Jaguar Journal

August 22, 2019

Principal Post

Hello! We are off and running with the start of another school AWESOME school year. I hope you have had a wonderful summer with family and friends! The PTO, school staff and custodians have been very busy getting prepared for the upcoming school year. District calendars and updated bus routes are available in the office. “Meet the Teacher” this past Tuesday afternoon was well attended with students and parents visiting classrooms to say “Hi” and drop off supplies. Kindergarten students will begin school on Monday, August 26th.

Two new procedures are in place this year. First, both sets of doors to DuJardin School are locked and visitors will need to be buzzed in at the first set of doors. There is a doorbell in the center of the double doors along with a speaker. Visitors allowed into the vestibule will check in at the office through the sliding glass window before being allowed into the building. Secondly, please see the article below and read the letter from Superintendent, Dr.Bartelt regarding lunch delivery at school. If you have any questions regarding either of these changes please give me a call, 630-894-9200 or stop by the office.



Miss Rachel Osborne - 2nd grade

Miss Jordan Balliet - Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Miss Gianna Hansen - Art/2nd grade paraprofessional

Miss Lauren Zanoni - 3rd grade paraprofessional

Miss Sara Myhyrdari - 4th grade paraprofessional


Mrs. Harsila - now teaching 3rd grade

Miss Sarah Cross - moved to 2nd grade and is now Mrs. Cross-Martinez

Miss Burback is now Mrs. Rizza and moved to 5th grade

Miss Fenn is now Mrs. Bevente

Mrs. Pecoraro is now teaching P/T Kindergarten

Mrs. Kurdziel is now the District Accelerated Differentiation Specialist for grades 3-5

Mrs. Burritt moved to 5th grade

Mrs. McGrane moved to 4th grade

Mrs. Guido moved to 3rd grade

Miss Kenny moved to 1st grade

Mrs. Makisimuk had a baby boy this summer and will be back in November

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this very important letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartlet regarding the delivery of student lunches.

New ID Security System

All School District 13 buildings have a new ID Raptor security system.

As always, when you enter the building, come to the office first to get a visitor's badge. You will need to bring in your driver's license to be rescanned.

Thank you

Health Office Looking for Donations

The Health Office is accepting donations for boys sweatpants and/or Joggers in size small, medium and large. Donations can be dropped off in the DuJardin office.

Thank you

Go Orange

Every year the Village of Bloomingdale hosts a "Go Orange Day" to raise awareness about hunger. Wear your Go Orange T-shirt on September 12, 2019 to show your support!

Go Orange T-shirts are available for purchase for $5.00. 15% of your order will be donated to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry.

For student and adult orders, click here for an order form.

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.

Character Counts Celebration Night

The community is invited to Celebration Night in Old Town Park as we celebrate the American Character Award winners. These awards are presented to school children and youth athletes who exhibit outstanding character.

October 8th

5:45pm Activities & Refreshments

6:30pm Celebration Ceremony

See this flyer for more information.

PTO News

Hot Lunch Program

The hot lunch program offered through Buona Restaurant starts on Tuesday September 3rd.

* Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance through the Buona restaurant website by a parent/guardian.

* The website is Our school code is DUJAR.

* Instructions are on the Dujardin PTO website

* If ordering weekly, lunch orders are due the Wednesday before. Lunch orders for the first week of September (Tues 9/3, Wed 9/4, Thurs 9/5) are DUE BY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28th.

* NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

* It is the student's responsibility to get in line at lunch distribution.

* Would you like to volunteer to distribute lunch to Dujardin students? Please visit the PTO website to sign up to volunteer. The lunch program is not possible without help from volunteers.

Ice Cream Social

Please join us as we kick off the new school year at our annual

Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 23rd

5:30 - 7:30

We will have ice cream, popcorn, air brushed tattoos, face painting, inflatables, rides and a cake walk.

Can't wait to see you there!

Spirit Wear Order Information

Option 1: The online DuJardin spirit wear store will be open until Friday Aug 23rd to purchase spirit wear. The online store will not be available again until December.

Please click on this link to purchase spirit wear no later than Friday August 23rd

Option 2: BLING Spirit Wear can be order 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.

DuJardin PTO Is Looking For Volunteers

Our DuJardin PTO is looking for parent volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year to help with hot lunch distribution.

If you are interested, please contact Melissa Johnson at

2019-2020 District 13 Calendar

Click here for the 2019-2020 school calendar. You can also find it on the district website under District News.

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.