Jaguar Journal

May 6, 2021

Principal's Post

A Letter from Principal Dwyer

Dear DuJardin School Community,

Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) testing for students in third through fifth grades begins Monday, May 17th and will continue through Wednesday, May 19th, (makeup testing will take place starting May 20th). Here is a checklist to help your child do his or her best on these tests:

1. Ensure that your child attends school on the days of testing;

2. Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep on the nights before testing;

3. Providing a healthy breakfast, snack, and lunch on the days of testing;

4. Remind your child to ask questions if he/she does not understand the test directions;

5. Let your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best;

6. Advise your child not to worry about the test – just do the best he/she can do.

Click this link for additional information about the IAR assessments. If you have any further questions about IAR testing or need additional information concerning these state assessments, please call Mr. Dwyer at 630-894-9200.

For families of REMOTE STUDENTS, the link to sign your child up to come in and take the Illinois

Assessment of Readiness (IAR) test is below.

DuJardin: IAR Testing for Remote 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

The deadline to sign your child up for District 13 summer school is May 14, 2021.

Summer School Registration


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.
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"Phantom of the Music Room"

All families are invited! Please enjoy this virtual musical presented by the DuJardin 4th/5th grade virtual choir.

Click on the link below to begin.

"Phantom of the Music Room"

*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.

Westfield Drama Presents KING MIDAS: Live Stream Today (5/6) @ 7:00 PM

Dear District #13:

We would like to invite you and your families to join us tomorrow night for our production of King Midas and the Touch of Gold! The show starts at 7:00 PM and you can access the live stream, using your account, at this link. In addition, we will be holding a Q and A immediately following the show, so if you have any questions or comments for the cast/crew, please enter them here.

Here is the program, so that you can see which of your current/former students are participating.

And to get you excited: here are some links to trailers: Trailer #1, Trailer #2.

This will be Mrs. Bringer's final production at Westfield. Fun Fact: this was also the very first production that she worked on at the start of her D13 career. We have several members of the first production returning to help with this show, who will be present for the Q and A. (Laura Reece (king), Andy Greskoviak (citizen #1), Missy Mills (Chloe), Kryssi Uhl (Shepherdess), Sara Eagleton (spot light) and Andrea Pierie (Student director).

So set a reminder on your phone and we hope that you will be watching!!! I can guarantee your experience will be GOLDEN!!!

The Book Fair Has Gone Virtual!

Shop May 3 - May 21. Details here.

Grades K, 1 and 2 Virtual Author Visits

Students in kindergarten, first and second grade will be participating in TWO virtual author visits in May! As part of the agreement with Anderson's Bookshop, we share the chance for you to purchase an autographed copy of each of the author's books. Please see the ordering information.

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

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

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.

Bloomingdale Character Counts Nomination

The Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition annually recognizes individuals for exhibiting good character on an ongoing basis. If you know an individual who displays one or more of the Six Pillars of Character, please complete and submit this form. Nomination form due by April 30, 2021.

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.

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.

Free Community Day Camp

Join us for our FREE Community Day Camp where kids (K-5th) enjoy games, live music, dramas, crafts, and friends.

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

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

PTO News


A huge THANK YOU to ALL DJ JAGUARS for supporting our fundraiser at Cafe Zupas.

Thank you to the DJ staff for ordering box lunches and to ALL the DJ Families for attending the fundraiser last Tuesday night.

All proceeds will benefit all teachers and students for end of the year DJ activities. Thank you!!

Anyway's Restaurant Fundraiser

Please help support DuJardin Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!

The DuJardin PTO is sponsoring a dine in/carry out fundraiser at Anyway's restaurant during Teacher Appreciation Week on Wed. 5/5 & Thurs. 5/6. Please see the attached flyer.

Volunteers Needed

The PTO is seeking volunteers for next year to head up some committees including: Holiday Magic, Original Artworks, Smoothie Day and more!

Please email if you are interested

PTO Positions 2021-2022

Two positions are available for the 2021-2022 school year.



If you are interested please reach out to Melissa Johnson

PTO Meeting Dates

Please join the PTO Virtually at the next scheduled PTO Meetings. You will receive a link to each meeting via Remind.

December 8

January 12

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 11

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

NEW DuJardin Spiritwear is here!

Show your Jaguar Pride with t-shirts, hoodies, lounge pants, "bling" shirts, car decals, and more. Order today!

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.

PTO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Looking for ways to help DuJardin and the PTO, sign up here:

SPIRIT WEAR: We are finalizing information on new Spirit Wear offerings and will send out more details in the Jaguar Journal.

Please check the Jaguar Journal and Twitter for DuJardin PTO information throughout the year.

Twitter @DuJardinPTO

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!

Crossroads Kids Club

Crossroads if offering In-person and E-Learning Options. In-person will be held at the Bloomingdale Church. See flyer for details.

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.