Jaguar Journal

May 27, 2021

Principal's Post

A Letter from Principal Dwyer

Dear DuJardin School Community,

Next week we have two special events scheduled for the students. The first is the 5th grade picnic for our outgoing 5th graders sponsored by the DuJardin PTO. This event will be organized and run with the help of some parent volunteers. Volunteers have been notified and have been made aware of the following guidelines. Please see/read volunteer guidelines below.

Field Day is scheduled for next Friday, June 4th. Due to the circumstances we are experiencing this year and the IDPH/CDC guidelines on large gatherings, the event will look much different than it has in the past. In order to keep staff and students healthy and safe there will be no volunteers or spectators invited to Field Day. The students will be supervised by a fully vaccinated staff while participating in fun filled activities both inside and outside of the building. Unfortunately, the student/staff volleyball game and the awards assembly has been canceled. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding of this change for this year and we all look forward to a more normal school year in August with the hope that the pandemic is behind us.

ALL volunteers scheduled to attend the 5th grade party will follow the requirements listed below in order to ensure the health and safety of the staff and students, which is first and foremost for this event.

  • A list will be provided to the office of ALL volunteers expected to attend the event so that the office is aware of who will be on property and in attendance.
  • The school is required by ISBE to complete a Raptor security check on each volunteer, which means the office will need to scan a driver's license/State ID from each person that will be in attendance and interacting with students.
  • It is recommended that ALL volunteers stop by the office next Tuesday or Wednesday, at their convenience, (the office is open from 8am-4pm each day) with their driver's license or State ID so that we can complete this security check to verify their background. There will be a delay on Thursday if the office has to verify all volunteers that show up that afternoon to help at the party.
  • ALL volunteers will need to complete a health screening the day of the party, which is a requirement of IDPH. When volunteers arrive at school they will need to check in at the office and complete a paper copy of the health questionnaire regarding COVID symptoms. This will take place in the vestibule. Volunteers will also be required to sign in and sign out for this event.
  • Once the health screening and the security check have been completed each volunteer will receive a sticker that will need to be worn and visible at all times they are on property. Staff have been instructed to escort any person on property or in the building without proper identification to the office.
  • ALL volunteers will be required to wear a mask (even if they are vaccinated) and maintain the 3 foot social distancing guideline, required by IDPH and the CDC, while on property at the party.
  • Students and volunteers will need to remain six feet apart when their masks are off while eating lunch or taking a mask break.
  • We are limiting the number of volunteers that enter the building due to the fact we do not know who has been vaccinated and who hasn't. Masks must be worn in the building at all times. Movement of persons in the building is limited.
  • There is NO parking on Euclid Ave. and NO parking along the fire lane/curb of the school. These parking guidelines will greatly help with the flow of traffic during student dismissal at 2:45pm.
  • The party will be from 12:25-2:25pm. There is no rain date for this party so if the weather is inclement on June 3rd lunch will be served to the students in school following current guidelines and activities in the classroom will follow without volunteers.

It is our goal to have an enjoyable event for our outgoing fifth grade class while following all of the requirements laid out by the IDPH, CDC and ISBE under our current circumstances.


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.

Dental forms were DUE May 15th for ALL Kindergarten and 2nd Grade students. Please get them in ASAP.


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.

Little Acorn Academy

Little Acorn Academy is offering an extended enrichment preschool opportunity for ages 3-5 beginning May 17th. Please see attached flyer for more information.

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!

Kids Place - Bloomingdale Park District UPDATED

New Programs offered often - Check back regularly

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.