Jaguar Journal

December 17, 2020

Principal Post

In anticipation of having students return to in-person learning on January 4th (Group A), the plan at this time is to have students return following their first trimester schedule (Group A, Group B, or fully remote). If parents want to make any changes to this schedule please email Mr. Dwyer directly at For example, if your child was a fully remote learner during the first trimester and you would like to "opt in" for in-person learning send an email requesting this change. If your child was an in-person learner and you would like to "opt out" for the second semester send an email with this information.

Dr. Bartelt's email from December 16th included the following details...

Beginning after the federal holiday commemorating Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Wednesdays will either reflect a day of in-person instruction for the "A" or "B" groups of students whose parents have elected to send their children to the school sites. If your family chose the full remote option, this will not change anything for you and your child's schedule will remain the same.

Please be advised that students returning to school on the 4th will be learning in the manner that was last presented in November. The changes mentioned above do not go into effect until Tuesday, January 19. Click here to view the revised schedule. This is to help parents engage with their children(s) school(s) to have their questions answered and to set up learning spaces to accommodate the students whose families indicated they prefer in-person instruction (with modifications).

This means that in-person kindergarten students will return five days a week beginning Tuesday, January 19th.

Finally, I would like to share that messages will be sent by me to you on Tuesday, December 22nd and 29th to provide updates. The District is planning for the return of students on January 4, but should health metrics spike to unforeseen levels, there is a possibility that the continuation of an adaptive pause could be used beginning that day. Parents would be notified no later than Tuesday, December 29th should that be the case.

Students will begin their winter vacation Monday, December 21st through Friday, January 1st. School will resume with in-person learning (Group A) on Monday, January 4th .

The best to you and your family as you celebrate the holidays! Stay safe and well this winter break. Here's to a prosperous and healthy new year!! We look forward to seeing Group A students back at school on January 4th, 2021!

Mrs. Frattinger's Post


At a time when we can't connect face to face with others, I choose to reconnect with myself. Earlier this month, I was given a simple set of instructions surrounding leadership. I was instructed to be generous with myself as much as I was generous with others. It got me thinking. What makes me happy? What can I do for myself that allows me to exercise mindfulness? Well friends, I've found it and it was FREE!

For the past few months, my first grade son and I have sat down to read. Each time, reminding me that "it's not my thing, Mom!" However, in these last two weeks, I've chosen to find my most favorite children's books and read to him. What's even greater here is that my 13 year old has brought in her favorite books to share as well. The greatest gift at this time of uncertainty has been this opportunity to share and enjoy what was always there. To find what made me smile as a child and to share it with my world, my kids.

As you enter into the break, I encourage you to take a moment to find what fulfills YOU. Revisit the traditions of your childhood that made YOU happy. In 2021, I challenge us all to maintain mindfulness. In this community, there is no greater joy than to be surrounded by each other, however, this pandemic is calling us to pause. I was reminded today that to be the reason someone smiles is to simply laugh and reconnect with what fulfills my own self. Best wishes and good luck!

Community Project

Let's give back and support our local businesses. You can support business by purchasing an item or a gift card. What a great way to give back. Spread awareness via social media

"A gift of hope can do everything" #giftcardchain

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.

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

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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.

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.

Yearbook Photos

Parents, please feel free to send Mrs. Dyer ( or tag her on twitter pictures of your student(s) celebrating the holiday.

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

Chamber of Commerce - Holiday Promotions

The Chamber is having a Holiday Tree and Gingerbread House contest. Vote for your favorite tree and be entered to win weekly gift cards and vote for the best gingerbread house to be entered to win $200.

See flyer for details.

PTO News

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

Favorite Things

The PTO has updated the Favorite List for all teachers and staff for any holiday shopping.

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

Young Rembrandts Holiday Camp

Three days 12/21, 12/22, 12/23 or just pick one day. See flyer for details.

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 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.