Jaguar Journal

May 28, 2020

Principal Post

Tomorrow is DuJardin's "virtual" Field Day! Thanks to Mr. Allman, Mrs. Eggert and several students for ALL the preparations and videos to ensure that an awesome day will take place. A link to all of the activities, videos, and instructions will be shared Friday morning. Here's to a GREAT Field Day tomorrow!

There will be several staffing changes that will take place at DuJardin School next school year.

Welcome to Ms. Melissa Iuorio who will be teaching the 3rd-5th grade structured intermediate classroom.

Welcome to Ms. Weronika Dudkiewicz the new speech-language pathologist who will replace Miss Giammarino who is moving to Erickson to the K-2 structured primary classroom.

Mrs. Nicole Kastory will be moving to second grade and will replace Miss Osborne.

Ms. Lexy Beckwith will be moving to fifth grade.

Mrs. Ashley Harsila will be returning to 3rd grade.

Ms. Miriam Becker will be moving to Erickson.

Mrs. Krysiak will move from Westfield to teach music and replace Miss Doran.

Even with all of these changes for the 2020-2021 school year certain things will remain constant, such as ensuring student safety, promoting student growth and increasing student achievement.

A Drive-by Parade is scheduled for Monday, June 1st between 1:00-2:00 p.m. Click here for a map and directions for this Drive-by Parade. Say "Goodbye" to staff and "Hello" to summer! Hope to see you then!

The DuJardin PTO Scavenger Hunt is due tomorrow, Friday, May 29th if interested. Click here for more information.

End Of Year Scavenger Hunt

The PTO is organizing and an end of the year scavenger hunt around Bloomingdale! The mission is for you and your family to guess places around Bloomingdale using the provided clues. Your submission is due by Friday May 29. After you have completed the mission, your family will be entered in a drawing to win one of ten $20.00 gift cards to Dairy Queen from the PTO! Winners will be announced on the last day of school, June 1. Please remember to also practice social distancing rules and wear PPE when appropriate. Here are your clues!

Borrow Books From The DuJardin Library

We are excited to share that students can now check out audiobooks and ebooks from DuJardin's digital library! We will be using SORA to do this. Please click on the PDF for directions and videos to help you get started. Contact Mrs. Novotny with any questions. Have fun reading!

Returning Student Registration 2020-2021 School Year

Returning Student Registration for school year 2020-2021 is now open!


Please use this form if you have students who have attended school in any grade level at any of Bloomingdale 13's schools: DuJardin, Erickson, or Westfield.
Click here to sign in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to access and complete the Online Registration process.

Here is a guide for how to use the PowerSchool Parent Portal

District 13 Website

The District will post on our website, the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as student safety continues to be our top priority. The District website will be updated as new information becomes available. Thank you.


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.

Chess Wizards - ONLINE!

For all you Chess lovers....or if you want to learn something new.........Pick classes on an à la cart basis, go to to book directly through our online portal. See flyer for detail. Have fun!

Internet Provider Help

AT&T, Spectrum Free Broadband and Comcast are offering help connect you to the internet.

Click here to find out more.

Virtual Relay for Life

Cancer doesn’t stop, and we won’t either.

Mark the date on your calendar and make your donation today.

This year we will hold a “Virtual Relay For Life” of Northern DuPage and NW Cook Counties, LIVE on our Facebook page, on Friday, June 12, 2020, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

This virtual Relay For Life will feature the traditional elements including the opening ceremony, survivor lap, luminaria ceremony, inspirational speakers, and entertainment.

To make a donation to the American Cancer Society, to dedicate a luminaria in honor of a loved one, or to join our Relay go to Every dollar makes a difference, your donation helps fund cancer research, free rides to chemo, lodging near hospitals, and provide information, support, and guidance to patients and families via our 24/7 helpline.

Relay For Life is a tribute to those who have been lost to cancer, a celebration for those who have survived cancer, and a hope for those who currently face cancer that one day through our efforts cancer will be eliminated. COVID-19 has changed the way we Relay. But with everyone’s support, we can make sure the fight to end cancer doesn’t stop.

For more information visit our webpage or call 630-733-9784.

Safety Patrol / Service Workers 2020-2021 School Year

Attention: Parents of OUTGOING 4th graders attached is a permission slip for your INCOMING 5th grader to participate as a Safety Patrol/Service Worker for the 2020-2021 school year. Instructions on how to submit the permission slip is included.

For families who have a Nicor gas account

Nicor will provide eligible customers with "care packages" from Target to include such items as: toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food. Parents should call 1-800-310-0566 and select prompt #5 and then prompt #3. Let the agent know that they are inquiring about the "care package" and they will verify that the caller is a Nicor customer through their address and phone numbers. Nicor representative advised that the "care packages" will be mailed to the families.

-From the DuPage Regional Office of Education

Virtual Classes offered by the Bloomingdale Park District

New Student Enrollment - Update

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.

UPDATE: You may upload your child's birth certificate during the enrollment process HOWEVER: Parents will still need to bring into school the original birth certificate for their child once school reopens.

Kindergarten Assessment:

New Kindergarten students who are already enrolled as a new student through powerschool, may sign up for kindergarten assessment using PTC Wizard. If you have NOT enrolled your child, do not sign up for an assessment until you do.

Click on this link; it will direct you to PTC Wizard. You will need to create an account if you don't already have one. Keep your user name and password for future reference.

New 1st through 5th graders will meet on a different date for assessments. Information will be provided at a later date.

DuPage County Health Department - Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Here is some information on the Corona virus.

En Español

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

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.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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

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

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.

PTO News

Attention 5th Grade Parents

As the end of your child's 5th grade year is approaching, do you have Westfield on your mind? Wondering how you can be involved at the middle school level? Westfield PTO would love your help!

We are looking for coordinators for various committees such as hot lunch and concessions.

You may also sign up to receive PTO information via Remind: TEXT @westfieldn to 81010

Twitter: @WestfieldMPTO

Instagram: ptoWestfield

If you would like further information regarding committees, or have any other questions, please contact Westfield PTO President, Michelle Caravello at .

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Information Day on August 18th at Westfield!

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

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!


Want a fun way to say “Happy Un-Birthday” to your child or a staff member?

Have a birthday in the summer months? 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 June birthday should return the form by May 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.