Jaguar Journal

March 12, 2020

Principal Post

District 13 is constantly monitoring student and staff health, especially now regarding the COVID-19, and follows the County Health Department's recommendations and guidelines. Please see the attached letter below from Dr. Bartelt about COVID-19 and pay attention to the district's website,, for updated information.

Fifth grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Monday, April 6th through Wednesday, April 8th. Please refer to the following parent letter for additional information about the ISA test. Click this link for further information about this science assessment.

The Illinois Readiness Assessment (IAR) testing is coming for grades 3-5 in both reading and math beginning April 13th. Staff is working very hard to prepare the students for these assessments. Find the IAR parent letter here. More information about the exams can be found at

Student grouping and placement for the 2020-2021 school year takes place in late May. In preparation for this important task a Student Placement Information form is available on this link. This request form is due back to Mr. Dwyer by Thursday, April 9th. Although a request form is not required, parent input about a child’s academic experiences can provide valuable insight to this process. Please remember that considerations for placing students in classes include but are not limited to class size, gender ratio, academic levels, student learning styles, specific student needs, diversity, and student peer relations. It is not recommended that a parent request a specific teacher due to the fact that requests are difficult to satisfy and teaching assignments can change from school year to school year. If you have questions about this form, please phone Mr. Mark Dwyer at 630-894-9200.

Thanks to the DuJardin PTO for sponsoring another awesome skating night at Coachlite last Thursday evening. There was a wonderful turnout by our students and parents and a great time was had by all who attended. Looking forward to our next skating night in the fall!

COVID-19 - Dr. Jon Bartelt, Superintendent

Please read this letter from Dr. Jon Bartelt, Superintendent of Bloomingdale School District 13 regarding our steps to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our schools. The letter also contains a link "What the public should do". We are following those guidelines.

District 13 Website

This Friday, the District will post on our website, the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as student safety continues to be our top priority. The District website will be updated as new information becomes available. Thank you.

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.

Junior Achievement Teaching Opportunity

The DuJardin School Community is filled with outstanding parents who are always asking how they can help. This year, we are offering to train all parents who would like to participate and teach on our Junior Achievement Day in May. Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in our global economy. Our DuJardin JAinaDay experience in on Friday, May 15th.


* All materials will be provided to you ahead of time so there is no prep time required outside of the 30 minute training.

* A light breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided to you as a thank you for your participation and investment in our students.

* Plan to arrive at 8:00am to check in at the school office.

* Feel free to email Mrs. Angel Frattinger with any questions you have.

A 30 minute training will be required in order to teach the program. The training will be held on Friday, May 1st beginning at 2:45. Please click on the form to sign up to volunteer in your child's classroom. Mrs. Frattinger will reach out to you personally as the date gets closer.

Junior Achievement Volunteer Sign-up


Submit student and family "Good News" here to be featured in future Journals!

Tell Me Something Good Tuesday: Read about or listen to celebrations and highlights from students and staff at DuJardin.

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New Student Enrollment

New Student Online Enrollment will begin on Monday, February 10, 2020. Parents wishing to enroll their NEW student into District 13 for the 2020-2021 school year can enroll online through powerschool. Click here for the enrollment directions and information. Paper enrollment is not available.

Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year.

Parent support will be available by appointment during regular school hours February 24th through February 27th. Contact the appropriate school within the school boundaries you reside.

Parents will need to bring into school the original birth certificate for their child. All other proof of residency documents can be uploaded at the time of your online enrollment.

New Kindergarten students can sign up for Kindergarten Visitation which will be held on April 29th AFTER they have registered for enrollment. Kindergarten Visitation information will be sent to you via email after your enrollment form is received.

New 1st through 5th graders will meet at a later date for assessments.

Bloomingdale School District 13 Parent Teacher Scholarship Application

The Bloomingdale School District 13 Parent Teacher Organization is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships. Please click here to view the instructions.

The deadline to apply is April 6, 2020

DuPage County Health Department - Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Here is some information on the Corona virus.

En Español

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

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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

Bloomingdale Counts!

The 2020 Census is a count of every person living in the United States regardless of their country of origin or immigration status. There are four important reasons for you to be counted.

See flyer for details.

A note from our Social Worker

During their classroom Second Step Lessons this year, 1st-5th graders have learned about flexible thinking as a way to solve problems and to cooperate with others. The "Unthinkables" give us rigid thinking and get us stuck so we can't solve a problem. The "Thinkables" help us to have flexible thinking, which help us to solve problems and get along with others. Ask your child about what they remember about the "Unthinkables" and "Thinkables".

Coffee with the Superintendent Dr. Jon Bartelt

Please join Dr. Bartelt at any of these days for coffee!

February 1 @ Westfield

March 7 @ DuJardin

March 21 @ Erickson

8am to 9:30 am

March DJ Reader

Please enjoy the March DJ Reader brought to you by Karen Petelle.

Pre-school Screening Bloomingdale School District 13

Pre-school Screening will be conducted in School District 13 throughout the school year for all children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years old. You must live within the District 13 boundaries. See flyer for details.

Send a note to school or email your students teacher if........

He / She is walking home instead of taking the bus

He / She is being picked up by someone other than who is on the pick up list

He / She is not going to the after school club they are signed up for

He / She is going to kids place instead of taking the bus or vice versa

He / She is leaving school early

Due to popular demand....enjoy a second night of Mom & Son Bowling.

Bloomingdale School District 13 Education Foundation

Beer & Wine Tasting

Includes Tastings, Hors d'oeuvres & Desserts

Friday, May 1st at the Bloomingdale Golf Club

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Proceeds Benefit Our Local Schools

Click here for details

Celebrate Disability Awareness Week March 9 - 13

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Genius Hour Fair 2020

We are so excited for our 4th and 5th graders to present at this year's IN SCHOOL Genius Hour Fair! Students will share their expert learning on everything from structural engineering, preventing the flu, zodiac signs, coding games, makeup techniques, and making frappuccinos! Grades 1-3 will all have an opportunity to visit other classrooms and learn from fellow Jaguar geniuses. Families are invited to join us during that afternoon to see the magic. Please contact or with any questions. Can't wait to see these passion projects!

Time to order your yearbook!

Order by April 15, 2020

Cost: $ 19.18

Click here for ordering directions.

If you order after that date, YOU pay for shipping.

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 3, 2020.

Then, join us for the awarded nominees at the 19th Annual CHARACTER COUNTS! Recognition Breakfast Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am at the Bloomingdale Golf Club.

37th Annual Art Show

The Bloomingdale Park District's 37th Annual Art Show will be on display from March 7th through April 4th. The opening reception for the student artists, family and friends will take place at the Museum on Sunday, March 15th from 1-4pm. See Flyer for details.

Marklund Run Walk Roll

Sign up today! This event will take place April 26, 2020

Remy H. and his Squirt hockey team won the state hockey championship going undefeated in the round robin tournament!

Jaguars of the week

Each week the teachers recognize students from their classrooms for demonstrating outstanding character based on the attitudes or actions that fall under the Character Counts Pillars: Congratulations to the following students for being nominated this week.
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Save The Date

District 13 Education Foundation Beer & Wine Tasting to be held on Friday, May 1 2020 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. Proceeds from the event help us to fund grants for the district's teachers. More information to follow.

PTO News

Time To Order Hot Lunch for April and May

Hot Lunch Program - Buona Restaurant

April and May menus are available.

ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS: Wednesday, May 13th do not order hot lunch due to the service/safety worker outing!

PLEASE NOTE: If your student is out of school but has hot lunch, please call the school office before lunch so the volunteers can be notified to pull your child's lunch. Lunches can be picked up during the lunch time.

PTO Nominations

Debbie Cozzo was nominated for PTO Treasurer and Sara Dworianyn was nominated for Vice President, both for two year terms.

Spirit Day - Friday, March 13th

Last week's Roller Skating Party was a hit!

The winners of the party box were Gio P. and Daniel R. Way to go!

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

Volunteers Wanted to hang Artwork

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help hang artwork for Mrs. Maksimuk. If anyone is interested e-mail Melissa Johnson at

Spirit Wear t-shirt sale!

Spirit wear t-shirts for sale! We have a few items left in stock. If interested please contact Elizabeth Threadgill at While supplies last.

1 youth medium grey jaguar shirt $15

2 youth XL pink bling $20

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!


Want a fun way to say “Happy Un-Birthday” to your child or a staff member?

Have a birthday in the summer months? 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 June birthday should return the form by May 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.

Spring Clubs Available.... Sign up today!!!!!