Jaguar Journal

November 4, 2021

Message from Principal Haugens

Next week, DuJardin will be administering a Connection Card Survey to all students, kindergarten - fifth grade. The Connection Card Survey will help provide us information related to how students feel. The questions on the survey include:

  1. Do you have at least one friend?

  2. Is there an adult in the building that you trust?

  3. Do you feel like you belong?

  4. What do you like about DuJardin?

  5. What would make DuJardin better?

  6. What would you like your classroom teacher or the school to know about you?

Staff at DuJardin will review results from the survey as we continue to improve and ensure DuJardin is a school where all students feel valued & appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to 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

Daylight Savings Time: Don't forget to set your clock back 1 hr on Sunday morning at 2am!

Tuesday, November 9th-PTO Hot Lunch

Wednesday, November 10th-PTO Hot Lunch, Fall Fundraiser Pick Up 3:30-6pm

Thursday, November 11th-PTO Hot Lunch, Picture Retakes, Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day Wall Of Heroes

In honor of Veterans Day A Wall of Heroes is being created at DuJardin to recognize our Veterans. If you would like to honor a veteran you know, please fill out the attached Hero Form and return it to school as soon as possible.

Picture Retakes Information

You should be receiving picture packets today or tomorrow. If you would like you child(ren) to take retakes you must return the packet to school. Picture retakes will take place Thursday November 11th.

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:

Picture Retakes: We are looking for a few volunteers to help on picture retake day, Thursday, November 11. Please email if you are interested.

Fall Fundraiser pick up-School pick-up for fundraiser orders is on Wednesday, November 10 from 3:30 - 6 pm.

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!


Thank you to the PTO for hosting a great Halloween Parade and Parties! The students had so much fun and was a fun way to kick off Halloween Weekend!

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

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!

Cub Scout Pack 194

Cub Scout Pack 194 is collecting household and personal items to help Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. There will be bins in the front of the school for the collection. Thank you for your help! Please see the flyer below for MSHV wishlist items.

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Help Wanted

Would you be so kind as to put this in your upcoming newsletter until the position is filled:


Night Custodian at DuJardin School

Hours - Mon - Fri, 2:30 pm to 11 pm, 12 months/year

Salary - $16.00 to $17.00 per hour based on experience

90% board paid single health and dental insurance

Pension plan participation

Two weeks vacation after 1 year

For more information go to or contact Greg Leyden, Director of Buildings and Grounds at 630-582-5188

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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