Jaguar Journal

March 4, 2021

Principal Post

DuJardin classrooms are filling up as we bring more students back to in-person learning. Space is limited to twelve (12) students per classroom per day. Families wanting their children to return to in-person learning in classrooms where capacity has been reached will be placed on a waiting list. If spots open up or if our maximum capacity of twelve students per classroom is increased these students will be added to in-person learning. Please reach out to Mr. Dwyer via email, mdwyer@sd13.org, or 630-894-9200, with questions regarding in-person attendance.


Student grouping and placement for the 2021-2022 school year takes place in late 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 9th. Although a request form is not required, parent input about a child’s academic experiences can provide valuable insight to this process. Please remember that considerations for placing students in classes include but are not limited to class size, gender ratio, academic levels, student learning styles, specific student needs, diversity, and student peer relations. It is not recommended that a parent request a specific teacher due to the fact that requests are difficult to satisfy and teaching assignments can change from school year to school year. If you have questions about this form, please phone Mr. Mark Dwyer at 630-894-9200.


The Illinois Readiness Assessment (IAR) testing is fast approaching for grades 3-5 in both reading and math and will be scheduled during the month of April. Staff is working on a schedule with testing times and dates TBD. Once this schedule is determined it will be shared with parents. More information about the exams can be found at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/IAR.aspx.

Certify your child(ren) Before they arrive to school

Please certify your child(ren) each day they are physically coming into the building. If they are not certified, they will remain in the school office until the certification is complete. Any child not certified will not be allowed in the classroom.

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.


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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

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. ctreanor@sd13.org



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.

Mobile Food Pantry

A mobile food pantry will be available on March 17th from 10am to 11:30 am at the Bloomingdale Church. Clear out your trunk or back seat, drive up and volunteers will load food in your vehicle.


See flyer in English and Espanol.

It's time to order your Yearbook!

Order deadline is April 9th

$20.31 per book

See flyer for directions

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.

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.

Pizza Taste Testing Contest

Who doesn't like pizza!!! The Bloomingdale Park District is hosting local pizza restaurants for you to vote on your favorite. This is open to sixth, seventh and eighth graders!!!

Register now

Bloomingdale Bears Lacrosse

2021 Season now open. Sign up today!

Bloomingdale Bears

Bloomingdale Bears registration is now open. Sign up for Flag & Tackle Football & Cheerleading!

Free Webinar

The DuPage Regional Office of Education, in partnership with College of DuPage and Glenbard Parent Series, is pleased to present a free webinar on the role education will play in developing a workforce that produces rewarding careers and a thriving economy.

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: djptot@gmail.com 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 djptopresident@gmail.com


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.


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

WEB: safeschoolhelpline.com

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.

https://twitter.com/D13Jaguars