Jaguar Journal

October 28, 2021

Message from Principal Haugens

This is the last week of October. It is hard to believe that we have been in school for two months. I wanted to take a moment to share the School Improvement Goals for DuJardin Elementary School. Our School Improvement Team consists of a staff member from every grade level. We have three school improvement goals that address Student Academic Growth, Standards Based Grading, & Social Emotional Learning.

1. Student Academic Achievement: Implementation of differentiated instruction through varying group models to meet the needs of all learners. Provide all learners opportunities to show their understanding in a variety of ways.

2. Standards Based Grading: In order to ensure alignment across the elementary buildings, the SBG committee will review instruction, scope and sequence and assessments. & With the aim of making SBG more objective, the committee will review current practices and

determine the most essential standards to assess and report to families.

3. Social Emotional Learning: In order to ensure community and social emotional wellbeing of students and staff, DuJardin will review data from student/staff reflection forms and implement a variety of team building activities.

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.

Patrick Haugens

Principal DuJardin

Important Dates

Friday, October 29, 2021-Halloween Party and Parade

Monday, November 1, 2021-Original Artwork Fundraiser Due

Tuesday, November 2, 2021-PTO Hot Lunch

Wednesday, November 3, 2021-PTO Hot Lunch

Thursday, November 4, 2021-PTO Hot Lunch

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

Wall of Hero

In honor of Veterans Day A Wall of Heroes is being created at DuJardin to recognize our Veterans. If you would like to honor a veteran you know, please fill out the attached Hero Form and return it to school as soon as possible.

Halloween Trick or Treating

Provided that general safety precautions are followed, "Trick-or-Treating" in Bloomingdale will be on Sun., October 31, 2021, between 3 PM and 7 PM.

PTO News


IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH! Get your November orders in now!

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:

Original Artworks-order forms are due back on Monday. These items make great holiday gifts for family!

Fall Fundraiser pick up-School pick-up for fundraiser orders is on Wednesday, November 10 from 3:30 - 6 pm.

Volunteer Opportunity-Mr. Haugens is looking for a few parents to help shelve books in the library. It would be 1-2 hours a week per volunteer. Please email him at if you are interested in helping.

Save the date-The book fair is back! 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!

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 Hills-

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!

Cub Scout Pack 194

Cub Scout Pack 194 is collecting household and personal items to help Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. There will be bins in the front of the school for the collection. Thank you for your help? Please see the flyer below for MSHV wishlist items.

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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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