Jaguar Journal

November 19, 2020

Principal Post

Parent-Teacher conferences are being scheduled by teachers until December 4th. Hopefully parents are able to find a time to meet with their child's classroom teacher to discuss student growth and progress. If you are having trouble scheduling a conference with a teacher please call the front office for assistance, 630-894-9200.

Next week is Thanksgiving break. Remote learning will resume on Monday, November 30th. Please remember the 3 W's even during this time away from school. The faster the positivity rate goes down the faster we get back to in-person learning.

During this season of thanks DuJardin School is so grateful for the wonderful students and families that we are able to serve on a daily basis. Our hope this holiday season is that everyone stays safe and healthy. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family!

Mrs. Frattinger's Post

When I was in grade school, an assignment was presented to memorize a Thanksgiving poem and present it to the class. I remember trying so hard to not only memorize it, but to learn how to present it to my peers. Upon completion, my teacher reached out to my mom praising not only my efforts, but my poem choice. To this day, my mom reads this poem at our Thanksgiving table whether I'm able to be there or not. It holds a special place in my heart for two reasons. Primarily because it provides a pause in life for a moment of reflection when the world is in a race, but also because it brings me back to a time of childhood simplicity.

My Thanksgiving wish for you all is that you take a moment to see what's only in front of you at that moment and nothing else. To simply take on what is right there. Rather than saying, "We'll never get this day back," I find myself wishing it were over for a hope of a better tomorrow. I've come to realize that I need to embrace all that this day brings and simply be thankful for the blanket of kindness from my friends, family, and colleagues, but most importantly, the simple love from our students.

A Prayer for Thanksgiving

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.

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.

Holiday Card Artwork

District 13 is looking to send out a Holiday Card to local businesses and schools and need your help. Click Holiday Card for details.

All entries need to be sent to Deyana Matt at Westfield School by Friday, November 20, 2020.

Westfield Middle School Drama

Westfield Middle School Drama presents........

Virtually Ever After

November 19th @ 7:00 pm

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.

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

Virtual Book Fair

The PTO's book fair has gone virtual! Starting Monday, November 2 - 20, shop on to earn money for our school. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with Anderson's wide selection of books, games and toys!

PTO Meeting Dates

Please join the PTO Virtually at the next scheduled PTO Meetings. You will receive a link to each meeting via Remind.

October 13

November 10

December 8

January 12

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 11

Spirit Week

The PTO wants to bring some fun and school spirit to remote learning when we come back from Thanksgiving break! See the attached flyer with all of the themed days we have planned. Make sure to deck yourself out in all of your DuJardin spiritwear on Friday, December 4 and send a picture to to win a new DuJardin spiritwear shirt!

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

Chess Wizards Online

Chess Wizards is offering class online. See flyer for details. Sign up today!

Young Rembrandts

Let's get creative during our remote ARTastic Halloween Party. 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

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.