October 27, 2019
Posted on 10/28/2019
Sra. Dunn

October 27, 2019
César Chávez Community,
I write this week’s update with anguish as my brother and sister-in-law evacuated from their home in Windsor on Saturday morning. These high winds impact all living species in our treasured Northern California region. Our community is presently intact, though I know we send our hope and spirit to all who are affected. Our district and city officials will continue to provide updates regarding air quality for this school week. Outdoor school activities may be postponed until further notice. Thank you for your patience.

Recent Highlights

César Chávez CARES is the theme for this week’s update!

dia de los muertos celebration
Día de los muertos event a success!
There were over 400 CCE community members who attended the Día de los muertos event. The occasion commenced with Danza Indigena and the Native land acknowledgment statement. There were excellent student performances from grades 3rd, 4th and 5th led by teachers Sra. Dopico, Sra. Ramos, Sra. Janie & Sra. Post, Sra. Paz, and Sra. Denise who prepared the dancers and singers with care and attention. The art and cultural activities (Puppet making, new this year) were enjoyed by Kinder to 6th grade students, younger and older siblings and family members. It was wonderful to receive a visit from our local bomberos, too! Our school is grateful to have this traditional event continue to help build a positive and rich multi-cultural, multi-linguistic school climate. I’d like to send special recognition to our two Día de los muertos coordinators, including the Día de los muertos parent volunteer committee, SIPAT executive board members, and all CCE staff and families who contributed their time, resources and energy in dedication to this event! İMil gracias!

CCE Halloween Spirit Day – Classroom Costume Donations Still Needed!
Depending on the air quality in the Davis and Sacramento Valley region on Thursday, October 31st, CCE will be coordinating our 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. Teachers support all students on this day and will accommodate activities as needed. 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.
Costume Guidelines
• Wearing a costume for the day is optional.
• Choose a day and time during recess, lunch, after-school to help students make costumes in the classroom with teacher/students; costume items could be available if classroom families donate.
• Please follow district and school Dress Code policy, wear appropriate attire without indecency or gore.
• You must be identifiable throughout the day. Therefore, costumes without masks and face coverings are necessary, including avoiding face paint that completely disguises your facial appearance.
• Choose a costume that is comfortable and allows for independent adjustments.
For safety reasons, we are asking that you leave the following items at home:
o Weapons, or costume accessories that look like weapons
o Masks
o Aerosol color sprays or glitter
o Make-up or face-painting crayons, paint brushes
o Fake blood
o Noise making accessories

6th grade UNICEF Ambassadors
This week, 6th grade students visited 1st-5th grade classrooms to introduce a video about the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) who has been organizing the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program for many years. CCE students learned that UNICEF works in 190 countries and reaches millions of children with immunizations, education, health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitations, utilizing Trick-or-Treat UNICEF donations. Thank you to the 6th grade teachers and students for building their civic and cultural awareness skills that are DJUSD Graduate Profile skills and values!
PBIS event
CARES – PBIS Friday Assemblies
On Friday, October 25, Melody Ewey our CCE PBIS coach organized 20-minute assembly times for each grade-level focusing on our PBIS core-value, Cooperation-Coperación. There are many children’s literature books with lovely stories and messages about our CARES core-values that we use at CCE. We’re All Wonders, by R.J. Palacios, was the book featured and read at the assembly to build cooperation awareness and skills with their peer group, followed by a fun hula-hoop activity that encouraged cooperation!

Important Updates
TONIGHT is your last chance as a parent to take the Youth Truth “Family” Survey
CCE Families are encouraged to take the Youth Truth Family Survey which closes tonight at October 27!

Gracias Omu book
Pajama Reading Night and Read for the Record Day
Thank you to Sra. Jonas and Sra. Burgess for coordinating both these libarary events. A special thank you to SIPAT for supporting the library to supply classroom copies of the books for the 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.
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!

running club stand
Running Club at CCE
Our CCE alumni parent, Sra. Hillary, will be back soon as our Running Club Coordinator. More information to come regarding days of the week and start time. İLos lobos son listos!

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

Upcoming Events visit our online calendar for more details
TBD: October 30 – Kindergarten Autumn Festival 9:00 – 11:15 a.m., in the Kindergarten playground
TBD: 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


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/