October 20, 2019
Posted on 10/22/2019
Dear César Chávez Families,
This trimester during the September-November months, teachers have been introducing ethnic studies and multicultural resources through children’s literature recognizing the diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and contributions of Hispanic, Latino, Filipino and Native Americans to the country’s history, heritage and culture.
National Hispanic Month, September 15 – October 15
Filipino American History Month, October
Native American Heritage Month, November

Recent Highlights
The theme for this week’s update is: İYo los libros!
Principal Reads and Recommendations
Principal favorites books
1. Restart, by Gordon Korman, is a book I am reading now with my 7th grade son about an eighth grade boy who suffers from amnesia after falling off the roof of his home. This is definitely a book for 4th to 9th graders about adolescent social and relational issues, such as bullying and restorative justice.
2. Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, by Dawn B. Mabalon with Gayle Romasanta, is another children’s book I am reading with CCE students this week to commemorate Larry Itliong day on October 25.
3. Unequal Childhoods, by Annette Lareau is a socio-educational classic that I never got around to reading until this past April. An engaging decades work revealing how parents from different social and economic classes use different child-rearing strategies; concerted cultivation favored by upper-middle class and middle-class families and, natural growth parenting favored by working-class and lower-class families.
4. The Book of Joy, by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams, I just started reading this book and I can’t put it down!
Petrina's picture
Our NEW CCE Librarian and Library Events
Meet Petrina Jonas, our new school librarian, who is planning so many wonderful new Library events to promote the love of reading books in Spanish and English!
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.
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!

Autor and teachers
Author Assembly
On Friday, October 11, co-author, Gayle Romasanta, Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong visited César Chávez Elementary and delivered an amazing presentation to Kinder to 6th grade students about Itliong’s leadership and the role of Filipino Americans in the history of the struggle for economic and social justice for the farm labor force in our nation and his collaboration with César Chávez and other activists forming the National Farm Workers Association.

Important Updates
Jake and Srta. Guzman
Welcome Jake and Srta. Guzman
Please welcome our new playground supervisor, Jake! Jake is a resident and graduate from UC Davis who has experience working with students in local youth programs and now working at CCE during our Lunch time.
We welcome our new math paraeducator, Srta. Guzman! She will be working with students in our before school Math web-based program called, Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) and working with 2nd-6th teachers to help in the classroom during math time. Also a graduate of UC Davis, Srta. Guzman has experience in working with students and families in after-school programs.

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

CCE Halloween Spirit Day – Classroom Costume Donations Needed!
Teachers and Administration are excited to organize our Thursday, October 31st 2nd annual Halloween Spirit day, starting with our “Desfile de disfraces”. Teachers will be planning a full day of fun fall activities such as UNICEF math, vocabulary enrichment, story writing, etc... Students may opt out from bringing or wearing any costumes to school on this day. Students who do participate are permitted to wear their costumes in the classroom if they choose to. We encourage parents to talk with their child’s teacher if you have any costumes to donate or ideas to share. More information regarding this spirit day to come in next week’s update.

Redwood Park
The City of Davis has received a grant sponsored through the California Park & Recreation Society (CRPS), PlayCore and Game Time towards playground replacements and the Redwood Park tot lot playground has been chosen for one of the seven projects! The City is seeking feedback on the playground replacement.
Please visit the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7BMNPD to see the proposed plans, color options and provide additional comments. The deadline for the survey is Friday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m.
For more information about this project, please contact Anne Marquez, Community Services Supervisor at amarquez@cityofdavis.org.

Upcoming Events visit our online calendar for more details
October 22 – Make up Picture Day
October 23 – Dia de los muertos event at Redwood Park 1:30-4:00p
October 30 – Kindergarten Autumn Festival 9:00 – 11:15 a.m., in the Kindergarten playground
October 31 – Halloween Spirit Day Parade 8:25 – 8:35 a.m. at CCE
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 – School Site Council Meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
November 18 – 22 – Parent Teacher Conferences, 1:30 p.m. dismissal all week
November 25 – 29 – NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


Last Week to take the Youth Truth “Family” Survey
CCE Families are encouraged to take the Youth Truth Family Survey that will be open until October 27!For more information, please visit our DJUSD Climate Data and Surveys website.

Make-up picture day for Chávez will be October 22
If your student did not get a chance to have their photos taken, or wish to re-take due to a missed day, please have them drop by the front office to pick up a picture day form. You can also order from mylifetouch.com.

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.

Forgotten Instruments and Homework
Thank you for understanding that office and custodial staff will not open classrooms for students or parents once the teacher has left the classroom.

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.

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/