Jaguar Journal

September 12, 2019

Principal Post

Hope to see you at Curriculum Night this evening. There will be two sessions presented by classroom teachers, the first session will be from 6:30-7:10 p.m. followed by a repeat session at 7:20-8:00 p.m. Your child’s teacher will present an overview of the curriculum and grade level procedures to be covered this school year. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings. Please remember, this is a time for parents only. Please plan to stop by and support the PTO sponsored Bake Sale that will be held in the lobby during Curriculum Night.

Kids Curriculum Night is all play and no work! The evening features age-appropriate activities, games, crafts, cartoons, free time and a snack for children while parents attend Curriculum Night. Parents may drop off their child(ren) at the Johnston Recreation Center anytime during the event. Drop off and pick up times are from 6:00-8:45p.m. Pre-registration fee is only $7.00 per child. Drop-ins are accepted for a $10.00 fee. Please call the Park District at 630-529-3650.

Mark your calendar for DuJardin's Jog-a-Thon which will take place on Friday, September 20th. See the article below for more information on this PTO fund raiser.


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.

DuJardin Kids For Character Club had so much fun walking in the Septemberfest Parade this past weekend!

New ID Security System

All School District 13 buildings have a new ID Raptor security system.

As always, when you enter the building, stop by the office window to get a visitor's badge. You will need to bring in your driver's license to be rescanned into the new system.

Thank you

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. Thank you

DuJardin's Book Fair is right around the corner.

September 17, 18, and 19

See flyer for schedule.

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. Beckwith's 4th Grade Math Class

Students were warming up their brains for math by solving an algebraic puzzle that use pictures to represent numbers.

Mrs. Guido's Third grade class

In room 109 we are reading the book, "The Case of the Gasping Garbage." While reading, we are working on developing character traits and motivations. We are also writing summaries throughout the book to help us understand the plot.

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.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Will your child miss school?

If your child will be absent we ask that you call DuJardin at 630-894-9200 before 8am and leave a detailed message on the answering machine.

Thank you.

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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College of DuPage Programs

Attached are two flyers from the College of DuPage for the STEM Spotlight and Exploring Engineering programs that are coming up this fall.

Character Counts Celebration Night

The community is invited to Celebration Night in Old Town Park as we celebrate the American Character Award winners. These awards are presented to school children and youth athletes who exhibit outstanding character.

October 8th

5:45pm Activities & Refreshments

6:30pm Celebration Ceremony

See this flyer for more information.

Cub Scout Pack 194

Join Cub Scouts!

Come see us September 13th 7pm

St. Walter School 201 W. Maple, Roselle

See this flyer for more information.

PTO News

Hot Lunch Program

The hot lunch program offered through Buona Restaurant starts on Tuesday September 3rd.

* Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance through the Buona restaurant website by a parent/guardian.

* The website is Our school code is DUJAR.

* Instructions are on the Dujardin PTO website

* If ordering weekly, lunch orders are due the Wednesday before.

* NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

* It is the student's responsibility to get in line at lunch distribution.

* Would you like to volunteer to distribute lunch to Dujardin students? Please visit the PTO website to sign up to volunteer. The lunch program is not possible without help from volunteers.

Jog - A - Thon

Don't forget to gather pledges for the run to raise money for DuJardin. Forms are due by the day of the run, September 20th. If you wish to create a sign to cheer on your runner, the signs will be going home in your child's folder and should be returned by Wednesday, September 18th along with a $5.00 donation.

The signs will be posted along the route.

Spirit Wear Order Information

BLING Spirit Wear can be ordered all school year. Please see attached form. Parents can complete the form and turn into the office with payment of cash or check.

Please click on this link to purchase your BLING spirit wear.

DuJardin PTO Is Looking For Volunteers

Our DuJardin PTO is looking for parent volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year to help with hot lunch distribution.

If you are interested, please contact Melissa Johnson at

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.