Jaguar Journal

February 18, 2021

Principal Post

Kindergarten Registration and New Student Registration is up and running. Please click on this link if you have a kindergarten student to enroll or a new student to enroll for next school year at DuJardin School.

Welcome to Chris Shamet who was hired as a long term PE sub and will work with Mr. Allman starting next week Monday. Mr. Shamet is moving over from Westfield where he has worked as a paraprofessional for the last five years and will then take over full time PE duties starting on Tuesday, March 2nd. We will miss Mr. Allman as he finishes up his last week and heads into retirement. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Shamet into the building starting next week.

Parents a reminder that D13 is following the COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health which states the following:

Send home or deny entry (and provide remote instruction) if ANY of the following symptoms are present (new onset of symptoms not attributed to allergies or a pre-existing condition):

  • Fever (100.4 degrees F of higher
  • new onset of moderate to severe headache
  • shortness of breath
  • new cough
  • sore throat
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain from unknown cause
  • new congestion/runny nose
  • new loss of sense of taste or smell
  • nausea
  • fatigue from unknown cause
  • muscle or body aches

Medical evaluation and testing are strongly recommended for ALL persons with COVID-like symptoms.

DuJardin School has had a recent COVID positive student and several close contacts. A "close contact" is considered someone who has been within six feet of the COVID positive person for a total cumulative time of fifteen minutes throughout the day. Close contacts of a COVID positive person must quarantine for 14 days even if they provide a RT-PCR negative test result.

5Essentials Parent Survey

Parents this is a reminder that the 2021 Illinois Parent Survey opened on Feb. 3, 2021. The survey window will close on April 2, 2021.

Link for parents to take the survey:

A reminder to parents of fully remote students that if you would like your child(ren) to transition back to in-person learning (Group A or Group B) please notify Mr. Dwyer via email at by February 26th. Fully remote students will transition back to in-person learning the week of March 8th.

OLSAT Testing

During the week of March 8-12 teachers will be administering the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) to in-person 1st-4th grade students. The test assesses reasoning and problem solving, using verbal (word), quantitative (number), and nonverbal (picture-figure-spatial relationship) symbols. The test is approximately 60-70 minutes in length, depending on the grade level. Test results will be shared with families.

This test is administered to our students for the purpose of identifying the range of abilities in our district. It allows us to gather information on how well our programs match our students’ learning strengths and needs. This information is valuable for our district-wide school improvement efforts. It helps us determine the best use of our district resources. The OLSAT scores are just one source of data we use to help us plan for student and curriculum needs. In addition we use teacher recommendations, classroom performance, Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores, and other classroom assessment results when making programming decisions.

Certify your child(ren) Before they arrive to school

You will get a Raptor Screening email between 1am and 2am each morning. If you are not receiving it please check your junk and spam folders. If it's not in those folders, call the office to have your email added. Thank you
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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

Erin's Law

Dear Parents,

Child abuse curriculum lessons, otherwise known as the state mandated Erin’s Law, will once again be conducted in all K-5 classrooms to educate students on safe and unsafe touches, safe and unsafe secrets, and how to get away and tell a trusted adult. Lessons will teach children how to recognize child abuse, equip them with skills to reduce their vulnerability, and encourage them to report abuse. District 13 uses a curriculum entitled Kids In The Know that focuses on teaching the above mentioned skills. Kindergarten and 1st graders will be receiving this instruction this month and then 2nd-5th graders will be receiving this instruction sometime between March, April, and May. Lessons will be conducted through classroom Google Meets so that students in person and students who are remote at home will have access to the lessons. Please remember that we want to respect all students' privacy during Google Meets and conversations are to be kept confidential.

As a parent, I would encourage you to discuss these subjects with your child. You may preview the Kids In The Know curriculum, by age level, by going to Kids In The Know . If you would rather not have your child participate in this instruction, please put your request in writing and send it to the school office attention Mrs. Treanor. If you have any questions about this or any other related topic, please do not hesitate to call me at 630-894-9200.


Charla Treanor, LCSW

DuJardin School Social Worker

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.

New Student Enrollment Now Open!

If you have an NEW student entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade at DuJardin, you may enroll him/her now! A new student is someone who never attended a District 13 school. Click on this flyer for information on enrolling your child(ren).

Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2021, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2021-2022 school year.

It's time to order your Yearbook!

Order deadline is April 9th

$20.31 per book

See flyer for directions

Wanted...Your Valentine's Day pictures for the yearbook!

How are your students celebrating Valentine's day? Perhaps you had a special dinner or snack? Email Mrs. Dyer ( your Valentine's Day pictures for the yearbook.

**It is not guaranteed that all pictures will be used

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

Kid's Corner e-news from the Bloomingdale Library

Subscribe the their monthly Newsletters that are filled with a lot of great opportunities to keep your children engaged. There are Take It, Make It kits to international story time to the Netherlands and so much more.

Online Exhibition

People’s Resource Center and College of DuPage are partnering on an online exhibition for youth to celebrate National Youth Art Month and National Nutrition Month in March! We are asking kids in grades K-12 to submit digital images of artwork relating to healthy food. All the work will be featured online throughout the month of March and in COD’s community newsletter. In addition, the kids have an opportunity to win a $25 Target gift card through a drawing that will happen on March 1.

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 30, 2021.

Substitute Teacher Training

Offered by the DuPage Regional Office of Education. Training will be held via zoom.

Marklund virtual Run, Walk and Roll Event

Join Marklund for this wonderful event April 15th - 18th. See flyer for more details.

Student Lunch Deliveries/Drop off

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.

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.

When you are in the drop off/ pick up lane, please remain in your car for a safer and quicker drop off/pick up.

Attention Remote Students - Picture Day March 3rd

When you arrive, enter through the district office doors. Please maintain your distance and wear your mask.

Call the office at 630-894-9200 for an appointment if you have not done so already.

Picture Day is Coming!


  • Hybrid A Students: Wednesday, March 3rd

  • Hybrid B Students: Tuesday, March 2nd

  • Full Remote Students Only: Wednesday, March 3rd 3:00-5:00pm MUST MAKE APPOINTMENT - call DuJardin at 630-894-9200

  • If you pre-pay online or by phone before Picture Day, you do not have to pay shipping costs, but you must pre-pay online or by phone before your child's picture is taken.

  • Prepaid prints will be delivered to DuJardin within three weeks, given to in-person students and then available for remote students during supply pickup around March 24th.

  • Prepaid Ordering is Easy as 1, 2, 3

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Enjoy One Enchanted Evening at home with your special date! Music will be live streamed by our DJ, Sachets filled with goodies to get you ready for a magical night and much more. Register today!

Play Ball!!

Bloomingdale Baseball & Softball Registration is now open online until February 28th.

Click here for registration information.

Kids Place - Bloomingdale Park District UPDATED

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

PTO Fundraiser..........Do you want to build your very own Jaguar?

Do you want to build a Jaguar? Doesn't that sound like a ton of fun?

You will make your very own Jaguar and the PTO will will provide all the supplies! Can't be any easier than that.

Each kit is $20.00. You can send a check to school made out to DuJardin PTO or via paypal to: All orders are due by March 5th.

To place your order, complete this google form.

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 Westfield 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 5, 2021

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

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

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: Don’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!

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 “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.