Jaguar Journal

November 21, 2019

Principal Post

Report cards for first trimester will be going home with all students on Friday, November 22nd. All subjects at all grade levels are now being assessed in a standards based grading format which is reflected in the current report card. Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 25th and 26th. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their child's academic and social-emotional progress. Conference times are from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day. In order to sign up for a conference see the link below or call the school office at 630-894-9200.

Here are a few suggestions to review while preparing for your parent-teacher conference:

  • First, assemble relevant materials including correspondence between the classroom and home that you think is necessary about discussing your child's progress.
  • Next, talk to your child before the conference, share with your child why the conference is taking place and the purpose of the conference.
  • Also, remember to discuss the MAP goal sheet for both reading and math with the teacher and how you can support these goals at home.
  • Finally prepare a list of questions ahead of time and write them down so you can remember what to ask during the conference.

The best way to maximize your conference time is to be prepared.

See the link below for an article from the Global Family Research Project entitled, "Parent-Teacher Conference: Strategies for Principals, Teachers and Parents."

Please see the link below from the Harvard Family Research Project for an article entitled, "Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Tip Sheet for Parents."

Click on this link

5Essentials Parent Survey

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 child’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:


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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Fruit with Family

Please join us for Fruit with Family on Wednesday, December 11th from 7:45 am - 8:20 am. Complete this form and return it to school by Monday, December 9th. We look forward to seeing you!

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

Parent Teacher Conferences Next Week

If you have not signed up for conferences yet, you still have time. Go to to sign up. Conferences are held on Monday, November 25th or Tuesday, November 26th. Please note: after you sign on, click Add a Meeting, on the next page click Continue in the upper right corner. On the next page click on the drop down and choose either Monday or Tuesday.

Vision & Hearing Screening

Vision & Hearing screening will take place on December 11, 2019 and January 9, 2020. Volunteers are needed to make this a smooth process. If you are able to volunteer either of these days, please contact our building nurse directly, Mrs. Chavez at 630-671-5254.

Wednesday, December 11th 8:30 - 3:30 (2) needed

Thursday, January 9th 8:30 - 12:00 (1) needed

Thank you!

Early Dismissal - December 18th 1:40pm 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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Bloomingdale Park District

Parents can take a night off an enjoy a few hours of free time to relax, shop or have a date night without the kids! Drop off your kids at the Park District and they will enjoy an evening at The Clubhouse Indoor Playground as well as play games, create crafts, eat pizza and dessert.

See flyer for details

The Lounge - At the Bloomingdale Park District

Monday - Friday Grades 6 - 8. See flyer for details.

PTO News


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

Lunch reminder - ORDER DECEMBER lunch NOW before the Thanksgiving holiday break so you do not forget over the break next week.

NOTE: Please remember 5th grader are at Lorado Taft on January 7th, 8th & 9th. Do not order lunch for your 5th grader on these days

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

Last week's Roller Skating Party

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy a night of roller skating. Everyone had a blast!

Congratulations to Humzah Q. for winning the turkey raffle and party box and Chase S. for winning the party box!

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.

See flyer for details.

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

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:

December/January menu options are on the calendar! ORDER NOW or SET a REMINDER on YOUR PHONE so you do not forget!


NEW for THURSDAY starting in DECEMBER - Cheese Pizza option!!

ALSO starting in JANUARY on THURSDAY - Chicken Tenders will replace Hot dogs due to temporary BUONA menu change.

IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT forget to order DECEMBER lunches! The first week of December is right after Thanksgiving break! Order lunch before Thanksgiving break so you do not forget while on break!!!

IF YOU can't remember what days you ordered lunch, please check your history on the BUONA lunch website.

* 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.

Spanish Club - Winter session registration now open. See DuJardin Clubs below