Jaguar Journal

October 31, 2019

Principal Post

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released our annual School Report Card on Oct. 30 at The Report Card shows how well our school is progressing on a wide range of educational goals.

Each school’s Report Card includes a designation, a descriptor of how well our school is meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality including student growth. Our designation is a fact, not a judgment, and represents one moment in time.

For the first time ever, these designations and academic indicators appear alongside site-based expenditures – how much money our district spends per student at our school. With these two data points, we have the opportunity to take a closer look at the relationship between financial investments and student outcomes.

For the second year in a row our school’s designation is Exemplary. This ranking places DuJardin School in the top 10% of all schools in the state.

Thanks to each staff member, student, and parent for their efforts in making this designation possible!

Please CLICK HERE to read a letter with additional information about this summative designation.

Calling on ALL Veterans! DuJardin School will be hosting a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 11th between 12:15-2:00 p.m. ALL Veterans are invited to join 4th and 5th grade students for a luncheon followed by a hallway appreciation parade and then a Q & A session in various classrooms (3rd-5th grades) followed by a chorus program in the gym. If you are a Veteran and would like to participate in these festivities on Monday, November 11th, please RSVP the school office at 630-894-9200 by November 8th.

In observance of American Education Week, November 11th - 15th, parents are cordially invited to visit their child's classes on Thursday, November 14th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and then again from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (all grades). If you plan on visiting your child's classroom a Parent Visitation form must be completed and sent back to school by Friday, November 8th.

Please observe the following guidelines if you plan on visiting classrooms on November 14th.

  • Bring your driver's license to be scanned into our visitor's system if you have not done so already
  • Turn cell phones off while in the building
  • Leave liquid refreshments in your car
  • Arrange day care for siblings
  • Avoid having conversations with other visiting parents during classroom instruction

Thanks in advance for following the above guidelines while visiting classrooms on Thursday, November 14th.


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.

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.

School Safety Brochure

School Safety is an anonymous tip line that is another way you can report anything that threatens the safety of our school. There are brochures and refrigerator magnets available at the school office. To view the brochure, click here.

800-418-6423 ext. 359


TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

Tastings of Bloomingdale

Come and experience the Tastings of Bloomingdale on Saturday, November 2nd at 6:00pm

Professional and amateur chefs of all ages compete for the title and best in category!

Adults: $30 in advance

$35 at the door

Children ages 5-12 $10

Under 5 Free

Get your tickets now. See flyer for more information.

Enjoy a night out with family, friends and great food!

Pre-school Screening Bloomingdale School District 13

Pre-school Screening will be conducted in School District 13 throughout the school year for all children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years old. You must live within the District 13 boundaries. See flyer for details.

DJ Reader

Attached is your November DJ Reader Newsletter. This newsletter contains some great reading suggestions for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Trick-or-Treating is back on for today, October 31st from 3pm to 7pm

Per the Village of Bloomingdale, trick-or-treating is scheduled for today from 3pm to 7pm. This letter contains suggestions to ensure that this is fun and safe day for our children.

Stay safe, stay warm and have fun!

Donate your Halloween candy to our troops!

All next week we are collecting any Halloween candy you don't want to send to our military troops! What a great way to show them we are thinking and care about them. A box will be set up outside the gym where students can place their candy.

Thank you in advance for your donation.


A Wall of Heros is being created at DuJardin to honor our Veterans. If you know someone that served in the United States Armed Forces and would like to honor him or her, please complete the Wall Of Heros form and return it to school by Friday, November 9th.

Calling All Veterans

The students and staff of DuJardin School would like to cordially invite all Veterans to join us for lunch and our Veterans Day Chorus Program Monday, November 11, 2019. RSVP is required. Please see invitation for details.

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!

Spirit Day is Friday, November 1st

It's great to be a Jaguar!

Picture Retakes

Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 5th in the morning, 10:30 - 11:30. Students that were absent on picture day will able to have their picture taken. If you require an order form, please let your students teacher know and we can send one home. All order forms are due on retake day, November 5th. PM Kindergarten students can come in the morning for retakes; please let your teacher know.

Students who already took their picture but would like to retake them can do so ONLY if they return the entire picture package that was purchased on retake day.

Orders that were received late will be arriving at a later time. We will send those home as soon as they arrive.

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.

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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Bloomingdale Park District

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Youth Open Gym.

See this flyer for details.

New STEM Programs at the Bloomingdale Park District

Please see flyer for program details. Registration is required.

Super Science DNA - Tuesday, November 5th

littleBits - Thursday, November 14th

Bloomingdale Park District Basketball

Tot Basketball

Lil Dribblers

Basketball 101

November 2 - December 21

Register now!

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering

Jelly Bean Sport Shorts

Jelly Bean Basketball

Jelly Bean Soccer Prep

See flyer for details.

Community Forum

Officials seek feedback at community forum November 6th. Help shape the future of the community by providing feedback about public services. This forum will be held at Lake Park West Campus. See flyer for details.

Calling all Lil Runners - Track and Field

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Track and Field for kids ages 7 -10. See flyer for information.

Badminton for Girls

Lake Park High School is offering a Badminton program for girls. Click here for program and registration information.

Abracadabra Magic!

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering a Magic class for kids aged 5-12. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Sign up now.

PTO News

Volunteers Wanted to hang Artwork

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help hang artwork for Mrs. Maksimuk. If anyone is interested e-mail Melissa Johnson at

Holiday Shopping Boutique

Our Holiday Shopping Boutique is Friday, November 22nd from 6pm-9pm. We are currently accepting vendor applications for crafters and independent sales consultants. An application is attached here if you know of anyone who may be interested.

Spirit Wear t-shirt sale!

Spirit wear t-shirts for sale! We have a few items left in stock. If interested please contact Elizabeth Threadgill at While supplies last.

1 youth small yellow tye dye $12.00

1 youth medium grey jaguar shirt $15

1 youth medium black glitter bling (runs small) $20

1 adult L black glitter bling $20

SOLD OUT youth small pink heart bling $20

2 youth XL pink bling $20

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Hot Lunch Program

The hot lunch program offered through Buona Restaurant.

* Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance - due the Wednesday before if ordering weekly.

* The website is Our school code is DUJAR.

* NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

Mark your personal calendars with the dates you purchased lunch.

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.