Jaguar Journal

November 12, 2020

Principal Post

Report cards for the first trimester will be going home with all students the week of November 30th. All subjects at all grade levels, except for fine arts, are now being assessed in a standards based grading format which is reflected in the current report card.

Parent-Teacher conferences are being scheduled by teachers between November 16th through December 4th. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their child's academic and social-emotional progress with their child(ren)'s teacher.

If you are looking to schedule a conference with Mr. Allman please email him at Mr. Allman will be available for conferences November 16th-18th from 2:45-6:45 pm.

Mrs. Krzysiak, our music teacher, will be available for a conference during the following dates and times,

Wednesday, November 18, 3:45-5:45 pm

Thursday, November 19, 2:45-5:45 pm

Monday, November 23, 1:00-5:00 pm

Thursday, December 3, 2:45-5:45 pm

Please email Mrs. Krzysiak at if you would like to schedule a virtual conference.

Here are a few suggestions to review while preparing for your parent-teacher conference:

  • First, assemble relevant materials including correspondence between the classroom and home that you think is necessary about discussing your child's progress.
  • Next, talk to your child before the conference, share with your child why the conference is taking place and the purpose of the conference.
  • Finally prepare a list of questions ahead of time and write them down so you can remember what to ask during the conference.

The best way to maximize your conference time is to be prepared.

See the link below for an article from the Global Family Research Project entitled, "Parent-Teacher Conference: Strategies for Principals, Teachers and Parents."

Please see the link below from the Harvard Family Research Project for an article entitled, "Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Tip Sheet for Parents."

Click on this link

As a reminder to parents we are not accepting any lunches at the building either delivered by an outside source or from home once the students have arrived and school has started. We have boxed lunches here at school that we will provide to any student that forgot a lunch. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy during this pandemic.

As of this week D13 has twenty-two (22) documented COVID-19 cases, which includes over 1300 students and 200 staff members. That is an infection rate of under 1.5% compared to the county's 10.6% and the state's 12.5% positivity rate. DuJardin School and D13 are doing the right things to keep staff and students safe while at school. We are consistently following the 3 W's,

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Watch your distance (stay 6 feet apart)

The staff and students at DuJardin and D13 encourage you to do the same at home and out in the community.

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.

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.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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

Holiday Card Artwork

District 13 is looking to send out a Holiday Card to local businesses and schools and need your help. Click Holiday Card for details.

All entries need to be sent to Deyana Matt at Westfield School by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Westfield Middle School Drama

Westfield Middle School Drama presents........

Virtually Ever After

November 19th @ 7:00 pm

Bloomingdale Church Learning Center

Need some help with remote/hybrid learning?

Your childโ€™s school work is done before they get home. Check out the Bloomingdale Church Learning Center website for details. Please click here to see flyer.

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.

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

Virtual Book Fair

The PTO's book fair has gone virtual! Starting Monday, November 2 - 20, shop on to earn money for our school. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with Anderson's wide selection of books, games and toys!

PTO Meeting Dates

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

October 13

November 10

December 8

January 12

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 11

Don't miss another important message from the PTO! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

PTO DUES: Donโ€™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:

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


TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

Chess Wizards Online

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

Young Rembrandts

Let's get creative during our remote ARTastic Halloween Party. 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

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 โ€œHappy Birthdayโ€ 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.