Principal Dunn Update - April 14, 2024
Posted on 04/14/2024

open house
Thank you for stopping by our Open House last week on Dolores Huerta Day! It was wonderful to see our students, their families, incoming Kindergarten families as well as our CCE alumni. It gives the teachers and I such joy to see and visit with our former students and their families as the memories we have are quite special. What a pleasure it was having our graduating Davis Senior High School class of 2024, CCE alumni trio performing live jazz for our school community that night, too!

ice cream social

Thank you to all the 6th grade students and parent volunteers for scooping over 200 bowls of ice cream, and for the families who contributed to the end-of-year fundraiser. And, if you happened to shop today at the CCE Bike Swap and take part in any way with Jill Bonner (former CCE parent) and team, your contributions are deeply appreciated as the Bike Swap is a traditional CCE event and commitment to supporting a biking community. I look forward to seeing our students roll in tomorrow morning on their new-used bike!

Saludos cordiales,

Sra. Dunn


adaptability test

CCE Adaptability Skills Being Tested

Our CARES behavior data revealed that our schoolwide systems during the recess lunch period were posing some challenges on staff and students this year. With CARES, we are committing to “adapt” and try out some systematic change to gather data and learn how to adapt to these temporary recess and lunch changes:

  • Eat First and Play Second
  • Student Community Service: Clean Lunch Tables and/or Garden Beautification
  • Adding the recess game Ga-Ga-Ball to practice sportsmanship


School Site Council Is Seeking Four Parents to Serve 2-Year Term for the 2024-26 Academic School Years

Please consider joining the César Chávez Elementary School Site Council, the insights of parents are critical to our work. The Site Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. This year we will vote to fill three parent representatives and one parent alternate. If you would like to be a candidate, please fill out the Google form and submit by April 17, 2024. Applicant Announcement and Ballot with Applicant Statements will be distributed to families on April 18, 2024. Voting will close on April 25 and elected members will be announced on Monday, April 29.

DJUSD Introducing S.P.A.R.K

DJUSD has announced that their Expanded Learning program will be offering two Supportive Partnerships & Active Recreation for Kids (S.P.A.R.K) in the 2024-2025 school year: 1) Kinder S.P.A.R.K, and 2) After School S.P.A.R.K. Applications will be available on Tuesday, April 2 at you may find more information in the following documents here:

The Great Reading Challenge

This spring students in grades 4th-6th will have the opportunity to participate in our annual Great Reading Challenge event! Teams of 4-6 students will read six books and gather at the end of May in the MPR to demonstrate their knowledge of the books. The team that answers the most questions correctly will win a prize and be crowned the winners of the challenge! This is an exciting way to foster a lifelong love of reading for pleasure. Participation is optional. Students will learn about the Great Reading Challenge during their class library visit this week. More information will be sent home from your child’s teacher.

May 8th Bike Rodeo at CCE

Davis Police Department is hosting a bike rodeo at our school as part of our school’s bicycle skills program. With the help of volunteers, they will be conducting a Bike Rodeo on Wednesday, May 8. The bike rodeo is a simple and fun activity to teach your child important bicycle safety skills. The event consists of a number of stations that allow your child to learn and practice proper bicycling skills. In order for your child to participate, the following is required:

  • You must review, sign, and return the attached release waiver by May 8
  • Children must bring their own bike, wear a bicycle helmet and shoes that fasten, no flip-flops allowed.

Important Dates & Events

Wednesday, April 17 – School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Library

Monday, April 29 – CAASPP Testing Window Opens, 3rd-6th grades only

Friday, May 3 – Principal Dunn Coffee, 8:30 a.m., MPR

Wednesday May 8 – City of Davis Bike Rodeo, 1:30 p.m., CCE playground

Wednesday, May 15 – School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Library

Thursday, May 16 – Spring Strings Music Concert, Brunelle Theater

Saturday, May 18 – Fiesta hosted by SIPAT, CCE, TBD

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