Jaguar Journal

May 14, 2020

Principal Post

DuJardin School has scheduled two days for student material pick-up. Parents and students can come to DuJardin on Wednesday, May 20th OR on Thursday, May 21st from 1:00-6:00 p.m. for curbside pick up.

Student's with a last name that begins with the letter A-M will pick up materials at the main entrance, Door #1, and student's with a last name that begins with the letter N-Z will pick up materials in the bus parking lot at the gym door next to the garage, Door #4. Parents will pull up to either area and a bag with the student's personal items (medication included, if applicable) will be placed into each vehicle. If anyone has symptoms or is not feeling well we ask that you stay home and we will schedule another pick up date in the future.

Staff wearing masks and gloves will help coordinate this curbside pick up and we ask that parents and students wear a mask and gloves as well. If there is traffic please be patient or come back at another time, we have scheduled ten (10) hours over two days for this process to be successful.

This is a time to return school materials such as IMC books, classroom library books, textbooks and other school items such as ukuleles. Staff members will collect these items from vehicles at the curb. Students WILL KEEP THEIR CHROMEBOOK for the summer.

Please see the attached map for further details regarding this pick-up event.

End Of Year Scavenger Hunt

The PTO is organizing and an end of the year scavenger hunt around Bloomingdale! The mission is for you and your family to guess places around Bloomingdale using the provided clues. Your submission is due by Friday May 29. After you have completed the mission, your family will be entered in a drawing to win one of ten $20.00 gift cards to Dairy Queen from the PTO! Winners will be announced on the last day of school, June 1. Please remember to also practice social distancing rules and wear PPE when appropriate. Here are your clues!

Attention 5th Graders

5th grade gift bags from the PTO will be delivered to the student homes on Friday! Be on the lookout for your gift bag arriving Friday!!

The 5th grade “Class of 2020” signs were donated by an anonymous donor. A huge THANK YOU to that person for supporting the DuJardin 5th grade class!

District 13 Website

The District will post on our website, the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as student safety continues to be our top priority. The District website will be updated as new information becomes available. Thank you.


Submit student and family "Good News" here to be featured in future Journals!

Tell Me Something Good Tuesday: Read about or listen to celebrations and highlights from students and staff at DuJardin.

Chess Wizards - ONLINE!

For all you Chess lovers....or if you want to learn something new.........Pick classes on an à la cart basis, go to to book directly through our online portal. See flyer for detail. Have fun!

Internet Provider Help

AT&T, Spectrum Free Broadband and Comcast are offering help connect you to the internet.

Click here to find out more.

Borrow Books From The DuJardin Library

We are excited to share that students can now check out audiobooks and ebooks from DuJardin's digital library! We will be using SORA to do this. Please click on the PDF for directions and videos to help you get started. Contact Mrs. Novotny with any questions. Have fun reading!

Ms.Petelle's Office Hours

Mrs. Petelle is offering office hours through Google Meet for parents and students to ask questions, get study/content support, or to get tips on working on reading and writing at home.

Click here to learn more.

Safety Patrol / Service Workers 2020-2021 School Year

Attention: Parents of OUTGOING 4th graders attached is a permission slip for your INCOMING 5th grader to participate as a Safety Patrol/Service Worker for the 2020-2021 school year. Instructions on how to submit the permission slip is included.

For families who have a Nicor gas account

Nicor will provide eligible customers with "care packages" from Target to include such items as: toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food. Parents should call 1-800-310-0566 and select prompt #5 and then prompt #3. Let the agent know that they are inquiring about the "care package" and they will verify that the caller is a Nicor customer through their address and phone numbers. Nicor representative advised that the "care packages" will be mailed to the families.

-From the DuPage Regional Office of Education

Virtual Classes offered by the Bloomingdale Park District

April / May DJ Reader

Please enjoy your April and May DJ Reader presented by Karen Petelle.

Returning Student Registration 2020-2021 School Year

Returning Student Registration for school year 2020-2021 is now open!

Please use this form if you have students who have attended school in any grade level at any of Bloomingdale 13's schools: DuJardin, Erickson, or Westfield.
Click here to sign in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to access and complete the Online Registration process.

Here is a guide for how to use the PowerSchool Parent Portal

New Student Enrollment - Update

New Student Online Enrollment will begin on Monday, February 10, 2020. Parents wishing to enroll their NEW student into District 13 for the 2020-2021 school year can enroll online through powerschool. Click here for the enrollment directions and information. Paper enrollment is not available.

Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year.

UPDATE: You may upload your child's birth certificate during the enrollment process HOWEVER: Parents will still need to bring into school the original birth certificate for their child once school reopens.

Kindergarten Assessment:

New Kindergarten students who are already enrolled as a new student through powerschool, may sign up for kindergarten assessment using PTC Wizard. If you have NOT enrolled your child, do not sign up for an assessment until you do.

Click on this link; it will direct you to PTC Wizard. You will need to create an account if you don't already have one. Keep your user name and password for future reference.

New 1st through 5th graders will meet on a different date for assessments. Information to follow.

DuPage County Health Department - Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Here is some information on the Corona virus.

En Español

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

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.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartelt regarding the student lunches being delivered to school.

Pre-school Screening Bloomingdale School District 13

Pre-school Screening will be conducted in School District 13 throughout the school year for all children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years old. You must live within the District 13 boundaries. See flyer for details.

Send a note to school or email your students teacher if........

He / She is walking home instead of taking the bus

He / She is being picked up by someone other than who is on the pick up list

He / She is not going to the after school club they are signed up for

He / She is going to kids place instead of taking the bus or vice versa

He / She is leaving school early

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.

PTO News

Hot Lunch Update

Buona corporate office credited everyone’s account for May, in addition to the 2 weeks in March and all of April.

Parents can use the credit for future lunches and parents with children not returning in the fall can request a refund. Email Buona at “” with your child’s name to request a refund.

Attention 5th Grade Parents

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 such as hot lunch and concessions.

You may also sign up to receive PTO information via Remind: TEXT @westfieldn to 81010

Twitter: @WestfieldMPTO

Instagram: ptoWestfield

If you would like further information regarding committees, or have any other questions, please contact Westfield PTO President, Michelle Caravello at .

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Information Day on August 18th at Westfield!

PTO Nominations

Debbie Cozzo was nominated for PTO Treasurer and Sara Dworianyn was nominated for Vice President, both for two year terms.

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

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!

Tweet! Tweet!

We encourage you all to follow us on Twitter. Check with your child's teacher to obtain their Twitter handle.