Jaguar Journal

October 18, 2018

Principal Post

Congratulations to several staff members who applied for and received "Color Your Classroom" grants from the Dupage Credit Union. A total of $1500 was presented to Mrs. Novotny, Ms. Giammarino, Mrs. Dyer and Ms. Doran. Thanks to Donna Brady from DCU, pictured in the photo, for presenting checks to these staff members. The DuJardin PTO matched Ms. Doran's music grant plus an additional $200 for the purchase of ukuleles. Ms. Doran now has $1200 to purchase ukuleles for a 3rd-5th grade music program.

At the October school improvement early release day yesterday D13 staff got together at Erickson to review district culture and climate survey results. Svetlana Sutic from INSIGHTeX will be working with all three D13 schools throughout the year to set goals regarding areas of improvement from the recent survey. Teaching staff then continued to work on standards based grading and reporting.

Red Ribbon Week is upon us, October 22nd-26th, which marks the 33rd anniversary. Red Ribbon Week was started to honor Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. In 1985 Agent Camarena was a DEA agent who lost his life in the war on drugs. Agent Camarena knew the dangers of his job, but he also knew that the future of America was dependent on stopping drug abuse. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for this cause.

DuJardin students will be participating in various activities all next week in celebration of Red Ribbon Week.

Urgent PowerSchool Information *** UPDATE***

Last weekend you should have received an email from our Technical Department that included a new Access ID and Password. If you have not done so already, please follow those instructions to sign on to powerschool and create a new account. It is imperative that this process is completed as soon as possible.

This is the notice that was in last weeks Journal:

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


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DuJardin Weekly News

"Googlers" Across The Country

5th Grade Tech Club students participated in a super great Q & A Google Hangout session with Google professionals ("Googlers") from across the country!
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IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health News Release

We have been notified by IDPH pertaining to Acute Flaccid Myelitis. You may have heard about it from your local news. AMF is a serious but uncommon condition. If you have any questions about Acute Flaccid Myelitis or have any of it's symptoms, please contact your health care professional.

Click here for more information

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.

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.

Trick or Treat

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.

PTO News

Hot Lunch Winter Session 2018

It's time to order your WInter 2018 hot lunch

All orders are due by Friday, November 9th.

Late orders will not be accepted.

Hot lunch is served on Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Winter session begins the week of November 27th and ends the week of February 26th

Please use the link below to order your lunch for the Winter 2018 session or you can visit our PTO website at

Student Pictures and Picture Retake Day

Your students pictures will be going home soon!

Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 6th in the morning. Students that were absent on picture day will able to have their picture taken. If you require an order form, please let your students teacher know and we can send one home. All order forms are due on retake day, November 6th.

Students who already took their picture but would like to retake them can do so ONLY if they return the entire picture package that was purchased on retake day.

Orders that were received late will be arriving at a later time. We will send those home as soon as they arrive.

Color Portraits added a complementary personalized gift in your order!!

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!