February 2, 2020
Posted on 02/02/2020
Black History& CounselingDear CCE Families,

Celebrating History and Contributions

How quickly the first month of 2020 has passed, and now the Winter Season is presenting with a milder climate…visions of tree buds and bulbs are just around the corner! In February, CCE will be acknowledging National African American History Month and National School Counselor Week this week, February 3-7! Sra. Flores, is in her 2nd year at our school and our students and staff will be honoing her caring and positive contibutions, as well as recognizing the Prevention and Wellness Managers, and the DJUSD K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Team with cards and gifts of gratitude.

Attendance
Attendance Matters in February

The month of February at CCE presents with higher volumes of student absences due to illness, as well as Short-Term Independent Studies (STIS). Therefore, we ask families to help out by contacting our front office staff and teachers each day your child will not be present at school due to illness or other reasons. In addition, our office staff and teachers respectfully ask that you provide us at least two weeks or more in advance when initiating the STIS Request form to provide the teachers ample time to create and organize materials for your child during their STIS. You may pick up a STIS form in the front office and you may access more DJUSD Attendance Initiative information on our district website.

Wishing you all well this month!

Sra. Dunn

Highlights

Neurosceience

Neuroscience at CCE

On Friday, January 24th, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms were fortunate to attend a presentation in the MPR given by CCE parent, Dr Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno, and received a visit from The Ventricular Foundation. The Ventricular foundation promotes scientific outreach using neuroscience as a teaching tool. After a brief presentation about brain function and brain health, students rotated through four activity and experimental stations. Students were encouraged to ask questions throughout the visit. As an added bonus, the entire outreach visit was conducted in Spanish to further integrate and support the immersion instruction offered by César Chávez Elementary.
UCDavis Mind Institute

Teacher Professional Development about ADHD

Last Wednesday, January 29, Dr. Faye Dixon and Dr. Samantha Blair from the UC Davis Mind Institute, provided a staff workshop titled, “ADHD and Considerations for School Staff”. The three objectives for the workshop were: 1) Understand ADHD symptoms, 2) Identify how ADHD impacts students’ experiences, 3) Apply class-wide strategies. Dr. Dixon and Dr. Blair provided our staff with wonderful resources, and both will be back at CCE to offer a Parent Engagement Night Workshop for CCE Families at the end of March (more details to come). UC Davis Mind Institute flyers are available at the CCE Front Office or you may access their website for more information.
MIND Institute: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MINDADHDResearch/
AIR Lab: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/adhdprogram/
ADHD Clinical Services: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/adhdprogram/clinicalservices.html
Parent Education Group: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/adhdprogram/parent_education_group.html

Important Updates

Orchestra at CCE

César Chávez Elementary Orchestra Details

When: Tuesday, February 4th, at 6:30 p.m. Students arrive 5:30-5:45 p.m.

Where: Brunelle Theater, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., Davis, Ca 95616

What: Students wear white (or light color tops), black (or dark color) pants or skirts that are
knee length, comfortable walking shoes only, ties optional.

A short reception will follow after the performance. Please access the SignUp Genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0444A8A62FA13-chavez

Colorful socks

César Chávez Elementary Spirit Day this Friday!

Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing fun socks to school this Friday, February 7.

drum circle

Drum Circle this Friday with Mamadou Traore (CCE Parent Alum)

Our César Chávez Elementary School Climate Committee has coordinated this school wide event to learn African drumming from the basics to the subtle nuances, from local musician, Mamadou Traore this Friday, February 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the MPR. All CCE members are invited to join in on drumming and, or dancing. Drums will be provided.

Parent Engagement Night 2020

DJUSD invites all parents and family members, Davis community members and DJUSD staff to attend Parent Engagement Night. This is an opportunity for all to learn more about the student experience and what is happening in Davis Joint Unified. For more information and to RSVP for this excitingevent, please visit the Parent Engagement Night website.

DJUSD is Assembling an Ethnic Studies Task Force

Learning experiences in Ethnic Studies can foster self love, empowerment, community, solidarity, and hope in a way that is responsive to ALL of OUR students. DJUSD is currently looking for students, family members, staff and community members to participate in an Ethnic Studies Task Force. This Task Force will meet four times throughout Spring of 2020 to research the following driving question: How can Ethnic Studies best meet the needs of our students? Task Force findings will be presented to the Board of Education in June 2020. For more information about the Ethnic Studies Task Force, including how to sign-up, please visit our Ethnic Studies website.

Upcoming Events visit our online calendar for more details

February 3 - 7 - Week of the Counselor.

February 10 - Lincoln’s Birthday. No school and District Office closed.

February 13 – Kindergarten Information Night, 6:00-7:30 p.m., MPR

February 14 – Kindergarten Tours for Prospective Kinder Families, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Fun Sock Spirit Day, Drum Circle, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the MPR

February 17 - President’s Day. No school and District Office closed.

February 21 – Kindergarten Tours for Prospective Kinder Families, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

February 25 – Parent Engagement Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the All Student Center, DHS

Our Mission

To develop socially responsible lifelong learners who embrace multiculturalism, Spanish and English biliteracy and bilingualism.

Stay Updated

Keeping our community informed about happenings on our campus is a priority to our staff. Read my regular updates at “Principal News” and visit our online Chávez Calendar.

Share your Voice and Talents

At Chavez we are so fortunate to have such a loving and engaged community. Find out more about volunteering or what meetings and opportunities are happening by participating in one or more of our regular committee meetings. Learn more under “Committees” tab on our school website www.cesarchavez.djusd.net.

SIPAT

Spanish Immersion Parents and Teachers (SIPAT) - our PTA - provides a forum for our entire school community to discuss school issues and priorities, plan school enrichment programs, and raise funds to support our school community. Visit them at http://www.ccesipat.com/