Jaguar Journal

April 23, 2020

Principal Post

Unfortunately, as you already know, last Friday Governor Pritzker canceled all in-person learning for the remainder of this school year. We will continue to utilize Remote Learning until the last day of school. The School Board is meeting on Monday to determine the remainder of the school calendar. Once the last day is determined this information will be sent to parents and included in future Jaguar Journals.


Mr. Allman is planning a virtual Field Day which will be scheduled for Friday, May 29th. Stay tuned for details regarding this NEW and exciting event.


The DuJardin staff is so grateful for the amazing parent support that has been observed during Remote Learning the last two weeks. As a school we have registered over a 97% participation rate from our students regarding work completion and student engagement. That is an incredible statistic considering these extremely unique circumstances. A HUGE "Pat on the back," is extended to our DuJardin families for rallying together and making the most of an unfortunate situation. The entire DuJardin School Community is a first-hand example and has exhibited the motto, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!" THANK YOU for being AWESOME!

District 13 Website

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.

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD

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.

Virtual Classes offered by the Bloomingdale Park District

To view each class, click on the link:

Kid Rock

Zumba

Hot Shot Sports

Soccer

Yoga

April / May DJ Reader

Please enjoy your April and May DJ Reader presented by Karen Petelle.

Ms.Petelle's Office Hours

Mrs. Petelle is offering office hours through Google Meet for parents and students to ask questions, get study/content support, or to get tips on working on reading and writing at home.

Click here to learn more.

For families who have a Nicor gas account


Nicor will provide eligible customers with "care packages" from Target to include such items as: toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food. Parents should call 1-800-310-0566 and select prompt #5 and then prompt #3. Let the agent know that they are inquiring about the "care package" and they will verify that the caller is a Nicor customer through their address and phone numbers. Nicor representative advised that the "care packages" will be mailed to the families.

-From the DuPage Regional Office of Education

New Student Enrollment - Update

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.


UPDATE: You may upload your child's birth certificate during the enrollment process HOWEVER: Parents will still need to bring into school the original birth certificate for their child once school reopens.


Kindergarten Assessment:

New Kindergarten students who are already enrolled as a new student through powerschool, may sign up for kindergarten assessment using PTC Wizard. If you have NOT enrolled your child, do not sign up for an assessment until you do.


Click on this link; it will direct you to PTC Wizard. You will need to create an account if you don't already have one. Keep your user name and password for future reference.


New 1st through 5th graders will meet on a different date for assessments. Information to follow.

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

WEB: safeschoolhelpline.com

TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

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.

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.

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

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.

PTO News

Hot Lunch Update

Buona corporate office credited everyone’s account for May, in addition to the 2 weeks in March and all of April.

Parents can use the credit for future lunches and parents with children not returning in the fall can request a refund. Email Buona at “fundraising@buona.com” with your child’s name to request a refund.

PTO Nominations

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

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

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!

Un-Birthday

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.

https://twitter.com/D13Jaguars