Principal Dunn Update - May 19, 2024
Posted on 05/19/2024
Dear CCE Community,

The CCE-SIPAT Fiesta was a joyful event, it was so nice to gather with incoming, current, and former students and family members. Thank you to SIPAT for all your coordination and support organizing the traditional school gathering in May!

It has been the talk of the town that CCE will be officially opening a Transitional Kindergarten class in 2024-25, and it is true! There is quite a lot of interest in the parent community, and we are very excited to grow our Spanish Immersion model in an early childhood education setting. For more information regarding CCE TK and Kindergarten Information and Registration please visit the website or contact [email protected]

Let’s enjoy the next 13 days of school to the fullest!

Sra. Dunn


kinder lobos

Kindergarten Super Lobos

Congratulations to the Kinder students who received a Super Lobo Recognition award this week (5/15/24):

Salón 1: Ellie Ferguson, Emmy Cougevan, Darien Jimenez, Brandon Ramirez, Sebastian Ramirez, and Soren Sires

Salón 7: Paloma Aviña Castillo, Charlotte Dooley-Hedrick, Wesley Frahm, Enzo Garcia, Orion Lloyd, Asher Long, Alisa McLaughlin, Sebastian Mortenson, and Ishaan Srinivasan

Salón 8: Ellie Arriaga, McKinley Blair, Angus Foraker, Dylan Laussen, Lorenzo Lopez, Clarissa Rosas, Margo Rubin, Noor Trousdell, Xochitl Unzueta, and Mason Wong-Chen

Sra Sanchez retirement

Happy Retirement Sra. Sanchez!

Our wonderful CCE Band teacher, Nancy Sanchez is retiring this year after decades of teaching music. On Tuesday, her 4th-6th grade band students performed a wonderful concert with traditional band songs for our 1st-6th grades.


CCE 6th Grade Robotics Club Tournament

We wish our 6th grade Team and leader Sra. Williams all the best luck on Friday, May 21st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at DSHS in the all-student center. The team is doing a great job practicing for this event by hosting robotics demonstrations to primary grade students during the school day.

Power Up and Summer SPARK Update

Official notification of enrollment in Power Up and Summer SPARK will be sent to families via email no later than Wednesday, May 22. If families have questions, you may email the Power Up principals at [email protected], and or the SPARK Coordinator at [email protected], or call (530) 757-5490 ext. 160.

CCE 2024 Great Reading Challenge, 4th-6th Grades

We are looking for volunteers to help with the 2024 Great Reading Challenge. Students who have chosen to participate formed groups of 4-6 and read six books. Now the groups will come together to answer quiz questions about the books. The group that answers the most questions correctly will be the 2024 Great Reading Challenge winners! Volunteers will be asked to read and verify written answers from students and help the judges (our librarians – Sra. Jonas & Sra. Haines) keep track of correct answers. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email Petrina Jonas at [email protected]

We will need eight 4th grade parent/guardian volunteers on Tuesday, May 28th: 8:45-10:00 a.m.

We will need fourteen 5th/6th grade parent/guardian volunteers on Wednesday, May 29th, 8:45-10:00 a.m.

Sign-up here:

6th Grade Fundraiser to support Promotion Ceremony

Hey CCE families! Dine in or get take out from Dos Coyotes (North or South Davis locations) on May 21 from 4pm to close, and Dos Coyotes will donate 20% of proceeds to SIPAT for 6th grade year-end activities. You MUST ORDER IN-STORE (no online orders). Show this flyer ( to the cashier when ordering. Please share with friends and family!


DJUSD 2024-25 Academic Calendar

I encourage our families to review the upcoming school year DJUSD calendar to plan and make future arrangements for leave or travel to avoid chronic absenteeism. Notice: First Day of School, MONDAY, August 26, 2024.

Also know that if you have other students who attend a Senior High and/or Middle School in our district, the calendar “Teacher Workday” dates are slightly different and do not always align with Elementary Schools. We encourage families to consider Short-Term Independent Study Plans for next year starting September 3, 2024, if you know your child will be missing 3-days and/or up to 10 consecutive days for leave or travel reasons.

Blood Drive at CCE: Wednesday, May 29

Donate blood in honor of Micah and Oli this Wednesday, May 29, from 2:00-6:00p.m. inside the Music Room at our new MPR. To make an appointment call Vitalant at (877)-258-4825 and mention Blood Drive Code SMFT129.

Redwood Park Issues

Redwood Park neighbors, caregivers and staff have observed and reported recent behaviors and incidents at Redwood Park occurring between the 2:30-3:30 p.m. dismissal times. CCE has great relationships with our neighbors around the perimeter of our campus and neighborhood streets, and I respectfully ask that CARES be demonstrated by our students and supervised by their caregivers before and after school to maintain friendly relations with our neighbors, many of whom are former families and parents of CCE alumni.

Last Day of School, Thurs., June 6: 12:25p 1st-6th grade Dismissal Time

Kindergarten Last Day Dismissal Time, 11:45 a.m.

AM and PM Kindergarten class schedules will follow a “Wacky Wednesday” 8:25 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. schedule on the last day of school. Lunch will be available and served in the MPR cafeteria. Students with their caregivers must supervise and stay with their child at the lunch tables.

1st-6th Grades Last Day Dismissal Time, 12:25 p.m.

Lunch will be available and served in the MPR cafeteria. Outdoor supervision at the MPR and lunch tables will be provided for 1st-6th graders until 1:00 p.m.

Important Dates & Events

Tuesday, May 21 – CCE Climate Committee Meeting, 2:45-4:00 p.m., Room 35

Friday, May 24 – City of Davis “Bike to School Day”

Monday, May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29 – CCE Blood Drive, 2:00-6:00 p.m., CCE Music Room

Thursday, June 6 – Last Day of School, Dismissal K (11:45a.m.), 1st-6th (12:25p.m.)

Monday, August 26 – First Day of 2024-25 School year