Jaguar Journal

October 17, 2019

Principal Post

During yesterday's early release time teachers from both DuJardin and Erickson met to continue their work on standards based grading and reporting in English and Language Arts (ELA). At each grade level there is an ELA pilot teacher. Pilot teachers are responsible for reporting student progress on the ELA standards covered during the first trimester using a standards based report card. ALL teachers will be using a standards based report card to report student progress in all other subjects and work habits. Look for report cards to come home on November 22nd. More details on standards based grading and reporting to follow.

On Friday, October 18th fourth and fifth grade students will bring home the results of their 2019 Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in English Language Arts and in Mathematics. These assessments were completed by the students in April. The IAR estimates how successfully the student is keeping pace with Illinois Learning Standards. The report explains, "What Do Scores Mean," "How Can I Use This Report," and "Your Child's Score."

The ELA assessment takes a closer look at five areas of reading and writing readiness:

  • Literary Text
  • Informational Text
  • Vocabulary
  • Written Expression
  • Knowledge and Use of Language Conventions

The math assessment looks at four areas of mathematics readiness:

  • Major Content
  • Additional and Supporting Content
  • Expressing Mathematical Reasoning
  • Modeling and Application

Students are rated in each area listed above according to the following scale:

  • H - for higher readiness estimates
  • M - for middle readiness estimates
  • L - for lower readiness estimates

More information on the overall results of the IAR assessments and how DuJardin students compared with students from around the state will follow in the next few weeks.


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

Mrs. Kolzow's 5th Grade Class

Mrs. Kolzow's 5th grade math class is working hard on long division. We are working on solving story problems and interpreting our remainders. Making sense of our work and persevering are critical skills in math.

Halloween Lunch Dismissal Permission Slip

The permission slip for children who desire to go home for lunch to dress in their Halloween costumes on October 31st is linked here. Permission slips need to be returned to their teachers by Friday, October 25th.


October 31st dismissal is as follows

11:55 a.m .Last names that start with A - L

12:05 p.m. Last names that start with M - Z

Your child must be back at school by 1:00 pm

The morning kindergarten parade on October 31st will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the party following from 10:15 - 11:15. Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 9:45 and 11:20 a.m . All cars must be removed by 11:30.

The afternoon parade for all students will be at 1:30 p.m. and classroom parties will follow the parade and begin at approximately 2:00 to 3:00 . Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. All cars must be removed by 3:15 pm to accommodate our buses. Students that are not going home to change will follow normal lunch/recess schedule.

A word from our finest...The Bloomingdale Police Department

Halloween Trick or Treating will be allowed in Bloomingdale Thursday, October 31st between 3pm and 7pm. This letter contains suggestions to ensure that this is fun and safe day for our children.

Westfield Drama Presents.....

Treasure Island

October 17th and 18th @ 7 p.m.

Admission is free-Concessions Available

149 Fairfield Way

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!

DJ Reader

Attached is our October DJ Reader Literacy Newsletter. It is loaded with great tips for motivating kids to read at home.


We are having a sock drive for the month of October. Bring in NEW socks to donate for our SOCTOBER sock drive. We need children, women and men's sizes.

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.

Bloomingdale Park District

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Youth Open Gym.

See this flyer for details.

Bloomingdale Park District Basketball

Tot Basketball

Lil Dribblers

Basketball 101

November 2 - December 21

Register now!

Game Works

The Bloomingdale Park District if offering this game-based learning class. Participants make their own platformer games, space-themed games, retro arcade games, and even complex physics-puzzle games. Class begins October 24. Register Now! See flyer for details.

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

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.

We would like to thank everyone who baked for and purchased goods at the PTO Bake Sale on Curriculum Night. We raised $344 just in one night!

Jog-A-Thon: We would like to thank everyone that participated, volunteered and donated. After expenses we raised $3,226.06 which was $1,556.11 over last year and the most raised during this event to date. Way to go runners!!!

Original Artworks coming home soon!

We are excited to announce that DuJardin Elementary has teamed up with Original Works to offer an exciting art-based program at our school. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of products featuring your child’s very own artwork, while also supporting the educational opportunities of the local school community. Attached is the price list and ordering instructions.

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.

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.

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.