Principal Dunn Update - March 12, 2023
Posted on 03/12/2023

Dear CCE,

Hopefully we have all changed our clocks 1-hour forward today!  Spring is near, and we realize many families may be traveling before, during and after Spring Break and we wish you healthy and safe travels.  DJUSD will be providing Covid-19 home antigen test kits to every student, and your child’s homeroom teacher will be passing one kit to each student on Wednesday, March 15.   

This week, Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17, César Chávez Elementary will hold our Spring Safety Week. Over the course of the week, students and staff will participate in a series of emergency drills to practice procedures that we would use in an actual urgent situation. We respectfully ask our parent volunteers who happen to be on campus during our drills to participate with students and staff.  You may refer to our DJUSD website to access the Emergency Information Sheet for Families.  Here are the dates when CCE has scheduled our drills:

Monday, March 13Lockdown Drill: Ordered when there is a potential threat on campus, disorderly conduct, or when there is police activity in the area, students and staff will locate to the nearest room.  Teachers will lock doors and close the blinds.

Tuesday, March 14Earthquake Drill: Ordered when there is an earthquake or a tornado approaching.  Students should get under/desk/table and away from anything that could fall over.

Wednesday, March 15Fire Drill: Ordered when there is a fire, gas leak, etc.  After the fire alarm sounds, students will exit the building to a designated evacuation site.

Thursday, March 16:   Shelter In Place Drill: Ordered when there is an issue on or off campus or a non-threat on campus, for example swarm of bees, or a loose dog on campus.  Teachers have lock blocks on classroom doors but business will continue on as usual in the classrooms. 

Friday, March 17Teacher Down Drill: Ordered when a teacher is down or there is a situation in the classroom and first responders arrive on campus to attend to the situation.  Students stay in the classroom but continue business as usual while support staff assist.

Teachers will prepare and work with the students in advance before each safety drill to ensure our students and staff on campus are safe.  If parents need to dismiss their child off campus on either of these dates, please sign them out at the office before 10:30 a.m. and, or after 11:00 a.m.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Veronica L Dunn, Principal



 Cesar Chavez mural

Board of Education to Approve Resolution No. 49-23

This Thursday, March 16 the Davis School Board of Education will be voting to pass and adopt a new Resolution No. 49-23 César Chávez Day on March 31. View the meeting live on cable television on DJUSD Education Channel 17 or stream the meeting at



CCE Lost and Found

All student items that have been collected and stored in our school’s lost and found this school year will need to be picked up by Friday, March 24.  All items that have not been claimed thereafter will be donated to families and children in Mexico.  The Lost and Found Cart will be located at the front of the school when weather permits during the next two weeks.

CCE Obsolete/Surplus Event for Parents

Obsolete textbooks, classroom materials, and consumables are currently being sorted by teachers.  Per district policy we will hold an obsolete/surplus materials event to give families the opportunity to take these materials home to use as extra home resources.  If you are interested in these materials, please come to the CARES Center (old MPR) during the week of March 20 – 24 from 1:30 – 3:30. 

CCE Reading Challenge 2023 – 4th & 5th/6th Grades

The annual Reading Challenge is coming to CCE! Teams of 4-6 students will read six books and gather on June 1st at 9am in the MPR to demonstrate their knowledge of the books. This is an exciting way to encourage reading for comprehension and foster a lifelong love of reading for pleasure. Participation is optional.

CCE Move-A-Thon:  Friday, April 7

Our annual Spring school fundraiser, Move-A-Thon, will take place during the school day on Friday, April 7.  Kindergarten will host their own Move-A-Thon in their playground and are looking for parent volunteers to facilitate some fun movement stations.  1st-3rd and 4th-6th grades will enjoy dance, jump roping, obstacle courses, and many more fun movement stations.  Please consider volunteering and looking for a sign-up genius and more Move-A-Thon information on our SIPAT’s weekly Lobos News bulletin.


Important Dates & Events

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

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

Saturday, May 6CCE Fiesta

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