Jaguar Journal

September 3, 2020

Principal Post

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

The State of Illinois is not waiving the requirements for all students who have mandated health forms. Click here to see which grades have mandated paperwork.

School Safety Brochure

School Safety is an anonymous tip line that is another way you can report anything that threatens the safety of our school. There are brochures and refrigerator magnets available at the school office. To view the brochure, click here.

800-418-6423 ext. 359


TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

It is not safe to walk between cars and in front of oncoming traffic

For the safety of our parents and students, we ask that you do not park your car and walk your child through the parking lot to the door. It is not safe. There are two lanes of traffic; one that stops to drop/pick up students and the other a passing lane. It is hard to see parents and students walking between cars when someone is driving in the passing lane. We ask that you stay in your car and use the drop off line. And as always pull all the way up to the DuJardin sign on Euclid.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartelt regarding the student lunches being delivered to school.

Go Orange

Every year the Village of Bloomingdale host a "Go Orange Day" to help raise awareness about hunger.

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.

Spanish Online Class

Discovery Foreign Language is offering an Online Class for those of you that would like to continue learning Spanish or for any of our beginners.

See flyer for details

PTO News

Ice Cream Sundae Contest

The PTO is hosting an ice cream sundae contest. See flyer for details!

Headroom Parent Wanted

If anyone is interested in being a headroom parent for your child's class, please email

Don't miss another important message from the PTO! ๐Ÿ˜Š

You can join the REMIND app for the PTO by texting @djpto to 81010

You can also follow the PTO on Twitter by following @dujardinpto

PTO DUES: Donโ€™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:

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.

Twitter @DuJardinPTO

Birthday Sign

Want a fun way to say โ€œHappy Birthdayโ€ 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.