Jaguar Journal

January 17, 2019

Principal Post

DuJardin School is doing a "One Book One School" (OBOS) on the book, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. Visit the DJ OBOS website (see information below) for the reading schedule, daily trivia and flipgrid videos of students and staff reading Wishtree. Thanks to Mrs. Novotny for organizing this wonderful all school activity, follow her on Twitter @novotnysnotes and post about our OBOS using the hashtag #DJREADS

Most teachers spent Wednesday afternoon during our SIP/Early Release time going over student fall to winter MAP data to determine goal progress in both math and reading. Teachers are able to determine if learning goals have been met, additional time is needed to reach each goal, or revisions need to be made. This work will help drive classroom instruction and various math and reading intervention programs for the remainder of the school year. Pilot teachers for the standards based report card met with representatives from OTUS to learn more about an electronic grade book and standards based report card.

Students in third through fifth grades will be taking the Illinois Academic Readiness (IAR) assessments in both reading and math in April. The name of the assessment has changed this year but the assessment itself will remain much like PARCC in the past. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that the IAR will reflect PARCC like questions for the time being. Changes to this assessment are being planned for the future. More information to come on this assessment period - stay tuned.

Thanks so much to those families who participate in the “Box Tops for Education” program. This money is used for purchasing various things like plants for the planters outside, playground equipment for recess, and to purchase such items as the vinyl CC! posters that are hung up in the hallways of the school. Keep those “Box Tops” coming and special thanks to DuJardin Student Council members and the coordinators, Mrs. Lents and Mrs. Burritt, for organizing this worthwhile fundraiser.

The week of February 4th students in grades 1-4 will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. The OLSAT is designed to measure abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students in grades 1-2 will take three assessments in verbal and nonverbal modalities while students in grades 3-4 will take one assessment covering both areas. Verbal and nonverbal scores in addition to the total score, provide a more complete picture of students’ abilities. OLSAT results will be shared with parents during the 3rd trimester.

Kindergarten registration will take place during the week of February 25th this year. If you or anyone you know has a child who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2019 and is a resident of Bloomingdale School District #13, then make sure to register the child for kindergarten. Registration will take place at DuJardin on the following dates and times:

February 25, Monday - 8:00 - 4:00 p.m., February 26, Tuesday - 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

February 27, Wednesday - 8:00 - 4:00 p.m., February 28, Thursday - 8:00 - 6:00 pm

Stay tuned for more information about the online registration process taking place for kindergarten registration this year.

Community Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Jon Bartelt

Please join Dr. Jon Bartelt for coffee

from 8 am - 9:30 am

February 23 @ Westfield

March 16 @ DuJardin

April 13 @ Erickson

One Book One School - Week 2

We hope you are enjoying Wishtree. If you haven't started reading yet, it is not too late to join in! Ge a copy of the book to follow along with us.

Here is the Week 2 Reading Schedule. Visit the DJ OBOS website for daily trivia, Flipgrid videos, and more! Email Mrs. Novotny with any questions.

5Essentials Parent Survey - Please take this survey - Your feedback is welcome!

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:

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!

Yearbook Messages

Attention Parents, Grandparents and Guardians!!

If you would like to have an inspiring message to your student printed in this year's yearbook, please complete this form and return it along with a $3 donation to school no later than Friday, February 8th. All donations will go to Team DuJardin at Relay for Life.

Late entries will not be accepted.

DJ Madness - 2019 Talent Show

We will be holding our 2019 Talent Show on

Thursday, March 21, 2019

We will post more information as it becomes available.

DJ Weekly News

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


In observance of Martin Luther King Jr

School is not in session on

Monday, January 21st

PTO News

Buona Beef Fundraiser

Don't feel like cooking??? Come to Buona Beef on

Wednesday, January 30th

20% of ALL sales benefit DuJardin School

Please print out this Flyer and bring it to Buona Beef, present it to the cashier when ordering!

It's easy and delicious!

The next PTO meeting will be held on

Tuesday, February 12th


It's B-I-N-G-O time!

DuJardin's annual Bingo Night will be held on

Friday, January 18th

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Come and join us for a great family night filled with lots of food, prizes and fun.

Hope to see you there!!

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:

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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New after school club - Click on DuJardin Clubs below