Jaguar Journal

December 20, 2018

Principal Post

Enjoy winter break between December 24th and January 4th - a special time to spend with family and friends, time to relax, time away from the normal routine, and time to reflect and be thankful for all that we have! Safe travels to those families traveling over winter break. Here's to a prosperous and healthy New Year! We look forward to seeing all the students back at school on January 7th, 2019!

DJ Madness - 2019 Talent Show

We will be holding our 2019 Talent Show on Thursday, March 21, 2019

We are looking for a variety of performers ranging from actors, singers, dancers, cheerleaders, musicians, comedians and more!

See the attached information sheet and permission slip.

All permission slips, lyrics and music must be turned in to Mrs. Lents by Friday, January 11, 2019

Music must be a shared file, flash drive, or CD.

YOUTUBE videos are NOT acceptable

There are NO EXCEPTIONS for late materials

NEW - One Book One School

DuJardin's first ever all school book club will be starting in January! We strongly encourage all of our DuJardin families to participate.

Please see flyer for more information or visit our DuJardin One Book, One School website

5Essentials Parent Survey

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. Please Note: This survey is NOT a component of the 5Essentials Organizing Schools for Improvement Survey. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about your child’s school. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2018-2019 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 your child's 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:

January 11th - Early Dismissal

Mark your calendar

Friday, January 11, 2019 school will dismiss at 12:00pm for Teacher InservIce

Grades 1 - 5

Send a note to school if your child is going home a different way than normal.

PM Kindergarten will meet at regular time

Spirit Day

Spirit Day is Friday, January 11th

Lets show our Jaguar Spirit!!

Early Dismissal - Mark your calendar

Early Dismissal will be on

Wednesday, January 16th at 1:40 p.m.

Please make sure your child knows how he/she is getting home. If there is a change in pick up for your child. please send a note to school.

Thank you!


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DJ Weekly News

DJ's Reading Newsletter

Attached is your December 2018 and January 2019 DJ Newsletter

Brought to you by Karen Petelle and Sandy McGuckin


Hibernate with a Good Book

The Bloomingdale Library is offering Hibernate with a Good Book

December 17 through February 8

Register at the Youth Services desk

See flyer for more information

Sensory Time - Offered By The Bloomingdale Library

The Bloomingdale Public Library is offering a new program called Sensory Time. This program is for special needs children. Please see this flyer for more information and how to register.

PTO News

No PTO meeting in December - Next meeting is Tuesday, January 8th at 7pm

Order your Spirit Wear Today

Today, Thursday December 20th is the last day to order your spirit wear

The online store will be open today and delivery will be sent directly to school by mid January.

If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Threadgill at

See the attached flyer.

Happy Shopping!!

Holiday Party

The Holiday Party will take place on Friday, December 21th from 2:00 to 3:00. Only 6 room parents are allowed in each classroom. This includes the room captain.

Holiday party receipts may be turned into the PTO to the attention of Mrs. Jill Shannon for reimbursement.

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!

Metra Safety Essay Contest

Metra is having their annual safety essay contest. This year's theme is "Use Your Senses".

The deadline for entries is Thursday, January 31, 2019

See Flyer for more information

Information About After School Activities

Is your child involved in one or more after school activities? Does he/she look stressed?

Here are some tips to manage your child's activity load.

Lake Park High School 2019 Summer Theatre Camp

The Lake Park Theatre Department is excited to announce its 2019 Summer Theatre Camp Production Shrek! We are offering this opportunity to your incoming 5th through 8th graders on July 8th - July 18th.

See the attached flyer and information sheet.

Students may also enroll online at:

Is there a change in the way your student is going home after school??????

If your student will be going home in a different manner other than the usual, please send a note to school with your child to give to your child's teacher.

Thank you!

Student Lunches

If you are dropping of a lunch for your student, we ask that you write the following information on their lunch bag or lunch box. Post-its and a pen are available on the cart that is located in the vestibule.

First and Last Name

Room Number

Teacher Name

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tweet! Tweet!

We encourage you all to follow us on Twitter. Check with your child's teacher to obtain their Twitter handle.


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DuJardin Clubs - New Winter Sessions Offered