Jaguar Journal

February 4, 2021

Principal Post

DuJardin School is working on bringing as many students back into the building as possible. At this point we are limited to ten students per classroom. We have prioritized the list of students that have been offered five days a week in-person learning starting with special education students, followed by students receiving academic support, and then students needing social and emotional support. Families of fully remote students will be given the option to "opt in" to in-person learning at the beginning of March. After all of these numbers are solidified the staff will look at bringing back other students five days a week.


Families with fully remote students that want their children to return to in-person learning can send Mr. Dwyer an email with this request. These students will return on Monday, March 8th (Group A) or Tuesday, March 9th (Group B). Again, with a restriction of ten students per classroom for both Group A and Group B, space is limited and high priority students are given the first choice at returning to in-person instruction.


Please contact Mr. Dwyer at mdwyer@sd13.org or at 630-894-9200 with questions regarding students returning to in-person instruction.


5Essential Survey Information

Dear Parent,


Beginning February 3, students and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.


On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:


  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction


Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.


All teachers and 4thth through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2021 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.


Additionally, your district has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of DuJardin parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.


Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.


The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted February 3, 2021 through April 2, 2021. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.


For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or impact-surveys@uchicago.edu.


Sincerely,

Mark Dwyer

Certify your child(ren) Before they arrive to school

You will get a Raptor Screening email between 1am and 2am each morning. If you are not receiving it please check your junk and spam folders. If it's not in those folders, call the office to have your email added. Thank you
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Adapted A/B Calendar - Transition to Flex Wednesday

Starts the week of 1/19/21, No school on 1/18/21

Health Office

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.

COVID-19 Testing Available

COVID-19 testing is available in Carol Stream, Bensenville and West Chicago. There are plenty of same day appointments available. All insurance is accepted. Individuals without insurance, testing is offered at no cost. Please click on the flyer below for more information.


COVID-19 testing English


COVID-19 testing Espanol


Testing Locations and Hours English and Espanol

Parents, Please scan, fax or drop off hard copies of medical documents to the school. We are unable to accept photographs of medical documents. Thank you

Mrs. Treanor's Corner

It's Okay to ask for help


Hi DuJardin parents,

With the continued stress that COVID has brought upon us, please remember that if you are struggling emotionally, you are not alone. Attached are some mental health resources for you and you family. Please reach out to me if you need any assistance. ctreanor@sd13.org



Mental Health Resources for Yourself and Your Friends

Parent / Guardian Referral

I know that this is a very stressful time for many of our students and families. I want you to know that I am here to provide social and emotional support for your child. Below is an explanation of why and how a referral for social work services can be made for your child.


Please click here for more information.

New Student Enrollment Now Open!

If you have an NEW student entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade at DuJardin, you may enroll him/her now! A new student is someone who never attended a District 13 school. Click on this flyer for information on enrolling your child(ren).


Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2021, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2021-2022 school year.

Do you see any developmental delays or have concerns regarding your child(ren) aged 2 - 5? Screening is available. See flyer for details.

Kid's Corner e-news from the Bloomingdale Library

Subscribe the their monthly Newsletters that are filled with a lot of great opportunities to keep your children engaged. There are Take It, Make It kits to international story time to the Netherlands and so much more.

Online Exhibition

People’s Resource Center and College of DuPage are partnering on an online exhibition for youth to celebrate National Youth Art Month and National Nutrition Month in March! We are asking kids in grades K-12 to submit digital images of artwork relating to healthy food. All the work will be featured online throughout the month of March and in COD’s community newsletter. In addition, the kids have an opportunity to win a $25 Target gift card through a drawing that will happen on March 1.

Author Visit and Book order - Virtually

4th and 5th Grade Virtual Author Visit

4th and 5th Grade students will be participating in a virtual author visit on Monday, February 8 with author Alan Gratz. He will speak to students about his career as an author and discuss his new book, Ground Zero. We are so excited for this great experience!


BOOK ORDER OPPORTUNITY

Students and families have an opportunity to order a signed copy of Alan Gratz’s books. To guarantee a signed copy (bookplate) of Refugee and/or Ground Zero, please see the FLYER and place your order online via Anderson’s by Tuesday, February 16th.


See FLYER for more information.


Please email Mrs. Novotny (knovotny@sd13.org) with any questions.

Mobile Food Pantry

Families are invited to attend a mobile food pantry on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Glenbard North High School located at 990 Kuhn Rd, Carol Stream on the corners of Lies Rd and Kuhn.Rd from 9am to noon.


All families are encouraged to attend this food pantry even if you are not in Glenbard North's attendance area. Thank you Glenbard North!


Click here for flyer in English and Espanol

Bloomingdale Character Counts Nomination

The Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition annually recognizes individuals for exhibiting good character on an ongoing basis. If you know an individual who displays one or more of the Six Pillars of Character, please complete and submit this form. Nomination form due by April 30, 2021.

Student Lunch Deliveries/Drop off

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


This includes lunches from home. Please send your student to school with his/her lunch.

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.


When you are in the drop off/ pick up lane, please remain in your car for a safer and quicker drop off/pick up.

Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day Schedule*: (NO RETAKES WILL BE OFFERED THIS YEAR)

  • Hybrid A Students: Wednesday, March 3rd

  • Hybrid B Students: Tuesday, March 2nd

  • Full Remote Students Only: Wednesday, March 3rd 3:00-5:00pm MUST MAKE APPOINTMENT - call DuJardin at 630-894-9200

  • If you pre-pay online or by phone before Picture Day, you do not have to pay shipping costs, but you must pre-pay online or by phone before your child's picture is taken.

  • Prepaid prints will be delivered to DuJardin within three weeks, given to in-person students and then available for remote students during supply pickup around March 24th.

  • Prepaid Ordering is Easy as 1, 2, 3

You've Been Frosted!

Frost your family, friends and neighbors with a surprise at-home candy delivery!


Frosty’s assistants deliver two dozen peppermint candies to a front porch

or yard and leave a fun, “You’ve been Frosted!” yard sign. Program is

available for Bloomingdale Park District residents only. Cost is $15.

You’ve Been Frosted (Code #201342-A1) is located under Special Events

on the registration site at http://bit.ly/bpd-registration.

Kids Place - Bloomingdale Park District UPDATED

Box Tops for Education

Even though we are not physically collecting Box Tops for Education this year, you can still collect them and submit them digitally. Please do not send any Box Tops to school this year.

This is very easy to do. Buy a product, scan your receipt, earn cash for your school.


Click here for a flyer


YouTube Video


PTO News

Dining to Donate

Enjoy a meal at Anyway's February 10th and 11th. Present this flyer to a staff member and DuJardin receives 15% back in sales.

District 13 Parent Teacher Organization Scholarship Application

College-bound high school seniors who have attended District 13 schools are invited to apply for a $750.00 scholarships available thorough the district. Past students of both Dujardin and Erickson may apply to only the school most recently attended. Students who attended one of the elementary schools and Westfield Middle School may apply to the elementary school as well as to Westfield.


Bloomingdale SD13 PTO Scholarship Application is now available.


Deadline for the application is April 5, 2021

PTO Meeting Dates

Please join the PTO Virtually at the next scheduled PTO Meetings. You will receive a link to each meeting via Remind.


December 8

January 12

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 11

Don't miss another important message from the PTO! 😊

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

NEW DuJardin Spiritwear is here!

Show your Jaguar Pride with t-shirts, hoodies, lounge pants, "bling" shirts, car decals, and more. Order today!

Headroom Parent Wanted

If anyone is interested in being a headroom parent for your child's class, please email djptopresident@gmail.com


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.


Twitter @DuJardinPTO

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

WEB: safeschoolhelpline.com

TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

Chess Wizards Online

Chess Wizards is offering class online. See flyer for details. Sign up today!

Crossroads Kids Club

Crossroads if offering In-person and E-Learning Options. In-person will be held at the Bloomingdale Church. See flyer for details.

Spanish Online Class - Winter Session

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

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!

Tweet! Tweet!

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

https://twitter.com/D13Jaguars