Principal Dunn Update - November 5, 2023
Posted on 11/05/2023

CCE Parents and Guardians,

This is a 3-day school week! There is no school on Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10. On the 9th of November, DJUSD elementary teacher “workday” is approved on our 2023-2024 district calendar; no elementary schools are in session. All Junior & Senior High Schools and DSIS will be open on November 9. Friday, November 10 is the observance of Veteran’s Day, District Office and all DJUSD schools will be closed.

Youth Truth - Family Survey is Open

  • WHO: One parent or guardian from each household is invited to take the Family Survey for each of their children’s schools. Our goal is to have ≤75% CCE household response rate = 375 CCE parents and guardians!
  • WHAT: The anonymous Youth Truth Family Survey gives parents and guardians the opportunity to provide feedback for their child’s school in areas like culture, engagement, relationships, communication & feedback, school safety, and resources.
  • WHEN/WHERE: Survey window is October 30-November 17
  • WHY: Valuing parent and guardian input by inviting family members to share their perspectives can support family engagement efforts, which have been shown to contribute to a range of elements of student achievement, i.e. increased attendance, improved grades, and social skills.
  • HOW: The YT Family Survey is online, and is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, or French. It typically takes about 15 minutes to complete. The survey must be completed in one sitting.

Thank you for your participation!

Sra. Dunn


halloween parade

CCE Halloween Parade

The students and staff showed off their Halloween costumes during Tuesday’s Halloween Parade before school! It is so wonderful to see the creativity and joy this day brings to our school!

dia de los muertos

Día de Muertos Celebration

¡Muchas gracias, comunidad de CCE y SIPAT! This year’s Thursday, November 2, Día de los Muertos celebration was truly exceptional. We are grateful for the DDLM Planning Committee, SIPAT, staff, parent volunteers, Davis Senior High School’s Latinos Unidos club, and CCE alumni for bringing our school community together to experience a cultural and traditional school event. Over 400 students, families, and community members joined us in honoring passed loved ones by visiting the vibrant community altars, in addition to craft making, games, celebrating with mariachi musicians, folklorico dancers, a bake sale, food trucks, pan muerto, and viewing of the movie Coco. We are honored to be part of a school community who embraces and supports multiculturalism and multilingualism in meaningful contexts that support our school’s program. ¡Sí se puede!

Campus Beautification

Friday CCE Campus Beautification

Many thanks to our Los Lobos who took advantage of the nice weather on Friday to help pick up scattered wrappers across the campus from the weeks’ activities. It was amazing to see our students take the initiative with the help of classroom teachers and staff to show CARES in our gardens and campus zones.


parent teacher conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences M-F, Nov. 13-17: 12:10 p.m. Dismissal Plan

Please note that Kindergarten AM and PM arrival/dismissal and Wacky Wednesday schedules do not change. However, 1st to 6th grade students will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. every day this week.

  • The dismissal bell will ring at 12:10 p.m.
    o Parents may pick up students at 12:10 p.m. who are opting out of hot or home lunch time at the Cafeteria/MPR tables.
  • Lunch is available to all students at the end of the school day.
    o 11:45-12:00 p.m. for Kindergarten students (parents supervise their Kindergarten student).
    o 12:10-12:30 p.m. for 1st – 6th grade students (parents may pick up students at the lunch tables or back of the school).
  • CCE Supervision will be provided for students who regularly attend Catalyst or Davis Kids Klub until those programs open at 1:30 p.m.
    o No CCE Supervision after 1:30 p.m.
  • CCE Students must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver after school during the Scholastic Book Faire in the Library

Our school is accountable for your student(s) after dismissal, and to ensure the safety of your student who has a 12:10 p.m. dismissal plan, we ask that you complete this survey here to help our staff ensure your 1st-6th grade student is where they need to be between 12:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ¡Gracias!


Lost and Found

Parents, please check the lost and found over the next couple of weeks, especially during Parent-Teacher Conference Week. CCE will be donating clothing items and discarding water bottles and lunchboxes during the Fall/Winter breaks.

Important Dates & Events

Thursday, November 9 – NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Elementary School Workday

Friday, November 10 – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day National Holiday

M-F, November 13-17 – Parent-Teacher Conference Week, Kinder AM/PM no change, 12:10 p.m., dismissal 1st-6th

M-F, November 20-24
– NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

M-F, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 – 6th Grade Outdoor Education, Sly Park

Wednesday, November 29 – CCE School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00p, Rm. 22

Friday, December 1 – Principal Coffee, 8:30 a.m., MPR