Principal Dunn update - May 15, 2022
Posted on 05/15/2022

Dear CCE Families and Guardians,

It is hard to believe we have 18 more school days this school year! The staff and I would like to end the year strong, applauding the growth our students have made. Though after reflection this past week, we have noticed students needing more redirection and reminders to follow school rules and demonstrating CARES. Here are some of the behaviors we have been observing:

  • Students are bringing toys, balls and gum from home to school knowing that this is not allowed. We ask students to show COOPERATION when a staff member asks them to leave these items at home and not bring them to school.
  • Elevated frustration leading to defiance or lashing out when a game or something doesn’t go their way. ADAPTABILITY is emphasized in these situations to prevent conflicts.
  • 4th-6th grade students are arriving early to use their Chromebooks or personal computers before school. This is an issue as students must have a charged device to be ready to take their assessments in the morning. We expect our students to show RESPONSIBILITY when using computers at school.
  • Students are showing more animosity and impatience towards their peers. Here we practice perspective taking to develop EMPATHY.
  • Students are running in hallways, pushing their peers in line, or just having difficulty keeping their bodies to themselves. Reminders about respecting other’s personal space reinforces SAFETY.

The CCE staff and I would really appreciate your help emphasizing CARES both at home and at school to ensure a fun, safe and enjoyable last few weeks of school.

With gratitude,

Sra. Dunn



¡Fiesta un gran éxito!

¡Muchas gracias, SIPAT! Our 25+ year traditional Spring celebration, Fiesta, this past Saturday could not have happened if it were not for our SIPAT leaders, our parent and student CCE alumni, and CCE parent and student volunteers. We appreciate the energy and time our Fiesta Coordinators put forth hosting and organizing this cultural and joyful event. It is a celebration of our school’s ¡Sí se puede! culture and spirit that strengthens our community’s partnerships and school mission that embraces multiculturalism, Spanish and English biliteracy and bilingualism. Many thanks to you all for your support this school year! Fiesta pictures provided by Ethan Applegarth--gracias, Ethan!


Super Lobos this Week!

Each week CCE students are acknowledged for demonstrating their CARES! Students receive a Certificate of Recognition, a picture with the principal and are entered into a raffle for PBIS prizes! Congratulations to: Nico Hammond, Eris Macwong, Zephyr Seiler, Evelyn Stein, Everett Carothers, Isaac Martinez-Montoya, Wyatt Perkins, Rasheed Riordan, Daylen Wendlandt, Ellie Esseff, Luyao Wang, Andrew Bassett, Lyle Green, Declan Lea, Murray Siegel, Salvador Garcia, Bryce Ocampo, Neesha Singapuri, Alejandro Acevedo, Lorenzo Baldini, Ivan Carrazco, Mackenna Dias, and Armon Haddadan.

Seal of Biliteracy Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the César Chávez Elementary Alumni Senior Class of 2022! 54 CCE graduates will receive their State Seal of Biliteracy, marked by a gold seal on the diploma and transcript. These high school graduates have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. ¡Sí se puede!


Last Day of Short-Term Independent Study (STIS)

The last day to apply for Short-Term Independent Study is May 19. The STIS days may not go beyond May 31st. No STIS contracts will be approved after May 19. Please contact Daniela Loyola if you have any questions, [email protected]t

Important Reminders

CCE Reading Challenge!

We are looking for volunteers to help with our 2022 Reading Challenge (formally called Battle of the Books). Students who have chosen to participate formed groups of 4-6 and read 6 books. Now the groups will come together to answer quiz questions about the books. The group that answers the most questions correctly will be the 2022 Reading Challenge winners! Volunteers will be asked to collect written answers from students and help the judges (our librarians – Sra. Jonas & Sra. Burgess) keep track of correct answers. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email Petrina Jonas at [email protected]

Cell Phones and Smart Watches

It is important to share and remind our 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.

4th Grade Concert Featuring Mariachi Puente: Thursday, June 2, 6:00p.m., Brunelle

The new music program, Education Through Music, was an incredible opportunity for all DJUSD 4th grade students to experience music through play, build stronger social skills, and learn about music and movement without the added challenge of an instrument this school year. In all these mentioned aspects our CCE students did a fantastic job and would like to share some songs they learned with our community! Mariachi Puente will be performing with and for us on Thursday, June 2, 6:00 p.m. at Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School. We hope to see our school members there!

Important Dates & Events

Mon-Fri, May 16-20
– Classified School Employee Week

Wednesday, May 18 – CCE School Site Council Last Meeting, 4:00p, Zoom

Friday, May 20 – CCE English Learner Reclassification Ceremony, 8:00a.m., CCE MPR

Tuesday, May 24 – DJUSD English Learner Reclassification Ceremony,

Thursday, June 2 – 4th grade CCE student Performance w/ Mariachi Puente, 6:00 p.m., Brunelle

Wednesday, June 8 – CARES Carnaval, 1st-6th grades, lunch time

Thursday, June 9 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

DISMISSAL: Kinder AM/PM (8:25-11:45a.m.), 1st-6th (8:25a.m.-12:30p.m.)