Jaguar Journal

January 14, 2021

Principal Post

A few calendar reminders for the next several weeks include the following dates and times:

Friday, January 15th - Noon dismissal for grades 1-5, PMKdg still meets

Monday, January 18th - No school, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

Wednesday, January 20th - Group A in-person, 2:45 pm dismissal

Wednesday, January 27th - Group B in-person, 2:45 pm dismissal


A letter from Mr. Allman regarding his upcoming retirement.


DuJardin Parents and Families.


After 33 years as the PE teacher at DuJardin, I will be retiring at the end of February, 2021. I entered the 20-21 school year knowing this was going to happen, but didn’t want to share the news at the beginning of the school year because of the unusual circumstances which have made this a school year unlike any other. I have been sharing this news with the students in PE classes this week.


DuJardin is a special place because of the terrific students, the outstanding parents and the incredible staff. I am honored to have spent my entire teaching career at DuJardin and I have many great memories to carry with me into retirement. It amazes me that I have taught over 2,300 students in my time at DuJardin, including the children of some former students. I am thankful for the opportunity to play a part in the education and care of our great students and I look forward to taking care of myself as I move into retirement. I look forward to being able to travel, attend sporting events I’ve always wanted to see and enjoy the opportunity for many adventures.


Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this with me, please email me at fallman@sd13.org


District #13 would like to recognize and sincerely thank Mr. Allman for his service to the students and parents of the DuJardin School community over the last three plus decades.


Some of you may have noticed as you drove into school this morning a new and shorter drive up route in the parking lot for student drop off. The west end of the parking lot has been blocked off in order to give our students more playground area while the field out back of the school is snow covered and wet. This morning parking lot configuration will stay in place until the end of March.

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Adapted A/B Calendar - Transition to Flex Wednesday

Starts the week of 1/19/21, No school on 1/18/21

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

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. ctreanor@sd13.org



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.

Do you see any developmental delays or have concerns regarding your child(ren) aged 2 - 5? Screening is available. See flyer for details.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

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.

Bloomingdale Church Learning Center

Need some help with remote/hybrid learning?


Your child’s school work is done before they get home. Check out the Bloomingdale Church Learning Center website for details. Please click here to see flyer.

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.

Yearbook Photos

Parents, please feel free to send Mrs. Dyer (sdyer@sd13.org) or tag her on twitter pictures of your student(s) celebrating the holiday.

You've Been Frosted!


Frost your family, friends and neighbors with a surprise at-home candy delivery!

Frosty’s assistants deliver two dozen peppermint candies to a front porch or yard and leave a fun, “You’ve been Frosted!” yard sign. Frosting occurs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 18-22. Program is available for Bloomingdale Park District residents only. Cost is $15. Registration deadline is January 12 at 5 p.m.

You've Been Frosted (Code #201342-A1) is located under Special Events on the registration site.

https://www.bloomingdaleparks.org/special-events/youve-been-frosted/44218

Kids Place - Bloomingdale Park District Updated Flyer

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

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 Westfield 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 5, 2021

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!

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

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.

Spanish Online Class - Winter Session

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