Jaguar Journal

November 17, 2021

Message from Principal Haugens

DuJardin administered a Connection Card Survey to all students, kindergarten - fifth grade during the week of November 8th. The questions on the survey included:

  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?

Below are results from the survey. Staff have started to review results and discuss ways we can 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.

During this season of thanks DuJardin School is so grateful for the wonderful students and families that we are able to serve on a daily basis. From all of us here at DuJardin to all of you HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Patrick Haugens

Principal at DuJardin

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Important Dates

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

Monday November 22nd-Parent Teacher Conferences-No School

Tuesday, November 23rd-Parent Teacher Conferences-No School

Wednesday, November 24th-No school

Thursday, November 25th-No School

Friday, November 26th-No School

Early Release Day

Tomorrow is an Early Release Day. Students in grades 1-5

will be dismissed at 1:40 pm. Kindergarten students will have a normal schedule.

Board Meeting on Monday November 22nd at 7pm

There will be a school board meeting Monday, November 22nd at 7pm. Please follow this link to access the webinar instructions.

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


Please make sure to get your December hot lunch orders in now. When students come back to school after Thanksgiving break it will be the first week of December. Orders for the week of 11/30 are due in by Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday hot lunch.

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:

Teachers Favorites- Want to give your favorite teacher or staff member a holiday gift? Their favorite things lists are now updated for 2021 and live on the website here: Teacher Favorites.

Book Fair-The book fair is back! After Thanksgiving break, 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!

Toy Drive for Lurie Children's Hospital-It’s the season of giving and giving back. Help us provide toys and activities for sick children staying at Lurie Children’s hospital. We will be collecting new unwrapped toys, games, books, craft supplies and activities for all ages from 11/19 - 12/10 as part of the 2nd Annual Strong Like Kate Toy & Activity Drive.

Save the date- Holiday Magic is back! It is one of the students’ favorite events all year long, shopping for their family! Save the date, December 15st!

Volunteer Opportunity-Mrs. Bevente is looking for volunteers to help hang artwork around school. Please contact her if you are interested:

Custom Spirit Wear-Did you miss our custom spirit wear sale at Information Day? Now is your chance! Order forms are going home this week with students and are due back 12/1. You will have your items by holiday break!

THANK YOU-It’s almost Thanksgiving and we wanted to let our DuJardin families know just how thankful we are for you! Because of all of your support so far this year, we have been able to fund so many great things for our school, students and teachers. We are helping fund the kindness assembly next month, a new Jaguar mascot costume, adding new equipment for P.E., an easel for Kindergarten, Halloween and Holiday parties, dinner for our teachers during conferences and novels for 4th and 5th grade.

2021 Howl-I-Day Giving Tree

This holiday season DuJardin is collecting donations for a local animal shelter. Items can be brought to school starting December 3rd. Items can be placed in bins located in the front lobby. Please see the following flyer for shelter needs. Thank you!

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 Mills-


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

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!

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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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