September 19, 2019
The DuJardin Jog-A-Thon is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, September 20th. The morning kindergarten class will participate at 10:30am and the afternoon kindergarten students along with first and second grades will participate at 1:30pm with an all school photo that will take place in the back of the school at 2:15pm followed by the third through fifth graders jogging after the photo. Come out tomorrow to cheer on the students and help raise funds for the DuJardin PTO.
Special thanks to all parents who attended Curriculum Night last Thursday evening, we value and encourage communication between home and school whenever possible. The following is the average percent of parent attendance per classroom for Curriculum Nights over the last 19 years, 2001 = 71%, 2002 = 72%, 2003 = 74%, 2004 = 68%, 2005 = 68%, 2006 = 71%, 2007 = 70%, 2008 = 76%, 2009 = 72%, 2010 = 73%, 2011 = 76%, 2012 = 73%, 2013 = 73%, 2014 = 75%, 2015 = 76%, 2016 = 72%, 2017=69%, 2018 = 72%, 2019 = 78% (a 73% parent attendance rate for the last 19 years).
Thank you to parents that provided or baked items for the PTO bake sale last week. The proceeds from the bake sale, along with other PTO fundraisers throughout the school year, pay for so many things that benefit the students. Among them are such activities as assemblies, teacher “wish list” items, technology upgrades like the video screen in the front lobby of the school, room and board for all the staff who attend the Lorado Taft outdoor education field trip in the winter, and the school's electronic outdoor sign.
During our first school improvement session yesterday afternoon (SIP/Early dismissal days are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:45, except for the month of April) the staff worked on standards based grading and reporting for English and Language Arts (ELA). All classroom teachers will complete a standards based report card for science, social studies, math and work habits, while pilot teachers at each grade level will pilot an ELA report card this year. More information to follow on standards based grading in the future. Teachers are grateful to have time during these scheduled School Improvement/early release days to work on curricular and school related goals.
A Social/Emotional (SEL) screener will be completed by the teachers in October to assess students in grades 1-5 regarding their social and emotional well-being. This screener will be used to create a baseline and identify students who may be in need of some support or assistance. The screener will then be given again in March to measure student growth in this area. Kindergarten teachers will be working on the newly adopted KIDS assessment for kindergarten students.
Parent-Teacher Conference will be here before you know it - November 25 & 26! Sign up today! The sign up window is open thru Wednesday, November 20 on the PTC Wizard. Click into the link for easy access!
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Miss. Kenny's 1st Grade Class
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Jaguars of the week
Character Counts Celebration Night
5:45pm Activities & Refreshments
6:30pm Celebration Ceremony
See this flyer for more information.
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 https://buona.h1.hotlunchonline.net/. Our school code is DUJAR.
* Instructions are on the Dujardin PTO website
* If ordering weekly, lunch orders are due the Wednesday before.
* 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.
Jog - A - Thon
The signs will be posted along the route.
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.
DuJardin PTO Is Looking For Volunteers
If you are interested, please contact Melissa Johnson at email@example.com
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!