Principal Dunn Update - February 19, 2023
Posted on 02/19/2023


I hope you are having a great President’s Day 3-day weekend.

 night of stars

So many of our enrichment programs, schoolwide events, and scholarships for field trips are funded by César Chávez Elementary school’s parent and teacher association called, SIPAT (Spanish Immersion Parents and Teachers).  While each year we hold a yearly “un-fundraiser” through SIPAT membership and parent donations, this year we are excited about our SIPAT Gala Dinner and Auction, “Night of Stars” scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Get your SIPAT auction tickets now before the price goes up to $55 on February 22! Join us for a fun evening of dinner, music, socializing, games, and a silent and live auction, all in support of our kids.

The link for the tickets is:
I hope to see you there,

Sra. Dunn



  distinguish school recognition  

California Distinguished Schools Award Ceremony

On Thursday, February 16, Rashda Malik, CCE Kitchen Manager, and Angie Velasquez, CCE Kindergarten Teacher, joined me at the Disneyland Hotel ceremony to accept the 2023 CA Distinguished Schools Award from California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, and Yolo County Office of Education Superintendent, Garth Lewis. Micky Mouse was also able to make it!

 Chess club     

CCE Chess Club

With support from DJUSD and Davis Kids Klub extended learning opportunities programs, CCE 3rd-6th grade students have registered and attended the first Chess Club session this week!  The students learned so much about the game of chess and look forward to four more sessions over the next two months.



Cesar chavez foundation 

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.




Complete the DJUSD Intent to Return Form Online! 

To complete this form, log into the DJUSD Parent Portal ( and follow the simple instructions here.  If you forgot your pin and password, you may select “Forgot your PIN?” or “Forgot Your Passord?” links on the ParentPortal login page.  The due date to complete this process is Friday, March 24, 2023.


CCE Climate Committee Meeting: Tues., February 21, 2:45-4:00 p.m., Rm 35

Please consider joining our in-person meeting this month to learn more about our school’s and counseling program goals and projects.  All community members are welcomed.

CCE School Site Council Meeting:  Wed., February 22, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Rm 22

All parents and staff are encouraged to join our parents, teacher and support staff who comprise our school site council.  After our council meeting, we will host a potluck at 5:00 p.m. and attend the 6:00 p.m. virtual DJUSD Parent Engagement Night together in our library.

parent engagement night 

DJUSD Parent Engagement Night

The DJUSD Annual Parent Engagement Night will be held virtually on February 22 at 6:00 p.m.  DJUSD Parents and Staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.  More information can be found here.


Important Dates & Events

Monday, February 20 – NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Holiday

Tuesday, February 21 – CCE Climate Committee Meeting, 2:45-4:00 p.m., Rm 35

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

-DJUSD Parent Engagement Night

Friday, February 24 – Principal’s coffee, MPR

Saturday, March 4 SIPAT Dinner & Auction, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Vet’s Memorial Center

M-F, March 13-17 – CCE Spring Safety Week

M-F, March 20-24 – CCE Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1st-6th 1:30 p.m. dismissal

Friday, March 24 – DJUSD Intent to Return Form Due

M-F, March 27-31 – NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Spring Break

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

Saturday, May 6CCE Fiesta