February 25, 2021
Students will not be in attendance on Friday, February 26th which is a Teacher Institute Day or Monday, March 1st due to the Casimir Pulaski holiday.
Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 1st-5th. There are two severe weather drills scheduled at DuJardin School on Thursday, March 4th (Group A) and Friday, March 5th (Group B) at 10:00 am. We are mandated by the state to schedule a severe weather drill during the school year. These drills will be done with students wearing masks while socially distancing.
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.
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.
***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.
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Daddy Daughter Date Night
Pizza Taste Testing Contest
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!