Principal Dunn Update - April 9, 2023
Posted on 04/09/2023

Greetings César Chávez Elementary,

I hope all of you had a brilliant Spring Break and a wonderful weekend! It has been great to see the students back at school and getting excited about their spring projects this trimester. Tomorrow is Dolores Huerta Day, April 10. Teachers have prepared lessons for our César Chávez Week April 17-21, students will be welcoming Andrés Chavez, on Tuesday, April 18, and CCE Open House takes place on Wednesday, April 19. Thanks for taking the time to read our school’s highlights, updates, reminders, and important dates and events below.


Sra. Dunn


move a thon

CCE Move-a-Thon

Muchas gracias Jessica Chang, Cassie Dias, Felisa Yang, Oriana Wehner, and all the wonderful Move-a-Thon volunteers and SIPAT Classroom Reps for organizing our CCE Move-a-Thon, one of the traditional events our students' love the most!

new play structure

CCE Two NEW Play Structures

We are excited to announce that CCE’s two new playground structures are available for 1st-6th graders to play next week during school hours MTThF 8:10a.m.-3:05 p.m., and W 8:10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. At 1st-3rd 2:35 p.m. dismissal times, we would like caregivers to require their 1st-3rd grade CCE student(s) permission on the structure after 3:05 p.m. Students may play at Redwood Park while waiting for older siblings until 3:05 p.m. Thank you for reviewing and supporting our four regular rules for both playground structures on our campus:

  1. On the play structures we walk.
    No running or playing tag, sandman on or around the playground structures.

  2. The bars are for hanging or swinging.
    No climbing on top of the structures’ bars.

  3. Playground equipment is for the playground (cement or grass areas).
    No playground equipment permitted in both playground structures.

  4. Slides are for sliding feet first down, and one at a time.
    No walking up slides; sliding down one person at a time is permitted.

March Super Lobos

On Friday, March 24 CCE held our monthly César CARES assembly to recognize our Super Lobos for demonstrating their CARES. Congratulations to the following students:

1st Grade: Tilly Boettiger, Luisa Collantes, Alex Rezvani, Nicolas Hammond, Avery Han, Cillian Cummins, Ander Verduzco-Primakoff, Jack Bechwith, and Kayden Curry.

2nd Grade: Isaac Martinez, Isaac Auwarter, Benjamin L. Peterson, Lucia Bistue, and Zola Salvador.

3rd Grade: Dash Hubbard, Xavier Hammond, Nora Tremblay, Logan Young, and Emmett Lynch.

4th Grade: David Wensky, Michelle Rios, Connor McCarthy, Everett Bettger, Aretha Tai, and Stella Seiler.

5th Grade: Brianna Kerr, Lucas Dille, and Micaela Cooper.

6th Grade: Allison Chang, Kaylee Cisneros, Mason Diaz, Gabriela Grodzki-Drumm

paraeducator day

Paraeducator Day

This week, our staff recognized our amazing Paraeducators who support our students each day. Muchas gracias, Sra. Alejandra, Sra. Haines, Srta. Bella, Sra. Marquez, Sr. Hunter, Sra. Alliaga, Srta. Isolde, Sra. Macarena, Sra. Maria Jose, Sra. Mirabai, and Srta. Salina.


bike swap

2023 CCE Bike Swap

We are less than 3-weeks away from our 10th Annual Bike Swap, Sunday, April 23, but help is still needed! Even if you can spare 1-hour or two, that would be great! Sign up here: Website: Questions contact Jill Bonner at [email protected]

  • Bike Check-In: Saturday and Sunday
  • Mechanics: Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning
  • Sales: Sunday only
  • Volunteer Supervisors: We need adults to help coordinate & support our student volunteers.

Villanova & 14th Street Corridor Outreach Meeting

You are invited to attend a City of Davis community workshop to view updated designs for safety improvements to the Villanova/14th Street Corridor (from Sycamore Lane to F Street). The workshop with be held Thursday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Center at 203 E. 14th Street.

In November 2021, the City conducted a test design for a portion of the corridor from Oak Avenue to B Street that included a two-way cycle track and removed street parking on the north side of E. 14th Street near Davis Senior High School.

During the test, over 500 residents shared their concerns and feedback regarding the design. As a result of community feedback and test observations, the designs were redrafted to eliminate the two-way cycle track on the north side of 14th Street, keep the street parking in front of Davis Senior High School and to reinstate left pocket turns at the Oak and 14th Street intersection.

The April 27 outreach meeting will start with a presentation of the revised designs to the 14th Street corridor that will focus on traditional safety improvements like City-standards striping, a painted bike lane buffer and a refuge island at the crosswalk near North Davis Elementary for students and families. After the presentation, all residents, students and families are welcome to provide feedback on large maps of the revised corridor design.

For additional project information, please visit:


Andrés Chavez Community Assembly, Tue., April 18, 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Andrés Chavez will be visiting César Chávez Elementary during our school’s César Chávez week. He will be our guest speaker to share the life and legacy of his grandfather, César Chávez. Save the date for Tuesday, April 18, 10:45-11:30 a.m., CCE MPR for the parent/guardian and community presentation.

CCE Open House

Come join us on Wednesday, April 19 for our CCE Open House. Our library will be open at 1:30-5:00p.m. for our Spring Book Fair, SIPAT will open up booths by 4:00 p.m., 6th graders will be selling ice cream at 4:00 p.m., Specialist staff will open their classrooms at 5:30 p.m., and classroom Teachers will open up their doors at 6:00 p.m.!

Join the SIPAT Board Next Year!

The SIPAT board is looking for new members to join this dynamic, parent-teacher partnership. SIPAT plans and supports many of the programs that make CCE special, such as the Bike Swap, Move-a-Thon, Círculo, Fiesta, and many more!. If you are interested in joining next year’s board, please complete this application by Wednesday, April 5. Email SIPAT if you have any questions. ¡Sí se puede!

Important Dates & Events

Friday, April 7 – CCE Move-A-Thon, CCE Campus

Tuesday, April 18 – Andrés Chavez Assembly, 10:45-11:30 a.m., MPR

Wednesday, April 19 – CCE Open House, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2310th Annual Bike Swap

Friday, April 28 – Principal Coffee, 8:30 a.m., MPR

Saturday, May 6CCE Fiesta

Wednesday, May 10 – CCE Blood Drive, MPR Music Room, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23 – CCE Orchestra Concert w/ Mariachi Puente, MPR, 6:00-7:00 p.m.