Jaguar Journal

December 12, 2019

Principal Post

A reminder to families that the PTO sponsored Holiday Magic shopping event will take place tomorrow, Friday, December 13th during the school day. Students will have a scheduled time to shop for family gifts on Friday so remember to have your child bring a their shopping list and money.

Thanks to the DuJardin Student Council, Mrs. Lents and Mrs. Burritt for sponsoring Fruit with Family on Wednesday morning. What a great turnout and a terrific way to start the day! An awesome time was had by all who attended. Looking forward to seeing you at the next Fruit with Family in the spring.

Students will begin their winter vacation Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd. School will resume on Monday, January 6th . Please remind your son/daughter to bring home clothing items, needed class materials, and their winter gear. Please remind your child not to leave any food items in school and to clean out their locker/desk.

PLEASE MARK YOUR NEW YEAR CALENDAR - The January Early Dismissal School Improvement Day scheduled for January 15th has been canceled. There will be no early dismissal on January 15th and regular school hours will be held between 8:40 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

2019-2020 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about DuJardin School. Please consider your childโ€™s current experience at school (i.e., 2019-2020 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 DuJardin 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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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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Jungle Safari - 2020 Talent Show

The 2020 Talent Show will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020. We are looking for a variety of performers ranging from actors, singers, dancers, cheerleaders, musicians,comedians and more!

Click here for the Information Flyer - yours to keep to refer back to

Click here for the Permission Slip & Act Information - to be completed and returned to school by January 15, 2020

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

Two Fun Programs offered by the Bloomingdale Park District

December DJ Reader

This month's DJ Reader is brought to you by Mrs. Petelle. It is filled with a lot of great information on how to help your child with the upcoming Winter MAP testing to interesting books to read now and over break for each grade level and how to create your own Winter Wonderland at home. Enjoy!

Vision & Hearing Screening - Correct dates

Vision & Hearing screening will take place on December 11, 2019 and January 9, 2020.

"Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor."

Early Dismissal - December 18th 1:40pm Grades 1 - 5

Half-Day Inservice Noon Dismissal Friday, January 10th Grades 1-5

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.

Someone else taking your child home? Are they walking with friends instead of being picked up?

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.

Yearbook Messages

Leave your student(s) a memorable message in the yearbook. Complete this form and return it to Miss. Kenny or Mrs. Dyer by Friday, February 14, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

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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Lost and Found

Our lost and found bin is pretty full. If your child is missing anything, please have him/her take a look in it prior to winter break and bring their missing item home. Thank you.

Festival of Lights - Bloomingdale Park District Programs

The Bloomingdale Park district is offering fun and exciting programs for you and your family. See flyer for more information and how to register.

PTO News

Holiday Magic

Holiday Magic is this Friday, December 13th during school hours. Make sure your child brings in his/her shopping envelopes with money to shop.

Don't miss another important message from the PTO! ๐Ÿ˜Š

You can join the REMIND app for the PTO by texting @djpto to 81010

You can also follow the PTO on Twitter by following @dujardinpto

The DuJardin PTO website has been updated with the DuJardin teacher/paraprofessional/staff

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

The next PTO Meeting is on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome

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

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

SOLD OUT 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 - Buona Restaurant

Hot Lunch Reminder:

DON'T FORGET to order JANUARY lunches!!

Beginning in JANUARY on THURSDAY's - Chicken Tenders will replace Hot dogs due to a temporary BUONA menu change.

Please remember 5th graders are at Lorado Taft on January 7-9th. Do not order lunch for your 5th grader on these days if your child is attending.

* 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.

Birthday Sign

Want a fun way to say โ€œHappy Birthdayโ€ 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.

Sign up for the winter session of your favorite club today! See DuJardin Clubs below