Jaguar Journal

November 15, 2018

Principal Post

Our Veterans Day celebration was a great success on Monday. We want to thank all our veterans for their service and their time with DuJardin students and staff.

We want to wish all of our families a wonderful Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy family and friends during this special time of the year. Students will not be in attendance the week of November 19th-23rd. School will resume on Monday, November 26th. The next Jaguar Journal will be sent on Thursday, November 29th.

Yesterday during our school improvement early release, DuJardin and Erickson teachers met to continue the conversation about standards based grading and reporting. Pilot teachers in grades K-4 shared the standards based pilot report card that is being used and will be shared with those parents tomorrow.

Report cards for first trimester will be going home with all students on Friday, November 16th. Some students are participating in a pilot standards based report card for math, science and work habits which will be attached to the current report card. Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 19th and 20th. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their child's academic and social-emotional progress. Conference times are from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day. In order to sign up for a conference see the link below or call the school office at 630-894-9200.

Here are a few suggestions to review while preparing for your parent-teacher conference:

  • First, assemble relevant materials including correspondence between the classroom and home that you think is necessary about discussing your child's progress.
  • Next, talk to your child before the conference, share with your child why the conference is taking place and the purpose of the conference.
  • Also, remember to discuss the MAP goal sheet for both reading and math with the teacher and how you can support these goals at home.
  • Finally prepare a list of questions ahead of time and write them down so you can remember what to ask during the conference.

The best way to maximize your conference time is to be prepared.

See the link below for an article from the Global Family Research Project entitled, "Parent-Teacher Conference: Strategies for Principals, Teachers and Parents."

Please see the link below from the Harvard Family Research Project for an article entitled, "Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Tip Sheet for Parents."

Click on this link

5Essentials Parent Survey

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. Please Note: This survey is NOT a component of the 5Essentials Organizing Schools for Improvement Survey. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about your child’s school. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2018-2019 school year). This survey is designed to help school and district leadership improve their understanding of the parent/school relationship.

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Additionally, your responses will be combined with other parents from your child's school and summarized in a school report to further protect your anonymity. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you have the right to discontinue participation at any point.

If you have more than one (1) child, you may elect to participate multiple times.

The 5Essentials Parent Survey is now open. Parents are encouraged to complete this survey. Please use the following link to access the parent survey:


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Vision and Hearing Screening

The Illinois Department of Public Health will be at DuJardin conducting vision and hearing testing for our student's on Thursday, November 29th. Re-screening will take place on Wednesday, December 12th for those students that were absent or require re-screening.

DuJardin Weekly News

DJ Reader November News Letter

Enjoy November's DJ Reader brought to you by Karen Petelle and Sandy McGuckin

Genius Hour Fair

DuJardin School's First Ever GENIUS HOUR FAIR

4th and 5th grade student's will be presenting their individual passion projects "Science Fair Style" to all attendees.

DuJardin Elementary School

Wednesday, November 28th

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bloomingdale Lightning FC Soccer Club

Bloomingdale Lightning FC Soccer Club is holding their mid-season tryout!

See flyer for more information.

Tweet! Tweet!

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

Don't forget to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are held on Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20 beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.

Fruit with Family

Please join us for DuJardin's Fruit with Family

Wednesday, December 12th from 7:45 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Note: Parking will be allowed on the street and in the bus parking lot. Any cars in the bus parking lot MUST be moved by 8:20 a.m.

Please fill out and return this flyer to school by Friday, December 7th.

Due to space in the gym, one family member per student.

Standards Based Presentation Video

Click on the link below to learn about our implementation of Standards Based Grading and Reporting. Utilize the second link to submit questions.

PTO News

No PTO meeting in December

DuJardin's Fall Roller Skating Party

Come and skate the night away!

Coachlite Skate Center

1291 Bryn Mawr, Roselle

Thursday, November 15th

6:30 - 8:30

Admission: $4.00 per skater

Non-skaters: Free

Skate Rental: Regular $2.00

Inline: $4.00

Gobble, Gobble Raffle!

Please bring in a canned or boxed food item for the Bloomingdale Food Pantry

DuJardin Coat Drive

DuJardin Elementary and Septran Student Transportation are collecting new or gently used winter coats. This is a wonderful way to give to those families in need this winter.

The coat drive will run from November 2nd through November 30th.

You may place your donated coat(s) in the box located in the lobby.

Thank you in advance for your donation!

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!

Metra Safety Essay Contest

Metra is having their annual safety essay contest. This year's theme is "Use Your Senses".

The deadline for entries is Thursday, January 31, 2019

See Flyer for more information

Information About After School Activities

Is your child involved in one or more after school activities? Does he/she look stressed?

Here are some tips to manage your child's activity load.

Is there a change in the way your student is going home after school??????

If your student will be going home in a different manner other than the usual, please send a note to school with your child to give to your child's teacher.

Thank you!

Student Lunches

If you are dropping of a lunch for your student, we ask that you write the following information on their lunch bag or lunch box. Post-its and a pen are available on the cart that is located in the vestibule.

First and Last Name

Room Number

Teacher Name

Thank you for your cooperation!

icook and spanish clubs now offering winter sessions - see clubs below


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