September 3, 2020
One thing is for sure, remote learning is difficult and so much different compared to in person learning. Another for sure thing is that everyone involved, students, staff and parents, are working so hard to make this remote learning plan a success. I have been very impressed by the student participation and engagement levels that I have witnessed the last several days. I also appreciate the dedication and commitment from the DuJardin staff to ensure that remote learning is as close to in person learning as possible. We will get through this together and before you know it we will be back at school in some form or fashion which hopefully is sooner rather than later.
Mark your calendar for next week Thursday evening for our virtual Curriculum Night which will take place from 4:30-7:30pm. Parents will have an opportunity to listen to teacher presentations and ask questions. There will be three sessions on Thursday evening, The first session will run from 4:30-6:00pm and will be for those parents interested in chatting with fine arts, special education and support services staff. Then from 6:00-7:30pm classroom teachers will have two scheduled sessions. Teachers will present from 6:00-6:40pm and then a repeat session will run from 6:50-7:30pm. Stay tuned for more information and invites from your child's teacher.
Early Release/Staff Development days begin next Wednesday, September 9th and will take place every other Wednesday for the remainder of the school year. Students will be dismissed at 1:40 on these early release Wednesdays. These days will also include "Student Material Pick-up" from 2-6pm. This will be for any grade level that needs to send materials home with students or for students to drop off materials at school. Additional information regarding this pick-up and drop off schedule will follow from grade level teams.
Message from the Coordinator of Health Services
School Safety Brochure
800-418-6423 ext. 359
TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS
It is not safe to walk between cars and in front of oncoming traffic
Order your t-shirts for $5.00 and 15% of your order will be donated to the Bloomingdale Food Pantry! Adult and Student order forms are here.
PTO DUES: Don’t forget to pay your PTO Dues! The PTO will be supporting many virtual activities including back to school contests & other virtual events for all students. Please pay through PushCoin or send a check made payable to DuJardin PTO. Dues are $15 per family.
PTO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Looking for ways to help DuJardin and the PTO, sign up here: https://forms.gle/Fhuh5GmDUnVjG7aY6
SPIRIT WEAR: We are finalizing information on new Spirit Wear offerings and will send out more details in the Jaguar Journal.
Please check the Jaguar Journal and Twitter for DuJardin PTO information throughout the year.
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!