Principal Dunn Update - March 5, 2023
Posted on 03/05/2023
Greetings CCE Community,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Our school families and staff had the opportunity to attend a fun evening on Saturday, March 4 for the Night of Stars SIPAT Gala Dinner and Auction at the Davis Veterans Memorial Center. Sending a grand “howl-out” to our SIPAT Dinner & Auction Committee, all our donors, parent volunteers, and attendees for making this fun event memorable and super successful – ¡Sí se puede!

Our March “spring forward” Daylight Savings Time will take place next weekend, Sunday, March 12, 02:00 AM. Thank you for noting this time change on your calendars!

Best regards,

Sra. Dunn


6th grade showcase

CCE 6th Graders Showcase Their Math Scale Projects

Using their knowledge of rations, CCE sixth grade students created scale models of everyday objects using a ration of 5mm:2cm. Each model was creative, and over 400 students and families attended the Monday, February 27 occasion.


DJUSD Approved 2023-24 Instructional Calendar

Last Thursday, The DJUSD Board of Education approved the following 2023-24 school year calendar. Please note: First day of school begins on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 and October 9, 2023, is deemed a School Holiday for Indigenous People’s Day. Winter Break will be December 25-January 5, Spring Break March 25-29, and last day of instruction is Thursday, June 6, 2024.

The Compassion Project

The Compassion Project is a parent workshop series on adolescent mental health and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). DBT is a coginitve behavioral therapy that focuses on four skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. The next series will be held March 8, 15, 22, & April 5 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. via zoom. Open to all and language interpretation available. Click here to register.


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.

Attendance Matters

The months of February and March at CCE present with higher volumes of student absences due to illness, as well as Short-Term Independent Study (STIS). Therefore, we ask families to help out by contacting our front office staff and teachers each day your child will not be present at school due to illness or other reasons. In addition, our office staff and teachers respectfully ask that you provide us at least two weeks or more in advance when initiating the STIS Request form to provide the teachers ample time to create and organize materials for your child during their STIS. You may pick up a STIS form in the front office and you may access more DJUSD Attendance Initiative information on our district website.

Clarification on Attendance Letters Mailed Home

Letters for Truancy and Excessive Excused Absences (EEA) were mailed in February to all DJUSD families. Education Code requires notification when students are either truant or have an excessive number of excused absences even if for EEA absences when the school has been notified of the reason for the absences. Please don’t panic, this is just a notification. I have been contacting many households regarding the letters and hope to reach all by the end of this week. You may also call our office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. if you specifically have questions about attendance tracking this 2023-24 school year.

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

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.