Jaguar Journal

April 18, 2019

Principal Post

We are working in conjunction with the Bloomingdale Police Department to keep our schools safe. The Bloomingdale Police Department was here in the fall as the staff and students practiced an emergency response drill that required an interior hard lock down procedure. Practicing emergency response procedures is an annual requirement mandated by the state. We continue to encourage on duty police officers to walk our building and grounds at any time during the day to help them become familiar with the staff, students, classrooms, and the layout of our facilities. So don’t be alarmed if you spot a police officer or police car on school property. We hope this becomes a regular occurrence as we welcome this opportunity to meet and greet our community’s first responders. DuJardin School is celebrating National Police Appreciation Week with a luncheon in the gym for BPD officers on Wednesday, May 8th.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the DuJardin PTO for a terrific year of fundraising and for sponsoring so many fun and exciting school events for all of our children. This year the PTO purchased flexible seating and furniture for various classrooms throughout the building. Many THANKS to our president, Cynthia Hunn, vice president, Linda Korbel secretary, Melissa Johnson, co/treasurers, Jill Shannon and Debbie Cozzo, and our teacher representative, Kristen Novotny for their terrific service to DuJardin School all year long. Our students and staff are lucky to have such an AWESOME and DEDICATED group of people to work with!


  • Friday, April 19th - No School

  • Monday, April 22nd - Teacher Institute Day, NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE

  • Tuesday, April 23rd - WF Cadet Band performance, 10:30 a.m. in the gym

  • Wednesday, April 24th - Incoming kindergarten students and their parents will be visiting the school at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to learn about the kindergarten program and participate in classroom activities

  • Sunday, April 28th - Marklund 5K Run/Walk 8 a.m.

  • Wednesday, May 1st - 5th grade Beginner Band concert at Westfield 7 p.m.

  • Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th - Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Monday, May 6th - Breakfast with the Teacher

  • Thursday, May 9th – 6:45-8:15 p.m. – Portfolio Night & Bake Sale

  • Friday, May 10th - Junior Achievement in a Day (JAiD)

  • Monday, May 13th – 7:00 p.m. 5th grade students and parents will visit Westfield for Transition Night

  • Tuesday, May 14th - PTO meeting, 7 p.m. IMC, President & Secretary elections

  • Wednesday, May 15th - Early dismissal grades 1-5 1:40 p.m.

  • Friday, May 24th - STUDENT ATTENDANCE DAY

  • Wednesday, May 29th - Earth Dome/Global Geography assembly grades 1-5 gym

  • Thursday, May 30th - 5th grade end of year party, 12:20 BBQ in the gym

  • Friday, May 31st - Field Day

  • Tuesday, June 4th - Last day of Kdg, Awards assembly 2:00 p.m. in the gym

  • Wednesday, June 5th - Last day for grades 1-5 10:00 a.m. dismissal

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

Basketball and Soccer Summer Camps

Basketball and Soccer Summer Camps will be held at Erickson Elementary School by Mrs. Hilden, Physical Education teacher from Westfield Middle School.

Basketball Camp: June 17-21

Soccer Camp: June 24-28

Click here for more information and the registration forms.

Order Today!

It's that time again....

Order your 2019-2020 School Supplies through School Tool Box


Shop on your own. Click here for the 2019-2020 school supply list.

Amended School Calendar

Click here for the amended school calendar for District 13 for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.

2019-2020 District 13 Calendar

Click here for the 2019-2020 school calendar. You can also find it on the district website under District News.

Bloomingdale Park District - Before and After Care

The Bloomingdale Park District offers two before and after care programs

  • Kindergarten Kids Place

  • Kids Place Grades 1-5

See the attached flyer for more information

If you are interested in signing up your child for either program, contact the Bloomingdale Park District directly.

Light Up Our Community

Let's Light up our Community to show our Police Officers, we as a community Support and Thank them for their Services

Replace your porch light for one week with a blue light to show our support.

May 12 - May 18, 2019 During National Police Appreciation Week

Blue Lights can be purchased for $3 at Home Depot in Carol Stream

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.

Book Fair

Book Fair May 7th, 8th and 9th

Visit our Book Fair on Thursday, May 9th during Portfolio Night too!

See this flyer for information and to find out when your child's class will be shopping.

Money should be sent to school for the book fair in an envelope with the child's name by the day they are attending.

5th to 6th Grade Transition Night

Westfield will be hosting their annual 5th to 6th Grade Transition Night from 7:00 pm ‐ 8:00 pm at Westfield on Monday, May 13, 2019. Mr. Larsson, Mrs. Gabany, and various teachers will share important details about the transition to Westfield Middle School! Students and parents will be allowed to tour the building. The Westfield Motivation Committee is hosting an Anderson’s Book Fair for students to purchase books for summer reading during the event.

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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DJ Weekly News

NIU 2019 Summer Camp Opportunities

Northern Illinois University is proud to offer over 80 day and residential summer

camps for students entering grades 2nd through 12th grades. These students will

get an opportunity to immerse themselves in a field of their choice and experience

life on a college campus.

Find out more about the dozens of different NIU academic and athletic summer

camps at

Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce

The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce is looking for a part-time Office Manager to assist the President/CEO.

Click here for more information.

What an exciting and fun evening was had by all at our chorus show last week. Great job!

Lake Park Soccer Program

On behalf of the Lake Park Soccer Program we would like to invite any interested participants from incoming grades 3-8 to attend our youth soccer camps. There are two separate camps that are co-ed. Information on the camp and registration process can be found on the half slip attached.

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.

DuJardin PTO Is Looking For Volunteers

Our DuJardin PTO is looking for parent volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year to help with hot lunch distribution.

If you are interested, please contact Melissa Johnson at

Westfield Middle School PTO


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 Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Westfield!

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!


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.