November 3, 2019
Posted on 11/04/2019
Dear César Chávez Families,
There is NO school this Friday, November 8 (and Monday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day) as Elementary School Teachers are working on Trimester 1 Report Cards and preparing for their Parent-Teacher Conferences the week of November 18-22. You will be receiving, or may have already received, a message from your child’s teacher about scheduling your conference. Our teachers work super hard to accommodate their schedules with yours in order to deliver an efficient 20-25-minute conference where they will share your child’s assessment results and offer positive ways to collectively support your child’s progress. We kindly ask that you arrive promptly to your conference with a collaborative and good-hearted manner. Spanish Immersion Teachers are specialized educators who utilize intentional strategies that support second-language acquisition instruction, including devoting their energy to foster social and emotional skills that boost students’ overall well-being. We all look forward to meeting with you soon!

Recent Highlights

B street theatre
B Street Theatre Assembly
SIPAT, we “thank you” for inviting the B Street Theatre for a School Tour Assembly at CCE last Monday! K-6 students enjoyed the live performance of “Mind Boggling Mysteries of the World”. The students truly enjoy the art of telling stories on stage by these animated and humorous actors.

PBIS conference

4th Annual California PBIS Conference
Sra. Flores and I had the opportunity to attend the California Conference on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) “Leading the Way for Positive and Equitable Schools” held at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, CA on October 28 & 29. We learned that over 3,000 schools are actively implementing PBIS in California and the venue allowed us to network, learn and be inspired with likeminded colleagues.

DJUSD Inaugural Elementary Educator Summit
This past Wednesday, DJUSD elementary school teachers, specialists and paraeducators convened at Korematsu Elementary to attend Workshops delivered by DJUSD colleagues and experts on topics such as: Putting the “Balanced” in Balanced Literacy, School Maker Spaces, Dyslexia, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and PBIS to name a few. This local, grassroots professional development opportunity was accessible and engaging.

elementary summit

Lunch Time - 4th grade Kickball & 5th/6th grade Basketball Tournaments with Sr. Mitchell
Many of you may not know that Sr. Mitchell is the DHS Freshman Baseball coach. He is thrilled to lead fun, sporting tournaments for our CCE students during their recess times. Over the course of the year, we have noticed that our students were longing for more structured activities during their 20-minute recess after lunch. Many students have signed up to play at least once per week. All ability levels are welcomed, along with kindness, encouragement and sportsmanship. Mitchell is working with students on how to take turns, how to lose gracefully, how to encourage others, and how to practice empathy and humility.

kinder fall festival

Kinder Fall Festival Super FUN
Sra. Gutierrez, Sra. Lara and Sra. Velasquez planned and coordinated a lovely Fall Festival for their students. This event was such a success due to the Kinder family donations and volunteers who helped work stations such as face painting, potato sack races, tortilla making…!


Halloween Spirit Day and Parade
Thursday was a spirited day for students and staff. We thank parents for donating fall materials and for volunteering on this day in your child’s classrooms. Many teachers planned unique, hands-on lessons utilizing Fall themes.

spooky science experiments

Sra. Dunbarr’s SPOOKY SCIENCE experiments
Dry Ice, baking soda, vinegar, Mentos, soda, goop—What fun the 4th and 5th grade students had making their scientific hypothesis, observing and collecting data with these spooky science experiments. It was a scientifically FUN day and Sra. Dunbarr appreciates all the parents who donated and stayed to help volunteer at the science stations, muchas gracias!

multicultural day

El día multicultural
Students and staff enjoyed a glorious Friday learning about multicultural traditions happening around the world. We thank all the students, parents and staff for participating in our monthly Spirit Days!

Important Updates
Running Club at CCE
1st through 3rd graders can join Running Club every Tuesday and Thursday after school with Running Coach Hillary. Please pick up your Running Club School Permission Slip and Release Form in the School Office. Students and Families must turn in your permission and medical emergency form back to the Office before you can participate.
Special Education Parent Engagement Night
DJUSD Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Special Education (SACSE) is sponsoring an informative evening to learn more about supporting your child’s relationships and safety and how to effectively and efficiently navigate the IEP process. Please see flyers attached.
SPED Parent Info Night Flyer 2019 - English FINAL.pdf
SPED Parent Info Night Flyer 2019 - Spanish FINAL.pdf
2019 STEAC Holiday Program
César Chávez Elementary will be participating in a coat and book drive to benefit the STEAC (Short Term Emergency Aid Committee) Holiday Program. Please have your child bring to school any gently used/new winter coats (infants to adults) as well as gently used books (toddler picture books to literature appropriate for high school students). Your donations will make a difference for many Davis families this holiday season.
Please bring your donations to school by no later than Friday, November 22, 2019.

Upcoming Events visit our online calendar for more details
November 5 – Climate Committee Meeting 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Library, Room 22
November 8 – NO SCHOOL Teacher Work Day
November 11 – NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day Holiday
November 12 – SIPAT General Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
November 13 – Rescheduled School Site Council Meeting (December)
November 18 – 22 – Parent Teacher Conferences, 1:30 p.m. dismissal all week
November 22 – Last Day for STEAC donations
November 25 – 29 – NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


Pajama Reading Night and Read for the Record Day
Wednesday, November 6th, 6:30-7:30pm in the Library, Room 22. CCE will be hosting our first (hopefully annual) Pajama Reading Night. Kids and families will be invited to come to school in pajamas to be read stories by teachers and staff. This event will be from 6:30 – 7:30pm.
Pajama Reading Night Flyer.pdf
Noche de Leer en Pijamas.pdf
Thursday, November 7th, CCE will be participating in Read for the Record Day. This day is organized by Jumpstart to help promote literacy. The goal is to get as many people around the world reading the same book on the same day. The book selected for this year, is Thank You, Omu!

Lost and Found
Please remember to periodically check the Lost and Found located in front of the entrance to our CCE MPR.Many students will need to have their sweatshirts, sweaters, coats and jackets for the cooler morning temperatures.Labeling your child’s clothing and school accessories will be helpful to locate lost items.

Attendance and Tardiness – The importance of Attendance cannot be overstated! It is the #1 predictor of student’s academic success. You may learn more about Truancy Levels on our district’s Attendance Matters website.

Short Term Independent Study (STIS) – Minimum enrollment is 5 school days – Maximum is 10 consecutive school days. Any parent or guardian may enroll by requesting and signing the STIS form at the office. Please give your child’s classroom teacher at least 1 weeks’ notice or more so that the teacher can prepare a sufficient study plan for the days the student will be out on STIS.

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
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