Jaguar Journal

February 6, 2020

Principal Post

Hope to see you at "Passport to Science" this evening. There will be a family assembly starting at 6pm followed by a variety of science activities located in the gym, lobby and hallways. This "Science Night Out" is scheduled from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thanks to Mrs. Frattinger and DuJardin parent Loriann Hoyle for organizing this event, Mrs. Harsila for promoting the event and to the DuJardin PTO for supporting this wonderful after hours event.

Parents, your patience is greatly appreciated at the end of the day during student pick up. It typically takes 7-8 minutes to clear the parking lot and get all the students picked up at dismissal. Below are a few tips for afternoon pick up at dismissal time:

  • Pick your child up after the rush of dismissal; try arriving at 3:35 instead of waiting in a long line of cars from 3:20-3:35.

  • Park your car on Euclid Ct., Tee St., or Freeport and walk to the front entrance to greet your child at dismissal. Parking on either side of Euclid Ave. is illegal (no parking signs are posted).

  • Follow the directions of the staff members in the parking lot attempting to move cars to the open spaces along the curb. Children are to be picked up along the curb from in front of the office all the way to the school sign.

  • DO NOT leave your car unattended at any time in the drive thru lane in order to pick up your child.

  • Stay in your car while you are waiting along the curb to pick up your child, a staff member will send your child to your car.

  • TURN RIGHT out of the parking lot on Euclid versus a left turn which will clear the parking lot much faster.

Please be a positive role model for our students as you drive in the parking lot during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Please be aware of our safety patrols on duty before and after school. Remember - Children may not always listen to what we say but they are always watching what we do.

DuJardin School has been selected to participate in the 2019-2020 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. It is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what students across the country know and can do in a variety of subjects. Some of our nine-year-olds have been selected to take assessments in math, or reading. The parents of those students selected have been notified by mail and with a letter sent home with their child. This NAEP Assessment is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th at 9:30 a.m.

2019-2020 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about DuJardin School. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2019-2020 school year). This survey is designed to help school and district leadership improve their understanding of the parent/school relationship.

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Additionally, your responses will be combined with other parents from DuJardin School and summarized in a school report to further protect your anonymity. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you have the right to discontinue participation at any point.

If you have more than one (1) child, you may elect to participate multiple times.

The 5Essentials Parent Survey is now open. Parents are encouraged to complete this survey. Please use the following link to access the parent survey:

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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Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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

Bi-weekly Survey from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartelt

This survey focuses on whether the District should shift to student led conferencing as a part of Parent Teacher Conferences. As always, we appreciate your feedback.

Results of the Survey that was released the week of January 13th

These results will be shared with the Calendar Focus Group in April and changes for the 2020-2021 calendar will reflect the survey results.
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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

DuPage County Health Department Dental Programs

Dupage County Health Department Dental Program observes

"Give Kids a Smile Day"

Free Dental Screenings for ALL children on Friday, February 28, 2020

Exámenes Dentales Gratis Para Todos Los Niños, el dia Viernes 28 de Febrero, 2020.

Dale a un Niños, una Sonrisa


Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students are required to have a dental examination on file in the Health Office.

DuPage County Health Department - Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Here is some information on the Corona virus.

En Español

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.

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

Read All About It!

The February DJ Reader is presented 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

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases the annual School Report Card, available to view on the ISBE website: The Report Card shows district and individual school progress on a wide range of educational goals. One component of the School Report Card is the summative designation – a descriptor of how well our schools are meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality. We are proud to share that all Bloomingdale District 13 Schools have earned high designations for overall data for all accountability indicators as well as data for individual student groups. DuJardin Elementary School received the Exemplary designation, which indicates overall performance in the top 10% of all schools. Erickson Elementary School and Westfield Middle School both received the Commendable designation, with overall data indicating no underperforming student groups.

For the first time ever, these designations and academic indicators appear on the School Report Card alongside site-based expenditures – how much money the district spends per student. With these two data points, the District has the opportunity to take a closer look at the relationship between financial investments and student outcomes.

District 13 welcomes this opportunity to dive into our data and talk about additional improvements and investments that can be made to support every student in reaching their goals. Bloomingdale School District 13 is strongest when we all work together as a greater community to achieve these goals.

Yearbook Messages

Leave your student(s) a memorable message in the yearbook. Complete this form and return it to Miss. Kenny or Mrs. Dyer by Friday, February 14, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

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.

Bloomingdale Bears Lacrosse

The Bloomingdale Athletic Club is very excited to announce that they are adding Boys Lacrosse to their athletic program. See flyer for more information.

Hockey Showdown

Kids vs. Police

February 1st from 1pm to 3pm @ Circle Park Rink

Ages 6 - 10 and it's FREE

Sign up with the Bloomingdale Park District

Lil Runners

Bloomingdale Park District is offering Lil Runners for ages 5 - 7.

See flyer for information.

Lancer Select 2020 Tryouts

Boys and Girls Spring tryouts Sunday, March 1. See flyer for more information.

The Bloomingdale Township Mental Health Auxiliary Presents

"How can we help?"

Friday, March 6th

Click here for more information

Bloomingdale Park District Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is looking for your feedback with the Bloomingdale Park Board members, department heads and the executive director. See flyer for dates and times of this casual format.

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

The Kids had a blast taking a Limo ride to Red Robin for lunch. Thank you PTO and volunteers!

Time To Order Hot Lunch for February and March

Hot Lunch Program - Buona Restaurant

February/March menus are available! Please order lunches for February/March!

Hot dogs are back on the menu on Thursdays starting in February.

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.

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

The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, February 11th @ 7pm

Everyone is welcome!

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!

Tweet! Tweet!

We encourage you all to follow us on Twitter. Check with your child's teacher to obtain their Twitter handle.