Principal Dunn Update - October 1, 2023
Posted on 10/01/2023

César Chávez Elementary Families and Caregivers,

I am very proud of our students and staff for completing our five-week review of all five core values, CARES.  Our school week ended with our first Super Lobo and schoolwide positive recognition assembly on Friday.  It is an honor to work with our students and the dedicated adults who support them at CCE and throughout our district. 

During challenging times, we all work in partnership in the spirit of our school’s Sí se puede motto, and we are making traction together to align with four very important, new DJUSD and CCE goals that strive for #1 – Student Well-being & Belonging, #2 – Equitable Access & Opportunity, #3 – Student Engagement & Continuous Academic Growth, and #4 – Confident Graduates Prepared for Life. 

To learn more about our Strategic Plan, visit the DJUSD website or attend one of the many CCE monthly stakeholder committee meetings (School Site Council, Climate Committee, SIPAT, English Language Advisory Committee – ELAC) who work together to develop and refine our Spanish Immersion program’s plans with these strategic goals in mind. 

Thanks for all you do!

Sra. Dunn



September Super Lobos


Our September César CARES assembly recognized this month’s 1st-6th grade Super Lobos for demonstrating their CARES.  Congratulations to the following students:

1st grade:  Teo Culbertson, Naomi Gomez Reynoso, Lilah Katz, Isla Byrne, Aaron Klein, Linnea Taylor, Saoirse Applegarth, and Abdiel Reyes Moya.

2nd grade: Cordelia Jocoy, Nadezhda Ngo, Lucas Terlecky, Minerva Brandenburg, Elisa Krause, Eli Pro, Carina Ledesma, Ryan Reece and Colette Tremblay.

3rd grade:  Liliana Aguilar, Leela Fitch-Polse, Katherine Cullison, Nathaly Herrera Gutierrez, Nicolas Olivera Castillo, Franco Bugni, Kolten Chang, and Nicolas Chartrand.

4th grade:  Liam Dias, Jessica Silbaugh, Eleanor Tremblay, Marco Guerra McFarlane, Matthew Hamilton, and Julia Lin.

5th grade:  Kate Kwack, Lukas Stoddard, Miqel Villaran, Andrew Bassett, Rowan Bean, Daniella Plesha, Keira McMillen, Lake Smithline, and Bonnie Wade.

6th grade: Zachary Canvasser, Micaela Cooper, Jeremy Glass, Chase Boykins, Harlow Green, Willow Nichols, Callum Buchanan-Cello, Jack Crossley, and Josefina Siegel.

Doro Taylor 

Doro Taylor, CCE Speech and Language Pathologist Receives Award

Congratulations to Doro Taylor for receiving the 2023 Yolo County Educator Excellence Award for her dedication to all of our students in her role as a Speech Educator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Coordinator, including Staff and Parent Volunteer.  Doro Taylor is the staff member who applied for and received a grant for our CCE Lunch Time Alternative Recess Games Program which takes place in our CARES Center during lunch recess times.  Please celebrate her accomplishments by sending your personal appreciation to [email protected] :)

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UC Davis Police Outreach Visit to CCE

CCE has established a new community partnership with the UCD Police K-9 Unit and Education Outreach Officers who visited 1st-6th grade students to present safety tips and introduce them to their special canine, Charlie, on Tuesday.  The students were very engaged and asked very good questions.  Our UCD partners will be back for a visit during our 2024 Spring Safety Week to visit our Kindergarten students.

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Howl Out to Lobos Activos!

Our Lobos Activos enrichment program commenced last Tuesday with 1st grade, and Thursday with 4th grade.  The students had a wonderful time rotating between our Visual and Performing Arts class, Garden lesson, and social and emotional lesson in our counselor’s classroom.  We welcome parents and caregivers to volunteer to help Tuesdays and Thursdays if possible.  Sign up here.



English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Breakfast and Meeting

Kinder-6th grade CCE families are invited to join our ELD Specialist, Ellie Payne, Reading Specialist, Diana Loza-Alatorre, and Principal Dunn for a light breakfast and information meeting this Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30 a.m. in our MPR.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other parents and staff to learn more about the CCE English Language Development program which serves designated and reclassified English Learner students in our Spanish Immersion Program.  Younger siblings are welcome under the supervision of their parents or caregivers.


Principal Coffee & CCE 1st Grade Parent Volunteer Program Training

All 1st grade parents interested in volunteering to help during the 11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. lunch recess is invited to attend our in-person volunteer training this Friday, October 6, 9:00-9:30 p.m. in our MPR.  Arrive early to enjoy a cup of coffee with me at 8:30 a.m. this morning and join fellow CCE parents every 1st Friday of the month for Principal Coffee!



CCE Spanish Book Fair

Spanish book fair is this week, with Lucia Rocha’s I Love To Read In Spanish company.  This fair will be held as an opportunity for our school community to gain more access to high interest and quality Spanish books, therefore this is not a fundraiser, we will still hold our regular Scholastic book fairs in November for fundraising purposes.  The Spanish Book Fair will also be open in our Library for shopping 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Shopping hours

K Adults/K Students – Wed: 11:45-12:30 p.m.

1st-6th Students only – M, T, Th, F; Lunch Time

K-6th Adults - M: 2:30-3:30 p.m., T: 3:00-3:30 p.m. W: & 6:00-7:30 p.m., Th: 3:00-3:30 p.m.


CCE Pajama Reading Night: Wednesday, October 4, 6:00-700 p.m.

Respective CCE Teachers will be opening their classrooms Wednesday night, and a rotation system will provide the opportunity for the community to visit three different teacher classrooms.  So come in your pajamas as your CCE teachers host a special Spanish read aloud to kids and families! 


CCE Read-A-Thon Fundraiser is Here!

Visit the SIPAT website to learn more about the October 2nd – October 6th annual fundraiser to support the CCE Library, Círculo and SIPAT programs. 


SIPAT Progressive Dinner: Saturday, October 7

Progressive Dinner is a traditional event for CCE families to meet other families in the same cohort.  This is an adults-only night of conversation and food.  To learn more and sign up, please visit this SIPAT website here.


Important Dates & Events

M-F, Oct. 2-Oct. 6 – CCE Spanish Book Fair

        -Read-a-Thon Week (sponsored by SIPAT)

Sunday, October 1 – Filipino American History Month

Monday, October 2 – School Custodian Appreciation Day

Tuesday, October 3 – CCE ELAC Breakfast & Meeting, 8:30-9:30a, MPR

Friday, October 6 – Principal’s Coffee, 8:30 a.m., MPR

                              -1st Grade Parent Volunteer Training, 9:00 a.m., MPR

Saturday, October 7 – SIPAT Progressive Dinner (sponsored by SIPAT)

Monday, October 9 – NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Observed Holiday

Tuesday, October 10 – 2nd Grade Bike Skills Workshop, 8:30a-12:00p

Thursday, October 19 – CCE Picture Retak