Jaguar Journal

JUNE 3, 2021

Principal's Post

A Letter from Principal Dwyer

Dear DuJardin School Community,

Tomorrow is Field Day! It is supposed to be warm and sunny. Please remind your child(ren) to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a beach towel. Mr. Shamet has planned many fun activities for the day. As a reminder the student vs. staff volleyball game and awards assembly were canceled this year. Students will be supervised by fully vaccinated staff members and will continue with ISBE COVID protocols of social distancing, wearing masks, remaining 6 feet apart while eating with masks off and using hand sanitizer/washing their hands throughout the day.

There will be several staffing changes that will take place at DuJardin School next school year. Mrs. Rizza, fifth grade teacher, will be taking over the English Language Learners (ELL) program at all three D13 schools. Mrs. Brener, second grade teacher, resigned her position to spend more time with her family. Mrs. Pecoraro will be moving to second grade. Mrs. Maksimuk, art teacher, resigned her position as she is moving to another school district. Mrs. Bevente will be the art teacher starting next year. Mrs. Treanor, social worker, is moving to Erickson. Mrs. Dyer is moving from special education to kindergarten to take over for Mrs. Fonk.

The last student material pick-up including remote student report cards is scheduled for Monday, June 7th between 2-6pm. Any materials that need to be returned to the school should be dropped off at that time.

All in-person learners will receive their report card on the last day of school which is Tuesday, June 8th.

From ALL of US to ALL of YOU have a safe, healthy, and wonderful summer!


Mark Dwyer

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.

Asbestos Public Notice

Bloomingdale School District 13 is hereby notifying parents, faculty and staff of asbestos abatement activities to be performed within DuJardin Elementary School.

Parents: If your student has medications in the health office, they need to be picked up and signed for by an adult before June 8th.


Thursday, June 3rd from 12:30 - 2:30. The theme is beach day. Please have students bring a towel and a refillable water bottle

Give A Graduation Shout-Out!

Please click on this link to learn more and submit your own Graduation Celebration message.

*Beginner Band sign-ups postponed*

Due to restrictions involving the current pandemic, band instrument demonstrations and sign ups have been postponed until the Fall of 2021. Mrs. Metzger will notify parents of next year’s 5th grade students when those events are scheduled.

Cub Scout Pack 194 Needs Your Help!

The Pack is collecting crayons & used school supplies at the end of the year to donate to Scarce. The supplies are recycled and used by professionals who work with children with special needs.

Neighborhood Family Food Pantry

Please see this flyer for information about our local food bank.

Roselle Food Pantry

The Roselle Community Food Pantry has expanded. We are now serving residents of Roselle, Medinah, and Bloomingdale. These have been challenging times for all of us. If you know someone who has been struggling to make ends meet, who could use help with groceries: WE CAN HELP!

We provide non‐perishable food, fresh produce, dairy, meat and basic

household items. All clients welcomed with proof of current residency.

No income requirements.

For information on how to get help: 630‐529‐1309 x‐5‐food‐pantry

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.

Dental Form

Eye Form

Certificate of Child Health Examination

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.

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.

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.

PTO News

PTO Positions 2021-2022

Congratulations to:

President - Sara Dworianyn

Secretary - Nicole Mitropoulos


Celebrate the start of Summer with a Kona Ice fundraiser! Come grab a snow cone to help our school on June 8 from 4-7 pm at DuJardin.

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

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.

Please check the Jaguar Journal and Twitter for DuJardin PTO information throughout the year.

Twitter @DuJardinPTO

Westfield Summer Basketball/Summer Camps

The dates and times have been set for both basketball and soccer summer camps. The camps are for any incoming 1st thru 6th graders (the grade your child will be in the Fall). If you are interested in having your child attend one or both of these camps, then please click on the registration link here. Please fill out all the necessary information and send that in with your check to either your child’s main office at their school or Westfield’s main office. Contact Kelly Hilden for any information regarding the camps.

630-529-6211 ext. 5372

Superhero Fun Run


Bloomingdale Park District Summer Day Camp

Escape to the BPD and make this

a summer to remember! Check it out.

Free Community Day Camp

Join us for our FREE Community Day Camp where kids (K-5th) enjoy games, live music, dramas, crafts, and friends.

Bloomingdale Lightning Flyer Club Soccer Tryouts

Please see flyer for more information.

Bloomingdale Barrcaudas Swim & Dive Team

Swimmer & Divers wanted for the 2021 Season. Sign-up Online.

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!

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

NEW DuJardin Spiritwear is here!

Show your Jaguar Pride with t-shirts, hoodies, lounge pants, "bling" shirts, car decals, and more. Order today!

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!

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.