Jaguar Journal

March 14, 2019

Principal Post

We are looking forward to our Talent Show, 2019 DJ “March Madness” next Thursday, March 21st. There will be two performances – 1:30 pm (for teachers and students) and 7:00 pm (for family and friends). The children have worked so hard and we appreciate all the support we have received from parents which helps ensure a wonderful showing by all of our talent show participants.

Fifth grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Thursday, April 4th. Click this link for further information about this science assessment. Students in third through fifth grades will be participating in the IAR assessments beginning the week of April 8th. Click this link for additional information about the IAR assessments. Please see the IAR parent letter.

Student grouping and placement for the 2019-2020 school year takes place in May. In preparation for this important task a Student Placement Information form is available on this link. This request form is due back to Mr. Dwyer by Friday, April 5th. If you have questions about this form, please phone Mr. Mark Dwyer at 630-894-9200.

Thanks to the DuJardin PTO for sponsoring another awesome skating night at Coachlite last Thursday evening. There was a wonderful turnout by our students and parents and a great time was had by all who attended. Looking forward to our next skating night in the fall!

Please join District #13 Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartelt on Saturday morning, March 16, anytime between 8:00-9:30 a.m. for a Community Coffee forum. This get together will be held in the DuJardin gym. Have a chance to share your thoughts and ask questions during this informal gathering. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring vacation begins Monday, March 25th and continues through Friday, March 29th. School will resume Monday, April 1st.

**Updated School Calendar**

The updated school calendar is found here.

The last day of school for students for the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Other changes to point out:

Monday, April 22, 2019 - Teacher Institute Day - No School for students

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Students WILL attend school

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.

35th Annual Student Art Show at the Museum

The Bloomingdale Park District is hosting it’s 35th Annual Student Art Show at the Museum in Old Town. Students from DuJardin School will have their artwork displayed at this exhibit.

The exhibit will be on display from March 2nd through April 6th.

An Opening Reception for the student artists, family and friends will take place at the Museum on Sunday, March 10th from 1-4 p.m.

Congratulations to the following students who will have artwork displayed at this exhibit.

Veronica A.

Ethan C.

Tessa H.

Lars P.

Cristina B.

Skylar T.

Ethan D.

Taryn B.

Michael G.

Natalie A.

Saif K.

Taylor T.

Emily M.

Resse N.

Neev S.

Collet G.

Luke T.

Veer P.

Dalia O.

Ralph W.

Community Coffee with Superintendent Dr. Jon Bartelt

Please join Dr. Jon Bartelt for coffee

from 8 am - 9:30 am

February 23 @ Westfield

March 16 @ DuJardin

April 13 @ Erickson

5Essentials Parent Survey - Please take this survey - Your feedback is welcome!

2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey

Dear Parent, The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in a school improvement survey for parents. Please Note: This survey is NOT a component of the 5Essentials Organizing Schools for Improvement Survey. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about your child’s school. Please consider your child’s current experience at school (i.e., 2018-2019 school year). This survey is designed to help school and district leadership improve their understanding of the parent/school relationship.

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Additionally, your responses will be combined with other parents from your child's school and summarized in a school report to further protect your anonymity. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you have the right to discontinue participation at any point.

If you have more than one (1) child, you may elect to participate multiple times.

The 5Essentials Parent Survey is now open. Parents are encouraged to complete this survey. Please use the following link to access the parent survey:


DIstrict 13 Parent University

You are invited to a Parent University on Security and Threat Awareness.

Mr. Brandy Braverman, of Facility Engineering Associates, will speak about security awareness, pre-indicators of violence, behavioral warning signs, and "See Something, Say Something, Do Something".

Thursday, March 21st

7:00 p.m.

See this flyer for information.

Character Counts -18th Annual Recognition Program

Nominate a member of the community who exhibits outstanding character!

Recognition will be awarded to the nominees at the

Recognition Breakfast

Bloomingdale Golf Club

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:00am

See this flyer for more information and click here for a nomination form.

World Down Syndrome Day

In honor of

World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21st

Wear your craziests socks to school!

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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STEAM Program at the Bloomingdale Public Library

Build a project with littleBites

Thursday, March 14

4:15 - 5:00

Grades 3-6

See flyer for more information and how to sign up

DJ's Reading Newsletter for March

Please enjoy this month's DJ's Reading Newsletter presented to you by Karen Petelle and Sandy McGuckin.

Time to order your Yearbook!

See flyer for more information.

Order deadline April 12, 2019

What an awesome way to hold on to great memories!!

DJ Madness - 2019 Talent Show

We will be holding our 2019 Talent Show on

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Click here for for more information.

DJ Weekly News

PTO News

Skating Party

Everyone had a great time at last week's skating party!

A big THANK YOU to our fantastic PTO for putting this event together.

Lost and Found: There was a pair of roller blades left at the rink last week. If you are the owner please contact Linda Korbel .

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!

District 13 Parent Teacher Organization Scholarship Application

College-bound high school seniors who have attended District 13 schools are invited to apply for a $750.00 scholarships available thorough the district. Past students of both Dujardin and Erickson may apply to only the school most recently attended. Students who attended one of the elementary schools and Westfiled Middle School may apply to the elementary school as well as to Westfield.

Bloomingdale SD13 PTO Scholarship Application is now available.

Deadline for the application is April 8,2019

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.

Spring Club Sessions available - See DuJardin Clubs