Principal Dunn Update - March 19, 2023
Posted on 03/19/2023

Principal Updates will not be sent through March 26 - April 2.

Dear CCE Families,

As we approach Spring and are closer to the end of the school year, I’m sure you are beginning to think of what class your student(s) will be in for the next school year – as are we. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the process by which our team creates classroom groupings.

The first step is that our team of teachers, specialists, and special education staff, collaborate to create balanced class groupings. A variety of factors are considered to create class lists including:

  • student academic, social, and behavioral strengths and challenges
  • peer groupings
  • support services that classrooms require including reading, EL, and special education

The team and administration collaborate to create these groups for the next level.

Please note that assigning an individual child to a specific teacher is not a part of this process. We believe that all students can thrive in every classroom at César Chávez Elementary School. It is our policy, as it is for most schools in Davis, to not accept or promise to honor parent requests for specific teachers. As always, if you have any questions about this process, or any school-related concerns, please contact your teachers and administration for support.

Thank you,

Veronica L Dunn, Principal, CCE


CCE Newspaper Club, Edition 2

CCE Newspaper Club, Edition 2

Hot off the press, our second edition of our CCE Newspaper published by the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students participating in our CCE Newspaper Club.

Kindergarten Super Lobos

Kindergarten Super Lobos

Congratulations to the Kinder students who received a Super Lobo Recognition award this week:

Salón 1 Isla Byrne, Teo Culbertson, Damian Garcia, Josephine Kaneshima, August Moore, Mia Ramirez, Melina Serafin, and Xavier Zaiko

Salón 7 Saoirse Applegarth, Emerson Do, Owen Johnson, Aaron Klein, Leonel Perez Madera, and Hobart Prahl

Salón 8 Leilani Arechiga, Naomi Gomez Reynoso, Lilah Katz,Tomas Rejmanek, Abdiel Reyes Moya, and Loic Reynolds

Adam Project

CCE is a Heart Safe School - Project Adam Certified

Congratulations to the CCE Supervision and Office Team staff who participated in Project Adam, a comprehensive program of sudden cardiac arrest preparedness in schools where a school team implements a cardiac emergency plan to help any members having a medical crisis on our school campus.


Virtual Outreach for Universal TK and Full-Day Kindergarten Site Concepts

Please join DJUSD for a virtual presentation for the Early Childhood Education, Universal Transitional Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Site Concepts. This presentation will highlight the proposed expansion of our TK and Kinder programs in DJUSD and the facilities growth each elementary school site may undergo to accommodate additional classes and students for each program. You will have the opportunity to hear from Matt Duffy, our Director of Elementary Education and Curriculum, as well as learn about future opportunities for public outreach. More information can be found here.

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!


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.

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., March 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., March 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, will focus on developing our 2023-24 School Plan for Student Achievement.

Important Dates & Events

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.