Principal Dunn Update - March 3, 2024
Posted on 03/03/2024

Good afternoon, CCE Families,

It is the time of year to complete the DJUSD Intent to Return Form Online! To complete this form, log into the DJUSD Parent Portal ( Please click here for detailed instructions on how to complete the Intent to Return Form.  If you forgot your pin and password, you may select “Forgot your PIN?” or “Forgot Your Password?” links on the Parent Portal login page.  We ask that you complete this process for each child currently enrolled in TK-5th grades no later than Friday, March 22, 2024.

If you have any questions about the Intent to Return Form Online, please contact our school office at (530) 757-5490.

Thank you,

Sra. Dunn



 4th Grade Field Trip to Coloma     

4th Grade Field Trip to Coloma

Last week, our fourth-grade students from Maestra Chavez’s and Srta. Vazquez’s classrooms attended their Marshall Gold Discovery State Park field trip.  It was an opportunity for our students to try gold panning, participate in a guided tour of the park as well as broadening the historical context recognizing the native people and events leading up to the gold discovery.


 5th Grade Field Trip   

5th Grade Field Trip to The Woodland Regional Park Preserve

5th and 6th Grade Science Teacher, Sra. Bugni, coordinated a local and free field trip for her 5th grade science classes to visit the retired landfill now a 160-acre nature park.  Students were able to see how resilient nature is as the preserve is working to enhance the wetland plants and wildlife in this region.


  Education Through Music Night    

Education Through Music Night

It was wonderful to see CCE students laughing and playing with their parents and siblings while learning some basics of music and developing their creativity and imagination.  We owe a huge debt of gratitude to DSAF for funding this grant, and to Lydia Cooley for organizing the parent night as a precursor to the Education Through Music Day Camp DJUSD will be offering this summer.



gala auction 

CCE 2024 Annual Gala

"Havin' a Ball in the Big Easy" (presented by SIPAT and The Fletchers Real Estate) tickets are on sale! The Gala will be the event of the year, with dinner and dancing, a live band, live and silent auctions, games, and general merriment. Don't miss out! Buy tickets here.

Book Fair 

CCE Spring Scholastic Book Fair:  Mon., March 18 – Thur., March 21

  • Kinder through 6th grade classes will have the opportunity to preview the Scholastic book spring selection on Monday, March 18. 
  • Daily Shopping Monday, 3/18 – Thursday, 3/21 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Caregivers must accompany their student(s) during this shopping time.  
  • Students can shop during their scheduled classroom reservation between Tuesday, March 19-Thursday, March 21, though there is no shopping during recess breaks. 

March PEP Talk:  Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers

It is easy to lose sight of your own well-being with all the responsibilities that come with parenting. In this month’s virtual PEP talk, we will talk about the importance of self-care for parents and caregivers, discuss effective evidence-based strategies for self-care and learn how to create a life enhancing self-care plan you can use right away without letting it become a burden.  PEP Talk Self-Care for Parents & Guardians 3-20-24.pdf 

Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

via Zoom, Register here: 


Important Dates & Events

Saturday, March 9 – CCE Gala and Auction, 5:00-11:00 p.m., Veterans Memorial Center

Wednesday, March 13 – School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Room 22

M-F, March 11-15 – Spring Safety Week

M-F, March 18-22 – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1st-6th Early Dismissal, 1:30 p.m.

                                - Scholastic Book Fair, 3/18-3/21 1:30-3:00 p.m., CCE Library

M-F, March 25-29 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

Monday, April 1 – 1-2-3- Andres Concert, 9:15and 10:45a, CCE MPR

M-F, April 1-5 – César Chávez Week

Wednesday, April 10 – CCE Open House, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 6CCE Orchestra & Choir Club Concert, feat. Mariachi Puente, 6:30 pm, CCE