February 18, 2021
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
- abdominal pain from unknown cause
- new congestion/runny nose
- new loss of sense of taste or smell
- 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: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by February 26th. Fully remote students will transition back to in-person learning the week of March 8th.
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.
Message from the Coordinator of Health Services
COVID-19 Testing Available
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
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. email@example.com
Mental Health Resources for Yourself and Your Friends
Parent / Guardian Referral
Please click here for more information.
New Student Enrollment Now Open!
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2021, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2021-2022 school year.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) your Valentine's Day pictures for the yearbook.
**It is not guaranteed that all pictures will be used
Kid's Corner e-news from the Bloomingdale Library
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
Student Lunch Deliveries/Drop off
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
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!
Picture Day Schedule*: (NO RETAKES WILL BE OFFERED THIS YEAR)
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.
Daddy Daughter Date Night
Box Tops for Education
This is very easy to do. Buy a product, scan your receipt, earn cash for your school.
Click here for a flyer
PTO Fundraiser..........Do you want to build your very own Jaguar?
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: email@example.com All orders are due by March 5th.
To place your order, complete this google form.
District 13 Parent Teacher Organization Scholarship Application
Bloomingdale SD13 PTO Scholarship Application is now available.
Deadline for the application is April 5, 2021
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: https://forms.gle/Fhuh5GmDUnVjG7aY6
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.
School Safety Brochure
800-418-6423 ext. 359
TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS
Spanish Online Class - Winter Session
See flyer for details
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!