Jaguar Journal

April 4, 2019

Principal Post


Fifth grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Thursday, April 4th. Click this link https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Search-Results.aspx?k=ISA for further information about this science assessment.


Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) testing begins next week Monday and will continue through Friday, April 12th (makeup testing will be the week of April 15th) for students in third through fifth grades. Here is a checklist to help your child do his or her best on these tests:

1. Ensure that your child attends school on the days of testing;

2. Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep on the nights before testing;

3. Providing a healthy breakfast, snack, and lunch on the days of testing;

4. Remind your child to ask questions if he/she does not understand the test directions;

5. Let your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best;

6. Advise your child not to worry about the test – just do the best he/she can do.

Click this link https://www.isbe.net/Pages/IAR.aspx for additional information about the IAR assessments. Please see the IAR parent letter. If you have any further questions about IAR testing or need additional information concerning these state assessments, please call Mr. Dwyer at 630-894-9200.



The students performed so well at the recent talent show, “2019 DJ March Madness!” Thanks to Mrs. Lents and Mrs. Pagano for sponsoring this great program and thanks to all the students who showed off their great talents.


Our DuJardin 2nd & 3rd graders will be performing their chorus program “Kid Flix”on Thursday, April 11. Performances are 1:30 or 7:00 p.m. We look forward to another great performance by DuJardin students!


Please note that we DO NOT have a School Improvement Day 1:40 Dismissal this month.


A reminder that Monday, April 22nd is now scheduled as a Teacher Institute Day and there will be NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE on this date, which is a change from the original 2018-2019 district calendar.


Student grouping and placement for the 2019-2020 school year takes place in 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 Friday, April 5th. If you have questions about this form, please phone Mr. Mark Dwyer at 630-894-9200.

Basketball and Soccer Summer Camps

Basketball and Soccer Summer Camps will be held at Erickson Elementary School by Mrs. Hilden, Physical Education teacher from Westfield Middle School.


Basketball Camp: June 17-21


Soccer Camp: June 24-28


Click here for more information and the registration forms.

**Updated School Calendar**

The updated school calendar is found here.


The last day of school for students for the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Other changes to point out:

Monday, April 22, 2019 - Teacher Institute Day - No School for students

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Students WILL attend school

Light Up Our Community

Let's Light up our Community to show our Police Officers, we as a community Support and Thank them for their Services

Replace your porch light for one week with a blue light to show our support.


May 12 - May 18, 2019 During National Police Appreciation Week


Blue Lights can be purchased for $3 at Home Depot in Carol Stream

DuJardin Field Day - Rescheduled

Field day for DuJardin was rescheduled from Friday, May 17th to Friday, May 31st.


Please mark your calendar.

Returning Student Registration

Returning Student Registration for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be available on March 18, 2019.


You will be registering your student using the PowerSchool Parent Portal for Returning Student Registration 2019-2020.


Last week, you received instructions printed on yellow paper that was included in your student's report card envelope. Please keep this in a safe place for future reference.


Click here for the registration instructions.

Kindergarten Enrollment - District 13

New student kindergarten enrollment will begin on Monday, February 4th. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year.


Important: When registering your new student for the 2019 - 2020 school year, please make sure you are clicking on 2019 - 2020 School Year Enrollment Form once your enter the site.



ALL enrollments will be completed through powerschool, our online enrollment form. Paper registration is not available.



Click here for Kindergarten Enrollment directions and information.

Community Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Jon Bartelt

Please join Dr. Jon Bartelt for coffee


from 8 am - 9:30 am


February 23 @ Westfield


March 16 @ DuJardin


April 13 @ Erickson

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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Hats off to all our very talented students

We are so proud of all our students who performed at this year's talent show.


Click here for a scrapbook of our talented students.

Fruit with Family

Join us for DuJardin's "Fruit with Family"!


Wednesday, April 10th from 7:45-8:20


Due to space in the gym, we are asking that each student only bring one family member for this event.


Please complete this form to register and return it to school by Tuesday, April 9th

New ID Security System

All School District 13 buildings have a new ID security system.


As always, when you enter the building, come to the office first to get a visitor's badge. You will need to bring in your driver's license to be rescanned.



Thank you

Time to order your Yearbook!

See flyer for more information.


Order deadline April 12, 2019


What an awesome way to hold on to great memories!!

DJ Weekly News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fao5quBRe_Q

NIU 2019 Summer Camp Opportunities

Northern Illinois University is proud to offer over 80 day and residential summer

camps for students entering grades 2nd through 12th grades. These students will

get an opportunity to immerse themselves in a field of their choice and experience

life on a college campus.


Find out more about the dozens of different NIU academic and athletic summer

camps at go.niu.edu/summercamps.




PTO News

Board Positions Available

The nominees for the open positions on the 2019-2020 PTO Board are as follows:


President - Melissa Johnson

Secretary - Melissa Graham


Please contact Cynthia Hunn at 630-290-4119 if you are interested or have any questions.

Buona Beef Fundraiser

Our last Buona Beef fundraiser of this school year will be held on


Wednesday, April 10, 2019


20% of all proceeds will benefit DuJardin School


Come in between


10:30 am - 10:00 pm


See flyer for information and the flyer must be present when ordering

(a physical or digital copy is acceptable)

Portillo's Fundraiser

Give yourself a break from cooking!


Come to Portillo's on


Wednesday, May 15th


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


20% of all proceeds will benefit DuJardin School


Bring in this flyer and show it to the cashier. A digital copy is acceptable. If you order from the drive up, mention the fundraiser for DuJardin to the first order taker.

PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be held on


Tuesday, April 9th


7 pm


Everyone is welcome to attend!

Westfield Middle School PTO

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS

As the end of your child's 5th grade year is approaching, do you have Westfield on your mind? Wondering how you can be involved at the middle school level? Westfield PTO would love your help! We are looking for coordinators for various committees.

  • Fall and/or Spring Fundraiser

  • Hot Lunch

  • Fall and/or Spring Dance

  • Concessions

  • School supplies

If these interest you or if you would like more information, please contact Westfield PTO President, Michelle Caravello at mcaravello@sbcglobal.net Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Westfield!


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 Westfiled 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 8,2019

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!

Marklund's 2nd Annual... Run it. Walk it. Rock it!

Marklund is holding their 2nd Annual 5k/1 mile Run, Walk, and Rock it!


April 28, 2019


See this flyer for more information and click here for the registration form.

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