Jaguar Journal

October 11, 2018

Principal Post

Lisa Westman will be at Westfield this evening, October 11th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a Parent University presentation on standards based grading and reporting. ALL District #13 parents are invited to attend this presentation. Click on to view a live stream of this presentation If you are unable to attend in person.

In District #13 and at DuJardin School we are committed to the development of the whole child, academically, socially, and emotionally. A child's social and emotional functioning has a great impact on their academic performance. This fall and spring the three District #13 schools will complete a universal social-emotional screening in grades 1 through 8. This screening tool will help us to identify children who may need additional support in the area of social emotional development. The fall screener will be completed by classroom teachers the last two week of October. If the screening indicates that a child would benefit from additional social/emotional supports, parents will be notified prior to any interventions being implemented. If you have any questions and/or concerns related to this screening process, please contact Mr. Dwyer or Mrs. Treanor, our school social worker, for additional information.

Urgent PowerSchool Information

Please read the following letter from Dr. Jon Bartelt, Superintendent of District 13. This letter has some important information regarding PowerSchool and some issues we have been having and how we are resolving them.

Beginning Saturday, October 13, 2018, parents may set up a new PowerSchool account.

It is important every family reads this letter

Thank you


Due to no school on Friday, October 5th, our Jaguars of the Week will be announced in next weeks Journal.

Tweet! Tweet!

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

Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher Coferences

Conferences are held on Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20 beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.

DuJardin Weekly News

Halloween Lunch Dismissal

The permission slip for children who desire to go home for lunch to dress in their Halloween costumes on October 31st is linked below. Permission slips need to be returned to their teachers by Wednesday, October 24th.


October 31st dismissal is as follows

11:55 a.m .Last names that start with A - L

12:05 p.m. Last names that start with M - Z

Your child must be back at school by 1:00 pm

The morning kindergarten parade on October 31st will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the party following from 10:15 - 11:15. Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 9:45 and 11:20 a.m . All cars must be removed by 11:30.

The afternoon parade for all students will be at 1:30 p.m. and classroom parties will follow the parade and begin at approximately 2:00 to 3:00 . Parents may park in the bus lot (blacktop lot east of school) between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. All cars must be removed by 3:15 pm to accommodate our buses.

Students that are not going home to change will follow normal lunch/recess schedule.

Halloween Fun

See the link below with important information from the Bloomingdale Police Department in regards to Halloween. Be safe and have fun!

Standards Based Presentation Video

Click on the link below to learn about our implementation of Standards Based Grading and Reporting. Utilize the second link to submit questions.

Standards Based Parent University

Mark your calendars. October 11, 2018 is a D13 Parent university to be held at Westfield Middle School.

PTO News

Spirit Day

Spirit Day is Friday, October 12th. Don't forget to show your spirit!!! Wear your spirit wear or our school colors!!!

Go Jaguars!!

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!


October is a month long community sock drive. Please donate a NEW pair of socks today to help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. On average 600,000 people in the USA live on the streets. Socks are the least donated item and with another cold winter on the way these socks would certainly make a difference. You will fine a huge sock in our lobby. Lets try to fill it to the top!!!

Please see the attached flyer for more information and thank you for your donation!

Holiday Shopping Boutique

Come and join us for our 5th Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique and enjoy over 25 craft vendors!!

DuJardin School

November 2nd

6 p.m. to 8 p.m

Please bring a canned good to be donated to the local food pantry as your entry fee.


PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 7pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Mark it on your calendar!!

****Important Reminder****

This is a friendly reminder that 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 put 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!

COD Food Truck Rally

Did you know that 20% of Lake Park High School graduates choose COD as their first college? DuJardin students (i.e. future Lake Park Lancers) can help build the Lake Park High School Scholarship at College of DuPage! Bring friends, family, teammates, and future Lancers to the COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m. We might even have a few former Lancers on staff at DuJardin, so this is a great way to give back to their alma mater. When individuals sign up for the 5K, their registration fee can help support a dedicated scholarship for a Lancer attending COD. To register, visit www.cod,edu/5K. While there, check out the stellar lineup of outrageous food trucks, family-friendly activities and more. No need to register for the race to enjoy diverse cuisine from 17 sensational food trucks. DuJardin Running Club Girls - make sure to wear a team shirt! DuJardin students and staff - be sure to wear DuJardin spirit wear to represent your school!

What: COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 2 to 8 p.m. (Race starts at 4:30 p.m.)

Where: College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn