of the event.

Bloomingdale Park District

Johnston Recreation Center Gymnasium

172 S. Circle Avenue


Pfizer vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 years old:

First dose November 19th, (Friday)

Second dose December 10th, (Friday same time as first. No appointment needs to be made for the second dose)

Registration Link Below

Registration for Vaccine

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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

Covid Information

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