Jaguar Journal

March 21, 2019

Principal Post


Hope to see you at one of the performances of the Talent Show, 2019 DJ “March Madness!” There will be two performances, one today and one this evening – 1:30 pm (for teachers and students) and 7:00 pm (for family and friends).


Fifth grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Thursday, April 4th. Click this link https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Search-Results.aspx?k=ISA for further information about this science assessment. Students in third through fifth grades will be participating in the IAR assessments beginning the week of April 8th. Click this link https://www.isbe.net/Pages/IAR.aspx for additional information about the IAR assessments. Please see the IAR parent letter.


Student grouping and placement for the 2019-2020 school year takes place in May. In preparation for this important task a Student Placement Information form is available on this link. This request form is due back to Mr. Dwyer by Friday, April 5th. If you have questions about this form, please phone Mr. Mark Dwyer at 630-894-9200.


Spring vacation begins Monday, March 25th and continues through Friday, March 29th. School will resume Monday, April 1st.

**Updated School Calendar**

The updated school calendar is found here.


The last day of school for students for the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Other changes to point out:

Monday, April 22, 2019 - Teacher Institute Day - No School for students

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Students WILL attend school

DuJardin Field Day - Rescheduled

Field day for DuJardin was rescheduled from Friday, May 17th to Friday, May 31st.


Please mark your calendar.

Returning Student Registration

Returning Student Registration for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be available on March 18, 2019.


You will be registering your student using the PowerSchool Parent Portal for Returning Student Registration 2019-2020.


Last week, you received instructions printed on yellow paper that was included in your student's report card envelope. Please keep this in a safe place for future reference.


Click here for the registration instructions.

Kindergarten Enrollment - District 13

New student kindergarten enrollment will begin on Monday, February 4th. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year.


Important: When registering your new student for the 2019 - 2020 school year, please make sure you are clicking on 2019 - 2020 School Year Enrollment Form once your enter the site.



ALL enrollments will be completed through powerschool, our online enrollment form. Paper registration is not available.



Click here for Kindergarten Enrollment directions and information.

35th Annual Student Art Show at the Museum

The Bloomingdale Park District is hosting it’s 35th Annual Student Art Show at the Museum in Old Town. Students from DuJardin School will have their artwork displayed at this exhibit.


The exhibit will be on display from March 2nd through April 6th.


An Opening Reception for the student artists, family and friends will take place at the Museum on Sunday, March 10th from 1-4 p.m.


Congratulations to the following students who will have artwork displayed at this exhibit.


Veronica A.

Ethan C.

Tessa H.

Lars P.

Cristina B.

Skylar T.

Ethan D.

Taryn B.

Michael G.

Natalie A.

Saif K.

Taylor T.

Emily M.

Resse N.

Neev S.

Collet G.

Luke T.

Veer P.

Dalia O.

Ralph W.

Community Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Jon Bartelt

Please join Dr. Jon Bartelt for coffee


from 8 am - 9:30 am


February 23 @ Westfield


March 16 @ DuJardin


April 13 @ Erickson

DIstrict 13 Parent University

You are invited to a Parent University on Security and Threat Awareness.


Mr. Brandy Braverman, of Facility Engineering Associates, will speak about security awareness, pre-indicators of violence, behavioral warning signs, and "See Something, Say Something, Do Something".


Thursday, March 21st


7:00 p.m.


See this flyer for information.

Character Counts -18th Annual Recognition Program


Nominate a member of the community who exhibits outstanding character!



Recognition will be awarded to the nominees at the


Recognition Breakfast

Bloomingdale Golf Club

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:00am


See this flyer for more information and click here for a nomination form.

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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STEAM Program at the Bloomingdale Public Library

Build a project with littleBites

Thursday, March 14

4:15 - 5:00

Grades 3-6


See flyer for more information and how to sign up

Spring Book Sale

The Bloomingdale Library is hosting their Spring Book Sale


March 23rd and March 24th


Proceeds help support Bloomingdale Public Library programs and supplies.


The patron who purchases a bag of books for $7 will be entered in a raffle for a 4 pack of Ultimate Passes at Bloomingdale's Urban Air.


Click here for more information.

New ID Security System

All School District 13 buildings have a new ID security system.


As always, when you enter the building, come to the office first to get a visitor's badge. You will need to bring in your driver's license to be rescanned.



Thank you

Home and School Connection

Children are more successful when they have support from their parents. Home and School Connection gives parents practical tips so they can:


*Show Interest in their child's education

*Improve academic achievement

*Nurture kindness, respect, and responsibility; and more


See his flyer to find great ideas for your student to reach their full potential.

DJ's Reading Newsletter for March

Please enjoy this month's DJ's Reading Newsletter presented to you by Karen Petelle and Sandy McGuckin.

Time to order your Yearbook!

See flyer for more information.


Order deadline April 12, 2019


What an awesome way to hold on to great memories!!

DJ Madness - 2019 Talent Show

We will be holding our 2019 Talent Show on


Thursday, March 21, 2019


Click here for for more information.

DJ Weekly News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vMa9C3jFQ4&feature=youtu.be

PTO News

Board Positions Available

The nominees for the open positions on the 2019-2020 PTO Board are as follows:


President - Melissa Johnson

Secretary - Melissa Graham


Please contact Cynthia Hunn at 630-290-4119 if you are interested or have any questions.

Portillo's Fundraiser

Give yourself a break from cooking!


Come to Portillo's on


Wednesday, May 15th


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


20% of all proceeds will benefit DuJardin School


Bring in this flyer and show it to the cashier. A digital copy is acceptable. If you order from the drive up, mention the fundraiser for DuJardin to the first order taker.

Buona Beef Fundraiser

Our last Buona Beef fundraiser of this school year will be held on


Wednesday, April 10, 2019


20% of all proceeds will benefit DuJardin School


Come for some delicious food between


10:30 am - 10:00 pm


See flyer for information and the flyer must be present when ordering

(a physical or digital copy is acceptable)

PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be held on


Tuesday, April 9th


7 pm


Everyone is welcome to attend!

Westfield Middle School PTO

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.

  • Fall and/or Spring Fundraiser

  • Hot Lunch

  • Fall and/or Spring Dance

  • Concessions

  • School supplies

If these interest you or if you would like more information, please contact Westfield PTO President, Michelle Caravello at mcaravello@sbcglobal.net Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Westfield!


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 Westfiled 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 8,2019

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!

Un-Birthday

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!

Marklund's 2nd Annual... Run it. Walk it. Rock it!

Marklund is holding their 2nd Annual 5k/1 mile Run, Walk, and Rock it!


April 28, 2019


See this flyer for more information and click here for the registration form.

Tweet! Tweet!

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


https://twitter.com/D13Jaguars

Spring Club Sessions available - See DuJardin Clubs