Jaguar Journal

April 16, 2020

Principal Post

Congratulations goes out to fifth grade students, Sophia T. and Ryan Z., who are being recognized for the annual Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Student Recognition Award. This award is given to students in the top grade level at schools across DuPage county.

Students are chosen by a committee of staff for their outstanding academics, leadership, work ethic, and overall excellent character. Both Sophia and Ryan were to be recognized at the IPA awards breakfast at the end of the month, but unfortunately that event was cancelled. The DuJardin School community congratulates both Sophia and Ryan for their accomplishments and for being phenomenal role models at DuJardin. Both students will receive their award certificate in the near future and we will hopefully celebrate at school during the awards assembly if we are back in the building before the school year ends.

Awesome job Sophia and Ryan!

District 13 Website

This Friday, 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.

Junior Achievement Teaching Opportunity

The DuJardin School Community is filled with outstanding parents who are always asking how they can help. This year, we are offering to train all parents who would like to participate and teach on our Junior Achievement Day in May. Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in our global economy. Our DuJardin JAinaDay experience in on Friday, May 15th.


* All materials will be provided to you ahead of time so there is no prep time required outside of the 30 minute training.

* A light breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided to you as a thank you for your participation and investment in our students.

* Plan to arrive at 8:00am to check in at the school office.

* Feel free to email Mrs. Angel Frattinger with any questions you have.

A 30 minute training will be required in order to teach the program. The training will be held on Friday, May 1st beginning at 2:45. Please click on the form to sign up to volunteer in your child's classroom. Mrs. Frattinger will reach out to you personally as the date gets closer.

Junior Achievement Volunteer Sign-up


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.

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Westfield Drama Presents The Wizard Of OZ

You are all able to view Wesfield's production of The Wizard of Oz. There are two seperate casts, so there is value to watching both. Included with this 'ticket' is a virtual program, including bios of all the actors and crew; a guest book, so we know who was watching; and a shout out document, so my actors can 'hear' the applause, at least afterwards.

Shows are Thursday April 16th and Friday April 17th @ 7pm

Virtual Kid Rock

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering Virtual Kid Rock! Your child will have so much fun learning new songs, rhymes, improve gross motor skills and so much more. Ages 1+. Zoom will be used for this class.

Click here for flyer!

Virtual Zumba

The Bloomingdale Park District is offering a Virtual Zumba class. See flyer for information.

April / May DJ Reader

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

New Student Enrollment

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.

Parent support will be available by appointment during regular school hours February 24th through February 27th. Contact the appropriate school within the school boundaries you reside.

Parents will need to bring into school the original birth certificate for their child. All other proof of residency documents can be uploaded at the time of your online enrollment.

New Kindergarten students can sign up for Kindergarten Visitation which will be held on April 29th AFTER they have registered for enrollment. Kindergarten Visitation information will be sent to you via email after your enrollment form is received.

New 1st through 5th graders will meet at a later date for assessments.

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.

Bloomingdale Counts!

The 2020 Census is a count of every person living in the United States regardless of their country of origin or immigration status. There are four important reasons for you to be counted.

See flyer for details.

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

**Time to order your yearbook!**

Order by April 15, 2020

Cost: $ 19.18

Click here for ordering directions.

If you order after that date, YOU pay for shipping.

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

April Hot Lunches

Hot Lunches purchased for April are being credited back to the parents' account to be used for future lunches.

Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch Program - Buona Restaurant

May menus are available.

ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS: Wednesday, May 13th do not order hot lunch due to the service/safety worker outing!

PLEASE NOTE: If your student is out of school but has hot lunch, please call the school office before lunch so the volunteers can be notified to pull your child's lunch. Lunches can be picked up during the lunch time.

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

Volunteers Wanted to hang Artwork

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help hang artwork for Mrs. Maksimuk. If anyone is interested e-mail Melissa Johnson at

Spirit Wear t-shirt sale!

Spirit wear t-shirts for sale! We have a few items left in stock. If interested please contact Elizabeth Threadgill at While supplies last.

1 youth medium grey jaguar shirt $15

2 youth XL pink bling $20

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.