Jaguar Journal

October 22, 2020

Principal Post

The three R's of education have been replaced with the three W's of education as we move through this hybrid learning model - Wear your mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance! This is a daily message to both our students and staff at DuJardin School. Let's do our part to help stem the tide of COVID-19 cases in our community.


Students can wear their Halloween costumes to school next week Thursday (Group A) or Friday (Group B) if they choose. Students will not be allowed to go home at lunch to change and no fake weapons or fake blood will be allowed. A mask/face covering must be worn at all times with any type of costume.


Unfortunately, the DuJardin "Trunk-or-Treat" event scheduled for Friday, October 30th has been canceled.

Health OFfice

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.

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

Book Review - Priscilla's Predicament...the Worrywart Woes

A group of us read a book called Priscilla’s Predicament…Worrywarts Woes. In the book, Priscilla worries about many things such as missing the bus, her hair looking funny, and missing her test. She worried so much she turned into a warthog and went to the nurse. The nurse said to take deep breaths and to start by not worrying about things you can't control. The nurse also told her “worrying won't change things”. In the end, Priscilla realized it was just a dream and that she did not really turn into a worrywort. If you find that you worry a lot and are looking for some strategies to feel better then check out this book! We all give this book 4 out of 5 stars.



Happy READING!

By: Daanish, Nina, Reese, and Kasper

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.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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

Fifth Grade Band


5th grade beginner band is getting ready to start! The first step for interested students is for them to be able to see and hear all the instruments that are being offered. To do that I will be holding a Google Meet next Monday, 10/26 from 3:30 to 4:00 pm for DuJardin, and 4:00 to 4:30 pm for Erickson. (If you cannot attend the event for your particular school feel free to attend the other session....the meet link will be the same for both). Under normal circumstances I would meet individually with the students to let them try each instrument in person, but obviously that is not an option this year. I will give you more information about how to proceed at the google meets next week, but feel free to email with any questions you might have smetzger@sd13.org


The google meet link for this event is:


https://meet.google.com/tqd-uwzw-swv?hs=122&authuser=0

Bloomingdale Church Learning Center

Need some help with remote/hybrid learning? Click here for information.

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.

PTO News

PTO Meeting Dates

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


October 13

November 10

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!

Headroom Parent Wanted

If anyone is interested in being a headroom parent for your child's class, please email djptopresident@gmail.com


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: https://forms.gle/Fhuh5GmDUnVjG7aY6


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

WEB: safeschoolhelpline.com

TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

Young Rembrandts

Let's get creative during our remote ARTastic Halloween Party. 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.

Spanish Online Class - Corrected Flyer Attached

Discovery Foreign Language is offering an Online Class for those of you that would like to continue learning Spanish or for any of our beginners.


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.

https://twitter.com/D13Jaguars