Principal Dunn Update - May 12, 2024
Posted on 05/12/2024
¡Feliz día de la madre! Happy Mother’s Day!

Honoring motherhood and maternal bonds at CCE and in our community. I wish all our families a wonderful Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

Sra. Dunn



CCE Orchestra, CCE Choir Club & Mariachi Puente Concert

Thank you to Lydia Cooley, 4th-6th String Teacher, Emma Ruiz-Turnbull, CCE Choir Club Teacher, CCE Strings & Choir students, and Mariachi Puente for a wonderful performance last Monday! We hope to continue this musical collaboration for many years to come!

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Celebrating Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you CCE students and parents for all the lovely appreciation messages, gifts, and joy you brought us all this week. Every member enjoyed the treats that were coordinated in the staff room, and the students shared their gratitude in creative and fun ways. We all feel blessed to be a part of such a caring school community. ¡Muchas gracias!


Power Up! Summer School open to Invited CCE Students

Invitations for Power Up! Summer School went out two weeks ago. If your child receives an invitation, this is an excellent language and literacy support opportunity. Rising 1st-4th graders will receive Spanish language arts, and rising 5th and 6th grades will receive English language arts. To learn more about the program, visit the DJUSD Power Up! website.

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.


Fiesta: Saturday, May 18, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

CCE’s annual spring gathering, and celebration of Latin culture is next Saturday. This is a free, volunteer-run event and volunteers are still needed! Please consider signing up for a one-hour slot here. More information about Fiesta can be found on the SIPAT website here.


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.

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.

Lost & Found

This Spring, we have collected over three enormous bags full of clothing in addition to unlabeled water bottles and lunch boxes/containers. Please visit the front school display of Lost and Found this week.

Important Dates & Events

M-F, May 13-10 – CAASPP Testing, 3rd-6th grades only

Saturday, May 18Fiesta hosted by SIPAT, CCE, 2-5 p.m.

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”

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