April 21, 2022
Message from Principal Haugens
Tomorrow night is the PTO BINGO Night at DuJardin. Due to space restrictions, we will only allow families who signed-up in advance to attend the event. There will be one session from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to the PTO.
Tomorrow is the last day to order a Yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year. Please use the following link and code to place your order:
As a reminder tomorrow is Pajama Day at DuJardin. Students can wear their pajamas to school. We ask that each student bring in a quarter if they wish to participate. Thank you to our Student Council for organizing this event.
Next week is the last full week of April. As we move into May/June, there will be many dates and events that we want to make sure you place on your calendar.
Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th: Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 3, 2022: 4th/5th Grade Chorus Performance 7:00 pm
Monday, May 9th - Wed, May 18th: MAP Assessment
Tuesday, May 10, 2022: PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022: 5th to 6th Grade Transition Night @ Westfield
Friday, May 13, 2022: Early Release Day (1:40 pm dismissal for 1st-5th grade)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Portfolio Night (Open House Event 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Friday, May 20, 2022: Spirit Day (Be BOLD, wear BLACK & GOLD)
Friday, May 27, 2022: No School (Teacher Work Day)
Monday, May 30, 2022: No School (Memorial Day)
Thursday, June 2, 2022: 5th Grade Picnic
Friday, June 3, 2022: Field Day
Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Awards Assembly & Last Day of School
DuJardin Elementary School
Bloomingdale School District 13
Friday, April 22nd-Pajama Day & BINGO Night
Tuesday, April 26th-PTO Hot Lunch
Wednesday, April 27th-PTO Hot Lunch
Thursday, April 28th-PTO Hot Lunch
New Student Registration Open Now
New Student Registration(includes new students to the district and Kindergarten students) for the 2022-2023 school year has now opened. Please fill out the New Student Enrollment form to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year and provide all the necessary documentation. New Student Enrollment Page
Returning student registration will open in late March 2022, more information will be provided in the journal when available.
Returning Student Registration
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 opened on March 14, 2022. Please refer to the informational email message that was sent to the primary parent / guardian's email account. To complete the registration form, parents / guardians will need to log-in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not remember your username or password, a Forgot Password option is available with the PowerSchool Parent portal.
HOT LUNCH NEWS!
The April and May hot lunch calendars are now available! Get your orders in now. The last day for hot lunch this school year will be May 19. Also, Buona is having to replace pretzels with chips for the rest of the year and you will see that reflected on the ordering calendar.
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: email@example.com
ORDERING DEADLINES REMINDER: The deadline for Tuesday lunch is Friday, Wednesday lunch is Saturday and the deadline for Thursday is Sunday. Learn more here: https://www.sd13.org/PTO.aspx.
PLEASE DO NOT DELETE YOUR STUDENT: From the Buona Lunch ordering system.
You will be unable to make changes to existing orders and your order history will not
be viewable if your student is deleted.
Hot Lunch Volunteers: We are in need of Hot Lunch volunteers! We cannot run this program without parent volunteer support. It’s only an hour and not an every week commitment. Sign up on the days that work for you here: Hot lunch sign up.
Make sure when you are paying for your students' 2022-2023 registration fees, add your PTO Dues to your cart by clicking on "Webstore" under your student's name and scrolling down to "DuJardin PTO FAMILY Membership 2022-2023" and click "add to cart". This will eliminate having to pay for it on Information Day in August.
We are so excited for BINGO tomorrow night! A reminder that we are only having one session of BINGO from 6-7:30 pm regardless of what session you signed up for. A reminder that you must be registered in order to attend, we will be checking names at the door. BINGO cards are free. Each person will receive two cards. We will have over 20 raffle prizes available and raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. There will also be hot dogs, nachos, chips, candy and drinks to purchase.
Teacher & Staff Appreciation week is coming May 2 - 6!
We are so excited about what the PTO has planned for Teacher & Staff Appreciation week including Breakfast with Teachers, that we have not been able to do since 2019!
We have a schedule of events and themes that we have planned to make the week extra special for our AMAZING DuJardin teachers and staff. Please participate if you can.
Also, the teachers have put together Amazon Wish Lists for "Wish Wednesday":
The teacher and staff favorites lists can be found here:
It is an election year for our Vice President and Treasurer positions. Our nominees this year are:
Vice President - Melissa Graham
Treasurer - Alyssa Syputa
If you are interested in also running for one of these positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Elections will be held at our May PTO meeting on May 10.
Yearbook Order Form
Purchase a yearbook today! Make this year a great year full of memories and dreams!
1. Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate
2. Enter our school’s passcode: 1014102976314642
Yearbook Price: $20.31
Hardcover is an additional $6.95
Order Deadline: April 22, 2022
Orders will be accepted past the deadline, but you will be responsible for the cost of shipping.
3. Please make sure the student’s correct grade level, classroom teacher, and the student’s first and last name is correct to guarantee delivery!
*All yearbooks will be mailed to DuJardin. Yearbooks will be distributed to students when they arrive.
Summer 2022 Basketball and Soccer Camps
The dates and times have been set for both basketball and soccer summer camps. The camps are for any incoming 1st thru 6th graders (the grade your child will be in the Fall). If you are interested in having your child attend one or both of these camps, then please click on the registration link here. Please fill out all the necessary information and send that in with your check to either your child’s main office at their school or Westfield’s main office. Note: Camp will be held at DuJardin Elementary this year. This is a change from previous years.
Contact Kelly Hilden for any information regarding the camps.
630-529-6211 ext. 5372
Run, Walk & Roll Fundraiser
Join Marklund this spring as we return in-person (and virtual!) Marklund's 5th Annual Run, Walk and Roll 5K/1 Mile is scheduled for April 24, 2022 at 8:30am. Your participation and/or fundraising supports the care of the residents and students we serve at Marklund.
More information and to register please visit: www.marklund.org/5kbloomingdale
SEL @ DuJardin
During the month of April, DuJardin will focus on the character trait, Accountability, as an entire school. We feel that accountability is a trait that students need to be successful in school and life. In order to #LeadLikeAJaguar, we must be accountable for our thoughts, words, and actions. This trait closely aligns with the Character Counts! Pillar of Responsibility. During the month, classrooms will introduce & define accountability as being responsible for your thoughts, words, and actions. Students have a chance to earn an Accountability Paw for demonstrating the character trait. The Accountability Paw will be placed in a drawing for weekly prizes and be recognized on morning announcements. There will also be a weekly read aloud by Mr. Haugens based on a book with an Accountability Theme.
Mr. Haugens visited all 1st - 5th grade classrooms the past two weeks to discuss Relationships, Responsibility/Accountability, & Regulation. During the classroom visits, students were asked to share their feelings related to how nice, kind, and respectful classmates are towards each other. In 4th & 5th grade classrooms, we dove a little deeper into student perceptions of their sense of belonging. Students were asked how much they felt valued as members of the school community. Classroom talks concluded with students making a promise to themselves and the classroom to help improve the overall climate.
Send a note to school or email your students teacher and office if....
Your child/ren is walking home or being picked up instead of taking the bus
Your child/ren is being picked up by someone other than who is on the pick up list
Your child/ren is going to kids place instead of taking the bus or vice versa
Your child/ren is leaving school early
As always if your child/ren will be absent from school please call the office.
Office Staff Contact Information:
Marisol Strejc- email@example.com
Karen Hosty- firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse's Office Contact Information:
Laura Mills- 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!
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