Principal Dunn Update - February 5, 2023
Posted on 02/05/2023

Dear CCE Families,

Did you know that Sra. Ortiz is a licensed educator who addresses CCE students’ academic and social/emotional development needs by implementing and executing a counseling program aiming for student success? 

school counseling 

We are so fortunate to have her support at CCE, so let us learn more about National School Counselor Week which is celebrated on February 6-10.  I hope together we can show Sra. Ortiz our gratitude with these fun acts below:

  • Mon., February 6 – Give a High-Five or Fist/Elbow Bump to Sra. Ortiz.
  • Tues., February 7 – Tell her which Kelso’s Choice you regularly use that works.
  • Wed., February 8 – Share a positive thought with her.
  • Thur., February 9 – Draw an Anti-Bullying Poster or Comic Strip for Sra. Ortiz.
  • Fri., February 10 – Visit Room 35 to say “gracias” during your recess time.

With kindness,

Sra. Dunn



winter concert 

CCE 5th/6th Strings Assembly and Winter Concert, TOMORROW!

Tomorrow we will host two school assemblies and one evening Winter Concert.  If parents/guardians are not able to attend in the evening, they may attend one of the day assemblies by checking into the school office at the times listed below:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 1st-3rd grade Assembly
  • 10:45 a.m. – 4th-6th grade Assembly
  • 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Winter Concert, CCE MPR


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

We are excited to host our Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  The CCE Library will be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair this week, and will be open 1:30-5:30 p.m.  Specialist Teachers will open their doors at 5:30 p.m., while classroom teachers will open their classrooms at 6:00 p.m.  We are excited to welcome you all to see the wonderful projects your student has created this school year!



smart watches 

Cell Phones and Smart Watches

It is important to share and remind our CCE parents and students of our elementary school policy regarding student cellphone or smart watch use during school hours.  Thank you for your support with this.

  • Cell phones must be stored and turned off in backpacks during school hours.
  • Smart Phones may be worn, though the student should not access any watch apps or digital tools for use during the school day.
  • Students are not allowed to text or make calls during school hours using their cell phones or smart watch devices.  Students need to come to the office to call a parent or guardian.
  • Alarms must be turned off on cell phones and smart watches during the school day.


Kindergarten Information Night-Tues., February 7, 6:00-7:30p.m. MPR

This information night is offered for currently enrolled CCE families and incoming families interested in enrolling their child in the 2023-2024 CCE Kindergarten Program.  You will meet the Kindergarten Teachers, Multilingual Specialist and Principal deliver a presentation with information about our program and how to enroll your child.


Important Dates & Events

Monday, February 6 – The 100th Day of School, CCE Celebration

-CCE Strings Concert, 6:00 p.m., MPR

                              -DJUSD 2023-24 Intent to Return Form Open, DJUSD Parent Portal

M-F, Feb. 6 - Feb. 10 – National School Counselor’s Week

Tuesday, February 7 – CCE Kindergarten Info Night, Incoming Kinder Families, 6:00-7:30 p.m., MPR

Wednesday, February 22 – DJUSD Parent Engagement Night

Friday, February 24 – Principal’s coffee, MPR

Saturday, March 4 SIPAT Dinner & Auction, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Veterans 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

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

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