Jaguar Journal

February 28, 2019

Principal Post

Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 4th through March 8th. There is a severe weather drill scheduled at DuJardin School on Tuesday, March 5th at 10:00 am. We are mandated by the state to have at least one severe weather drill during the school year. The state recommends that this drill take place on the first Tuesday of March at 10:00 am.

Schools across the state will be participating in this severe weather drill at that time.

The Illinois Readiness Assessment (IAR) testing is coming for grades 3-5 in both reading and math beginning April 8th. The staff is working very hard preparing the students for these assessments. More information about the exams can be found at

Please see the IAR parentletter.

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.

School will not be in session on Friday, March 1st due to Teacher Institute Day or Monday, March 4th due to the Casimir Pulaski holiday.

**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

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.

**Kindergarten Parent Support**

Parent support will be available the following days and times by appointment:

Monday, February 25th 8:00 am -4:00 pm

Tuesday, February 26 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, February 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, February 28 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

5Essentials Parent Survey - Please take this survey - Your feedback is welcome!

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. Please Note: This survey is NOT a component of the 5Essentials Organizing Schools for Improvement Survey. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about your child’s school. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2018-2019 school year). This survey is designed to help school and district leadership improve their understanding of the parent/school relationship.

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Additionally, your responses will be combined with other parents from your child's school and summarized in a school report to further protect your anonymity. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you have the right to discontinue participation at any point.

If you have more than one (1) child, you may elect to participate multiple times.

The 5Essentials Parent Survey is now open. Parents are encouraged to complete this survey. Please use the following link to access the parent survey:


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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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!!

Math and Science Connection

This flyer contains several fun exercises you can do at home to keep your child engaged in math and science. Children will see that math and science are integrated and are part of their daily lives.

Have fun exploring.

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Author Visits

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are lucky enough to have TWO author visits during the month of March. Visit their websites to find out more information about these fabulous authors!

March 8 - James Riley (

March 11 - Lisa Graff (

If you would like to order a signed copy of either (or both!) of their new books, please return this order form to school with payment by March 8th. Contact Mrs. Novotny in the library with any questions.

DJ Madness - 2019 Talent Show

We will be holding our 2019 Talent Show on

Thursday, March 21, 2019

We will post more information as it becomes available.

Spirit Day

Friday, March 8th is Spirit Day

Wear your best spirit wear!

DJ Weekly News

PTO News

Spring Skating Party

Thursday, March 7th

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Coachlite Skate Center

1291 Bryn Mawr


See flyer for more information.

We hope to see you there!

March PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be held on

Tuesday, March 12th at 7 pm

Everyone is invited to attend.

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!

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.

Spring Club Sessions available - See DuJardin Clubs